7:55am Eastern Monday 6/25. I’m reposting this in case you missed it over the weekend. It should be a good incentive for you to pick up the phone and urge your Senators to vote against shamnesty. It’s down to the wire and it is within your power to make a difference:
Senators pushing a new immigration policy appealed Sunday to wavering supporters ahead of renewed debate on securing the borders and dealing with 12 million undocumented immigrants. A fragile compromise was pulled from the Senate in early June, then resurrected after bipartisan negotiations with the White House. The bill awaits a crucial test vote this week. With several senators distancing themselves from the proposal, the outcome was too close to call.
Update II of the morning: Bizzy Blog thinks there’s hope in George Voinovich’s indecision: Help him decide.
Update III: The latest Rasmussen poll results out this morning…
Rasmussen: Just 22% Favor Stalled Immigration Bill
As the Senate prepares to resume debate the “comprehensive” immigration reform bill, the legislation continues to face broad public opposition. In fact, despite a massive White House effort, public opinion has barely moved since the public uproar stalled the bill just over two weeks ago.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 22% of American voters currently favor the legislation. That’s down a point from 23% a couple of weeks ago and down from 26% when the debate in the Senate began. Fifty percent (50%) oppose the Senate bill while 28% are not sure.
Among the public, there is a bi-partisan lack of enthusiasm for the Senate bill. It is supported by 22% of Republicans, 23% of Democrats, and 22% of those not affiliated with either major party. It is opposed by 52% of Republicans, 50% of Democrats, and 48% of unaffiliateds.
From an ideological perspective, the bill is opposed by 59% of conservatives, 54% of liberals, and 45% of political moderates. Among those for whom none of the traditional ideological labels apply, just 20% are opposed.
Support is found from 20% of conservatives, 32% of liberals, and 18% of moderates.
Just 32% believe it would be better to pass the current bill instead of doing nothing. Forty-five percent (45%) believe it would be better to pass nothing at all.
If the current bill passed, 71% of American voters believe that another bill would be required to focus on securing the border and reducing illegal immigration. That’s up from 65% in our previous survey.
Originally published June 23, 2007 12:23 AM
Here it is. Teddy Kennedy’s Spanish anthem for shamnesty. He appeared on the top-rated Spanish-language radio show of former illegal alien Eddie “Piolin” Sotelo–yeah, the same guy who organized the massive illegal alien marches last year in L.A. and who chummed it up with Kennedy and RNC chief Mel Martinez last week. Listen if you dare (via Lonewacko):
Man, if that ain’t enough to Kill the Bill, I don’t know what is.
Kennedy, Sotelo, and Martinez chuckle over the Grand Scheme.
See-Dubya cracks in comments: “Well, he’s…better than Hillary.”
Shudder. I had tried to blot that wretched performance of the Star-Spangled Banner from my memory. Flashback: