Tancredo Throws down the gauntlet to the Senate.

15 06 2007

Cross posted from   Freedom Of Philadelphia

Saw this over at hot air.com and for all those against this Shamnesty bill it’s really good news. So good that it just made my terrible week fine and dandy.

 

Tancredo wins surprise immigration vote

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives this morning voted to withhold federal emergency services funding for “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants.

Anti-illegal immigration champion Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., sponsored the measure, which he says would apply to cities such as Denver and Boulder. He was elated by its passage, which stunned critics and supporters alike.

This is a clear shot across the bow of the Senate and the President. It says, pass whatever crap you want but when it gets here we won’t have warm and fuzzy feelings towards it. It also shows that the House is alot more in touch with their base. This is probably because they have to run every couple of years where as the Senators probably feel that 6 years can make a lot of people forget this in our short attention span country. This helps them to stay more in touch with the reality of the American pulse, well that is if they want to get re-elected that is.

It also will be a shot in the arm for Tancredo’s presidential hopes. I’ve written before that he’s primarily a one plank candidate but oh boy what a plank it is right now. He can also point to the bipartisanship in it.

The House passed the amendment, 234 to 189, with 50 Democrats voting in favor.

and

If I were (Speaker of the House) Nancy Pelosi, I’d be asking if she could pass a vote on amnesty on the House side,” Tancredo said. “If she lost 50 Democrats on this one, and she says she needs 70 Republicans to pass the immigration plan, this is an interesting indicator of things coming down the pike, and that the times, they are a-changing.”

I really think that this could be a shot at the so called sanctuary cities across America. While the bill doesn’t specify what will be called a sanctuary city, the simple fact that the House is recognizing that funds should not be given to them is something. In investigative journalism there is the “follow the money” line, well in politics it’s “take away their money”. Good job to Tancredo, and thanks to the 50 Democrats who crossed the aisle. I’m not going to say that the amnesty bill is now dead, but the house of Rep’s served up a very strong warning to it.

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