With Labor and Business apparently coalescing around a set of compromise principles on immigration reform (a very big deal as Benjy Sarlin explains), the sole big political obstacle that could complicate things for Democrats looks less likely to occur. And now comes news that Obama’s popularity is soaring with Latino voters in the wake of his immigration push.
As I said this morning, Washington and the country’s elite political class (and I mean that not as a pejorative but merely in a descriptive way) has convinced itself that the Tea Party and the base of the GOP no longer exists. They’re wrong.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.