And, by the end of the night, Reid had presumably bought enough votes to pass his anti-gun immigration amnesty bill.
Things haven’t changed a bit from ObamaCare. Same secret room. Same procession of supplicants. Same massive secret bill, revealed at the very same moment Reid filed his motion to cut off debate. Same morally challenged senators who were more than willing to have their votes bought.
Either later today or tomorrow morning, the Senate will vote on whether to cut off all debate on the massive amendment which didn’t exist until Friday morning.
There are two things to remember: The liberal (and demonstrably partisan) Congressional Budget Office looked at the long fences, copious border agents, and Orwellian E-Verify in the base bill — and decided it would have little impact on illegal immigration, reducing it by only 25%. This, in exchange for 8,000,000 new, largely anti-gun voters.
If Hoeven, Corker, and Schumer claim that their “super-secret probation” amendment (fences, agents, e-verify) will have any more of an impact, let’s get a CBO estimate of that.
Second, the one thing Schumer has consistently refused to do is to condition his 8,000,000 new Democratic voters on the statistically demonstrable success of border security. What does that tell you?
It says this bill is more about turning this country blue than it is about securing the border.