Monday, October 22, 2012

What Kind of Crazy Liberal Would Vote For The Dream Act

Crossroads GPS, that right-leaning PAC associated with former George W. Bush political director Karl Rove has sent out a mailer blasting Democrat Martin Heinrich for supporting "Amnesty legislation that would give illegal immigrants a free ride ... while New Mexico families are stuck footing the bill."

"Heinrich's vote for President Obama's immigration plan provides a `path for citizenship' for illegal alien," the mailer says.

Tiny footnotes on the mailer indicate that this vote of Heinrich's refers to The Dream Act, which was passed by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, but later stalled in the Senate.

Indeed Heinrich voted for this legislation, which indeed would give the children of illegal immigrants a pathway to citizenship via military service or enrollment in college. He even brags about being a co-sponsor of the bill.

But I think we might have evidence that candidates really don't coordinate with the outside groups trying to help them.

In Sunday night's debate with Republican Heather Wilson, Heinrich asked he if she would have voted for the version of The Dream Act that passed the House.

Wilson answered yes, she would have.

Ask Emily Litella used to say: "Never mind ...."



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