U.S. Electoral Politics: June 2011 Archives



This was originally posted on Crooks and Liars.

At Netroots Nation, Felipe Matos of the Trail of Dreams caught White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer in two lies, yesterday: (1) Obama "hears from DREAM Act Students all the time," and (2) Obama "does not have the executive authority [to stop the deportations of DREAMers]."
I found this heartening gem as I continue to spend too much time consuming a cacophony of media. It looks like pro-migrant demographic changes are going to force some important nativists out of Congress.  If you don't know who Elton Gallegly is, you're not alone.  I'm not even sure I know how to pronounce his name, correctly, yet.   

House Majority Leader John Boehner unexpectedly appointed the lesser-known Gallegly, over the more notorious Iowan nativist, Steve King, as Chair of the House Judiciary's Subcommittee on Immigration. Gallegly has been less vocal than King but his policies are no less horrific.

Now, according to Aaron Blake of the Washington Post, it looks as if Elton Gallegly, along with another notorious Californian Republican nativist, Brian Bilbray, are going to be losing their seats in the redistricting battle following the 2010 Census. Brian Bilbray, for those who don't know, is on the board of the nativist hate group, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).