DREAM Act vote 216 – 198: Rewarding criminality

Here are the eight defecting House Republicans, along with their congressional status, who voted for the DREAM Act:

The 8 illegal alien bailout Republicans are:

Joe Cao (defeated in general election)
Mike Castle (defeated in primary)
Lincoln Diaz-Balart (retiring)
Mario Diaz-Balart
Charles Djou (defeated in general election)
Vern Ehlers (retiring)
Bob Inglis (defeated in primary)
Ileana Ros-Lehtinen

Michelle Malkin directs readers to AllahPundit over at HOT AIR, who also provides a great summation on DREAM Act devotee and BF of Arizona’s own moderate cloaked in conservative clothes — when he wears them:  Jeff Flake.

Assuming DREAM crashes and burns, can we expect an angry presser from Luis “My only loyalty is to the immigrant community“ Gutierrez? Remember, he vowed last week that DREAM’s failure would be the last straw, forcing him to fulfill his destiny as a hybrid of Gandhi, Jesus, and Luke Skywalker and lead a protest movement aimed at pressuring Democrats into being even bigger amnesty shills than they already are.

Here are the total final vote results for roll call 625.

The Arizona delegation cast their votes this way:

CD1: Ann Kirkpatrick weaseled out and didn’t vote

CD2: Trent Franks          NO

CD3: John Shadegg        NO

CD4: Ed Pastor                YES

CD5: Harry Mitchell        YES

CD6: Jeff Flake                 NO (Bill doesn’t go far enough for him.)

CD7: Raul Grijalva           YES

CD8: Gabrielle Giffords   YES

The Senate is expected to vote today on whether to advance similar legislation in that chamber. The question remains whether Democrats can muster the 60 votes needed to advance it past Republican opposition and resistance of some of their own members

10 Responses to DREAM Act vote 216 – 198: Rewarding criminality

  1. Doc says:

    Apparently, phone calls go unheeded. AGAIN, our elected officials decide to ignore their employers.

    …nuff sed…

  2. Ellsworth says:

    Thanks for reminding us that Flake remains as flaky as ever. The “temporary worker” program he supports is nothing more than the guest worker program that Americans and Arizonans deplore and certainly don’t need. Why would we import Mexican workers when the jobless rate among our own citizens continues to spiral and home foreclosures are still occurring at breakneck speed? Flake needs to go back to his desert island and pose for some more photos for his own camera. What a disconnected to his constituents and egotistical jerk!

  3. Ricky Lujan says:

    You can bet McStain is working feverishly to get this amnesty passed today. I believe open borders congressmen Flake and Shadegg only voted No for political cover Harry Mitchell style. They knew House Democrats could be counted on to pass it.

  4. Maggie says:

    Let’s just call this what it is: A fabulous reward for breaking and entering our homeland. Would you want criminals breaking into your home to be given such a legal gift instead of suffering any consequences for their actions and being penalized? How does this discourage lawlessness?

  5. paul marchant says:

    give credit where it is due. We can only hope that Flake has realized that McCain’s philosophies have failed both of them as well as the American People. It appears McCain himself may have had a Capernican shift thanks to JD! We will find out today. Regarding Flake, so far he has tacked to the right. Read this quote from earlier in the week regarding his new position, “We’re going to make some very deep cuts in very popular programs,” said Flake, “and that will be difficult unless we’ve done groundwork to explain why.” I was one of his toughest critics but if he can come back to his roots, I say welcome!

  6. TeaPartyPatriot says:

    Some math:

    216 voted for AMNESTY
    Repubs gained 63 seats on Nov 2010

    => 216-63 = 153 MUST BE DEFEATED AND REPLACED in Nov 2012.

  7. catsclaw says:

    Mike Castle, Republican from Delaware, remember how the establishment of the party cried about his defeat at the hands of Christine O’Donnell. Even though she did not win, with this vote I hardly see his loss as anything to cry about.

  8. sam retort says:

    I do not believe for one minute either Flake or McNut changed their stance on anything. We keep destroying ourselves from within by reelecting the same old RINO’s. I can not scream loud enough, “You Damn Fools”. So far I have one ray of hope in the statement the Kyl can speak out of both sides of his mouth. Jon Kyl got reelected on the one statement, “I will not vote for Amnesty”, so he voted for “Comprehensive Immigration reform” Lets see if he has 25 million to beat the Tea Party, or let another Jim Deakin get in and spoil the election.

    • Viramontes says:


      I’m not sure I follow the logic in your name calling, how is Flake a RINO? (There is no question about McCain, the writing is on the wall)