Jennifer Rubin Says Immigration Problem Spells Doom for Democrats
I hope she’s right.
I don’t link Rubin very often but she makes a legitimate point here…
The immigration problem will doom Democrats
Senate Democrats will bear the brunt of voters’ outrage. But House leaders have the ability to fend off extreme and self-destructive moves. Impeachment is out of the question, as House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said many times.
As for a government shutdown or a crisis over the debt ceiling, House leadership has made plain that these do not work as weapons for the GOP; rather, they are booby traps for the unwary. In both cases, Boehner need not capitulate to backbenchers. He can operate on continuing resolutions and pass modest increases in the debt ceiling with Democratic votes.
In a nutshell, Democrats are hoping that if Obama passes amnesty through executive order that Republicans will react by shutting down the government which Democrats will promptly blame on Republicans.
None of this has anything to do with what’s best for the American people. It has everything to do with Democrats desperately trying to retain control of the senate in November.
Which is exactly why they deserve to lose.