In case you haven’t heard, what with the California fires and how everything is Bush’s fault, and they can’t put out the fires because the fire truck is in Iraq or some such, Congress’s dynamic duo, Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) have finished a stellar week in utter failure. And that’s a good thing. Here’s the checklist as I see it.
- The bad Dream Act S.2205, a stealth amnesty bill dreamed up by Dick Durban and Jack Murtha, did not pass. This is the bill that the media says is about helping illegal alien children. Oh how my heart beats for “the children.” The media never told you that these children could be 30 years old. And they could register for the program and no documentary evidence is required to qualify. And they could bring their (ostensibly) relatives living in Mexico, up to 18 or thereabouts, and no DNA test is required or even available to prove relations. And here’s the kicker, once registered they are all given legal status and they are exempt from ever being deported. Even if they have criminal records. Anything for a voting block. However, don’t go to sleep on this because Harry Reid can bring it to the floor again.
- The next bill to fall was the Democrat bloated SCHIP bill, H.R. 976. That was designed to increase the dependent voting block (and double the tax burden) by calling a person a child up to age 25, and to people with incomes in the middle class, 60-80k /yr.
- They lost an important aspect to the Domestic Surveillance Bill in the Senate Intelligence Committee yesterday. They agreed Thursday to a provision that would grant immunity to telecommunications companies that have helped the government in its domestic surveillance programs. They also didn’t want us listening in on Bin Laden if he called someone, anyone, in the United States.
- Nancy Pelosi pulled the Armenian Genocide Resolution from the floor, intended to put a stick in the spokes of the war in Iraq after it was clear to everybody, including the MSM, that the timing was more than suspect.
You’re not hearing much about how successful the surge is either. All measure of attacks are down from 40-80 percent. Marines in Anbar province are getting bored. Haven’t found an IED since April. It was Sen. Harry Reid who made the statement that the war is lost and that was late last Spring before the surge was fully in place.
All in all, I’d say the Democrats in Washington pretty much accomplished nothing. Another good week for the country.
related link: Congress.org