The Washington Times
reports growing anger among the grassroots at the surrender of Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on immigration issues.
The anger I see from my audience at the Republican Party cannot become any more palpable,” nationally syndicated talk radio host Steve Deace said. “We have a president who looks for new and unique ways to shred the Constitution on an almost daily basis, and we have a Republican Party leadership that refuses to do anything about it.”[Boehner-McConnell retreat in Obama amnesty fight panics conservatives, by S.A. Miller, Washington Times, January 25, 2014]
But so what? This comes amidst reports that the leading candidates for the Republican nomination for President are people like Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio. What does all this anger actually mean if it can't translate into support for a specific person who will do something different?Over the past few days, the potential Republican field has expanded dramatically, with even Sarah Palin expressing interest. In a field this disparate, any candidate that seizes on immigration as his or her core issue will capture the support of the angry conservative grassroots.