I told you the Democrats weren't serious about securing the border. This time, they're not even bothering to lie about it:
On Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) blocked a vote on the border security amendment to the “Gang of Eight” immigration bill offered by Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA).
Grassley was pushing for an up-or-down vote by the Senate on his amendment, which would have required the border to be secured for six full months before any legalization of illegal immigrants in America began. Reid objected to Grassley’s motion, effectively implementing a 60-vote threshold that completely blocked any attempt at a fair vote on the amendment.
To be honest about it, I'm not sure the amendment would have passed anyway, given the number of delusional RINOs in the Senate. But not even to allow a vote on something that the American people have been given lip service on since the Gang of Eight bill first surfaced from the slime of DC is a contempt that matches the way ObamaCare was shoved through. And sadly, while the Democrats wooed them sweetly and made certain promises to them, a number of Senate RINOs are still probably so deluded that they don't realize that the liquid they unexpectedly find in their mouths isn't soda pop.
That especially applies to Marco Rubio, who's getting to the point where he can't even keep his lies straight on the matter any more.
The ironic part is that the Republicans who are so desperate to pass amnesty are stupidly slitting their own throats.
Most of the conservative Republican base is never going to vote for them again, especially if this passes. And neither will either the newly legalized Hispanics or the majority of Latino voters already here.
As I've pointed out, the heavily publicized Hispanic tidal wave of 2012 was more of a gentle ripple.
Those whom identify as Hispanics ( a very loose term for an extremely diverse and intermarried group) are 9.07 of the current electorate, 23.7 million voters). Of those, only 12 million or so of that 23.7 million bothered to vote in 2012, and they went for Barack Obama by 67.5%. That's a mere 8 million of the 12 million whom voted, or just about one third of the entire Hispanic vote available.
Two thirds of the current Hispanic vote is either Republican or up for grabs.
That's what all the verbiage and punditry is about....a grand total of less than 3.5% of the entire electorate, much of it already living in Blue States like California, New York and New Jersey. And that doesn't even account for voter fraud in places like California where there are no voter ID laws.
A number of those legal Hispanics are smart enough to have already figured out that amnesty for over 11 million people means that a construction worker, a truck driver, a housekeeper or a hospital worker now earning $20 per hour or so is now going to face competition from someone willing to work for half that amount in worse conditions. They understand that it will be their children who will be coping with dysfunctional public schools with fifty students per classroom, that it will be their rents that go up as they compete for affordable housing and their taxes that will skyrocket to pay for social welfare benefits for the new migrants.
They won't be voting for the politicians behind amnesty. Nor will the recipients of amnesty.Along with the Hispanics already here who haven't figured out what amnesty means to them or simply don't care for other reasons. they'll be voting Democrat for more gimmees.
Don't count on the House as a firewall either. Not if Speaker John Boehner has anything to say about it.
The Republicans continue to be worthy of Pat Caddel's label of being the Stupid Party.
It's vital at this point that the American people contact their representatives, especially in the House and make their voices heard to stave this off.