Even in South Carolina. “77 percent of Republicans and 74 percent of Democrats support a immigration reform plan that is line with a much-anticipated proposal from the U.S. Senate’s ‘Gang of Eight.’”
Even Democrats must realize how overly hyped sequestration was. “TSA Deputy Administrator John Halinski told a congressional panel Thursday that he does not expect furloughs for his agency, which staffs airport security across the nation. And, he said, longer wait times at check points have not yet materialized as a result of so-called sequestration, as Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano warned last month.” I guess the White House made stuff up.
Even Hillary Clinton was better than this. “Mr. Kerry disturbingly suggested that the United States might not only consider trading its missile defenses for yet-to-be-defined Chinese cooperation on North Korea, but also may lower the bar for direct talks with Pyongyang.”
Even liberal House Democrats are becoming more security conscious. “The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that sets up a framework for companies and the federal government to share information about threats . . . . Ninety-two Democrats voted with Republicans in favor of the bill and just 29 Republicans opposed it. The bill secured enough votes to override a veto. That’s greater support than last year, when a similar bill passed 248-168 with the support of 42 Democrats. Twenty-eight Republicans opposed that bill.”
Even Republicans didn’t anticipate a Rose Garden meltdown when the president lost on background checks. “Mr. Obama’s effort at emotional blackmail has failed, and in bitterly lashing out at those who called him out on his demagoguery, he went some distance toward confirming that he is, in fact, a demagogue. Three months into his second term, Mr. Obama is becoming an increasingly bitter and powerless figure. When a man who views himself as a world-historic figure and our Moral Superior commands things to happen and they don’t, it isn’t a pretty sight. See [Wednesday's] Rose Garden statement for more.” Read the whole thing.
Even on Rush Limbaugh’s show, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) is pitching immigration reform. “We’re not gonna deport 11 million people. The status quo is amnesty, and that’s why we’ve come up with a process where these folks have to come forward, undergo a background check, pay a fine, start paying taxes, not qualify for federal benefits, and wait 11 years, and then the only thing they get is the chance to apply for a green card. They still have to qualify for it. I know it’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than what we have right now.”
Even (especially!) liberal outfits would like to sink immigration reform. “On immigration reform, the President may be working hard at getting a bi-partisan deal, but there are plenty of Democrats who are more concerned with ensuring the GOP doesn’t get any credit than they are with seeing a deal come to fruition. The pro-Democratic opposition research group American Bridge, recently released a 22- page document highlighting the ‘extreme positions’ on immigration reform of many of the Republicans involved in the Gang of Eight negotiations.” Um, Mr. President, these are your people.