@senjohnmccain again feels compelled to remind Sun Lakes crowd "we can't send them all back." #immigration
— BrahmResnik (@brahmresnik) February 19, 2013
TPM has more on the story, but if you're a Republican, you are sweating bullets right now.
Think about it. If you are a GOP Pol, you know your future, in fact the entire future of the party comes down to how well you behave on Immigration reform. With more and more Latinos coming of age, and more and more of your own base dying off, the trend appears that starting with the 2016 Presidential Election, the old Republican Party will not see power for a generation.
Yeah, that bad.
The solution is simple, come up with a massive Immigration Reform plan. Behave well. Show the Latino/Hispanic population of this country that you don't hate them. And for a majority of the GOP Caucus in the House and Senate, that's absolutely true. They don't hate Latinos/Hispanics.
Problem is, the base of the Party does. They genuinely hate Latinos and Hispanics, and want to see the lot of them, legal or no, bounced from the country. Heck, they probably want to see speaking Spanish turned into some kind of felony.
This Town Hall was on a border state, which has been reliably Republican. It has a massively unpopular (and massively unconstitutional) Immigration Bill that's unpopular everywhere...except among the people of that Town Hall.
The people of Arizona, moreso the Republicans of Arizona know that they're staring into the eyes of death (of their party). They know that young Latinos will not rest until the white, racist, anti-Immigrant GOP is burned to the ground, and yet this is how they react??
I want to see how McCain reacts when he gets back to town, but in my mind, knowing how ultimately spineless McCain is, the odds of us getting comprehensive Immigration reform this year or any time before 2014 just took a hit.
Bad news for our friends and neighbors, but very good news if you're a Democrat. The Republicans are going to destroy themselves and hand you power as they do it.