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LIVE Open thread: Senate to vote on Gang of Eight bill at 5:30 ET
Hot Air ^ | June 24, 2013 | Allahpundit

Posted on 06/24/2013 2:20:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

To be more specific, they’re voting on the bill plus the Corker/Hoeven amendment. My prediction: 72 yes votes, despite the phony border-security “triggers” and despite the fact that the bill now reeks of “Cornhusker Kickback”-style buyoffs to bring fencesitting Republicans on board. No matter. Schumer’s goal was 70 and I expect he’ll get it, which will help him with his exciting new “there’ll be mass demonstrations if the House doesn’t pass this thing” talking point.

Did you know that amnesty for illegals is a “civil rights” issue? You do now:

“This has the potential of becoming the next major civil rights movement. I could envision in the late summer or early fall if Boehner tries to bottle the bill up or put something in without a path to citizenship — if there’s no path to citizenship, there’s not a bill — but if he tries to bottle it up or do things like that, I could see a million people on the Mall in Washington,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Schumer said business leaders, evangelical leaders and CEOs of high tech companies would join the public call for action by the House on immigration.

He’s kidding himself if he thinks that summer will bring pressure on the House to pass, rather than kill, the bill, but never mind that......

(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 113th; aliens; amnesty; congress; illegals; immigration; senate
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1 posted on 06/24/2013 2:20:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Stop Amnesty.

Tell congressmen we don’t want ANY bill passed, no matter what they promise. This bill is Amnesty for 30 million illegals, and a 1000 page bill that brings in 80 million 3rd world immigrants. The bill will destroy the U.S. and will turn the USA into a socialist state as is the democrats/Obama’s plan.

To call your Member of Congress:
US Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

To locate your Member on-line:
U.S. House of Representatives: www.house.gov
U.S. Senate: www.senate.gov

Call all remaining GOP members of the US Congress to back the efforts of those fighting back.

Call and say “I am calling to ask Congress member ___________ to support Michele Bachman, Steve King, and Louie Gohmert’s effort to demand that Speaker John Boehner stop trying to help Obama and the Democrats pass amnesty for illegal aliens. Please sign their petition to require the Speaker to honor the ‘Hastert Rule’! If the Senate passes an amnesty for illegal aliens, it will be important that the House refuses to pass any immigration legislation in 2013! Stop the amnesty legislation!”

ALIPAC’s Contact List for GOP Members of Congress....
ALIPAC’s US Congress Contact List

Remember to call, call, call! Regardless of where you live, call all that you can and get others involved with the calls. Once you call, try to send in a written reinforcement of your message by website,twitter,Email, facebook, fax, or mail.

http://www.alipac.us/f8/revolt-house-against-amnesty-needs-your-backing-281274/


2 posted on 06/24/2013 2:21:36 PM PDT by Democrat_media (IRS rigged election for Obama and democrats by shutting down tea party)
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To: Democrat_media

B U M P


3 posted on 06/24/2013 2:22:11 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am more interested in learning where I can get some of that pork-laced ammo.


4 posted on 06/24/2013 2:27:12 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

AND NOT ONE COJON=LESS SENATOR WILL FORCE THE READING OF THE BILL.

Excuse the shouting, but I have lost all patience with those who are “opposing” the bill. They are crying crocodile tears, yet they don’t do the one thing that can stop this dead in its tracks. Reading the bill and the attendant points of order to explain it would doom the bill.

I no respect for anyone in Versailles on the Potomac that votes without reading. F Them All.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 2:29:15 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Just got through to Rubio’s office. I told him I am from Florida and do not want this immigration bill voted for in any manner. He said he would pass it on to him.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 2:30:04 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Corker (R) puts the nail in the coffin of America.

He says: The CBO SAYS ....
and he wants the Republicans to believe and obey
and then vote for the 1000 page bill no one has read.


7 posted on 06/24/2013 2:32:53 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I just got through to John Mica’s office and told him not to vote for this immigration bill in any manner and they asked for my zip code. I gave it and then they either hung up on me or accidentally cut me off.


8 posted on 06/24/2013 2:33:35 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather (Yuri Bezmenov (KGB Defector) - "Kick The Communists Out of Your Govt. & Don't Accept Their Goodies.")
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To: NTHockey

How does one Senator force a public reading of the bill?


9 posted on 06/24/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT by Piranha (We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sen. Sessions tries to save America
by explaining Reid will work out the details
in 24 hours and he “can hear the whistle
of the train moving away”.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 2:34:23 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I cannot, for the life of me, understand why ANYBODY would vote for this. WTF is wrong with these people?

The cork’s got to pop soon.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 2:35:17 PM PDT by meyer (When people fear the government, you have Tyranny)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3035114/posts


12 posted on 06/24/2013 2:37:29 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I can’t resist an aside in this amnesty debacle: Schumer bears a striking resemblance to what I picture Mephistopheles looking like, though Mephistopheles may be the one taking offense in that comparison.


13 posted on 06/24/2013 2:38:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: meyer

They know its over. Their only answer is to import millions of Democrat voters. The economy collapses and the UN takes over. Presto: world government.


14 posted on 06/24/2013 2:39:01 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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15 posted on 06/24/2013 2:42:13 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t have a very good connection, but if that’s laughter and frivolity I hear in the background at times, I’m even MORE disgusted. This is a serious matter. “Sense of the senate” is becoming an oxymoron.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 2:43:16 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why no vote tally on cspan.org? Cannot even tell if anyone has voted yet. They are up to M. Are they voting or just milling around?


17 posted on 06/24/2013 2:45:28 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Did you know that amnesty for illegals is a “civil rights” issue?

Uh...so exactly what statute grants this alleged "civil right"? Article, section subsection please.

