Reid’s Immigration Promise Not Translating Well

Sean Higgins
Investor’s Business Daily

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., is facing some pretty daunting polls in his bid to retain his seat this year. It is not surprising then that he is making a lot of promises to interested groups, such as his state’s large Latino population. The New York Times noted this one made during a rally Saturday:

“We’re going to come back, we’re going to have comprehensive immigration reform now,” he said in a speech to more than 6,000 people, mostly immigrants, gathered downtown.

“We need to do this this year,” Mr. Reid said, drawing cheers from the crowd, which included many Latinos. “We cannot wait.”

Again, that was Saturday. Just three days later, he told reporters in Washington this:

“We have a lot of work to do,” Reid said. “We won’t get to immigration reform this work period. We won’t get to the Supreme Court justice this weekend. We have lots of things to do and I’ve spent most of the caucus today (discussing with my members) the things we have to do and how we’re going to do them.”

From “we cannot wait” to you’re-gonna-have-to-wait in less than one week. No wonder his poll numbers are falling rapidamente.

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