Emerging RNC bamboozle...
The RNC is running Spanish-language ads against Harry Reid arguing that Democrats were behind the bill the House passed to treat illegal aliens as felons.
That of course is the GOP-backed bill Republicans are now running away from in droves.
Figure the ad will get taken off the air? Will the cable nets feature the bamboozlement?
The argument is really pretty egregious even by GOP standards. House Republicans put up a bill to make being an illegal alien a felony. An amendment was proposed that would have made it a misdemeanor. As the AP reports, "Democrats, including members of the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, voted against the amendment, arguing they did not support criminal penalties. Nevada Republicans Jon Porter and Jim Gibbons also voted against the amendment, which failed. The felony provision remained in the bill, H.R. 4437, and it passed the House on a largely party line vote."
So Democrats wouldn't vote for criminalizing at all. Ergo, they're for making it a felony.
This sort of bald-faced lying really should be called out.
Late Update: Apparently the DC GOP is really in full bamboozle mode here. And the word has gone out to blame Democrats for the felony provision the GOP passed through the House like a week ago. I wonder if someone will ask Ken Mehlman about the ad he's running.