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Reid Blocks Senate Vote on Border Security Amendment to Immigration Bill
Breitbart ^ | 6/12/2013 | Matthew Boyle

Posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross

On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on the border security amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).

Grassley was pushing for an up-or-down vote by the Senate on his amendment, which would have required the border to be secured for six full months before any legalization of illegal immigrants in America began. Reid objected to Grassley’s motion, effectively implementing a 60-vote threshold that completely blocked any attempt at a fair vote on the amendment.

Grassley protested Reid’s plan, which the Senate Majority Leader laughed off. “I’m somewhat surprised at this request,” Reid said in response. “How many times have we heard the Republican Leader say on this floor and publicly that the new reality in the United States Senate is 60?"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; blocks; immigration; reid
Hopefully this will put an end to any GOPers going along with Dingy Harry on this. How stupid are they?
1 posted on 06/12/2013 4:34:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
Hopefully this will put an end to any GOPers going along with Dingy Harry on this. How stupid are they?

You really believe they aren't that stupid?

2 posted on 06/12/2013 4:37:02 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Thanks, Mitt.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
How stupid are they?

As immense as the stars

3 posted on 06/12/2013 4:38:05 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Servant of the Cross
“I was promised by leaders in the Gang of Eight they would work with me, that they would help me to get these things done,” Hatch said.

Orrin ... Orrin ... Orrin. Duh. You got played. Big time!

And I don’t want to be stiffed at this time and I’m not the kind of guy who takes stiffing lightly,” Hatch warned.

Harry: ... we’re having 60 votes on virtually everything. You're stiffed Orrin. Thanks for playing.

4 posted on 06/12/2013 4:40:03 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Ye wee stupid beasties!!!


5 posted on 06/12/2013 4:40:45 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: Servant of the Cross
How stupid are they?

Evidently equally.

6 posted on 06/12/2013 4:45:49 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
REALLY Stupid, Harry a$$wipe Reid will do anything for more voters in the RAT party. The SOB has got to be the most arrogant $hit in the senate.
7 posted on 06/12/2013 4:48:55 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Orin has a singular interest ~ getting plenty of Mexican indians to work or starvation wages in Utah’s agricultural interests.


8 posted on 06/12/2013 4:52:23 PM PDT by muawiyah (Git yer Red STATE Arm Bands here - $29.95 - NOT SOLD IN STORES - TAX FREE)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The only thing we can do at the moment is to keep on these congresscritters relentlessly.

They are all talking like legalization is a done deal. It is not.

Contact everyone on your lists and have them contact 10 people who will contact 10 more.

Have them tell these politicos:

HELL NO to legalization of status for alien invaders!

Secure the border now!

Repeal obama's unconstitutional executive order granting amnesty to millions of "children".

9 posted on 06/12/2013 4:53:48 PM PDT by Eagles6 (Valley Forge Redux)
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To: Servant of the Cross

The “Gang” got Ate.


10 posted on 06/12/2013 4:59:28 PM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Servant of the Cross

Dingy put a stake through the heart of the bill. I guess the Ratz want the issue.


11 posted on 06/12/2013 5:01:33 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: Servant of the Cross
I was listening to Sean Hannity interview rubio today. It was one of the most disgusting examples of a lying snake oil politician that I heave ever endured... clintonesque... slithering his forked tongue while trying to seduce the audience. He is now stating firmly that border security will take many years to accomplish and that we have to register and start tracking these people as soon as possible. This cannot wait on border security he claims. He also said that what he has said previously is exactly what he is doing in this bill. He swore an oath to Sean and Rush... and ALL of us... live... and he swore that he would “NEVER VOTE FOR ANY BILL THAT DOES NOT PUT BORDER SECURITY FIRST”. He tried to rationalize his lying by falsely promising the same promises that have been made in every amnesty since Reagan's amnesty in 1986 (which Reagan said was the biggest mistake of his presidency). rubio stated that this bill does put security first “by starting the process”.

He also tried to claim that the fines paid by these invading enemies will pay for all of the border security. He tried to say it was unfair for us to pay for our own security... but he is a hypocrite because he has voted to piss away trillions of our dollars... so his claims of frugality are just more lies from the rubio serpent. I cannot tell you how much I despise the gop/e and every dimrat in America.

12 posted on 06/12/2013 5:02:31 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The masks come off.


13 posted on 06/12/2013 5:08:06 PM PDT by ak267 (THORIUM....ENERGY OF THE FUTURE!!!!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Rubio is a scumbag RINO. screw him.


14 posted on 06/12/2013 5:11:59 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Servant of the Cross

Watch and see.


15 posted on 06/12/2013 5:13:59 PM PDT by Yogafist
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To: b4its2late
How stupid are they?

Wrong question. How stupid are we to believe the Republican GOPe do not to have the same goals as the Progressive democrats?

16 posted on 06/12/2013 5:31:22 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Dingy Harry knows that Chuckie Schumer’s Republicans are going to pull this out for the ‘RATS. Passing amnesty is going to be a lot easier than ObamaCare was.


