Back in Hiding

Democrats have been unusually open since the election of Barack Obama, feeling, perhaps, that their fringe beliefs had been embraced by America's center. This was a mistake - for Democrats to win elections, they've got to hide their agenda. Remember the President discussing guns and religion during the campaign?
Legislators' election year anxiety after Republican Scott Brown's U.S. Senate win has likely doomed a proposal granting undocumented students in-state tuition rates for this legislative session, according to Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo.
So liberals seem to be switching back to the status quo - tricking voters, with a plan to pursue their un-American goals after the election.
But Gov. Deval Patrick, a fellow Democrat, said Monday he hopes that's not the case. "We keep putting off hard issues," an exasperated governor told reporters. "I credit the Legislature for taking a number of the hard votes we've asked them to, but in many of those cases, even, the right thing to do has been waiting for decades. Let's get on with it."
Massachusetts voters know what Deval believes, which is why his chances for reelection are as small as they can be for an incumbent Dem in this Democratic state. Let's hope the governor gets his way and gives this bill a full public airing.