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McConnell won't block immigration bill from hitting Senate floor
The Hill ^ | 05/21/13 | Alexander Bolton

Posted on 05/29/2013 10:37:20 AM PDT by fifedom

McConnell praised the work of Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.), Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other members of the Gang of Eight, who crafted the comprehensive legislation during months of private negotiations.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; mccain; rubio; schumer
The fix is in on the Senate side. Our only hope (slim) is that Boner will not bring the bill up in the House. When the bill passes the Senate we need to go to a full court press contacting Boner's office to try to convince him.

BTW, is McConnel being primaried? I would like to contribute to his opponent.

1 posted on 05/29/2013 10:37:20 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: fifedom

I don’t know if he’s being primaried, but hell’s bells I now wish Bachmann would move to KY and primary his sorry a##


2 posted on 05/29/2013 10:39:05 AM PDT by Marathoner (Impeach Obama, Holder, Big Sis, and throw in IL Gov Quinn for good measure)
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To: fifedom

boner wil go limp and bring it up fo a vote. he’s in the same boat as mcconnelland mccain and rubio. the ussa gop-elite


3 posted on 05/29/2013 10:40:51 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: fifedom

Pure satire I.m sure.


4 posted on 05/29/2013 10:41:52 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: fifedom

FU too, McConnell.


5 posted on 05/29/2013 10:42:15 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Thought Puzzle: Describe Islam without using the phrase "mental disorder" more than four times.)
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To: fifedom

He’s expecting to be rescued by House Republicans.


6 posted on 05/29/2013 10:47:01 AM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: fifedom

And the ole DC show marches on. The Senate will pass their bill, the house will respond with passing a bill that is tougher on border security, rejects voting rights, rejects amnesty etc., etc. and Boner will claim the conservative high ground. Then, of course, the other shoe drops when the bill hits conference and Boner bones us by naming pro-amnesty RINO’s to the conference who will make sure the final bill really is the Senate bill.

The cherry on top, Obama gets to sign it and take credit for being the mostest bi-partisanest guy ever!! Of course, Boner will proudly stand next to Obama at the signing ceremony while Obama makes a speech chastising the Republicans for having blocked the bill and being at fault for it taking so long to pass in the first place. But hey, Boner is accustomed to being a teary eyed prop by now so this will just be another day in DC for this guy.


7 posted on 05/29/2013 10:49:13 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: fifedom

Traitors all! Treat them as such.


8 posted on 05/29/2013 10:51:09 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (The Progs are pushing for war. Be ready.)
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To: fifedom

I have not yet read the current bill, but I have read previous versions, and more than 90% of each draft I’ve seen would be harmful to our country. McConnell should kill the bill without ever bringing it up.


9 posted on 05/29/2013 10:57:52 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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10 posted on 05/29/2013 10:59:16 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: fifedom

McConnell, the man with the backbone of a chocolate eclair.

The good people of Tennessee should be ashamed of themselves for electing this fraud again and again. I KNOW he doesn’t represent the way most of them think.


11 posted on 05/29/2013 10:59:18 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: fifedom

People believe that this will be the coup de grâce to our economic demise? Not to mention, Democrat Party control of a ruined nation and total despotism. I think the fall would be fast.


12 posted on 05/29/2013 11:02:23 AM PDT by By and By (Dime Store New Dealers are Milquetoast and Liberal)
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To: fifedom

And he wonders why he’s having difficulties with his reelection campaign?


13 posted on 05/29/2013 11:02:42 AM PDT by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: ZULU

Kentucky.


14 posted on 05/29/2013 11:04:06 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: ZULU
The good people of Tennessee should be ashamed of themselves for electing this fraud again and again. I KNOW he doesn’t represent the way most of them think.

He doesn't, and we did not elect him. Kentucky did.

That doesn't let us off the hook for Alexander and Corker though.

15 posted on 05/29/2013 11:05:29 AM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: ZULU

Kentucky not Tennessee.


16 posted on 05/29/2013 11:06:29 AM PDT by BubbaBasher ("Liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals" - Sam Adams)
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To: Sgt_Schultze

Nonsense. He wants it to pass.


17 posted on 05/29/2013 11:07:03 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: ZULU
The good people of Tennessee should be ashamed of themselves for electing this fraud again and again.

Or even Kentucky.

18 posted on 05/29/2013 11:08:07 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: ZULU

It has nothing to do with a lack of backbone. He favors the bill.


