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!