Drudge linked to this Roll Call article from Friday about how Republican leadership says that immigration reform isn’t dead. No sirree, remember, John Boehner is hell bent on getting something done this year. Well, they don’t call the GOP the “stupid party” for nothing.
Hispanic citizens’ lower turnout and registration rates have so far limited their political impact. But if the significant share of Hispanic non-citizens gain a path to citizenship and actually start voting, the electoral map could change much more quickly than what the slowing changing demographics of the country suggest. And that would be a bad thing for Republicans.
Not only will they be adding more Democrat voters, they will turn off the base of their own party. So by ramming this through GOP leadership will be cementing their future as leaders of the permanent minority party.