Intermarkets' Privacy Policy
Support
Sen. Domenici: Vote for Amnesty because my Mom was an Illegal Immigrant. | Main | The Upcoming New Fall TV Shows
May 21, 2007

Amnesty Bill: Heroes and Villians

The first vote, on the motion to proceed, has been cast.

Those voting in favor of ending debate and moving on to consider a bill none of them have read voted "Y" and are "Villians".

Those voting against ending debate and preventing Amnesty from being shoved down the throat of the American public are "Heroes" and voted "N".

Heroes:

Dole, Enzi, Inhofe, Sessions, Sununu, Roberts, Thomas, Vitter, DeMint, Byrd, Bunning, Crapo, Corker, Sanders, Dorgan, Shelby, Allard, Coburn, Cornyn, Thune, Tester, Baucus, Hutchison.

Villians:

Everybody else.

The final vote: 69 "Yeas"; 23 "Nays".

It took 60 "Y" votes to end debate on the motion to proceed.

Interesting notes:

1) Brownback voted "Y". Either he's going to attempt to "split the difference" by voting "Y" now and against the final bill, or he's decided his long-shot Presidential bid doesnt need the votes of those who oppose amnesty. Good luck with that, Brownback.

2) The only Dems who voted "N": Byrd, Dorgan, Tester.

3) Independent (Socialist) Sanders voted "N". Undoubtedly, the "enforcement" provisions, such as they are, are too onerous for the Vermonter.

4) With only 23 votes against the motion to proceed, opponents of the bill have nowhere near the number they need to sustain filibuster. If there are to be obstacles placed in front of the bill it will require individual senator's utilizing individual rights (such as demanding that the Substitute Amendment containing the actual bill text be read).

5) Vitter put Landslide Landrieu in a tough spot back in LA. She is now on record as having voted in favor of an amnesty bill, even if she votes against it later. Having a GOP senator reminding an increasingly Red State of her position on this will hurt her in the future.

UPDATE: Well, Reid caved to GOP demands for one additional week of deliberation. It's not much of a concession, but it does allow more time for opponents to work the phones and keep the pressure on.


digg this
posted by Jack M. at 06:15 PM

| Access Comments




Recent Comments
Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b]: "G'Night, DangerGirl. ..."

garrett: "I saw The Ghetto Seals open for N.W.A. back in 199 ..."

ManWithNoParty: "Sorry dude. I've been fucked over pretty hard in t ..."

Michael the Hobbit: "Where is everyone? I even clicked on the Monty Pyt ..."

Slapweasel[/i][/u][/s][/b]: "Posted by: DC in Airports and Hotels at July 22, 2 ..."

Zombie Davy Crocket: "Pretty bad to let a zombie beat you! ..."

Misanthropic Humanitarian : "Lazy? Nope. But for once I know who most of the ..."

Jenny Hates Her Phone: "The ghetto seals picture is strangely hypnotic. S ..."

boulder t'hobo: "... pretty sure I just outed myself as a virgin. ..."

rickl: "'Night, DangerGirl. ..."

boulder t'hobo: "I own those Moldvay D-n-D sets, I'm proud to say. ..."

Zombie Davy Crocket: "2 ..."

Recent Entries
Search


MuNuvians
Polls! Polls! Polls!
Frequently Asked Questions
The (Almost) Complete Paul Anka Integrity Kick
Top Top Tens
Greatest Hitjobs

The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
News/Chat
Archives
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64