Skip to comments.Who Killed DREAM? The Tea Party Did (1 vote away from Amnesty!)
Posted on 12/19/2010 8:17:24 AM PST by heiss
1) It was "closer than it looked"not because Harry Reid had 59 votes secretly locked up if he could only have gotten one more (though that's possible) but because if one or two senators had ostentiously switched in the weeks leading up to the vote then "at least three other votes would have gone with them and we would have lost."
..... "Translation:The Tea Parties did it."
(Excerpt) Read more at newsweek.com ...
1 Senate vote was the difference between 100M illegals / new dem voters and the current state. Even RINOs votes against this (Brown, Kirk, Maine sisters etc). Without Tea Party this win would not have been possible!
Reinforcements are arriving soon and we should be safe in the Congress and can actually start offensive. Let Obama veto or Senate Dems to vote against border security before 2012!
Thank goodness manchin didn’t show up. Now he can state that he didn’t vote for the DREAM.
Then the American people did it.
Manchin was scared to death about DADT and DREAM ACT.
This should be good campaign material in 2012: “Coward”.
“Translation: The Tea Parties did it.”
The liberal’s way of saying “The dog ate my homework”.
Must be painful for you guys at NewsWeak.
Those RINOs came up huge yesterday. I’ve made this comment a couple times now but they really did. They have and will pi$$ us off on other votes (e.g., DADT) from time to time but even the Maine Girls are nowhere close to be a Joe Liberalman in their voting records. I’m truly thankful to them. Props to everyone calling in the days and weeks leading up to this vote yesterday.
2010 was a rehearsal, 2012 will be Opening NIGHT!!!... (Jaws theme)...
We haven’t won until they are out of session
Funny, given that Manchin turned the race and won on that one macho ad. In office, he’s a coward.
good point. You never know what happens there, until the Congress gets in.
This is not a word in the English language.
Let all the illegals move into the areas that those that voted for it represent. These politicians vote for their own reasons, not for what 80% of people of this nation want.
Obama will never get citizenship now.
Sorry I say in ain’t over yet...Harry had 4 bills out there with some form of the DREAM ACT in it...only 1 went down yesterday...
We won the battle again but it was close, we have to stop this for once and for all to win the war.
That is true, however, without the organization [women developed the tea parties, BTW] of the Tea Party it wouldn’t have mattered if it had solely been the American people. Until the Tea Party Organization and the fear it has brought to DC...we’d have lost this.
I have been on the immigration issue about 6 years and it has been a ROUGH RIDE to get Americans to see what the full ramifications are of demographic warfare. Many were so programmed to think of others first. Immigration fighters were completely isolated in many ways especially as they were drowned out in the R-party by biz interests. Then notice how the TEA PARTY were able to quickly equate the spending taxing problem into a lost future..etc. It took awhile for them to realize that the open borders excess is one and the same.
The “hunters” will become the “hunted”.
True for this battle. But for the war, we haven't won until both the foreign invasion & occupation has been ended.
That means no more Amnesties/Legalizations! The 1986 Amnesty/Legalization proved conclusively that Americans can never allow those who entered legally to legalize without encouraging more of the same.
those who entered legally = those who entered illegally
Words of wisdom here!! Watch out for midnight legislation. Its all they know and have.
yep. I have nothing against some form of legal immigration (e.g. merit based system, e.g. get a physics PhD from Stanford and get temporary green card), but this amnesty idea must be killed once and for all.
I don’t know Congress rules well enough if it is still possible to sneak it somewhere (e.g. “deemed passed” or similar crap), but I assume Tea Party Senators are on full alert.
The worst part is that the true numbers are never released.
Disgusting that this vote was even this close. There are far too many traitors serving in our Congress.
I predict it will pass. SOMEONE will be bought off and switch their vote.
Also, don’t forget Reid’s dirty tricks such as “budget reconciliation.” Simple majority only.
So, get ready for the bad news.
This is Newsweak. But it is also Mickey Kaus.
Anyone knows where he stands with respect to supposed intellectual superiority to Sarah "refudiate" Palin?
Oh, and this was a written piece, apparently, and not a Tweet.
My first thought was, RINOs and Progressives should never be out of season.
It might.....if the WV GOP had a candidate.
So, was Brown the “41st” vote as he promised?
The vote should have been unanimous against this bill. They are not going to give up. They have momentum. The DREAM Act will become a battering ram. Hispanic groups have called for demonstrations nationwide and civil disobedience for Monday December 20th.
