Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Where the Blame Lies

Every so often, we hear from certain media pundits on how certain politicians truly "support immigration reform". Yet when push comes to shove, we always hear excuses from them as they try to deflect blame onto someone else. What a definition of "support".

Yet unlike those politicians who try to have it both ways on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) (cough- Joe Heck -cough), Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Fierce) is truly all in for reform. He doesn't just talk the talk. He also makes sure to walk the walk.

He proved his commitment to CIR again yesterday when he stood outside The Capitol to speak to CIR advocates who were about to deliver a petition to House Speaker John Boehner (R-"Liquid Courage") demanding a floor vote for CIR.

While Republicans keep debating each other on immigration, CIR is languishing in the lower House of Congress. G-O-TEA "leaders" there promised "principles for immigration reform", but instead delivered more flip-flops full of tired excuses. And now, they have nothing to show for all their lofty rhetoric.

Yet as G-O-TEA politicians keep debating each other on the politics and the rhetoric of reform, millions of American families are suffering the consequences of (the lower House of) Congress' failure to act on CIR. Families are being torn apart. Communities are being drained. And local authorities are left to try to fill the void caused by Congress' failure to pass CIR.

So we can't blame Rep. Horsford for losing whatever respect he had left for his House's G-O-TEA "leadership". And we can't blame activists who have lost faith in that very "leadership's" ability to lead. We do, however, blame those shifty politicians who keep trying to have it both ways while ultimately producing nothing. That's where the blame properly lies.

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