Reid invokes cloture on Gang of Eight bill, says Ted Kennedy’s smiling down or something

posted at 5:11 pm on June 21, 2013 by Allahpundit

Looks like the cloture vote’s on Monday with the fait-accompli final vote on the bill later in the week. For the moment Schumer claims that they don’t have 70 votes, but they’ll get there. Or they’ll get close. Either way, amnesty fans are going to get this through the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that his chamber will hold a procedural vote on the border-security agreement crafted by Republican Sens. Bob Corker of Tennessee and John Hoeven of North Dakota on Monday at 5:30 p.m…

“Nothing in this amendment or the bill satisfies anyone completely, but together, the amendment and the bill provides a sturdy craft that will weather the upcoming storms we face and get us finally to our long-desired port — comprehensive immigration reform signed into law,” said Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), a leader of the Gang of Eight that wrote the original legislation.

A source on the Hill tells me that he thinks Reid will file Corker/Hoeven together with the rest of the Gang of Eight bill as a substitute amendment so that they can pass the whole thing by next Friday and then send it all to the House. Supposedly Reid has also “filled the tree” with amendments, which means no other amendments that might serve as poison pills for the larger bill will be allowed on the floor. He means to pass this, the sooner the better, with as little static as possible.

How do you get to 70 votes here? The same way they got to 60 on ObamaCare: With bribes for the fencesitters.

According to Senate aides close to the discussions, the Corker-Hoeven amendment is now expected to contain special interest provisions designed to secure the votes of various U.S. Senators. Aides have told Breitbart News that those writing the Corker-Hoeven amendment “is going to be filled with kickbacks and buyoffs.”

Vitter stressed this concern. “I’ll be going through the text, but there may be some Obamacare-style buyoffs included in the language. We must ensure that real enforcement is in place, working, verified BEFORE any amnesty happens.”

Every time I’ve sat down to write an immigration post today, a new story about fraud, duplicity, or subterfuge from the pro-amnesty crowd flitters across my RSS reader. Did you think Senate Democrats were driving a hard bargain on Cornyn’s border-security amendment? Not true: Obama, who’s taking a hands-off approach towards the bill for public appearances, is the one who declared Cornyn’s bill a dealbreaker behind the scenes. Did you believe Marco Rubio’s office when they said that O’s not “engaging Congress” on this? Not true: In fact, Obama’s immigration team has been advising both sides on “technical details” from its suite of offices in the Dirksen Building. Did you think one of the big problems with Cornyn’s amendment was that it was too expensive, as John McCain and his pal Chuck Schumer claimed? Not true: The Corker/Hoeven amendment is destined to be even more expensive, but they’re okay with that one because the border security targets it provides are softer than Cornyn’s. Did you think that Dean Heller was a border hawk given his strong anti-amnesty stand in the 2012 Nevada Senate campaign? Not true: Like Marco Rubio, he switched from border enforcer to amnesty broker virtually the moment he was safely elected. He lied to conservatives’ faces for his own political gain, and then betrayed them immediately for further political gain. Just like Rubio.

It takes a lot to get a candy-ass RINO like me to start pounding the table about primaries, but there’s no other recourse. If a candidate ran as one thing in order to get elected and then immediately started governing as something else, then he holds his office on false pretenses. He shouldn’t be allowed to hold it after this term is up. Primarying these guys who ran as border hawks and who then rushed to make an amnesty deal is the only proper punishment for fraud. And if they make it through the primary, the only recourse then is to stay home for the general. As painful as it may be to see a Democrat get elected, there needs to be some sort of electoral reprisal for this degree of deceit and contempt for constituents. Are people willing to follow through on that? The answer for 95 percent of critics of this bill will be “no” because, when push comes to shove, McCain and Heller and Rubio are all preferable to a Democrat. But that other five percent can make something happen. Nothing else will stop this. Lying this brazenly to get elected can’t go on.

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The Daily Caller did a piece by Betsy McCaughey showing the ugly fine print in the immigration bill: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/19/senate-immigration-bill-full-of-bad-so-far-ignored-provisions/

It talked about all kinds of functions being handed off to “community organizers.” No joke. McCaughey warns: “Outsourcing these functions would permit community activists to rewrite America’s past and principles with a partisan slant.” My comment:

Let us be clear, that’s with a Democratic slant. This bill is a monstrosity, reworking, like Obamacare, the very fabric of govt to support leftist ends. Rubio, and certainly the more mature McCain (and the often Dem leaning Bill O’Reilly!), should be absolutely ashamed of supporting it.

anotherJoe on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Could someone explain in simple layman terms what cloture is?

