Senate Continues To Play Politics With Peoples’ Lives

I don’t know about all of my readers, but I am sick to death of politicians playing with peoples’ lives in hopes of building a big enough base to get re-elected.  The latest is Lindsey Graham and Harry Reid pulling shenanigans surrounding illegal alien immigration and cap and death. Can’t any of these asshats do anything for the right reason and with the proper intent?

Graham: I’ll Filibuster My Own Climate Bill Unless Reid Drops Immigration Altogether

When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided that he would bump climate-and-energy legislation behind immigration reform as his next priority, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) was apoplectic. Graham, along with Sens. John Kerry (D-MA), and Joe Lieberman (I-CT), had spent months drafting a climate/energy bill, and was prepared to introduce it Monday, when, enraged by Reid’s plan, he backed out.

Earlier today, Reid appeared to reverse course, saying climate/energy would be the next logical issue to address, followed only afterward by immigration reform. So everything’s groovy, right?

Far from it. Tonight, Graham told me that he will filibuster his own climate change bill, unless Reid drops all plans to turn to immigration this Congress.

“Immigration was interjected before we rolled out the [climate and energy] bill not because anybody’s serious about passing it, but because Harry has got a political problem with the Hispanic community,” Graham told me tonight. “It makes the heavy lift of energy and climate impossible and everybody knows that.”

Graham has said for days that he’s dropped out of climate/energy talks, but pressed tonight, he said that he will filibuster his own bill if Reid tries to bring it up without tabling immigration altogether.

“If they can do this without me, go ahead…. I am not going to be part of an energy-climate process that has no hope of success,” Graham said. “I am not going to let that happen with my vote.”

That complicates things for Kerry and Lieberman, who hoped bumping their climate bill back into the lead would be enough to settle the dispute.

Graham counts himself a supporter of immigration reform in principle, but says that, in the wake of the partisan row over health care reform, he now takes the long view: a goal that may be attainable in President Obama’s first term, but not now.

He isn’t stopping this because illegal alien immigration goes against the ‘rule of law’, but because it’s politically expedient to keep the Democrats from gaining millions of new voters this year.

“What we ought to do this year is address what people in Arizona are concerned about, which is a broken border,” Graham said. “We should work together this year to try to find a pathway forward, because the 2007 bill is not going to make it.” But comprehensive reform will have to wait until next Congress at the earliest.

I asked him how he imagined immigration would pass in 2011 or 2012, particularly with Republicans poised to gain seats in the 2010 election.

“My belief is the Republican party will, like we did in the past…embrace comprehensive immigration reform when they think politically it’s possible to do so,” Graham said. (emphasis mine)

Graham has got to go!  What’s the point of passing laws that state crossing the border is a criminal act if you aren’t going to enforce them, and then are going to just allow the lawbreakers to make themselves at home feasting on the carcass of what used to be America?

By Logistics Monster


  • California Patriot -

    Your last paragraph: no better words could be spoken to address this.

  • NormaJean -

    The American dream is not about a paternalistic government “cradle to grave” entitlement programs aimed to redistribute hard working Americans’ earnings; it is about succeeding through your own effort! It’s not about the ‘Nanny State’ always taking care of you, because you don’t know what’s best. The Obamadots are on overtime working to gradually make our bodies and our minds socialized. The choices we make about how to live, what to eat and drink and what pleasures we enjoy are increasingly to be guided by the hand of the state. Underlying all of this legislating is the theory that society must collectively dictate individual behavior for the purpose of making society collectively healthier, controlled and equalized. Individuals will must be stamped out and replaced with the will of the state. This administration operates under the rule of the essential propaganda trio of desensitization, depersonalization, dehumanization. The American dream is not the cowering vision of a people who believe that they can never make it in the world if they are exposed to the demands of free competition, free enterprise and capitalism. The American dream is the vision of a proud, self-confident people who know they can make it on their own–and who have often welcomed hard-working immigrants from around the world to join them in pursuing success under the rule of EQUAL JUSTICE….not “social justice”. WE HAVE LAWS which should be applied as they have to so many previous generations prior.

    We must do whatever we can to protect and preserve the American Dream. The voters won’t be fooled. The hard-working Americans — blacks, Latinos, women, recent legal immigrants, and just every day working Americans who put these politicians in charge — are paying close attention. Don’t kill it off, don’t close the doors on the aspirations and the ambitions of the millions of families seeking to build a better life for themselves. This is the history of our culture……. the American people deserve no less. If we as Americans, don’t stand up and oppose this dramatic enlargement of the nanny state now, while we have the chance, we will find our choices narrowed year after year until we wake up one day with little control over any decision that the self-appointed experts deem a potential risk — which is more or less everything these days. Financial Stability, Immigration legislation, Cap and Trade will are discussed in the dark of the night with hidden provisions tucked inside. Nothing is transparent or for the betterment of this nation.

    Tomorrow, Congress will take up a bill to make Puerto Rico a state. H.R. 2499 is stealth legislation designed to lead to the inclusion of Spanish speaking Puerto Rico as our 51st state. Hence, we become a de facto bilingual nation. Why force the Puerto Ricans to vote on statehood since they’ve rejected it three times since 1991…..right, electoral votes. Anyone in Congress who believes in limited government needs to kill this bill. Puerto Rico will cause an further over burden in federal expenditures…… Market Ticker as D.T. has posted and go over to the site. Obama has taken us into warp drive implementing the designs of the NWO agenda…….will we ever be able to repair/re-billed? Wake up you idiots on the hill, or did you forget you’re Americans too?

  • red lemur -

    desperate very,very, desperate!they think we are so stupid we cant see through this shit!I urge every breathing american to vote these bastards out(in november) and if they try to pull any bullshit show um what REAL americans are about!

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