Line of the Day (Immigration Reform Edition)
“Having spent the summer howling about a catastrophe at the border, Republicans are now congratulating themselves for refusing to solve it.”—the NYT editorial board.
In fairness, that sentence should read “some Republicans” (or, perhaps, the Tea Party faction), although in further fairness it does seem as if that faction is the one driving the party at the moment.
Still, it is difficult to take howlers such as my own Senator, Jeff Sessions (R-AL) seriously when they treat the border situation as a massive threat but then, ultimately are willing to let nothing happened, which preserves the status quo. This basic policy logic (the status quo is a horror, but our actions will only maintain the status quo) has driven the prevailing Republican policy logic (so to speak) on this topic for a decade or more.
(And yes, a last minute bill passed the House, but it is going nowhere).