From the Center:
Rahm Emanuel reminded us early in the Obama Administration that Democrats never let a “crisis go to waste . . . it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” Government by continuing crisis, whether fact-based or by press release, is the Democrats preferred political strategy. The activists and their mainstream media allies demand that the government “do something!” When that “something” fails we are told that “it would have been worse” and we now must “do more.”
For Democrats, doing something about governmental failures invariably means spending and hiring more publicly paid employees.
Sen. Chuck Schumer is never at a loss for new hiring and spending ideas to “do something” about a failure of previous bad ideas. In December 2011 he called for training and appointing TSA advocates to be available to passengers who feel they are being harassed at airport checkpoints.
NYC Mayoral candidate (and, sadly, former Comptroller) Bill Thompson offers a similar proposal to the politically troublesome issue of NYC school administrators dealing with the suspension from school of unruly or dangerous students. Thompson’s solution? Hire “safety agents” to spare administrators the responsibility of making decisions as to which students should or should not be suspended.
The Center suspects that when the “safety agents” solution inevitably fails, an enterprising Democrat will suggest hiring “safety agents reviewers” to “do something” about the problem.
Unfortunately, Sen. Rubio, in pushing his Amnesty Bill, is playing the “do something” canard to convince Americans that “legalization” of illegal immigrants must come before border security because “you have to do something with the people who are here illegally so we know who they are.”
Sorry, Sen. Rubio. We don’t have to “do something” about illegal immigrants other than enforce the existing law.