Steerike Three, Yer Out!

The vote on the motion for cloture on the immigration bill has failed to get enough votes.

Breaking News from ABCNEWS.com:

IN A VOTE OF 53 - 46, U.S. SENATE REJECTS IMMIGRATION REFORM BILL THAT WOULD HAVE LEGALIZED MILLIONS OF ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Captain Ed is following the roll call here.

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Posted by: Howie at 11:19 AM

Comments

1 Next up.... Fairness Doctrine!~

Posted by: mrclark at June 28, 2007 12:43 PM

2 For those in Congress who do not understand why the American people are for securing the border before fixing the illegal immigration problem.

I have a broken water pipe flooding rooms in my house , do I...

a) try to fix the gushing pipe like a 3 stooges comedy.

b) try to fix the gushing pipe like a 3 stooges comedy, scratch my head andtell my wife I'llget to it after the next election.

c) turn the main water valve off first, then fix the broken pipe.

Posted by: Barry at June 28, 2007 01:48 PM

3 Congrats to all the (legal) Americans who killed this bill. Just because the politicians are backing off for now doesn't mean the battle is won. While the momentum and the winds of change are good, we should keep pressuring our representatives in Washington to secure the borders. Don't let them off the hook... I'll bet if we keep their phones, emails, fax machines busy... they will eventually close the border to illegal crossings. Keep Pushing. The politicians arebetting the people will shut up, now that the billwill beout of the news. They're obviously gonna make this an election issue. Let's keep em on the ropes.

Posted by: Barry at June 28, 2007 02:29 PM

4 This is still a really fucked up vote. 80% of Americans are against giving the law breakers amnesty. Yet 53% of our elected morons think it's a good idea. That my friend is poor representation.

Also, if I'm ever near Geraldo Rivera I'm going to punch him in the head. I repeatedly heard this guy state that illegals commit crimes at a lower rate then the legal population. If I'm not mistaken, the second one of these illegals steps across the border he has essentially broken the law. I count that as 100% law breakers.

Posted by: Rome at June 28, 2007 03:11 PM

5 Senator Bob Menendez has also called us Xenophobes besides just saying that the Senate yielded to fear and the “lowest common denominator”. Did so in a speech on C-Span 2 just moments ago.
It is sad that the Senator is so arrogant and condescending to the people that put him if office.
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Letter I sent Senators Sessions Hutchison:
Thank God for you Senator.
I feel strange saying that for the last week I've been attacking Senators with emails with not so complimentary words. Even getting angrier when I hear some idiots in the Senate blame talk radio or to hear Bush and others call us bigots. I bet you now the Congress will try to kill free speech with trying to enact the "Fairness Doctrine".
Thomas Jefferson gave a quote about the fact that every once in awhile the people need a revolution. I believe we are near that point or perhaps even past it. But perhaps the failure of this Shamnesty bill will defer such action.
Perhaps your courage is that very courageous act that stilted the need of the people to follow Jefferson's advice a clean out our Congress with another revolution.
We still need to clean out Congress, but you still have my support. Although I am a lifelong Republican and an attorney, I have developed great disdain for the Republican Party. Unless the Republican Party is cleaned up, then many of us Americans and long-term Republicans will have to look elsewhere and/or form a new party that TRULY represents us for today's Congress and in the last Congress it has not and does not. I hope the Republicans have learned a lesson from the last election.
Thank you for your stalwart courage.
NOW see that the fence is built. A fence for the complete border. See that our current law is enforced which sadly won't take place until we get rid of Bush, a man I voted for twice with some regret in hindsight. Yet Kerry Gore really would have been far worse, but at least with them you knew who the "enemy" was.
President Bush is an excellent "facilitator" in bringing people together for now both the Left and Right "hate" him!
I will be working with as many people as I can to get rid of people like Senator Lindsey Graham from S.C., Senator Bill Nelson in Florida, and Senator Mel Martinez in Florida as well when they come up for re-election.
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Just had to have some FUN so posted this at DailyKos:
Great Day to Day! This Supreme Court Decision… (0 / 0)The defeat of this immigration bill and the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in PARENTS INVOLVED IN COMMUNITY SCHOOLS v.SEATTLE SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 ET AL. where RACE cannot be used as a criteria to allocate slots in oversubscribed high schools.
Discrimination, reverse or otherwise, is wrong and this decision is a major blow to such discrimination. Time to move to being a “colorblind” society. Case found at: http://www.supremecourtus.gov/…
It is a very good day today. Thank God our Supreme Court is getting some sanity and at least on this issue is moving back from the left to the center.
Oh I’m sorry…most of you don’t believe in God…
Now build the fence Mr. Bush.
by FLLaw33870 on Thu Jun 28, 2007 at 12:08:35 PM PDT