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 6:41 PM

It’s a vote to stop debate and bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Happy 4th of July, the Death of the Land, 2013.

Amnesty and Obama’care’ will finish her off, way faster than Rome.

Kumbaya

Schadenfreude on June 21, 2013 at 5:17 PM

This will be a boon to the history books – they can measure the how long the country existed in whole years – from July 4th to July 4th….

Galt2009 on June 21, 2013 at 5:28 PM

And another rev0lution.

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 6:46 PM

I let McCain know what I thought of this bill yesterday. I’m also ready for a third party. Enough is enough.

poli-nana on June 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

It’s a vote to stop debate and bring the bill to the floor for a vote.

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Thanks.

How many votes does it take to stop debate? Does the number of votes to pass the bill change?

And is it Monday that the vote on cloture for this bill takes place?

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Awful lot of judges in this thread.

I don’t presume to know Ted Kennedy’s fate. And if he was condemned, how sad that is – certainly nothing to gloat about.

Judge not, lest…

Red Cloud on June 21, 2013 at 5:46 PM

The quote at the end you didn’t finish goes on to say how we should judge: without hypocrisy.
Most people stop at that one verse.
Read the rest of the passage, please, & desist from sound-bite religion.

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Could someone explain in simple layman terms what cloture is?

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Cloture stops the debate or a filibuster.

60 votes are needed to stop a filibuster/debate (this is cloture). Once they get cloture, they can vote on the actual bill, with only 51 votes needed to pass the bill.

Essentially, once you get cloture you are guaranteed to pass the bill.

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

…It is Reid who is “presuming” that the radically pro-abortion rapist repented in his final seconds.

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I still believe that getting 80% (or even less) of what you want is better than getting nothing, which is why a Republican is still preferable to a Democrat. However, the betrayal here is so egregious that it would be nigh impossible to vote for any of these fools. It’s not like we haven’t seen it before (note the evolution on gay marriage), but for Dean Heller, in just one instance, to basically start contradicting himself RIGHT AFTER he wins his election is just too much.

The biggest disappointment by far, though, is Rubio. Here’s a guy that rode into office after primarying someone known best as a say anything pol, a chameleon devoid of any principles whatsoever, and ended up turning into that pol in short order. It’s remarkable. It seems as if these guys come into office wanting to emulate John McCain, seeking the same bipartisan cred and media approval he got (up until he ran against their favorite son, natch, when he turned into a senile, dangerous, extreme right wing crank). Problem is, of course, is that it won’t last, and it won’t translate into votes.

changer1701 on June 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM

How many votes does it take to stop debate? Does the number of votes to pass the bill change?

And is it Monday that the vote on cloture for this bill takes place?

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

60 votes to stop debate.

Still 51 to pass bill. (50 plus Biden would even get it by.)

Monday is the amendment vote.

I think cloture on bill and vote on bill would be Thursday or so.

Wethal on June 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM

. Aides have told Breitbart News that those writing the Corker-Hoeven amendment “is going to be filled with kickbacks and buyoffs.”

30 pieces of silver.

portlandon on June 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Money & Votes are the only things driving this bill. I hope their money rots.

U.S. Congress For Sale to Highest Bidders.

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 6:56 PM

Reid invokes cloture on Gang of Eight bill, says Ted Kennedy’s smiling down or something

Pretty sure that even now he’s too drunk to take notice, Harry.

Dr. ZhivBlago on June 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Well, Krauthammer just gave Rubio his Loser of the Week designation, so,……there’s that.

a capella on June 21, 2013 at 6:57 PM

Democrats start out with like 55 votes for cloture (all Dems), plus the gang of traitors, brings them to 59. Any other RINO brings them to 60 (Murkowski/Collins/Kirk).

This is going to pass because Rubio has been lying to us all along. He said he wouldn’t support it if it didn’t guarantee strict border security, but he was lying about it the whole time while giving cover to RINOs.

I cannot believe how two faced Rubio turned out to be.

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

“Just as public anxiety about the weak border security provisions in the Senate immigration bill was building, GOP Sen. Bob Corker stepped forward with an amendment to “fix” the problem. The result of his efforts, however, has been a “christmas tree” measure, covering items far beyond border security. Breitbart News has learned exclusively that one provision of Corker’s amendment will allow workers who stay in the country past their visa will remain on the “path to citizenship.”

