Republicans might want to reorder their own priorities. A viable opposition party is a terrible thing to waste
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) seems determined to undo the political advantage the GOP has gained from the disastrous implementation of ObamaCare.
According to the New York Times, Boehner “has signaled he may embrace a series of limited changes to the nation’s immigration laws in the coming months,” bringing up a series of bills to advance that agenda. Apparently Boehner is holding firm to the belief that the need for some kind of “reform” outweighs the risks of alienating his core constituency.
According to the Boehner’s aides, the Speaker is considering a “step by step” process, though they did not identify these steps in specificity. TheTimes, no doubt in an effort to be “helpful,” suggested that such an agenda might include fast-tracking legalization for agricultural workers, increasing the number of visas for high-tech workers, or embracing citizenship for young illegals whose parents brought them across the border.
Unsurprisingly, gaining control of the border failed to make the list.