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Posts by Prince Charles

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  • McConnell: People’s Will Was Heard

    06/28/2007 5:55:00 PM PDT · 50 of 61
    Prince Charles to mdittmar
    “This bill tested the will, and the goodwill, of many people. But it tested some more than others. So first I want to thank those whose position did not prevail.

    Hey Mitch, thanks for making it crystal clear that you sided with the open borders bigots and against the American people. You will rue this day.

  • Mexican president says vote 'a grave error'

    06/28/2007 5:52:13 PM PDT · 144 of 233
    Prince Charles to Jet Jaguar
    President Felipe Calderon of Mexico reacted sourly to news of the Senate's rejection of the proposed immigration law overhaul, calling the senators' action "a grave error."

    He and the other brown supremacists in the bush cartel can ESAD.

  • Democrats mull dividing House immigration bill (into smaller parts)

    06/18/2007 11:03:57 PM PDT · 8 of 18
    Prince Charles to 2ndDivisionVet
    House Democrats say they may break the immigration issue up into a series of smaller bills that would put off the tougher parts and allow others to pass, such as border security, and high-tech and agriculture worker programs that have clear support.

    Here we see the new strategy: Firstly: get the house to pass a bill with huge support, such as a border security only bill. Secondly: go to conference with the senate, where all the bad stuff can be added back in. Lastly: ram the amended bad bill thru both chambers quickly.

  • How I Rethought Immigration: One Man's Confessions

    06/18/2007 9:17:56 PM PDT · 12 of 78
    Prince Charles to Delacon
    The largest share of the benefits went to the immigrants themselves, and almost all of the rest to people at the top of society. Almost all of the costs were borne by people at the bottom.

    Ah yes, that's what is called "compassionate conservatism."

  • Leaders Brainstorm About How To Land Cash For RNC

    06/17/2007 6:59:06 PM PDT · 46 of 68
    Prince Charles to Extremely Extreme Extremist
    One month before they reach the first fundraising milepost, political leaders who helped lure next year's Republican National Convention to Minnesota huddled Friday about where to find the money.

    Maybe they can get it from the bush cartel?

  • Majority Leader Reid Close to Reviving Senate Immigration Bill

    06/14/2007 1:48:14 PM PDT · 33 of 63
    Prince Charles to skeeter

    Remember back during the Klinton years how there had to be a “truth box” for almost every news story? I’d say the “truth boxes” are needed once again for this administration. I don’t trust them anymore, and that goes for the senate RINOs as well.

    They walked out on us — we didn’t walk out on them.

  • Majority Leader Reid Close to Reviving Senate Immigration Bill

    06/14/2007 1:15:30 PM PDT · 6 of 63
    Prince Charles to Baladas
    Republican leaders have promised to produce enough votes to curtail debate on the bill and proceed to final passage.

    Well that's it then. The divorce is final.

  • Spokesman for President Bush Posts on Free Republic About Immigration Bill

    06/14/2007 1:06:35 PM PDT · 430 of 1,759
    Prince Charles to kristinn

    The bill also contains the DREAM act, which would give in-state tuition to illegal aliens, yet it offers no such discount to American citizens.

    This alone is sufficient reason to kill the bill.

  • Security Is Focus of Revised Effort on Immigration

    06/14/2007 12:23:46 AM PDT · 19 of 40
    Prince Charles to Baladas
    Tony Snow, the White House press secretary, expressed interest in a Republican proposal to take all fees and fines collected under the bill and use the money for enforcement.

    You mean the money collected under the laws that HAVEN'T AND WON'T BE ENFORCED?

    Yeah, I believe that one's gonna fly.


  • Ann Coulter: No Drug Smuggler Left Behind

    06/13/2007 4:13:04 PM PDT · 36 of 151
    Prince Charles to Dan Evans

    Another ten-strike from Ann. :-)

  • Conservatives Get Ultimatum, GOP Pushed on Immigration

    06/13/2007 3:57:54 PM PDT · 153 of 196
    Prince Charles to 3AngelaD
    Senate conservatives have been warned by Republican leaders

    I've got their warning.... right here!

