The Amnesty Train Be A-Rollin’ – Grab a Taco and Hop On!

Allah has the scoop: Countdown to Amnesty. Me? I’ve been busy enjoying lunch with this guy.

Via Ace, Kurtz at the Corner aptly points out why this is more distressing than the usual Congressional betrayal.

Somehow this immigration battle feels different. The bill is wildly unpopular, yet it’s close to passing. The contrast with the high-school textbook version of democracy is not only glaring and maddening, it’s downright embarrassing. Usually, even when we’re at each others’ throats, there’s still an underlying pride in the democratic process. This immigration battle strips us of even that pride.

I’m still stuck on the way this bill was going to be pushed through without a public airing of crucial provisions, in the two or three days before Memorial Day recess. But I should be stuck even further back–on the way this bill was cooked up in a backroom deal that bypassed the ordinary process of public hearings. We take them for granted, but those civics textbook fundamentals are there for a reason. We’re going to pay a steep price for setting the fundamentals aside.

You can’t solve an argument by imposing a “compromise” on parties who don’t actually view it as a compromise. You can’t heal social divisions by forcing your version of a “solution” down the public’s throats. Real healing comes only when two sides reach what they themselves consider a valid compromise, or when one side wins the argument by persuading a clear majority of the validity of its case. Democracy does work, but first the Senate has got to give it a try.

It’s absolutely flabbergasting that we’re about to get a bill shoved down our throats that AT LEAST 75% of the American public is dead-set against. Every stinking one of these ass clowns needs to be thrown out at the earliest possible opportunity.

The Corner has the switched (from the original June 7 vote) Nay and Yay votes. Plenty of Senators gobbled up the administration’s amnesty seed and switched to the Yay column….

Nay to Yea (17)
Bennett
Bingaman
Bond
Boxer
Burr
Coleman
Collins
Domenici
Ensign
Gregg
Lott
McConnell
Murkowski
Snowe
Stevens
Warner
Webb

NV to Yea (1)
Brownback

My recommendation? Go ahead and order one of these. That will hold you over until the assholes in the Senate mandate that Arabic become the Official National Language and we all receive government-issued prayer rugs emblazoned with the Presidential Seal of Failure.

5 comments

  1. Aside from this legislative abortion dripping from the steps of the capitol, I hope you explained to one Mr. Silence that 6MB is the most influential political website in the state.

  2. He mentioned as much.

    Well, not explicitly. He didn’t exactly use those words.

    In fact, he grimaced at the mere mention of it.

    Really, he got physically ill when discussing it.

    But beyond that, I’m sure he agrees with your assertion. I mean, how many other blogs have been instrumental in the emotional resignation of another popular blogger?

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