Skip to comments.Bush is the Ring Leader of Plot to Grant Amnesty
Posted on 05/27/2007 12:51:45 AM PDT by Politicalmom
On Monday, May 21 st the acrid air of a back room plot to deliver amnesty for up to 20 million illegal aliens on the eleventh hour leaked out the Grand Bargain nest at the Whitehouse and into the Senate Gallery for an unveiling followed by a rushed vote. Neither the dismaying secretiveness nor the slight-of-hand haste with which it was presented was designed to allow the majority of Senators to know the hidden elements of the amnesty bill much less to give the American public a chance to weigh in with opinions. The plotters, lead by Republicans Senator John Kyle, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Saxby Chamblis, speaking to the body of the Senate vowed to muzzle amendments that would dilute the main trust of the bill: (1) to offer amnesty to 20 million illegal aliens and having accomplished that, (2) to increase the number of cheap foreign workers with increased legal immigration and guest worker schemes. These goals are designed to benefit transnational and domestic employers of illegal aliens some of whom stand out as generous political contributors to seemingly outstanding Senators.
On Tuesday the plotters blocked an amendment offered by North Dakota Democrat Sen. Byron Dorgan, Democrat of North Dakota who is a friend of the American worker and organized labor. Sen. Dorgans amendment would have removed 600,000 annual guest workers that the labor unions shout depress wages. The labor unions concerns are well documented by research by Harvard University world renowned economist George Borjas and from U.S. Labor Department statistics that show that, for example, cheap foreign workers depressed the salaries of meat packers from approximately $19 per hour in the 1980s to about $9 today. The labor unions rebuke South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (up for re-election in November of 2008), who insists millions of cheap guest workers will not depress the wages of union members. Senator Graham holds the disingenuous view that the amnesty bill (SB 1348) does not threaten the American worker because the employer lobbyists (Essential Workers Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce) promise that the same (low) wage will be offered to all applicants in an over-saturated labor market. This is rather unrealistic because it would require the government to monitor compliance by the employers of 145 million workers. The unions point out, to the apparently naïve Sen. Graham, that monitoring 145 million workers is impossible and besides that there are so many loop holes on how job openings will be advertised that fudging with the system is a given. On the Hannity and Colmes TV program on Tuesday, May 22, 2007, Sen. Graham brushed off the unions concerns. The labor unions pledge to continue fighting guest worker schemes and Senator Lindsey Graham and his co-conspirators. For an eye opening report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GOA is a Congressional agency entrusted with bipartisan economic impact studies) go to this link: http://www.dolz.com/gao.html
This report illustrates the impossibility of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ever catching up with all the corruption and the backlog of immigration cases which currently are running about 7 years behind with the current case load. Just imagine if DHS had to keep track of millions more cases and keeping the employers of 145 million workers honest?
I had the opportunity to visit many Senator offices beginning on Monday May 21 st in order to poll them on calls their offices received regarding opposition to the amnesty bill. I was able to confirm what has been reported in the Washington Post and the Washington Times. The phones are overwhelming the senators staffs. Senator Diane Feinstein conceded that in three days her office had received 8000 callers urging a no vote on amnesty bill SB 1348. That works out to about one call about every three waking minutes. This level of grassroots opposition should have a chilling effect on those Senators who are facing re-election in 2008 and who are being forcefully tugged by the employers of illegal aliens and their lobbyist; the Essential Workers Alliance and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, to vote for the amnesty bill.
The polls have been very consistent for a year or more: Mr. Bush is abysmally unpopular and sadly the voters trust Congress and the core group of Senators behind the secret negotiations even less.
Almost to a Senator, all agree that Senator Ted Kennedys inspired 1986 Comprehensive Immigration Bill has made it highly unlikely that the current amnesty bill gain traction. Why? Because the 1986 immigration made three promises of which it only kept one Amnesty.
