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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

eddie again Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 3:22 PM
you want to judge how politically unsophisticated the conservatives are in this country? just evaluate why they do not even realize that obama has handed them marketing gift with his position on illegal aliens. the conservatives failure to label obama's proposal as nothing more than a paean to the very richest americans would be laughable if it did not so vividly demonstrate their inability to damage the progressives' agenda for america's future. it would be so simple to point out how obama's proposal is nothing more than an attempt, most likely commanded by the richest among us, to enshrine cheap labor as an american value. it is obvious that it is the richest americans who stand to gain the most from obama's proposal. t

The end of the first week of the debate over immigration reform proved that it is the roller derby of public policy debates for Republicans and Democrats alike.

Louisiana Senator David Vitter was the first to provide a face plant and skid over the rails. The blowback directed at Vitter for mocking Marco Rubio was intense, and the penalty box includes a copy of An American Son for reading. “Naïve” about immigration doesn’t work well with the son of immigrants.

More seriously, Senator Schumer may have declared immigration reform over before it began...