Why Bayh’s exit is very bad news for the Democrats
Peter Beinart writes:
Obama’s general-election win in Indiana [the first time a Democratic presidential candidate had won there in over 40 years], along with his victories in North Carolina and Virginia, were central to his claim that he was transcending the red-blue divide, creating a new, less-polarized political map, an enduring Democratic majority of the kind that had been lost when Robert Kennedy was gunned down.
Jonathan W. writes
Peter Beinart writes:LA replies:
Even if he could legalize them in the next six months, which given the fate of the health care bill is unlikely, he couldn’t turn them into citizens in the next two years without setting off a revolution, since normally naturalization takes five years from the time a person is admitted as a permanent legal resident. And given the very weak position Obama is likely to be in after this November, that makes it even less likely.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at February 16, 2010 08:44 AM | Send