Read time: 1 minute

A Vote For Sanity: DREAM Act Should Be A No-brainer For Anyone With An Ounce Of Sense And Decency

There were students out today on Capitol Hill, trying to make the final push for the DREAM Act, the cloture vote for which is tomorrow. In a normal political environment, this bill would be a no-brainer. I called the offices of Sen. Jon

Views:

There were students out today on Capitol Hill, trying to make the final push for the DREAM Act, the cloture vote for which is tomorrow. In a normal political environment, this bill would be a no-brainer.

I called the offices of Sen. Jon Tester of Montana, one of the Democratic holdouts who is reportedly planning to vote no, because I still have a lot of family ties back in Montana, including some political ties, and voiced my extreme disappointment at his betrayal. I was told the senator doesn't support "amnesty"; I answered that it's obvious the senator has swallowed the outpouring of lies about the act.

It's also obviously making the nativists nervous -- which is why they're pulling out all the stops. (See the utterly mendacious Mickey Kaus in Newsweek today, regurgitating just about every falsehood about this bill and giving it the patina of mainstream mediahood. And oh yeah -- Mickey's a liberal. Uh huh. Sure. He just never seems to find any liberal position he actually agrees with.

Anyway, keep the phone calls up. Here are the numbers:

D's fence sitting:

Claire McCaskill (MO) 202-224-615
Mary Landrieu (LA) (202) 224-5824
Kay Hagan (NC) 202-224-6342
Mark Pryor (AR) 202-224-6342
Joe Manchin (WV) (202) 224-3954
Kent Conrad (ND) (202) 224-2043

R Leaning yes:

Lisa Murkowski (AK) (202) 224-6665

D's likely voting no, who should feel pain: Tester, Baucus, Nelson

Max Baucus (MT) - (202) 224-2651
Ben Nelson (NE) - (202) 224-6551
Jon Tester (MT) - (202) 224-2644

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $20 for 2020? Please consider a one time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Comments

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.