Monday, April 03, 2006

Why Oh Why Are We Represented By These Clowns?

Steve Soto at The Left Coaster explains what the Democratic Congressional Leadership would be doing if they weren't utterly, totally incompetent.
Democrats now have a chance to turn the tables on the GOP, and do serious damage to Republicans for the midterm elections. Bill Frist and James Sensenbrenner say that the top priority for any immigration reform is to deal with the millions of illegals here now, before we do anything about a new guest worker program or talk about earned citizenship. House GOP conservatives go even further, saying that before anything is done on immigration, America should immediately deport the 11-12 million illegal immigrants, even though the Department of Homeland Security says this would be nearly impossible.

Fine. Two can play that game. In the spirit of what Frist and Hastert have done to Reid and Pelosi previously, Democrats should force a straight up-or-down vote by Republicans on a simple deportation measure. Make the GOP vote on this issue for its base, in full view of the Catholic Church and Hispanic voters in time for the midterm elections. Let’s see if the GOP has the courage of its alleged convictions.

Click through and read the whole argument. He's absolutely correct— leaving me to wonder why Democrats are so slow-witted that they still haven't figured out how to play this game.

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