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GOP Senate Leaders McConnell & Lott on verge of deal to bring amnesty back up for vote
Numbers USA email | June 12, 2007 | Roy Beck - Numbers USA

Posted on 06/12/2007 1:37:13 PM PDT by ruination

Friends,

Pres. Bush's meeting with Republican Senators at noon appears to be providing just the extra push that pro-amnesty leaders have wanted.

The Senate's top two Republican leaders -- McConnell (R-Ky.) and Lott (R-Miss.) -- are using this opportunity to pull 15 Republicans (of the 38 who voted against amnesty last week) back to Pres. Bush's side.

McConnell and Lott hope to get those 15 to sign off on a list of amendments they want brought up for a vote.

They hope to present that list to Democratic leader Sen. Reid (D-Nev.) by tonight!

To slow this down, please phone Republican Senators on the list below THIS MINUTE.

202-224-3121

When you think about it, the deal that Mcconnell and Lott are offering makes little sense. They are basically saying that they want the 15 Republican Senators to agree to vote for cloture in exchange for a chance to have their favorite amendments voted down.

Many of those same Senators may vote against the final bill (when it will take 50 votes to defeat it), but their promise to Bush, McConnell and Lott will be that they will vote FOR cloture (when it would take only 39 votes to defeat it).

In other words, they will vote for the amnesty in the tally where their NO vote would have the most possibility of defeating the bill.

Please call these Republicans and urge them to refuse any deal that wins their YES vote on another cloture vote.

REPUBLICANS MOST LIKELY TO SWITCH TO AMNESTY TODAY (* Senators up for re-election in 2008)

* Alexander (R-TN) Bennett (R-UT) * Cochran (R-MS) * Coleman (R-MN) * Collins (R-ME) * Cornyn (R-TX) * Craig (R-ID) * Domenici (R-NM) Gregg (R-NH) Hatch (R-UT) Hutchison (R-TX) Kyl (R-AZ) Lott (R-MS) * McConnell (R-KY) Murkowski (R-AK) * Smith (R-OR) Snow! e (R-ME) Stevens (R-AK) * Warner (R-VA)


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; congress; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; noamnestyforillegals; sellout; vampirebill
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To: everyone

Let’s make it clear that we want NO on CLOTURE. Kill the bill, don’t just vote against final passage. Also, make clear that “amendments won’t fix it.”


21 posted on 06/12/2007 2:02:09 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: ruination

bump


22 posted on 06/12/2007 2:02:46 PM PDT by VOA
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To: ruination
What, in God's name, do we have to do to get through to these people? This gives the Democrats a permanent majority, what part of that don't these idiots get? I thought McConnell was at least smart enough, politically, to figure that out! I've been emailing and faxing -- including the dimbulbs at the RNC -- and it's like it goes into some horrible black hole of stupidity.
23 posted on 06/12/2007 2:03:04 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: Continental Soldier
... sets up committees to study the best ways of dealing fairly and humanely with decent, working, law-abiding illegals

I hope you just forgot the sarcasm tag, here, because this is classic, Democrat doublespeak. Yep, it'll take one whopper of a blue ribbon commission to deal fairly with law-abiding lawbreakers.

24 posted on 06/12/2007 2:03:08 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Man50D
Right.

The toll-free number (funded buy the Mexican amnesty professionals) GETS DIRECTLY THROUGH to a real person in each states’ US Senate office.

It gets through to a real person. No matter who or how many times it is tried. (Regardless of how many “regular” lines are busy or are (deliberately) left busy to regular US citizens and taxpayers.)

So, why not use the Mexican’s phone number?

25 posted on 06/12/2007 2:03:32 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but Hillary's ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: The Blitherer
Lott’s the one who basically threw a hissy-fit and said if they couldn’t pass this bill they might as well dissolve congress and all go home.

First time, in a long time, I have agreed with Senator Lott. So dissolve Congress and go home. We can have a special election this fall to send replacements.
26 posted on 06/12/2007 2:03:42 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: justanotherfreeper

Phone and talk to real people. It makes us a little more real to ‘em.


27 posted on 06/12/2007 2:04:25 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: California Patriot
Kill the Bill...bump!

sw

28 posted on 06/12/2007 2:05:53 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Pray for Our Nation)
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To: justanotherfreeper

“McConnell was at least smart enough, politically, to figure that out.....”

PSSST!! As long as McConnell retires well enough...he DON’T give a dam.....


29 posted on 06/12/2007 2:06:14 PM PDT by mo
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To: The Blitherer
...they might as well dissolve congress and all go home.

Why don't they? That would be something good, for a change.

