Skip to comments.Harry Reid: Iím bringing the DREAM Act to the floor ó for a standalone vote
Posted on 11/18/2010 5:20:56 PM PST by pissant
Its 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 medias 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.
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Stand alone - HA HA HA - it will probably have a billion in earmarks.
Will their illegal parents and anyone over 16 be sent back to Mexico?
They better smack him down hard right out of the gate!
This is the camel all the way up to the hump.
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!
Harry is just doing what Obama told him to do. He is little more than an Obama bot.
Reid saying “I’d like to give the GOP a super-majority in the House and Senate in 2012...”
“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.
“Harry Reid: Im 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.......
“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....
Lame Duck ‘Rat muntiny underway!!!
Toll-Free number to the Congressional Switchboard
Thank you. Jimrob should put that number up on the top of the webpage for how often the darn thing is needed.
Sounding the horn of this important thread! Mega-BUMP!
Amen to that, pissant!
“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
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