The Obama Trifecta Part III is coming
Evidently Obama and the Democrats subscribe to the dictum, In for a penny, in for a pound, because according to the Los Angeles Times,
Posted by Lawrence Auster at January 04, 2010 11:00 AM | Send
“Senior White House aides privately have assured Latino activists that the president will back legislation next year to provide a path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million illegal immigrants living in the United States …
Whatever proposal Obama puts forward will probably meet equally determined opposition. Another complication is the calendar: Midterm elections are in November, and polls show that the public is more worried about joblessness and the fragile economy than anything else.
So embracing an immigration bill is a gamble for the White House, which already has a packed agenda for 2010: economic recovery, global warming legislation and tougher regulation of financial institutions.”
It looks like 2010 is the critical year because it’s now or never for the trifecta. If they can pass it before the November elections, they will have a fait accompli. Even with a big win in November, the Republicans won’t have a veto-proof majority in 2011. They won’t be able to rescind any of the trifecta. I’m not sure they even want to. Many Republicans are big supporters of amnesty. We all remember the failed McCain-Kennedy bill. [LA replies: But the McCain-Kennedy bill failed twice to get cloture in a Democratic majority Senate, meaning that the large majority of Republicans opposed it.] Some like “green energy,” and are not so upset by cap-and-trade bill. Only the heath care bill suffers unified opposition from the Republicans. But that’s almost a done deal at this point. The Democrats’ strategy of divide-and-conquer coupled with out and out bribery when necessary has worked and will continue to work unless the Republicans can get their act together.