Republicans don’t think, they just cave.
“Republicans dont think, they just cave.”
I think it’s a mistake to underestimate the GOPe. They DO think, and that is why they cave. They aren’t irrational. I’m sure they know they aren’t really going to win over Hispanics, so there has to be some other logical reason. It’s also possible they believe what they say. Some of them clearly seem convinced an amnesty is going to help the economy. We can disagree on that, but they definitely have known or unknown reasons for doing what they do.
BTW, I bet they also know an amnesty might very well cost some of them their jobs, but I also bet they aren’t worried about that. Have you ever heard of a politician starving after leaving office? No. They’ll be taken care of regardless.
I think they know the Tea Party cavalry is coming, so they want to act now while they can.
BTW, there’s precedent back when the Democrats lost the House. Remember that lame duck session when they were passing everything possible with GOPe votes before it was too late? We know some of our guys can’t wait to pass amnesty. Maybe they see what’s coming, a tidal wave of pissed off voters, and want to act while they still can.