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June 25, 2007

"The Amnesty Monster"

The maker of this video wrote to ask if I'd embed it. Sure.

John Hawkins runs down the woeful pol l numbers for amnesty-without-security, and predicts:

his bill, if it passes will probably cost the GOP 4-6 Senate seats, reduce the likelihood that the GOP will win the presidency in 2008, and cost the GOP 10-20 million dollars (or more) in fund raising (It's possible that it has already cost 10 million in lost phone solicitations, RNC and RNSC contributions, and President's dinner funds) so that estimate may be low.

All of that is to get through a bill that is hated by conservatives, hated by the American people, and unlikely to pass the House.

Even if the bill is killed at this point, it's still going to do serious damage, but that is far preferable to the utter havoc it would wreak on the GOP in 2008 if it passes.

I don't think I've ever seen our supposed representatives fight so hard for such an immensely popular measure before in my lifetime.

There are unpopular bills senators and congressmen can pass in the darkness to pay off their donors and special interest special buddies, because the public isn't terribly engaged on the issue in question.

This is most assuredly not one of those free stealth votes against the public's interests and in the face of public opposition.

They know they're going to get ripped for this, and yet they don't care.

I hope Burr and Company have been promised nicely-paid corporate lobbying jobs after they're forcibly retired from public life. They'll need that corrupt sinecure to fall back on.



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