"I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore." - Howard Beale. From the movie, "Network", 1976
The immigration reform bill was kicked to the curb last night and may resurface a little further into this legislative session. Good riddance to bad rubbish. How did we get here?
It all began when a small group of senators began meeting in secret with lobbyists, the Chamber of Commerce, La Raza (being funded by George Soros), and others with their own selfish interests overruling the best interests for our country. Senator Jeff Sessions from Alabama half-jokingly refers to these senators as The Masters of the Universe. Apropos.
There was such arrogance exercised in this agreement that the senators never even brought it before the Judicial Committee, or any other committee for that matter. At least when the 'reform' occurred in the 80's the legislation was taken to Judicial first.
The Senate Majority leader, Harry Reid, stated in his creepy sounding voice that he was only willing to spend two weeks on this legislation. Two weeks. And the Senate's idea of a work week is different from the regular folks' work week. That is mind boggling considering the scope and depth of this legislation. Also, the Republican amendments to be considered were limited.
Seven Republicans voted for the legislation. Twelve Democrats voted against it. Therefore, the bantering that it was those nasty Republicans that downed this bill is inaccurate. It was bi-partisan. Bi-partisan. The term we are suppose to embrace and work towards.
This secret reform bill was formed much like Hillary's health care reform debacle in the 1990's with much the same result. Legislation that is developed in secret and then rammed through by arrogant, "we know best for you and you'll take it whether you like it or not", is always met with refusal by the American people, once it comes to light.
The final clincher was felt when President Bush last week decided to chastise fellow Republicans by referring to them as racist and alarmists if they didn't go along with the program. How dare he. This is the same line of thought that brought us the Dubai port deal and Harriet Miers for nomination to the Supreme Court, for heavens sake.
No mas. The conservatives in this country have finally had enough and are shouting back loud and clear. Level headed Democrats are, too. It's a formidable coalition when it all comes together. We are no longer willing to sit back and let George Soros set his socialist agenda, financed with his substantial fortune, without a fight. Let Soros take his agenda back to Europe. Oh yeah, they don't want him there, either. Move on, George, we're on to you.
Power to the people.