Thursday, June 07, 2007

Tom Harkin, gang banger or mere……………

…………. pandering enabler? On May 23 of this year, Texas Senator John Cornyn submitted an amendment to the CIRA so as to establish a permanent bar for gang members, terrorists, and other criminals. The text of the amendment is readily available.

Today,
Tom Harkin voted nay on the Cornyn Amendment. Sen. Harkin voted to allow armed illegal aliens, who are convicted felons, and, of course, actual terror affiliates, to enter the United States. Tom Harkin wants to prevent the Attorney General from prohibiting a terrorist, whose identity is known only through some form of ultra secret intelligence, from entering the United States.

By today’s vote, Sen. Harkin, now in his fourth decade of degrading American security, certainly should give the reader something to contemplate the next time you board a plane.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

It's time for Tommy to go.

Anonymous said...

Give traitor Tommy heck, Sporer!!

Real ted Sporer GOP said...

Anonymous synchophants;

Here is the rest of the story Republican Senators Domenici,Grahm, Hagel, Craig, Kyl,Specter and Voinovich also voted Nay! These guys represent a broad political and geographic spectrum so there must be something amiss in this amendment! Are they to be painted with the enabler, traitor brush that Ted Uses? If not why not?

Gee ted why doesn't the link to the text of the amendment work? is it because the amendment had some poison pill attached that would deflate your attack or were you relying that your little dittos were too lazy to read the text for themselves?

Just another straw man argument and lies,lies and more lies,from the Iowa GOP gruff little attack poodle!

Cedar Waxwing said...

First off..If you're going to make an attack.. Learn how to spell.

Secondly..Those Republicans that you list were supporters of the immigration bill...and they've caught hell for it...

So much so that Hagel is looking now at a primary challenge in Nebraska next year that he likely will not survive.

Lets ask you this.. Why don't we ENFORCE THE LAWS we have on the books now?

Its just like gun control..we keep throwing up law after law..after law..but we don't enforce the damn things..

Its illegal right now for someone to cross into our country illegally. If they're found..they are to be held and deported.

What is the problem with that?

You want to work a "guest worker" program or whatever..fine..SECURE THE BORDER first..

yup - it's not the straw poll that's the problem. Fred Thompson entering is the problem said...

On the campaign trail, the Washington Post's Matthew Mosk reports that Fred Thompson's campaign makes it harder for John McCain to raise "millions of dollars necessary to maintain a nationwide campaign and convince Republicans that he is their best bet to retain the White House."

In a sign of pressure from Thompson, long-time McCain supporter John Dowd joined Thompson recently.

so is romney saying he's pulling out the troops? Fred, Fred... said...

In a lengthy interview with the Associated Press, Mitt Romney commented on McCain and Rudy Giuliani's decision to skip the Ames straw poll, saying "You can't help but think that makes me far more likely to win" the Iowa caucuses.

On Iraq, Romney rejected any comparisons to the future U.S. mission in Iraq with Korea, saying that America should hand-off security responsibilities to Iraq and stay in the region if needed.

On health care, Romney said the GOP can't "sit on the sidelines" and boasted about providing universal coverage in Massachusetts but "treaded carefully" about a national insurance mandate.

duhaime isn't smart. caucusgoers are smart and they see through this. you are wrong said...

Instead, DuHaime said the roughly $3 million he estimated it would cost to prepare for Ames would be better spent on persuading Iowans to caucus for Giuliani.

"Iowa caucusgoers are very smart," DuHaime said in a Des Moines Register interview. "They're not going to base it on whether or not we have participated in a financial way in a nonbinding straw poll."

strategery at it's best said...

That's BS that it would cost $3 million dollars. No one told them they have to buy the tickets for their supporters. They decide to do that themselves.

This is a grassroots thing for iowa republican voters and citizens. These voters, we hope will vote for republicans up and down the ticket. This is not just a SILLING THING just for presidential campaigns. We will hold it regardless. It's for us not you!

We have to spend money to put those caucuses on. They aren't free. We have to rent space, buy insurance, rent equipment,etc. Do you think those caucuses are free?

You didn't and don't have to pay for the people's tickets. You could just turn out your supporters like any other event for which you turn out your supporters. I'm sure most can absorb the $25.00 ticket. If not, you have even bigger problems.

How can we not hold it against the presidential campaigns who don't think the Iowa Republican Party has any benefit to their campaigns.

We will hold it against you.

I predict Fred gets a big big jump start to his campaign if he shows up, which I can't help but think he will.

This annoucement lets him have the biggest opening day he could ever have imagined prior to this news.

This changes the entire presidential landscape.

working for a 08'er is like a one night stand. Working for the party is a marriage. said...

isn't Terry Nelson from Iowa? Isn't he McCain's campaign manager? There are TONS of Iowa folks in these campaigns. To whom are they loyal? The paycheck from outsiders or their party?

McCain probably isn't going to win. So, what did working on behalf of hurting iowa politics do for your political future?

McCain pulled out of a combined Iowans for Tax Relief and ICA gathering too.

Marlys - is your loyalty to McCain or to Iowa Christian Conservatives?

Ed - is your loyalty to Iowans for Tax Relief or John McCain?

Now, you must choose.

Cedar Waxwing said...

