Against the strongly held views of most Americans, the Senate just voted to amnesty 10 million illegals, invite more to come, and to covertly open the border with Mexico. For the sake of American democracy, we must hope these incumbents don’t get re-elected.
After the vote, more than a dozen giddy lawmakers from both sides of the aisle gathered before television cameras to again commend one another.
The Senate yesterday easily approved an immigration bill that allows 10 million illegal aliens to become citizens, doubles the flow of legal immigration each year and will cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $54 billion over the next 10 years.
They nixed all the obvious measures (my ellipsis):
Chief among them was an amendment…that would have delayed implementation of the amnesty and guest-worker provisions until after the secretary of homeland security had certified that the border had been secured. The Senate killed that suggestion.
(Another) amendment…would have barred illegal aliens from collecting Social Security benefits for past illegal work. The Senate rejected that proposal, even if the aliens had forged Social Security documents to get the employment.
(Another) amendment…would have required that the 200,000 new workers ushered into the country each year under the guest-worker program be allowed to stay for only a set period of time rather than permanently. The Senate rejected that proposal as well.
And to cap it all:
Buried in a 125-page last-minute amendment was a requirement that local, state and federal officials in the U.S. consult with their Mexican counterparts before they can start building the fence.
Perhaps they hope that voters will forget, or the corrupt system that favors their incumbency will keep them in place regardless, or that all those extra Hispanic votes will balance those of Americans.
Probably all of the above, plus – cocooned in their power bubble – they have no idea of this probable fate:
A revolt among Pennsylvania conservatives gained national attention on Wednesday after challengers toppled at least 12 state lawmakers they deemed insufficiently committed to small government and fiscal restraint.
Among those losing their positions in a Republican primary on Tuesday were the two State Senate leaders, Robert C. Jubelirer and David J. Brightbill, who had 56 years of incumbency between them and vastly outspent their upstart rivals.
Facing a tire salesman with little political experience, Mr. Brightbill, the majority leader, outspent his opponent nearly 20 to 1 and still captured just 37 percent of the vote…
Wouldn’t tire salesmen be excellent replacements for these despots?