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Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote
Human Events ^ | 9/5/7 | Rep. John Boehner

Posted on 09/05/2007 7:45:26 AM PDT by ZGuy

As Congress returns this week, Republicans are ready to pick up where we left off when August recess began last month. From fighting for lower taxes to insisting on more restrained federal spending to giving our troops the support they need to wage and win the War on Terrorism, we’re ready to continue working on the most important priorities facing the American people. At the same time, we also return to Washington with some unfinished business leftover from before the August recess: continuing to hold congressional Democrats accountable for the most egregious action of their short-lived majority -- or any House majority for that matter…a stolen vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.

For years, congressional Democrats have thrown up obstacle after obstacle to combating illegal immigration. This year alone, they’ve cut funding for the border fence we approved in the last Congress and slowed its construction dramatically. And they’ve passed a costly bill that would force American taxpayers to foot the bill for illegal immigrants’ health insurance. But right before the August recess, they succeeded in thwarting efforts to fight illegal immigration in a way that I never imagined they could. They stole an illegal immigration vote. To refresh your memory, here’s how it happened:

On the night of August 2, the House was voting on a Republican motion to deny taxpayer benefits to illegal immigrants as part of an annual agricultural spending bill. When the chair gaveled the vote, we clearly prevailed 215-213. This was clear on the electronic tally board inside the chamber, and this was clear to those watching on C-SPAN. However, in what I described to my colleagues as “the legislative equivalent of the ‘shot heard ’round the world,’” Democrats strong-armed the House parliamentarians to back down from the initial vote tally and forced several of its own Members to change their votes.

In spite of the fact that the vote clearly showed we won 215-213 as time expired on the vote -- and after the gavel plainly indicated the vote was closed -- the result changed, and our motion to stop the Democratic majority from giving taxpayer dollars to individuals who violate the laws of our country was “defeated.” As if this wasn’t bad enough, all electronic records of the vote have since disappeared. So too did a written account in the Congressional Record of a debate I had with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on the House floor the following evening, in which the Democrats blatantly cut off debate -- a willful disregard for the rules of the House. And mysteriously enough, the day after the stolen vote, the House electronic voting system failed altogether for several hours.

When the eyes of the nation turned to the stolen vote and its fallout, House Democrats began to feel the heat, and eventually, after hours of behind-the-scenes wrangling, they gave in to Republican demands for an evenly-divided, Watergate-style special committee to investigate the entire matter. The reason I felt so strongly about demanding this investigative panel instead of simply making noise about the stolen vote is because I believe if the integrity and accountability of a vote cannot be guaranteed in the House of Representatives, then it simply cannot be guaranteed anywhere. And clearly, under this Democratic majority, it cannot be guaranteed in the House -- so we have no choice but to act. You see, this vote was not just stolen from us, as House Republicans; it was stolen from the American people, who pay billions in taxes each year -- much of which ends up in the hands of illegal immigrants. That is what we were trying to stop, and that is what the Democrats had to steal a vote to keep from happening.

Today, we named our three Republican Members of this six-Member panel: Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN.), who will serve as the Ranking Republican Member of the committee, Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH), and Rep. Kenny Hulshof (R-MO). Mike, Steve, and Kenny are ideal choices for this panel. They are fair-minded, they are dedicated to doing their jobs with integrity, and most importantly, they will not back down should their Democratic counterparts attempt to slow or obfuscate the work of the committee.

The investigators are tasked with three main duties: (1) to get to the bottom of the fraud we encountered in the well of the House of Representatives; (2) to answer the questions that need to be answered to preserve the integrity of the institution of the House; and (3) to recommend any changes that may be necessary to ensure this never happens again. The committee will make public its preliminary findings by September 30 of this year, so the six Members on the panel will need to get to work very quickly -- and for good reason. We have the obligation to ensure that no such injustice takes place in the House again, and the American people are watching.

