Time to Surrender!! Will They?
The Right-wing Senate has tried to pass the Homeland Security bill three times and three times they failed to get the 60 votes needed to move forward. As you may know the House Right-wing clown car with Boehner in the back seat – instead of sending up a clean bill – put legislation in that would undo President Obama’s LEGAL & CONSTITUTIONAL executive order on immigration. Senator McConnell in frustration put the ball back into Boehner’s court but Boehner does not want to play.
So it was quite surprising to hear Sen. Mark Kirk on Weds become the first republican senator to throw in the towel indicating his team should just submit a clean bill. Outstanding!! This is what happens when Democrats stick together. I have to admit that by the third vote – I expected some democrats to cave under Right-wing pressure. We’ll see how this soap opera unfolds. DHS runs out of funds 27 Feb. The Right has taken us to a government shutdown before so don’t be surprised if they do it again.
So go figure. This is one example of how much hate the base and Right wing elite have for Latinos to put even our Homeland Security at risk.
Folks, the pass few weeks is a clear indicator of the next few months and next couple years. It is increasingly apparent however, that Senator McConnell is going to get a taste of his own obstructionist medicine if he does not adjust and work deals out with Harry Reid. Reed had to put up with the Right-wing “obstruct at all cost” McConnell agenda. McConnell even obstruct bills that before were bipartisan such as transportation and even jobs bills. I suspect the Left will be willing to compromise some if McConnell accepts the opportunity. The Left is not out for revenge but it will not allow the progress made under the most difficult circumstances to be overturned.
The Progressive Latino
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