Skip to comments.Conservatives Get Ultimatum, GOP Pushed on Immigration
Posted on 06/13/2007 9:43:46 AM PDT by 3AngelaD
Senate conservatives have been warned by Republican leaders that they must either accept a series of largely symbolic floor votes on a handful of amendments to the immigration reform legislation or see themselves shut out of the process altogether when the chamber resumes work on the bill later this year, GOP lawmakers and aides said Tuesday...
Sadly, I'm thinking the answer is "yes."
IF this immigration/amnesty bill passes and the GOP supported it...I am going to have to part company with the GOP. It pains me to do so, but they have left me no choice. Gotta start a national Conservative Party.
meet the ultimatum
Who do these Republicans think they are? Democrats?
I Like Ike.
Take the Pledge: "I pledge to never, ever vote for anyone, for any office, who votes in favor of the Mexican Invasion Surrender Bill."
I must not have been paying attention. Can someone show me when and where true conservatives were part of the process that gave birth to S.1348?
how about seeing themselves forced out of office by the voters.
Bush and the republican leadership are suicidal. The bad news is they will be taking the rest of the country with them.
How about a ‘largely symbolic’ vote on deporting the illegals who committed additinoal felonies or were known gang members?
How about a ‘largely symbolic’ vote on refusing free public services (except for life threatening emergencies) to individuals who are NOT legal citizens or naturalized citizens?
How about a ‘largely symbolic’ vote on children being removed from the schools when their illegal parents go back South of the border? Or at least have 25% of their paychecks garnished to go to the school districts to cover the education of the illegal children they brought to the US?
How about a ‘largely symbolic’ vote on stopping all future illegal immigration?
These a-holes would rather split the party than take the common-sense approach of enforcement first.
Time to take our party back, boys and girls. And if we can't take it back, it is time to cut off the pro-illegal contingent of the party and build a coalition of the willing between conservatives and Dems who are also appalled at illegal immigration (and there are plenty - the GOP mayor of Hazelton who pushed for anti-illegal ordinances won the GOP primary AND the Dem primary with write-ins).
We will prevail. If not here, then in 2008.
They most certainly don't think they are Americans.
I'm with you! I'm feed up with these 'Rat wannabe RINO pieces of crap. Better to partner with the Libertarians then bow to these POS RINOs. Let them have their stinking to high Heaven party.
Is Bush mentally ill or evil?
They are trying to blackmail the American public with border security and now trying to blackmail the senators who don’t agree with this bill.
Heckuva way to run the government. They all disgust me.
I left the party one month ago.
Listen up, and listen good all you pretend Republican “leaders”: the conservative Senators are our true representatives, and you don’t give them ultimatums, we give you the ultimatums!
Continue calling, emails, letters, fax.
For mercy sakes, now is the time to PRAY!
BRING IT ON!!!
Rush is effectively ending Lindsey Graham’s political career.
Turns out the bunch of thumb suckers are exactly what we in the south have been told from birth. See when it gets right down to it the Republicans have, ( in a most ignorant and stupid political play in history) backed themselves right into the oldest democrat play in the book. “Republicans are the rich man’s party.” The demos know their voters are disconnected, and forgetful so come election day it will have much much less net affect on them than it will on conservatives who will never forget this vote. Not only will the last vestiges of Regan crossovers head for the hills but a huge number of us “Average American” types will look for other avenues to express our desires for our country’s direction.THese could range from political offshoot parties which will render the GOP toothless, to more ,shall we say directed action.
If you ask me... I think this is a family favor to Jeb’s Latino wife.
Just a guess.
Much the same way that the Harriet Meiers nomination was a favor to Laura.
Here’s my ultimatum:
BUILD THE DUNCAN HUNTER FENCE TODAY
DEPORT THE IMPRISONED ILLEGALS TODAY
APOLOGIZE FOR CALLING ME A BIGOT RIGHT NOW
...then we can talk.
Suicidal? No. They are calculating and devious. From the ashes of the USA, they plan build a North American Union.
Sounds tough, but is it a promise or a threat?
If I were a Senator, I would be glad to be seen as having no part in putting together this horrible legislation.
How do you say “Screw you” in Spanish.
Whether the conservatives opposed to cloture can be shut out of participating in the process of producing a bill or not, there are still Senators on the other side of the aisle who oppose the bill in its present form due to the ‘guest worker’ portions of the bill opposed by the AFL-CIO. There happens to be at least one member of the group opposed to cloture who knows full well how the Senate can be tied up in knots with arcane parliamentary procedures, i. e., democrat Senator Byrd of West Virginia. Unless the ‘guest workers’ of the bill can somehow be removed from the bill it is going no where. In return, the Pubbies, at least the rinos, will not let go of the additional visa quotas that are part of the bill, including the new Z visas for illegals currently residing in the country. Therefore the impasse will continue. As a backstop, even if the Senate should miraculously pass a bill close to what it is now, there is much more opposition on both sides of the aisle in the House to such a proposal, and it thus die on the vine there as well.
The Conservatives need to start *giving* some ultimatums.
Sounds tough, but is this a promise or a threat?
If I were a Senator, I would be glad to be seen as having no part in this horrible legislation.
I am beginning to wonder, truly, if there is not something wrong with him.
Maybe the years of the most vicious, abusive attacks on a president in the memory of the Republic have taken their toll.
Maybe there really is something wrong -— like Alzheimers. Seriously. It just seems to very unlike him! Not the president I voted for.
Surely he has not even read this provisions of this bill?
Me Too !!
They may have just tripped a few triggers.
2007 = 1855
GOP = Whig
They should give some ultimatums of their own. This legislation is rotten to the core and nobody wants it except for a select few so why not tell the leadership to either dump it or we'll find new leaders? It only takes 25 votes to put in new ones.
Sounds like the deal is that Dirty Harry lets the republicans propose some amendments that will lose in return they will let allow an up or down vote on the POS Amnesty bill after Labor Day.
Maybe they should caucus with the independents like Lieberman. That would get McConnell and Lott to think twice.
Should be the other way around. We want names!
Reid stated a few hours ago on the radio he’s not allowing anymore amendments and to take the bill as is. He wants 25 from the GOP to sign off on it or he’s not bringing it back.
Can’t remember but try this one - Vete par Carajo. Translatio - Go to H**l.
All these Freeper comments need to be emailed and called into these traitors as well as the RNC in DC. I made my call yesterday. If you can’t get through, mix up the last four digits of the number and one of their arrogant staff will answer.
The DC traitors need to start looking for their private sector job as they will be gone.
Got it in one, but even more shameful that the South Carolina Weeping Pansy, Kyl, Martinez and McConnell are cooperating in this confidence trick with Reid and Kennedy. Here is the deal they’re offering: we’ll let you propose some amendments, which we will ensure are voted down, in exchange for you voting to invoke cloture to bring the bill back to the floor. How many of them will be stupid enough to buy this, or pretend like they’ve bought this so they can defy their constituents?
Never thought I would see the day when Dingy Harry would be my hero.
Regardless of his motivations if he kills this bill I will be a happy camper!
“later this year” when the Senate revisits the issue sounds good to me! Closer to the elections. More time for opposition to organize. Make sure you get involved in some way with FAIR or other organizations. Develop e-mail contact lists of opponents. Collect the appropriate numbers to call for easy e-mail. Fax and write on an ongoing basis to close down illegal entry to the country, enforce the laws against employers. Get involved in local politics so that you can organize locally . . . if we sit on our fannies they will sell the country down the river (across the river?). Basically, make them regret stirring “us” up.
Senator Grahamnesty did it to himself.
Michael Savage is right, call them “Republicrats” or “Demicans”, they’re all one in the same.