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Schumer Threatens Riots If Amnesty Isn’t Passed

First we have this, from a cheering Associated Press:

Senate passage of immigration bill on track

By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO | June 25, 2013

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passage of historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions looks near-certain after the bill cleared a key hurdle with votes to spare.

What a sentence. And what subtle bias. Anything the news media wants, they call historic. That way, anyone who opposes their agenda is fighting history.

A final vote in the Senate on Thursday or Friday would send the issue to the House, where conservative Republicans in the majority oppose citizenship for anyone living in the country illegally.

Some GOP lawmakers have appealed to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, not to permit any immigration legislation to come to a vote for fear that whatever its contents, it would open the door to an unpalatable compromise with the Senate…

What fearful troglodytes they are, standing in the way of history like that.

"Now is the time to do it," President Barack Obama said Monday at the White House before meeting with nine business executives who support a change in immigration laws. "I hope that we can get the strongest possible vote out of the Senate so that we can then move to the House and get this done before the summer break" beginning in early August…

That is, before Congress has to go home and face their constituents.

Obama’s prodding came several hours before the Senate voted 67-27 to advance the measure over a procedural hurdle. The tally was seven more than the 60 needed, with 15 Republicans joining Democrats in voting yes…

Last-minute frustration was evident among opponents. In an unusual slap at members of his own party as well as Democrats, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said it appeared that lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle "very much want a fig leaf" on border security to justify a vote for immigration…

What else can you call an amendment that does nothing but add provisions that are already law and which have long since been ignored?

Senate officials said some changes were still possible to the bill before it leaves the Senate – alterations that would swell the number of votes in favor…

That is, they are going to slip in even more kickbacks for individuals Senators.

Senate Democrats were unified on the vote…

Gee, we wonder why.

In addition to border security, the measure phases in a mandatory program for employers to verify the legal status of potential workers, and calls for a separate program to track the comings and goings of foreigners at the nation’s seaports and airports…

Which is already the law of the land. And which has never been enforced. Just like this new law won’t be.

Meanwhile, we also have this latest threat, via The Hill:

Schumer predicts mass demonstrations if House blocks path to citizenship

By Alexander Bolton | 06/23/13

A senior Democratic senator predicted Sunday there could be massive demonstrations in Washington if House Republicans try to block a bill to grant legal status to millions of immigrants.

Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the lead Democratic sponsor of the Senate immigration reform bill, said House Republicans would likely spark massive civil rights rallies if they try to quash measures to create a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants already in the country.

“This has the potential of becoming the next major civil rights movement. I could envision in the late summer or early fall if Boehner tries to bottle the bill up or put something in without a path to citizenship — if there’s no path to citizenship, there’s not a bill — but if he tries to bottle it up or do things like that, I could see a million people on the Mall in Washington,” Schumer said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” …

That sure sounds like Senator Schumer is calling for riots if the doesn’t get his way. Which we thought was illegal, unless your last name was Jackson or Sharpton.

By the way, there will be similar threats of riots even if amnesty is passed and these newly ‘legalized’ illegals don’t immediately get to vote, and don’t immediately receive become eligible for all of the welfare benefits given a US citizen.

Lastly, we are also still wondering when it became a ‘civil right’ for anyone to live in the US? Is that a civil right for any other country in the world?

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “Schumer Threatens Riots If Amnesty Isn’t Passed”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    It is my theory that Boehner will fold like a cheap suit. He cannot bear the burden of derision from the media and will lose his coveted seat, not as speaker, mind you, but at the cool kids’ table if he doesn’t go along to get along.

    He would rather be branded as a traitor than as a hater of everything hispanic, or whatever the PC BS term is.

    The last several decades has simply been a marvelous observation of a nation imploding with the Reagan years being our last great ones. Space Shuttle, minor conflicts (or none) worldwide. Economic growth, people on welfare being required to work and …one glitch. The first amnesty bill sponsored by none other than that great Massachusetts swimmer himself, Teddy Kennedy. (is he still dead?)

    Our system of government has failed and all we seem able to do is talk about it.

    There’s no place left to go where freedom is celebrated and criminals are punished.

    I think I just saw a pig fly by.

    • Petronius says:

      Rusty: “Reagan years being our last great ones.”

      The 1950s were the high-water mark of American Civilization, and the 1980s were our last stand.

      The year 1965 was the turning point. In particular was the Immigration Act of 1965 (which eventually did us in, Teddy’s promises to the contrary notwithstanding), the Great Society, and embarking on a prolonged, no-win war in Vietnam.

      There were a lot of bad things going on in 1965, but the Immigration Act was key because it changed America from an integral, blood-and-soil nation into a glittering mosaic of peoples, races, cultures, religions, and tongues –– all competing for parasitic space in the economy and for control of government, with government as a weapon to advance the tribal interests and avenge the grievances of the victorious groups against their rivals.

      Also happening in 1965 were the mass civil rights demonstrations. After King’s assassination in 1968, peaceful demonstrations were superseded as a mode of political protest by riots in the streets, and thereafter a tacit acceptance of the idea that government belongs to those who have the power and will to seize control of the streets.

      Riots or the threat of riots is now firmly embedded as one of the principal underpinnings of US politics (the others being money and media).

      The curious thing is to see a US Senator openly threatening us with race riots by foreigners. That is something novel in the American experience.

      We slip from order into chaos.

    • GetBackJack says:

      To Rusty and Petronius – Ion Pacepa and Anatoly Golitsyn.

      They told us, but the Nation was too busy with modest wealth and plenty of leisure time to give notice to the revolution in our midst. Which brings me to this observation …

      The wave that settled the fabled West or lore and fact, the satisfied never attempted it. The weak died along the way. And the strong made it happen. Our gene pool was robust and capable for generations.

      Somewhere in there is the lesson that Leisure and Prosperity are America’s two greatest enemies.

      PS – an enormous number of Western settlers were Southerners displaced or shattered by the War. Their grit, along with the dissatisfaction and grit of suddenly displaced blacks and the deep deep desire of Mexicans for a better life conquered the West. Now that there is leisure and prosperity out here, the Idiot Battalions from the Northeast, the West Coast and Ann Arbor-styled hippie fools have flooded us and have so radically changed how the West votes it is by and large done for. This Western bound diaspora reminds me of the definition of an Editor – ” … the one who comes down to the field of battle after the struggle is over to bayonet the wounded.” That’s my view of Johnny Come Late-lies

      I give you Diana DeGette as my example.

    • Petronius says:

      A people are at their best during their period of high barbarism.

      For us that would have peaked about 1830s, in the time of the mountain men and the settlement of Texas by Kentuckians and Tennesseeans.

      “I reckon I got to light out for the territory ahead of the rest, because Aunt Sally she’s going to adopt me and sivilize me, and I can’t stand it. I been there before.”
      – Huck Finn in “Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” by Mark Twain

      “To defend oneself, one must also be ready to die There is little such readiness in a society raised in the cult of material well-being. Nothing is left, then, but concessions, attempts to gain time, and betrayal.”
      – Alexander Solzhenitsyn

    • GetBackJack says:

      .. and the congregation said, Amen.

      “People are never so likely to be wrong as when they are organized. And they never have so little freedom. Perhaps that is why the people at large keep their freedom. People can be manipulated only when they are organized.” – Henry Ford

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