House Republican Whip Roy Blunt (R-MO) has introduced a resolution to restore our victory on the agricultural spending bill -- complete with language that would bar taxpayer dollars going to illegal immigrants. He has my complete support. And so too does the select committee’s critical work. Try as they might to sweep this under the rug, House Democrats will not be able to escape the events of August 2. This stolen vote was an assault never before seen in congressional history, and to restore some semblance of trust to our institution, Republicans will hold them responsible for stealing this vote from the American people so it never, ever is allowed to occur again.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 110th; aliens; boehner; congress; cultureofcorruption; democrats; democratscandals; fraud; howtostealanelection; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; stolenvote; votefraud
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1 posted on 09/05/2007 7:45:29 AM PDT by ZGuy
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To: ZGuy

According to a post in the CA locate that Hispanics are asking 300 leaders and their followers to mass in Los Angeles on September 30, and to create a Mexican Congress within the United States to represent the illegals and their interests.


2 posted on 09/05/2007 7:46:41 AM PDT by notaliberal (Democrats and Republicans: the terrorists secret weapon)
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To: ZGuy

Hold congressional Democrats accountable for the most egregious action of their short-lived majority — or any House majority for that matter…a stolen vote on the floor of the House of Representatives.
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I like that, get her done !!!


3 posted on 09/05/2007 7:47:28 AM PDT by IrishMike (As America wins, the Democrats and their apologists lose.)
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To: ZGuy

” Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable [...] “

Scrappleface??

Pigs growing wings??


4 posted on 09/05/2007 7:47:34 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: notaliberal

correction: CA locate = CA locale


5 posted on 09/05/2007 7:47:36 AM PDT by notaliberal (Democrats and Republicans: the terrorists secret weapon)
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To: ZGuy

I’m glad the Republicans are going to try to make a stink about that stolen vote. It is a terribly dangerous precedent. They should have yelled louder and longer when it happened and kept yelling.


6 posted on 09/05/2007 7:48:38 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: ZGuy

I’m glad the Republicans are going to try to make a stink about that stolen vote. It is a terribly dangerous precedent. They should have yelled louder and longer when it happened and kept yelling.


7 posted on 09/05/2007 7:48:39 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: ZGuy

I’m glad the Republicans are going to try to make a stink about that stolen vote. It is a terribly dangerous precedent. They should have yelled louder and longer when it happened and kept yelling.


8 posted on 09/05/2007 7:48:43 AM PDT by Greg F (Duncan Hunter is a good man.)
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To: ZGuy

No, they won’t. The republicants are big talkers... and that is all.

It’s time to drain the swamp.


9 posted on 09/05/2007 7:49:18 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: snowrip

From the top down.


10 posted on 09/05/2007 7:50:07 AM PDT by Millee (Tagline free since 10/20/06)
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To: ZGuy
Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable

Republicans are Democrats.
11 posted on 09/05/2007 7:50:08 AM PDT by mysterio
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To: notaliberal
Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote

Oh, they will NOT!

Face it...our side HAS NO BALLS. Period.

12 posted on 09/05/2007 7:51:54 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ZGuy

They will need spines first.


13 posted on 09/05/2007 7:52:36 AM PDT by El Sordo
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To: ZGuy
Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote

Now it's time for another exciting episode of "House of Representatives Mystery Puppet Theatre", in which members of the Federal Government Party continue their brilliant deception of pretending to be two toally different parties and holding each other "accountable" for all sorts of misdeeds! Don't miss it! ;)

14 posted on 09/05/2007 7:52:49 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: ZGuy

15 posted on 09/05/2007 7:55:08 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: Uncle Ike

“” Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable [...] “

Scrappleface??

Pigs growing wings??”

LOL, The gutless wonders we have representing us are going to actually hold democrats accountable? ROTFLMAO


16 posted on 09/05/2007 7:55:25 AM PDT by antisocial (Texas SCV - Deo Vindice)
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To: ZGuy
The investigators are tasked with three main duties: (1) to get to the bottom of the fraud we encountered in the well of the House of Representatives; (2) to answer the questions that need to be answered to preserve the integrity of the institution of the House; and (3) to recommend any changes that may be necessary to ensure this never happens again.

Three main duties... that will lead to what? Lots and lots of angry posturing, heated words, and the hallmark of government idiocy... promises.

When it comes to showing true resolve, the republicans are about seven years too late.
17 posted on 09/05/2007 7:55:37 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? YOU ARE A SOCIALIST WITH NO RATIONAL ARGUMENT.)
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To: ZGuy
Hm. What a strange announcement. He's making some incredibly serious charges, but insists on placing them in the context of some rider on the Agriculture bill.

C'mon, John. Be clear in what you're saying: that the Democrats are running a crooked House, and they need to be held to account.

