Conventional wisdom today dictates Eric Cantor‘s devastating primary loss means immigration reform is dead, but Rush Limbaugh isn’t so sure. He argued today that the House could still push for amnesty and get it done no matter how much voters might try to repudiate it by voting out Republican establishment figures like Cantor.
Limbaugh charged that Cantor was serving his donors and President Obama more than his constituents, because he’s part of that brand of Republican that won’t dare “be confrontational” with Obama. But Limbaugh predicted that Cantor is likely so angry, he could very well push for the very thing that got him pushed out of office.
Why? Because, Limbaugh explained, “What has Eric Cantor got to lose in moving amnesty? He’s got nothing to lose moving amnesty. What has Boehner got to lose in moving amnesty now?”
He surmised the GOP establishment is more mad than scared, and predicted, “I won’t be surprised if the behind-the-doors attitude is one of disgust and anger at the people of this country and the voters in Cantor’s district and the reaction, ‘Okay, let’s show ’em what’s what,’ and just move this amnesty bill forward.”
Listen to the audio below, via The Rush Limbaugh Show:
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