09 June 2007

The amnesty is dead

We did it. We beat this thing. Read obituaries by Rasmussen.....

The immigration bill failed because a broad cross-section of the American people are opposed to it. Republicans, Democrats, and unaffiliated voters are opposed. Men are opposed. So are women. The young don’t like it; neither do the no-longer-young. White Americans are opposed. Americans of color are opposed. The last Rasmussen Reports national telephone poll found that just 23% of Americans supported the legislation. When a bill has less popular support than the War in Iraq, it deserves to be defeated.

.....by NRO.....

What happened is that the American people came out of the shadows. Their opposition to the Senate’s grand compromise, amplified and given voice by talk radio and other dissenting media voices, were enough to carry the day.

.....by Mickey Kaus.....

Indeed, when Gallup described to voters various alternatives, the most popular, at 42%, was "to require illegal immigrants to leave, to but allow them to return if they meet certain require-ments over a period of time." That sounds a lot like--yikes--deportation, no? Another 14% wanted flat deportation with no possibility of eventual return. 42+14=56.

.....by Bill Quick.....

First, we [bloggers] exposed the crudely hacked polls that claimed amnesty was overwhelmingly favored by those they polled. Second, we publicized the polls that showed the true state of affairs - that Americans hated this travesty - and thus gave folks who thought they were alone in their opposition the comfort of knowing that, far from being a lonely minority, they were part of a whopping majority. Third, we turned up the heat on congress, and kept it on flambe until the bill was toast.

.....and by Michelle Malkin, warning of the danger of a sort of zombie resurrection.....

This is neither the beginning nor the end of the immigration debate. The White House is still trying to push shamnesty through. I predicted a while ago that after the massive amnesty package failed, Congress would break off chunks of the bill and try and pass it piecemeal. I expect that to happen here, as it has repeatedly in the past. Wanted: Vigilance.

Well, if they try to bring it back, they'll know they've got a fight on their hands.

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1 Comments:

Blogger Chell said...

*sigh of relief* It's like a dark, thick fog has been lifted, yet it waits just around the bend to roll back in. It would be ideal if suddenly every agency, court and officer would work together to enforce existing immigration law, and stop pretending not to see illegal aliens and their criminal employers.

Yes, bloggers and internet-only news sources sure do pack a lot of clout. :)

09 June, 2007 10:36  

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