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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: Halgr
These are the Rep senators who voted for the even worse 2006 bill. They will go through the charade of vetting the Rep amendments and then vote for cloture and then the bill.

Robert Bennett, Sam Brownback, Norm Coleman, Susan Collins, Larry Craig, Pete Domenici, Lindsey Graham, Judd Gregg, Chuck Hagel, Richard Lugar, Mel Martinez, John McCain, Mitch McConnell, Lisa Murkowski, Gordon Smith, Olympia Snowe, Arlen Specter, Ted Stevens, George Voinovich, and John Warner.

Add to these Kyl, Isakson, Chambliss, and Lott who voted against the 2006 bill and you have the cabal that will make it a Rep majority in the Senate voting for the bill.

81 posted on 06/12/2007 3:39:10 PM PDT by kabar
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To: ruination

Is either McConnell or Lott, up for reelection?


82 posted on 06/12/2007 3:40:26 PM PDT by no dems (FOX News: Drop that toe-sucking Dick Morris!!! His prediction track record is abysmal.)
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To: ruination
WHAT WILL DETERMINE THE FUTURE OF THIS NATION?

(A) BUSH'S CHOICE: THE SPECIAL INTERESTS





(B) THE FOUNDERS' CHOICE: THE RULE OF LAW

CHOOSE A SIDE! FIGHT FOR IT! DEFEND AMERICA...NOW!

CALL YOUR CONGRESSMAN/SENATOR AT THIS VERY HOUR, THIS VERY MINUTE!

83 posted on 06/12/2007 3:44:38 PM PDT by montag813
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To: The Blitherer

>dissolve congress and all go home<

I support that idea!


84 posted on 06/12/2007 3:45:19 PM PDT by B4Ranch (DRIP = "Don't Return Incumbent Politicians," two terms, and they're out.)
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To: The Blitherer

I think that’s a great idea. Let’s ask them to just do it.


85 posted on 06/12/2007 3:48:57 PM PDT by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: California Patriot
Write down a point or two and be sure you make it.
That is great advice, I don't know why I didn't think of it!

It is always better to do something rather than nothing!
AMEN! I'm sorry if I sound like a whiney Democrat, but never in my life have I felt as betrayed by my party as I have these last three weeks. But if we're gonna go down, I'm gonna go down swinging!

86 posted on 06/12/2007 3:49:47 PM PDT by justanotherfreeper
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To: Continental Soldier
Certainly, we could ‘round ‘em up and ship ‘em back,’ but would we really want to do that, knowing it would make us look like some of recent history’s most notable villians? Perhaps, a plan for citizenship would be better. Three months to apply and two years to complete. If done, all fines and fees to be forgiven. If not done or not completed, then... adios! And that’s just one idea; maybe you have others.

The "progressive" France is set on returning illegal entrants to their home countries. And exactly who are you comparing "round 'em up" policies to? NAZIs? I hope not. I really do. The "you are a NAZI [for disagreeing]" is tiresome and shows no ability to argue constructively. So I hope that is not what you mean. And let's also place blame squarely where it belongs: a corrupt Mexican government that has cheated its people for over a century. And let's also note the "poor working stiffs" you mention broke the law too. Let's do that before implying any deportations are -- as I hope you are not implying -- NAZI like.
87 posted on 06/12/2007 3:51:22 PM PDT by bajabaja
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To: Continental Soldier
When the word gets out that we are going to start to seriously ENFORCE the EXISTING LAWS on the books, the situation will greatly improve.

What no one is talking about on this forum, are the horrible living conditions these illegals are creating here, both for themselves and for their neighbors.

You've got 20 to 30 Illegals living in one house, sleeping in shifts. Their toilet facilities are limited, so they urinate outside. Basically, they trash where they live.

Unscrupulous slum lords are looking to make a fast buck, while the Illegals only need a mattress to sleep on. Doesn't matter how nasty it is.

It's disgusting, and what's worse is I fear it will eventually happen in my own quiet neighborhood.

sw

88 posted on 06/12/2007 3:54:33 PM PDT by spectre (Spectre's wife (Pray for Our Nation)
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To: SE Mom
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 don't know Mom, that sounds like a threat to me.

89 posted on 06/12/2007 3:55:35 PM PDT by AuntB (" It takes more than walking across the border to be an American." Duncan Hunter)
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To: eeevil conservative

See my additions on that thread.

Can we call about it (as scheduled ?) on Saturday’s Radio show?


90 posted on 06/12/2007 4:06:20 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: Continental Soldier
Perhaps, a plan for citizenship would be better. Three months to apply and two years to complete. If done, all fines and fees to be forgiven. If not done or not completed, then... adios! And that’s just one idea; maybe you have others.

Let me make sure I understand you here. You think it is a good idea to put people who broke our laws to get into our country on the fast track to citizenship while allowing all the people who followed the rules to enter this country legally should wait for years. That so we can be seen as 'compassionate'?

Is that your position? If so, I strongly disagree. Those who crossed the border illegally should NOT be rewarded with citizenship. I do not think we need to deport them all but they should only be offered citizenship IF they return to their countries and apply for legal immigration like any other applicant.
91 posted on 06/12/2007 4:07:37 PM PDT by goldfinch
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To: TomGuy

—Wolfie started the current hour with a header about the immigration bill ‘granting immediate legal status to illegals’.—

He must have been scared of Lou Dobbs.


92 posted on 06/12/2007 4:27:40 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Nothing is better than eternal happiness. A ham sandwich is better than nothing. Therefore...)
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To: All

Maybe the title should be GOP Senate Leaders McConnell & Lott on verge of LUNACY. The way McConnell and Lott kissed up to El Jeje made me sick.


93 posted on 06/12/2007 4:34:37 PM PDT by rolling_stone (sOME)
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To: ruination

I thought Lott got pissed, went back to Mississippi, and turned into a pillar of salt.


94 posted on 06/12/2007 4:45:03 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: justanotherfreeper

Mega-dittoes!!!


95 posted on 06/12/2007 4:48:16 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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To: Ingtar
"What did they bribe Lott with this time?"

They promised to put his image on the no cents (sense) piece.

96 posted on 06/12/2007 4:51:33 PM PDT by azhenfud (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: kabar
There really is no more I can do to sway my amigo Senator Lugar.

After he voted for cloture the last time around, I demanded his resignation.

It has not yet been received. *sigh*

97 posted on 06/12/2007 5:00:48 PM PDT by HoosierHawk
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To: California Patriot

BTTT


98 posted on 06/12/2007 5:01:32 PM PDT by hellinpetticoats
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To: ruination
I just saw Jeff Sessions and Cornyn of TX say Bush has NOT changed their minds, and from the sounds of it, they don't know anyone who changed after Bush's visit. Of course, he may be making personal calls this week. Only time will tell.
99 posted on 06/12/2007 5:06:24 PM PDT by NRA2BFree ("The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves!")
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To: everyone

Here are most of the Republicans especially worth calling in the Senate. Call them no matter what state you’re from — their votes affect ALL of us. Point out that you’ve been a loyal Republican. Point that amendments aren’t enough. They must KILL the bill.

Area code 202:

Alexander — 202-224-4944
Bennett — 224-5444
Cochran — 224-5054
Cornyn — 224-2934
Domenici — 224-6621
Hatch — 224-5251
Hutchison — 224-5922
Murkowski — 224-6665
Snowe — 224-5344
Stevens — 224-3004


100 posted on 06/12/2007 5:08:50 PM PDT by California Patriot ("That's not Charley the Tuna out there. It's Jaws." -- Richard Nixon)
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