Cross posted from Common Sense America
Well, well, well, IT’S BACK!!!
Good old S.1348, the “grand bargain”, the “grand compromise”, the “grand betrayal”, or whatever name you want to call it will be rearing its ugly head again in our Senate this week.
Refusing to listen to the outrage clearly resounding from Americans across this nation, our elected officials – on both sides of the aisle – have shown exactly who they work for over the past few weeks. Themselves.
Where they stand:
President Bush publicly called for Hispanics to drown out American voices on this issue:
President Bush yesterday told Hispanics to step into the middle of the immigration debate and make sure senators who have been bombarded with calls from opponents also hear from those who support the bill.
Senator Lindsey Graham calls Americans “bigots” and tells La Raza we must be “shut up”.
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff tried twisting a few arms with this little gem:
“I understand that some people think it’s not tough enough. Maybe they want people thrown in jail for 10 years or they want people executed.”
While our President continues to lead the charge against the will of the American people:
Meanwhile, DHS Sec. Mike Chertoff and others kicked their vitriol into high gear. President Bush gave a very public, very pointed, very critical speech in Georgia. He essentially called opponents of the backroom “grand bargain” unpatriotic, xenophobic and racist.
Too little too late?
And last week our President, and other supporters of this shamnesty bill, attempted to openly bribe our Senate into passing this betrayal of the laws of our nation. Not only are they trying to bribe the Senate to ram this bill through, they have the audacity – shamelessness – to try to rush in front of the media to be the first to get the credit for it.
Mr. Reid also said he will be the one to add $4.4 billion in guaranteed border security funding to the bill — stealing the thunder from Republican senators and Mr. Bush, who endorsed the idea Thursday as a way of winning the support of those who say the government can’t be trusted to follow through on enforcement.
“When the bill returns to the Senate floor, I plan to add $4.4 billion in guaranteed funding — to be funded by the fees and penalties established by the bill’s new programs — to strengthen border security and speed other important elements of comprehensive reform,” Mr. Reid said.
Their pandering to the illegal population has reached new nauseating lows as they pull all of their tricks, and accusations of racism, out of their sleeves. But their actions merely underscore their desperation and I’m sure it is difficult for many in Washington to understand why their old tactics just aren’t working this time. Why is it that the American people aren’t buying their smoke and mirrors promises of securing our border and their capability to stop this invasion? Why won’t Americans just believe them, accept their bribe, and shut up?
In June, W declared that he will throw an extra $4.4 billion dollars at border security, if only the senate will reconsider S 1348.
This dilly begs the obvious question: If $4.4 billion will make America safer and is vital to homeland security, why has W not acted sooner?
Like on September 12, 2001 for instance?
I guess the old axiom, “Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me” would pretty much cover this but you have to wonder why these Senators are so hell bent on ignoring their constituents at the risk of destroying their own Party. Why? Their actions clearly have nothing to do with representing the desires of the American people. But, even though it looks as if they are trying to do what is best for the 12 million illegal aliens, it really has nothing to do with them either. What this really has to do with is power.
The siren song of POWER:
The alluring appeal of the siren song, leads one to make dangerous decisions.
Meanwhile, the issue continues to affect the 2008 presidential field.
Sen. John McCain, the Arizona Republican who has tied his campaign to the surge in Iraq and to passage of an immigration bill, has seen his primary position deteriorate. A new Mason-Dixon poll over the weekend found him slipping into single digits in South Carolina.
Mr. Graham, a close ally of Mr. McCain’s, said the Arizonan has at taken a hit in conservative South Carolina, but said he is taking the right stance on immigration if Republicans want to win elections.
“John is telling the Republican Party, in ‘08, if you want to win, you can’t win with 22 percent of the Hispanic vote,” he said.
Yes, listen to John all ye little lemmings, he has his finger on the pulse of America.
Have Graham and other Republican Senators gone completely insane? McCain’s approval numbers are in the toilet, as are the President’s, Senate majority leader Harry Reid’s, Lindsey Graham’s, and every other supporter of this bill. To follow the advice of these traitors may help them win a higher percentage of the Hispanic vote but they will suffer the mythical fate of the lemming because they will NEVER win again if they lose 100 percent of their Republican base.
See also these great weekend posts from the members of the Coalition Against Illegal Immigration:
DEAD REPUBLICANS WALKING from StikNstein…has no mercy
Americans Prefer Securing the Border First and Saturday’s Hellfire and Brimstone: Time to Send the Amnesty Bill Back to Hell from The Virtuous Republic
Illegal Alien Crime: No One Wants to Talk About It from Maggie’s Notebook
A New American Revolution, Fought With Words and Ideas from Conservative Common Man
Trent Lott enters dangerous territory, Marsha Blackburn, TN, reports, and Should illegal aliens serve in the military? from Right Truth
Tancredo Throws down the gauntlet to the Senate from Freedom of Philadelphia
Has Georgia been…had? from GA CrimeWatch
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