But of course. The Democrats’ 2012 sucker play is up and running.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduced the DREAM Act in the Senate on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after President Obama called on Congress to take steps forward on a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would put the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants on a pathway toward citizenship.
The DREAM Act is only one piece of the immigration puzzle, but it caters to a group of undocumented immigrants who are considered the most sympathetic: it provides a route to citizenship for current college students and military enlistees who were brought to the U.S. as dependent children, through no fault of their own.
Reid knows this won’t pass. It’s all about playing Hispanic activist groups and voters for suckers, like Lucy putting the football before Charlie Brown before swiping it away at the last minute to let him fall on his rump. It won’t pass, they know it won’t pass, but they can put it forward, tell the activists “We tried, but those horrible Republicans hate you and blocked us. Now vote Democrat!”
I wonder if Reid plans to mimic the Texas Democrats and fill the capitol with illegal aliens to testify for the bill.