    Throw the RINO bastards out!

  • Immigration: What the Deal-Makers don't want you to know.

    06/12/2007 4:57:32 PM PDT · 30 of 31
    Prince Charles to AuntB


  • Bush: Immigration bill will enforce borders, workplaces

    06/12/2007 1:43:17 PM PDT · 82 of 133
    Prince Charles to Shermy
    "I believe without the bill, it's going to be harder to enforce the border," Bush said."

    Jorge has turned into Slick Willie (without the blue dress and brains).

  • Immigration: What the Deal-Makers don't want you to know.

    06/12/2007 1:34:57 PM PDT · 18 of 31
    Prince Charles to Plutarch


    As the White House, certain Democrats and the Immigration Deal-Makers continue to press for another shot at passing the immigration bill, they are misrepresenting what really happened with respect to its failure the first go around. They would have you believe that a small band of “anti-immigrant “conservatives who don’t want “what’s right for America” somehow acted in “bad faith.” These allegations are simply false.

    There are three primary reasons the bill failed:

    • The complicated legislation, constantly being tweaked by the White House and the Deal-Makers, is full of loopholes and problems that deserved amendment and full consideration denied by Democrats.

    • The White House, certain Democrats and the Deal-Makers blatantly disregarded the legislative process — drafting the bill behind closed doors, skipping the committee process, jamming the bill through the system, limiting the number and type of amendments that could be offered and trying to close down debate on the bill long before appropriate concerns with the bill had been addressed fully.

    • The American people rightly refuse to buy what the Deal-Makers are selling - the rewarding of legal status in our country to millions who ignored our laws in exchange for yet another promise to fix our broken immigration system.

    Important Republican Amendments Rejected, Ignored or Undermined:

    Harry Reid and the Deal-Makers wanted (and still claim to want) Republicans to come forward with a limited “short” list of further amendments to the bill. Certain Republicans rightly object to such an arbitrary limit — and a brief look at a sampling of the types of amendments rejected, not allowed to be considered, or accepted but on the chopping block is instructive:

    • An amendment to require completion of background checks before Z visas are issued
    • An amendment, voted on and defeated by 4 votes, to prohibit felons from getting Z visas.
    • Amendments to ensure illegal immigrants cannot fill our courts with abusive litigation
    • Amendments to provide additional resources and flexibility to state and local govts.
    • An amendment to ensure drunk drivers are not given legal status.
    • An amendment, voted on and adopted, that ensures that Z applicants who are denied a Z visa cannot hide behind their application from enforcement of immigration laws.
    • An amendment to ensure Z applicants cannot jump in line in front of those waiting

    A Failed, Anti-Democratic Process:

    1. Orchestrated by the White House, behind close-door negotiations began in early 2007 among a largely self-selected group of Senators. Claims that the process was open to any member with concerns misrepresent the simple fact it was the President (through his staff), Democrat Senators Kennedy and Salazar, Republican Senators Graham, Kyl, McCain and Martinez who crafted the language. Concerns offered by other members were either ignored or limitedly addressed through half-measures.

    2. All negotiations by Republicans had to go through Ted Kennedy — the architect of 40 years of failed immigration policy — promising the same result we have received before: a terribly broken immigration system.

    3. After these behind-closed-doors negotiations for months, the first distribution of text was made available at 2 a.m. on Saturday (May 19) before proceeding to the bill’s consideration on Monday (May 21) and the final bill text was not provided until Tuesday (May 22) — the day after debate technically had begun on the bill late Monday (May 21).

    4. The legislation filed on the floor of the U.S. Senate was drafted by the Executive Branch, not as is customary, by the Senate legislative counsel. The White House “had the pen.”

    5. The bill was well over 300 pages in the form filed. If drafted by Senate legislative counsel, as is standard, the bill would have been approximately 700 pages in length.

    6. Immigration law is highly technical and complex — and only a few staffers on Capitol Hill understand the details of it even today, much less the day the language was distributed. Staff is STILL today trying to understand the legislation.

    7. Harry Reid and the Deal-Makers were demanding that Republicans begin filing amendments immediately to a bill the staff and Senators could not possibly understand.

