Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Unbeholden to immigration

This Michael Gerson op-ed on immigration may well be a sign of things to come. It blames Barack Obama for being inflexible on immigration. Even more bizarrely, he claims that Democrats are "beholden to Latino voters."

Huh? Causality works the other direction. In recent years Latino voters have gone to the Democratic Party in droves because of the Republican Party's sharply nativist tones. Over and over, Obama has said he wants to pursue immigration reform. Being "beholden" in this case simply means fulfilling promises you made about policy.

But I would expect to hear more of this. Opposing immigration reform can be framed as standing independent: unbeholden if you will. Reform can then be seen as political catering rather than doing what you believe in or doing what's right.

To be fair, Gerson doesn't make that argument. Strangely enough, he actually says that Republicans should try to get beholden too.



1 comments:

Vicente Duque 9:52 AM  

The Party of "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde", One day they are Charles Manson and next day the wake up as Mother Teresa of Calcutta - One day they are the party of "Self-Deportation" and "Arizona is a model for the nation" and next day they are filled with love for "The Other" and "The Otherness"


Ha Ha Ha Ha ! -

The Beauty of Hypocrisy :

Now we have to believe in the four riders of the Apocalypse : Senators Marco Rubio (Fla.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.) and Jeff Flake (Ariz.) - The World is soon going to end and we are going to receive the final judgement, because these four guys are now the best lovers filled with generous charity for Hispanics.

They are finally going to neuter Obama the Antichrist that leads the World to Perdition - And are going to save us from endless defeats in Presidential Contests for the Republican Party.

John McCain said it very clearly : "We have to do Immigration Reform, so that we don't lose more elections".

Ha Ha Ha Ha !

Vicente Duque

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