Skip to comments.LIVE Open thread: Senate to vote on Gang of Eight bill at 5:30 ET
Posted on 06/24/2013 2:20:14 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
To be more specific, theyre 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. Schumers goal was 70 and I expect hell get it, which will help him with his exciting new therell be mass demonstrations if the House doesnt 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 theres no path to citizenship, theres 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 CNNs 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.
Hes kidding himself if he thinks that summer will bring pressure on the House to pass, rather than kill, the bill, but never mind that......
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Tell congressmen we dont 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/Obamas plan.
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I am more interested in learning where I can get some of that pork-laced ammo.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How does one Senator force a public reading of the bill?
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Uh...so exactly what statute grants this alleged "civil right"? Article, section subsection please.
Without reading it. This should work out well.
looks like 44 yeas
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.
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.
Blunt, Burr Coburn Cornyn, Crapo Cruz Fisher, Johnsons Wi , McConnell, Shelby Thune, Toomey Vitter. Inhofe and some more I missed.
We are watching Mr. Cornyn’s vote carefully!
This is on Corker amendment:
NO ONE HAS READ IT, BUT WE’RE GONNA VOTE ON IT.
This is not on bill passage.
I hope they have to Vote Like A Pirate, where “All in Favor, signify by saying ARRRRGGHHH!”
Cornyn voted against it as I knew he would.
Anyone hear how Portman (OH) voted?
Never said I thought you thought it was.
Portman votes no. I’m pleasantly surprised.
Portman just voted “No”
Portman voted “no”.
Anyone keep a count what they are up to now? I was hearing a lot of “ayes” from the late-comers.
Can’t get any closer than that!
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.
There are already 12 Republicans who’ve voted yes.
Thanks.Wasn’t at all sure what he’d do.
But this is on an amendment, and not the bill itself. Give them more rope and they’ll hang themselves.
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.
Any word on Coats of Indiana??
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?
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,
Corny is only conservative when he has an election coming up. Cruz has forced Corny to the right, though.
If the voters in SC re-elect Linda Gayham in 2016, I may look for another state. https://www.facebook.com/PrimaryLindsey