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Democrats stop bid to send 6,000 troops to border
APBrietbart ^ | May 27, 2010 | APBrietbart

Posted on 05/27/2010 7:23:15 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's Democratic allies in the Senate have repelled a move by presidential rival John McCain to send an additional 6,000 National Guard troops to the U.S-Mexico border. The Arizona Republican says the security situation along the order has deteriorated so badly that 3,000 guard troops are needed just to help protect his state. But McCain failed to muster the required 60 votes for his plan as the Senate continued debate on an a war funding bill. Obama on Tuesday promised to send 1,200 Guard troops to the border to support efforts to block drug trafficking and temporarily supplement Border Patrol agents until more agents can be trained.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; border; illegal
Who voted to block the troops to the border?

We need other representatives to push for this. Call your Congressional Rep (especially if Republican) and push them to introduce bill to put 20,000 troops on the border to block ALL that try to enter the country illegally.

You know the number. Call! Congressional switchboard 202 224 3121

1 posted on 05/27/2010 7:23:15 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I have a feeling this is probably a bipartisan effort, as both parties fully and completely support illegals.


2 posted on 05/27/2010 7:24:48 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: pnh102
I have a feeling this is probably a bipartisan effort, as both parties fully and completely support illegals.

I agree with you but it is time to turn up the pressure.

We need the list of how each rep voted.

3 posted on 05/27/2010 7:26:42 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Time to establish an “American Border Protection Militia”.


4 posted on 05/27/2010 7:27:50 PM PDT by The Bronze Titan
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To: gunsequalfreedom

A plan established and agreed to from the beginning.

Obammie the Commie would never have opened his lying mouth if there was a snowball’s chance in hell that congress would approve it.

Now he can say, “I did what I could. And now you can see that I can be a hawk in addition to the divine peace-maker.”

Blah blah blah.

This administration is playing out like the worst 007 script ever written, only the characters are less authentic.


5 posted on 05/27/2010 7:34:41 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Can someone explain to me how/why obama and the senate can order National Guard troops anywhere in America (unless they federalize them - which takes some time)?

National Guard soldiers work for their state governors.

6 posted on 05/27/2010 7:37:01 PM PDT by 2banana (My common ground with terrorists - they want to die for islam and we want to kill them)
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To: 2banana

This begs the question as to why the state Govs can’t just mobilize the troops on their own borders. If they are under state control, this should not be an issue. And what about the SDFs in some states. Can’t those be activated?


7 posted on 05/27/2010 7:49:56 PM PDT by HushTX (get over it.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Shocking.

/sarc


8 posted on 05/27/2010 7:52:42 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: 2banana
Can someone explain to me how/why obama and the senate can order National Guard troops anywhere in America (unless they federalize them - which takes some time)?

National Guard soldiers work for their state governors.

That's what I thought.

It seems Governor Palin thinks so too.


9 posted on 05/27/2010 7:57:30 PM PDT by Cobra64
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To: gunsequalfreedom

6000 isn’t enough. Someone pointed out that the US has about 20,000 troops to guard a the Korean border...something like 180 miles...but they’re only willing to commit “up to” 1200 to protect the entire US border? Why are democrats more willing to protect the South Koreans than they are the Americans?


10 posted on 05/27/2010 8:39:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Barack Obama will send UP TO 1200 NG to the border, is what I heard him say today. Does that possibly mean one or two?


11 posted on 05/27/2010 8:58:35 PM PDT by tinamina
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To: gunsequalfreedom
Who voted to block the troops to the border?

The Dems and some RINOs, natch. But this can be used against them in the Nov. elections.

A solid, if not overwhelming majority of Americans wants to control illegal immigration. And now the Dems are on record as voting against this; also many have villified Arizona SB 1070.

Let them reap their karma come the first Tuesday after the first Monday of November 2010.

12 posted on 05/27/2010 9:46:21 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (BORDERS, LAWS and LANGUAGE)
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To: tinamina
Barack Obama will send UP TO 1200 NG to the border, is what I heard him say today. Does that possibly mean one or two?

That is a drop in the bucket. 1200 NG divided across a 2000 mile border is 1 per 5 miles (appx), that is if they are actually being deployed for border interdiction.

13 posted on 05/27/2010 9:52:24 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

I wanna know the traitors who voted no!


14 posted on 05/27/2010 10:04:26 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: WKUHilltopper
I wanna know the traitors who voted no!

One of us apparantly is going to have to look it up since the rest of the lazy saps reading this thread are not going to do it for us (joke).

15 posted on 05/27/2010 10:05:43 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: gunsequalfreedom

Hey...each Governor can call these troops up themselves...why are the feds being asked?? Do the states not have to pay the cost if the feds do it?

And there’s always militias...just like we had in the 1700 and 1800s.


16 posted on 05/27/2010 10:06:48 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: gunsequalfreedom

LOL! I would look up but I have an early meeting tomorrow...seriously, I should be in bed right now.


17 posted on 05/27/2010 10:07:58 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: yorkie

ping


18 posted on 05/28/2010 1:23:06 AM PDT by pandoraou812 (Obama as President is a DISASTER FOR AMERICA)
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To: The Bronze Titan
Time to establish an “American Border Protection Militia”.

It's already been done:

http://www.minutemanproject.com/


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

19 posted on 05/28/2010 1:31:46 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: 2banana; Cobra64
Because, President Bush signed the 2007 Defense Authorization Bill which 'granted' power over each States Naitonal Guard, during natural disasters and public emergencies.

Democrats and Republicans obviously voted for it.

State rights were being taken away long before Obama came into office.

20 posted on 05/28/2010 2:28:24 AM PDT by Palter (Kilroy was here.)
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To: WKUHilltopper

It would be sweet if Governor Brewer pulled the rug out from under the librats...

and ordered them there this morning.


21 posted on 05/28/2010 2:32:53 AM PDT by RandallFlagg (30-year smoker, E-Cigs helped me quit, and O wants me back smoking again?)
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To: tinamina
Barack Obama will send UP TO 1200 NG to the border, is what I heard him say today.

He also said "on as AS NEEDED basis". Who is going to determine, AS NEEDED?

22 posted on 05/28/2010 2:48:23 AM PDT by TexasRedeye (Eschew obfuscation)
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