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  •  nothing to gain (3+ / 0-)

    Most of the even somewhat moderate GOP politicians in congress are out of office, and therefore the people left mostly represent very red constituencies.  These people have very little to gain and much to lose (tea party primary) by supporting what will be called amnesty.  The good news is that a filibuster might not happen as there are SOME moderate Rs in the Senate, but you might have to wait until 2014 to get it through congress.

    I doubt it will hurt them that much in the long run though as this isn't so black and white as Jim Crow and integration.  

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