The Alabama Republican offered 17 amendments, championed the concerns of border-enforcement employee unions, and decried the cost to taxpayers. Ahead of a Senate Judiciary Committee vote, Sessions produced a letter denouncing the proposal signed by opinion makers such as Laura Ingraham.
There was an additional name mentioned in Senator Sessions’ letter and after careful reasoning I have decided to place it in this writing. It is Michelle Malkin who was included as being an opinion maker. And justifiably so – not only did Ms. Malkin produce in advance of every other person a best-selling warning Americans about Obama’s Culture of Corruption. Even more important is Ms. Malkin’s plethora of knowledge of America’s complete immigration status including the original Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS).
It is not just that Ms. Malkin is knowledgeable about immigration affairs – she has also written one could only presume was a best-seller titled, Invasion: How America Still Welcomes Terrorists, Criminals, and Other Foreign Menaces to Our Shores. Copy written in 2002 Malkin leaves not bush, rock, even a pebble unturned.
With all due respect to Senator Jeff Sessions rather than put the hex on those experts who certainly could hold their own at any Senate Judiciary Committee meeting seems to me that those arrogant Senators should be enlisting the help of any and all experts they can find.
In fact when are these quasi-leaders going to understand what’s at stake here? An aptly named old fogies list of Senators, “The Gang of Eight” bills themselves out at nothing other than bipartisan politics hence the name – four Democrats and four Republicans that are as reliable and viable as Senator Leahy’s statement, “I intend to proceed to comprehensive immigration reform with all deliberate speed.”
Far be it from me but isn’t Leahy actually saying no compromises, no public opinion, I will in all due haste go out deliberately with speed and little input from the other 330 million or so Americans. And serve those special interest groups such as La Raza, MALDEF, and any number of advocacy groups that want open borders and folks walking in and out of what used to be considered a sovereign country.
Senate supporters of immigration reform think they emerged from the judiciary panel’s hearings in a strong position, adopting key amendments to help mitigate criticisms. In 2007, when a bipartisan group offered a bill, Senate leaders avoided the committee process and took the legislation directly to the floor, where opponents quickly fractured the coalition with “poison pill” amendments.
The committee vote was only the first skirmish in a long battle ahead for a bill that represents the most sweeping overhaul of immigration law in nearly three decades, its prospects buoyed in part by Republican worries over a lack of Latino support.
I can’t help but believe in my heart of hearts that what the Senate is trying to do is to make up for over three decades of doing absolutely nothing concerning immigration reform. And as far as Republican worries over a lack of Latino support, just shows their mutual arrogance by not giving Hispanics/Latino’s credit for what they know.
I will share this with you, my dedicated readers, Hispanics/Latino’s know about systemic politics. They know that they are getting free Obamacare, which it is going to cost the US taxpayers in excess of $6.5 Trillion dollars, as well as all of the accumulated entitlement costs.
The goal, in many cases, was not necessarily to alter the legislation but rather to force the four Gang of Eight members on the committee — Democrats Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and Richard J. Durbin (Ill.) and Republicans Lindsey O. Graham (S.C.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) — into difficult votes on issues where Democrats and Republicans are ideologically opposed.