Friday, November 26, 2010

Americans and DREAM

There are a number of issues I come back to over and over again.  One of them is that Americans do not care as much about immigration as politicians and the media claim (also discussed in my forthcoming at any second book, Irresistible Forces).  Right now the DREAM Act is being debated, and through CNN we have this nugget from a Gallup poll:

Similarly, the country is less concerned with Congress acting on the DREAM Act, which would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants living in the U.S. who were brought to the country as children. Thirty-eight percent say it is not too/not at all important.

Immigration restrictionism is not as popular as it appears, or at least it does not rile people up quite as much as portrayed.  That increases--albeit minimally--the chances of passage.


Defensores de Democracia 6:54 AM  

DREAM ACT will probably approved in the second term of Obama ( if he gets one )

According to Nate Silver ( most famous pollster ) President Obama is not politically dead and may be reelected

See Nate's opinions on the Yale University Econometric and Mathematical Statistical Study of the Future of Obama ( optimistic ).

Obama even leads all other republicans in Virginia ( Quintessential Swing State )

New Book : "Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency Is Impossible, for Now" : Obama cuts deals, grabs half the loaf - Obama seasoned Beltway wheeler-dealer - Obama Chicago Pol learned early that "sometimes you can't get the whole hog, so you take the ham sandwich"
Obama is not an idiot but a consumate Chicago Pol - The fast change that Liberals and Democrats want is impossible, but relax, there is some shrewdness in Obama.

A book called "Kabuki Democracy" is going to be published soon by author Eric Alterman with these ideas more polished and advanced.

The Nation
Kabuki Democracy: Why a Progressive Presidency Is Impossible, for Now :
Eric Alterman
July 7, 2010,0

Vicente Duque

Defensores de Democracia 6:56 AM  

Harry Reid is not only a Wonderful Human Being but also a shrewd politician and the DREAM act may not sink him but make him stronger for the Future :

British Guardian Newspaper
Harry Reid's Dream scenario
The Nevada senator owes a debt to Latino voters, but pushing immigration reform is a high-risk strategy for the Democrats
November 23, 2010

By Stewart J Lawrence
Stewart J Lawrence is a Washington, DC-based public policy analyst and writes frequently on immigration and Latino affairs. He is also founder and managing director of Puentes & Associates, Inc., a bilingual survey research and communications firm

Harry Reid's Dream scenario

Youth, Minorities, Demography and Politics :

Vicente Duque

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