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Live Thread: Senate Amnesty Debate (CRITICAL 2ND CLOTURE VOTE TODAY!) Woo hoo!! It's DEAD!!
The U.S. Senate with Free Republic Input | June 28, 2007 | truthkeeper

Posted on 06/28/2007 6:25:57 AM PDT by truthkeeper

Here we are again my friends, hopefully for the last debate thread on this particular monstrous legislation. Proceedings are supposed to begin at 9:30 a.m. EST, with the cloture vote being taken at 10:30 a.m.

On a personal note, you've all been wonderful in your passion, vigilance, and commitment to the principles on which our country was founded. If I have to be in a foxhole, I want to be in it with you guys.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; deathofthegop; illegalimmigration; immigrantlist; immigration; itsdeadjim; sellouts; stickaforkinit; ussenate; vampirebill
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To: truthkeeper

He’s flipping to yes?

Does Gordon Smith realize he is up for re-election in ‘08?


1,001 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:19 AM PDT by NeoCaveman (Kill Bill II, The Night of the Living Dead Amnesty.)
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To: truthkeeper
Yuck! Reid is really making me sick. I can't stand this man's voice and what comes out of his mouth!

WTH...his grandmother??? Is he an anchor baby??? Deport him!

1,002 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:19 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (DUNCAN HUNTER '08 (I'll add Thompson if he ever decides to enter the race))
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To: bestrongbpositive

Now we know Bush supported him so hard — they wanted his support on immigration. 2004 is when Rove started getting involved in elections for people that supported immigration and against those that didn’t. He used the money in DC to hold over their heads.


1,003 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:21 AM PDT by PhiKapMom ( Inhofe for Senate 08 -- Broken Glass Republican -- vote out the RATs in 2008)
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To: truthkeeper
Reid - This bill will allow them to "come out of the shadows".

THE RACISTS/ILLEGALS/SOCIALISTS/COMMUNISTS AND THE POLITICIANS WHO SUPPORT THEM are in plain sight you idiot! http://www.mayday2007.org/

1,004 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:33 AM PDT by anglian (More Unum and less Pluribus)
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To: All
"GENERATORS OF SIMPLICITY" as spewed by Harry Reid just now on the Senate floor......lamely trying to describe "Talk Radio".

Ole Harry is about as "simplistic" as they come.

1,005 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:35 AM PDT by moondoggie
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To: TornadoAlley3

“””””””””””””Reid fears for his life:)””””””””””””

Do we have to listen to his bull crap.

Shut up Harry.

He has three sons who are lobbyists. His other son is on the LAs Vegas city council.
Shut up Harry.


1,006 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:36 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (Boycott China)
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To: Snoopers-868th

At least one more cloture vote after this one.


1,007 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:44 AM PDT by RightWhale (It's Brecht's donkey, not mine)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Reid is mentally defective. This is disgraceful!


1,008 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:46 AM PDT by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: Goldie Lurks

So, what’s King Harry’s explanation for why so many Democrats and Liberals (people, not politicians) are against this bill?


1,009 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:47 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (Without the fence, deporting illegals is like shoveling water.)
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To: don-o

In deed.

Anal Sphicter is the biggest pay to play artist in the northeast after Teddy.

No need to feel for him. He’s been on the dole and living high his entire adult life.


1,010 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:50 AM PDT by HonestConservative
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To: ken5050

>we both agree with Sheets on this issue...<

Well, you know what they say about stopped clocks.

Heck, I’ll agree with Big Daddy Byrd if that’s what it takes.


1,011 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:51 AM PDT by Darnright (Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before)
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To: All

What in the world is Reid talking about??? “I knew my grandmother...”

What?? HuH?? LMAO!


1,012 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:52 AM PDT by USArmySpouse
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To: justanotherfreeper

What does the House vote look like?


1,013 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:53 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas
Reid: “Should we wait until we get a new congress?” Hell yes!

Exactly! Since this one can't hear the people, we need to get a Congress who will.

IF Harry doesn't quit his whining, I'm going to hurl. LOL

1,014 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:54 AM 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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The Left and their media have changed our language again. No one is uttering the word “cloture.”

All of a sudden the phrase has become “motion to proceed.”

I ask why every political news outlet all of a sudden has stopped saying “cloture”?

Because yet again they are carrying the water for the Left, and hoping to fool the semi-attentive American people into thinking this is not what people are expecting today.


