Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dems are in trouble, but Republican elites talk of throwing them a lifeline

Even the Washington Post sees it. Democrats are in trouble this 2014 election year:
Obama’s low rating could be a significant drag on Democratic candidates this fall — past elections suggest that when approval ratings are as low as Obama’s, the president’s party is almost certain to suffer at the ballot box in November. 
But wait, there's a Republican Party that's apparently working to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory...

From Breitbart:
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), who told donors that he was "hellbent" on passing amnesty legislation, mocked amnesty opponents in Congress last week. According to NBC 5 in Texas, Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) "will soon introduce a bill that will establish a path to citizenship for the minor children of illegal immigrants and a guest worker program," and Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) told Roll Call that Republicans are "as close as we have ever been" in getting amnesty legislation and that they believe they "finally have the policy right." 
Passing amnesty this year, according to a Washington Post report, could put states like Arizona and Texas in play for Democrats in addition to making Americans less likely to support Republican candidates, as Breitbart News has noted.
In 2010, Republicans were swept into power in the House of Representatives because they promised to be an opposition party to Obama, his progressive Democrat allies and their touted fundamental transformation of America. But since then, establishment Republicans, under the direction of guys like John Boehner, have looked more like Obama enablers hellbent on Republican Party suicide rather than members of an opposition they promised.

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