17 posted on 06/12/2013 5:38:08 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (23,116,441 households on Food Stamps! Now that's what I call HISTORICAL!!!)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

By the time this bill gets to the house, the wall could already be built.


18 posted on 06/12/2013 5:52:27 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

not stupid, the gop-e are in it with the democrats.


19 posted on 06/12/2013 6:25:35 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

hatch’s surprise at this, after a lifetime in the senate, is simpy not believable, kabuki theater. it’s phony surprise.


20 posted on 06/12/2013 6:27:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“How stupid are they?”

Kidding, Right?


21 posted on 06/12/2013 6:31:44 PM PDT by marygam (I have extra ducktape for anyone who needs to wrap their head.)
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To: plain talk

Scrubio and the Gang of 8holes.


22 posted on 06/12/2013 6:33:05 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Theodore R.

How stupid are they?
As immense as the stars

YOU MEAN Galactically COSMICALLY impaired?


23 posted on 06/12/2013 6:36:23 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Servant of the Cross

Trolling through your phone calls and email necessary for security but then Obama keeps border open.


24 posted on 06/12/2013 6:40:43 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

Why isn’t an open border a security problem? Why isn’t the contradiction of an open border and the trolling of phone records and email not being tied together?


25 posted on 06/12/2013 6:42:01 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: LibLieSlayer
I did not hear Rubi's lyin' interview on Hannity. Thanks for that recap.

Just curious...what was Hannity's response to this flat out lie/spin? Especially considering that Rube had promised - on Hannity's show - that he wouldn't support such a bill? Thanks.

26 posted on 06/12/2013 6:45:39 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: ak267

Absolutely.

LLS


27 posted on 06/12/2013 6:49:23 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: jimsin
WATCH THE RERUN TONIGHT OF ANN COULTER'S schooling of SEAN HANNITY in the 2nd half of the show....bang bang bang she hits the bullseye time after time after time...In only 9 minutes she clearly proves that if amnesty passes its OVER... America becomes Kalifornia....she also destroys Rand Paul, Marco Rubio and Karl Roves crazy ideas about aliens paying taxes, becoming republicans, giving them temporary legal status and securing the borders in her wake....get out your pens and paper take notes...don't miss this...!


28 posted on 06/12/2013 6:59:54 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Jane Long

I just watched Sean with Ann Coulter and he is wanting to buy into it but Ann set him straight. She told Sean that if this passes that it is over... that the republicans might have a few good years but then the republican party will never win another national election. Then they played a clip of schmucky schumer promising to fastrack citizenship for these new dim voters. Sean is a spineless jelly fish... I like the guy and he is a good person but he has no backbone. He trusts marco... but marco is a snake... the snake charms Sean.

LLS


29 posted on 06/12/2013 7:10:58 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Thanks. Ann's right. If this monstrosity passes, Pubbies won't ever win another national election. We'll be lucky to win Senate races.

I'll look for the video of this.

30 posted on 06/12/2013 7:13:53 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: plain talk

rubio is an anti-American , race first activist. mccain is a rino... ryan is a rino... marco is la raza conquistador.

LLS


31 posted on 06/12/2013 7:14:38 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer
Just found the video link, here.
32 posted on 06/12/2013 7:16:58 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

OK. whatever. I’ll come to you to get the correct descriptor for these turds so I get it right :-)


33 posted on 06/12/2013 7:18:29 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Jane Long
Find the audio of his interview of marco today. The man lies many times and it will make your blood boil. He even tried to rationalize his lie by saying that registering and legalizing these people must come first for security reasons and that the border security plan will take many years to implement and we do not have the time. He then said that since it starts the process... it is putting border security first.

He lied about everything in the bill and he said that what he actually said, “I will not vote for any bill that does not guarantee border security first” really meant “starting the process”. There is not even a requirement to build any fence... only a plan to build a fence is required... the same scam that was in the 2006 Border Security Act Bill that passed and was funded... and that funding was spent by ICE on other things... rather than securing the border. The head of ICE testified in Congress under oath that, “We were not required to spend that money on border security”. I hate these vermin!

LLS

34 posted on 06/12/2013 7:26:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: plain talk

No, no you are doing a fine job... just talking shop! ;-)


35 posted on 06/12/2013 7:28:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Servant of the Cross
It's a Mexican standoff.

Amnesty is a winning issue for a Democratic Senate and possibly the presidency, but a pro-amnesty vote will not allow the Pubbies to keep control of the house. For a House Republican to vote pro-amnesty is pretty much suicide unless you happen to be wonderboy Ryan. A good many house Democrats would pay a high price as well.

36 posted on 06/12/2013 7:41:08 PM PDT by metafugitive
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To: LibLieSlayer

Thanks, I will. Like Ann said, “Build the fence...it isn’t new technology...it’s been around since the middle ages”.


37 posted on 06/12/2013 7:44:10 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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