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July 8, 2013 9:37 AM
Boehner's choice: Power or people?
Posted by Laura
Many of you are rightly speculating that the elites in the GOP aren't really desperate for immigration reform because they think they'll woo legions of Hispanic voters. Rather, they throw their support behind this impenetrable bill written largely by Sen. Chuck Schumer with the White House because they are under enormous pressure from big business interests. Large corporations like Facebook aren't spending tens of millions to lobby Congress on amnesty because its board thinks it will raise wages for American programmers, engineers or low level office workers. So is Speaker John Boehner worried about the party's money drying up if he doesn't push amnesty?

Well, think of it this way: Karl Rove raised a bunch of money in 2012 -- what good did that do?

Going forward, the big winners in American politics are going to be the folks who can convince the average American that they are looking out for his interests in a world dominated by Big Business and globalization. If the GOP doesn't want to take on that role, then it will fall to the Democrats by default.
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