Rusty Weiss bluntly analyzes the push for amnesty in the current lame-duck session:
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.…
President Obama recently met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to discuss passage of the DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors). The act, which Investor’s Business Daily describes quite simply as “an amnesty bill,” would open a path to citizenship for illegal immigrant students. Worse, it is being viewed as a “down payment” to more widespread amnesty measures.
But why would progressives push such legislation during a lame-duck session? Because the public is clamoring for illegal alien amnesty? No. Because they intend to spit in the face of the American people once again? Yes.
Rather than responding to the midterm election results by actually listening to the message of the American people, Democrats have decided the appropriate response is to add millions of voters who will vote for them.
By the way, it appears that the historic scope of the “shellacking” has increased: Ann Marie Buerkle’s lead is now 567 votes in New York’s 25th District.
As noted here Friday, Buerkle’s defeat of incumbent Democrat Rep. Dan Maffei would give the GOP more House seats (241) than the party has held since 1949. Given the narrow margins in so many elections, however, if Democrats can turn a couple million more illegal aliens into citizens (and Democratic voters), they could with that one stroke effectively overturn the “shellacking.”