by John Hawkins | May 23, 2007 10:18 am
I’ve been hearing a lot of people say that they think this immigration bill in the Senate is as good as dead because of all the furor over it.
They may turn out to be right in the end, but let me warn you that the Republicans in the Senate are absolutely hellbent on self-destruction when it comes to this issue. Back in 2006, when this last came up, there was a big hubbub, too and yet a significant number of Republicans signed on to a bill that was even worse than this one. Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majorty Leader, supports this bill as well (which is, of course, a good indication that he’s too dumb to be a good Majority Leader).
Moreover, let me point you to this article in the Washington Post which says,
“Senate leadership aides said yesterday that the proposal could probably muster the support of about 30 Republicans and 30 Democrats — just enough to beat a filibuster, which was all but promised yesterday by conservatives.”
So, if this bill came up for a vote today, despite the fact that this bill seems to be almost universally reviled among conservatives, 30 Republicans would still vote for it.
You know what that means? That means you need to pick up the phone, write an email, or send a fax to make your voice heard. If these bubbleheads in the Senate don’t keep hearing it from the base, they will, because they’re bubbleheads, assume that the outrage has died down and that it’s safe to vote for the bill. So,
#1) Pick up the phone and call your home state senators. You can get the numbers and/or email addresses of your home state senators here.
#2) Call the National Republican Senatorial Committee at (202) 675-6000 and let them know that you will not support the reelection of any senator in 2008 who votes for the amnesty bill in the Senate.
#3) Call the Republican National Committee at (202) 863-8500 (option 1) and let them know you will not support any candidate in 2008 who votes for the amnesty bill in the Senate.
#4) Call, email, or fax Mitch McConnell’s office at (202) 224-2541 and tell them that you expect him to resign as Senate Minority Leader if this bill passes.
#5) Call, email, or fax Trent Lott’s office at (202) 224-6253 and tell them that you expect him to resign as Minority Whip if this bill passes.
Again, if you don’t want to call them, email them or fax them. But also remember to be POLITE, but firm.
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