September 17, 2008

WHILE THE LEFT'S OPPOSITION TO IMMIGRATION...:

No friend to Latinos on immigration (RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR., September 17, 2008, San Diego Union Tribune)

As they recall the failure of immigration reform in Congress, Democrats want to come off as the good guys.

This means burying the fact that their patrons in organized labor instructed them to kill any compromise that included guest workers – a concept AFL-CIO President John Sweeney termed “a bad idea (that) harms all workers.” [...]

It was smart but cynical politics. Led by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Democrats were able to please the unions and deny a Republican president a huge legislative victory, all the while making it look as if the opposing party was to blame for the debacle.

Luckily, some members of the media kept their eye on the ball and put the blame where it belonged: on Reid and the Democrats. The Washington Post's David Broder, in a column published in June 2007, blasted Reid for going “out of his way to rewrite (the immigration bill) to meet the demands of organized labor.”


...is easily explained by the fact that we're importing Christianist breeders who reduce the power of Big Labor, there's sadly only one reason that explains the far Right's opposition.

Posted by Orrin Judd at September 17, 2008 7:50 AM
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