As I flew home today, being very tired from having to get up at 3:30AM, a thought struck me about the complete and utter lack of principles by Liberal Democrats and Liberal Republicans. I tend to look for patterns in life and politics. And there is a huge principle connecting the two issues of the Illegal Immigration “compromise” (aka – Senate Amnesty Agreement) and the pushback from Liberals on the Bush Tax Cuts.
Remember the argument against the tax cuts? “You need to cut spending first, then cut taxes.” And anyone with a brain knew that A) Democrats didn’t really mean it… and B) Taxes would never get cut if they were taken off the table from the start.
And now we have Illegal Immigration Amnesty as a “compromise” in the Senate. Yet this time the Liberal Democrats and Sellout Republicans are reversing the Tax Cut Argument. This time, they tell us, amnesty comes first and toughening the border comes second. So we all know what that means….. no toughening of the border. It will fizzle away now that the Senate has gone with Amnesty First.
In the meantime, under the category of “Spinning Wheels” — BoiFromTroy wants to amend the Senate Amnesty Compromise of 2006.
But what has not gained any attention during this debate is the plight of bi-national same sex partners. Whereas getting straight-married is a front-of-the-line to citizenship, the gays get nothing in terms of recognition from the government when one half of a couple is not an American.
For years the Gay Political Establishment in Washington has talked about passing a “Permanent Partners Immigration” Bill, but now they’re not even trying to get it tucked into the Senate Bill as an amendment.–instead focusing on defeating the Sensenbrenner legislation which would make things even worse (even though it is common knowledge that Sensenbrenner will never become law). What a shame.
His solution? Having Patrick Leahy or Diane Feinstein champion the cause. Uh. Yeah. They hold a lot of weight in a Republican-controlled Senate. Hmmm…. wait a sec. Since the Republicans in the Senate look more and more like Democrats on the Illegal Immigration Issue, maybe BFT has a point.
In any case, count me out of amending this crappy legislation that risks US security. It should be KILLED.