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Learned cluelessness from Politico: The New Immigration Kabuki -- Sponsorship for Gay Couples
Daily Caller ^ | 05/01/2013 | Mickey Kauss

Posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

Accomplice to Kabuki! “The most serious threat to bipartisan immigration reform,” writes Politico‘s Carrie Budoff Brown, “doesn’t involve border security or guest workers or even the path to citizenship. It’s about gay rights.”

Budoff’s scenario–which she says worries the “Gang of 8″ backing the bill–is that Dems will add “an amendment during the bill markup next week allowing gay Americans to sponsor their foreign-born partners for green cards.” As a result, Republicans may bail on the amnesty legislation. ”[T}he coalition that helped put it together will fall apart.”

This seems like complete nonsense. The gay equality issue isn’t going to sink the immigration amnesty (“reform”) bill. Democrats won’t let it. If the gay-partner provision threatens to kill Obama’s #1 legislative priority on the Senate floor, Democrats will remove it. They can tell liberal supporers they tried–Congress is very good at setting politicians up to say they tried but, gee, the votes just weren’t there.

For example, the amendment could be offered on the Senate floor, where it would fail to get the necessary 60 votes but allow Democrats and some Republicans to go on record in seeming support. Or the gay provision makes it into the bill, but the bill itself fails to get 60 votes. Then the Dems take out the provision and have another vote. Or the amendment gets removed in conference with the House, giving Democratic senators a “yes” vote on the initial bill and Republicans a subsequent. ”concession” they can use as cover for a final pro-amnesty vote.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; gaycouples; immigration

1 posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind; Revolting cat!

Teh gays are looking to eat something exotic.

2 posted on 05/01/2013 10:47:13 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: SeekAndFind
Can an American citizen bring his 10,000 or so foreign business clients "spouses" to the U.S. where they can receive the benefits of living here as the foreign spouse of an American citizen?
3 posted on 05/01/2013 11:06:31 AM PDT by mbarker12474 (If thine enemy offend thee, give his childe a drum.)
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To: mbarker12474

Give America time to “evolve” the meaning of marriage... it will eventually happen.

4 posted on 05/01/2013 11:07:56 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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