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Few Senators Publicly Committed to Amnesty

Filed under: Immigration — Patterico @ 5:40 am

The Washington Times this morning offers some hope that the amnesty bill may not be a done deal:

Fewer than 20 senators are publicly committed to supporting the immigration deal that hits the Senate floor today while nearly 40 are already opposed or have serious concerns, underscoring how difficult it will be for President Bush and his allies to craft a coalition that can pass the bill.

A Washington Times survey of Senate offices and public comments after the deal was announced Thursday found an additional 32 senators who said they cannot even take a position yet — a result of the fact that the deal was written in secret by a dozen senators and the Bush administration, wasn’t even finalized until yesterday and still hasn’t reached many Senate offices.

Anybody opposed to the bill should contact their Senator and say so.

13 Responses to “Few Senators Publicly Committed to Amnesty”

  1. But mine are Durbin and Obama… I don’t WANT then to do what’s popular, because I waant them out of office!

    I’m so very, very torn…

    Scott Jacobs (feb2f7)

  2. But mine are Durbin and Obama

    While I sympathize with your plight Scott, try (for a moment) having to put up with the ideologyslunitics of Pelosi,Feinstien, and Boxer—-and then count your blessings

    Rovin (7f64b8)

  3. Oh, Sax, how could you?

    Oh, wait. Chicken processing plants.

    Rick Wilcox (c55ca3)

  4. Already did so (Salazar and Allard of Colorado). Also contacted my Congressperson, but since he’s Tom Tancredo, I’m not sure that was strictly necessary. :-) ..bruce..

    P.S. I sent bricks to Salazar and Allard last year; maybe it’s time to do it again.

    Bruce Webster (2f56b4)

  5. Damn Rovin…

    Seriously, do you want help with the noose there? I mean, killing yourself might be the only way out at this point (because like hell Pelosi or DiFi will ever NOT get re-elected)…

    But think about it… If I bitch to Obama, and he votes against the bill, he’ll be popular… and could use it to campaign…


    I… I dunno what to do!

    Scott Jacobs (feb2f7)

  6. Obama does only what Mayor Daley tells him to and Daley needs the Hispanic vote. So forget that for a non-starter.

    nk (cad7e1)

  7. Despite the fact that most Texans oppose this legislation, even my Texas Senators are waffling on it. Normally I would enjoy the comedy of politicians wrapping themselves up like pretzels over this issue but, frankly, it’s no laughing matter.

    DRJ (2d5e62)

  8. CSPAN 2 has live coverage leading up to the vote today and Sen Sessions has a laundry list of problems and issues with the bill itself and the process abnormalities.

    Many note in final bill form it will likely approach 1000 pages.

    SlimGuy (658d0b)

  9. No CBOE estimate of the bill cost or even a request exists for the CBOE to evaluate the costs involved.

    SlimGuy (658d0b)

  10. You people from California and Illinois don’t know crazy. Try living in Massachusetts sometime.

    Federal Dog (9afd6c)

  11. Or Washington.

    That’s Patty Murry and Maria Cantwell. One thinks Osama bin Laden is loved because of all the day care centers he built, and the other was voted ‘Dumbest Senator.’

    Oh, and my congresscritter is Baghdad Jim McDermott, the one that got paid by Sadaam to visit.

    Al (b624ac)

  12. I can’t believe the Reps can be this tone deaf, even after losing so badly in 2006 that Bush took the step (which he should have taken two years earlier) to change war strategy and leadership.

    In some ways I think he is taking one for the team, getting the bill out early and gambling the house on it. But still, given that his Iraq gamble has not exactly been a winner, why on earth would he do it again?

    It’s like there is no difference between the parties anymore. There’s just one party: the Ruling Class. Bushes, Kennedys, and now Clintons. Tea Party, anyone?

    Patricia (824fa1)

  13. Look who didn’t vote on Cloture…

    Biden (D-DE)
    Clinton (D-NY)
    Dodd (D-CT)
    Johnson (D-SD)
    Kerry (D-MA)
    McCain (R-AZ)
    Nelson (D-FL)
    Obama (D-IL)


    Scott Jacobs (a1de9d)

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