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takes apart the Republicans on immigration reform in this delicious Washington Post op ed.

He begins thusly:  

Self-delusion is a sad spectacle. Watching Republicans convince themselves that killing immigration reform actually helps the GOP is excruciating, and I wish somebody would make it stop.
Trust me, it continues at that high level.  For example, after reviewing the rejection of comprehensive reform and some of Boehner's comments, he says of the Republican's piecemeal approach to immigration reform
That’s like sitting down with a piece of cake and saying, “First I’m going to eat the flour, then the sugar, then the eggs.”
Then there is the Republican insistence, apparently, on absolute border security:  
Perhaps Republicans know of a border somewhere in the world that is 100 percent secure. I don’t.
He goes through lots more, including the nonsense put forth by Lowery and Kristol that it would be to the Republican's political advantage to deal with immigration reform by "putting a stake through its heart."  Robinson notes the obvious:  that while this may work for some Congressmen in their gerrymandered districts, it is suicide on a national leve, and wonders if they will realize when Texas turns blue.  He then immediately concludes:
In the meantime, it’s sad to see a once great political party carry on as if whistling past the graveyard were a plan.
aonce great political part -  well, I think at a minimum for that to be true you'd have to go back at least to Dwight Eisenhower.  Okay, well maybe they were capable of winning national elections for a while.  But now they are acting s if whistling past the graveyard were a plan.  

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