by John Hawkins | October 24, 2007 4:40 pm
The Senate failed to obtain cloture on the DREAM Act amnesty (S. 2205) earlier this afternoon by a 52-44 vote, for which 60 YES votes were needed to prevent a filibuster. At this time, leadership from both parties are meeting to discuss further proceedings. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Assistant Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) were attempting to bring this nightmarish amnesty bill to the floor under Senate Rule XIV without it ever having been debated in committee. Earlier this morning, the Bush Administration issued a statement opposing the DREAM Act.
And they say that you can’t teach old Republican senators new tricks =D. I think we’ve actually thumped them on the noses with rolled up newspapers and yelled, “That’s a bad senator! No amnesty” at them so many times, that it has finally gotten through.
Sure, it may have been frustrating, but the effort turned out to be worth it because now the Republican senators seem to realize that the voters are the Alpha Males and they are the followers on this issue. Helping them to realize their proper place in the American political system will give them structure and make them happier senators!
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