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May 23, 2007

Another 26% The Media Will Ignore: Only A Quarter of Americans Support This "Piece of Shit" Amnesty Bill

48% oppose. 26% support.

That means it won't pass, right?

Be silly. You've not been paying attention to the fact that no one's paying attention to you.

The measure is opposed by 47% of Republicans, 51% of Democrats, and 46% of those not affiliated with either major party.

The enforcement side of the debate is clearly where the public passion lies on the issue. Seventy-two percent (72%) of voters say it is Very Important for “the government to improve its enforcement of the borders and reduce illegal immigration.” That view is held by 89% of Republicans, 65% of Democrats, and 63% of unaffiliated voters…

Still, 65% of voters would be willing to support a compromise including a “very long path to citizenship” provided that “the proposal required the aliens to pay fines and learn English” and that the compromise “would truly reduce the number of illegal aliens entering the country.”…

Um, yeah. Kind of common sense. Kind of noncontroversial. Kind of what the public's been demanding for, I don't know, 21 or more years.

Kind of what we not be seeing in any bill passed by Congress or signed into law by Bush.

Lindsey Graham immediately declared "We've got to tell the 48% of our citizens who are bigots to shut up."

It was John Boehner who called the bill a "piece of shit," topping John McCain's previous claim that objections to the bill were "chickenshit," and nicely setting up Fred Thompson's next internet video in which he will call proponents of amnesty "shitty-assed shit-for-brains." (Hit the first link for that.)

Why do I think the bill will pass with only the most cosmetic of changes? Because it's pretty much already passing now with fillibuster-proof majorities, and further, even the minority of Senators voting against it will not bother to fillibuster. Even if they had 40 opponents.

Because -- well, we've got to tell the racists to shut up and all.

...they had a filibuster-proof 64 votes yesterday to defeat an amendment that would have stripped the guest worker program from the bill. The Times takes that as a sign that there’s a solid majority willing to support the bill in its entirety; if they had lost on the guest worker program, the whole thing might have crumbled. WashTimes notes that most Republicans were among the 64, too, the lure of cheap labor apparently too sweet to resist.

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