Republican split! Rift! Schism!

The media is already salivating, Immigration Poses Threat of Another Republican Rift:

A push to bring immigration legislation to the House floor, led by an unusual coalition of business executives, prominent conservatives and evangelical leaders, threatens to create another schism in the Republican Party and could have a noticeable effect on campaign contributions before the midterm elections.

Several Republican executives and donors who are part of a lobbying blitz coming to Capitol Hill next week said they were considering withholding, or had already decided to withhold, future financial support to Republican lawmakers they believe are obstructing progress on immigration.

“I respect people’s views and concerns about the fact that we have a situation in the United States where we have millions of undocumented immigrants,” said Justin Sayfie, a lawyer from Florida who said he helped Mitt Romney raise more than $100,000 for his presidential campaign last year, in addition to helping other Republican candidates. “But we have what we have. This is October 2013. And the country will be better off if we fix it.”

In reality, the split, rift and schism is mostly over one issue: Amnesty.

Democrats repeatedly have said no amnesty, no immigration “reform.” It’s their hill to die on, much as no meaningful changes to Obamacare was their hill to die on when it came to the “shutdown” and debt ceiling.

Republican business interests and money men are willing to give amnesty in order to obtain other non-controversial immigration reforms.

And in so doing, the Republican business interests and money men make it less likely they will get anything.

Because if Republicans sign on to amnesty, it will make the prior split, rift and schism look like child’s play.

Which is precisely why Obama and Democrats are pivoting to immigration “reform.”


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