|This year, we were unlucky, but remember we only have |
to be lucky once. You Americans will have to be lucky always.
With House Speaker Boehner finally promising not to get involved in a House-Senate immigration bill reconciliation conference (where Senator Schumer would undoubtedly take him to the cleaners), it's starting to look as if Americans in 2013 may have won yet another political victory over the bipartisan amnesty Establishment, just as we did in 2001, 2004, 2006, and 2007.
If this pans out, I should be feeling good about it, after all those years fiddling with spreadsheets that showed the conventional wisdom wasn't quite the slam dunk everybody assumed it was. But, mostly, I'm feeling tired right now by the knowledge that nobody will learn anything and we'll have to fight again.
As a commenter on my own site pointed out, Congress's lame duck session after the 2014 election is a particular danger point, since it's the maximum time possible from the next election.