Video: The people at my gym told me they liked the bill, says Specter

posted at 12:43 pm on June 28, 2007 by Allahpundit

Never mind those polls. What about the “silent majority” comprised of his gardener, the voices in his head, and the guy he works out next to on the elliptical machine at the local Bally’s in Philly?

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago?


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You toyed with optimism and feeling upbeat for what, 20, 30 seconds, allah?

Fred on June 28, 2007 at 12:46 PM

My guess is Specter doesn’t know the price of lettuce at a grocery store either.

locomotivebreath1901 on June 28, 2007 at 12:47 PM

Specter is one of the dinosaurs that MUST GO. Their perception of reality has become distorted to the point they are out of touch with their constituents. Check the dinosaurs who voted aye today. Check the same roll call on the Immigration Bill of i986. Same dinosaurs there. They refused to enforce the laws associated with that bill. Are we suppose to believe they quit lying yesterday?

volsense on June 28, 2007 at 12:48 PM

Does Specter not find irony in quoting Burke re: responsiveness to public opinion in 1774? Seriously. That’s what you want to use to gin up support for thumbing your nose at public opinion? British philosophy from ’74? Wow.

Spirit of 1776 on June 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Specter will be a tough nut to crack. The problem is, he’s a dinosauric as the average PA voter, so that fact actually helps him, plus there’s the fear you’ll have a Democrat take the seat, which I think is why he’s been there so long.

I think he’s a Senator till he retires or croaks from old age. PA politics sucks ass…

Bad Candy on June 28, 2007 at 12:53 PM

Well if his rich friends are willing to tell him what he wants to hear, that must be what the country wants…

TK on June 28, 2007 at 12:54 PM

I am all for our elected officials doing their job and governing the land, contrary to simple public opinion.

However, it’s funny how he rejects “public opinion” while at the same time citing support of the “common man” on the train, at his gym, etc.

Grafted on June 28, 2007 at 12:55 PM

the people who signed petitions in those empty boxes agree with the bill too! kennedy/martinez know who they are.

lorien1973 on June 28, 2007 at 12:55 PM

the prob. with getting rid of him is that there is someone even nuttier and more liberal to take his place, remember this is murtha’s state too..

gberez on June 28, 2007 at 12:55 PM

Why do these people go and skew quotes like the one he used at the end of the clip, just to justify their own arrogance and elitism?

Exit Question: How do you guys come up with these videos and such? Are you watching C-Span 2 24/7, with a video recorder? The same with Fox?

HYTEAndy on June 28, 2007 at 12:56 PM

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges.

I think we’ll be stuck with the same old faces for some time to come. When push comes to shove, most people think that all Senate and congresscritters are evil and/or stupid.
With the exception of their guys of course.

I recently met a sweet little old lady who couldn’t believe that that nice Teddy Kennedy was for this horrible bill. She comes from the era when JFK was to be worshipped, and she hasn’t thought since. Maybe this will wake her up.

Ellen on June 28, 2007 at 12:56 PM

So, let me get this straight…..if the calls are against a bill he votes for it and if the calls are for a bill he votes against it?

Arrogant jacka$$!

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 12:57 PM

Did he say poeple at the gym or people he drinks gin with like the bill?

Trooper on June 28, 2007 at 12:58 PM

Let me get this straight.

His gym. In Washington DC. From people just as mired in this BS as he is.

What about his constituents back home? Or are they just too stupid to pay attention to?

*Smacking head on desk in the hopes that when I stop it’ll feel better.*

Mommynator on June 28, 2007 at 1:01 PM

As we’ve noted I think the reasoned, informed judgment of the people is more reliable than the senators, most of whom don’t know what’s in the bill.

apostle26 on June 28, 2007 at 1:02 PM

This is exactly why I’m using his campaign money as a target for my software.

This guy is a tick, pure and simple.

unamused on June 28, 2007 at 1:04 PM

We got rid of Lincoln Chafee, didn’t we? As for the others, “Their foot shall slide in due time.”

PRCalDude on June 28, 2007 at 1:05 PM

Specter says the fight is not over on this bill. The problem is he will not be around because it probably won’t come up until after the next election. We must flush these psycho mentalities from office and turn government back to the will of the people. The internet will be be the “term limits” of the future. They can’t hide from their lies.

volsense on June 28, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Mr. Scottish Law reminds me of Dick Gephardt and his “millionaire friend” in Iowa a few years back.

