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Sometimes you have to say what they want to hear…..Even if ain't true….Secretary of State Hillary in Ecaudor on an Immigration Bill passage this year….

Hillary Clinton pushed the passage of an immigration bill in a presser in Ecaudor this week…..

The Secretary of State knows that a bill has virtually no chance of passage this year….or….

Anytime in the future….

But she gave her remarks anyways……

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton this week told an Ecuador television reporter that President Barack Obama is courting lawmakers’ support for immigration reform and wants it to happen this year.

“He’s working very hard to get that support and I know he wants to do it in the next months,” Clinton told NTN24 reporter Gabriella Baer. “I can’t tell you exactly when, but fairly soon.”

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June 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

Sometimes you have to say what they want to hear…..Even if ain’t true….Secretary of State Hillary in Ecaudor on an Immigration Bill passage this year….

Hillary Clinton pushed the passage of an immigration bill in a presser in Ecaudor this week…..

The Secretary of State knows that a bill has virtually no chance of passage this year….or….

Anytime in the future….

But she gave her remarks anyways……

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton this week told an Ecuador television reporter that President Barack Obama is courting lawmakers’ support for immigration reform and wants it to happen this year.

“He’s working very hard to get that support and I know he wants to do it in the next months,” Clinton told NTN24 reporter Gabriella Baer. “I can’t tell you exactly when, but fairly soon.”

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June 12, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , | 1 Comment

Senate Majority Leader Reid is back to having a Energy Bill this month….Putting Off Immigration….

In a scene somewhat resembling Don’t Ask…Din’t Telll…

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has decided to spare his fellow Democrats  and Lindsey Graham grief…

He has punted…..

And will deal with Energy next……. instead of Immigration…..

Latino/Hispanic  groups are now rallying to just get a few important things attached to any up coming legislation…

They have slowly come to the realization that ….

Immigration is just Big and Toxic for Democrats…

Democrats are not in any shape to go Healthcare on Immigration…..

They more ANY President presses on the subject….

The more troops end up being sent to the border….

While wanted Immigration a couple of months ago…

He’s finally looking good in the polls….

He doesn’t need Immigration hurting his comeback….

Hispanics and Latinos really are stuck…

Just like Blacks are with the democratic party…..

He asked eight chairmen to submit recommendations for how the energy bill could address the Gulf oil spill by July 4.

“I would ask that you provide any recommendations or report legislation, if desired, in your Committee’s jurisdiction, before the Fourth of July recess to address the challenges that I have laid out above so it can be incorporated into a comprehensive clean energy bill for consideration during the July work period,” Reid wrote.

Regan Lachapelle, Reid’s spokeswoman, said that comprehensive immigration reform could still move this year.

But Reid has said the timing will depend on pro-immigration groups rounding up enough Republican support.

“The groups were given a couple a weeks to get some Republicans to cosponsor immigration reform and we’re waiting to hear from them,” Lachapelle said.

Pro-immigration advocates such as Robert Gittelson of Conservatives for Comprehensive Immigration Reform report that Senate Republicans have “closed ranks” against broad reform.

Senate insiders view June and July as the final months of the year to pass sweeping legislation through the upper chamber. Senators have scheduled a five-week recess beginning Aug. 7 to give those facing tough re-elections some time to campaign back home.

Historically, politics takes over the agenda during September and October of an election year. Lawmakers tend to focus on political debates on the floor instead of the substantive negotiations necessary to pass broad controversial legislation.

Some advocates of immigration reform are still holding out hope for comprehensive legislation.

Grisella Martinez, director of policy and legislative affairs at the National Immigration Forum, argued that Reid left himself some wiggle room in his Thursday letter to take up immigration before the August recess.

“As majority leader, he has the capacity to bring whatever he wants to the floor,” she said. “If he wants to make time on the calendar he can do something. I don’t see that statement as ruling out the possibility of immigration moving forward.”

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June 5, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, Travel, Updates, Women | , , , | 8 Comments

Reid sticks to Immigration causing upset stomachs for both parties……

Senate Majority Leader is intent on moving the Immigration Bill up to next on the schedule to the chagrin of Republican’s and Democrats alike….

The subject is toxic for both parties and the right now th votes aren’t there for passage…

This Bill will probably rival the Healthcare Bill

Democrats are afraid that any chance they have of keeping both Houses of Congress could down in flames…..

Republicans are happy feeling that if they hold tight against Immigration that they will be able to make dramatic gains in the South and MidWest along with states with high unemployment still…..

The whole thing is gonna make the Current Wall Street Financial Bill’s passage look like picnic….

Everyone can thank the State of Arizona for helping to put the Bill in the spot light…..

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid rejected a proposal from supporters of a stalled Senate energy bill that would move immigration reform through the regular committee process on a priority basis and allow the energy bill to move forward on the Senate floor.

The proposal would tentatively set action on immigration for November, after the midterm elections — a delay that even some Democrats would welcome.

“Such an idea might have been floated by someone, but as far as I can tell, it’s a nonstarter,” said Jim Manley, a Reid spokesman. “For what it’s worth, I have never heard of fast-tracking something through the regular committee process, especially the Judiciary Committee, where the debates are usually long, sharp and fierce.”

