Lucy With The Football?

23 Jan

They have earned our scepticism through years of obstruction and obfuscation. Their total lack of any empathy for anyone not filling their campaign coffers should make this “promise” no more credible than any of their previous lies when it comes to immigration reform.

Mike the Mad Biologist

Assuming nothing goes (or has gone) off the rails by the time you read this, the government shutdown has ended with an agreement for a three week continuing resolution and a promise by Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. To the extent there was a deal done, the child health insurance program, CHIP, was extended for six years (something Republicans claimed they wanted done anyway).

The best case scenario is that a good immigration bill is passed in the Senate that deals with the Dreamers and Temporary Protected Status immigrants (TPS) humanely. It then goes to the House where Ryan and the Freedom Caucus (band name!) are forced to either pass the bill and piss off the white nationalist wing of the Republican Party or shutdown the government.

But there’s a problem: Sen. Mitch McConnell has to be an honest player here. I have doubts (boldface mine):

As I write…

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2 Responses to “Lucy With The Football?”

  1. Robert A. Vella January 23, 2018 at 8:37 pm #

    I can’t see any way in which Republicans would support an immigration bill unless, of course, it was designed to further restrict immigration.

    Liked by 1 person

    • eugenevdebs3 January 24, 2018 at 2:21 am #

      Without a major protest movement or perhaps following a walloping at the polls in November, I suspect you are right, Robert.

      Liked by 1 person

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