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago?

It’s not so much that we don’t have the power, it’s that we run out of steam so damn quickly long before the job of cleansing is done. Take it from a pro at this who went through a pair of citizen uprisings.

steveegg on June 28, 2007 at 1:07 PM

question: being that they represent us, if we were to get millions of people to march on dc and demand the resignation of these fools, and elect a whole new house and senate. would they have to do it??? or are we stuck???

gberez on June 28, 2007 at 1:07 PM

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 12:57 PM

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

steveegg on June 28, 2007 at 1:07 PM

Well, we know the guy at the gym wasn’t Ted Kennedy.

amerpundit on June 28, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Specter says the fight is not over on this bill. The problem is he will not be around because it probably won’t come up until after the next election. We must flush these psycho mentalities from office and turn government back to the will of the people. The internet will be be the “term limits” of the future. They can’t hide from their lies.

volsense on June 28, 2007 at 1:06 PM

Look, the fight is over. They failed to approve cloture what, twice now? They’re going to bring this radioactive issue up again after July 4th? With Bush’s political capital? Please.

PRCalDude on June 28, 2007 at 1:09 PM

Arlen Specter… “Father” of the magic bullet theory.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 1:11 PM

Between this clip and yesterday’s clip of Voivonich, my personal opinion of the faculties and capabilities of the members of the US Senate are at an all time low. What in the heck is going on up there?!

Also, whoever set up the noise gate on that mic needs to bring the floor up a bit; and yes, I’m a petty, petty man, thank you very much.

Citizen Duck on June 28, 2007 at 1:13 PM

question: being that they represent us, if we were to get millions of people to march on dc and demand the resignation of these fools, and elect a whole new house and senate. would they have to do it??? or are we stuck???

gberez on June 28, 2007 at 1:07 PM

We’re pretty much stuck until their next natural election. Some states (like Wisconsin) do have recall procedures that appear to apply to Congresscritters. The problem is, Congress has the final say of who to seat (US Constitution – Artricle I, Section 5), and I would expect them to refuse to seat someone who wins a recall election in favor of the person recalled.

steveegg on June 28, 2007 at 1:14 PM

amerpundit on June 28, 2007 at 1:08 PM

Now that was funny.

Trooper on June 28, 2007 at 1:14 PM

His gym. In Washington DC. From people just as mired in this BS as he is.

Mommynator on June 28, 2007 at 1:01 PM

My guess is that ‘his gym’ is the Senate gym in the capitol building. So the people in ‘his gym’ are also senators and the only ones who will talk to him are those who vote like he does. What else do we need to know? We should all be ashamed because we don’t think like the people in ‘his gym’.
This guy is a total dork!

OBX Pete on June 28, 2007 at 1:15 PM

The people at my gym told me they liked the bill
Arlen Sphincter, Senator PA

Who? The towel boy?

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 1:16 PM

Between the foot dragging on the war, the 06 elections, and now Shamnesty the base is no longer nodding their heads in unison. We are fed up with the system like it is. Damn skippy we can boot out the incumbants. If we can pull together like we did on this bill then we can remove the burnt out light bulbs up on the Hill.

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 1:17 PM

Not trying to hijack the thread, but a couple points while I’ve got a few minutes.

This exercise was very enlightening and there are some things that came out that we need to address in the short term:

1) Senate offices turned off phones, FAX machines, allowed voice mail and email to fill up, were rude to callers, berated the public on blogs (did I leave anything out?). We need to make it clear to them they must do a far better job of listening to the American people.

2) We saw that there are some bad rules lurking in the dark corners of the senate that allow abuse of power by the majority leader. We need to be adament that those rules be abolished.

3) Just because the bad rules are there, doesn’t mean you have to use them. Reid should be censured for his abuse of power on this issue.

4) After all this we still have serious border problems that are a national security and economic issues. We need enforcement now.

db on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 PM

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago? —- Allahpundit

Your right about this for the most part, but it should not be forgotten that Specter’s last primary had good ol Arlen sweating bullets… it was very close. But our boy “W” lent he’s support to Arlen and pulled Specter’s buns out of the fire.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 PM

Spector is a RINO. Bounce his butt outta there.

Labamigo on June 28, 2007 at 1:20 PM

Yeah, that was a big deal, Bush was still popular from his 9/11 bump and used it to take down Toomey.

