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CNN Sources: Votes lacking for immigration push in Congress
CNN.com ^ | April 24, 2010 | Dana Bash

Posted on 04/24/2010 7:35:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Washington (CNN) -- The push for immigration reform may be on the front burner for congressional Democrats, but sources say that ultimately, they believe the issue is unlikely to have enough votes to pass.

Democrats say the goal is to try to take it up in the Senate before discussing the Supreme Court nomination this summer and spend the rest of the session before the midterm election on the politically potent issue of jobs.

One big reason for the immigration reform push, sources say, is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in a brutal battle to win re-election in Nevada, where a quarter of the population is Hispanic and he has promised to try.

More broadly, Democrats admit, they know that Latinos who voted in big numbers for President Obama are angry that Democratic leaders have not kept a promise to deal with immigration reform.

Sources familiar with discussions about the issue say the White House is reluctant to move on the politically polarizing and divisive issue of immigration without bipartisan support.

Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina seems to be the only GOP senator on board, but he has told Democrats they will lose his support unless they find another Republican.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; aliens; amnesty; bhocira; bhoillegals; illegalimmigration; immigration; invasion; lindseygraham; obama; vampirebill

1 posted on 04/24/2010 7:35:55 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This sounds like the same hedging that we heard before the big push for Obamacare...


2 posted on 04/24/2010 7:42:24 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina seems to be the only GOP senator on board, but he has told Democrats they will lose his support unless they find another Republican.

I think we should start a petition to force this guy to switch parties. I'd rather lose the 41st vote than have this idiot constantly acting like the regime has "Republican support."

Look at Specter Senator Graham, therein lies your future.

3 posted on 04/24/2010 7:42:30 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I can’t see Blanche Lincoln coming on board on this even with her chicken plants needing slave labor. Not an election year.


4 posted on 04/24/2010 7:44:11 AM PDT by Sybeck1 (November can't come soon enough!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

That is a LIE they have the votes ,Filthy Rats.


5 posted on 04/24/2010 7:45:33 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Zero the Wright kind of Racist! We are in a state of War with Democrats)
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To: Thommas
This sounds like the same hedging that we heard before the big push for Obamacare...

I was thinking that too.

They have the votes.

6 posted on 04/24/2010 7:51:47 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

yada yada yada............


7 posted on 04/24/2010 7:53:59 AM PDT by cubreporter (Rush is an American Patriot. He has been blessed with exceptional wisdom. Thank God for Rush!!!)
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To: Kenny

Based on Lindsey’s adherence to conservative principles, he won’t officially switch to the other side until he sees real competition in the next primary. Otherwise he is a RINO for life. (Not the same as RINO for Life).


8 posted on 04/24/2010 7:56:52 AM PDT by Bernard (One if by Land, Two if by Sea, Three if by Government)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Graham???? Immigration....Cap and Trade....What party does he belong to?


9 posted on 04/24/2010 7:58:33 AM PDT by Old Retired Army Guy (tHE)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We must not be fooled by anything the liars print.


10 posted on 04/24/2010 7:58:55 AM PDT by Carley (I'll keep clinging to the constitution, my guns and my religion, thank you.)
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To: Bernard

If they thought the Health Reform bill has nasty, they aint seen nothing yet.


11 posted on 04/24/2010 7:59:02 AM PDT by ak267
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Don’t be lulled into inaction — let your elected representatives at the federal and state level hear your opposition to immigration laws allowing amnesty, open borders, anchor babies and free health care or secondary education for illegals.


12 posted on 04/24/2010 8:01:02 AM PDT by RicocheT
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To: Sybeck1

Blache will vote for it. She has nothing to lose now.


13 posted on 04/24/2010 8:04:18 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Obamunism: You have two cows. The regime redistributes them and shoots you dead)
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To: RicocheT

From the article....

If they don’t succeed, Democratic sources say, they will at least be able to show key political constituencies like Latinos that they tried.

Would-of, Could-of, Should-of.

With unemployment around 10%, health care boondoggles and such, this will be hard. I bet ya the demmies won’t ask for a CBO score one this. Dumping millions of, low skilled, new citizens on the healthcare system (and welfare rolls) is not workable!!! That needs to be pounded night and day by people.


