Gird your loins: Obama tells Scott Brown immigration battle is coming soon

posted at 7:09 pm on April 20, 2010 by Allahpundit

Makes me nervous, albeit not for the reason you’d think.

On the upside? Supreme Court nominee clusterfark + national meltdown over amnesty = best traffic month evah.

President Barack Obama called Massachusetts’ new Republican senator, Scott Brown, from Air Force One today to deliver some news: Democrats are moving forward with an immigration overhaul in a month.

Alluding to the issue a few minutes later, Brown clarified what he told Obama. “When I said I have an open mind, it means I have an open mind to read the bill,” he said. “That doesn’t mean that I will vote for granting amnesty to anyone. But I want to be respectful to the president and to any member who brings me a proposal.”

After winning health care and advancing financial re-regulation, many Democrats thought the president’s big legislative agenda would be winding down. Election season is beginning, a Supreme Court nomination fight is at hand, and Democrats don’t lack for accomplishments, just political support. But Schumer has argued strongly that they should move forward with a broad overhaul of immigration laws, including a tough crack-down on border security and a path to citizenship for the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants already in the country.

Didn’t Harry Reid tell us just a week ago that immigration was going nowhere this year? I think he did, and notwithstanding today’s news, I think he’s right. And a lot of people who are in the know think so too:

Obama’s outreach to Brown is part of a quickly hatched, coordinated effort with congressional leaders to thrust the volatile immigration debate back to the front burner. At a joint House and Senate leadership meeting late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid promised to House leaders that he would put an immigration bill on the floor this year—and he secured a commitment from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi that the House will vote on immigration reform, according to a Democratic leadership source with knowledge of the meeting…

Graham is pessimistic. “No one’s spent any political capital laying the groundwork for this,” he told POLITICO Tuesday. “In 2007, with President Bush, you had two Cabinet secretaries up here for three days a week, two to three hours a day. That’s what it takes, and that’s what’s been missing,” he said…

Top Republican advocates on immigration reform remain very skeptical that the legislation will go anywhere this year.

“With the toxic environment after healthcare, I just don’t think you’re going to get a lot of moderate Democrats jumping into the comprehensive immigration debate this close to an election year,” Graham said.

I’ve explained before why I think this is basically a good idea for the Democrats. If it passes, Obama gets a big win and, presumably, a spike in Latino support ahead of the midterms. If it fails, he gets the amnesty groups and the Dems’ Latino caucus off his back — “hey, I tried!” — while blaming everything on those darned Republicans, which could mean a bump in Latino support for his side anyway regardless. It’s win-win. Even if a bunch of Blue Dogs vote no to protect themselves, how many of them come from districts where a “no” vote would be dangerous? My hunch is that The One knows this is a loser but wants it off the table ASAP and will go through the motions of drumming up support for it, like calling Scott Brown. Given the state of unemployment, even RINO types from deep blue states like Scotty B have a good excuse to vote no this year. So I’m not worried — yet.

What makes me nervous is the possibility that this isn’t a case of The One going through the motions but rather a sort of “kamikaze” mentality taking hold. If the Dems have now resigned themselves to the fact that they’re going to get hammered in November, they may go for broke and try to pass as much crap from their agenda as they can regardless of what it means for vulnerable Democrats. In fact, there’s an ominous story up at TPM about how Obama’s considering picking a truly left-wing nominee for the Supreme Court, ostensibly on grounds that he might as well go with a hard liberal since the GOP will oppose whoever he chooses. That’s stupid — Sotomayor got nine Republican votes and there’s no reason to think another center-left nominee wouldn’t do just as well — but it makes sense if The One’s decided to get aggressive before his congressional majority disintegrates. (In fact, I speculated about that on the day Stevens retired.) How you get Blue Dogs to go along with this is beyond me, but they went along with O-Care against all odds. Anything’s possible.

Here’s Democratic rep Luis Gutierrez, who initially threatened to vote against O-Care on immigration grounds, warning Obama that the time for talk is over.


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It’s not that the Democrats are so good at attracting Latinos. It’s that SOME Republicans–some very vocal Republicans using over-heated language–are so damn good at being repulsive to Latinos. And the best judges of what’s repulsive to Latinos, believe it or not, are Latinos. Imagine that. The polls tell the story. Treat people with respect, and they might even agree with you. Treat people like vermin, and they’ll never agree.

