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Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

Chuck Schumer still will not love Republicans in the morning

Schumer already signals he’ll pocket the Senate victory and use it to bludgeon Republicans everywhere

Via NBC, Lindsey Graham is about to declare victory:

On Monday the Senate is scheduled to vote on a 1,200-page amendment offered by Sen. Bob Corker, R- Tenn., and Sen. John Hoeven, R- N.D., which has an initial cost of $46.3 billion – money to be used hire 20,000 Border Patrol agents and to deploy them along the Mexican border, as well as building add border fencing and setting up an electronic visa entry/exit system at all air and sea ports of entry where U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers are currently deployed.

“The bill will pass,” Graham said on Fox News Sunday. “I think we are on the verge of getting 70 votes. That is my goal. It’s always been my goal. We are very, very close to 70 votes. The Hoeven-Corker Amendment I think gets us over the top.”

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But don’t think this will gain any love for Republicans:

Via The Hill:

A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.

This has the potential of becoming the next major civil rights movement. I could envision in the late summer or early fall if Boehner tries to bottle the bill up or put something in without a path to citizenship — if there’s no path to citizenship, there’s not a bill — but if he tries to bottle it up or do things like that, I could see a million people on the Mall in Washington,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Schumer said business leaders, evangelical leaders and CEOs of high tech companies would join the public call for action by the House on immigration.

Schumer has counted about 67 votes for the Senate immigration bill and believes close to 70 will support final passage later this week.

The Republican Senate strategy is beyond comprehension. Schumer and others will pocket Lindsey Graham’s victory and then use it to launch protests and demagoguery against other Republicans.

If Graham thinks he’s getting his Sally Field moment, it will be just for a moment.

Update: One of the few Senators who can be proud of standing against the Gang of 8 bill, Sessions On Face The Nation: Monday Vote On 1,200 Page Immigration Amendment No One Has Read:


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The people running the GOP are either corrupt, talentless, or cowards, or all of the above.

It’s become apparent the GOP is institutionally corrupt. They have become an employment agency for themselves, at the expense of their principles. If selling out to the left gives them Democrat media protection, that’s a price they are willing to pay.

Thus, it is time for a PERMANENT third party. We already have a name and an organization: The Tea Party. We already have a viable national candidate: Ted Cruz.

So unless you want weak and losing candidates like McCain, Dole, Romney and the like, keep supporting the GOP. A democrat president is going to be elected regardless of your support.

But, if you want to see real change, abandon the GOP and support the Tea Party as a permanent national party.

    NO. NO 3RD PARTIES! YOu don’T UNderstand the tea party if you’re calling for a 3rd party. Libertarians are already doing that. This would be the 4th party. Stop splitting the vote.

    If you don’t like the current batch in office, work at the local level to replace them.

    You don’t ditch the ferrari in the middle of the race and try to build one from scratch just because the driver is manhandling the vehicle.

    We are a representative Republic, hence Republican. Why are we treating ‘Republican’ as a pejorative just because its represented by a bunch of hucksters?

      The party is beyond repair. It’s kind of like turning around Detroit.

      The problems are so institutionalized, that shy of firing everyone at every level of leadership within the GOP party bureaucracy, we have a party of hacks who exist simply to milk donors who they believe have no where else to go.

      Again, the options: vote GOP milquetoast and lose. Or, vote 3rd party and lose, but be a power broker.

      The Rubio episode put the nail in the coffin of the party.

    showtime8 in reply to | June 23, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    The 2 parties we have demand party loyalty which sabotages any semblance of representative gov. The public comes last. If we could get a 3rd party which doesn’t require party first, that would be one thing. Unfortunately, we can’t trust politicians not to place their job security and their power grab ahead of the public interest.

      Uncle Samuel in reply to showtime8. | June 23, 2013 at 8:44 pm

      I am SO DISGUSTED with the GOP that I have printed out the form to change my party affiliation to independent.

      No more voting for leftist enablers, turncoats, liberal wolves in conservative sheep’s clothing and outright liars. The last GOP candidate, Romney lied 8 times that I observed during the Jacksonville debate alone and his campaign and governing tactics are identical to Obama and company, and his business tactics often made money at the expense of the workers and the taxpayer.

      2011-12 was bad enough, but the Rubio fiasco sealed the deal. Our GOP Senators and Congressional Representatives have failed to protect the Constitution, the economy, currency, law and justice. They have betrayed the people of this nation. They have departed from the values and ideals of most of America.

Soooooo a massive demonstration if the whiners don’t get what they want. Nice! A major civil rights movement to give away citizenship to those who broke the law to get here, broke the law to stay here and now want citizenship to be given away like candy. Great plan! Maybe if we give these citizen wannabies a bill for their portion of the payback of the 16 trillion of debt we currently have, they might go away instead.

This proposed amendment has more holes, ifs and maybes that almost render it useless. Here’s a link to NumbersUSA that’s a great read:

Nothing in the Senate bill merits any favorable support…

Schumer can have his mass demonstrations and major civil rights movement. Right after OUR mass demonstrations and major civil rights movement against Democrats for robbing us of our basic constitutional liberties under Obamacare, the IRS, DoJ, DoE, EPA and Federal Reserve.

Bring it on.

Let me see if I understand Chuckie Schumer correctly; a million legal, tax paying citizens march on Washington, D.C. to protest the out of control spending being done by Schumer and his band of merry bandits, and he was not impressed. A million people who broke our laws of sovereignty, who are here without the permission of the American people, who are identity thieves so that they can work at jobs being paid under the table, who are killing Americans faster than Al Qaeda could ever hope to by their drunken driving habits, and who are going to be screaming “Si se puede” to the TV cameras and he’s worried?

