Friday, October 06, 2006

Withering Border Fence

It looks like the border fence may become a no go even soon than I had hoped. An article in today's Washington Post reports that although Congress authorized the building of the border fence, they are not likely to pay for it. The report reads in part:

The fine-print distinction between what Congress says it will do and what it actually pays for is a time-honored result of the checks and balances between lawmakers who oversee agencies and those who hold their purse strings. ....In this case, it also reflects political calculations by GOP strategists that voters do not mind the details...

In short, the GOP leadership in Congress has managed to stir up xenophobic hysteria in an attempt to motivate their base, convinced that their constituents "do not mind the details."

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