…for the Democrats.
1) Senate Republicans are planning a big push against the DREAM Act, because it’s extremely important to deny citizenship to college students and soldiers;
2) Idaho Republicans are working on replicating SB 1070, the Arizona immigration law, in their state; and
3) House Republicans will begin their new majority to repeal the 14th Amendment and deny “birthright citizenship” to children born in the United States.
The Pacific and Mountain West contained some of the few bright spots for the Democrats in the midterms, with Patty Murray, Barbara Boxer, Harry Reid, and Michael Bennet all pulling through, relatively small losses of House seats, capturing the California Governorship and retaining the Colorado governorship. And this was in large part due to the Latino vote.
Keep at it, guys: you had a good midterm during the worst recession in 70 years, but in a couple of decades, you’ll have Idaho, Utah, and the Confederacy.