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Senate votes for Amnesty Bill Cloture (John Cornyn Amnesty Flashback)
KFMB ^ | 6/11/13 | KFMB

Posted on 02/05/2014 6:52:47 AM PST by jimbo123

Comprehensive immigration reform legislation passed a significant hurdle Tuesday when the Senate voted overwhelmingly to begin consideration of the lightning-rod bill.

Thirty Republicans, including Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.), voted to take up the measure in the 84-15 vote, revealing a deep well of potential support.

The vote tally was a promising sign of bipartisanship and the legislation appeared to have strong momentum after Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) predicted Tuesday that immigration reform would become law by year's end.

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The other GOP "yes" votes were McConnell and Sens. John Cornyn (Texas)

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; amnestycloture; cornyncloturevotes; johncornyn; massamnesty

1 posted on 02/05/2014 6:52:47 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Slow motion suicide for the GOP


2 posted on 02/05/2014 6:55:37 AM PST by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: jimbo123

The end of the beginning of the end of the GOP-e Stupid Party, let alone the end of America.


3 posted on 02/05/2014 6:56:55 AM PST by twister881
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To: jimbo123
Mentally add McConnell to the meme.

He earned it.


4 posted on 02/05/2014 6:58:44 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: jimbo123

That got the MSM sure that a bill to Obama was just around the corner, except there were many more corbers to go round.


5 posted on 02/05/2014 7:05:15 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: jimbo123

I think of Rubio with this bill, its the Rubio amnesty bill.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 7:05:52 AM PST by sickoflibs (Obama : 'Any path to US citizenship for illegals HERE is a special path to it ')
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To: jimbo123

The Republicans are becoming the Party of DUMBASSES!I am changing my voting registration to Independent or Libertarian ASAP.Screw em!


7 posted on 02/05/2014 7:07:44 AM PST by Renegade
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To: twister881
...the end of America

I'm not sure that everyone has thought this through, on both sides of the aisle.

On the one hand, you potentially have a flood of new voters on the Left, which would make it difficult to correct some of the missteps of the past 30 years. Unlike the spike at Ellis Island, where people came to be an integral part of this country and its opportunities, the new flood of immigrants will want all the benefits without any of the effort that the earlier group went to in order to be part of the USA.

On the other hand, we don't have the infrastructure and economy to give meaningful jobs to our existing citizens, let alone the flood of newcomers; think about how many of the incoming hoard will find themselves without work. That will make the unemployment numbers far worse, highlighting the problems the policies of the current administration are causing and the "cooking" of the books that have dogged us this new century. The new people will become the sunlight that exposes the gangrene that has been whitewashed for the last decade.

Yes, it means tough times for all of us, especially those who are squeezed by increasing prices (some of which is due to bad policy) and decreasing real income. I don't know about you, but I'm making exactly the same wage, adjusted for incoming, that I was making forty years ago, when I was just setting out in my first full-time job. My savings was wiped out almost completely by the brilliance of MIT grads.

Yes, we are in for thin times. But, will the pendulum swing back? That's the question.

8 posted on 02/05/2014 7:11:41 AM PST by asinclair (Political hot air is a renewable energy resource)
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The Weeper of the House is taking comments on his “Step-by-Step” Immigration *Reform* package....here:

http://www.speaker.gov/general/draft-standards-step-by-step-immigration-reform

And, here:

http://www.speaker.gov/general/qa-draft-standards-step-by-step-immigration-reform

Read the propaganda, then scroll down page to comments section, and have at it!


9 posted on 02/05/2014 7:11:48 AM PST by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: jimbo123
John Cornyn claims to be the 2nd most conservative member of the Senate.

Yet, as Chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, he
hand-selected these "Republican" candidates:
  • Arlen Specter - Democrat
  • Charlie Crist - Democrat
  • Lincoln Chafee - Democrat
  • Lisa Murkowski - Independent

Also, when he had a chance to stop ObamaCare by supporting Ted Cruz' filibuster

he FAILED

and hid behind a meaningless vote later.

He pulled the same trick on the Senate amnesty bill.

10 posted on 02/05/2014 7:15:53 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: jimbo123

Why the hell doesn’t the gop get rid of Boehner and McConnel?


11 posted on 02/05/2014 7:24:05 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) obammy lied and lied and lied)
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To: jimbo123

BUMP


12 posted on 02/05/2014 7:24:28 AM PST by kitkat (STORM THE HEAVENS WITH PRAYERS FOR OUR COUNTRY.)
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To: Joe Boucher

Sadly Boehner and McConnell ARE the GOP.

The problem is the GOP acts like it’s 1955 and the Dems are honorable colleagues rather than the ruthless progressives they actually are.


13 posted on 02/05/2014 7:26:25 AM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: Jane Long
The Weeper of the House is taking comments on his “Step-by-Step” Immigration *Reform* package.

Good find, Jane. That post deserves to be put up as a separate thread. After all, activism is supposed to be one of this website's chief objectives.

14 posted on 02/05/2014 11:19:35 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: jimbo123

They’re all traitors and should be ousted from DC.


15 posted on 02/05/2014 11:24:54 AM PST by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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