Anyone who has paid attention even the slightest bit knows Republicans have been hypocritical in regards to policies they are objecting too. One well known example is the federal healthcare mandate. Newt Gingrich once supported it in the 1990s and the Heritage Foundation conservative think tank also promoted it as well as the former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney.
Now we have a potential Republican candidate who signed into law the Texas DREAM Act. It was passed with ZERO no votes in Texas and signed into law by Governor Rick Perry. EVERY SINGLE REPUBLICAN in Texas voted in favor of the bill. This bill actually extended in state tuition to undocumented children of undocumented parents.
Perry stated, (bold is mine)
As a compassionate state, we know that for our children to succeed, they must not only be healthy, but educated. The future leaders of our two nations are learning their fractions and their ABC’s in classrooms all along this border. Immigrants from around the world are being taught in Texas classrooms, and our history is rich with examples of new citizens who have made great contributions. We must say to every Texas child learning in a Texas classroom, “we don’t care where you come from, but where you are going, and we are going to do everything we can to help you get there.” And that vision must include the children of undocumented workers. That’s why Texas took the national lead in allowing such deserving young minds to attend a Texas college at a resident rate. Those young minds are a part of a new generation of leaders, the doors of higher education must be open to them. The message is simple: educacion es el futuro, y si se puede.
Get ready for the swing, Governor RICK PERRY opposes the “national” DREAM ACT. Seriously, he is another Republican that proposed a DREAM ACT in his state but opposes it when the Democrats put it on the table, much like the health insurance mandate being opposed by the very promoters of the policy 20 years ago.
It’s bad enough that the GOP doesn’t have a major, new plan in regards to the governance of this country. It is even worse when the few policies they originated, they now oppose because the opposing party implements them. Once again, they are simply the party of NO!