In the end, the underdogs crushed the Bush Amnesty, and in the process, came of age as a true power player on the national political scene. In the end, the underdogs crushed the Bush Amnesty, and in the process, came of age as a true power player on the national political scene. Of course many contributed: Conservative think tanks generated reports and analysis, and the righty talkers mobilized their millions of listeners. But in the middle was something new: the Blogosphere, which reacted to every Bush attempt with speed and ferocity never seen before in American politics. The bill was subjected to a merciless spotlight within hours of its release, so merciless that it became impossible for Senators to follow their usual procedure and vote for it sight unseen.
From the Daily Pundit (Dailypundit.com)
21 years ago, Democratic Senator Ted Kennedy promised that the 1986 amnesty bill would solve everything -- that once we took care of 3 million illegal aliens, we would defend our border. What happened? George W. Bush is what happened. On his watch, border patrols fell and illegal aliens grew. Never mind that most of the 19 hijackers on 9/11 were illegal aliens, Bush had cut a deal with Mexican President Vicente Fox to look …