18 posted on 06/24/2013 2:48:39 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Hey RATs! Control your murdering freaks.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Live coverage 5 pubbies so far
19 posted on 06/24/2013 2:48:48 PM PDT by itsahoot (It is not so much that history repeats, but that human nature does not change.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Without reading it. This should work out well.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 2:49:34 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

looks like 44 yeas


21 posted on 06/24/2013 2:50:35 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Watching cspan now. Little Bobby Corker (he is really a tiny little man) walking around the well of the Senate and everybody grabbing him with both arms, lots of pats on the back and double arm grab close in the face comments to him. He’s the MAN of the day, cause of course now he’s going to get the kickback from the sale of TVA.

Cloture vote.
Ayotte- Yes. Corker Yes. Feinstein, flake graham hatch, heitkamp Kean Leahy, manchin, mcain rubio sander schumer, shaheen stabenow, warner warren wicker wyden, some of them.Hagen Nc Reid.Menendez.
Negative
Blunt, Burr Coburn Cornyn, Crapo Cruz Fisher, Johnsons Wi , McConnell, Shelby Thune, Toomey Vitter. Inhofe and some more I missed.


22 posted on 06/24/2013 2:51:10 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: cld51860
Any staffers on John Cornyn’s staff checkin in on FR?

We are watching Mr. Cornyn’s vote carefully!

23 posted on 06/24/2013 2:51:20 PM PDT by servantboy777
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

This is on Corker amendment:

NO ONE HAS READ IT, BUT WE’RE GONNA VOTE ON IT.

This is not on bill passage.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 2:51:34 PM PDT by struggle
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Only 44 Yeas...

Wo oHOO!

25 posted on 06/24/2013 2:52:15 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Freedom's On The March - Wave Goodbye!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I hope they have to Vote Like A Pirate, where “All in Favor, signify by saying ARRRRGGHHH!”


26 posted on 06/24/2013 2:52:30 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: servantboy777

Cornyn voted against it as I knew he would.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 2:54:02 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anyone hear how Portman (OH) voted?


28 posted on 06/24/2013 2:54:39 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: struggle
"This is not on bill passage."

Never said I thought it was.
29 posted on 06/24/2013 2:54:58 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl

Never said I thought you thought it was.


30 posted on 06/24/2013 2:55:49 PM PDT by struggle
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To: PeevedPatriot

Portman votes no. I’m pleasantly surprised.


31 posted on 06/24/2013 2:58:55 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: PeevedPatriot

Portman just voted “No”


32 posted on 06/24/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by Typelouder
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To: PeevedPatriot

Portman voted “no”.


33 posted on 06/24/2013 2:59:07 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Thanks :)


34 posted on 06/24/2013 3:00:08 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: mcmuffin

Anyone keep a count what they are up to now? I was hearing a lot of “ayes” from the late-comers.


35 posted on 06/24/2013 3:00:27 PM PDT by ObozoMustGo2012
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Can’t get any closer than that!


36 posted on 06/24/2013 3:01:04 PM PDT by Typelouder
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To: ObozoMustGo2012

Yeah, I don’t think this is going to pass as a whole. All it takes is more phone calls and pressure and I think in the end that even Rubio will vote against it.


37 posted on 06/24/2013 3:01:20 PM PDT by struggle
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To: struggle

There are already 12 Republicans who’ve voted yes.


38 posted on 06/24/2013 3:02:24 PM PDT by mdwakeup
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To: Typelouder

Thanks.Wasn’t at all sure what he’d do.


39 posted on 06/24/2013 3:02:24 PM PDT by PeevedPatriot
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To: mdwakeup
There are already 12 Republicans who’ve voted yes.

Not good.

40 posted on 06/24/2013 3:02:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: mdwakeup

But this is on an amendment, and not the bill itself. Give them more rope and they’ll hang themselves.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 3:03:04 PM PDT by struggle
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To: PeevedPatriot

Have you called Portman’s office? I get the feeling they’re listening to the argument that Cleveland could easily descend into social chaos if there is even more competition for those lower skill and entry level jobs.


42 posted on 06/24/2013 3:03:48 PM PDT by grania
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

http://www.c-span.org/Events/Senate-Votes-on-Border-Security-Amendment-to-Immigration-Bill/10737440187-1/


43 posted on 06/24/2013 3:04:25 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: mdwakeup

Any word on Coats of Indiana??


44 posted on 06/24/2013 3:04:28 PM PDT by MustKnowHistory
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To: struggle

They’re testing the water to see how the Republicans are favoring this, because in all honesty, it’s going to be a close shave for the 60 vote cloture for the entire bill.

Remember when we all thought the gun bill would pass?


45 posted on 06/24/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Jim Robinson
Michelle Malkin @michellemalkin
Ugh. Cloture update: Acc. to C-SPAN tally, SchMcGRubio has reached the 60 vote threshold to cut off amnesty debate.
2 minutes ago

Wonderful. /s

46 posted on 06/24/2013 3:05:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Every damned one of the R's who voted for this monstrosity need to be primaried and defeated.
47 posted on 06/24/2013 3:06:11 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: servantboy777
We are watching Mr. Cornyn’s vote carefully!

You are dang right we are. Told his office, there are many of us who will not forget this and the TARP vote come next election. If he does he will be KBH Part II,

48 posted on 06/24/2013 3:07:19 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey NSA Goon watching FR... Suck this - > |=====>)
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To: catfish1957

Corny is only conservative when he has an election coming up. Cruz has forced Corny to the right, though.


49 posted on 06/24/2013 3:09:16 PM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If the voters in SC re-elect Linda Gayham in 2016, I may look for another state. https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryLindsey


50 posted on 06/24/2013 3:11:26 PM PDT by neal1960 (D m cr ts S ck. Would you like to buy a vowel?)
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