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  •  Here's the deal: (2+ / 0-)
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    ColoTim, citylights

    1) They just squashed gun safety reform by pushing it off the headlines.
    2) The "secure border" requirement makes immigration reform impossible and they know it.
    3) They will drag this out --debating the security of our borders for months and months and months. Our borders will never be completely secure and they know it.
    4) By ENDORSING this plan out of the gate as Schumer et all have done, we are idiots because it is doomed to fail unless they drop this requirement and they won't. They just want to demagogue the "unsafe" borders.
    5) They get the benefit of appearing to want immigration reform (because the President and Schumer have already praised the whole bipartisan-y mess) without having to reform jackshit.
    6) They will not suffer as a result of it. They don't care about latinos. They care about gerrymandering, and keeping the house. All they need to do is to keep the house to shut down every fucking initiative ever proposed by a Democratic president.

    If you hate government, don't run for office in that government.

    by Bensdad on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 02:54:30 PM PST

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