Even in the future, breaking the law won’t stop progress on what VP Joe Biden calls the “unfettered path” to citizenship.

The Corker Amendment ostensibly addresses measures to beef up border security. It, however, is also likely to be the last amendment considered on the immigration bill. As such, it has become a 1,000+ page amendment to supplant the current proposal and provide multiple new provisions. It has become the vehicle for ObamaCare 2.0.

Buried within the text of the Amendment is a seemingly innocuous provision:

(f) APPLICABILITY OF CERTAIN GROUNDS OF INADMISSIBILITY.—In determining an alien’s inadmissibility under this section, section 212(a)(9)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1182(a)(9)(B)) shall not apply.

What does that mean?

Current law states that those applying for green cards are ineligible if they are either “illegally present” at any point or overstay the terms of their work visa. Such an immigrant, in current law, would have to return to their home country and restart the immigration process. The Corker Amendment wipes away that enforcement mechanism.

In the current draft of the Corker Amendment, any worker in the country on a legal work visa for 10 years can get a green card, even if they overstay their visa. The Corker Amendment allows immigrants to break the law in the future and still be eligible for citizenship. It absolves prospective behavior, not simply past mistakes.

Prior to the Corker Amendment, the 4.5 million immigrants outside the country on a visa waiting-list were subject to laws restricting their presence in the US. The Gang Senate bill would offer them immediate green cards, as long as they hadn’t violated current US Law.

The language in the new Corker Amendment referenced above, however, would remove this restriction. They would become immediately eligible for a green card, even if they lived illegally in this country. The Corker Amendment wipes away any immigration enforcement. It is designed to maximize the number of individuals who qualify for citizenship.

The Corker Amendment is an obvious attempt by the DC GOP establishment to find a path to vote for the Senate bill. It throws a lot more money at the border, but it also weakens internal enforcement and controls. The Corker Amendment actually stipulates that, in perpetuity, you can break the law, overstay your visa, and still be eligible for citizenship…”

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/21/Corker-Amendment-permanantly-gives-citizenship-to-those-overstaying-visas

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Read the rest of the passage, please, & desist from sound-bite religion.

itsnotaboutme on June 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

You’ll have to mail him the book.

faraway on June 21, 2013 at 6:59 PM

I cannot believe how two faced Rubio turned out to be.

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Clearly today we must all be aware that political expediency and latino ethnicity takes precedence over rule of law and constitutional procedure. However you say – WTF ! – what does this mean… in relation to the tabulation whereby we must once again realize that the great reconquesta story is now being rehearsed before our very eyes, in the rise of Marco Rubio… indicating that only a two-faced … I mean a bi-faced … I mean a bi-polar … I mean a bi-lingual hombre can receive…the award for reconquesta, unlike Kenyan Hussein Obama whose reconquesta plans don’t drink water.

RasThavas on June 21, 2013 at 7:01 PM

Ted Kennedy’s smiling down

Actually, if there is any justice and a true God — and I believe there are both — Ted Kennedy is in tears and looking UP in supplication for mercy.

But he is no longer heard.

I thank God I’m not Ted Kennedy.

Liam on June 21, 2013 at 5:20 PM

Well, face down passed out in a puddle of his own puke was a common position for Teddie, so yeah.

All of the Kennedys look better from the back.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2013 at 7:03 PM

The great Hoeven-Corker border security amendment allows workers who overstay their visa to continue on the path to citizenship while these liars run around telling us they’re putting in place a visa overstay tracking system to eliminate visa overstays. So, why do we need a system to track visa overstays again?

xblade on June 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

The Daily Caller did a piece by Betsy McCaughey showing the ugly fine print in the immigration bill: http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/19/senate-immigration-bill-full-of-bad-so-far-ignored-provisions/

anotherJoe on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

That’s a fine article. Thanks.

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

The great Hoeven-Corker border security amendment allows workers who overstay their visa to continue on the path to citizenship while these liars run around telling us they’re putting in place a visa overstay tracking system to eliminate visa overstays. So, why do we need a system to track visa overstays again?

xblade on June 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Source for others
Corker Amendment Permanently Offers Citizenship to Those Overstaying Their Visa

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

anotherJoe on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

Sen. Jeff Sessions was on Mark Levin this evening and my understanding is that this latest Corker/Hoeven Amendment INCLUDES the entire bill. In other words the bill has been re-written and it includes many provisions that were not in the original bill.

