Senate Dems about to cave on cap and trade too

It’s just too “controversial” in an election year. So why should we expect them to do it in 2011, the beginning of the presidential primaries? Or 2012, a presidential election year and congressional elections? As Joe and I have written repeatedly, don’t expect the Democrats to touch any controversial legislation for the next three years. And that includes DADT, DOMA, ENDA, immigration, climate change or any of their other promises.

And yes, they appear to be moving ahead on immigration. Just wait and see what they come up with, during an election year. It’s not going to be pretty, and it’s going to end up just like the health care reform bill. Except this time, the part of the unions and the health care reform groups will be played by the immigration and Latino groups. The WH will lecture them about accepting half a loaf and being too naively idealistic. Mark my words.


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