By Marc Campos

“Spineless” Dems

There are a whole lot of people in the U.S. of A. that are smarter than Commentary, but you won’t find them in the Congressional Dem Leadership. A big reason why Latino voters will be a key to Dem victories this fall is because of the GOP assault on paperless folks. So what does the Congressional Dem Leadership do? They trot out immigration legislation that is heavy on enforcement and in the process p___es off Latino Dem Members of Congress. Speaker Pelosi and her leadership team ought to be ashamed for dissing the Latino community. The following is an AP story out today:

“The Congressional Hispanic Caucus denounced House Democratic leaders Wednesday as ‘spineless’ and little better than Republicans for failing to take on comprehensive immigration reform.

Leaders of the all-Democratic caucus, which numbers two dozen, criticized their party leadership at a news conference for instead scheduling hearings on enforcement legislation and specific visa issues.

They also complained that they are being blamed for opposing bills strongly supported by other Democrats that would add more visas for certain classes of immigrants, such as high-tech or seasonal workers. Instead, the Hispanic Caucus insists on a comprehensive approach that would provide a path for citizenship for some 12 million illegal immigrants now living in the U.S.

Such legislation collapsed in the Senate last year and Democratic House leaders have shown little appetite for trying to revive the highly contentious issue in an election year.

Rep. Raul Grijalva of Arizona called the Democratic caucus ‘spineless.’

‘Today my party wants to do what is easy, not exactly what is right,’ said Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois.

The lawmakers were particularly incensed because hearings have been scheduled on a bill by moderate first-term Rep. Heath Shuler, D-N.C., that focuses on enforcement and would add border patrol agents.

If a Democratic majority can allow such a hearing, ‘then we are no better than the Republican majority we replaced,’ Gutierrez said.”

Tsk, tsk, tsk!

In case you haven’t noticed, it has now started. Hillary’s latest victory now has folks wondering if Obama can win in November. Commentary thinks both Hillary and Obama can win. We’re paying three and a half bucks a gallon for gasoline. Sam’s Club just announced that they are limiting how much rice you can buy. Food costs are skyrocketing. The only way we can lose this election is if Nancy Pelosi and her team continue to make more dumb moves.

The ‘Stros have been doing A-OK lately – don’t you think? Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi’s Giants are in last place – take that!

April 24, 2008 9:00AM

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