Bad Candy on June 28, 2007 at 1:21 PM

The more I hear these Senator speak, the more I am inclined to believe that they should be given IQ tests. These are the people that have been given the ability to direct the course of our nation? Be afraid, be very afraid…and remember these people at election time.

hoosierken on June 28, 2007 at 1:22 PM

Yeah, the common voter belongs to the same gym that a senator belongs to. That is where he gets his pole data, from a gym?

Mr. Senator what is your vote…wait a minute, I have to call the gym.

Mr. Senator how do you vote on the terrorist act?…wait a minute, I have to call the gym.

Mr. Senator, do you want to secure the borders?…wait a…

right2bright on June 28, 2007 at 1:25 PM

Limerick on June 28, 2007 at 1:17 PM

Ditto on that.

sonnyspats1 on June 28, 2007 at 1:27 PM

The will of the Senatepeople prevailed.

captivated_dem on June 28, 2007 at 1:31 PM

We almost had him voted out during primary race. GW stepped in. The rest is history.

I just wish he would switch parties and be done with it.

Zorro on June 28, 2007 at 1:32 PM

But What about “Tommy” What is going to Happen to him Mr. Reid?

Peter Boyles on KHOW in Denver has nailed this.

He says that in the case of Date Rape we are all taught that no means no. So why is it that the Senate does not understand that when the people say no it means no. Especially since this is an obvious case of “STATE RAPE

400lb Gorilla on June 28, 2007 at 1:33 PM

Congress: Get out of Iraq, the will of the American people demand it!

Congress: We need to give Amnesty to illigals, F the will of the American people!

I dont get it, I really don’t.

My dad is from Japan and my mom from Cuba, so I guess it is ok for me to speak out about this since Lindsey can’t call me a bigot. Maybe he will say I am self hateing or something.

jharada on June 28, 2007 at 1:43 PM

I did like the part where he mentioned we could do away with Congressional salaries. I’d like his to be the first one.

dbdiva on June 28, 2007 at 1:50 PM

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago? —- Allahpundit

Your right about this for the most part, but it should not be forgotten that Specter’s last primary had good ol Arlen sweating bullets… it was very close. But our boy “W” lent he’s support to Arlen and pulled Specter’s buns out of the fire.

Maxx on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 PM

Allah and Maxx are both right on target as usual. But maybe IF we start early and get organized…like I said on a different thread…

There are some issues that we all have opinions on, but we all agree that these issues are “non-essential, non-vital” for our country. We hold our opinions loosely in our left hand.

But then there are urgent and pressing issues that we all
have (or should have)convictions that are “essential and urgent” for our country. We hold these convictions firmly in our right hand.

Specter not only disagrees with us on our opinions, but also the key core convictions that we hold in our right hand.

Maybe all of us should have supported Rep. Pat Toomeya few years ago.

Opinions are one thing. All of us revise occasionally our opinions. But convictions, our “core essentials”, we hold firmly and stand our ground on, no matter what.

If we cannot even agree on the “essentials”, then why have you in our party?

ColtsFan on June 28, 2007 at 1:51 PM

Where’s that single bullet! Not for him…for me!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on June 28, 2007 at 1:52 PM

I think he must have super powers since he and he alone can hear the “silent majority”

think the towel boy at the gym is an illegal?

ritemama on June 28, 2007 at 2:03 PM

That senile old fart cannot comprehend that 80% of U.S. citizens was against this bill, and that makes us the Majority. His Silent Majority is only 20%. He needs to be removed before his senility causes some real damage to this country.

Helloyawl on June 28, 2007 at 2:11 PM

I bet me was talking about the Senate’s gym on a treadmill next to Ted, Harry and Lindsey.

jimwesty on June 28, 2007 at 2:18 PM

That senile old fart cannot comprehend that 80% of U.S. citizens was against this bill, and that makes us the Majority.

Helloyawl on June 28, 2007 at 2:11 PM

He comprehends it just fine. He’s just a lying scumbag.

Gregor on June 28, 2007 at 2:21 PM

Ahhh… you see they will now pull the bill, even though the people want to do somthing about “immigration”… like… control the border?

If they don’t they will get a security first bill actualy passed, which neither the Dems, nor Bush, want.

Exit question… why no hearings on why the border is such a mess? why no hearings on its latest little “no pursue” policy?… if Valery Plame, and a few fired lawyers more important than border security?

Romeo13 on June 28, 2007 at 2:21 PM

The people at my gym told me they liked the bill, says Specter….