Complete nonsense. Latinos vote Dem mostly for socioeconomic reasons: Any group with a 50% illegitimacy rate is inevitably going to prefer the party of the welfare state.

Jon0815 on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

This is like the Battle of the Bulge. The Dems are attacking on all fronts.

year_of_the_dingo on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

This is like the Battle of the Bulge. The Dems are attacking on all fronts.

year_of_the_dingo on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

Nuts!

Mark1971 on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Why shouldn’t Mexico be held accountable for treating their people so shabbily?

Some friggin’ neighbor we have.

Why does no one ever challenge the amnesty crowd about Mexico’s responsibility to their own people?

It seems like the obvious questions are always left out of this discussion.

They have the resources to provide for their own. We have plenty of people who need work and should work.

Instead, we tolerate Mexico dumping their most dependent people on us, as well as other countries, and then we have to scramble to accommodate.

The whole situation is insane.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

RBMN on April 20, 2010 at 7:38 PM

Keep telling yourself that, over and over and over…meanwhile, they will finish destroying the healthcare system, the education system, and the welfare system…oh, and medicare and medicaid and social security….see, there’s more to it than just jobs.
Not to mention the fact that because of doofus mccain and democrats, the border is still WIDE open and when they hear amnesty….the hordes will come running.
You want to live in a third world country, go elsewhere. I still believe in the rule of law.

HornetSting on April 20, 2010 at 7:52 PM

This is a kamikaze. They know they are going to be out of power for awhile, and they will go for this.

WisCon on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

I’m rather dismayed at some of the flippant posts here.

For god’s sake you’d better take this seriously. This

Obama needs new voters for 2012 and he’s running out of our money to bribe people.

Maxpower on April 20, 2010 at 7:17 PM

is what it’s about.

… required reading.

Seven Percent Solution on April 20, 2010 at 7:33 PM

Uh no. Not until he learns to write decently. I left some comments on his blog if you’re curious.

Obama is clearly panicking and all his worst instincts are coming to the out.

A concerned Canadian.

gh on April 20, 2010 at 7:53 PM

This is like the Battle of the Bulge. The Dems are attacking on all fronts.

year_of_the_dingo on April 20, 2010 at 7:50 PM

“We are surrounded. We have the enemy right where they want us. We are going to attack.”

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

HornetSting: Little Liberal Demon Chicks com’n home to roost
as they hit the fan!!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM

Well, this conservative demon chick will be there, with a fryer and a plate. :0

HornetSting on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

McCain has stabbed more people in the back than Jack the Ripper.

volsense on April 20, 2010 at 7:45 PM

And now in the tradition of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde he is playing Sheriff Joe but will go back to Mr LaRaza after November.

MB4 on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Bring it on.
The states are absolutely rock bottom broke. There could not be a better time for this.
Although it will be ugly.

ORconservative on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Trying to push this through with unemployment as high as it is makes a very, very volatile situation in this country.

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

Instead, we tolerate Mexico dumping their most dependent people on us, as well as other countries, and then we have to scramble to accommodate.

The whole situation is insane.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Bingo! Mexico PROTECTS its southern border….and turns around and calls US racist for protecting OURS!

HornetSting on April 20, 2010 at 7:55 PM

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Oh, so situation normal, then? :)

OldEnglish on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

HornetSting: Little Liberal Demon Chicks com’n home to roost
as they hit the fan!!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:46 PM
———————-
Well, this conservative demon chick will be there, with a fryer and a plate. :0

HornetSting on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

HornetSting:Sounds tasty,hehe!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

How fast would this “path to citizenship’ need to be, to get the extra Latino votes in November?

OldEnglish on April 20, 2010 at 7:43 PM

OldEnglish: As simple,as a fake drivers license,I think!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Clinton and Gore were in a mad rush in 2000 to get illegals the vote, and iirc I think there were cases where votes were cast.

The Dems are looking at an electoral disaster, so the fact that this debate is coming up makes perfect sense.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

The Democrats are absolutely inhuman .

Unemployment is at %15 and they are going to try this garbage?

There are no words for them.

tetriskid on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

This seriously makes me sick to my stomach.
If only they could somehow throw in Cap and Tax and the Fairness Doctrine.

