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“Democrats Strengthen Chances For Senate”

October 22, 2006

“Democrats Strengthen Chances For Senate
Va., Mo. and Tenn. May Tip the Balance”

By Charles Babington and Dan Balz
Washington Post Staff Writers
Sunday, October 22, 2006; Page A01


7 Republican seats are in trouble. 6 of the 7 Republicans in trouble either voted for S. 2611, a path to legalization and welfare for illegal aliens, or voted for the Hutchison Amendment S. Amdt. 4101 for open unlimited guest workers, SAFE. Voting for S. 2611 were Chafee and DeWine. Voting for Hutchison open guest worker were Allen, Burns, and Santorum.

Frist, whose seat is open voted for both. Allen is also a cosponsor of the Skil Bill S. 2691 to vastly increase H1B visas with no cap on those educated in the US in graduate school.

Of the 7 Republican seats in trouble, only 1 seat that of Talent is where Tallent voted against S. 2611 and the Hutchison SAFE open guest worker Amendment 4101. Since the Senate is Republican and voted for S. 2611, however, that has likely hurt Talent as well. Bush being for it also rubs off on Talent.

Republican Senators need to ask, are they loyal to Republican voters? On S. 2611 they were disdainful, and some like McCain don’t hide that they consider Americans bigots when they think this country belongs to them. That is the Senate’s message going into this election, Americans are bigots who don’t own this country and have no right to keep it for themselves and their children forever.

Americans who think this land is theirs and their children’s forever are bigots is the Senate’s message. That’s why they are in trouble to lose the Senate. That is Bush’s message. That is Frist’s message.

That’s the message the Republicans go into the 2006 election on. Allen sends that message with his Skil Bill and H1B rhetoric. The Senate has a deep contempt for Americans intelligence, their hard work, and their feeling that this is their land and their children’s land forever.

Morever, under Bush and the Senate’s policies, it won’t be their land even for another 100 or 200 years. 100 cars a day are burned in France. England and Europe are turning into zones that are on the verge of civil war. The London Times has admitted they have an enemy within. The Republicans don’t care about Americans job, physical or speech security. In fact, they act to suppress all 3.

The response to 9-11 was to praise what attacked us and to speak with contempt of Americans who wanted to stop immigration. Bush said another attack was a certainty, and kept the immigration coming to make it one. WTC 93 and WTC 01 and Pentagon 01 were all done by immigrants. Bush is bringing 15,000 Saudi males here.

15 Saudi males killed 3000 Americans on 9-11. That’s an attitude of contempt for Americans and a desire to get rid of them. Don’t the Senators think the people notice it? They think because they have harmed the people so much, the people are sheeple whom they can tell any lie and get away with. That’s their 2006 platform.

George Allen thinks he can use symbols like the Confederate Flag to tell his base he is for them, while at the same time he undermines their job, physical and speech security with his Skil Bill and H1B. He showed that he thinks he can use some symbols to fool his base into thinking that he is for them, and in the fine print like the Hutchison Amendment he allows an unlimited number of guest workers. He knows that S. 2611 will pass and votes with the amendments to make it worse and then pretends to be against it at final passage when he knows it will pass anyhow.

Bush and McCain don’t even use that much misdirection to hide their complete contempt for Americans as bigots to be gotten rid of. Young adults need a 25 year window of job security to form and keep stable marriages and have large families. Bush and McCain think that makes them bigots and imply it to their face and say it openly behind their backs.

That’s the Senate’s message, young adults in America who want large families and stable marriages are bigots and the Senate will make them childless thralls too afraid to speak up. That’s the Senate’s vision for America. Allen called UVA engineering student Sidarth a name that really symbolizes his contemp for his base as much as Sidarth. It was his base that Allen had contempt for. Allen was saying, I can call this guy a name, and my base is too stupid to realize I am betraying them on the fine print like Hutchison amendment or the Skil Bill. Americans are thralls is what Allen was saying and will eat up this rhetoric while I take away their chance to have stable jobs, marriages and families.

—Allen’s Commonwealth Biotechnologies Options
quote party in control right now only looks at thier own bank account and just dont care about ours. end quote thebaizes | Oct 22, 2006 12:53:17 PM. Completely right.

George Allen has options on 15,000 shares in out of the money options in Commonwealth Biotechnologies. They have a strike of 7.50 and the stock is about 2 to 3 dollars. If they go deep in the money, e.g. 27.50, they are worth up to several hundred thousand dollars. Allen was on the board and knows that the business plan depends on H1B workers at low wages.