The Gang of 8 bill, now replaced with the Corker-Hoeven Mexican Stimulus Bill, will guarantee one thing; George W. Bush will have been the last Republican president we will have seen in our lifetimes.

Schumer, being the slug he is, knows that. He is willing to sell our national sovereignty for votes.

    Rick in reply to retire05. | June 23, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Let’s convict Zimmerman because, if we don’t, there will be huge demonstrations.
    Let’s pass this monstrosity amnesty bill because, if we don’t, there will be huge demonstrations.
    The America I once knew and loved is gone.

I’m trying to think of a time I agreed with Lindsey Graham on anything. I got nothing.

[…] On Monday the Senate will start the process to try to pass another mess of a bill – this one the race-baiting amusement called “Immigration Reform“. Throw in the Supreme Court weighing in on gay marriage and the pot is boiling […]

“Monday Vote On 1,200 Page Immigration Amendment No One Has Read:”

Bu-but, the Wicked Witch of the West said:
“We Have to Pass the Bill So That You Can Find Out What Is In It”

On the Corker CON-Job:
1. The Border Patrol states that even now THEY ARE PREVENTED FROM ENFORCING IMMIGRATION LAW BY THE CORRUPT TOTALITARIAN OBOZO REGIME – more agents won’t change that !
2. A 700 FENCE WAS APPROVED BY CONGRESS AND SIGNED INTO LAW in 2006 – yet LESS THAN 40 MILES have been built – and the OBOZO regime will ignore any other congressional efforts to built what BY LAW should already have been built !!!!!!

Does any SANE and RATIONAL person think the OBOZO totalitarian police state regime will follow ANYTHING in the amnesty bill? They’ll do whatever they want, which is to keep the borders fully open letting the third world hoards of welfare seekers / taxpayer leeches to freely enter the country while offering them immunity and ultimately full citizenship to keep he d-cRAT socialists in power forever.

This is the socialist extremist/RINO-TRAITOR equivalent of Adolf’s FINAL SOLUTION for America.

After reading all the posts, again I refer back to my original one, supra.

We are in political chaos, which at this point is ALL caused by the hacks running the GOP.

The GOP has committed suicide — it has willingly become a dirty word, just as the names ‘GOP consultant,’ Karl Rove, McCain, Graham, Rubio and Reince Prebus have become.

The death of a political party is not without precedent in our nation. It’s time for the GOP to die, and the careers of every of significance working within it to die with it.

Just what we need a “civil rights” movement of non-citizens.
There’s an oxymoron in there somewhere

MaggotAtBroadAndWall | June 23, 2013 at 3:55 pm

Andrew Stiles buried the lead. You have to read several paragraphs before you finally reach this nugget:

“And liberals are willing to swallow their past criticisms [to the 2007 amnesty] in order to achieve other goals, such as legalization and eventual citizenship for illegal immigrants. “I think a number of Democrats sense that Republicans are nearing the point of self-immolation with this immigration bill,” a Republican aide tells NRO, “and are willing to sacrifice American workers in order to pass a bill that they believe will bring about the end of the Republican party.””

It’s unclear from the paragraph if Democrats think it is the legalization and granting of citizenship to illegals that will destroy the GOP, or if its the division within the party to the bill itself that will cause the GOP to self destruct. But either way, at least according to the aide Stiles quoted, Rubio, McCain, Graham, and Flake are willfully aiding and abetting the destruction of their own political party.

it’s almost too easy: let those million protestors show up. since most of them will be illegal aliens, that will make deporting them that much easier.

that makes The Mall a sort of “roach motel”… illegals check in to protest, and we can check them right out of the country.

Henry Hawkins | June 23, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Schumer’s threat is not that there will be demonstrations in DC if the House doesn’t pass the Senate bill. What Schumer is saying is that the GOP will realize zero love from Hispanic voters if the bill is killed by the House. Since that dubious motive for the GOP backing this monstrosity is the only one imaginable, Schumer is just fertilizing the ground ahead of time.

I still worry there is something big hidden behind all this. Not even the GOP is too dumb to know this won’t help them with Hispanics, and that even if it did, they will not win enough of the Hispanic vote to offset the accompanying loss of independents, not to mention their own base, which has proved its willingness to stay at home when faced with bad vs worse choices in national elections. ‘Something big’ is likely $$$ related. Somebody is paying for this, quite literally.

Senate GOP minority leader McConnell sat on his hands for this, and there is little reason to believe House Speaker Boehner won’t cave as well.

The GOP is Whigging out.

Not going to type a long response. Saving my finger strength to ring their phones off the hook tomorrow.

Uncle Samuel | June 23, 2013 at 9:08 pm

Ted Cruz was on Rush yesterday talking about the false claim that the GOP would be ruined if they do not support this stupid bill. Cruz says the Hispanic polls show the opposite of what Schumer and others claim.

Juba Doobai! | June 24, 2013 at 1:49 am

The GOP ought to get some sense and simply say this is America and we are standing up for the rights of Americans, born and naturalized, at a time when the average American can’t get a job.Hang the bloody illegals. They all have a country; let them go back to it. Obama loves Chinese policy on education and such.He loves Mexico. Let the US adopt Chinese and Mexican policy on illegal aliens.

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