Representative Raul Grijalva (D., Ariz.) thinks that President Obama should pursue his immigration goals unilaterally, even if it hurts vulnerable Democrats in the 2014 midterms.
“That’ll always be the case,” the Congressional Hispanic Caucus co-chair told National Review Online when asked if Democrats were still nervous that the border crisis had turned Obama’s expected orders into a political liability.
“You’ll always have members whose political vulnerability they tie entirely to immigration,” Grijalva said. “We didn’t make progress when we were in the majority because we were being protective of those — on immigration reform — we were protecting those members. At some point do you worry more about the future or do you continue to put off the inevitable by not taking action?”
Grijalva told C-Span’s Newsmakers that Democrats were increasingly pessimistic about Obama’s coming orders.
“You can sense already, even among my Democratic colleagues, a kind of — ‘this issue is a little too complicated, too risky, let’s go small,’” he said. “Politically, they’re tied together and the children at the border and his executive orders are going to get tied together.”
As I’ve been saying for quite a while: The real Marxist ideologues of the Democrat Party (and this would include Barack Obama) are playing the long game: Getting scamnesty now, even at the (temporary) loss of some Democrat power, will pay off in the long run, or so they believe. The same calculus is at work with socialized medicine, aka “Obamacare.”
And the Republicans are handing the Democrats the rope with which to hang them.