Keep the real issue in plain view. Aside from being a good example, the agriculture bill is almost irrelevant to the important part.

18 posted on 09/05/2007 7:55:59 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: notaliberal

Immigration control, where are you!?


19 posted on 09/05/2007 7:57:25 AM PDT by TypeZoNegative (Trinidad&Tobago: Proof that a Muslim minority (5%pop) causes a majority of a country's problems.)
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To: ZGuy

Maybe Rep. Boehner “enjoyed” the email I sent to his office. I’ll believe this when I see it. With 3 marx-o-crats to block any real investigation, this is just window dressing.


20 posted on 09/05/2007 7:57:30 AM PDT by dynachrome (Henry Bowman is right.)
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To: ZGuy

bttt

(Checking archives)


21 posted on 09/05/2007 7:59:48 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: ZGuy

Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN.)

Be VERY cautious and skeptical re this guy and anything pertaining to immigration, legal or illegal.


22 posted on 09/05/2007 8:00:07 AM PDT by Vn_survivor_67-68
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To: ZGuy

It’ll never happen, GOP has no spine, they are no better than Dems, we’re all defeated, going to hell in a hand basket, my tail will probably just fall off anyway... Vote for the Eeyore party instead.


23 posted on 09/05/2007 8:02:15 AM PDT by rhombus
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To: Uncle Ike

Well there’s a first time for everything. I guess


24 posted on 09/05/2007 8:05:38 AM PDT by stm (Fred Thompson in 08!)
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To: ZGuy
"The investigators are tasked with three main duties: ...to get to the bottom of the fraud ....to answer the questions that need to be answered .... to recommend any changes that may be necessary ..."

That is holding them accountable? This will go nowhere....How about refusing to go back to the floor until the vote is restored. How about real action?

25 posted on 09/05/2007 8:09:54 AM PDT by blasater1960 (Rehavam Zeevi- HaShem Yikom Damo)
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To: ZGuy
” all electronic records of the vote have since disappeared. So too did a written account in the Congressional Record of a debate I had with Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) on the House floor the following evening, in which the Democrats blatantly cut off debate — a willful disregard for the rules of the House. And mysteriously enough, the day after the stolen vote, the House electronic voting system failed altogether for several hours.”
I hardly know what to say! It’s just so blatant,,,,,,,,,
26 posted on 09/05/2007 8:14:05 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: blasater1960

How about refusing to go back to the floor until the vote is restored. How about real action?

That would take the Republicans making a stand on principles. Sadly, most of them don’t have any.


27 posted on 09/05/2007 8:26:05 AM PDT by sheana
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To: blasater1960

“That is holding them accountable? This will go nowhere....How about refusing to go back to the floor until the vote is restored. How about real action?”

Get serious. They weren’t really against the measure in the first place. Now they are going to use this to wash their hands of thing and blame it on the “mean old Democrats”.


28 posted on 09/05/2007 8:37:30 AM PDT by Dreagon
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To: ZGuy

Let’s deport these wishy washy Republicans too! And the Democrats... and the illegals... There, problem solved.


29 posted on 09/05/2007 8:44:35 AM PDT by JenBrower (...government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ZGuy
"Hold them accountable" ?????

After the investigation finds out which Dem came up with the idea, and which Dems implemented it, then expel them from the House for the most egregious ethics violation ever seen.

Oh, I know it's impossible with a Dem majority, but at least they could TRY.

30 posted on 09/05/2007 8:45:24 AM PDT by cooldog (Islam is a criminal conspiracy to commit mass murder ... deal with it!)
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To: JenBrower

” Let’s deport these wishy washy Republicans too! And the Democrats... and the illegals... There, problem solved. “

Hey — at least some of the illegals do productive work...


31 posted on 09/05/2007 8:47:07 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (We has met the enemy, and he is us........)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

ping


32 posted on 09/05/2007 8:50:14 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: ZGuy
I will believe it when I see it.

However, just remember it is the demorats that want to deny our military the right to vote, but grant it to illegal aliens.

33 posted on 09/05/2007 8:50:39 AM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: mysterio
Republicans are Democrats.

No truer words........

34 posted on 09/05/2007 8:51:20 AM PDT by Ron H. (The present two-party system has become irrelevant as well as passe! Vote Independent!)
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To: ZGuy

Come back swinging and keep the heat on. About damn time.


