Sen. David Vitter finding ‘lots of amnesty’ in Gang of 8’s immigration bill

Louisiana Sen. David Vitter is taking the unusual step of finding out what’s in the Gang of 8’s 800-page immigration bill before voting on it. Better yet, he’s tweeting each #Gof8Fact as he comes across it, and he’s not liking what he sees.

No, it’s not a taxpayer-funded cell phone for illegal immigrants. The Atlantic Wire debunked that notion in great detail, noting that the phones are for border residents who might not have them otherwise. Why would they need phones? Elspeth Reeve explains:

It’s inspired by the 2010 death of Robert Krentz, a 58-year-old rancher from a well-known Arizona family, who was shot to death. Footprints at the scene traced to the Mexican border. His last words were reportedly “illegal and hurt.”

OK, then. U.S. citizens will be eligible for taxpayer-funded phones to call for help, while the secretary of homeland security has six months to submit a “Southern Border Fencing Strategy.” What else?

Only 700 pages to go! We’re not sure if Sen. Harry Reid has read all 800-plus pages, but he likes what he sees in the YouTube video.

OMG! Sen. Bob Menendez declares the Gang of 8’s bill “the best Dream Act ever!”

Will the GOP stand strong?

  • Steve_J

    Does the bill let lots and lots of underage girls in the coutnry? Is that why Menendez is so gung-ho for the bill?

    • angeleyez

      Didn’t Pittsburg’s Chilly Billy Cardilly recommend
      a head shot at the end of the original ?
      ▲ YES
      ▼ NO

  • LinTaylor

    Ah, the Pelosi Plan: make a bill so long and convoluted that nobody could ever read it all, then make up whatever provisions you want and defend yourself by saying “It’s all there, you just didn’t read it”. Also known as Calvinball Governance.

  • Stooie

    Isn’t it time for us to retire Don Quioxte (McCain) and Sancho Panza (Graham). . . .

  • camnpat

    “On pg 86 #Gangof8 bill creates a national ID card for illegals. Allows illegal immigrants to come and go as they please.”

    But they won’t be required to present that ID to vote….

  • CO2 Producer

    What?! They want to build WHAT?!!1! Hey, La Raza, ACLU, environmentalists—you hear what they wanna do? They wanna spend $1.5 billion on a border fence! Sic ’em, boys, sic…uh, hey, where’d you all go?

  • blueniner

    Keep up the good work Senator Vitter, Marco “Aminista” is trying to pull the wool over the American people, Roobio is on his “Aminista” tour today.

  • muckraker

    Flake and Rubio are being played by the real gang of 6 progressives.

    • OneThinDime

      They are not being played, they willingly jumped into the amnesty with their Sr. Senators. Rubio is a racist plain and simple.

  • ToyZebra

    Exactly why nobody trusts this bill or the people behind it.

  • LMW51

    He’s probably the only one to read it if recent history is any indication

    • OneThinDime

      You might follow Session and Grassley, so have they.

  • liberalssuck

    I really liked Marc RUbio, however now I see him as another politician!!

  • Rulz

    Frankly, I’m all FOR Marco Rubio’s bill.


    Because apparently, millions of GOPers sat at home and cost the election for Romney.

    Or they voted for Gary Johnson or Vigil Goode knowing they didn’t have any chance at all!

    And how about that home-grown Midwest—lighting up the big blue for the Left Coast and northeast.

    I sure hope you’re enjoying all your new taxes for people who just assume sneer at your Church and stomp on your flag!

    So yeah, don’t really blame the GOP for going after Hispanics.

    And as Jewish and non-conservative African-American minorities who might suffer from this or like good ol’ democrats are intolerant of people who are different actually and really living next to you, psh, should have thought of that before voting on the basis of race, guilt, family tradition and appearance. Same goes for Rust Belt unions.

    And you can’t blame this one on independents. We gave Mitt a nine-point edge and he still lost. :)