He thinks Boehner and Cantor are going to spearhead a big amnesty push next summer, with the midterms less than six months away? That’s insane. It’d be completely counterproductive, alienating conservatives who’ll otherwise be champing at the bit to vote and throwing the party wildly off from its all-ObamaCare-failures-all-the-time messaging. It’d be a supreme example of the GOP shooting itself in the foot at a moment of strength. So … yeah, this seems entirely plausible.
Wouldn’t early 2015 be a better time for the big amnesty push, though? Having just been reelected, RINOs in the House will feel safer than ever from tea-party wrath in crossing the aisle to pass comprehensive reform.
Well, I suppose that might very well depend on just how many RINO scalps the Tea Party is able to collect in the preceding electoral cycle. Just because you managed to survive a haircut that sent many of your fellow RINOs packing doesn’t mean that you are going to be in any hurry to rush off to the barber again.
Pelosi said a few days ago that they already have the votes in the House to pass the Senate Gang of Eight bill, which is no doubt true. All Boehner needs to do is let them vote. Is he really going to resist all the way up to election day 2016?
Well, I suppose it depends on whether he wants to see the GOP destroyed across the board in the 2016 elections.
And you know what? I might be persuaded to trade scamnesty for the complete destruction of the Grunting Old Party.