Friday, June 29, 2007

Sorry Felipe-no amnesty for you.

Mexico President: Senate Made Grave Error

MEXICO CITY(AP)— The U.S. Senate made a grave error by failing to pass
legislation that would have led to the legalization of millions of
unlawful immigrants, Mexican President Felipe Calderon said Thursday.

The U.S. “economy could not prosper and advance without the labor of
Mexican and Central American immigrants,” he told a news conference
held with visiting Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega.

Well gosh I guess we'll just have to wait and see what happens if the government actually enforces our laws and secures the border.

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Thursday, June 28, 2007


WASHINGTON - "The Senate drove a stake Thursday through President Bush's plan to legalize millions of unlawful immigrants, likely postponing
major action on immigration until after the 2008 elections."

"It was a victory for Republican conservatives who strongly criticized
the bill's provisions that would have established pathways to lawful
status for many of the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants. They
were aided by talk radio and TV hosts who repeatedly attacked the bill
and urged listeners to flood Congress with calls, faxes and e-mails."

Let's not forget the numerous blogs and websites that have actually led the charge in this issue. The internet was way ahead of talk radio and the TV hosts with the exception of Lou Dobbs.

"From the beginning, the bill's most forceful opponents were southern
Republicans. GOP Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana, Jim DeMint of South
Carolina and Jeff Sessions of Alabama led the charge, often backed by
Texan John Cornyn."
"Also crucial to the bill's demise was opposition from three Democrats
recently elected from GOP-leaning states: Jon Tester of Montana, Claire
McCaskill of Missouri and Jim Webb of Virginia."
Thank you courageous Senators for listening to the voice of the American people and standing up to tremendous forces of the illegal immigration lobby.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Is Fred Thompson what Republicans are Looking For?

Casting himself in the role of Washington outsider, Fred Thompson has a long history as a political insider who earned more than $1 million lobbying the federal government.

Using his access to members of Congress and the White House staff for over 20 years, Thompson lobbied for savings and loan deregulation that hastened the collapse and bail out. He also lobbied for a nuclear energy project that cost the taxpayers more than a billion dollars.

"More recently, while Frist led the Senate, Thompson earned more than $750,000 lobbying for a British reinsurance company that wanted to limit its liability from asbestos lawsuits."

When Howard Baker became the Senate majority leader in 1981, lobbying provided Thompson with about 80 percent of his total income.

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