A disaster.

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

Corker Amendment Permanently Offers Citizenship to Those Overstaying Their Visa

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

ummm… didn’t 20 of those folks crash a few planes somewhere?

faraway on June 21, 2013 at 7:18 PM

The great Hoeven-Corker border security amendment allows workers who overstay their visa to continue on the path to citizenship while these liars run around telling us they’re putting in place a visa overstay tracking system to eliminate visa overstays. So, why do we need a system to track visa overstays again?

xblade on June 21, 2013 at 7:05 PM

Source for others
Corker Amendment Permanently Offers Citizenship to Those Overstaying Their Visa

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 7:10 PM

With Republicans like Corker who needs democratics?

slickwillie2001 on June 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 6:45 PM

El_Terrible on June 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Wethal on June 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM

Thank you.

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM

AYNBLANDTARD

Speaking of stupid….

xblade on June 21, 2013 at 7:23 PM

With Republicans like Corker who needs democratics?

slickwillie2001

Pretty much.

xblade on June 21, 2013 at 7:25 PM

$ for fig leaf enforcement measures to come from non-existent amnesty surplus; will be repealed once amnesty's done. #NoAmnesty #StopAmnesty— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) June 21, 2013

hmmmmm…looks like some others are dissing Corker…wishing that the D would have been elected

r keller on June 21, 2013 at 7:30 PM

sorry, picked up the wrong tweet

We'd be better off if Harold Ford had beaten @SenBobCorker. #NoAmnesty #StopAmnesty— Mark Krikorian (@MarkSKrikorian) June 21, 2013

r keller on June 21, 2013 at 7:31 PM

Harry Reid: What a loser. (-.-)Zzz

avagreen on June 21, 2013 at 7:34 PM

I regret that I voted for John McCain. What a terrible mistake.

mobydutch on June 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

I regret that I supported Marco Rubio. What a terrible mistake.

mobydutch on June 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Thank you.

davidk on June 21, 2013 at 7:19 PM

Teamwork!! I’m glad the other two added more info. I’ve been off looking for a comment I made; finally found it, LOL

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:46 PM

and the good news is, after they have the vote for cloture, they can add it to their dishonest list of all the times Republicans have filibustered a bill.

The Schaef on June 21, 2013 at 7:47 PM

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Is it your understanding that we have a new Immigration Reform bill and the original one S. 744 is out and the Corker/Hoeven “amendment” is now the actual bill?

Thanks

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

I regret that I supported Marco Rubio. What a terrible mistake.

mobydutch on June 21, 2013 at 7:43 PM

I’m sure you are not alone. He deceived many. Had we known this in early 2010, he may not have won.

http://dailycaller.com/2013/05/24/rubio-has-long-history-of-blocking-immigration-enforcement/

3 pages

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 8:05 PM

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:13 PM

To add to my above comment:

UNBELIEVABLE: Sessions says Dems rewrote the whole bill and buried the new amendment all throughout the bill

http://therightscoop.com/unbelievable-sessions-says-they-rewrote-the-whole-bill-and-buried-the-new-amendment-all-throughout-the-bill/

It’s worse than I thot!!!!

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 8:46 PM

The success of Marco Rubio over Charlie Crist was a good thing for conservatives, for the same reason that the success of Mitt Romney over Jon Huntsman was a (less, but still) good thing for conservatives.

Narratives and perception matter in politics. When a candidate who holds a group in open contempt defeats a candidate who claims to champion that group, that group loses actual power.

However, the long term result has not been much different with Rubio. Rubio is probably more conservative in a few policy areas than “Republican Crist” would have been, but how can you even say that with certainty when everything Marco Rubio says, no matter how plainly and unambiguously, could now be a lie? If Marco Rubio, as is plainly the case, considers himself beholden to “his peoples” rather than the voters of Florida first and foremost, is he really going to take an ax to the federal budget? Is he really going to go after the debt, tame the Fed, and make certain that there are no more boondoggles from liberal hero Senators like the real estate bubble?

In short, is he really going to be anything but George W. Bush without the benefit of hindsight and experience?

That’s why Floridians shouldn’t regret Rubio winning and shouldn’t hesitate to dump him in the 2016 primary.

