The Senate today voted down a Republican amendment that would have toughened border security requirements in the so-called "Gang of Eight" immigration bill. This probably means that Tuesday's cloture vote -- which got the support of 30 GOP Senators, including Mitch McConnell -- was the last time any Republican could have done anything to halt this fraudulent "reform." It will eventually pass the Senate with at least 57 votes, another lesson (as if we needed yet another lesson) that in Washington these days, "bipartisan compromise" requires shameless dishonesty:
This past election cycle, the American people marched to the polls with a clear-cut message for their officials in Washington -- stop. Stop the rise of massive government. Stop developing policy behind closed doors, through backroom deals. And stop this anti-American agenda. The results were a "shellacking" for the party in power.
Despite the clarity of voice with which the people spoke on November 2nd, the Democrats' response indicates that they did not get the message.…