House Majority Leader Eric Cantor outlined a kinder, gentler House Republican agenda for the coming term that puts a greater emphasis on kitchen table issues, and called for a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants.
Two years after the Republicans came to power in the House on a wave of tea party fervor, Cantor’s speech at a DC think tank Tuesday – entitled “Making Life Work” – marked the start of an effort to move beyond the budget fights that have come to define the party at a time of divided government.
This 180 degree turn is quite a suprise and Eric Centor is one of many who as seen the light–the light that says harsh anti immigrant rhetoric is not going to be a winner in future elections. Hopefully, Cantor will also learn that you don’t have tto be nasty mean to be a modern Republican.
The Dream Act is the place to start. Kids who have done well in school and who have stayed out of trouble deserve to be allowed to go to school, to further their education. The United States educates students from around the world. These students don’t ask for a hand out. They just asked to be allowed to go to school. The Dream Act kids should get no less.