debates for the president of dobbsville
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There are three debates over the next week or so, two for Dems, one of which is a CNN stroke fest, where they will no doubt attempt to sell some CNN Heroes calendars or Robin In The Morning beach towels.
At any rate, here are the numbers from an October 2007 Pew Research poll:
You will see that immigration, and no doubt all things immigration-related, such as driver's licenses, I.D. cards, and gardeners, rate as a top ish with only 56 percent of voters interviewed by the good people at Pew.
And yet, according to Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting's radio show Counterspin, the first full 35 minutes of the November 28 Republican debate was more bullshit about the brown menace. And anyone who has bothered to watch the Dem yakkers can attest to the fun not stopping with the Grand Old Party. Sez Counterspin:
NPR decided to make immigration one of the three issues of concern of its December 4 Democratic presidential debate. (Iran/Iraq policy and China were the other categories.) The following day's New York Times report on the debate (12/5/07) was headlined (in the print edition) "Immigration, a Relentless Issue, Confronts Democrats in an Iowa Debate." The paper alleged that the issue of immigration is "a topic looming large both in the Iowa caucuses next month and in the general election."
My math sucks, but if 56% equals a half-hour, can I suggest a nice 40, maybe 43 minutes on the environment over the next coupla weeks?