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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

KYoung43 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 11:44 AM
I wonder how many others out there in talking head land would agree about the "face planting" and the "breakdown" of this bipartisan effort. We on the right know Schumer is an idiot but his constituents keep sending him back to the Senate, so they apparently either agree with him or think he's a harmless twit and is doing no damage. I fell for the Hugh Hewitt assessment of the presidential polls ("I know EVERYTHING about polls," he said once in a warning to callers NOT to call about poll results) and look how much he really knew.

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...