January 27, 2014
HATRED IS THIN GRUEL IN AMERICA:
Are House Republicans planning to pull a fast one on immigration? (BYRON YORK, JANUARY 27, 2014, Washington Examiner)
[T}he Wall Street Journal stirred a lot of interest this weekend when it reported that GOP leaders are hoping to put one over on voters who oppose reform. The plan, the Journal said, is to delay a vote on a bill until after the deadline passes for primary challenges across the country. That way, a GOP lawmaker whose constituents oppose reform could lay low until the coast was clear -- no primary challenge! -- and then vote against his voters' interest. From the Journal:House leaders hope to bring legislation to the floor as early as April, the people close to the process said, after the deadline has passed in many states for challengers to file paperwork needed to run for Congress. Republican leaders hope that would diminish chances that a lawmaker's support for immigration bills winds up sparking a primary-election fight.If true, such a GOP strategy would certainly set off a lot of anger among conservative voters.
Rightwing, not conservative, and who cares? They aren't going anywhere. As with the Reagan Amnesty, they'll be oiver it as soon as it happens
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 27, 2014 3:40 PM