19 posted on 05/29/2013 11:09:46 AM PDT by Piranha
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To: fifedom

Jello-Spined McConnell.

The least he could have done would be to offer two Amendents to abolish the Anchor Baby and Hospital Emergency Room Welfare Laws.

With those two sorry Welfare Laws in place the invasion of illegal aliens from Mexico will only increase.


20 posted on 05/29/2013 11:11:00 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: FlipWilson
the house will respond with passing a bill that is tougher on border security, rejects voting rights, rejects amnesty etc., etc.

Another scenario that I am even more concerned about is that Boner allows the Senate bill to be voted on in the House. All the rats will vote for it and all that is needed is for about 20 Republican sellouts to go along and it passes.

There is huge $$ on the amnesty side with the farmers, construction, high tech, restaurant, etc in for the cheap labor and the rats in for the 10-20 million votes.

This will fundamentally alter the U.S. for the worse. I cannot believe that the businessmen are so blind to this but they are. Like Lenin said, "The capitalists will sell us the rope we use to hang them."
21 posted on 05/29/2013 11:21:07 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: Bronzewound

Believe me, the good people of Kentucky would like to be able to blame this one on Tennessee too.


22 posted on 05/29/2013 11:24:32 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: fifedom
McConnell won't block immigration bill from hitting Senate floor...

Why not Mitch you pusillanimous putz?

23 posted on 05/29/2013 11:25:43 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: fifedom
I cannot believe that the businessmen are so blind to this but they are.

Wait till they see their first Congress elected by an Hispanic immigrant majority. Bernie Sanders may be the most Conservative guy holding down a seat in there.


24 posted on 05/29/2013 11:25:48 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: FlipWilson

I’m afraid the people behind the scenes who selected Obama and arranged for Obamacare to be forced into law are the very same ones giving orders to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. Maybe John Roberts too. Adios America.


25 posted on 05/29/2013 11:26:11 AM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: ZULU
The good people of Tennessee should be ashamed of themselves for electing this fraud again and again.

Kentucky....

26 posted on 05/29/2013 11:26:39 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: FlipWilson

I think you have found the secret plan.

I was pretty sure the Republic was over when McCain threw the first election because I knew in my heart that the won had no intention of ever leaving office. He may leave but he doesn’t plan on it.


27 posted on 05/29/2013 11:31:10 AM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: fifedom

Can’t think of enough bad thing s to say about Mitch or his fellow RepublicRATs in the Senate.

They have sold us out once again.

Where is that third party? I am sick to puking of being a Republican.


28 posted on 05/29/2013 11:32:43 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Graewoulf
The least he could have done would be to offer two Amendents to abolish the Anchor Baby and Hospital Emergency Room Welfare Laws.

True patriots like Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama have tried to offer similar amendments in the Judiciary committee and they were voted down with Linseed Graham and that the aptly named Flake voting with the Rats.

I think on the Senate floor Reid controls what amendments come to a vote. In any case, the Rats have enough votes to kill any amendment that they do not like.

The only hope in the Senate was a filibuster but with McConnel not supporting it there are not enough votes to stop cloture.

Rush is saying that the Rats do not like even the fake "tough measures" in the bill so they will get a leftist Federal judge to declare them unconstitutional. By the time it winds through the courts the illegals will to be able to vote in 2014 and 2016.
29 posted on 05/29/2013 11:33:03 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: Bronzewound; All

Mea Culpa.

Kentucky


30 posted on 05/29/2013 11:36:00 AM PDT by ZULU ((See: http://gatesofvienna.net/))
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To: fifedom

Wonder how many of our congress critters are connected to Mexico and drugs?


31 posted on 05/29/2013 11:46:24 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: fifedom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Luis B Pozzolo
Phone: 859-475-2889
lbp.action@yahoo.com

Sen. Rand Paul and Mitch Mc Connell only meets with pro-illegal, pro-amnesty groups
Many Americans are ignored

LEXINGTON, KY – May 28, 2013 – Alliance for Immigration Justice (AIJ), a national organization, promotes reasonable legal immigration and opposes illegal immigration and mass amnesties. AIJ believes in the “rule of law” concept, with members being natural-born citizens, naturalized citizens, legal immigrants and American Latinos.