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2010 at 7:58 PM

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM
—————–
Clinton and Gore were in a mad rush in 2000 to get illegals the vote, and iirc I think there were cases where votes were cast.

The Dems are looking at an electoral disaster, so the fact that this debate is coming up makes perfect sense.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Cody1991:So,Obama going to gamble on November!!

Going to be a trainwreck,politically!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Bottom Line: The democrats are doing this at the expense of the unemployed (me), and the economy just to get the Latino Lifesaver (votes).

carbon_footprint on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Well, this conservative demon chick will be there, with a fryer and a plate. :0

HornetSting on April 20, 2010 at 7:54 PM

Okay that’s funny right there, I don’t care who you are :)

JusDreamin on April 20, 2010 at 7:59 PM

Wait for a related push: Granting convicted felons, both in and out of prison, to have right to vote.

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM

DrJohn it is all in how you parse “crackdown of border security”. You and I read it as closing down the flow of illegals. I can almost guarantee you that Shumer means to further harass and demoralize the Border Patrol people.

chemman on April 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM

Day 455 of Barry Soetoro’s War on Prosperity

phreshone on April 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

chemman on April 20, 2010 at 8:01 PM

In relation, as posted on Drudge:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D9F6V25O0&show_article=1

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

This bum intentionally misrepresented himself to the electorate in order to get elected. He spoke high and mighty about the costs of the wars in Iraq and Afganistan, implying a quick pullout from both countries upon his election.

He talked of reaching across the aisle and made bipartisanship his post-election calling card. Yeah, Mr. effing Centrist!
How many people who voted for him now have voter’s remorse? My guess is a sufficient amount to have swayed the election results. The man is a fraud, and a borderline communist hellbent on destroying this once great country.

With every bow to a foreign dictator, he brings this country further down on its knees.

Sweet_Thang on April 20, 2010 at 7:47 PM

His mind is in the Soros clouds and his talk is all make believe
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

He’s wraped himself up in a big beautiful box making out like he’ll give out more gifts than Santa Claus
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

Oh yeah, the beautiful gent, you know he’ll leave you with hardly any medical care and nary a cent
But maybe he can heal the sick and pay your bills with his charm

His Marxist plans were up his sleeve and his talk was all make believe
Oh lord, the man’s a fraud, he’s a flim flam man

MB4 on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM
————————————-
Oh, so situation normal, then? :)

OldEnglish on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

OldEnglish:SNAFU,yup!

Hey,in Canada,you have to be on a list,and have a valid ID,
with a picture,and bring in your card,that tells you want polling station to go to,

If you go to the polling station,and your not on the list,
don’t have a card,your screwed!!!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Day 455 of Barry Soetoro’s War on Prosperity

phreshone on April 20, 2010 at 8:02 PM

phreshone:Day#455,America Held Hostage!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:04 PM

The Democrats are absolutely inhuman .

Unemployment is at %15 and they are going to try this garbage?

There are no words for them.

tetriskid on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

They are the lowest of the low.

They don’t care about empowering people to improve their lives. They want everyone on some sort of plantation where they can be controlled. It might be a union. It might be a ghetto.

The only thing they care about is handing control to a few people. Those are the elites like Pelosi, Gore, Clinton, etc. In more common and accurate terms they are the Politburo. Look at the way Pelosi has conducted herself as Speaker. They are essentially weak people with a weak ideology. They want power and control, but their ideas are worthless without the control of an iron fist – think Health Care.

That’s what people need to understand about Democrats. Even in their best days I found them repellent. Too much socialist/communist influence in the labor unions which were their big base. Eugene Debs, et. al.

That’s why they infiltrated the schools. Keep everyone dumb because if people understood their roots they would never sign up. Democrats are cult members. They just don’t know it.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM

No surprise here, the Democrats need another 20 million voters as soon as possible, best if before Nov 2010, but certainly before Nov 2012.

RJL on April 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

If you go to the polling station,and your not on the list,
don’t have a card,your screwed!!!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

I wish they would police that downunder! You guys are doing it right.

OldEnglish on April 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM

Thanks.

chemman on April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

It’s not that the Democrats are so good at attracting Latinos. It’s that SOME Republicans–some very vocal Republicans using over-heated language–are so damn good at being repulsive to Latinos. And the best judges of what’s repulsive to Latinos, believe it or not, are Latinos. Imagine that. The polls tell the story. Treat people with respect, and they might even agree with you. Treat people like vermin, and they’ll never agree.

