Immigration Bill passes the Senate...and Rubio's presidential hopes come to an end
By: Diane Sori
“Shouldn’t we give them the same chance that we’ve given wave after wave of immigrants?” said Senator John McCain after today’s Senate vote on Immigration Reform.
In a word, 'NO'...and NOT because of who they are but because of how they came here...ILLEGALLY. And the word 'ILLEGAL' itself means 'criminal'...as in breaking the law.
But apparently to some that doesn't matter as yesterday, in a vote of 68 to 32 (with 14 Republicans joining ALL the Democrats) the Senate passed the 'Gang of 8's' Immigration Reform Bill. While it will have ILLEGALS dancing in the streets, unfortunately, and it hurts me so to say this, it has signaled Marco Rubio's presidential death knell...the man who most likely would have gotten the Republican nomination in 2016 is now finished.
While I still honor and respect Rubio for the simple reason that his heart was in the right place, he went against the wishes of the party majority and his own constituents by aligning himself with RINOS extraordinaire...John McCain and Lindsey Graham. And the party hierarchy and 'We the People' will NOT forget this.
Rubio could have voted NO in the end for the bill passed in the Senate is NOT the bill he originally wrote. His original was bastardized by his new found RINO buddies, and yet he sided with them and for what, as the ILLEGALS will NOT vote Republican even with this...they will still vote Democratic for the freebies and handouts. Rubio had an out with this simple fact if none other, and yet he did NOT take it, and to make this worse he knows damn well that before any talks go forward or legislation implemented our borders MUST be sealed...NO ifs, ands, or buts.
In his heart Rubio knows that very well and in his heart he knows he's done...and for what...for criminals who knowingly and willingly broke our laws to get here...for criminals who have taken jobs away from LEGAL Americans...for criminals who have raped our healthcare and welfare systems...for criminals who with this bill will in the end be rewarded for their criminal act instead of being punished for it.
And while I wholeheartedly believe that the Republicans need to control the immigration issue...as in better we control it than the Democrats control it...controlling it means sealing and locking down the borders BEFORE anything else is done...as in a bit of isolationism before we move forward with this issue at all.
Locking down and sealing the borders...if Israel can successfully do it so can we.
But I am smart enough to know that this issue does need to be addressed for we will NOT be rounding up 11+ million people and shipping them back to their home countries...although many wish we would...but that is a reality that simply will NOT happen.
And so one by one the Senators voted from their desks, called out 'yea ' or 'nay' as Vice President Joe 'Bite Me' Biden presided in his constitutional capacity as head of the Senate. But, thankfully, the bill still faces an uphill battle in the House where in this Senate form, it's likely to fail...as it should.
And while Republicans in the House are divided over then immigration issue, especially after the GOP's major loss among Hispanics in the 2012 election, many top Republicans have come to realize that some form of a so-called 'pathway to citizenship' for the 11+ million ILLEGALS...'undocumented residents' in political correctness speak...is a must. But still the votes in the House aren't there for this Senate bill because for most Republicans sealing the borders first is paramount to any bill being passed in the House at all, and the Senate bill does NOT meet that requirement as it skirts the issue, if even that.
“Apparently, some haven’t gotten the message. The House is not going to take up and vote on whatever the Senate passes. We’re going to do our own bill through regular order, and it’ll be legislation that reflects the will of our majority and the will of the American people. And for any legislation, including a conference report, to pass the House, it’s going to have to be a bill that has the support of the majority of our members.”
Now lets see if Boehner has the courage to follow through with the pretty words he spoke.
But what say our traitor-in chief to the Senate bill's passing...in a White House statement, Obama hailed the Senate vote as "a critical step" toward fixing what he called a broken immigration system, saying the bill was a compromise, adding that "we just need Congress to finish the job."
'Finish the job' to Barack HUSSEIN Obama means making sure those 11+ million become loyal Democratic voters...'finish' the job means the American melting pot of assimilation will be NO more as America will become a nation of 'them' vs 'us'...'finish the job' means if by some chance this horror of a bill passes the House our beloved America will sadly become unrecognizable to us LEGAL Americans thanks to the leftist agenda of the man the media 'anointed' as our savior...as this bill adds another nail in America's coffin.