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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Griper Blade: Once Again, GOP Find Themselves Way Outside the Mainstream

Graduate holds sign reading 'DREAM Act Now!'
We are in for the political slow season, news-wise. It's hard to get substantive stories, but air time must be filled, column inches must be printed, so dumb stories are inflated to "big" stories. It is during this time that the media sucks the hardest and sensationalism rules the day. We call it the "silly season," but it would be more accurate to call it the "stupid season."

On the bright side, when there's a real story out there, it tends to be covered better than it otherwise would be.

And the real story out there remains President Obama's new policy on undocumented immigrants. There is no shortage of substantive reporting and instructive analysis. And now polling.

Bloomberg News:

President Barack Obama is winning the opening round in the battle over immigration, according to a Bloomberg poll released today, putting Republicans on the defensive with his decision to end the deportations of some illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

Sixty-four percent of likely voters surveyed after Obama’s June 15 announcement said they agreed with the policy, while 30 percent said they disagreed. Independents backed the decision by better than a two-to-one margin...[CLICK TO READ FULL POST]

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