30 posted on 06/12/2007 2:06:21 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Sic Semper Tyrannis ~ No Amnesty for Incumbents * WAHOO WA! ... UVA2009 * Fred Dalton Thompson 2008)
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To: Continental Soldier
Although the President and every lawmaker knows that the huge majority of American people do not want amnesty or anything close to amnesty for illegals, they are on the verge of ramming such legislation down our throats!

Big business (agriculture, construction, low-end manufacturing, meat packing, etc.) are behind it big time. The bill was essentially written by the lobbyist lawyers for the US Chamber of Commerce, provided pro bono to the few Senators who claim to be the authors.

Unlike the House, running for the senate requires big money contributions. Representatives are close to the people because they have to be--their districts are small, advertising and name establishment are simpler, politics are local and pork buys votes from those to receive it.

Running for the senate requires big money advertising, getting your name and positions well known across a broad spectrum of people and places. Where running for a house seat cost a few hundreds of thousands, running for the senate is usually a multi-million dollar operation.

That kind of money requires big money donors, and big bucks from the RNC. For the Republican party, big money donations means cozying up to big business. Bush is no different, he recognizes that the party needs to satisfy their big business donors and he's doing his part.

Senators were never supposed to be representatives of the people, they were supposed to be representatives of the interests of the State. They were supposed to be the defenders of State's Rights. The 17th Amendment changed all that. Being a senator now is a matter of representing the big campaign donors from your state. Name recognition and party affiliation are what get you elected. Most of voters can't even name their senators, let alone what they stand for.

Likewise, the SPP is being driven by big business who want an open North American marketplace and cheap labor. Big business is international already--patriotism and nationalism are secondary to markets and profits. CEOs don't get fired for being unpatriotic as long as they are making a profit, but let profits fall because of increased labor costs or inability to buy/sell on the international market and CEOs die a rapid death.

The amnesty bill has all to do about pleasing the big business contributors to the Party. Voters are fickle. They'll forget about amnesty by the next election, especially for senators who only have to face them every six years. By then something else will be the voters hot issues and the senators will position themselves accordingly, using the money from their big contributors.

The counter to this is in the House. Running every two years means that voters still remember who you are and what you've done. That's why the House is so much less enamored with the amnesty bill. First, people will remember. Second they're not nearly as beholden to the RNC and big donors. Ultimately, our ace in the hole may be to influence our individual representatives to kill the amnesty bill once our senate traitors pass it.

Get on the phone NOW to your senators.

31 posted on 06/12/2007 2:06:44 PM PDT by MinimizeGovernment (cynic: One who knows that political decisions are always made in the self-interest of the politician)
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To: TomGuy

Another jaw-dropper from CNN.

Wolfie reports that one poll shows that just 29% support the current immigration bill.


32 posted on 06/12/2007 2:07:37 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: ruination
What did they bribe Lott with this time?
33 posted on 06/12/2007 2:07:37 PM PDT by Ingtar (...right wing conservatives are growing tired of crawling on bloody stumps looking for scraps - JRob)
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To: ruination

Do three bills. All the sausage in one bill is indigestible.
1] securing the borders
2] previous illegals
3] future immigrants


34 posted on 06/12/2007 2:09:36 PM PDT by ex-snook ("But above all things, truth beareth away the victory.")
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To: ruination

It’s really quite depressing to be thrown under the bus by a president that I went to the ropes to defend.


35 posted on 06/12/2007 2:10:33 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Ingtar
What did they bribe Lott with this time?

A shiny new dime.
36 posted on 06/12/2007 2:10:40 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: Man50D

Yes, paid for by George Soros - use his dime to let your senators know how much you oppose this bill...


37 posted on 06/12/2007 2:10:56 PM PDT by bt_dooftlook (Democrats - the "No Child/Left/Behind" Party)
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To: TomGuy

Oh geeeeeesh...just listening to Tony on Gibby’s show- he said the president joked with Jeff Sessions that he’ll come and raise money for him in next year’s election in Alabama (I guess to show he won’t hold a grudge against Sessions?)

I’m sure Sessions looks forward to that!!!! :)


38 posted on 06/12/2007 2:13:23 PM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet -Fred'08)
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To: RegulatorCountry

I just got through to Cornyn and his aid said the Senator is steadfast on opposition to this bill and will not vote for it.

I said that is good but he needs to walk across the hall to KBH and let her know to do the same since I cannot get through to her office.


39 posted on 06/12/2007 2:13:53 PM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: TomGuy

Wolfie reports that one poll shows that just 29% support the current immigration bill.

Probably all illegals.


40 posted on 06/12/2007 2:14:09 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220
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