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Senate rejects centrist immigration bill after Trump veto threat
The Hill ^ | Feb. 15, 2018 | Jordain Carney

Posted on 02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST by Innovative

The Senate on Thursday rejected immigration legislation crafted by centrists in both parties after President Trump threatened to veto the bill if it made it to his desk.

In a 54-45 vote, the Senate failed to advance the legislation from eight Republican, seven Democratic and one Independent senators. It needed 60 votes to overcome a procedural hurdle.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Kentucky; US: Maine; US: Pennsylvania; US: South Carolina; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigrationbill; kentucky; lindseygraham; maine; mitchmcconnell; pennsylvania; senate; southcarolina; susancollins; timkaine; trump; virginia
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Excellent. There is hope yet...
1 posted on 02/15/2018 1:07:10 PM PST by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Centrist’ my ass..


2 posted on 02/15/2018 1:08:22 PM PST by beergarden
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To: beergarden

Beat me to it!


3 posted on 02/15/2018 1:08:54 PM PST by BenLurkin (The above is not a statement of fact. It is either satire or opinion. Or both.)
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To: Innovative

yesssss


4 posted on 02/15/2018 1:09:04 PM PST by SteveH
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To: beergarden

Looks like Trump didn’t abandon the base after all... He has shown the democrats don’t want to solve immigration. That’s why the generic ballot is starting to go our way.


5 posted on 02/15/2018 1:09:23 PM PST by jyo19
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To: Innovative

Good! Amnesty instead of a wall just isn’t going to cut it. I don’t GAS if it “delays” whitey from becoming a minority.


6 posted on 02/15/2018 1:09:48 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (#NotARussianBot)
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To: Innovative
"Excellent. There is hope yet..."

Worth repeating...

7 posted on 02/15/2018 1:09:50 PM PST by SuperLuminal (Where is another agitator for republicanism like Sam Adams when we need him?)
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To: Innovative

Nothing centrists about this bill.


8 posted on 02/15/2018 1:09:58 PM PST by tennmountainman ("Prophet Mountainman" Predicter Of All Things RINO...for a small fee.)
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Did you notice how McConnell wasn’t clapping during the SOTU when the camera was on him and Trump mentioned ending chain migration?


9 posted on 02/15/2018 1:11:41 PM PST by TakebackGOP
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To: Innovative

Come March 5, doesn’t the deportations begin big time?


10 posted on 02/15/2018 1:12:13 PM PST by Bob Celeste
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To: Innovative
Excellent. There is hope yet...

Depends on how you define hope. If your hope is the Grassley plan will now pass, that has even less chance of getting 60 votes. If your hope is for no immigration plan being passed then I'd say your odds are pretty good.

11 posted on 02/15/2018 1:12:42 PM PST by DoodleDawg
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McTurtle needs to be replaced. That said, there are still too many deep staters in the caucus.


12 posted on 02/15/2018 1:13:36 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: beergarden

What’s ‘centrist’ about the suspension or abandonment of the law?

If Congressmen believe erasing or ignoring the law leads to fairness, compassion, economic stimulus, etc. then I submit that ignoring laws against bank robbery and car theft will quickly produce more economic stimulus than they can imagine.

They are pathetic. One party wants an army of new breeding and voting stock. The other hopes that if they pretend to be nice guys the breeding and voting stock will cast 5% of their votes for them.


13 posted on 02/15/2018 1:15:40 PM PST by relictele
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To: Innovative
I've gotten oddly hooked on watching the US Senate in session on CSPAN. It's less exciting than watching paint dry. Their goal seems to be to accomplish nothing that doesn't line the pockets of their paymasters. The dems have one goal....to make President Trump look bad. NONE of the dems stand up to the lock step demands of Shummer. The pubs are not all loyal to the voters and give in to the dems as much as they can get away with.

There's only one rational answer. Let DACA expire. Other part of the solution. How about some backbone from leadership? Take away important assignment from 'pubs who are traitors to their voters.

Beyond disgusted.

14 posted on 02/15/2018 1:15:43 PM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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To: Innovative

“Centrist”.

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means...


16 posted on 02/15/2018 1:16:26 PM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: Innovative

If The Hill provided VARIDESKs for their reporters, they could all be stand-up comedians.
LOL!


17 posted on 02/15/2018 1:17:54 PM PST by savedbygrace
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SEND ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS BACK TO THE COUNTRIES OF WHICH THEY ARE CITIZENS.
FROM THERE, THEY CAN APPLY FOR LEGAL IMMIGRATION (JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE).

18 posted on 02/15/2018 1:18:28 PM PST by Savage Beast (President Trump LEADS the resistance! Vive la resistance! Pray for the victory of truth!)
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To: Innovative

Isn’t it interesting how Democrats don’t want outsiders to classify them but use terms such as: progressives, centrists, ect. for themselves but yet conservatives say: we’re conservative with no categories.


19 posted on 02/15/2018 1:20:30 PM PST by SkyDancer ( ~ Just Consider Me A Random Fact Generator ~ Eat Sleep Fly Repeat ~)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Innovative. The Obama administration used a variety of different illegal activities as part of the DNC's ongoing campaign to destroy the Constitution and implement a single party state -- and all these "bipartisan" a-holes can thing or talk about is the illegal alien amnesty!
20 posted on 02/15/2018 1:20:36 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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