[…] my soul felt like our best chance at the DREAM Act was already behind us, that I had already lived through the climax of our success. My brain didn’t want to admit it, but it’s what my heart felt. Democrats had promised everyone and their mother something in the lame-duck session. While I expected a half-hearted attempt at getting the DREAM Act passed, I didn’t feel we’d get a better shot then the one we already had.
Nancy Pelosi announced her support for voting on the DREAM Act in the House, but I still felt this way. Barack Obama announced his support for moving the the DREAM Act, but I still felt this way. It wasn’t until four brave undocumented youth put their lives on the line, yet again, in John McCain’s office that something in my heart began to stir. That evening, everything in my heart changed when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said that he would bring up the DREAM Act as a standalone bill.
Also double ditto on who Kyle lays out on who to target in Congress:
If you’re not sure where to put you’re energy, I would say put everything you have into moving Democrat and Republican Senators who are on the fence. I don’t have to put out confidential lists of those Senators because fortunately, the leader of the nativist noise machine [bigot] Michelle Malkin, is doing much of our whip count for us.
Here’s her latest on wavering Democrats:
SEN. JIM WEBB OF VIRGINIA 202-224-4024; 703-573-7090. Staff says “he hasn’t made a public statement.”
SEN. KENT CONRAD OF NORTH DAKOTA 202-224-2043; 701-258-4648. Staff says “he hasn’t released a statement.” Conrad has voted against the DREAM Act in the past.
SEN. BYRON DORGAN OF NORTH DAKOTA 202 224-2551. He voted against the DREAM Act in the past. Staff says he “hasn’t taken a public position.”
SEN. MARK PRYOR OF ARKANSAS 202-224-2353; 501-324-6336. He voted no on the DREAM Act cloture vote in September. Staff says he is “likely” to vote no again, though he hasn’t made an official public statement yet.
SEN. JON TESTER OF MONTANA 202 224-2644. Staff says he has voted against the DREAM Act in the past and “he will probably vote against any bill that has amnesty in it.”
SEN. MAX BAUCUS OF MONTANA 202-224-2651. He has opposed the DREAM Act in the past and is a “likely no” again in this session.
SEN. CLAIRE MCCASKILL OF MISSOURI 202-224-6154. She opposed the DREAM Act in the past and staff says she has made no statement changing her position otherwise.
SEN. OLYMPIA SNOWE 202-224-5344; 207-874-0883: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement.”
SEN. SUSAN COLLINS 202-224-2523; 207-945-0417: Staff says she “hasn’t released a public statement.”
SEN. LISA MURKOWSKI 202-224-6665; 907-271-3735: Staff says she’s “still reviewing the bill.”
SEN. SAM BROWNBACK 202-224-6521; 785-233-2503 Staff says he “hasn’t had a chance to look at it” and remains non-committal.
SEN. KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON 202-224-5922; 214-361-3500: Staff says she “hasn’t released a statement,” but will probably do so later today.
SEN. GEORGE LEMIEUX 202-224-3041; 904-398-8586: Recorded message informs callers that he’s “in a meeting.” He has yet to publicly state his position as open-borders extremists step up pressure.
If you’ve got any gas left in your tank, do everything in your power to move the above Senators.