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The Beginning of the Beginning of the Immigration Debate

rreid Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 12:06 PM
How can any sane person still believe in, and vote for, those who say raise taxes and I promise to cut spending later. Or give amnesty to illegals and I promise border control later. Invest with me and I promise a 20% return. Help me collect from the Liberian govt. and I'll make you rich! These are all obvious schemes perpitrated by expert liars and thieves! But they never go away because of those who live in some kind of a bubble!

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...