DADT Versus DREAM

December 9, 2010
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Harry Reid brought up DADT for a vote, knowing that it would fail. But he postponed a vote on the DREAM Act, while calling for votes on DADT and just about everything else he could think of. What gives?

Explanation 1: Reid secretly wants the DREAM Act to fail, and he’s trying to run out the clock on it. There’s a precedent that gives this theory credibility… And, just as before, he can kill the amnesty while blaming Republicans.

Explanation 2: Reid is hoping to not bring the DREAM Act up for a vote this year, in order to spare anxious Democrat senators the discomfort of having to vote on it. He’s delaying in the hope that it’ll be too late.

Giving this theory credibility: Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), perhaps the most pro-illegal-alien senator, voted not to postpone the DREAM Act vote. He was one of just four Democrats – Feingold (WI), Merkley (OR) and Pryor (AR) being the others – to vote that way. Maybe he knows that postponing the DREAM = Killing the DREAM.

Explanation 3: Reid wants to give the DREAM Act the best possible chance of passing. So he wants to bring it up after the tax-cut-deal debate, so Republicans can’t use that excuse to defer action on it. If you buy this theory, you’re so young and idealistic that you’d qualify for the DREAM Act if you were an illegal alien!

6 Responses to DADT Versus DREAM

  1. Jay on December 9, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahaha!

    “It was just expressing frustration from a very frustrated Member.” — Rep.Shelley Berkley (D-NV), [characterizing] the remarks of a fellow Democratic lawmaker who said ” Fuck the president ” during a Caucus meeting concerning the tax Compromise.

    They’re melting right before our eyes…

  2. phineas gage on December 9, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    How long before the name leaks?

    You can’t keep that sort of thing secret.

    Place your bets. I’m going with Pete Stark.

  3. rightwingyahoo on December 9, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    We won’t be safe from these vermin until they adjourn, and Reid can keep them in session every day until the new congress is seated, right?

  4. ATTILA on December 9, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Barney fwank methinks~~and he means it.~~~literally

  5. ATTILA on December 9, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    We won’t be safe from these vermin until they adjourn, and Reid can keep them in session every day until the new congress is seated, right

    RWY

    He could, but that would piss off enough of his own troops that they would just leave anyway.

  6. Arizona CJ on December 9, 2010 at 6:43 pm

    Could someone explain to me why explanation 3: “Reid wants to give the DREAM Act the best possible chance of passing. So he wants to bring it up after the tax-cut-deal debate, so Republicans can’t use that excuse to defer action on it. If you buy this theory, you’re so young and idealistic that you’d qualify for the DREAM Act if you were an illegal alien!”

    Is that not the most likely scenario? I bitterly oppose the dream (nightmare!) act, so I’m certainly not some idealist grasping at straws, but I can’t see any reason why putting it to a vote later doesn’t improve its chances.

    I hope I’m wrong… I just want to see that damn thing dead, but I’ll start breathing again around Jan 3rd, not until. Until then, IMHO there’s a risk. We’re up against people who like to play dirty, and we dare not forget it.

    As an aside: has Landaeu (the defeated Alabama senator) gone home already? She appears to be absent. If so, that makes Ried’s road to 60 even harder.

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