YES! This blog wholly supports the SCOTUS striking down this heinous form of prejudice! In the sage words of the Chief Justice:
"The way to stop discrimination on the basis of race is to stop discriminating on the basis of race," Chief Justice John G. Roberts.ITEM: Immigration Bill Fails Crucial Vote
YES!! As readers of my humble blog know, this is indeed GOOD NEWS for this nation and for all the people who long to immigrate here legally. As I said here we can fix the system in an evenhanded, compassionate manner:
This victory for liberty is a defeat for not only President Bush, but for Senators Kennedy, McCain and Reid. Clearly, President Bush wanted this bill for reasons that are hard to quantify; perhaps he's still trying to reinvent the definition of Compassionate Conservatism (a phrase that struck a sour note with all true Conservatives, everywhere). But everyone knows, especially his opponents across the aisle, that he's almost a lame duck, especially for new policies. That an initiative a 2nd term president wanted failed is not exactly a surprise to anyone.
Sen. McCain hitched his wagon to this bill, and his declining poll numbers and contributions are evidence of the Republican opposition for the bill. And while he has pretended to be a Conservative, those of us who are one know he wasn't one.
Sen. Kennedy wanted this bill, and was one of the loudest voices in support of it. Of course, this loss is minor for a Senator who has survived the scandals he has weathered.
Sen. Reid, however, did take quite a beating. In spite of his efforts to paint the bill as the President's - and to be fair, Mr. Bush did take ownership of it - this is a prime example of the inability of the Senate Majority Leader unable to muster the support of his own party members.
Borrowing the Democrat Party's own rhetoric after last November's election: there is a clear mandate from the people. This bill is dead.
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