The New York Times reported late last week that New York Sen. Chuck-U Schumer is suggesting a, “legislative maneuver, known as a discharge petition, that would allow supporters of overhauling the nation’s immigration laws to circumvent the Republican majority in the house by bringing the measure directly to the house floor, bypassing the regular committee process”.
The Times continued, “Lawmakers and aides in both parties say that a discharge position, especially one coming from Mr. Schumer, whose views are strongly opposed by many house conservatives, is unlikely to succeed. Even if all House Democrats supported the measure, it would still require more than a dozen Republican signatures.”
Now I’m not certain that the house could do the same to the Senate – issue a discharge position – but I could guarantee Chuck-U would be one of the first to the microphone, crying like a stuck pig, saying how dare the House try to meddle in the affairs of the Senate or usurp the leadership’s authority, or some such nonsense.
“This scheme has zero chance of success”, the Times reported. “A clear majority in the House understands that the massive Senate-passed bill is deeply flawed”, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Speaker John Boehner. “That’s why we will continue to work on a step-by-step, common sense reform”.
Quick tip: when a known dirt bag politician, or anyone affiliated with said dirt bag, mentions a “common sense” solution to anything – hide your wallet and put on your iron chastity belt.
The Times continued, “The Senate bill included a path for citizenship for 11 million undocumented immigrants already in the country, and House Republicans have largely dismissed it as amnesty. They preferred to take on the issue in a piecemeal approach through a series of narrower bills.”
Undocumented immigrant is so passé. I recently heard a new, even more ridiculous term for the criminal aliens. On NPR, a Democrat strategist told the cheerleader interviewer that politicians should now be using the term “Aspiring Citizen” or “Aspiring American”, although it would more accurately be described as “Aspiring Democrat” or “Aspiring Full Entitlement Recipient”.
“Discharge Positions are difficult, but when they work, it’s because a clear majority of the body that supports a specific proposal, and in this case, that is true,” Chuck-U said.
Now Chuck; if there were really a “clear majority” that support amnesty in the House, you must know the spineless Boehner would’ve already push this through.
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