Skip to comments.Obama Helped Kill Immigration Reform In 2007 - Will Media Remember?
Posted on 04/30/2010 8:44:47 AM PDT by re_tail20
With immigration reform back on the front page thanks to Arizona's new controversial law, it's going to be very interesting to see how the Obama-loving press report what he did concerning this issue when he was a junior senator from Illinois in 2007.
For instance, David Broder's "How Congress Botched Immigration Reform" published in Thursday's Washington Post didn't even mention Barack Obama's name.
This seems particularly odd given this paragraph (h/t Jennifer Rubin):
But once the bill hit the floor, it was attacked from both flanks. The most conservative Republicans -- Jim DeMint of South Carolina, David Vitter of Louisiana and Jeff Sessions of Alabama -- led the assault. They were joined by some civil libertarians and allies of organized labor who were dissatisfied with the bill's protections for guest workers. Democrat Byron Dorgan of North Dakota repeatedly tried to gut the guest-worker program before finally succeeding by one vote on his third effort.
Broder curiously chose to ignore the fact that Barack Obama was, for all intents and purposes, the fateful deciding vote as reported by the late Robert Novak in June 2007:
(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...
States demanding immigration laws be enforced may be Obama’s Waterloo. No matter which way he goes on immigration, he will upset a bunch of people.
Can anyone provide a break out of Republicans and how they voted, as is done in this article, on this bill?
I’d love to see it to gain some perspective on the topic today.
“States demanding immigration laws be enforced may be Obamas Waterloo. No matter which way he goes on immigration, he will upset a bunch of people.”
I hope so. I also hope that the illegals will be out in force on Cinco de Mayo, demanding their “rights”, burning American flags and doing other nice things for the voting public to see.