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Amnesty - How Did Your Senators Vote?
email From Center For Individual Freedom | Jeff Mazzella

Posted on 05/26/2006 11:53:42 AM PDT by Iam1ru1-2

We may have lost this battle, but we are going to win the war!

Last night, 23 Republican Senators voted in favor of a bill (S. 2611 - the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006) that will give amnesty to millions of illegal aliens; but the battle is far from over and the movement to secure our borders first has gained a great deal of momentum.

Two weeks ago, Senate leaders boasted that they had over 70 votes in favor of S. 2611. They fell well short of that number and the credit goes to all of you. Your Blast Faxes and calls changed some hearts and minds and you are still having a profound effect!

This legislation will now move to a House-Senate Conference Committee which will attempt to reconcile this Senate amnesty bill with the enforcement-only bill that has already passed the House of Representatives; and this shift in momentum has further emboldened House leaders who support securing our borders first to stand firm and has significantly increased the chances that the legislation that is eventually passed by our Congress will contain NO significant amnesty provisions.

However, a lot can still happen in the coming weeks, but you have our promise that we will continue the fight until this battle is won.

You can see how your Senators voted below.

YEAs ---62

Yours In Freedom,

Jeff Mazzella
President
www.cfif.org


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 109th; amnesty; betrayal; boxer; feinstein; jackalsonparade; moretaxation; rino; rinocrats; rinojackasses; rinos; rinoscum; rollcall; s2611; sellout; shamnesty; wealthtransfer

1 posted on 05/26/2006 11:53:43 AM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Feinstein and Boxer voted yes. Who could have foreseen that?


2 posted on 05/26/2006 11:55:59 AM PDT by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

What's funny is that NumbersUSA gives my senior senator (Byrd) an A+ in the past twenty years on immigration. I think he voted against this for different reasons though, he's just a plain out racist.


3 posted on 05/26/2006 11:56:59 AM PDT by jaredt112
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To: Iam1ru1-2

My Senator sold us out to a foreign country... Sen. Di Fi.. of california, There is no way she could have listened to any one and voted the way she did..her seat is secure I hear, but it would be a blessing to get her out..


4 posted on 05/26/2006 11:57:02 AM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Since WA state is ruled by demoncRATS thereby King County (Seattle), both Cant"budget"well and Moron Murray voted yes. Not surprising.


5 posted on 05/26/2006 11:57:09 AM PDT by lilylangtree
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To: Iam1ru1-2

My Senators (Virginia) played rope-a-dope. Warner (R) voted yes since he isn't up for election this year, and Allen (R) voted no since he is.

The good cop/bad cop works on CSI, not the Senate.


6 posted on 05/26/2006 11:59:25 AM PDT by OpusatFR ( ALEA IACTA EST. We have just crossed the Rubicon.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I'm from Illinois.

I have no Senator.


7 posted on 05/26/2006 12:01:07 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (A tiny figure, tattered and torn, moving across the barren landscape....)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
"I'm from Illinois. I have no Senator."

Well, my state, WA, has 2 who pose as senators, but are really demonrat reporters for the "drive-by media".

8 posted on 05/26/2006 12:04:19 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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To: JoanneSD

I made 3 calls to Brownbacks office trying to get him to change his vote. Didn't he and all the rest take an oath to uphold the law? What the hell happened?


9 posted on 05/26/2006 12:05:41 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Warner (VA) thinks I will forget this in two years. He is mistaken. The good news is I will be voting for George Allen in two years for President.


10 posted on 05/26/2006 12:06:06 PM PDT by tigtog
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To: Iam1ru1-2
It is still good to see for yourself your Senators doing what they promised. Both of my Senators for MO did the right thing.
11 posted on 05/26/2006 12:06:47 PM PDT by downtoliberalism ("A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform,")
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To: Sunshine Sister

What the hell happened?
>>>>>>

What did happen? I thought that Brownback was VERY conservative?


12 posted on 05/26/2006 12:08:57 PM PDT by downtoliberalism ("A coalition partner must do more than just express sympathy, a coalition partner must perform,")
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To: All

Does anyone else ever get the feeling that the elected officials aren't really in charge, and are taking orders from a secret cabal (as in 24)?


13 posted on 05/26/2006 12:11:35 PM PDT by mknj
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To: mknj
Does anyone else ever get the feeling that the elected officials aren't really in charge, and are taking orders from a secret cabal (as in 24)?

Most of our elected officials couldn't successfully color a coloring book. Do you really think they could successfully follow orders from a secret cabal?

14 posted on 05/26/2006 12:14:58 PM PDT by RogueIsland (.)
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To: jaredt112
I think he voted against this for different reasons though, he's just a plain out racist.

That's the funniest post I've seen all week! You hit Sheets right in the shorts with that!

15 posted on 05/26/2006 12:15:05 PM PDT by You Dirty Rats (I Love Free Republic!!!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Texas here, and proud of it!


16 posted on 05/26/2006 12:17:08 PM PDT by Zeppelin (Texas Longhorns === National Champions)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
Glad to see that my senator, Richard Shelby, came around. I was beginning to have my doubts about him.
17 posted on 05/26/2006 12:18:50 PM PDT by chesley (Republicans don't deserve to win, but America does not deserve the Dhimmicrats.)
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To: downtoliberalism
What did happen? I thought that Brownback was VERY conservative? He's been bought and paid for by agricultural interests. You can count on him 99% of the time. Unfortunately, the 1% of the time you can't count on is fatal to this nation.

Allen is the man.

18 posted on 05/26/2006 12:19:21 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Strahan, Osi, Arrington...someone go over to Bledsoe's house and pry him out of the fetal position.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

I'm lucky. Both my senators voted against amnesty. So, I anticipate continuing to support them. Had either of them voted for that travesty, they would never receive another vote from me. They'd be duly relegated to traitor status as far as I'm concerned.


19 posted on 05/26/2006 12:20:17 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Both of mine voted correctly.


20 posted on 05/26/2006 12:21:27 PM PDT by SouthTexas (Viva la Migra!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Sen. Mel Martinez, R-Mexico, was co-author and vote for amnesty!


21 posted on 05/26/2006 12:25:56 PM PDT by RdhseRat
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To: Iam1ru1-2
S. 2611 - the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006

Shouldn't this be called "The Voter Registration Act of 2006?"

24 posted on 05/26/2006 12:27:51 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: downtoliberalism

He used to be. I don't know who had the gun to his head, but this vote was just wrong. I told the staff that if he voted for this bill I was done with him. I'm not sure what I'm going to do, but I will not vote for him again.


25 posted on 05/26/2006 12:28:30 PM PDT by Sunshine Sister
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To: jaredt112
What's funny is that NumbersUSA gives my senior senator (Byrd) an A+ in the past twenty years on immigration. I think he voted against this for different reasons though, he's just a plain out racist.

I have to agree with your statement except for the term racist. What European, German, Chinese, Japanese, Muslim, or Mexican for example wants to become the minority party of their home country? I admit I just don't know how to justify this thinking but I certainly do understand it.

26 posted on 05/26/2006 12:30:37 PM PDT by Snoopers-868th (Send-a-Brick.com. Send a brick to Washington and cash to Minutemen for a wall.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2
I can't say that I'm surprised by the betrayal of America by Senator Smith (R) Oregon, since his money comes from illegal labor.

I am disappointed however.

27 posted on 05/26/2006 12:32:45 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (America for Americans.)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

My Senator is a Communist who cites Scottish Law, bails out leftist murderers, thinks he alone was the Warren Commision, and should be tried for treason against America. In 1776 he would have lined up against a wall.
He's a pathetic pipsqueak, a whiny, white-guilt RINO who needs to be retired!


28 posted on 05/26/2006 12:36:47 PM PDT by Doc Savage (Bueller?....Bueller?...Bueller?...Bueller?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...Pelosi?...)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

My Okies did fine, thank you.


29 posted on 05/26/2006 12:49:06 PM PDT by Potts Mtn. Pappy
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To: RdhseRat

Big surprise there with Mel Martinez... Also no big surprise everyone's favorite RINO John McCain also voted yes.


30 posted on 05/26/2006 12:55:32 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: downtoliberalism

Brownback is a RINO. He sold us out, and if you check his voting record, he ususally votes with the liberals. I have known him since the mid 60's when we were in College together, and it has been all about Sam.


31 posted on 05/26/2006 12:56:56 PM PDT by Concho
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Damn that SANTORUM!!!! Freaking sellout RINO.. how dare he vote against Amnesty... I'm going to sit on my hands come November no way I could vote for that guy.


32 posted on 05/26/2006 1:00:09 PM PDT by HamiltonJay
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Levin voted as I expected ......Stabenow must be worried about the next election .......I have voted against Dems at every opportunity and will continue to do so


33 posted on 05/26/2006 1:00:44 PM PDT by shooter223 (the government should fear the citizens......not the other way around)
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To: MattinNJ; All
Vote by Senators on Immigration Bill by party:

Democrats
Republicans
Total
Tot.%
In Favor
39
23
62
63
Opposed
 4
32
36
37





Party % voting FOR bill
91%
42%


Party % voting Against bill
 9%
58%
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As upset as I am about the 42% of R-senators voting in favor of this, we must not lose sight of the critically important dominant factor in this vote: 91% of the Democrats voted for this bill, and that both of the Senators not voting were Dems in favor of such a bill.  In addition, those D's opposed are on the bubble for re-election, and so are trying to pacify their voting public.

A strong majority of Republicans voted AGAINST this bill, and I believe that several more can be persuaded if need be.

Don't give up on this fight.  It is very important that the House oppose the amnesty portions of this bill, and be willing to throw it out if need be.  I was in my Representative's office yesterday, and the phones were not as busy as they need to be on behalf of this cause, though they were overwhelmingly against the Senate's forgiveness of lawless behavior on the part of both the "immigrants" and their employers. 

You can all make a difference in this, but the focus must be placed on the House.




34 posted on 05/26/2006 1:13:59 PM PDT by AFPhys ((.Praying for President Bush, our troops, their families, and all my American neighbors..))
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To: Iam1ru1-2
NO & NO:

* Sessions (R-AL)
* Shelby (R-AL)

35 posted on 05/26/2006 1:17:54 PM PDT by blam
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Frist needs to lose his leader's seat. Now.

Looks like we have a new 'Gang of 22'. sellout rinos.


36 posted on 05/26/2006 1:24:37 PM PDT by rock_lobsta
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To: John Jorsett

I'm shocked that the twitter twins voted yes. Just shocked.


37 posted on 05/26/2006 1:26:37 PM PDT by Enterprise (The MSM - Propaganda wing and news censorship division of the Democrat Party.)
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To: John Jorsett
Feinstein and Boxer voted yes. Who could have foreseen that?


It boggles the mind to think that these two moonbats are still in power out here...


Sigh...as I will continue to, (try) vote them out.
38 posted on 05/26/2006 1:29:28 PM PDT by dagoofyfoot
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To: Iam1ru1-2
>We may have lost this battle, but we are going to win the war!

Ummm, have you noticed
that despite media hype,
despite web-based hype,

people at bus stops
do not talk immigration,
people out shopping

don't talk about it,
people at the mall don't talk
about illegals . . .

It's a non-issue
among the general public!
The only people

who care are the groups
funding the hype! Look around.
Politicians who

"embrace" this topic
will get laughed at by voters
because no one cares!

39 posted on 05/26/2006 1:30:01 PM PDT by theFIRMbss
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To: downtoliberalism

The Dems don't represent us, the taxpayers. They represent the Mexicans!!!


40 posted on 05/26/2006 1:37:00 PM PDT by berkley
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Proud to be a Georgia citizen!


41 posted on 05/26/2006 1:38:17 PM PDT by Republican Red (Everyone is super stoked on Gore. Even if they don't know it)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Betrayed by the elite political class, again. I am shocked, shocked I tell ya!


42 posted on 05/26/2006 1:43:27 PM PDT by vpintheak (What's worse, a liberal or a know it all posing as a Conservative?)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Missouri 2 for 2!


43 posted on 05/26/2006 1:57:57 PM PDT by Da Bilge Troll (Defeatism is not a winning strategy!)
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To: Iam1ru1-2

THe only Repub close to me is Smith in Oregon. I will be monetarily supporting his opponent, even though I live in a neighboring state.


44 posted on 05/26/2006 3:06:54 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (What's going on now, calling it a pathway to citizenship is not honest. It's amnesty.)
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To: theFIRMbss

people out shopping

don't talk about it,
people at the mall don't talk
about illegals . . .



That is not true. I hear about it all the time in my little town.


45 posted on 05/26/2006 3:13:32 PM PDT by trubluolyguy (What's going on now, calling it a pathway to citizenship is not honest. It's amnesty.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

"I'm from Illinois.

I have no Senator."


I am in Vermont.

I have no Senators AND no representative.


46 posted on 05/26/2006 3:13:34 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Iam1ru1-2

Thanks for this post. If we conservatives don't want to hand over this country to the left, we better get organized and put on a march that's never been seen before in history.

We cannot afford to wait another election. Our voices need to be heard now! If not, I fear it will be too late.



47 posted on 05/26/2006 3:24:26 PM PDT by demkicker (democrats and terrorists are intimate bedfellows)
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To: Zeppelin
"Texas here"

Ditto but I must admit to being a little bit surprised that Hutchison didn't fold. She's been talking tough but sometimes she can wander. Glad to see she didn't.

48 posted on 05/26/2006 3:25:20 PM PDT by Proud_texan (I'm gonna break my rusty cage and run)
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To: Jorj X. McKie

The pressure IS working!

Keep it up!


49 posted on 05/26/2006 8:07:50 PM PDT by oldm60grunt
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To: theFIRMbss
"Look around. Politicians who "embrace" this topic will get laughed at by voters because no one cares!

......and it appears you have joined them. If you are not willing to confront this crime where it's found, then don't go complaining about the consequences this crime will result in. I wonder where you stand on the illegal immigration problem, even though you don't care about it.

50 posted on 05/27/2006 1:07:49 PM PDT by Iam1ru1-2
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