And gyms are filled with dumb bells…pun intended!

soulsirkus on June 28, 2007 at 2:25 PM

My dad is from Japan and my mom from Cuba
jharada on June 28, 2007 at 1:43 PM

I’ll be you are gorgeous!

RushBaby on June 28, 2007 at 2:29 PM

This man spect-ass said the most logical thing today. Something on the line that they should not get their fat salary’s and leave. A real boy genius, sounds good to me.THE ANCHOR BABIES R COMING.

Legions on June 28, 2007 at 2:29 PM

I guess Arlan is too old and sick to understand that the public doesn’t want legislation, they want the current laws enforced. What part of that does he not get?

These are supposed to be smart people. Sad, sad, sad.

saiga on June 28, 2007 at 2:31 PM

Ron Paul is the only one I have heard that wants to eliminate anchor babies. The only one other that everybody I know.

saiga on June 28, 2007 at 2:33 PM

All the illegal towel boys?

Hening on June 28, 2007 at 2:36 PM

Sphincter said “If we just took a public opinion poll, we could dispense with paying the fat salaries of 535 legislators here.” That might have been the sole good idea he’s had in his long, senile career in DC.

crushliberalism on June 28, 2007 at 2:39 PM

i do not know why the congress are in a hurry to legalize the illigals. with all the options they are proposing, do you really think they will come out and gladly be deported? i think majority of these people are hold over from the Reasan amnesty bill.
leave them alone!

apujac on June 28, 2007 at 2:49 PM

Considering the IQ levels already discussed, and the inability to hear 275 million people shouting, I don’t think we should neglect to tell our Senators what their next order of business is. ENFORCE THE BORDERS.

NellE on June 28, 2007 at 2:59 PM

I almost fell out of my chair, silent majority, we have been nothing but silent on this issue. What a complete and utter tool. I know several people from PA who strike me as relatively intelligent and it astounds me that they continue to send this idiot back to the Senate. I’m with Allah, I don’t hold out too much hope on running turds like this out of office.

Exit Question: what egregious sin would it take to get an aged RINO Senator un-seated?

saiga: Ron Paul, not a Senator, and not relevant to this thread.

RINO_Hunter on June 28, 2007 at 3:02 PM

If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago?

Allah’s right!

Maxx’s right!

Colts Fan is right!

Whatever. This douchebag should have been retired in the GOP primary and wasn’t, and that’s the point. BushRove effed it up.

But in PA, it won’t take much to lose him in the general election, and that probably wouldn’t be a bad thing, either.

Jaibones on June 28, 2007 at 3:07 PM

Taking away the fat salaries of 535 people would be a great place to start towards saving this country from those who intend to do it harm both from within and without.

He got that part right.

Viper1 on June 28, 2007 at 3:14 PM

I remember reading once that congress has it’s own private fitness center, (actually under capitol hill is how i remember it), any chance this is the gym he’s referring to? Wonderful spot to collect unbiased oppinion.

jvining3 on June 28, 2007 at 3:24 PM

I don’t care what your friends at your bathhouse think, Arlen! Try hotair.com listen to us!

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 3:27 PM

I think we can go ahead and dissolve the House and Senate. Now with the internet we can represent ourselves just fine.

TheSitRep on June 28, 2007 at 3:29 PM

at the US Senate gym

Griz on June 28, 2007 at 4:09 PM

His gym? ?? He doesn’t look like he works out much. Maybe some illegal lifts the weights he won’t? Or maybe he owns it? These guys are over the top. Try to picture him doing pilates or power yoga or spinning. On second thought, don’t…

JWS on June 28, 2007 at 4:11 PM

Well, he won’t get my vote. I hope he saved some of his “fat” salary!

PaKeystoner on June 28, 2007 at 4:29 PM

“Damn the People, full steam ahead – with the consent of the people at my gym, that is.” – Admiral Specter.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2007 at 4:45 PM

Fitness club?

PowWow on June 28, 2007 at 5:31 PM

Admiral Specter Sphincter.

OhEssYouCowboys on June 28, 2007 at 4:45 PM

There, fixed it for ya.

Kini on June 28, 2007 at 5:32 PM

Arlen Specter looks like a 75 year old Al Bundy.

Frank Nitti on June 28, 2007 at 5:40 PM

I moved from Baltimore and the insane government and those that automatically pulled anything that had a “D” in front to PA to find that the old farts up here almost do the same damn thing. We have massive voter fraud in Phili and probably Tittsburg to to supplement the retards in Congress today.