1,015 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:56 AM PDT by maica (America will be a hyperpower that's all hype and no power -- if we do not prevail in Iraq)
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To: truthkeeper

Reid is on now “wrapping up.” What a pathetic stumble-bum he is, Searchlight, Nevada’s favorite son, raised in a cat house, and he never let’s us forget it.


1,016 posted on 06/28/2007 7:56:59 AM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: WKB

Reid .. you slimmy lizard MOVE to Mexico! He is just a disgrace.


1,017 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:05 AM PDT by JFC
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To: texastoo
Hiya, texastoo...ty for the welcomes.....hope you're otherwise doing well...besides this traitorous bile which we continue to fight.

Spectre on and I just have to leave the TV. He says that he knows that the majority of Americans are the silent majority and they are not the ones against the bill and that those speaking up are the minority. What an idiot.

Disgraceful....absolutely disgusting! This is so wrong.....

1,018 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:06 AM PDT by nicmarlo
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To: ken5050

That’s the best strategy I’ve heard yet!


1,019 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:06 AM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: CAluvdubya

Sounds like he’s been taking speech lessons from KKK Byrd.


1,020 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:12 AM PDT by ladtx ("You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks." Will Rogers)
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To: Miss Didi
I'm crowing on this thread about my two senators from the great state of Wyoming, Enzi and Barrasso, both voting against cloture on Tuesday.
1,021 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:14 AM PDT by Milhous (There are only two ways of telling the complete truth: anonymously and posthumously. - Thomas Sowell)
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To: Tennessee Nana
Harry has lost it.

C'mon...they promised us a 10:50 vote!

Oh that's right....they never keep their promises!

JUST RUN THE VOTE!!!!

Harry, walk away from the microphone!

1,022 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:15 AM PDT by Guenevere (Duncan Hunter for President, 2008!!)
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To: wastedyears

Reid up spouting sob stories. Blames talk radio for “hateful” talk. More sobbing about his own family, his father-in-law who died in 1952; now trying to great sobs; pure bloviating in front of the cameras. His allies in the AFL-CIO are not going to be pleased with Reid if this cloture vote passes.


1,023 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:15 AM PDT by gpapa
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To: NordP
Get that man a tissue...he's gonna cry!

He's pointing out blacks and hispanics.....THESE ARE LEGAL PEOPLE IN THAT ROOM, DUMMY

1,024 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:19 AM PDT by NordP (The greatest gift God can give us is LIFE. The greatest gift man can give to another is FREEDOM.)
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To: All

Oh good Lord, Harry!! Jeez!! I don’t give a rats a$$ about your immgrant relatives. Did they come here legally? Hrmmmmm?


1,025 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:25 AM PDT by misharu (US Congress = children without adult supervision)
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To: wastedyears

Ahhh. Lol!


1,026 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:25 AM PDT by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (****************************Stop Continental Drift**)
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To: Reagan80
Obviously Reid is in line to earn the Sheets Byrd Rhetoric award now. Any moment I expect him to start talking about his little dog Blue.

"My skin is white..."
That's enough...I'm going to be sick...

1,027 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:25 AM PDT by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: LachlanMinnesota

DEMS PLAY THE OBAMA CARD IN THE FINAL MINUTES. That’s why he’s chair today obviously.


1,028 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:39 AM PDT by rjp2005 (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: shezza

Well said....Complete TUNE UP needed asap...Now he’s talking about skin color...Due any of these crooks have mirrors in their homes...


1,029 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:39 AM PDT by manonfire
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To: Agent Smith

The other meme is RACISM.


1,030 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:40 AM PDT by Amityschild (Lord, show mercy to our nation)
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To: citizenmike

>>This is confusing. Sen Stevens said voting for cloture would allow the amendments to be considered, which would continue the debate.

Debate won’t continue- Reid will remove the bill from consideration, effectively killing it. There are other bills the Senate needs to consider.<<

If they voted for cloture, debate would continue for a little while, and then the POS would pass.


1,031 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:48 AM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Illegals: representation without taxation--Citizens: taxation without representation)
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To: Amityschild

Has anyone brought up the cost, who does the health screenings and where are the monies alloted, what will happen with the rest who come in after, the UN treaty sections on pages 388-89 that ties our hands in our country, the end of sanctuary cities, the allowance of child molesters, gang members to apply, who’s taking care of the families of seasonal workers (btw, this kills H2Bs) the rest of the year, the end of bilingual ed and monies allowed and repayment from countries for what’s been paid out for their citizens in this bill... along with cutting off aid to said countries? I thought not.

