Senator Cruz, sums up the latest “pass the bill THEN read it” fiasco.
Senator Cruz at Red State:
On Monday at 5:30pm, the United States Senate will vote on the most sweeping immigration reform proposal it has considered in almost 3 decades – and it will do so having only seen the nearly 1200 pages of text for approximately 72 hours. Americans – including myself, my fellow senators and our staffs – are still trying to figure out exactly what is in the new Schumer-Corker-Hoeven “deal.”
Sound familiar? Pass it to find out what’s in it? Reminiscent of Obamacare, the lengthy amendment to replace the Gang of 8’s original bill was crafted behind closed doors and introduced late on Friday, after many members had left town. In the 2007 immigration debate, close to 50 amendments were considered. But this year, we have only debated 9 – with some of us being completely shut out.
Given only a weekend to review the language, we will now vote on whether to end a debate that never really began. To be clear – this is not a difficult vote. On process alone, we should all vote “no.“ This was by design – the President, Harry Reid and the Gang of 8 preferred all along to ram through a “deal,” and not have a real debate – just like Obamacare.
Here they go again! Running around like chickens with their heads cut off, so eager not only to pass a bill, but to do it in one Hell of a big hurry. Democrats want this for one reason, they see an opportunity to gain a permanent electoral advantage. The Republican supporting it are desperate to surrender every Conservative principle so as to not “lose” the Hispanic vote. That will fail for one reason, Republicans cannot win the “buy the vote” game as well as Democrats. If this passes, the same Democrats who are all lovey dovey with the Rubios, Flakes, McCains, and Grahams, will turn on the Republicans as soon as the ink is dry. Some Republicans are like Charlie Brown, still trying to kick that football even though Lucy will pull it out from under them at the last second.
As I wrote yesterday, any Senator that votes yes on a bill that no one has read is not fit to serve
Any Senator voting on any bill that is too big for anyone to comprehend, or grasp, or even read ought to resign and allow a better American that truly understands the role of Congress to serve. Jeff Goldstein has the Hoeven-Corker amendment, which is, 1,200,pages long.It is supposed to “fix” our broken immigration system. Who wants to bet this massive bill will lead to more spending, even worse border security, more government waste, and fraud, and is loaded with language that is so vague no human being can understand it? Who wants to bet that this bill will, in fact make the problem it is supposed to fix worse?
Especially nauseating is Lindsey Graham, who has convinced himself that the GOP cannot survive unless this massive crap sandwich is passed
Again, as I wrote yesterday
Lindsey, Lindsey, Lindsey, you ignorant ass, do you really think we buy the lie that this will reduce our deficit by $890 billion? Do you really expect us to believe this result in more secure borders? And finally, Lindsey, do you think anyone respects a whiner who sells out their “Conservative” values to get votes? They do not Lindsey, no one respects weakness. So, selling out your soul for votes? Please! The folks who support this sham bill will vote Democrat no matter how much you whimper. Lindsey, you cannot out Democrat the Democrats. Conservatism sells itself, as long as we have people in the GOP who actually BELIEVE in Conservatism, which it is obvious you do not Lindsey.
Just read on Twitter that Senator Cornyn will vote no on this, good for him. Again any Senator that votes yes should be primaried ASAP! Thoughts are that this bill will pass, but can it get through the House? As Stacy McCain urged earlier
John Boehner, you’d better not go wobbly.