Thursday, June 28, 2007

Amnesty Bill Gets Deported

Today is a great day in America. The Senate did what it was elected to do - represent the people and the people's wishes. But some have not learned anything from this.

"To those people who opposed this as an amnesty bill, I don't know how you can say more strongly, this is not," said Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Excuse me Ms. Feinstein. Did you even read this bill? Illegal immigrants would be granted legal status within 24 hours. Would you explain to me what THAT is?

Ted Kennedy said, "We will be back. This issue isn't going to go away, and we will succeed." Look Teddy. We know you are a rich liberal who is accustomed to getting everything he wants. You have run roughshod over your political opponents but you can't do that to the American people. We are an opponent who has the power to take you down and we proved it today. You can come back with this idiotic bill but be prepared for another kick in the teeth.

I'll even go so far as to make a prediction. Sen. Lindsay Graham, who ardently supported this stupid bill, is up for re-election next year. Tell Mr. Graham he needs to start looking for a job in the private sector now - unless the people of South Carolina have a short memory. Look at John McCain's poll numbers. He is out of touch with the American people.

Even my Democratic senator, Mark Pryor, who is one of the few Democrats I like (but don't always agree with), voted to end the debate and kill this bill. The writing was on the wall. It was just a matter of who was willing to make a trip to the guillotine for this one.

Did talk radio do this? Maybe indirectly. The only thing talk radio has done is to give voice to what the American people already believe and want. It has provided a way for the American people to unite. Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity don't tell the American people what to think. The American people already think it and they just echo it.

In the end, we win, politicians lose. That's the way it ought to be.

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