The 1986 immigration bill (1) gave amnesty to 3 million illegal aliens (to permanently end illegal immigration); and (2) promised that our border would thereafter be secured and (3) that employers of illegal aliens would be severely prosecuted. The result was predictable: The government gave amnesty to 3 million law-breaking aliens but it neither secured the border nor enforced employer sanctions.
In order to pass with popular support the 2007 Amnesty Bill would require that the people trust that the senate will not lie nor sell their votes as many suspect they did on the 1986 amnesty bill.
On the basis of TRUST in GOVERNMENT alone, this 2007 amnesty bill does not have a prayer of a chance to fool the American people. Do Americans trust the government?
The Ring Leader of the secret maneuvers in the Senate (the Grand Bargain) is the free-fall unpopular strongman George W. Bush. Mr. Bushs war-time ruling style is increasingly characterized by arrogance and arbitrariness in dealing with domestic issues.
The secret negotiations tyrannical tale-tale signs include (1) restricting details of the plan on a need-to-know basis, (2) demanding an immediate vote in the Senate without a fair opportunity to read and analyze the bill and (3) chocking amendments that threaten the Grand Bargain, such as the rejection of Senators Byron Dorgans amendment to scrap the guest worker scheme. These bruising tactics are best reserved for dealing with the enemy in war entanglements.
The highest law enforcement official in the land, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, has taken an oath to abide by the Constitution of the United States and enforce the law. The most critical responsibility of Alberto Gonzales, especially since the terror attack of 9/11, is to protect our borders. Several MILLION illegal aliens have entered our country illegally since Attorney General Alberto Gonzales took his oath of office in February of 2005. Any number of those clandestine illegal border crossers could or are terrorists according to a House Committee on Homeland Security, see the report here: (http://www.house.gov/mccaul/pdf/Investigaions-Border-Report.pdf)
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) reports that Other than Mexicans (OTMs) known to originate from countries that harbor terrorist has steadily increased (see the numbers below). The chilling fact is that Alberto Gonzales has released these thousands of dangerous illegal aliens on their own recognizance a sign of madness or worse a sign of how our government yields to the transnational and domestic illegal alien employers that today employ 1 in 5 workers in America! As you can expect, these illegal aliens benefiting from the governments catch and release policy are fugitives at large and there are over 150,000 of them.
1. 30,147 OTMS apprehended in FY2003, 44,614 in FY2004, 165,178 in FY2005 and 108,025 in FY2006. The implication of double, triple or up to nine times the number who slipped through.
2. DHS has reported a 41% increase in apprehensions of Special Interest Aliens (aliens from countries such as Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Pakistan, Cuba, Brazil, Ecuador, China, Russia, Yemen, Albania, Yugoslavia and Afghanistan)
While we slept last night approximately 5000 violated our southern border as they did the night before and the night before that. Mr. Bush has complicated Attorney General Alberto Gonzales job by giving Gonzales two competing responsibilities; one as a law enforcer and another as a lobbyist for the Mr. Bushs failed border security policy.
Michael Chertoff is the Secretary of Homeland Security. Chertoff controls a budget of $44.6 billion and has 185,500 tax-paid employees at this disposal to secure our borders. Mr. Chertoff has also been given two jobs by Mr. Bush. Chertoff is increasingly playing a public relations role to justify Mr. Bushs open-borders, pro-amnesty, pro-guest worker schemes. This put Mr. Chertoff in the difficult position of both managing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and at the same time given a role in putting a spin on why our borders have been surrendered to the control of drug cartels; traffickers in drugs, arms and humans. Why? In order to maintain the low level enforcement needed to keep a steady supply of cheap and docile illegal alien workers flowing to the meat packers, the carpet manufacturers, the hospitality industry, the restaurant owners associations, the construction industry and many other profiteers.
The secret negotiations for an amnesty bill excluded every senator except the handful that brokered the deal for the Whitehouse over a four months period. Essentially Mr. Bush kicked off his amnesty offensive immediately following the defeat of SB 2611, the amnesty bill that was defeated in 2006. Mr. Bushs self concept does not allow him to accept the immense unpopularity of amnesty for foreigners who have jumped over the fence to get in front of the line aliens who commit identity and tax fraud every day of their unlawful stay in the United States.
