Since "Shazam Plan" Plunked, Dems Go Back to Bogus Attacks
On Wednesday the Democrats came out with their “Shazam Plan”!
* We will find Osama Bin Laden! Shazam!
* We will fund the military again! Shazam!
* We will be independent from Mideast oil without drilling anywhere! Shazam!
* We will add more spies after we cut intelligence for years! Shazam!
* More Special Forces, No Problem!… Shazam!
* You want mean and tough? Shazam!… * Cynthia McKinney *
Since the “Shazam Plan” (some choose to call it the Steel Gazelle) plunked for the Dems for good reason… Howard Dean was back in the news with the usual democratic bogus attacks today. Here is what the Voice of the Democratic Party had to say today while at a speaking engagement in LA:
The 2004 Democratic presidential candidate sought to tie Bush to a much tougher House bill that would tighten borders and make it a crime to be in the United States illegally or to offer aid to illegal immigrants. Bush does not back the House bill.
“This is a nonsensical proposal put out by far right-wingers in the Republican Party who have been endorsed for re-election by the president of the United States,” Dean said. “The president has a moral obligation to rein in the right-wing extremists in his party and stop this divisive rhetoric about immigrants.”
Dean devoted much of his short speech here to the immigration debate, which has taken center stage in Washington this election year and touched off mass demonstrations elsewhere.
How sad to see this meanspirited Head of the Democratic Party spread such pathetic lies like that to his audience.
First of all, as the article says in the same paragraph where Dean attacks the president, “Bush does not back the House bill.”
And, then Dean goes to blame the “right-wingers” for putting out legislation that would “make it a crime to be in the United States illegally or to offer aid to illegal immigrants.” Sorry, Howard, it was the Democrats that voted to make it a felony to assist illegal immigrants!
This article published earlier this week from the San Francisco Chronicle explained how the democrats voted to keep the felony language in the bill:
A bill passed by the House would make it a felony for illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. Jeff Lungren of the House Judiciary Committee explained that, while it is a crime to cross the border illegally, staying here after sneaking in or after your visa expires has been only a civil offense. The House wanted to make it an actual crime.
When members of Congress complained that a felony was too harsh, House Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner put forward an amendment in December to reduce the proposed penalty to a misdemeanor.
This shows what a setup the felony issue was: Only eight Dems voted to reduce the penalty, and the amendment failed by a 257-164 vote. U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-San Jose, announced that she opposed the misdemeanor amendment because: “In one stroke, it would subject the entire undocumented population, estimated by some to be 11 million people, to criminal liability.” So the Dems stuck with the felony language.
Democrats are the ones out there right now blasting House bill HR 4437 for its felony language, but they are the ones who voted to keep the felony language in the bill!
(Roll Call 655)
Expect more of these attacks from the democrats. It’s not like the mainstream media is going to correct them or anything.
It’s really sad to witness how low this Democratic Party has gone.