Don’t try to peddle that manure around here. Americans treat Mexican illegals a whole lot better than Mexicans treat those who illegally cross their southern border.

MB4 on April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

There are no words for them.

tetriskid on April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

Yes, there are. Except using them would result in being banned from HA, make the hair fall off your cat or dog, cause your significant other go gay, trigger a nuclear weapon to fire off on its own, and keep Obow from bowing to another head of state.

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:09 PM

That’s why they infiltrated the schools …
Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Close. I believe that it is more to spread propaganda than keep people dumb. Glenn Beck has an awesome segment, which touches on that topic (among others).

gh on April 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Thanks.

chemman on April 20, 2010 at 8:08 PM

Expect the Left to expand from there. The statement has the ‘imprimatur’ or ‘official sanction’ of the Church. Though liberals hate Christianity in general, and Catholicism in particular.

Liam on April 20, 2010 at 8:12 PM

Why’d Obooba call Brown? Does he think that the senator with he least tenure can be most easily intimidated, or flattered?

Akzed on April 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Preach it, bro!

Cars look both ways when Cody1991 crosses the street…

Akzed on April 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Why are legal immigrants who followed all the rules being treated so horribly?

They waited years. They followed every rule. Now they are tossed to the side. For what? Because they don’t commit enough crimes?

tetriskid on April 20, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Close. I believe that it is more to spread propaganda than keep people dumb. Glenn Beck has an awesome segment, which touches on that topic (among others).

gh on April 20, 2010 at 8:11 PM

Everything they say and do is dumb. It’s all utopia, dreams, labels, emotion, whipping the crowds into a frenzy.

They never have a road map. Ideas? Great. How are they going to get wherever they intend to go?

Have you ever heard an answer from them other than to ‘take something from someone else because they have too much whether they earned it or not.’

It’s always the same old thing with these folks. They have no ideas. Their leaders want power, and they achieve it by tossing bones at pitiful, ignorant people who are happy to sell their souls and futures for a few scheckles. Welfare, aka the Great Society. Bull$hit. The so-called Great Society was good for political power. It devastated the people who get the checks. They preyed on workers, desperate people at the time. The result has been another failure and one that has crippled the economic life of this country.

That is what Barry and his crowd are trying to do to the rest of us.

No way. I would rather die.

Party on Tea Party!!

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM
I wish they would police that downunder! You guys are doing it right.

OldEnglish on April 20, 2010 at 8:07 PM

OldEnglish: On no computers either,old school paper ballot,
the names of the votee with a circle,with X in
it,folded,done!!:)

canopfor on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Why’d Obooba call Brown? …
Akzed on April 20, 2010 at 8:18 PM

Oh come on. Is the M.O. not clear by now ?

Cover!!!

gh on April 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Everything they say and do is dumb.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:22 PM

No argument. But you are looking at things from a rational point-of-view. Moreover, I was thinking about Ayers work in Chicago (with Bambi). The point there was indoctrination.

They are dumb but what they are trying to do to the children is indoctrination. The dumbing down is a side-effect.

gh on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

Why shouldn’t Mexico be held accountable for treating their people so shabbily?

Some friggin’ neighbor we have.

Why does no one ever challenge the amnesty crowd about Mexico’s responsibility to their own people?

It seems like the obvious questions are always left out of this discussion.

They have the resources to provide for their own. We have plenty of people who need work and should work.

Instead, we tolerate Mexico dumping their most dependent people on us, as well as other countries, and then we have to scramble to accommodate.

The whole situation is insane.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Please stop. It’s clear you’re using logic and rational thought.

According to the Left, logic, history, reason, and rational thought have no place in any discussion of illegal immigration, ever.

visions on April 20, 2010 at 8:31 PM

It’s not that the Democrats are so good at attracting Latinos. It’s that SOME Republicans–some very vocal Republicans using over-heated language–are so damn good at being repulsive to Latinos. And the best judges of what’s repulsive to Latinos, believe it or not, are Latinos. Imagine that. The polls tell the story. Treat people with respect, and they might even agree with you. Treat people like vermin, and they’ll never agree.
RBMN on April 20, 2010 at 7:18 PM

Hornet Sting and MB4 beat me to it but this little canard of yours is debunked once you see how Mexico treats the Guatamalans who try to sneak into their country.

