Already posted the disagreable Senate voting tally (‘ELLO, BEASTIE: THE SENATE AMNESTY KRAKEN, PART TWO) but this entry from DIGGERS REALM (among my newest favored websites) is this Op-Ed piece, with which I agree: it’s time to let these wayward “Senators” know your opinions. And Digger makes some excellent observations after viewing the Senate vote on C-SPAN.
And I completely agree with Digger that the “Amnesty Bill” is “completely unenforceable” — and my opinion about enforcement specifically is if the Senate (and the White House) have not enforced our existing immigration laws, nor secured our border on existing laws, nor done so little as to built the Border Fence/Wall that they’ve already voted to build and yet haven’t even begun, what basis of believability does the Senate (and the White House) have on any issue as to “enforcement” where immigration and especially illegal aliens in our nation are concerned? More bluntly, the Senate (and the White House) have zero credibility on the issues of border security, enforcement of immigration, penalization if not deportation of illegal aliens and many more aspects that S.B. 1348 is now declaring more “laws” to compound the existing unenforced batch.
In my (registered voter in California) experience, neither Senator Boxer nor Feinstein take my opinions into consideration (on this issue, as with previous issues) — it was an interesting experience contacting my two Senators, Feinstein and Boxer; Feinstein’s office asked me if I’d “even read the bill” while “the bill” (S.B. 1348) hadn’t been made public when I contacted Feinstein’s and Boxer’s office about it and worse, I had to tell Feinstein’s office that.
This is why the Senate appears to be blind and deaf (and dumb) to voter concerns and opinions and why they are perceived as quite so movable by all the wrong interests and not eager to represent citizens. The day has arrived when citizens of other nations who are in our nation illegally are more important and favored by our Senate (and the White House and RINOs among the GOP) than are citizens (and voters) of the United States.
Complain if they’ll answer your call (I had a great deal of trouble getting through to both Feinstein’s and Boxer’s offices, had to make multiple attempts to do so by telephone, both in their D.C. and regional offices):
Yes, I watched the cloture vote on CSPAN, so you wouldn’t have to. The Senate Immigration bill S.1348 passed cloture with a vote of 69 to 23 with 8 cowards not even showing up for the vote. Isn’t it curious how Biden, Clinton, Dodd, Johnson, Kerry, McCain, Nelson and Obama care so little about this issue that they wouldn’t even show up to vote on it. Some of those are obvious yea votes, but if you care so much about becoming president then you should have been in the Senate chamber for this vote, or are you trying to hide something?
The little debating portion on whether cloture should be voted on was boring and un-American by all involved pushing for a yes on cloture vote. It was the same tired argument that we owe these illegal aliens something rather than looking out for the American people first.
There was a hilarious point with Senator Byrd reprimanding all the Senators for standing in the well while voting was going on and he even went as far as giving them all a lecture on how they are supposed to remain in their seats. I was laughing because these Senators were like little kids who couldn’t seem to follow directions as they had to be repeatedly told to move out of the well so the vote could continue instead of standing around chit chatting. It really is a disgrace that they can’t follow simple directions while a vote is going on.
The way this bill is being rammed through the Senate is really sickening as well. Normally a cloture occurs after debate has occurred, but those supporting this are so scared and the legislation is so undefined that they have decided to vote on cloture and then go to debate in hopes of hiding something.
One good thing that came out of it though is that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid capitulated on adding an extra week for examination of the bill when he initially wanted it all completed within a week. It’s still a short time frame for such a large complex and — in the end — unenforceable and unworkable bill that most Americans will be outraged at, but at least now we’ll have more time to expose the absolute ignorance of the bill.
Now time to look at the traitors who voted Yea on cloture of this amnesty bill. They all need to get a good earful from you. You can reach the Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121
YEAs — 69
NAYs — 23
Not Voting — 8