HitNRun on June 21, 2013 at 8:59 PM

The main reason libtards hang together on their legislative agenda is they will be punished if they stray off the reservation. Punished severely. To get back in the good graces of their base, they must grovel and apologize abjectly, then support some other seriously bad bill. Conservatives must do the same thing, even if it means allowing a Dimocrat to win. There have been no consequences to the GOP scum that have betrayed us time and again (eg. John “Cryin” Boner, Juan McCainiac). As a result, we get betrayed repeatedly.

It’s long past time for that to end. Even if the Dim that gets elected instead is worse. Sometimes you have to accept a tactical retreat to win strategically.

Quartermaster on June 21, 2013 at 9:03 PM

“This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.1 to 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forward another amnesty bill like this.” Ted Kennedy 1986

It’s sad he’s not here to lie to us for our third round of amnesty that will be the last time and we’ll never have to do again.

Well at least he was here to lie to us for the first two; that’ll have to be good enough.

gekkobear on June 21, 2013 at 10:13 PM

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 6:58 PM

Is it your understanding that we have a new Immigration Reform bill and the original one S. 744 is out and the Corker/Hoeven “amendment” is now the actual bill?

Thanks

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

pretty much.

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 10:26 PM

The bill is now over 1200 pages.

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 10:27 PM

Reid invokes cloture on Gang of Eight bill, says Ted Kennedy’s smiling pants are down or something

(corrected obvious error in headline)

landlines on June 21, 2013 at 10:49 PM

Ted Kennedy is NOT smiling, nor will he ever again.

He has nothing beneath him to look down upon.

He’s so far down, he has to look UP to see the bottom.

listens2glenn on June 21, 2013 at 11:08 PM

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 7:55 PM

pretty much.

workingclass artist on June 21, 2013 at 10:26 PM

Thanks. 1200 pages now, wow. Senator Sessions said that Corker Amendment is entwined in the bill now.

Sad time for America.

bluefox on June 21, 2013 at 11:44 PM

I suspect that the only direction Ted Kennedy can ‘look’ is up, most likely in search of something to cool to drink…

zoyclem on June 22, 2013 at 7:37 AM

I don’t know, Allah. If you are in a burning pit of fire, and you “look down”, I thinking that you can’t see much of anything that is not frighteningly red.

BigAlSouth on June 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM

So what. It still has to get past the House. Good luck with that.

HiJack on June 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

“Lying this brazenly to get elected can’t go on.”

Let’s face it, AP: O’s election and re-election proved this strategy a winner. O’s whole existence is based on lies, and his political persona is a fraud so profound and spectacular that it’s hard to fully grasp the depths of deception into which his rise to power has thrown our entire political system. People are into believing lies these days, and the more outrageous and obvious, the better — that’s the only explanation. There is nothing about this which should be shocking, least of all to a candy-ass RINO with your advanced perceptive capabilities. ;)

bobcalco on June 22, 2013 at 10:29 AM

Kennedy in my mind is the rich man begging and pleading for the poor man, Mary Jo Kopenick, to go back to earth and warn his brethren in congress to repent.

Abraham says ‘no dice’.

Ted then asks for a thirst quencher; ‘not no, but hell no’.

Barring a last minute repentance there’s nothing but wailing and gnashing of teeth for this destroyer of innocent babes and of people.

As for the politics of it all. I hope many of you are waking up to see the lesser of two evils is still evil. Barring a revival takeover the GOP remains dead to me. 3rd party or no vote.

AH_C on June 22, 2013 at 12:16 PM

If passed by congress, let this be the Senate and House Early Retirement Act of 2013. Nobody who votes for this takes seriously the rights or security of american citizens or the state of the economy. Combined with the impossible Obamacare this is the second stake through the heart of the country.

Republicans have done nothing for themselves, assisted their opponents and hastened the coming crisis, from which they will be the first casualties.

virgo on June 22, 2013 at 12:57 PM

This bill and the ensuing vote will end the Republican party. Bank it. And frankly, as a former Republican… good.
No more lyin’ ass political pragmatists.

I’ll take unyielding, Libertarian dogmatics for 1000 please, Alex.

a5minmajor on June 22, 2013 at 1:55 PM

How exactly can Teddy ‘Hiccup’ Kennedy be smiling down, when he’s burning in Hell? Dingy Harry will be taking over when he gets there and then him and Fat boy Teddy can duke it out for whose head gets to stay up Satan’s azz.

Tbone McGraw on June 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM

The answer for 95 percent of critics of this bill will be “no” because, when push comes to shove, McCain and Heller and Rubio are all preferable to a Democrat.

