My personal musings about anything that gets on my radar screen--heavily dominated by politics.


Why Can't Democrats--MY Democrats--Think Reasonably? 

I was very happy to see Senate Bill 139 get through the state Senate easily today.

With only four "no" votes, the Senate overwhelmingly approved a Republican plan today helping employers screen for illegal immigrants in the work force. Senate Bill 139, authored by Sen. Dave Schultheis, R-Colorado Springs, would require the state to notify employers that they can participate in the federal "E-Verify" program, which lets them check if a newly hired employee is in the country illegally.

This is a "no-brainer", right? All it says is that the state will keep employers up-to-date on federal databases to check on employees' immigration status.

So why would anybody vote against this? For that matter, WHO voted against this?

Oh. Sadly . . . my state Senator was one of the four.

[emphasis mine] The only members voting against the measure in the Senate were Sens. Gail Schwartz, of Aspen, Stephanie Takis, of Aurora, Jennifer Veiga, of Denver, and Sue Windels, of Arvada--all Democrats.

Gosh. That makes me proud.

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