Today I learned something new: Fox News Latino actually exists. I thought Roger Ailes would have bought the domain name so he could put up a page that says “Go Back to Where You Came From”. The story there about the Teanderthal reaction to the House Immigration “Principles” tells us nothing new:
Later, in a statement to conservative news site Breitbart.com, Cruz said: “Anyone pushing an amnesty bill right now should go ahead and put a ‘Harry Reid for Majority Leader’ bumper sticker on their car, because that will be the likely effect if Republicans refuse to listen to the American people and foolishly change the subject from Obamacare to amnesty.”
U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, a Republican from Alabama, also had harsh words for the principles.
“Once again, we have the same recycled talking points—crafted, it would appear, with the help of the same consultants and special interests,” Sessions said in a statement. “Each time, the talking points are followed by legislation that fails to match the promises—legislation that, at bottom, ensures only the amnesty and not the enforcement.”
Immigration reform gets trotted out after every SOTU. By the time the Easter Bunny brings all the little girls and boys baskets full of Easter joy, it’s deader than Andrew Breitbart.
But it is funny to read what Sessions says about the House Immigration “Plan”, which like most of the policy documents released by the Republican leadership, is laughably short and weak. If a bunch of consultants are really drafting these lame, recycled talking points, I’d love to have their three-martini-lunch job.
Update: On the topic of immigration and learning something, Eleanor Clift has not yet been committed to memory care, and her latest column is titled “The Anguish of Alan Simpson, Tragic Hero of Immigration Reform”. If you do read that, let me know if you think that “folksy” is a euphemism for “stupid”. (via)