June 22, 2007
Texas Politicos Opposed to Senate Plan
Michelle Middelstadt of the Houston Chronicle reports,
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas, who has been pressured heavily by the White House and Republican leadership to support a sweeping immigration overhaul, announced Thursday that she nevertheless will vote against reviving the bill when it returns to the Senate floor next week.
As No. 4 in the Senate GOP hierarchy, Hutchison is the highest-ranking Republican to break with her leadership on a domestic policy issue of signal importance to President Bush.
Less than three hours after Hutchison denounced the legislation as an unacceptable amnesty offer to illegal immigrants, fellow Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn said he, too, would oppose bringing up a bill he deemed "deeply flawed." Click here for the rest of the story.
Thus, anti-immigrant politicos and activist continue to dominate the media, defining "what's wrong with the bill" in terms of the legislation being "too generous." Where's the media reports on pro-immigrant activists who oppose the bill because the senate legislation is too strict and unrealistic?
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The so-called pro-immigrant activists have read the writing on the wall, that the bill is destined to fail no matter what they do. They have also had a revelation that the majority of Americans oppose the bill, including most of their constituency, and lying low to avoid further antagonising them. The bill is lost, moribund, decaying, the effort all over but the funeral and Reid's pathetic eulogy after the cloture vote. I'm betting that he'll openly cry, right there, on the Senate floor.
Posted by: Horace | Jun 22, 2007 3:42:42 PM