I was boiling mad that Boosh favored Spicter over Toomey so I was hinted then of El Predsidente’s real character, Liberal.

We had a fine Republican Senator, Rick Santorum, and the idiot voters stayed home to let the Dems install the “Empty Suit, Casey.

Damn dumb bastards simply won’t take the hint, 80% of it, no new legislation required.

warpmine on June 28, 2007 at 5:57 PM

Senator Arlen Specter’s comments prior to the Immigration cloture vote were a despicable display of his elitism.

First, he asked the Senators who had not made their minds about voting for cloture to muster up their “courage” and vote aye. This, of course, implied that if they didn’t vote for cloture – they were cowards.

Second, he once again reiterated a statement so often heard by his fellow elitists in the Senate that “we know what’s best for the American people”.

Third, in reference to the calls the Senators were receiving not to vote for cloture, he said that in his experience these type of callers were nothing more than “nay sayers”. This was a profound statement in that it showed his complete disgust for the American people and their desires.

Finally, Specter is the Senate’s contrarian. He was voted in as a Republican, but votes like a Democrat. I hope that the voters in Pennsylvania, after seeing his appalling demeanor during the immigration debate, will have second thoughts about returning him to the Senate the next election.

pocomoco on June 28, 2007 at 6:16 PM

Al Bundy would vote “no” on this bill…

JWS on June 28, 2007 at 6:39 PM

But then he is willing to pacify the mobs of illegal aliens when they take to the streets and demonstrate ! Then he ignores the silent majority that voted for him.

SIJ6141 on June 28, 2007 at 8:41 PM

Seriously. That’s what you want to use to gin up support for thumbing your nose at public opinion? British philosophy from ‘74? Wow.

Spirit of 1776 on June 28, 2007 at 12:50 PM

Amazing.

p40tiger on June 28, 2007 at 8:50 PM

The only reason he is still there is he because knows where the skeletons are buried in the JFK mess. (And maybe the brain.)

Magic bullet, indeed.

profitsbeard on June 28, 2007 at 9:41 PM

saiga on June 28, 2007 at 2:33 PM

Not so. Hunter, Huckabee, Tacredo, Thompson all have specifically commented on the bad interpretation of the 14th Amendment that allows anchor babies.

So, let me get this straight…..if the calls are against a bill he votes for it and if the calls are for a bill he votes against it?

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 12:57 PM

Not exactly. He is just setting the stage to be able to have it both ways. He isn’t claiming that he votes the opposite of the incoming responses to legislation, but that nearly ALL responses are because people oppose something, so he doesn’t have to take that into account if he doesn’t want to.

The ‘arrogant’ comment remains valid, though. He is that, and so much more.

Freelancer on June 28, 2007 at 10:47 PM

Sometime this year it hit me the reason Bush pulled out the big guns to get Specter re-elected was to position him for the amnesty battle. Specter would hold a ranking position to control the moves on an amnesty bill. Especially if the GOP had held Congress

Paranoia? Bush flattened a great up and coming candidate to shove in a RINO who seemed the opposite of the overtly evangelical, conservative Bush. Except on amnesty they obviously had the same goals.

I have never thought Bush was stupid. He knows how to bluff. He doesn’t have to anymore. The lame duck can afford to show his feathers. He has been working like a dickens to merge America and Mexico for some time now and he doesnt want to bother convincing the complainers.

The question I still have: is he naive, or is he just another globalist without borders?

His Dad did not have trouble with the no new taxes line. Is Bush just another, Bush?

entagor on June 28, 2007 at 10:51 PM

Two ways I can approach my senator about a bill vote…..

Vote no.

Vote yes.

If he wants the bill, anything opposite of that is objection. If he doesn’t want the bill, anything opposite is objection.

So what he IS saying is that the more people call in to object, the more people REALLLLLLY agree.

These guys are the kings of double speak.

csdeven on June 28, 2007 at 11:13 PM

Not trying to hijack the thread, but a couple points while I’ve got a few minutes.
This exercise was very enlightening and there are some things that came out that we need to address in the short term:
1) Senate offices turned off phones, FAX machines, allowed voice mail and email to fill up, were rude to callers, berated the public on blogs (did I leave anything out?). We need to make it clear to them they must do a far better job of listening to the American people.
2) We saw that there are some bad rules lurking in the dark corners of the senate that allow abuse of power by the majority leader. We need to be adamant that those rules be abolished.
3) Just because the bad rules are there, doesn’t mean you have to use them. Reid should be censured for his abuse of power on this issue.
4) After all this we still have serious border problems that are a national security and economic issues. We need enforcement now.
db on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 PM

I totally agree “db”

And furthermore, we should come together somehow. We “conservative bloggers” could Vote on certain core issues; only those bloggers who are registered either with HA/MM/ and other affiliated blogs who share our core beliefs could vote on the issue, a SPECIAL POLL/POLLS for instance – that way we would have a larger pool of votes. Then we all know what to slam our Senators phones, FAX machines, voice mail and email with – “in a concerted effort”

For instance the #1 issue IMHO closing the Border completely “end to end” could be the first thing we hammer them with.

As the issue of the “Fairness Doctrine” comes up then we pounce on that one, that’s a given.

Other options you mentioned could be jammed down their throats simultaneously

a)they must do a far better job of listening to the American people
b)Enforcement of current laws
c)Reid should be censured for his abuse of power on this illegal immigration issue

If we could get our heads together, similarly to what just occurred with Shamnesty – then anything is possible. I think the POLLS would be a good reminder not only to keep everyone on the same page, but moving ahead together so that over time we don’t lose our momentum.

Just sayin’

KUDOS to all who put forth the effort to help kill this god awful POS bill &)

MBoogie on June 29, 2007 at 2:50 AM

liar, liar; pants on fire

urbancenturion on June 29, 2007 at 3:10 AM

Not trying to hijack the thread, but a couple points while I’ve got a few minutes.

This exercise was very enlightening and there are some things that came out that we need to address in the short term:

1) Senate offices turned off phones, FAX machines, allowed voice mail and email to fill up, were rude to callers, berated the public on blogs (did I leave anything out?). We need to make it clear to them they must do a far better job of listening to the American people.

2) We saw that there are some bad rules lurking in the dark corners of the senate that allow abuse of power by the majority leader. We need to be adament that those rules be abolished.

3) Just because the bad rules are there, doesn’t mean you have to use them. Reid should be censured for his abuse of power on this issue.

4) After all this we still have serious border problems that are a national security and economic issues. We need enforcement now.

db on June 28, 2007 at 1:18 PM

I totally agree “db”

And furthermore, we should come together somehow. We “conservative bloggers” could Vote on certain core issues; only those bloggers who are registered either with HA/MM/ and other affiliated blogs who share our core beliefs could vote on the issue, a SPECIAL POLL/POLLS for instance – that way we would have a larger pool of votes. Then we all know what to slam our Senators phones, FAX machines, voice mail and email with – “in a concerted effort”

For instance the #1 issue IMHO closing the Border completely “end to end” could be the first thing we hammer them with.

As the issue of the “Fairness Doctrine” comes up then we pounce on that one, that’s a given.

Other options you mentioned could be jammed down their throats simultaneously

a)They must do a far better job of listening to the American people
b)Enforcement of current laws
c)Reid should be censured for his abuse of power on this illegal immigration issue

If we could get our heads together, similarly to what just occurred with Shamnesty – then anything is possible. I think the POLLS would be a good reminder not only to keep everyone on the same page, but moving ahead together so that over time we don’t lose our momentum.

Just sayin’

KUDOS to all who put forth effort to help kill this god awful POS bill &)

MBoogie on June 29, 2007 at 3:56 AM

This is why I scoff at threats that we’re going to bounce those who voted for amnesty with primary challenges. If we had any power to get rid of incumbents, don’t you think we would have sent this tool packing decades ago?

We almost did, and would have, had Bush and Santorum not gone to bat for him. Why do you think so many conservatives refused to vote to re-elect Santorum in 06?

rightwingprof on June 29, 2007 at 12:15 PM

Wasn’t it Sen.Spector whom quoted Irish Law in voting against impeachment of Clinton?? and now quoting a British
on whether the majority of a populace should have a say in
decision making regarding immigration law?? geeeze..get this guy outta here!

gary on June 29, 2007 at 4:18 PM

Please forgive the double post it was my first, I’ll try to be better………oops!!!

If you could be so kind as to DELETE one of the two posts, that would be great

P.S. KUDOS to everyone who stood up to this SHAM of a bill

MBoogie on June 29, 2007 at 4:25 PM