For all the focus that is on defunding Obamacare, remember immigration
There is currently a large full court press on GOP congressmen to push unsatisfactory immigration legislation through
Mickey Kaus takes on Ted Cruz saying that his defunding push is causing conservatives to fall asleep on immigration and should be blamed if amnesty passes. One thing sticks out that Kaus stated:
Once the Gang of 8 bill cleared the Senate, the best hope of blocking it was to delay House consideration until after the August recess, when the Republican grass roots could attend town halls and drive home that they’d oppose any backsliding from their elected Representatives. At the same time, it became clear that the amnesty-friendly GOP House leadership realized that the way to sneak amnesty through was to not talk about it, lest those grass roots get riled up. Hence, the Boehner “piecemeal” strategy–nothing to see here, just a few little bills!