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May 21, 2010

New Jan Brewer Ad: Reading Is Fun-damental To Understanding a Law
More: McClintock Rips Calderon

But Democrats don't agree.

Of course they've all read the law -- it's ten pages. Claiming to have not read it allows them to speak of vaguely-defined "concerns" without having to point out specific language in the bill they object to -- because if they did the latter, they'd be unable to find anything illegal here.

What they're attempting to do is claim they support, of course, the substance of the bill -- of course they agree with enforcing the border! -- while pretending their objection is over procedural matters. This pose allows them to pretend for the 70% of the country that supports the bill that they're on their side, at least as regards the big substantive goal of the bill.

But mouthing vague quibbles about procedural issues gets them goodwill from the 30% who oppose the bill, aka "The Democratic Base."

If they ever read the bill -- or admit they do -- they'll find this sort of Yasser Arafat-like equivocation more difficult. Because it will quickly be revealed that their supposedly procedure-only quibbles are in fact objections to the substance -- they oppose any methods of controlling immigration that are actually likely to work.

They support only the methods that won't work -- UAVs, "virtual fences," other technobabble non-solutions -- precisely because they won't work, which is why they have a pass from the Open Borders lobby to support such measures.

Essentially they're asking the bank robbers what they should do to improve vault security. The bank robbers tell them to leave the vault door open and turn off the alarms and fire the guards, and instead use "smart solutions" to guard the money, like big signs saying "Please don't take our money."

Thanks to Jake.

More: McClintock makes a stand.

And still more: Brewer tells Greta she's sent many letters to administration officials begging them for border help, and they've ignored them -- not even replied. Do your job, she tells President Lightworkerweight.


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