May 11, 2006


Senate Leaders Expect Immigration Bill Next Week (DAVID STOUT, 5/11/06, NY Times)

Senate leaders said today that they had broken a political stalemate and would bring to the floor next week an immigration bill that could put millions of illegals on the road to eventual American citizenship.

An agreement reached today by Senators Bill Frist of Tennessee and Harry Reid of Nevada, the Republican majority and Democratic minority leaders, ends an impasse that has stalled action in the Senate for weeks while immigrants and their advocates have been holding huge demonstrations across the country.

Combine the phony security measures in the House bill with the genuine amnesty in the Senate bill and you have exactly what voters want.

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 11, 2006 4:06 PM

Yes Mr. Judd, but according to the Corner and the other conservative blogs, this will be the final nail in the GOP coffin for '06.

Posted by: mc at May 11, 2006 4:33 PM

Of course, Jeffords, NCLB, steel tarrifs, & Medicare were the first four nails.

Posted by: oj at May 11, 2006 4:38 PM

Don't forget the dreaded Hariet Miers and the supposed Katrina botch.

Are we missing anything else that got the NR'niks in a tizzy?

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at May 11, 2006 4:43 PM

Yeah, the "final nail in the GOP coffin" will happen right around the same time Rich Lowry gets enough manhood to emulate NR's founder and get some Dems elected.

As you can see, I'm not exactly waiting with baited breath on that prospect.

Posted by: Brad S at May 11, 2006 4:43 PM

According to the Corner, the world is overpopulated. It is odd that those brilliant conservatives have trouble with the lesson the Ronald Reagan taught us so long ago: the conservative party should be pro-people.

Posted by: David Cohen at May 11, 2006 4:45 PM


Bingo! The problem is that they're "brilliant conservatives." Intellectuals make terrible conservatives.

Posted by: oj at May 11, 2006 4:48 PM

The al Qaeda takeover of our ports. BTW: How's that Dubai Portworld sale going?

Posted by: oj at May 11, 2006 4:49 PM

Frankly, Salem Communications needs to make Bill Buckley and his fellow NR board members an offer they can't refuse. NR, much like before Salem purchased it, is in dire need of fresh thinking and action.

Posted by: Brad S at May 11, 2006 5:29 PM

Forget about being pro-people or anti--the thing that is most blindingly obvious about someone who thinks the world (or the US) is overcrowded is that he needs to get out more.

Posted by: b at May 11, 2006 5:29 PM

Derbyshire is like a bad parody of the American stereotype of a British Tory.

Posted by: Pepys at May 11, 2006 7:37 PM
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