ARE YOU SH!!TTIN’ ME???? NEVER NEVER NEVER NEVER!!

I contributed to Heller’s campaign and walked neighborhoods for him.

He had an A+ rating with NumbersUSA.

A snake-in-the-grass, lying “Republican” is NOT better than an honest Democrat!!

I will NEVER vote for this POS again!!! I have asked for a refund of my contribution and told Sen. Sessions’ campaign I will give it to him.

Looking into moving to Panama — seriously.

fred5678 on June 22, 2013 at 4:15 PM

WHY IS HOT AIR NOT HELPING WITH THIS?

COME ON TEAPARTY! – GO SIGN THE TED CRUZ STOP AMNESTY PETITION!!

conservativeBC on June 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM

So what. It still has to get past the House. Good luck with that.

HiJack on June 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Hoeven Corker Schumer gang of 8 amendment is crap also. I started reading it and posting excerpts to the headline thread.

IT’S AMNESTY.

They are not serious about securing the border. Amnesty first and then a loooong list of tasks that will not secure the border with NO MILESTONES, DEADLINES, VERIFICATION STEPS or TESTING.

It is a sham.

Here’s a cute bit:

1 (1) IN GENERAL.—The Commissioner of U.S.
2 Customs and Border Protection, working through
3 U.S. Border Patrol, shall—
4 (A) identify areas near the Northern bor
5 der and the Southern border where migrant
6 deaths are occurring due to climatic and envi
7 ronmental conditions; and
8 (B) deploy up to 1,000 beacon stations in
9 the areas identified pursuant to subparagraph
10 (A).
11 (2) FEATURES.—Beacon stations deployed pur
12 suant to paragraph (1)should—
13 (A) include a self-powering mechanism,
14 such as a solar-powered radio button, to signal
15 U.S. Border Patrol personnel or other emer
16 gency response personnel that a person at that
17 location is in distress;
18 (B) include a self-powering cellular phone
19 relay limited to 911 calls to allow persons in
20 distress in the area who are unable to get to the
21 beacon station to signal their location and ac
22 cess emergency personnel; and

So they know there will be MORE illegals, but let’s set up 911 stations so that we can go mount a rescue.

So they admit the bill will not accomplish it’s stated goal, right there.

dogsoldier on June 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Who cares, it is DOA in the House. Immigration bills will be forgotten on 6 months.

Ellis on June 22, 2013 at 7:10 PM

AP won’t like this that I just posted to last night’s QOTD and neither will anyone else!! They can’t get anymore despicable & low.

http://hotair.com/archives/2013/06/21/quotes-of-the-day-1413/comment-page-9/#comment-7108351

Pass the word around.

We better get to emailing this weekend and melt the phones early Monday morning!!

bluefox on June 22, 2013 at 7:48 PM

dogsoldier on June 22, 2013 at 6:34 PM

Thanks, will see if I can find the headline thread you posted on.

bluefox on June 22, 2013 at 7:50 PM

WHY IS HOT AIR NOT HELPING WITH THIS?

COME ON TEAPARTY! – GO SIGN THE TED CRUZ STOP AMNESTY PETITION!!

conservativeBC on June 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM

I just did.

avagreen on June 22, 2013 at 7:53 PM

Petitions and ballots won’t save our country. It’s too far gone.

bgibbs1000 on June 22, 2013 at 8:19 PM

I went to the site to sign the petition, but all I saw was a “please contribute’ sign!! That’s all you get from politicians, and indeed I love Cruz. BUT I have contributed in the past to Rubio and other fake Republicans. I am careful now! I will give time to the cause, but hold on to my money until I am more convinced!

AnnaS on June 23, 2013 at 8:56 AM

conservativeBC on June 22, 2013 at 6:11 PM

This is not a Ted Cruz site. You need to check before being taken in.

THIS IS THE TED CRUZ SITE

http://www.tedcruz.org/stop-amnesty/

Via: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/20/Ted-Cruz-Launches-National-Petition-Against-Gang-of-Eight-s-Amnesty-Bill

bluefox on June 23, 2013 at 12:03 PM

I doubt Ted Kennedy is smiling down. He could be grinning up.

morganfrost on June 23, 2013 at 5:40 PM

The only way that Ted Kennedy would have been “looking down” would be if he were roasting on a rotisserie in proverbial hell.

kregg on June 23, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Smiling down? He’s looking up screaming in pain from all that fire!

jeffn21 on June 24, 2013 at 10:24 AM

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