Allen knows he doesn’t get this money unless he keeps H1B workers going to Commonwealth Biotechnologies. Allen concealed this in his disclosure statements in 2005 and 2006. In the spring of 2006 is when Allen cosponsored the Skil Bill S. 2691 to vastly increase H1B and thus profit this company whose business plan he has read when he was on the board and knows it needs these H1B workers to make his options pay off through leverage.

This is why Allen called Sidarth Macaca in front of his base supporters in SW Virginia. Allen knew he had to send a message to his base he was with them to keep himself in office so he could come through with the H1B workers that Commonwealth Biotechnologies needs to make Allen’s options pay off.

(Note that there was a misunderstanding of Allen’s option holdings in an earlier verion of this article and posted at WaPo based on a misunderstanding of reports of Allen’s options.)

Allen’s disclosure statements are here.
OldAtlantic | Oct 22, 2006 1:39:31 PM
–Correction posted at WaPo Comments
Allen stands to gain a smaller sum than conjectured earlier from his current option holdings.  Allen only has options on 15,000 shares of CBI today.  The 1.1 million references other options he held as well in the past.  So Allen’s potential gain from his current option holdings is more like 150,000 dollars if the share price went from 2 dollars
to say 17.50 since the strike price is 7.50.  Allen was given these options in the past and may get more in the future from high tech companies that are benefiting from his Skil Bill and H1B.  So the principle of Allen’s past and future option gains coming from his Skil Bill and H1B as a return favor is valid.  More discussion on this at Old Atlantic Lighthouse

Voted for final passage of S. 2611, legalization and amnesty

Chafee, Lincoln D. RI

DeWine, Mike, Ohio

Frist, Tennessee

Voted for Hutchison Amendment for SAFE

Allen, George VA

Burns, Conrad MT

Frist open seat Tennessee
Santorum, Rick PA

Hutchison Amendment

U.S. Senate Roll Call Votes 109th Congress – 2nd Session

as compiled through Senate LIS by the Senate Bill Clerk under the direction of the Secretary of the Senate

Vote Summary

Question: On the Amendment (Hutchison Amdt. No. 4101 )
Vote Number: 148 Vote Date: May 24, 2006, 06:09 PM
Required For Majority: 1/2 Vote Result: Amendment Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 4101 to S. 2611 (Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 )
Statement of Purpose: To enhance border security by creating a pilot SAFE Visa Program to grant visas to authorized nationals of a NAFTA or CAFTA-DR country who receive employment offers in job areas in the United States that have been certified by the Secretary of Labor as having a shortage of workers.
Vote Counts: YEAs 31
  NAYs 67
  Not Voting 2

Grouped By Vote Position

YEAs —31
NAYs —67
Not Voting – 2
Alexander (R-TN)
Allard (R-CO)
Allen (R-VA)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Burns (R-MT)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Coleman (R-MN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Dole (R-NC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Frist (R-TN)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Hutchison (R-TX)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Johnson (D-SD)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lott (R-MS)
McConnell (R-KY)
Roberts (R-KS)
Santorum (R-PA)
Sessions (R-AL)
Sununu (R-NH)
Thomas (R-WY)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA

S 2611 Home Page

ABI Grades

Allen B

Burns B

Chafee F

DeWine D

Frist D

Santorum A-

Talent A

Burns, Chafee, DeWine and Santorum are doing the worst. Thus all the D and F grades of the 7 are doing badly. Note that some of the candidates may have been doing badly and then decided to try to improve their anti-immigration voting record to appeal to the Republican base.

Skil Bill info

Law firm Simmons & Ungar website

Hammond Law Group


Senate cosponors

George Allen (R-VA), Wayne Allard (R-CO), Robert Bennett (R-UT), Michael Enzi (R-WY), and Trent Lott (R-MS). from American Chronicle.
House cosponsors of Skil Bill are

The co-sponsors of the SKIL Bill are Representatives John Campbell (R-CA), K. Michael Conaway (R-TX), John T. Doolittle (R-CA), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), Michael McCaul (R-TX), Mike Pence (R-IN), John M. Shimkus (R-IL), and Todd Tiahrt (R-KS). from EIA.
This article is opinion, hypotheses, or speculation. All other disclaimers apply.

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