“I think it’s a mistake for us to have an internal battle in the Republican Party this year about immigration reform,” Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, told reporters at a gathering of conservatives. “I think when we take back the Senate in 2014 one of the first things we should do next year after we do certain economic issues, I think we should address the immigration issue.” [...]
“This is not an issue that’s ready for prime time to move legislatively,” said Rep. Joe Barton, R-Texas, who said Republicans should use the principles to begin a dialogue with Hispanics.
Yeah. Begin a dialogue. That’ll do it. I can’t wait to see what those meetings look like.
I picture Rand Paul or Paul Ryan conducting a town hall for outreach and then only one minority person shows up and it’s the police officer who was ordered to be there.
Over the coming days and weeks (months?) a variety of news outlets will opine that there’s ‘still a chance immigration could get done,’ but they’re lying.