Taughannock Falls

Taughannock Falls
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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Deny reality, avoid the real issue

Listen to Bill Kristol defend Republican obstruction of the Dream Act:

Kristol knows he doesn't want to have to argue the merits of the Act, or indeed, even allow a full description of the Act's provisions. So, instead, he tries to make a procedural argument that Republicans weren't given an opportunity in recent months to pick the bill apart and delay it coming to a vote. The truth is that all of the language of the Act grew out of hundreds of hours of hearings and testimony, and extensive debate and amendments since 2001. In fact, the Act is fairly modest precisely because it includes only provisions that have repeatedly drawn bipartisan support over the last nine years. President Obama and Harry Reid have no need to make the GOP look bad in the eyes of Hispanics. The GOP's recent resort to demonizing Hispanics, as a ploy to turn out the bigot voters, was enough to do that by itself.

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