Why DADT passed and the DREAM Act didn’t

Ian Welch Gays dropped their votes to Dems significantly from 2008 levels. Hispanics voted for Democrats at about 2008 levels despite horrible policies against them. You only have leverage if you are willing to defect in a high profile fashion.…

DREAM Act dead

Until the Democrats are willing to go to the mattresses and fight as hard as Republicans, things like this will continue to happen. Let’s hope DADT passes, that would be a big deal indeed.