Sens. Kerry, Graham and Lieberman had planned to unveil their package on Monday.

The swift rejection of the potential compromise came a day after the energy reform package was sent to the Environmental Protection Agency for analysis — a sign that the measure’s co-sponsors, Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.), Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), have not given up on it.

In a meeting with reporters on Capitol Hill, Kerry said the trio were still “working very hard and constructively to pull pieces back together.”

Kerry acknowledged that they “don’t have an agreement yet with respect to immigration, but people are really working constructively to get there. Harry Reid is doing everything he can, and Sen. Graham is doing everything responsible, and we’re hoping to move in the right direction.”

Asked if he might move forward without Graham, Kerry didn’t rule out the idea but said, “I don’t want to even consider that at this point in time.”

The proposed schedule was presented to Reid as a way of settling a dispute that erupted over the weekend on which measure should be taken up first in the Senate.

Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), whose home state touched off the controversy, said: “I think a lot of people, including some Democrats, understand that until we have a more sincere effort to control borders and enforce the law, the conditions to pass comprehensive immigration reform don’t exist.”

Sen. Ben Nelson (D-Neb.) concurred. “Clearly, it’s time to get the borders secured. Then I think you can talk about immigration reform,” Nelson said.

Asked if she believed the Senate should next move to immigration, centrist Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.) said flatly: “I do not.”

“I think it’s time to move to an energy and climate change bill, and there’s been a tremendous amount of work that’s gone into that,” Landrieu said. “I know immigration reform is important … in terms of jobs and economic stability. I said this a year and a half ago — it should be health care first and energy second.”

New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, downplayed the political impact an immigration debate would have on red state Democrats, including Sen. Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas.

Graham and other Republicans have accused Democrats of trying to expedite the issue to galvanize Hispanic supporters who could tip the scales in races this fall — including Reid’s tightly contested reelection campaign in Nevada.

But Menendez, who is just the third Hispanic to serve in the Senate, said Graham “overreacted” to Reid’s push to get the bill done this year. “With all due respect to Lindsey, I don’t think any single senator can dictate what the agenda of the Senate is,” he added.

Still, he nodded to the complex politics of such a debate and urged the White House to have a bipartisan summit to determine whether any other Republicans would be open to a bill.

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April 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Law, Media, Men, Other Things, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , | 1 Comment

Pelosi signal's Reid….Immigration can go ahead of Climate Change……

The House already has a Climate Change Bill down on paper and voted in…..

This is really about letting the Senate flush out the major points of any legislation……

Since the democrats have a bigger majority in the House…the hard part for this legislation…and any ..is the Senate….

Senator McCain knows this..which is why he came down for his states tougher enforcement a couple of days ago….

On the other hand Senator Reid would gain by embracing a Bill that would help immigrants in order to get his 10% of the vote (Latino ) to get re-elected in his state….

All politics can be local, egh?

Pelosi made the comments in a private meeting on Tuesday, according to a Democratic aide.

The aide stressed that the discussion was not about doing one of the high-profile issues instead of the other.

“The conversation was really about timing, not an either-or kind of thing, but timing,” said the aide, who described the talks as a routine meeting of bicameral leaders.

“It is all about what the Senate can move first and pass,” the aide said Wednesday. “Obviously on both of these items — immigration and comprehensive energy and climate legislation — we are waiting on the Senate to act.”

“If they [the Senate] can do immigration first, that is fine,” the aide continued, adding that Pelosi told Reid “if you could do immigration first that would work. Both of these initiatives have very strong support in the caucus to do.”

Both issues are high priorities for different constituencies in the Democratic party, and are also controversial. But climate change has been a key personal priority for Pelosi.

The House has already approved a climate bill and leaders are on record as saying the House will not take up immigration reform until the Senate acts.

President Barack Obama, however, has come under criticism from Hispanic lawmakers for not pushing more aggressively on immigration reform, and Reid recently said the Senate would look to move forward on the issue.

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Home, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , | 7 Comments

Pelosi signal’s Reid….Immigration can go ahead of Climate Change……

The House already has a Climate Change Bill down on paper and voted in…..

This is really about letting the Senate flush out the major points of any legislation……

Since the democrats have a bigger majority in the House…the hard part for this legislation…and any ..is the Senate….

Senator McCain knows this..which is why he came down for his states tougher enforcement a couple of days ago….

On the other hand Senator Reid would gain by embracing a Bill that would help immigrants in order to get his 10% of the vote (Latino ) to get re-elected in his state….

All politics can be local, egh?

Pelosi made the comments in a private meeting on Tuesday, according to a Democratic aide.

The aide stressed that the discussion was not about doing one of the high-profile issues instead of the other.

“The conversation was really about timing, not an either-or kind of thing, but timing,” said the aide, who described the talks as a routine meeting of bicameral leaders.

“It is all about what the Senate can move first and pass,” the aide said Wednesday. “Obviously on both of these items — immigration and comprehensive energy and climate legislation — we are waiting on the Senate to act.”

“If they [the Senate] can do immigration first, that is fine,” the aide continued, adding that Pelosi told Reid “if you could do immigration first that would work. Both of these initiatives have very strong support in the caucus to do.”

Both issues are high priorities for different constituencies in the Democratic party, and are also controversial. But climate change has been a key personal priority for Pelosi.

The House has already approved a climate bill and leaders are on record as saying the House will not take up immigration reform until the Senate acts.

President Barack Obama, however, has come under criticism from Hispanic lawmakers for not pushing more aggressively on immigration reform, and Reid recently said the Senate would look to move forward on the issue.

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April 22, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Ecology, Government, Home, Law, Media, Other Things, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Travel, Updates, Women | , , | 7 Comments

Dem's reach out to Lou Dobbs on Immigration???

WTF?……Did I really see this????

Senate Democrats have reached out to former CNN anchor and prominent illegal-immigration opponent Lou Dobbs in an effort to build broad bipartisan support for immigration reform.

Winning the support of Dobbs, who became a prominent critic of illegal immigration and proposals to grant amnesty to illegal workers, could provide a significant boost to reform efforts.

And even though the victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) in Massachusetts appears to have diminished the chances of passing far-reaching, controversial immigration reform, Democrats are not giving up.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is spearheading the Democrats’ effort to put together a comprehensive reform bill, met with Dobbs on Wednesday.

“We’re meeting with all different kinds of groups, trying to get everybody together to come out for one bill,” Schumer said.

Dobbs built up a large viewership for his show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” by striking a conservative populist stance and frequently criticizing the flood of illegal workers into the nation.

Dobbs was an outspoken critic of waiving penalties against illegal workers

but has since said that government officials should consider legalizing illegal immigrants “under certain conditions.”

Schumer noted that Dobbs, who left CNN in November, is “changing his views on immigration.”

The third-ranking member of the Democratic leadership said he is looking for two Republicans to co-sponsor legislation.

“We have to have this bill be a bipartisan bill [and have] two Democrats and two Republicans to introduce it,” Schumer said. “We’re not there yet; we’re still working on getting our Republicans.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he supports efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, but he declined to set a timeline.

“You get into trouble by setting deadlines,” Reid said. “It’s something we’re committed to do, and we’ll do it as soon as we can.”

Senate Democratic leaders say they have discussed their strategy for immigration reform with President Barack Obama.

The Democrats have gone batshit crazy!

Really……

Lou Dobbs????….The Guy with a Mexican America wife that ragged on Hispanics and Latinos for his last few years on the air?????

I give up…………

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Dem’s reach out to Lou Dobbs on Immigration???

WTF?……Did I really see this????

Senate Democrats have reached out to former CNN anchor and prominent illegal-immigration opponent Lou Dobbs in an effort to build broad bipartisan support for immigration reform.

Winning the support of Dobbs, who became a prominent critic of illegal immigration and proposals to grant amnesty to illegal workers, could provide a significant boost to reform efforts.

And even though the victory of Sen.-elect Scott Brown (R) in Massachusetts appears to have diminished the chances of passing far-reaching, controversial immigration reform, Democrats are not giving up.

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), who is spearheading the Democrats’ effort to put together a comprehensive reform bill, met with Dobbs on Wednesday.

“We’re meeting with all different kinds of groups, trying to get everybody together to come out for one bill,” Schumer said.

Dobbs built up a large viewership for his show, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” by striking a conservative populist stance and frequently criticizing the flood of illegal workers into the nation.

Dobbs was an outspoken critic of waiving penalties against illegal workers

but has since said that government officials should consider legalizing illegal immigrants “under certain conditions.”

Schumer noted that Dobbs, who left CNN in November, is “changing his views on immigration.”

The third-ranking member of the Democratic leadership said he is looking for two Republicans to co-sponsor legislation.

“We have to have this bill be a bipartisan bill [and have] two Democrats and two Republicans to introduce it,” Schumer said. “We’re not there yet; we’re still working on getting our Republicans.”

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he supports efforts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws, but he declined to set a timeline.

“You get into trouble by setting deadlines,” Reid said. “It’s something we’re committed to do, and we’ll do it as soon as we can.”

Senate Democratic leaders say they have discussed their strategy for immigration reform with President Barack Obama.

The Democrats have gone batshit crazy!

Really……

Lou Dobbs????….The Guy with a Mexican America wife that ragged on Hispanics and Latinos for his last few years on the air?????

I give up…………

January 28, 2010 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Government, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Updates, Women | , , | Leave a comment

Immigration legislation is going to have to deal with 10.2% unemployment….

The House democrats are working behind the scene to come up with legislation that will be agreeable to its members in the spring when the White House plans to push for the passage of an immigration bill…..but, the high unemployment rate will give the right ammunition to counter the presidents wish to have a way for the 12 to 14 million long time illegals to become citizens…..

All parties must also take into account that there are certain industries that still need the help of immigrants to do business….this is even more important now with the Homeland Security Agencies push to go after businesses  that don’t check for [proper ID from its workers…..

 

November 23, 2009 Posted by | Government, Media, Politics, The Economy | , , , , | 4 Comments