For once Congress actually responded to the people this week. The dreadful immigration bill that craven senate democrats, dastardly senate republicans, and hapless George Bush tried to sneak past the American people, crashed and burned faster than Paris Hilton's home-detention plans...and deservedly so. On first glance, the bill seemed to be palatable, but when you look at the details, it's heinousness became apparent. Here are the low-lights of the bill: the legalization of criminals and gang members, the welcome mat laid out for extended family members still in Mexico, unlimited welfare support, complete lack of enforcement guarantees, no border closure, no taxation of remittances to Mexico, no deportation of imprisoned criminal illegals, unenforcable touchback requirements, asinine 1-day background search, arrival date approved based on promisory note, the list of horribly bad provisions in this bill goes on and on. That Ted Kennedy was overjoyed at the prospect of it's passage was a dead give-away to it's awfulness.
Hopefully the defeat of this bill will do two things, 1: force Congress to craft a bill that actually accomplishes what the American people want in terms of border control, deportation of undesirables, etc., and 2: those democrats and republicans who voted for it get defeated in the next election cycle and replaced with people willing to do what's best for the U.S. rather than what's best for them and their parties.
Chuck Shumer, Harry Reid, and Dick "the turbin" Durbin lamenting the defeat of their scheme to create 60 million instant democratic voters.