People don’t like their identities stolen and people who are here illegally steal jobs…which is more annoying in this crap economy. Don’t even get me started on the crimaliens who kill Americans.

Gob on April 20, 2010 at 8:31 PM

That’s it. Keep digging Lord Barry.

ronsfi on April 20, 2010 at 8:31 PM

gh on April 20, 2010 at 8:26 PM

You’re right. Their ideas are not workable. That’s what I mean by ‘dumb.’

They are, however, shrewd and cunning. And I’ll hand it to them – they are persistent. However, when one lacks talent, ambition and independence that’s all they can do. They’re good at it.

When Dems/Socialists/Liberals talk about the ‘common good’ I feel sick. What they really mean is, “What’s good for me and my crowd.” The rest can go to he//. It’s all about garnering power for a few people who can’t make it in the real world.

My best teachers about Socialism were my aging, Trotskeyite relatives. Guess that’s why I can’t stomach Hitchens. He’s still a miserable leftie, yet he lives in the US making millions. They’re all hypocrites and leeches. They produce nothing and grab all they can get.

Cody1991 on April 20, 2010 at 8:34 PM

On the upside? Supreme Court nominee clusterfark + national meltdown over amnesty = best traffic month evah.

No more iPad filler and you may get your traffic quota.

selias on April 20, 2010 at 8:35 PM

Was it 2006 when they did that big push for amnesty? I don’t remember that it was all that popular with Democrats either (I mean the voters, not the politicians and party hacks). Why would it be any more popular now with jobs a lot more scarce?

Eren on April 20, 2010 at 8:40 PM

And it should be tougher for Pelosi to twist arms this time, since they can now see that time does not make hearts grow fonder for their bills. Of course, the bribes would still work…

Eren on April 20, 2010 at 8:43 PM

latino-shmino

whiskeytango on April 20, 2010 at 8:45 PM

So isn’t this just another attempt to help the Sheeple – I mean, the American electorate, forget Obamacare and the current discussion of the Goldman Sachs – Dear Leader connection? Really, sounds like a trial balloon that is designed to be the next shiny object we are supposed to look at instead of the cancerous growth that is this administration’s agenda.

InTheBellyoftheBeast on April 20, 2010 at 8:50 PM

Of course, BHO phoned him from AF1…either that or the golf course.

d1carter on April 20, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Ahh, nice to see jobs is the only focus. Of course that isn’t part of the marxist takeover. it’s haelthcare, education and energy but Barry might as wel ldestroy the entire country rather than do it half assed right?

Even the koolaid drinkers can see the damage he is doing to the country both long and short term

Niteowl45 on April 20, 2010 at 8:51 PM

Can Obama just grant them all amnesty himself?

Spathi on April 20, 2010 at 8:54 PM

I’d like to think this will result in a 200 seat pickup by the GOP, and a 33 seat pickup in the Senate…but….

….I forget we have Lindsaypanty Graham, John “I’ll vote for it after the primary Mr. Soros” McCain, Scott “sellout” Brown, Richard “Getalong” Lugar, George “Crybaby” Voinovich, the Maine Senate Sisters and a handful of other appeasers in the GOP.

Might as well Nominate Cass Sunstein for the Supremes too while you’re at it Caliph.

PappyD61 on April 20, 2010 at 9:03 PM

No such thing as a blue dog democrat. Democrats are democrats
liberals are liberals. Tigers are tigers.

Inanemergencydial on April 20, 2010 at 9:22 PM

OK! I’m thinking Sean Trende’s 100 seat GOP gain possibility in the House is more likely. How many in the Senate? Si se puede.

JimP on April 20, 2010 at 9:28 PM

“No one’s spent any political capital laying the groundwork for this,” he told POLITICO Tuesday. “In 2007, with President Bush, you had two Cabinet secretaries up here for three days a week, two to three hours a day. That’s what it takes, and that’s what’s been missing,”

you think the SEN would be thanking him.

ted c on April 20, 2010 at 9:34 PM

When will we learn.? The Blue Dog is a picture on an office wall. Such an animal has no existence in political reality.

xkaydet65 on April 20, 2010 at 9:39 PM

I am with Cody, why doesn’t Mexico get blamed for treating their people like crap? Why is it the US’s responsibility to take care of these folks? We can take in the population of the whole third world unless the folks move in to the elite’s neighborhoods that are chained off from the hoards presently. I think BO also wants the whole nation to be without a national language, border and any white folks to boot.

garydt on April 20, 2010 at 10:07 PM

Maybe we should stop saying that the Tea Party patriots are peaceful, rational people.

I think the other side is a tad too comfortable with us.

Star20 on April 20, 2010 at 10:14 PM

What makes me nervous is the possibility that this isn’t a case of The One going through the motions but rather a sort of “kamikaze” mentality taking hold.

What’s really disturbing is the idea that they have something up their sleeves that will save their bacon.

Could granting new rights to a criminal element in our society (illegal immigrants) be a way of generating a whole new slew of voters?

Or are they betting on a terrorist attack of some sort (an attack Obama is virtually inviting with his policies) that will boost the dems fortunes in November?

Chip on April 20, 2010 at 10:19 PM

I believe this is Obama’s move to get the pro amnesty protestors to face off against the Tea Partiers. …

huckleberryfriend on April 20, 2010 at 7:25 PM

I can hardly wait. It’s about time we settle this once and for all. This amnesty crap keeps coming back every darn year.

I’ll be too tired 10 years from now, so let’s get it on this year, have a showdown in November, and vote out every darn Congresscritter who wants to reward foreign invaders with permanent residency and a “pathway to citizenship”.

McCain goes first! I will never forget nor forgive his traitorous Z visa feature of 2007 McCain-Kennedy – allowing a WHOLE SINGLE BUSINESS DAY to do background and health checks on 12 to 20 million illegal aliens before granting them instant permanent residency and a chance to apply for citizenship.

fred5678 on April 20, 2010 at 10:24 PM

my loins are not implicated in this I don’t think, which, I’m ok with that.

happyfeet on April 20, 2010 at 10:46 PM

We need to tread lightly here.

Obama is desparate to generate energy on the left. I am guessing they have some poll numbers that say this will get Democrats out to the polls.

If you combine this with the narrative about Tea Party rascists… This looks like the outline of a plan.

Amnesty could generate a lot of energy for them. And the uglier the battle the better for Democrats.

petunia on April 20, 2010 at 10:47 PM

I think you’re right petunia but nobody’s going to tread lightly. Not that you’d notice.

Team R ones are just frothy frothy rabid when it comes to the immigrants.

It’s a thing.

happyfeet on April 20, 2010 at 10:50 PM

I don’t see this getting 50 in the senate. McCain is a no (thank you JD for this one). Even if the Maine twins and Ghramnesty vote SI, I have to imagine there are at least 3 Dems who will say no.

The One ma be in kamikaze mode but lots of Dems like their jobs and will want to keep them.

angryed on April 20, 2010 at 10:53 PM

60 in the senate that is.

angryed on April 20, 2010 at 10:53 PM

195 days to stall, derail and vote em out.

Col.John Wm. Reed on April 21, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Too hot! Doubt even enough Dems on the hill would support him. O is clueless, but not this clueless I hope.

jeanie on April 21, 2010 at 9:15 AM

Please help me understand how it is that “Immigration Reform” is supposedly so popular with Hispanics, and yet Arizona was able to pass the laws they just did. Am I wrong in thinking that Arizona has a lot of Hispanic residents?

Queen0fCups on April 21, 2010 at 9:47 AM

When is the AZ primary? I’m wondering if McCain will just say “screw it” and vote for amnesty if the bill comes up for a vote after a loss to Hayworth. He would have nothing to lose at that point.

Mark1971 on April 20, 2010 at 7:49 PM

Not only that but he would have no further reason to try and rein in his little buddy Lindsay would he? The two of them would meet Obama’s definition of bi-partisanship – especially if they took the lead.

katiejane on April 21, 2010 at 10:56 AM

They want illegal criminals to be able to vote.

Not in November of 2012, but this coming November.

That way, along with a lot of help from ACORN and SEIU goons, they will get their defeat-proof socialist congress in place in January.

Hell of a communist coup they are pulling off.

Too bad most Americans aren’t seeing it.

-Dave

Dave R. on April 21, 2010 at 5:05 PM

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