Skip to comments.Learned cluelessness from Politico: The New Immigration Kabuki -- Sponsorship for Gay Couples
Posted on 05/01/2013 10:45:18 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Accomplice to Kabuki! The most serious threat to bipartisan immigration reform, writes Politicos Carrie Budoff Brown, doesnt involve border security or guest workers or even the path to citizenship. Its about gay rights.
Budoffs scenariowhich she says worries the Gang of 8″ backing the billis 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 isnt going to sink the immigration amnesty (reform) bill. Democrats wont let it. If the gay-partner provision threatens to kill Obamas #1 legislative priority on the Senate floor, Democrats will remove it. They can tell liberal supporers they triedCongress is very good at setting politicians up to say they tried but, gee, the votes just werent 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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Teh gays are looking to eat something exotic.
Give America time to “evolve” the meaning of marriage... it will eventually happen.