For over a month, AIJ has partnered with America for Lawful Immigration Solutions Today (ALIST), various state organizations and individuals to promote a roundtable discussion concerning immigration that would include private citizens, national Latino leaders and other conservative groups. Senators Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell have been invited to be part of this effort to voice opinions regarding the immigration issue and the current amnesty bill S744. Those invitations have been ignored.

On Friday, May 24, 2013, Senator Paul met with representatives of pro amnesty organizations. These groups included the Office of the Immigrant Solidarity and Information (OISI), Kentucky Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights, Southeast Immigrant Rights Network, Progressive Immigration Compact of Kentucky, KY May Day Coalition, along with a representative of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Louisville and the Roman Catholic Diocese of Lexington, and illegal aliens. Sen. Paul has also openly criticized conservatives and voiced his support of amnesty for millions present in the U.S. illegally, which is a violation of law.

However, Sen. Paul doesn’t call it amnesty, legalization or normalization - he now calls it DOCUMENTATION. He also said his own bill, introduced in 2011, would stop birthright citizenship for children born to illegal aliens in U.S. territory, but that now it would not be needed if solid border security is achieved. How will that border security be achieved without tools to end citizenship to “anchor babies” and to encourage employment verification, issues that Sen. Paul now opposes? The Senator measures border security by feet of fence and walls; illegal immigration can’t be stopped with fences, walls and drones if the attraction of multiple benefits from America is still there. Senator Paul should physically visit the U.S. southern Border States and see firsthand how many people jump the fences daily.

In 2010 Senator Paul said: “I do not support amnesty in any form. Those who wish to come here should respect our laws……we should also recognize that our system of welfare and benefits encourage this behavior… I support the full enforcement of federal immigration laws…”

Sen. Paul supported amnesty and criticized conservatives. It is clear that the senator ‘flip-flopped’ and is not willing to listen to concerns of American citizens and legal immigrants.

# # #


32 posted on 05/29/2013 11:53:18 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: fifedom

Yep, I saw a story last week about how McConnell is quietly pulling the strings behind the scenes. He was the one who asked Rubio to be the front guy for the amnesty bill.


33 posted on 05/29/2013 11:57:39 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: fifedom
Of course, he would. Newsmax has been running an article about Jeb Bush has been actively involved behind the scenes in this so called (amnesty) immigration reform. Don’t people realize that he speaks for the high rulers of the establishment. I will be so happy when people fully understand the GOP-e wants this amnesty thing, too. They much rather see the issue to just go away before the midterms... than understanding what damage it would do overall to our country and we all know how they fight on principles. (see Obamacare-we need a TP constitutional candidate to take on McConnell)
34 posted on 05/29/2013 12:05:16 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“Wait till they see their first Congress elected by an Hispanic immigrant majority. Bernie Sanders may be the most Conservative guy holding down a seat in there.”

Great comment.


35 posted on 05/29/2013 12:05:35 PM PDT by Lou Budvis
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To: Lou Budvis

Roughly 30% of California’s Assembly is Hispanic. How is that working out for us?

http://assembly.ca.gov/assemblymembers


36 posted on 05/29/2013 12:15:10 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Timber Rattler
Yep, I saw a story last week about how McConnell is quietly pulling the strings behind the scenes. He was the one who asked Rubio to be the front guy for the amnesty bill.

The interesting thing is that many of the Pubbies who vote for the amnesty will be voted out of office when the illegals get the vote. Even after Juan McLame fronted the 2007 amnesty, the Mexicans still voted ~80% against him in Arizona in the 2008 presidential election and in the 2010 Senate election.

I cannot believe that these people are that stupid. The best I can figure is that the big money has promised them a cushy position once they lose their seats.
37 posted on 05/29/2013 12:18:17 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: fifedom

Two reasons why I won’t contribute to the Republican Party.

What are Boehner and McConnell?


38 posted on 05/29/2013 12:25:18 PM PDT by kempster
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To: fifedom
"This will fundamentally alter the U.S. for the worse."

0marxist told us he was going to do it. The media hid the 10-sec clip until after the '08 election.

39 posted on 05/29/2013 12:49:33 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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To: Menehune56

” I’m afraid the people behind the scenes who selected Obama and arranged for Obamacare to be forced into law are the very same ones giving orders to Mitch McConnell and John Boehner.”

Sure looks like it.


40 posted on 05/29/2013 12:54:57 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: fifedom

41 posted on 05/29/2013 1:47:22 PM PDT by mirkwood
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