    8. When Senators concerned with the bill did begin filing amendments, Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy and the Deal-Makers were cherry picking which amendments they would allow to come up in order to minimize those that “might disrupt the delicate deal struck.”

    9. Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy blocked all attempts to call up amendments and get them pending except for the narrow group they self-selected.

    10. Following an enormous amount of work over Memorial Day Recess, Republicans began to offer amendments to begin to try to improve this flawed legislation — eventually filing more than 200 — but Democrats continued to block their efforts to offer those amendments, and gave allowed actual roll call votes on just 13 Republican amendments.

    11. In the end, Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy blocked Republican attempts to call up amendments more than 12 times over the course of debate.

    12. Democrats and the Deal-Makers often allege that there were two weeks of debate. FALSE. In all — there were less than 6 days of debate on this legislation. In week 1 (prior to Memorial Day), debate proceeded from midday Monday through midday Friday, with votes occurring only on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. In week 2 (following Memorial Day), there was approximately 48 hours of actual debate — from 2 p.m. Tuesday though the prematurely filed cloture vote on Thursday around 11:00 a.m.

    13. Normal legislative process was not followed. Normally, legislation is filed and publicly available for weeks, or often months, before being considered in Committee. Then, the committee of jurisdiction has hearings, then takes the bill up and in the case of last year — the Judiciary Committee held at least 13 hearings and 6 “markups,” saw 357 amendments circulated, saw 60 votes taken resulting in 54 amendments adopted — spending 21.5 hours of actual business time on the bill. Then, there is debate on the Senate floor, with an opportunity to allow additional substantive debate and voting on amendments.

    14. Democrats and some Deal-Makers allege that certain non-deal-making Republicans, including Senators DeMint and Sessions, acted in bad faith by objecting to votes on amendments after the first cloture vote on Thursday. FALSE. Those Republicans objected to the limited time being offered for debate before voting — a scant 45 minutes for 5 amendments that were substantive in importance and length. Harry Reid, Ted Kennedy and the Deal-Makers wanted to cherry pick the number of amendments and the time for debate — knowing that a full and open airing of this bill is bad for them. Reid then tried to call up a list of amendments to “make them pending.” Senator DeMint, having not seen the list, rightfully objected to preserve his rights and the rights of other non-deal-making Senators. This is why certain Democrats and certain Deal-Makers are alleging bad faith — the simple protection of rights of Senators to offer amendments.

  • The Immigration Conflagration Is Not Yet Extinguished: CALL YOUR SENATOR TODAY

    06/11/2007 8:15:58 PM PDT · 25 of 33
    Prince Charles to MinimizeGovernment

    An excellent piece by Newt. Bttt.

  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 7:54:48 PM PDT · 35 of 105
    Prince Charles to janetgreen
    The Senators remind me of the proverbial lemmings, blindly going over the cliff. They are committing political suicide by backing this amnesty. They don't seem to care. The payoffs must be HUGE.

    Absolutely. If there's one truthful thing in D.C., it's this: career politicians never act out of the goodness of their hearts.

    Follow the money.

  • McConnell offers hope Senate will revive immigration bill

    06/11/2007 7:51:06 PM PDT · 33 of 105
    Prince Charles to justanotherfreeper

    “The word bipartisan usually means some larger-than-usual deception is being carried out.”
    —George Carlin

    Boy was he right!

  • Bush, Senators to Meet on Immigration - President Making Rare Trip to Hill

    06/11/2007 6:06:02 PM PDT · 6 of 53
    Prince Charles to Shermy
    The rescue mission that Bush is embarking on may well be too little, too late

    Thank God.

  • Global Warming Reversal: Sea Surface Temperatures Plunge to Coldest Temperatures in Six Years.

    06/08/2007 8:59:28 PM PDT · 56 of 82
    Prince Charles to dangus
  • Bush hopes to revive immigration bill

    06/08/2007 4:00:24 PM PDT · 169 of 214
    Prince Charles to justanotherfreeper

    Watch them try to ram this thing thru on a busy Friday afternoon — like on June 29th, right before the 4th of July recess when people will be heading out on vacation.