RUSH, RUSH, RUSH! Like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland

…the White HOUSE wants to shove through another half baked proposal with no general in-put in hopes of a big Obama win.

White House encourages Democrats to rush immigration bill through Congress

President Obama believes that the expected bipartisan immigration reform proposal should not receive extended scrutiny by lawmakers in committee, according to his spokesman, who said that immigration debates in past year should suffice.

“[A]s veterans of the Senate know, this issue has been under consideration at very serious levels periodically for a long time now,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said during the gaggle today. “There is a great need to act on comprehensive immigration reform and a great opportunity to do it now, as the President has made clear. It has been in the past, and seems to be now, a bipartisan priority. And that is as it should be, in the President’s view.”

Carney was rejecting Rubio’s call for “regular order,” which would entail multiple hearings on the bill and provide senators with greater latitude to offer amendments to the bill.

And why should Carney object to the Senate doing it’s “regular” business?

Because that means deliberations are out in the light of day, open to questioning from all senators and John Q. Public has a clue what’s going on.

Top Dem rejects Rubio’s request for a slower immigration bill process

Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Pat Leahy, D-Vt., brushed off Sen. Marco Rubio’s request that he abandon his plan to rush the gang of eight’s immigration proposal to the Senate floor, promising only to consider scheduling one hearing to review the legislation.

“The Judiciary Committee is capable of swift and thorough action,” Leahy wrote to Rubio today. “As soon as we have comprehensive immigration legislation to review, I will consider scheduling a hearing, in consultation with Senator Grassley, the Ranking Republican on Committee, and Senator Schumer, the Immigration Subcommittee Chair, to examine that proposal.”

Rubio has been working in private with seven other senators to develop a bipartisan immigration bill that could pass through the Democratic Senate and the Republican House. Despite his participation in the negotiations, he practically demanded that Leahy commit a committee process that would allow for a thorough review of the bill.

A rush to legislate, without fully considering all views and input from all senators, would be fatal to the effort of earning the public’s confidence,” Rubio wrote last week, as The Washington Examiner’s Byron York reported.

Earning the public’s CONFIDENCE“!?!?!? Uncomfortable if one’s hoping for an ObamaCare-like triumph. The only “con” in that is attached to “job”.

HELP US, MARCO-BI WAN! You’re our only hope!

You’re the only thing between a fair public hearing or passing the bill to see what’s in it.

2 Responses to “RUSH, RUSH, RUSH! Like the White Rabbit from Alice in Wonderland”

  1. aelfheld says:

    I don’t much care if the Republican party wants to commit suicide, but I d—-d sure object to them helping the Democrats destroy the country while they’re at it.

  2. Kathy Kinsley says:

    You see why I wanted him where he is?? Marco-Bi Wan, indeed. (I wish.)

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