Thursday, June 19, 2014
Maybe Immigration did beat Eric Cantor
Glenn Reynolds and Mickey Kaus discuss this possibility on Glenn's Web TV show. Mickey relates that both sides in the campaign concentrated on the immigration issue in the last weeks of the campaign. I have confidence in both Glenn and Mickey, they might be onto something here. Mickey said that an immigration bill offering amnesty (although calling it something else) and freer immigration of workers is popular in with Republicans in DC. They think it would gain them votes in the Hispanic community, and their corporate donors like the idea of more cheap labor. The idea is unpopular outside of DC where voters see amnestied illegals gaining political power with the vote, holding wages down, and competing for jobs.