So, if you are an average American who can’t see why people who cross the border illegally and commit fraud daily shouldn’t be deported, you may not have a party left. The Republican strategy for Obama Part 2 seems to be Plan B everything. First was the attempt to tax millionaires that failed the Republican caucus and ended up being a tax on people earning $400,000 because John Boehner put it to a vote. Now there’s immigration. Republicans jumped ahead of Obama and offered a “comprehensive” immigration reform plan that probably cost them conservative support in 2008.
Everything old is new again. The Stimulus package passed in 2009 due to 3 Republican converts. One was the late Arlen Specter, who apparently couldn’t live without holding office, and the weird sisters from Maine. The only concession for their votes was the 100 billion dollars less spent and more tax cuts requested by Susan Collins. The other $800 billion went straight to the people who dragged the unwitting to the polls in 2012. The Republicans of 2010 fought Obama on Obamacare, and while it passed, it passed as a Senate version so full of holes it will be increasingly difficult to implement.
Republicans should offer alternatives, but not for the sake of creating legislation. It’s hard to be a politician for limited government, you can’t site legislative achievement, only a lot of “nay” votes. The loyal opposition is loyal to the Constitution, not an office holder who ignores it. People who want less government are a bigger group than the Hispanics who might vote Republican in exchange for amnesty.