Skip to comments.Senate one (Scott Brown) vote from passing dream act
Posted on 12/13/2010 9:08:36 AM PST by dennisw
The US Senate is reportedly one vote away from passing cloture for the so-called DREAM Act, which would allow a path towards citizenship for millions of illegals if the attend colleges or serve in the military.
The bill passed the House during a late-night session last week with a vote of 216-198. It was then shelved by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid after Republicans threatened to filibuster any legislation not related to the Bush tax cuts.
It is believed the single vote belongs to Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown, who has disappointed many in the GOP with his RINO-like votes since getting into office. The Associated Press reports a coalition of left-wing educators, religious leaders and advocates are making last-ditch efforts to pressure Brown into voting for the legislation.
The bill also contains the line allowing Janet Napolitano to arbitrarily waive any and all provisions and grant mass Amnesty to about every illegal alien in America if she or her successor wants to:
Grass-roots conservatives were stunned to hear former House Speaker Newt Gingrich support the two main tenants of the DREAM Act during an interview on the Laura Ingraham Show at the beginning of the month.
The story is being under-reported or being ignored by not only the mainstream media but conservative outlets as well, as focus on the Wikileaks Cablegate scandal and political drama surrounding the Bush tax cuts takes center stage.
We are so screwed.
The fix is in...
RINO Scott will buckle...
It will take two GOP votes, not one. Mark Kirk has already been seated.
You’re right, he will buckle.
I predict he wilkl NOT buckle. If he does he can kiss re-election in 2012 goodbye and he KNOWS IT.
Are these Senators Americans?
People need to call. The scum always passes destroy America bills on Christmas Eve to show their real hate for us. The Fed Reseave was voted on Christmas Eve back then.
WTH happened to the plan to hold up all legislation until the tax code issue is resolved?
“..House Speaker Newt Gingrich support the two main tenants..”
Newt is a POS.
Call instead of posting FILTH here.
Scott Brown can be primaried, next time around. His was a special election... When is he up for election again?
the RINOs and GOP COULD have stopped this in the House,
but they did not show up, and let Castle-Rove-Romney
get their revenge.
The Rinocrat Oligarchy has no ears.....
Say "auf wiedersehen" to the Conservative vote if you run in '12 then, Newtie.
We have a lawless government.
Once they get into the DC culture, they quickly forget all about “real life” back in America, which they expect never to have to return to. They also expect that no one in their immediate family will ever have to live there again either, I imagine.
To answer my own question... Scott Brown is up for re-election in 2012. If he doesn’t clean up his act, he will lose a primary to a more Conservative challenger, even in the Massachusetts Republican Party.
Better a ‘Rat than a RINO...
The GOP is acting like they WANT A THIRD PARTY to challenge them.
GOP is on a very short leash. If they keep screwing the pooch, the Tea Party will bolt. What tea gives, tea takes.
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;
do not fret when people succeed in their ways,
when they carry out their wicked schemes.
8 Refrain from anger and turn from wrath;
do not fretit leads only to evil.
9 For those who are evil will be destroyed,
but those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land.
10 A little while, and the wicked will be no more;
though you look for them, they will not be found.
11 But the meek will inherit the land
and enjoy peace and prosperity.
12 The wicked plot against the righteous
and gnash their teeth at them;
13 but the Lord laughs at the wicked,
for he knows their day is coming.
14 The wicked draw the sword and bend the bow
to bring down the poor and needy,
to slay those whose ways are upright.
15 But their swords will pierce their own hearts,
and their bows will be broken.
May it be soon, O Lord, may it be soon ...
If they pass this, we need more than a freakin' third party. We need a bloody civil war!
Who the hell are grass-roots conservatives?
Tea Party Movement people haven't' been in Newts corner for a loooong time.
Tea Party people are the grass roots of this country and Newt, Rove, Steele and others that jumped in front of the parade of the TPM are transparent to them (us.)
I'd like to see the list of this author's grass-roots conservatives.
Why am I not shocked or surprised about being let down by an American politician?
“...by an American politician?”
I don’t know who they work for...but it is NOT We the People....
The Left is using this as leverage on the tax bill. I hate Washington. If this passes, we may as well not even bother with elections.
This is happening during a lame duck session. Many of these people are no longer elected. It’s incredible what they got passed in the last few weeks. It’s like it’s all been pre-arranged.
2012. He will be replaced by a Democrat most likely. The reason he won last time is that his opponent was not liked by the Democrats.
They certainly aren't listening to the Tea Party Movement ultimatums very closely.
The thing the GOP doesn't understand that if there is a third party, they will find themselves with that moniker.
Look what this so called tax deal gets us . Dream , Chain Migration , Dadt , billions in pork . Great work Pubbies .
Wow. Romney actually has control over the House? Who knew? And you think that he can’t beat Obama????
The DREAM ACT already has 2 Republican votes:
Lugar and Bennett.
Romney and his Legion of MalignantBOTs always help Obama.
That is, HELP OBAMA. Like they did in Election 2008,
and Election 2010. Take care, naps.
Is that constitutional? Can Congress delegate that power to the Executive?
Article I Section 8 Clause 4: "To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;
What is "uniform" about a Cabinet member making arbitrary rulings about naturalization?
Furthermore, the rules of one Congress are not binding on future Congresses. How can Congress delegate its power to the Executive in a way that binds future Congresses? What if the 112th Congress wants to take back that power?
They figure, it's worked on all the others. There is no priciple in Washington any more. No one.
Everyone should have know Scott Brown would be a Rhino....we will have to revisit him in the next election!!
Brown, Scott P. - (R - MA) Class I
317 RUSSELL SENATE OFFICE BUILDING WASHINGTON DC 20510
Scott Brown wouldn’t betray Republican principles, would he?
< /tongue in cheek>
It was a given that Brown was only slightly to the right of Kennedy when you sent your donation to him.
This blog makes no sense. The Dems have 59 votes. At least 3 Dems are voting agaiunst it, and Snowe, Bennett, Hutchison, Cornyn and Brown have said they will vote no. Lugar is the only confirmed yes vote among Republicans. The key votes will be Voinovich, Sam Brownback (yes, he just got elected KS Gov., but is notoriously pro-amnesty due to his horrible misreading of scripture) and Murkowski. They have 56 votes. they need 4.
You are right ...I am shocked at the provision for an appointed person to declare amnesty without the congress..... hey they are making themselves irrelevant, don’t they get that ?
Agreed. Sending him a letter tonight.
Agreed. If we are this close to having this crap passed, we are sitting on the edge of the razor. Sure, people can blame Scott Brown, and I wouldn’t blame them, but there is a bigger problem if our entire Senate can produce enough votes to pass it.
It is indicative of a deeper, more serious problem than a single RINO.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.