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House Democrats to Try and Force Floor Vote on Immigration Overhaul
Roll Call ^ | 3/25/2014 | Emma Dumain

Posted on 03/25/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT by mdittmar

House Democrats are poised to offer their third discharge petition of 2014 Wednesday, this one to force a floor vote on an immigration overhaul bill.

They’ll need to get 218 signatures on the petition in order to compel GOP leadership to bring up their legislation, which mirrors the Senate-passed immigration bill, except for some tweaks in the border security language.

The likelihood of that outcome is approximately zero: Even the few House Republicans who have broken with their leaders to sign on as co-sponsors to the House bill are not expected to embrace a procedural tactic that would embarrass the majority party.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.rollcall.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens
The dems are panicking,the republicans are panicking,(noun 1. a sudden overwhelming fear,with or without cause,that produces hysterical or irrational behavior,and that often spreads quickly through a group of persons).

I can see November 2014 from my hot tub;)

1 posted on 03/25/2014 4:03:32 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

The reason, they’re all up for re-election. If they vote to bring this to a vote, their jobs will evaporate faster than their brains did.


2 posted on 03/25/2014 4:11:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Immigration Reform is job NONE. It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics. Enforce our laws.)
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To: mdittmar
Pure political theater to pander to the Hispanic vote and make Republicans look like the"bad guys." Democrats know how to do this but Republicans always seem to be blindsided by their infinite audacity.

Democrats are experts at fooling and exploiting low information voters. They know the MSM will publicize anything they do without criticism.

3 posted on 03/25/2014 4:17:33 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: mdittmar

I want them in an even smaller minority come November!


4 posted on 03/25/2014 4:18:13 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mdittmar
The whole world seems to be in a mood to go Crimean and vote away governments that don't serve them. How far can we be from some northern tier states voting for independence and then figuring out their options?

That the HOR has a majority that actually wants to vote to enable the invasion of the US is an astounding lack of giving a damn about US citizens. And, yeah, a majority want to vote that way but they also want to get re-elected.

5 posted on 03/25/2014 4:18:51 PM PDT by grania
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To: mdittmar

The Dems aren’t panicking. They are trying to energize their own base and divide the Reps. They want to make immigration the issue, not Obamacare.


6 posted on 03/25/2014 4:31:33 PM PDT by kabar
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

The Demagogic Party needs 218 signatures to force a vote.

> Even the few House Republicans who have broken with their leaders to sign on as co-sponsors to the House bill are not expected to embrace a procedural tactic that would embarrass the majority party.

Thanks mdittmar.


7 posted on 03/25/2014 4:32:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: mdittmar

Their final drive over the cliff before opening the Golden Parachutes.


8 posted on 03/25/2014 4:33:15 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: kabar

/bingo

In fact, they’re trying to make ANYTHING besides Obamacare the issue, and it isn’t going to work in the great middle, which is where the election gets swung. The Pubbies will take both houses in 2014 and 2016, and the presidency in 2016, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see an historic repudiation of the Demwits.


9 posted on 03/25/2014 4:34:54 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: grania
How far can we be from some northern tier states voting for independence and then figuring out their options?

A long ways,about 168 years.

"Prudence,indeed,will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes";)

10 posted on 03/25/2014 4:42:51 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: Bernard Marx

That is assuming that most legal/citizen Hispanics think that awarding illegal aliens is a top priority.


11 posted on 03/25/2014 4:47:16 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: kabar
"The Dems aren’t panicking. They are trying to energize their own base"

That's silly,Illegal Immigrants can't vote.

12 posted on 03/25/2014 4:51:26 PM PDT by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

13 posted on 03/25/2014 4:52:26 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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That's silly,Illegal Immigrants can't vote.

Not legally. But plenty of immigrants can vote legally. We have 45 million foreign born in this country and that's counting their US born children. Immigrants vote two or three to one for the Dems. And minorities vote an even higher percentage for the Dems.

87% of the 1.2 million legal immigrants who enter annually are minorities as defined by the USG. Pew: White majority over, next generation more than 50% non-white Demography is destiny,

14 posted on 03/25/2014 5:03:05 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mdittmar

and that’s NOT counting their US born children


15 posted on 03/25/2014 5:09:29 PM PDT by kabar
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To: mdittmar

More proof that the communist “democRATS” are scared to death about 2014. They need a whole crapload of ignorant, freeloading, low information voters and they need them now. “Immigration reform” is just the thing they need. I don’t know why every American in this country isn’t blowing a gasket right now.


16 posted on 03/25/2014 5:25:36 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Trust no one.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

When are they gonna drop this immigration s**t already? Let’s move on, OK. I’ll gladly agree to open borders if you’ll agree to no benefits. Open borders, no benefits. How do say that in Spanish?


17 posted on 03/25/2014 5:32:08 PM PDT by huckfillary
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To: Blood of Tyrants
That is assuming that most legal/citizen Hispanics think that awarding illegal aliens is a top priority.

I think that's a reasonable assumption based on Hispanics I know (I live in Cali.) But you apparently assume that only legal citizen Hispanics vote. Wrong! Why do you think the Rats are so opposed to voter ID? They have sophisticated methods of getting illegals to the polls.

18 posted on 03/25/2014 8:00:50 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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I live in Southern California and the majority of legal Mexican immigrants, by an overwhelming margin, disapprove of illegal aliens first and foremost because the legal immigrants got their citizenship the hard way and do not approve of the illegals coming in and lowering the “bar”, as in taking all of the low paying jobs at a severe discount thus eliminating the available jobs for low skill legal immigrants.

Just my observation in San Diego, but depending upon where you live most likely matters most on the outcome of such a “poll”.


19 posted on 03/25/2014 8:31:56 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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I’ll gladly agree to open borders if you’ll agree to no benefits.

And what happens to American jobs? We have 21 million people unemployed or underemployed. No borders means no country.

20 posted on 03/25/2014 8:39:07 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Pox
depending upon where you live most likely matters most on the outcome of such a “poll”.

That's interesting. I live near Oxnard, birthplace of Cesar Chavez of United Farm Worker's fame. It's basically a Mexican town inside the U.S. and serves as a transit point for illegals to farm and other jobs here. There's a strong pro-illegal feeling locally but of course I haven't conducted a scientific "poll." I feel in my bones most have more loyalty to Mexico or "Aztlan" than to America. I hope your sense of things is the correct one.

21 posted on 03/25/2014 8:55:06 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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It really all depends upon who you “poll” and where. In Escondido the overwhelming majority of citizens are illegals who have made their way north of the border, yet the next town over, San Marcos, is a mixture of legal immigrants and natural born Latinos along with the standard demographics in Southern CA. Hard working “Latinos” who were either born here or emigrated here long ago have a significantly different outlook concerning the “immigration issue” than self serving Caucasian self haters and apologists who fawn over “Latinos” with false empathy in their haste to ingratiate themselves with said immigrants. It's a sight to behold when you comprehend what's going on and many of them have no use for “Gringos” with such attitudes.

That being said, most legal immigrants are hard working Americans who have integrated nicely with our society but by and large they are vastly outnumbered by illegals who have been welcomed by the left simply for their votes and the difference in attitudes and posture is striking from my POV.

22 posted on 03/25/2014 9:13:56 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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