That's something that I think these leading activists have to start asking themselves..

Personally, if I were an Iowan working on either of these campaigns..I'd resign IMMEDIATELY.

These campaigns likely made committments to these folks that they were in Iowa to win..and their actions this week show that they're writing off Iowa.

Loyalties have to be questioned.

I still for the life of me can't figure out why McCain would for the 2nd time disrespect Iowa Republican activists..Did he not learn any lessons from his 2000 failed effort?

As for Rudy..the only explanation is that he was never serious about Iowa in the first place. He just now has gotten an Iowa chairman for his campaign..he has had little in the way of organization or field staff in Iowa from the beginning.

ITR for example is putting a lot of effort and resources into their June 30th event..and then to see McCain ditching it..when Ed Failor Jr is in the leadership of ITR has to really anger these folks.

Grassley voted no, Harkin voted yes said...

The 50-45 roll call Thursday by which the Senate voted against cutting off debate on an immigration compromise bill and advancing the bill. Sixty votes were needed for approval of the motion.

A "yes" vote is a vote to cut off debate.

Voting yes were 37 Democrats and 7 Republicans and one independent.

Voting no were 11 Democrats and 38 Republicans and one independent.

i guess that means we are in the mainstream, not the godless. said...

A new USA Today/Gallup Poll has found that two-thirds of Americans say creationism is definitely or probably true.

The poll also found that by a margin of more than 2-to-1 more Americans believe creationism is "definitely true” as opposed to those who believe as strongly in evolution.

uh hem..the straw poll is the groundwork for the caucuses. said...

Indeed, Giuliani's campaign attributed the decision to finances, saying the estimated $3 million he would spend would be better used to lay the groundwork for winning the caucuses.

Anonymous said...

Groundwork?? What groundwork?

Giuliani has little field staff in the state..has just gotten around to naming a state campaign chair and opening an Iowa office.

Rudy's made only 6 visits to the state since November 06..while some of his opponents have been here nearly 5 times as much.

Memo to the Mayor..Iowa is NOT NYC..you can't win a campaign out here by TV ad..

Anonymous said...

Groundwork?? What groundwork?

Giuliani has little field staff in the state..has just gotten around to naming a state campaign chair and opening an Iowa office.

Rudy's made only 6 visits to the state since November 06..while some of his opponents have been here nearly 5 times as much.

Memo to the Mayor..Iowa is NOT NYC..you can't win a campaign out here by TV ad..

Anonymous said...

My God Sporer - you really are no better than the idiots at DU or MoveOn.Org. I'd expect a little better from the GOP - but I guess I was mistaken.

well guys, it's going to be Rudy if Fred doesn't get in. Fred Fred! said...

A new presidential poll out of Florida shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney struggling in the single digits among Republicans in that state.

The Quinnipiac University survey puts Romney in fourth-place with eight percent, just ahead of Sen. John McCain with 10 percent.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani leads the GOP pack with 31 percent.

Actor and former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson, who has yet to officially enter the race, comes in second with 14 percent.

brownback commits said...

U.S. Sen. Sam Brownback of Kansas said today he will participate in the Iowa Republican Party's presidential straw poll in Ames on Aug. 11. He added that candidates who have pulled out of the event are making a mistake.

"There are no coronations in Iowa. The son of a Kansas farmer can still become president of the United States. You don't declare yourself the winner before the game is played. The people of Iowa will determine who wins," said Brownback, who spoke at his Iowa campaign office in West Des Moines.

Brownback, who has visited Iowa 23 times since launching an exploratory campaign, said he is challenging former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and others to debate the issues in Iowa — once before the straw poll and again the day of the polling event.

The Iowa straw poll is significant because it is a test of campaign organizations, said Brownback, who added he has 46 people working on his Iowa campaign. The candidates who are skipping the straw poll are not in touch with the base of the Iowa GOP, he said.

"Iowa is a great test ground for presidential politics," Brownback said. "Good people, thoughtful people, very interested in very seriously taking their place in the electoral process. I think that is what drummed Howard Dean out of the race the last time around. Iowans looked very carefully and they said, 'This is not the guy we want to nominate for president of the United States.' "

He said the Ames straw poll will cause a financial strain on his campaign, but all elections require politicians to raise money and spend it. What is significant about Iowa, he added, is that candidates can't win by simply spending money on television advertising; they must go out and talk with the people to give them a feel for the candidate.

"We are working hard in Iowa. This is where the presidential race begins, and we want to get off to a good start," Brownback said.

still trying to be like ted said...

My God 12:22 with what part of Papa Bear's commentary do you disagree?

Anonymous said...

The fact that he didn't call out (or even mention) any of the other senators that voted with Harkin. Heaven forbid one should speak ill of a fellow GOPer - but when you mention Harkin's name it's "where's the nearest tree and rope!!!" But when your motto is "anything to further the cause" I guess you can still sleep well at night (personally, I feel like taking a shower after reading blogs like Sporer's or going to DU, Hannity, or any other political website - so I probably won't be back for any of this garbage)

The Real Sporer said...
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Spotlight said...

" today’s vote. . . certainly should give the reader something to contemplate the next time you board a plane."

Something else to be afraid of, right guys? Gotta keep looking for things to fear.

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