How about job security (not according to the rigged unemployment index), for Americans... as in 100% employment for citizens first (kill welfare except in serious medical issues), then only bring in specific people for occupations.

Oh, and that there’s no mention of helping legal immigrants?

Except for doubling and tripling their costs... I wonder why?

Who will hold Mexico accountable instead of enabling them, sending them aid and millions on water projects there while we pay for the birthing, schooling, medical, social services, law enforcement, prisons, tuition here.

As for as the stories... Ellis was an island for a reason.
People were quarantined and others sent back when necessary... and they came legal. No comparison.


1,032 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:48 AM PDT by AliVeritas (America, love it or leave it.)
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To: Founding Father

...why not? he stole from american indians...


1,033 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:55 AM PDT by Reagan80 ("Government is not the solution to our problem, Government IS the problem." -RR; 1980 Inaugural)
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To: justanotherfreeper; PhiKapMom

How recent is this news? Cochran just spoke a 1/2 hour ago on the Senate and said he’ll vote NO. Please confirm this news.

If he has changed his mind again, we’ll call him and let him know.


1,034 posted on 06/28/2007 7:57:56 AM PDT by indcons (Help kill the amnesty bill; please.)
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To: NordP
Reid: Vote for cloture because my kids are Mormish?

-PJ

1,035 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:10 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (Repeal the 17th amendment -- it's the "Fairness Doctrine" for Congress!)
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To: NordP

Why is he going OVERTIME?


1,036 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:11 AM PDT by acoulterfan
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To: CAluvdubya

Reid has white skin-—yes, truly the world’s greatest deliberative body.


1,037 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:14 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: RightWhale

That’s right. I hope I can hold up if that is the case. Gonna go take a chill pill now.


1,038 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:15 AM PDT by Snoopers-868th
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To: herMANroberts
He is going on about a sob story now. His concern is about doing something positive for the people who violated our laws.

Never in my entire life have I witnessed something so pathetic.

He complains that he got "hate" mail and "threats" which he turned into the police.

take special note of the buzz word "hate"

I got vomited a little bit - Im am so disgusted, suddenly the thought of Civil War 2 does not seem so impossible.

1,039 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:20 AM PDT by expatguy (http://laotze.blogspot.com/)
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SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP SHUT UP!


1,040 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:21 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (The American Indians found out what happens when you don't control immigration.)
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To: RightWhale
"doesn't voting against cloture require the debate to continue?"

That's the spin -
Cloture means debate ends and a vote (not requiring a 60 vote majority) takes place. The 'bipartisans' are NOW claiming that passage on a simple majority vote would encourage debate, presumably when the Senate and House bills met in conference.

1,041 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:21 AM PDT by norton
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To: RightWhale
At least one more cloture vote after this one.

There is? I didn't know that. At what point in the process will it occur?

1,042 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:23 AM PDT by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Guenevere

The more Reid blathers on the more he hurts his cause. I hope he talks to next week.


1,043 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:28 AM PDT by Agent Smith (Fallujah delenda est. (I wish))
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To: NordP
Get that man a tissue...he's gonna cry!

Forgot the tissue. Find a straight jacket!

1,044 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:35 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Fudd Fan

Like Bus’s characterizastion of those who disagree with him? He can call us racists and every other name in the book, but we must not become emotionally invested in this?


1,045 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:36 AM PDT by LachlanMinnesota
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To: arichtaxpayer
Lowe’s has every sign in their store in English and Spanish.

Home Depot too. I think there's an Ace Hardware in your future, or maybe not.
1,046 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:37 AM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Lauren BaRecall
I voted for Jorge twice, also. I agree with you. Either Gore or Kerry would have been far worse.

Not too sure about that. When Clinton was president, the republicans actually acted like conservatives. There is no way that No Child Left Behind, CFR, Medicare Plan-D or any of the other insane programs would have been passed if Kerry or Gore were president.

1,047 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:40 AM PDT by JeffAtlanta
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To: ken5050

Dumb ass Reid thinks he’s Knute Rockne giving an emotional touchy-feely pep talk to the team. “Win one for Jorge boys”.


1,048 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:51 AM PDT by AmericaUnited
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To: melancholy

All the big DUmbos are pulling the race card now!!

It won’t work, it’s dead, Jim.


1,049 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:52 AM PDT by melancholy (Quiz: name one country, other than the USA, that doesn't control its borders.)
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To: RightWhale

Explain please..I don’t think so..if cloture fails..the bill is dead..no more votes


1,050 posted on 06/28/2007 7:58:52 AM PDT by ken5050
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