Republicans have pledged to not fund Homeland Security because Obama is allowing immigrants with children to not be deported under very strict circumstances (the old Reagan immigration policy).
Got that? All of us will be at risk unless we kick families out of the country to fend for themselves, Lord-of-the-Flies style.
And then they want to blame Democrats. “If there is a successful attack during a DHS shutdown, we should build a number of coffins outside each Democratic office and say, ‘You are responsible for these dead Americans,’” said Republican Senator Mark Kirk.
So they admit to their blackmail and say that if people die because of it, it’s the fault of the ones who refuse to be blackmailed.
But then something amazing happened. Some Republicans looked at the polls for once and realized their position is hugely unpopular. Over 60% of Americans favor Obama’s immigration policy.
Senator Kirk was the first one to pedal backwards, saying “I generally agree with the Democratic position here.” No more talk about coffins.
At least for now. Give it another week. Something else equally as deplorable is certain to happen.