WASHINGTON — The liberal press continues to harp on the Republican’s immigration plan, while the country is more worried about jobs and the effects of ObamaCare.
Reuters reported that it felt the Republican’s delay on immigration reform could cost the party down the road.
But, their analysis fails to look at how ObamaCare has lowered U.S. President Barack Obama’s job approval ratings to record lows and threatened the re-election prospects of incumbent Democratic senators like Jeanne Shaheen and Mary Landrieu. People are also worried about the Congressional Budget Office’s estimate that the health care law could cost up to 2.5 million jobs in the next decade.
Reuters said the GOP wants to “put off an almost certainly divisive debate over immigration until next year” when they could have more legislative clout in the Senate and the House. Some estimated that 1/3 of the House Republicans want to focus on immigration this year, but still want to avoid a public battle in preparation for the 2014 midterm elections this November.
The analysis claimed that “analysts in both parties say the scenario could be a long-term recipe for disaster for the Republicans” and ignored how Obama and the Democrats did nothing on immigration even with a legislative majority from 2008-2010.