Posted by: Darren at June 28, 2007 03:38 PM

6 But 99% of Lobbyists with a suitcase full of cash were for it. Which Ted Kennedy translated yesterday as, "Most people are for it." Most people that matter to him that is. enjoy it's one of the few times the people have won out over the suitcase full of cash.

Posted by: Howie at June 28, 2007 03:41 PM

7 Just wait they will bring it up again until it passes and we must not allow that to happen and ACREW MEXICO and its EMPORER

Posted by: sandpiper at June 28, 2007 03:48 PM

8 Bigots. Notice you brown bigots never even mention the immigration of African muslims. Yea sure. They get a free ride while you anti-hispanics focus your racial hatred on people who wish to work. Never mention friggin muslims who come here to kill us.

Posted by: Greyrooster at June 28, 2007 05:47 PM

9 #8 Greyrooster

Not so...I'm an equal opportunity offending "bigot". I'm all for building a wall perhaps in the Bermuda Triangle or City of Atlantis to keep out African Muslims as well!!!

Not only that I am also all four deporting all muslims...even those born in the U.S.. Deport the U.S. born Muslims to the Peoples Socialist Republic of Vermont!!!

Posted by: Darren at June 28, 2007 07:20 PM

10 Hey Grey, you should behonored to be held in such high regards! :)

Posted by: Barry at June 28, 2007 09:22 PM

11 I be honored.

Notice how few Mexicans become muslim.Means they don't hate Americans. Muslims and those people who become muslims are the enemy. Manuel just wants your mop and bucket. Black muslims and muslims want you dead. We are focused on the wrong group. OUTLAW ISLAM!

Posted by: Greyrooster at June 28, 2007 10:34 PM

12 Importing Mexico's poverty will just bankrupt us. Have you read the Hertiage Foundation report?
It great Manuel wants a mop and bucket, but they will pay little to no taxes. According to the Heritage Foundation report on immigration, making 12-20 million illegals will cost the taxpayer 2.6 million dollars in 40 years. It will bankrupt our social security, medicare, medicaid, and other social programs.
And the ones with the mop and bucket who do pay taxes take more and/or cost more in services, i.e. $30,000.00, to the $10,000.00 in taxes they pay...if and when they pay.
We, Americans, can do two things at once. We can pat our heads and rub our bellies at the same time.
This immigration bill according to the Congressional Budget Office admitted that this Senate Immigration bill would have reduced immigration by only 26%.
To keep America safe and not bankrupting us as well soooooooo we can spend the savings on the war against Islamic Fascism, this bill needed to be defeated. Those who break the law should not benefit by breaking the law. We NEED a fence built to keep out illegals, drug dealers, criminals, and Islamic Fascists.

Manuel is not my obligation as a taxpayer to take care of. I should not have my health insurance or taxes increased just because Manuel and his pregnant wife use an American hospital with no money or insurance. Manuel is Mexico's problem and the problem for the Mexican taxpayer. Besides if Manuel wants to become an American citizen then he can stand in line like the rest of the immigrants doing it legally and waiting his turn right behind Osama and Mohammad. :)

PS - Mexicans don't hate Americans? The majority do not, BUT there are many that think we EUROPEANS should go back to Europe! This is their land. For example, the Mexica Movement and when I see Mexicans in Arizona California ripping down the U.S. flags and raising the Mexican flag which they have done...they are not the friends I want.

I love Hispanic people, but America as a sovereign nation has the right to determine who crosses our borders. We have the right to say some Mexicans are ok, but we don't want another Mexico. Immigrants from other lands are wanted too and add flavor to the melting pot as well.

Posted by: Darren at June 29, 2007 12:58 AM






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