Friday, April 07, 2006

My Way News - Senate Vote Shelves Immigration Bill

The proponents wanted to advance it under a no-amendments rule. But they needed sixty votes to do it--and they got only thirty-eight.

Democrats and Republicans are blaming one another. But what this article fails to mention is that the Capitol switchboard was totally jammed. (And the reason I know this is that another member of my household was trying to get through, and couldn't.)

Slant alert: you can tell the slant of the article from this quote alone:

leaving in doubt prospects for passing a bill offering the hope of citizenship to millions of men, women and children living in the United States illegally.
"Hope," you say? Oh, sure--like the "hope" of winning the Irish Sweepstakes! I could as easily have said, "offering the hope that right-thinking and right-acting statesmen will eventually avert a security and cultural disaster."

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