35 posted on 09/05/2007 9:00:11 AM PDT by SueRae
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To: ZGuy

BUMP


36 posted on 09/05/2007 9:00:13 AM PDT by Dante3
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To: eeevil conservative; Gvl_M3; txroadkill; i_dont_chat; Southside_Chicago_Republican; JoanneSD; ...
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FReepmail to be added to the Congress Watch Ping List.

37 posted on 09/05/2007 9:00:17 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: ZGuy
Don't hold your breath on this one folks........

TERM LIMITS NOW!!!

38 posted on 09/05/2007 9:03:20 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Facts are stubborn things..." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: snowrip
Three main duties... that will lead to what? Lots and lots of angry posturing, heated words, and the hallmark of government idiocy... promises.

Nope, they will form a committee..or have an INVESTIGATION

whoooooohooooooo, that will show the Sheeple that they care.

It's all a shell game...A 3 card monty show.

No substance. None.

TERM LIMITS..is an answer. Not the best, but it's about time...some of these invertebrates went out to pasture.

RANT OFF!!

39 posted on 09/05/2007 9:07:13 AM PDT by Osage Orange ("Facts are stubborn things..." - Ronald Reagan)
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To: ZGuy

And after they’re done with this, let’s have Congressional action on stolen elections and illegal voters.


40 posted on 09/05/2007 9:09:08 AM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: notaliberal
According to a post in the CA locate that Hispanics are asking 300 leaders and their followers to mass in Los Angeles on September 30, and to create a Mexican Congress within the United States to represent the illegals and their interests.

correction: CA locate = CA locale

Even with your correction, I can't figure out what you're refering to.

"According to a post in the CA locale..." -- where did you see this post?

41 posted on 09/05/2007 9:20:49 AM PDT by DumpsterDiver
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To: ZGuy
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

I suppose I could have hope on this but logic tells me.....

42 posted on 09/05/2007 9:24:34 AM PDT by dragonblustar (Freedom of Speech is for everyone, not just liberals.)
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To: Greg F
The Republicans may make a stink, but the MSM will not smell it.
43 posted on 09/05/2007 9:38:27 AM PDT by rightinthemiddle (Without the Media, the Left and Islamofacists are Nothing.)
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To: ZGuy
"Republicans Will Hold Democrats Accountable for Stolen Illegal Immigration Vote"

Uh-huh. Sure they will (NOT!). Hunter, Tancredo, a handful of other American Patriots will certainly try, but I have zip/zilch/none/nada confidence in the majority of GOP members of Congress on anything related to the illegal invasion/attempted colonization of the USA by the trash-talking spoiled brat Aztlans and their uppity El Jefe Calderon.
44 posted on 09/05/2007 9:51:50 AM PDT by Convert from ECUSA (Hunter and Tancredo in '08! La Raza - the PLO of the Western Hemisphere)
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To: ZGuy
When, and if, Boehner can make something of this crime against America, then the Republicans will be back on the road to recovery.

But it would appear that he isn't getting support from the Big Cheese, who apparently isn't bothered by the idea that the Democrats have turned the House into a banana republic chamber.

Without that support, and no groundswell of outrage to motivate the press to talk about it, the Democrats will simply invent a story to cover it up and go right back to destroying the Constitution.

With a little acquiescence from the top.

45 posted on 09/05/2007 10:03:19 AM PDT by Regulator
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To: notaliberal
Lets hope the federal govmnt deals with them the same way they've dealt with successionist movements in the past.

But somehow I don't believe they will.

46 posted on 09/05/2007 10:09:53 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Politicalmom

Thanks for the ping!

YOU SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ROCK!!


47 posted on 09/05/2007 10:13:39 AM PDT by eeevil conservative (DUNCAN HUNTER / John Bolton '08)
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To: eeevil conservative

Thank you.

*Curtsy*


48 posted on 09/05/2007 10:29:38 AM PDT by Politicalmom (Of the potential GOP front runners, FT has one of the better records on immigration.- NumbersUSA)
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To: dragonblustar
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49 posted on 09/05/2007 2:11:36 PM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: notaliberal

First step toward secession and Aztlan, reconquista. Paid for by US taxpayers ad infinitum.


50 posted on 09/05/2007 2:14:06 PM PDT by hershey
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