Whereas the small number of senators that were allowed in the secret negotiations game were few and some of them jumped off temporarily because they were facing election and the wrath of the voters, Alberto Gonzales and Michael Chertoff held fast and loyal to their boss, the strongman Mr. Bush.
By employing Gonzales and Chertoff as lobbyist for his amnesty plan, Mr. Bush has demolished the credibility of the two lawmen and added to the growing suspicion that Mr. Bush likes to surround himself with cheerfully agreeable appointees and to stonewall opposition to his unpopular projects.
A number of Federal Attorneys have recently felt the knive in the back for being less than cheerfully agreeable to the political demands of their jobs. All of them except the notorious Federal Attorney Johnny Sutton a long time acquaintance and the hammer that intimidates border patrol agents (i.e. Compean, Ramos) who are selected for prosecution by the Mexican government.
For five years we have waited for Mr. Bush to implement the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and secure our borders. He has failed to do so or perhaps more accurately, he has refused to do so. When citizens have pointed out his failures he has called them vigilantes. When the House and Senate passed a bill authorizing the building of a 700 mile fence along the border, he signed the bill which made it the law of the land and yet he has refused to build the fence. Mr. Bush will not give up. When the House of Representatives refused to consider the Senates 2006 amnesty bill, he launched the plot and lead the choreography of a new amnesty bill from the Oval Office without losing a step.
I am a Cuban-born Hispanic legal immigrant and my wife is also a foreign-born immigrant. Many of our business associates and friends are legal immigrants. We have friends who dream of completing their legal admission to the United States as law-abiding immigrants. As true immigrants and law abiding people we DO NOT need amnesty or guest worker programs; only scofflaws and foreigners committing identity theft and identity and tax fraud need amnesty. Mr. Bushs scheme granting the privilege to live and work in the United States indefinitely, whether with a path to citizenship or not is a slap on the face of true immigrants.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY RANK AND FILE is mad as hell with Amnestistas.
According to reports from the Washington Times and the Washington Post the amnesty bill is dividing the Republican Party. Saturday, May 19 th, at GOP conventions the delegates booed Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Senator Saxby Chambliss of Georgia for their roles in plotting the amnesty bill.
A Number of Other Patriotic and labor Representatives Chime in Against Amnesty
The 2.7 million members of the American Legion, Americas oldest and largest veterans group went on record as opposing the amnesty bill. The American Federation of Labor has come out on record as opposing the guest worker provision of the amnesty bill. The 11,000 member National Border Patrol Council, representing the men and women who risk their lives to protect our borders and our lives have passed a resolution of NO CONFIDENCE against their political boss, Chief David Aguilar (who works for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Michael Chertoff, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security who in turn work for Mr. Bush.
The opposition to the amnesty bill is big and furious and it is being felt from many quarters representing a diversity of interests and opinions.
Mr. Bush will not listen. He would rather go down in flames that change his mind. We need a plan. This is what I suggest. For the next two weeks, keep faxing, calling and visiting the Senators offices. Calling is the most important. Since the Republican National Committee (RNC) rubber stamps Mr. Bushs wishes (and the President wishes Amnesty), it is imperative that you contribute generously to your favorite border security ONLY candidate; while at the same time DENY the Republican National Committee any contributions whatsoever. Some Republicans that feel betrayed beyond repair have suggested changing party affiliation to Independent. This last suggestion has its risks; you will have to be the judge.
Senator Ted Kennedy strategy for keeping the dead 2006 Amnesty Bill afloat in 2007 will sink the Republican Party in the treacherous political waters of the 2008 election. Deep divisions over immigration and bobbing support for the Iraq war punched the air out of Republican Partys hope to survive the 2006 election with control of the House and the Senate. Jumping on Kennedys boat on amnesty will be the death of many a Republican seeking re-election while millions of illegal aliens and guest workers seeking a social services life-lines will get roped by the Democrats and in so doing Democrats will ensure that the Republican Party will never resurface as a majority party for decades into the future.