14 posted on 04/24/2010 8:05:56 AM PDT by ak267
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To: RicocheT

Don’t be lulled into inaction — let your elected representatives at the federal and state level hear your opposition to immigration laws allowing amnesty, open borders, anchor babies and free health care or secondary education for illegals.

Absolutely! They will definately get an ear full from me. If this bill even makes it to the floor I predict the congressional phones will melt down just like they did in 2007!


15 posted on 04/24/2010 8:06:29 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Funny how Old Harry thinks he is so indispensable, he'll push this crap to the detriment of other RATs in the party. Doesn't he realize he merely replaced a turd bird as senate party leader (Tom Daschle) and anther turd bird can just as easily replace him if he follows little Tommy into electoral defeat?
16 posted on 04/24/2010 8:07:25 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If if it’s one thing we learned with Obama care, lack of votes won’t stop them. They’ll just game the system.


17 posted on 04/24/2010 8:09:19 AM PDT by skyman
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
One big reason for the immigration reform push, sources say, is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is in a brutal battle to win re-election in Nevada, where a quarter of the population is Hispanic and he has promised to try.

How many of these 25% can/will vote?

18 posted on 04/24/2010 8:16:22 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Tree of Liberty ....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

I sure hope it stays that way, but I’m sure a few greased palms will alter the picture at least a little...


19 posted on 04/24/2010 8:23:19 AM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ANY, repeat ANY, elected official for whom I might have the opportunity to vote who even makes a concilatory remark about amnesty, path to citizenship, immigration reform, etc. has lost my vote FOREVER...it is the paramount issue for me outside of seeing the pRESIDENT defeated, failed and humiliated forever.


20 posted on 04/24/2010 8:27:59 AM PDT by Gaffer ("Profiling: The only profile I need is a chalk outline around their dead ass!")
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21 posted on 04/24/2010 8:35:28 AM PDT by montag813
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bump


22 posted on 04/24/2010 8:52:39 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

bump


23 posted on 04/24/2010 8:54:53 AM PDT by VOA
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Have any credible sources confirmed this?


24 posted on 04/24/2010 8:56:40 AM PDT by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It would be nice if Congress put the interests of U.S. citizens on the same level as it puts the interests of people who are in this country illegally.


25 posted on 04/24/2010 9:07:32 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The enormous crimes in history were all perpetrated by governments.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Here we go again.


26 posted on 04/24/2010 9:09:41 AM PDT by rbbeachkid
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To: Thommas

“This sounds like the same hedging that we heard before the big push for Obamacare...”

That is because it IS the exact same baloney we have all heard before they shaft us with the NEXT crushing of our liberties, freedoms, and our citizenship will be a LIABILITY after this monstrosity passes.


27 posted on 04/24/2010 9:19:14 AM PDT by TruthConquers (Delendae sunt publicae scholae)
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To: popdonnelly

“It would be nice if Congress put the interests of U.S. citizens on the same level as it puts the interests of people who are in this country illegally.”

It certainly would be nice. But the problem is that, as more and more of us are becoming aware of their games to keep themselves in power, we’re becoming less useful to them. Therefore it is necessary for them to import people to depend on the welfare state and turn them into voters.


28 posted on 04/24/2010 9:45:39 AM PDT by sijay
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Try it, Dimms

See what happens


29 posted on 04/24/2010 10:58:23 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Don’t be lulled into inaction — let your elected representatives at the federal and state level hear your opposition to immigration laws allowing amnesty, open borders, anchor babies and free health care or secondary education for illegals.

Absolutely! They will definately get an ear full from me. If this bill even makes it to the floor I predict the congressional phones will melt down just like they did in 2007!

Just wanted to say it again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!


30 posted on 04/24/2010 11:00:18 AM PDT by DontTreadOnMe2009 (So stop treading on me already!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just like with health control, obama will get what he wants because: “Heil Hussein!”


31 posted on 04/24/2010 12:10:30 PM PDT by Schnucki
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Ping!


32 posted on 04/24/2010 2:19:42 PM PDT by HiJinx (Pin)
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To: Thommas

Exactly! They didn’t have the votes for health care until they bought the votes they needed. Obama is not bashful about doing what he has to in order to get votes for his pet projects.


33 posted on 04/24/2010 7:53:59 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

We have to keep up the pressure against the bill. Outrageous that a bill this harmful to the U.S. is even considered.


34 posted on 04/25/2010 11:05:18 AM PDT by Dante3
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