Thursday, December 4, 2014
Republican leadership is on the wrong side of public opinion-Shut it down!
One would hope the latest YouGov poll would persuade speaker Boehner to join House conservatives in their opposition to Obama's amnesty by executive action. Notice that independents oppose the executive order by 19 points. Only Democrats support Obama. The public is to the right of Ted Cruz. It favors increased fines for employers, even criminal penalties, for those employing illegals and would not allow them to attend public schools. Only 47% favor a path to citizenship for illegals already here which is down from 55% in February.
In related news the states of Alabama, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin — and the governors of Mississippi, Maine, North Carolina and Idaho — have joined the State of Texas as plaintiffs, according to the lawsuit filed in federal court in the Southern District of Texas.