We Now Know Which Senators Want Amnesty. How and When did it Happen?
A very clever amendment introduced by Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) on Thursday, March 24 th, unmasked those Senators that have been playing both sides of the Amnesty charade. Sen. Vitter offered an amendment that would have stripped out all provisions to reward nearly all the 20 million illegal aliens with permanent legal status. The amendment sent the normally sedate and elderly Senators clumsily scrambling for cover. Senator Lamar Alexander tried his best to help his Republican colleagues dodge having to show their true color as Amnestistas by attacking the amendment, but to no avail. So here are the Senators that are now known to support Amnesty while feigning to oppose it.
If your state is on this list, you have your work cut out for you. Please do not let any of the Senators off the hook. They voted NO on the Vitter amendment. Go to www.DOLZ.com/call and start calling them.
Alaska: Murkowski (R-AK), Nay Stevens (R-AK), Nay
Arizona: Kyl (R-AZ), Nay McCain (R-AZ), Nay
Arkansas: Lincoln (D-AR), Nay
California: Boxer (D-CA), Nay Feinstein (D-CA), Nay
Colorado: Yea Salazar (D-CO), Nay
Connecticut: Dodd (D-CT), Nay Lieberman (ID-CT), Nay
Delaware: Biden (D-DE), Nay Carper (D-DE), Nay
Florida: Martinez (R-FL), Nay Nelson (D-FL), Nay
Georgia: Chambliss (R-GA), Nay Isakson (R-GA), Nay
Hawaii: Akaka (D-HI), Nay Inouye (D-HI), Nay
Idaho: Craig (R-ID), Nay
Illinois: Durbin (D-IL), Nay Obama (D-IL), Nay
Indiana: Bayh (D-IN), Nay Lugar (R-IN), Nay
Iowa: Harkin (D-IA), Nay
Maine: Collins (R-ME), Nay Snowe (R-ME), Nay
Maryland: Cardin (D-MD), Nay Mikulski (D-MD), Nay
Massachusetts: Kennedy (D-MA), Nay Kerry (D-MA), Nay
Michigan: Levin (D-MI), Nay Stabenow (D-MI), Nay
Mi nnesota: Coleman (R-MN), Nay Klobuchar (D-MN), Nay
Mississippi: Lott (R-MS), Nay
Nebraska: Hagel (R-NB) Nay
Nevada: Ensign (R-NV), Nay Reid (D-NV), Nay
New Hampshire: Gregg (R-NH), Nay
New Jersey: Lautenberg (D-NJ), Nay Menendez (D-NJ), Nay
New Mexico: Bingaman (D-NM), Nay Domenici (R-NM), Nay
New York: Clinton (D-NY), Nay
North Carolina: Burr (R-NC), Nay
North Dakota: Conrad (D-ND), Nay
Ohio: Brown (D-OH), Nay Voinovich (R-OH), Nay
Oregon: Smith (R-OR), Nay Wyden (D-OR), Nay
Pennsylvania: Casey (D-PA), Nay Specter (R-PA), Nay
Rhode Island: Reed (D-RI), Nay Whitehouse (D-RI), Nay
South Carolina: Graham (R-SC), Nay
Texas: Cornyn (R-TX), Nay Hutchison (R-TX), Nay
Utah: Bennett (R-UT), Nay
Vermont: Leahy (D-VT), Nay Sanders (I-VT), Nay
Virginia: Warner (R-VA), Nay Webb (D-VA), Nay
Washington: Cantwell (D-WA), Nay Murray (D-WA), Nay
You can tell that many Senators believe that you represent a major bloc of voters because 3 of the Democrats who voted for the amnesty last year but voted against it today are up for re-election next year:DEMOCRAT HEROS
Senators Pryor (D-Ark.), Landrieu (D-La.), Baucus (D-Mont.).