So where do these lawmakers come from? Do they have no sense of loyalty to American citizens first? No love of country? No historical memory?
Each time we get another assault on sovereignty, constitutional restraint and rule of law, the votes get closer and closer, whether it takes the form of an election, or a proposition on a ballot, or a congressional vote on a controversial bill, or a federal or Supreme Court ruling.
There is never anything close to unanimity. We constantly seem to escape the most seditious and outrageous shifts in policy by a hairs-breadth, on proposals which the vast majority of Americans (Congress included) clearly should identify as inimical to the values this country was founded upon.
The winning margins are getting smaller, not larger. I think the fate of a nation rests largely on its ability to cohere and share a unifying identity, and system of belief.
I think these close calls are an indication we are as a nation very near to being completely bifurcated. On this earth, historically, that has proven a very dangerous place to be.
With apologies to Langston Hughes
What happens to a DREAM deferred?
Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?
Post of the week! LOL
I think Rush explained last week that there can’t be a “budget reconciliation,” and thus a simple majority, because there is no budget.
Let them demonstrate...disply their mexican flags. It will show the rest of the public who these illegal aliens are in their heart of hearts...and it's not American, they're mexicans first, foremost, and always. Wherever these cockroaches congregate it begins to look like the third world, then becomes a third world craphole like the ones that they left.
“So, was Brown the 41st vote as he promised?”
Yes. Brown, Kirk and Maine sisters all opposed DREAM ACT. Their vote was crucial. Had libs managed to get one of them to switch, it would have passed (absent dems would have shown up and voted for it, just like in Obamacare).
Thanks for the Correction..
From Yours Truly:
Chicagolady and one of the Original Minutemen on the US/Mexico Border in 2005.
The MINUTEMEN: The ORIGINAL Tea Party Folks!!
“I have nothing against some form of legal immigration”
Everyone who comes out sensibly against amnesty feels compelled to add the ‘legal immigration is okay’ disclaimer. You have ‘nothing against it’... but do you really think it’s been good for the country? I don’t. The harm to my culture done by foreigners outweighs the interesting food, or whatever else you got.
You think we benefit from a foreign ‘physics PhD from Stanford’? Show me the evidence that America lagged technologically before mass waves of immigration became the norm.
We should encourage replenishing our own population without foreign help. If all jobs went to Americans, maybe Americans would have more kids. And remember, children of even ‘temporary green card’ holders are citizens if they’re born here. That’s got to stop.
I’d support a candidate who calls for shutting the door. No legal immigration for at least twenty years. Sorry, Mister But I’m a Phd! Mister Drug Mule-slash-Drunk Driver-slash-Child Rapist-slash-Terrorist wrecked it for all of you. Go home.
Thank you Christine and all who supported her.
Let’s just hope that 2012 doesn’t bring us yet another ‘path to citizenship’, ‘compassionate’ progressive conservative that we are going to find ourselves doing battle with over this issue and, instead, someone who will IMMEDIATELY, effectively secure our borders and win attrition through enforcement of our current immigration laws. Ending birthright citizenships would be a huge plus!
We must find THAT candidate NOW.
It wasn’t a battle. It was just a skirmish.
As long as RINOs roam, we are all in danger.
The point here is that the LibTards try anything they can to marginalize these results including trying to make it seem like smoke and mirrors by some faction called the Tea Parties. As they have done before, the Tea Parties in the wake of victories should (and I'm sure are) be saying this very thing: "This is the American People at work, we're just a vehicle to get it done." This is the way Reagan always characterized his efforts - it wasn't phony - he really believed his victories were victories for America and the American people and he didn't care who got the credit. The liberals don't like being characterized as going against the Ameican People.
There was about three words spelled incorrectly in this article.
Thx. I ripped it off from a comic I heard on, of all places, a public radio station.
“Manchin was scared to death about DADT and DREAM ACT.”
Wasn’t Manchin a no-show on DADT? If Manchin killed it, the libs would have killed him. So he was a ‘dont ask dont tell’ vote.
DREAM? Well thank goodness for cowardice in the Senate for once. If these clowns didnt fear re-election defeat it would have passed.
America - steel yourself and prepare for the big fight. This is about the survival of the USA and truly, that of Western Civilization.
Even PBS is getting the idea? We must be in more serious trouble than I thought.
” Disgusting that this vote was even this close. There are far too many traitors serving in our Congress.”
No joke, brother!