John McCain is facing re-election in Arizona and has stepped back from his wildly unpopular stance on being the front man for amnesty for illegal aliens. Therefore he has temporarily passed the torch on to SC Senator Lindsey Graham for the time being in order to avoid the issue. That's how it's panning out on the Right Side of the aisle in the Senate.
On the Left Side of the aisle, the amnesty torch that Ted Kennedy left upon his death has been picked up by NY Senator Chuck Schumer.
Thus we have gone from the McKennedy amnesty bill to the Scrahmnesty amnesty bill for illegal aliens.
Graham and Schumer have been putting their time over the last 6 months into trying to figure out how to fool the American people into thinking that amnesty for the 20-30 million illegal aliens (and then an influx of 50 million once their families are brought here) will somehow be to their benefit and not have any impact on their daily lives, taxes, services, congestion or jobs. Another thing they have been trying to figure out is how to fool the American people into thinking that after this amnesty the immigration laws will actually be enforced - something the American people were lied to about in 1986 when the first "one time amnesty" occurred.
Fool me once shame on me, fool me twice...
Any citizen in this country who actually believes that the immigration laws will actually be enforced if another amnesty for illegal aliens is passed is a complete and utter fool. I don't say that lightly either. I generally believe that most people are intelligent enough to figure things out, but with the continued reoccurring of amnesty legislation - and without massive public outcry at the current immigration laws not being enforced - it makes me wonder. Sure, poll after poll finds that more than 80% of Americans oppose an amnesty, but you sure wouldn't know that by looking at the streets. A lot of talk and no action.
Will this time be different though? Will people actually get out there and speak out before it comes down to having to shut the Capitol switchboards down as we did in June 2007? Can we shut down amnesty before it even reaches the floor? I sure hope so.
Graham is going around shooting his mouth off recently telling Politico that Obama needs to "step it up" on a push for amnesty for illegal aliens. Graham and Schumer are going to meet with President Obama on Thursday to put forth their plans, tactics and proposals for another amnesty. Illegal aliens and their supporters are also planning a march in Washington on March 21, 2010 to push for amnesty.
I hope that you will join with other Americans in the coming days to shut down this ridiculousness before it even gets started.
“At the end of the day, the president needs to step it up a little bit,” Graham told POLITICO on Tuesday. “One line in the State of the Union is not going to do it.”
For the past six months, Graham and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) - who meet with Obama at 3 p.m. Thursday - have worked on a reform framework. Their plan, which hasn’t been introduced yet, includes a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants