Intermarkets' Privacy Policy

Donate to Ace of Spades HQ!

Recent Entries
Absent Friends
Bandersnatch 2024
GnuBreed 2024
Captain Hate 2023
moon_over_vermont 2023
westminsterdogshow 2023
Ann Wilson(Empire1) 2022
Dave In Texas 2022
Jesse in D.C. 2022
OregonMuse 2022
redc1c4 2021
Tami 2021
Chavez the Hugo 2020
Ibguy 2020
Rickl 2019
Joffen 2014
AoSHQ Writers Group
A site for members of the Horde to post their stories seeking beta readers, editing help, brainstorming, and story ideas. Also to share links to potential publishing outlets, writing help sites, and videos posting tips to get published. Contact OrangeEnt for info:
maildrop62 at proton dot me
Cutting The Cord And Email Security
Moron Meet-Ups

The Last Push | Main | CQ Today: Bill In Trouble
June 28, 2007


Burr and Nelson are now confirmed as solid no's. No point calling, except to commend them.

Hawkins with another insider's report on what's going on.

To begin with, my source said he is guardedly optimistic that the bill will fail the 2nd cloture vote tomorrow. That is because he thinks that some of the senators who voted for cloture on Tuesday were doing so because they were being "senatorial" by allowing a debate. But, that only goes so far, and everyone realizes at this point that the Thursday vote is the final vote on amnesty as far as the base is concerned. In other words, a "yes" on cloture is a "yes" to amnesty.

My source, "Colonely Y," is also guardedly optimistic about cloture's defeat.

At that point, I asked about the "fool the yahoos" maneuver. Will there be senators voting "yes" on cloture and then voting against the final bill and hoping that they can avoid being tagged as supporting amnesty? He said that because of all the attention this issue has gotten, the base isn't going to be fooled and that anyone who does that will just have to hope that his election isn't close enough that thousands conservatives sitting at home can swing it the other way.


Last but not least, I asked him if the phone calls were still rolling in. He told me that there were so many calls coming in that most callers were getting busy signals and that it was absolute "pandemonium" in his boss' office today because the phones just never stopped ringing. So, make no mistake about it, the pressure, which was already relentless, has actually increased on these senators over the last few days.

I had to omit some of the best parts there -- Lindsay Graham, for instance, is now talking like a BAD ASS MOTHERFUCKER ON ENFORCEMENT because he's scared shitless about his crumbling polls. And yes, the staffs at these offices are aware the blogosphere is "out for blood." Of course, I doubt that matters much to them given talk radio and 80% of the Republican Party is similarly out for blood, but at least they noticed.

Multiple sources now reporting that Webb claims he had his "arm twisted" for the first vote -- his yes vote -- and feels he was treated shabbily. He seems strongly inclined to vote against cloture this time. Then again, this Corner scuttlebutt has Webb pulling the bullshit Yes on Cloture, No on Amnesty hoax. That tally only has 38 No's.

digg this
posted by Ace at 09:11 AM

| Access Comments

Recent Comments
Moron Robbie promises not to say told you so about the tranny shooter: "Still trying to maintain a believable cheat spread ..."

BetaCuck4Lyfe: "So I am now "AlphaChad4Ever"?! How dare Ace assume ..."

Axeman: "Why wouldn't Biden's coming down with Covid remind ..."

catman: "Well.. I have 10 more mins. for my prediction. I ..."

Formerly Virginian: "Goood... Goood.... ..."

henry: "Polls are boob bait. need adjustment for ballot ..."

Truthbomb: "“ Pollsters are now running Trump vs. Kamala ..."

It's me donna : "Kackling Kamala ..."

Bulgaroctonus: "Polls. For strip clubs and fire stations. Posted ..."

Moron Robbie promises not to say told you so about the tranny shooter: "If Karmella got the buck everything would turn out ..."

Darury: "I still question how honest people are when respon ..."

stu-mick-o-sucks: " The old gray blog, she ain't what she used to ..."

Recent Entries

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)
Powered by
Movable Type 2.64