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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Revenge Of The Shrum

Tough to argue against Yglesias's points here.

If the Democrats lose the Senate, the idea of launching an executive action on immigration will give every moral coward in the Democratic party shivers.  The clean narrative that Obama abandoned in the late summer will be gone.

The only counterargument I can muster is that if Obama pushes ahead with immigration reform, the GOP will flip out.  Expect "impeachment" to be bandied about.

And if so, he will be luring the GOP deeper into the immigration brier patch.  Their howls of protest will only drive the wedge deeper between Hispanics and the GOP.

But that would require the sort of Nixonian political instincts that Obama has never demonstrated in the past.

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