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December 6th, 2010
01:15 PM ET

Be in the know: Today's Political Bullet Points

Everyday we ask influential politicos to send us their top three bullet points that are driving the day's conversation in and outside Washington.

Talk Show Host and Online Editor of Mario Solis-Marich:

– Denial: Newt Gingrich’s outreach vehicle, The Americano, fails to report on the DREAM Act debate as the GOP Latino recruitment strategy seems to be the use of mass denial.

– Bargaining: The deficit commission calls for action including tax hikes as the Congress chooses instead to approve tax cuts but both parties courageously do commit to continue to publicly complain about the deficit.

– Acceptance: Republican Jan Brewer signs death panels into Arizona state law as the GOP superstar becomes the GOP’s worst nightmare.

RedState.Com Editor Erick-Woods Erickson:

– Remember on election night when the Democrats said they lost not because of their policies, but because of their message? How does pushing Don't Ask, Don't Tell, the DREAM Act, and internet gambling help change the message back to jobs?

– Wikileaks continues causing trouble for the government. Why is Assange still walking free?

– I thought we were out of the recession. Why is unemployment still so terrible?

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  1. Francis


    President Obama is reaching out to fence-sitting Republican Senators trying to earn their vote on the DREAM Act. A new report from the National Journal says that members of the President's cabinet are targeting Sens. Collins and Snowe from Maine, Sen. LeMieux of Florida, and Sen. Hutchison of Texas. These politicians will be carefully scrutinized how they vote when this issue comes to the table this week. Call the Capitol Switchboard NOW and urge these Senators and your Members of Congress to oppose the DREAM Act Amnesty - 202-224-3121 NumbersUSA for details.

    Its not the processed students that are the major problem, but the–CHAIN MIGRATION–that follows. The immediate family will be sponsored, then the parents will come, with brothers and sisters, grandparents and the whole mass of people will snowball–into the millions–and inevitably a huge cost to taxpayers.

    Those Americans opposed to the DREAM ACT or slyly undisclosed as an incremental Amnesty, better take a minute to bombard your three Representatives in Washington and stop this financial insanity. Children of citizens and legal residents can no longer get a decent seasonal job and 15 million Americans are laboring for lower wages or seeking jobs that are almost non-existent. Yet the extremist Liberals want to extend an open hand to students of illegal aliens and ignore this deep recession this country is in. No matter what Sen. Harry Reid and his administration say, there will be a cost with the passage of the Dream Act. There has always been a direct cost for enactment of any Amnesty, such as the 1986 Immigration and Reform Control Act and the 6 Amnesties that followed. The Dream Act will be no different–whether disclosed or not, to the general public. Incidentally–any illegal alien can be recruited for the armed services, in times of war? This is yet another lie passed onto us by the lame duck government that students cannot join the military in time of war.

    If you feel different, I still have that Brooklyn Bridge to sell you? Be honest—have you known our government to tell us the truth? Annually billions of dollars are spent catering to the invasion of people not welcomed into this nation. Rewarding yet another immigration policy as this, will only be a very large magnet to foreign workers and their families. The annexation of illegal nationals will never end, without the American people demanding a stop to this immigration travesty and throw the outlaws in Congress out who applaud this free movement of people. Just look around our nation over the past thirty years of horrendous infrastructure deterioration, unmanageable influx of at least a million legal immigrants a year. Border state schools overcrowded with illegal alien children, exhausted medical staff in emergency rooms and our growing taxing of the people to pay for anybody who slips through our border or flies in on a one-way ticket.

    December 6, 2010 at 2:05 pm |
  2. DREAMAct2010

    The DREAM Act needs to pass. Children should never be punished for their parents' crimes. If a child spends his youth fully engaged in school, and demonstrates that he/she is of sound mind and good moral character, then that child deserves the opportunity to become a U.S. citizen. That's exactly the kind of people we want in this country! It sends a message to everyone in this nation–Work hard. Study hard. That's how we will rebuild America.

    December 6, 2010 at 3:07 pm |