Thanks to today’s vote, the Immigration Deform Bill is pretty much dead in the Senate.
The massive uprising of ticked-off American voices (which shut down the Senate switchboard today) directed at many formerly cushy and comfortable, heretofore untouchable and pristine, self-perceived monarchs in the Senate left a mark, and some of them are pissed! Ted Kennedy, one of the sponsors of the bill, is just one example. After the vote, Ted’s cheeks were so red that they almost matched his nose.
But is Teddy angry because of the defeat of what he thinks is a good idea, or does it go deeper? My personal belief is that the curtain has been pulled back on the wizard, and there’s no closing it now.
Millions of Americans were angry that a collection of geezers, slimeballs, back-alley deal makers, weasels, wimps and “all of the above” were agreeing to sell out the country to cover their dereliction of duty in protecting the borders. The reason the problem exists is precisely because of people like Ted Kennedy, and now Ted’s aware that millions of people know it.
Kennedy might also be aware that Joe Sixpack is wondering what other problems are perpetuated by those politicians who, when the time comes to settle up for the disaster they have caused, will suddenly attempt to champion the “fix” for the problem. I can only quote Albert Einstein: “You can’t solve a problem with the same mind that created it.” You shouldn’t try to drive across a bridge with that mind, either.
Nice try Senator, but the jig is up and the curtain is pulled.