Senator Dianne Feinstein Disses Free Speech
Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat, who is a co-author of the Amnesty bill, said talk show hosts were partly responsible for derailing it.
“I’ve listened to talk show hosts drumming up the opposition by using this word amnesty over and over and over again,” Mrs. Feinstein said. In 15 years in the Senate, she added, “I’ve never received more hate or more racist phone calls and threats.”
If Dianne Feinstein was really listening she would have heard how angry and upset the citizens were about S1348. Numbers don’t lie — the telephone calls, the emails and the faxes coming into to the Senators offices were 20 – 1 against the bill.
Once again we see the arrogance of the United States Senate — detached from the real world and the will of the people. These elitists think that they know better than the voter. Just read the crap and the double meanings they put into their “grand bargain”.
Now they are in the blame game mode. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, was critical of Republicans today. “The White House has so far failed to rally Senate Republicans behind tough, fair and practical immigration reform,” he said, vowing to bring the ball back to the floor “as soon as enough Republicans are ready to join us in moving forward on a bill to fix our broken immigration system.”
The reality is that 38 Republicans and 12 Democrats heard their constituents and did the right thing to kill this bill for the time being.
The only people Feinstein can blame for the Amnesty Bill’s failure is herself and her cronies — not the good citizens of the United States.
Posted: 1545PT 06/08/07