WHAT CAN YOU DO? What Must You Do?
The most important action you can take is CALL these senators. Call every time there is an amendment for consideration. Since there will be many amendments considered daily you are justified in calling many, many times per day. It is VERY IMPORTANT that you know your City and Zip Code when you call. The absolute best place to find the right telephone number for the senators and the committees is here: www.dolz.com/call
For more information on how to wage citizenship in defeating this amnesty bill, contact the following websites for information and tools.
The amnesty bill will be voted on Monday, June 4 th. Immediately after reading this article, get on the phone. Call, call and call again. Call on the weekend; call during office hours and outside of office hours. Call from your car, call from the commuter train, call from where you are on vacation. If the cell numbers are listed in www.dolz.com/call then call the senators cell numbers. Call the staffers at the office and at their cell numbers. Call the committees where these senators serve. Call them at home. Call, Call and Call. We will not be able to UNDO amnesty. You have to stop it now.
When this is over, we will concentrate on rewarding those senators that put our sovereignty, the American worker and the tax payer first and we will work acidulously to defeat those senators that have plotted to push the amnesty bill.
We most emphatically DID NOT give him the "authority" to ignore our immigration laws and destroy our sovereignty. No one I know thought he would completely disregard the views of American citizens and our immigration laws to cozy up to the corrupt Mexican government and an accelerating invasion of our country.
Our president's stubborn, arrogant contempt for the rule of law and the legitimate desires of the vast majority of citizens to stop the illegal invasion is something we'd call "treason" if done by a dem.
I still say they're all in bed together and care nothing for We, The People.
Keep our economy strong? Oh yeah? How strong will it be when the tens of thousands of illegals become legal?
Seeing the reaction to this 'bill' --- what do you think it will be when it becomes 'law'? Think there'll be any animosity and resentment or is everyone just going to shut up and take it? I don't. If we have to depend on what amounts to slave labor in order to 'keep our economy strong' then there is something seriously wrong. And we need someone who wasn't born with the proverbial silver spoon to lead us in the right direction once again.
I know what it says about the past and present. It is not so much that they were alcoholics, it is that BOTH were rooted in wealthy east coast elites. It meant that they had the family name and the money to waste their youth in alcoholic indulgence while letting the poor boys get drafted and serve in Nam. Middle class Midwesterners like Truman, Reagan, and Eisenhower did not have the option of wasting their youth in an alcoholic haze. When Truman left office he had to borrow the money necessary to make the move back to his home in Independence. I hope I never live to see the day that name of Bush or Kennedy appears on a ballot that I am voting on.
It's getting bizarre.
I heard a radio talk station calling for bulldozing Senator Fienstein office to get her attention.
This was after she said 9,000 angry, hostile calls were not enough to sway here on amnesty for criminals.
The arrogance of these people is nothing short of incredible.
They obviously think they're royalty.
Do you understand its importance as regards this country? Do you believe a president, or any elected offical, should be allowed to ignore and circumvent the rule of law?
If so, give me an example of when.
If not, what do yo believe the penalty should be? Kings and dictators do what they want. They are the law.
Presidents of the United States are not the law; they swear under oath to uphold the rule of law, the constitution of the United States.
Why do you believe Bush should be above the law? To do as he wants, regardless of his sworn oath and the laws of this country?
You say that you were a police officer. Did you decide which laws you would enforce based upon your personal beliefs and preferences? If so, you were a bad cop.
If a policeman is vocal about his oppostion to the war on drugs, does this mean he does not have to uphold the drug laws?
If this cop is black and thinks blacks are oppressed by whites, does this mean he can enforce the law just against whites if he so chooses or does he have to enforce the law equally to all?
Should the President of the United States be held to a higher or lower standard than someone with less influence and power?
If you found out that Bush had murdered his wife, would you excuse this because of his belief that she no longer deserved to live? Would it matter to you at what point he had expressed this belief?
Because of Bush's amnesty push, many Americans are going to be murdered and our entire country will suffer. (Well, not the people like Bush but you know what i mean).
