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Harry Reid: Iím bringing the DREAM Act to the floor ó for a standalone vote
Hot Air ^ | 11/17/10 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/18/2010 5:20:56 PM PST by pissant

It’s the least he can do. After all, he owes his win over Sharron Angle to Latinos, no?

Actually … no. As Kaus notes, his margin of victory was such that he would have won by 7,000 votes even if every last Latino voter in his base had stayed home. So this is actually something else — part pre-2012 pandering for Obama, part last-ditch effort to legalize millions of new Democratic voters before the new Republican House makes that impossible for the foreseeable future. ***

During his re-election campaign in Nevada, Mr. Reid said he would try again to pass the legislation, known as the Dream Act. And in a Twitter message on Wednesday evening, his office said he would try to do so in the current session as a stand-alone bill.

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi of California, has been discussing the immigration measure with Democratic colleagues but has not yet scheduled a vote on it, a spokesman said.

The legislation would give legal residency to immigrants who arrived in the United States before age 16 and resided here for at least five years, graduated from high school and completed two years of college or military service. They would be subject to background checks, could not have a criminal record, and even if successful would still not be eligible for benefits like Pell grant scholarships. ****

The media’s been spinning this as a “small” amnesty, but as you can see from the last paragraph (and as Kaus, again, has repeatedly pointed out), there are a lottttt of people who fit that description.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dingyharry; dreamact; harryreid
Get on the horns with your senators and congressman, folks. This is an open borders wet dream.
1 posted on 11/18/2010 5:21:01 PM PST by pissant
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To: pissant

Filibuster.


2 posted on 11/18/2010 5:21:45 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: pissant
F(ilibuster) Harry
3 posted on 11/18/2010 5:23:22 PM PST by libh8er
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To: pissant
"Harry Reid: I’m bringing the DREAM Act to the floor — for a standalone vote."

Stand alone - HA HA HA - it will probably have a billion in earmarks.

4 posted on 11/18/2010 5:24:00 PM PST by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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To: pissant

Will their illegal parents and anyone over 16 be sent back to Mexico?


5 posted on 11/18/2010 5:26:09 PM PST by not2worry (WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND)
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To: not2worry

They better smack him down hard right out of the gate!


6 posted on 11/18/2010 5:28:34 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: ronnie raygun

This is the camel all the way up to the hump.


7 posted on 11/18/2010 5:36:04 PM PST by JPG (The GOP leadership is on probation. No second chances. Don't blow it.)
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To: ronnie raygun

The GOP has to rally all its 41 or 42 members (not sure if Kirk or Burris will get to vote on this one).

Even if some Republicans support some version of the Dream Act, all Republicans claim to support tougher enforcement. The Dream Act should not be given away to the Democrats without tougher enforcement provisions.

Apparently Lugar is lost. Snowe, Murkowski, Brownback and Lemieux are most at risk.
Murkowski should be kicked out of the caucus if she defects.

Pryor seems to be the only Democrat firmly on our side. Manchin has an opportunity to demonstrate he is not an Obama-Reid puppet. I believe Hagan, Tester, Dorgan, Conrad and Ben Nelson have opposed the Dream Act in the past, but they will probably fall in line.

This will be really close. We need to hold this off until reinforcements arrive!


8 posted on 11/18/2010 5:38:31 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: nbenyo

Harry is just doing what Obama told him to do. He is little more than an Obama bot.


9 posted on 11/18/2010 5:57:27 PM PST by Venturer
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To: pissant

Reid saying “I’d like to give the GOP a super-majority in the House and Senate in 2012...”


10 posted on 11/18/2010 6:02:48 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: Baynative
Tonight on Fox there was consensus that the Dream Act is dead. They must know some Rats will vote no as well as they are up for reelection
11 posted on 11/18/2010 6:09:23 PM PST by DAC21
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To: DAC21

“Tonight on Fox there was consensus that the Dream Act is dead. They must know some Rats will vote no as well as they are up for reelection”

Murdoch supports the Dream Act. He wants us to be complacent so it sneaks through..

This is very close. Don’t be fooled.


12 posted on 11/18/2010 6:16:01 PM PST by nbenyo
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To: Baynative

“Harry Reid: I’m bringing the DREAM Act to the floor — for a standalone vote.”
Stand alone - HA HA HA - it will probably have a billion in earmarks.”””

With Dirty Harry Reid— it is just a WET DREAM....yes, I meant that as a pun for the wetbacks.......


13 posted on 11/18/2010 6:25:37 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Venturer

“Harry is just doing what Obama told him to do. He is little more than an Obama bot.”

Hey, harry, could you wipe your mouth off, before you grab the mike - oh, you did....


14 posted on 11/18/2010 7:03:52 PM PST by jivin gene (Breakin' up is hard to do)
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To: pissant

Lame Duck ‘Rat muntiny underway!!!


15 posted on 11/18/2010 7:38:32 PM PST by dselig
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To: pissant

Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard

(866) 338-1015


16 posted on 11/18/2010 7:38:49 PM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: GailA

Thank you. Jimrob should put that number up on the top of the webpage for how often the darn thing is needed.


17 posted on 11/18/2010 7:51:32 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
I think they change it every so often or disable it when the "PEONS" US, get our drawers in a knot over the marxism crap. Don't forget to use it today on SB 510 food control. Both TN Senators (R) voted to let this crap proceed.
18 posted on 11/19/2010 6:45:47 AM PST by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: pissant

Sounding the horn of this important thread! Mega-BUMP!


19 posted on 11/20/2010 8:15:10 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform? Great. But without education reform -- history will repeat itself.)
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To: pissant; GailA; SandRat

Amen to that, pissant!

(866) 338-1015

“And in a Twitter message on Wednesday evening, his office said he would try to do so in the current session as a stand-alone bill.”

SIX RINOs !

Michelle Malkin IDs The RINOs On The Dream Act Fence - Including John McCain
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2629507/posts


20 posted on 11/20/2010 8:33:28 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform? Great. But without education reform -- history will repeat itself.)
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To: dselig

Bump!

toll free to DC: (866) 338-1015


21 posted on 11/20/2010 8:53:05 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform? Great. But without education reform -- history will repeat itself.)
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To: Baynative; doug from upland

Six RINOs on the Fence

Michelle Malkin IDs The RINOs On The Dream Act Fence - Including John McCain
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2629507/posts

toll free to DC: (866) 338-1015


SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement.”

SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417: Staff says she “hasn’t released a public statement.”

SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735: Staff says she’s “still reviewing the bill.”

SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521; 785-233-2503 Staff says he “hasn’t had a chance to look at it” and remains non-committal.

SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON 202-224-5922; 214-361-3500: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement,” but will probably do so later today.

SEN. GEORGE LEMIEUX 202-224-3041; 904-398-8586: Recorded message informs callers that he’s “in a meeting.” He has yet to publicly state his position as open-borders extremists step up pressure…”

toll free to DC: (866) 338-1015

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22 posted on 11/20/2010 8:54:40 AM PST by Arthur Wildfire! March (Economic reform? Great. But without education reform -- history will repeat itself.)
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To: nbenyo
The Dream Act is not dead - not as long as there are democrats who dream of creating millions of new voters. If they pass it they have them in their pocket forever. If they don't pass it, they have them in their camp for coming elections by promising to bring it back.

This is a win-win for libs.

23 posted on 11/20/2010 9:09:31 AM PST by Baynative ( 11 / 2 / 2010 !!!)
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