Just as the Democrats miscalculated when they shoved Obamacare down the throats of the voters the vast majority of whom were happy with their present care, the party has erred in decrying efforts to enforce border security as racist and discriminatory. They headed off on a path not many care to follow:
Three-quarters of Americans want to see the number of illegal immigrants decreased and a substantial majority put more priority on stopping illegal immigration than they do in finding a path for immigrants to become legal residents, according to a CNN/Opinion Research poll conducted May 21-23.
The 76 percent who say they want the population of illegals decreased is the highest figure in CNN polls dating back to June 2006 when those holding this view numbered 67 percent.
Sixty percent want the emphasis of the government to be on stopping illegals from entering the country and deporting those who are here compared to 38 percent who want to allow them to become legal residents.
That public sentiment has underlay the political dynamics of the current immigration debate.
I believe they attacked Arizona and indicated they were about to push for "comprehensive reform" as a ploy to bring Hispanic voters to the polls to support them as their fortunes flagged.