If Uncle Joe has been a good man all his life, especially to your children, is it then ok if comes over one day and burns down your house, whatever his reasons are?
I do not know who Bush is in the service of but it is certainly not the United States or its citizens.
Your position reminds me a little of a battered woman who refuses to let the law persecute her husband. Only, in your case, it's your children and their children who will be battered.
Not chaos-like together crushed and bruised, But as the world, harmoniously confused, Where order in variety we see, And where, though all things differ, all agree ---- Alexander Pope
Can you measure misery by its political affiliation?
Certainly! Democraps pulled the US out of Vietnam, and mass murder of Cambodians happened! As a matter of fact, it was a Democrap, Jimmy Carter that created the Misery Index. Democraps are the party of misery. We're all going to die from Cgloabal Warming. Fatty foods, tobacco, Christian right, lack of health care, lack of taxation, Big Oil, the air we breathe, the water we drink, animal exinction....I could go on, but they are too damn depressing as a party!
Her money is on China (maybe a half a billion or more). Why should she care one iota what the American people need. As long as she can stay in power and use her position to make sure her husbands companies make them billions, well, she’s happy.
MAKE THE CALLS, PEOPLE!!!
If I hear “come out of the shadows” one more time I will literally scream! (They have taken over construction here in San Diego)
Down here they are NOT in the shadows at all! So if there are still some in the shadows we are in deep doo doo down here.
Vote NO on the Senate Immigration bill - S. 1348. NO to amnesty! My father and his World War II buddies and all other US military personnel did not go off and fight and die for this country only to have politicians give it away to ILLEGALS!
"Illegal" is just that - these people are BREAKING THE LAW!
Send them home and seal the borders - THEN we can talk about real immigration reform!
Another DUH moment from the MSM. Man they are so behind the curve.
The Republicans did indeed suffer losses due to their failure to stand on conservative principals, must notably with regard to uncontrolled spending by Federeal government. However, I would say that was only one of three major reasons that Republicans took a beating in 06.
The other reasons are directly related to the policies if the Bush Administration, and they are Iraq and Immigration. In both cases Republicans suffered because they were tied to the failures associated with the first issue and with the unpopularity of the second issue.
Unfortunately, the war in Iraq, post-invasion, has been terribly mismanaged. The architects of the war plan (Wolfowitz, Rumsfeld, Franks, etc.) grossly underestimated the challenges of Rescontruction in Iraq (Phase IV operations). It has proven to be FAR more costly then they estimated, both financially and in terms of the number of troops required to successfully carry it out. The results of the poor planning were not totally clear in 04, but by 06 they certainly were. Most Republicans supported removing Saddam from power, but are justifiably upset and discouraged by the evident lack of planning and lack of progress in Iraq. If Bush ran against Kerry in 06 instead of 04 he would have lost IMO because many more Republicans simply would stayed home. Of course, Bush wasn't on ballot in 06 so voters took out their frustration on the Repulican congress.
Secondly, on Immigration the Bush Administration is totally out of step with the vast marority of Republicans. Many Republicans were discouraged by the Bush stance on immigration last year when the issue was debated last year. Again, Republicans in congress suffered because many conservative voters had no motivation to turn out and support the GOP when the leader of the Party was hellbent on passing legislation that was a total anathema to them.
Poor Senators, want their cake and eat it too...they’re trying to do the bidding of big business as fast as possible, and hope we’ll forget by 2008.
“Please look at what giving amnesty to as much as 20,000,000 illegal alien foreign nationals actually represents.”
According to Homeland Security, 10 MILLION entered the country JUST LAST YEAR ALONE! Hard to believe there are only 20.
“If I hear come out of the shadows one more time I will literally scream! (They have taken over construction here in San Diego)”
OBL rhetoric....because from what I read, they aren’t in the shadows, American citizens are complaining that they’re urinating and defecating in broad daylight on public streets and private property from San Diego to NY.