Wednesday, April 14, 2010

The Daily Flip Flop: Reid Backpedals on Immigration Reform

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), far behind in the polls and facing a steep road to reelection, took to the podium last weekend in order to speak directly to 20% of the electorate of the State of Nevada. The 20% I am referring to is the Hispanic voting block that Reid must capture if he has any chance of keeping his seat in November.

This is what he had to say with approximately 6,000 Hispanic voters in front of him: “We’re going to come back, we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now.”

Yesterday, about 72 hours hours later, after dining at a private luncheon of Democratic Senators, soon to be ex-Senator Reid in full blown backpedal mode stated that: “We won’t get to immigration reform this work period.”

The Russian judge gave that flip flop a 10.

I'm not much for sugar coating, so I'm just going to tell it like it is: Harry Reid, like President Obama, is merely giving lip-service to the issue of comprehensive immigration reform because he needs the Hispanic vote to get reelected.

The reality is that the closer we get to November the likelihood of CIR grows fainter and fainter. Reid and Obama know this. They also know that if they talk the talk, it is very likely that they won't be punished by Hispanic voters for their failure to walk the walk because the GOP is just that bad to immigrants.

Reid's delay of CIR to the last possible moment speaks volumes of his true intention, which is to avoid the issue altogether, and then fall back on the tried and true strategy to pass blame to the GOP so he can save face as the mid-terms draw closer.

We elected these people to meaningfully address comprehensive immigration reform, not lie to our faces and then stab us in the back while we cast our vote in the election booth.

I’m not buying any of it, and neither should you in November.

Send a message to Washington: Reid must Go!

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