Por QueEstelle Gonzales Walgreen
Republican’s Say NO to Dream Act - So Start Taking their Names and Numbers
Look at the numerous Dream Act reports out there: some are pro; some are con as it should be. But look carefully and see what is consistent throughout the reporting - Republicans are blocking the DREAM Act. Or maybe it says Republican AGAINST or maybe it says Republican’s WON’T, or maybe it simply reads Republican’s SAY NO to DREAM Act.
So Amigos it is time to start taking names and numbers. Most research pegs the number at 78 percent of registered Hispanic voters in favor of the Dream Act versus 12 percent against. Then there’s the fact that most Hispanics whether they are eligible to vote or not support the Dream Act in similar percentages, specifically there are going to be approximately 37.4 million PISSED OFF people if the vote fails. We will no longer be hearing “Remember the Alamo” but rather “Remember the Dream Act Vote”.
I for my part will make sure that when ever I can and however I can, I will politely, consistently, and analytically DISS those sonvabitches. Next time they send any plea for money even if it’s to elect the local dogcatcher I will pitch it and not with the recyclables but rather with the dog’s shit.
I have voted in the past equally for Republican and Democratic candidates always voting on the merits of the particular candidate not the party. If a Republican candidate spoke to me on issues I cared about, especially at the local level, they got my vote – in good conscious I can no longer do that. They have aligned themselves with a party that has aligned themselves against the will of the majority of Hispanics and thought it was just fine to do that. Republicans don’t want amnesty, I don’t want their animosity.
Just take a gander what was being reported today as the vote nears:
“Talk about misplaced priorities. In the middle of a deep recession, with taxes about to increase, Democrat leaders in Washington are asking Americans to pick up the tab for a proposal that would offer amnesty to millions—including those with criminal records,” Stephen Miller, a spokesman for Judiciary Committee Republicans, told FoxNews.com in a statement. (Fox News)
“The bill subsidizes education for illegal immigrants, grants them amnesty, encourages more illegal immigration and inevitably takes jobs from American workers. In short, the DREAM Act is a nightmare for the American people,” Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, said in a written statement Wednesday. (Fox News)
Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), who voted in favor of the 2007 bill, said this week she wouldn’t be doing the same this year. The latest version, she said, “goes too far.”
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R)(AL), senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, sent a letter to colleague’s last week warning that the bill could benefit illegal immigrants who’ve been convicted of certain misdemeanors. The DREAM Act, Sessions wrote, “is an affront to the rule of law we have been elected to uphold.” (The Hill)
“The DREAM Act should be part of comprehensive immigration reform,” said Sen. John Cornyn (R). (My San Antonio)
Sen. David Vitter, R-La., chairman of the Senate Border Security Caucus, said he would “not relent in the fight to stop this amnesty measure from passing.” (My San Antonio)