Obvious Number One: Herrera is an intellectual coward, afraid of meeting with her constituents... and meeting with "12" does not a town hall make.
Obvious Number Two: she will do precisely and exactly what her keeper, Cathy McMorris, tells her to do... since she's Cathy's sock-puppet.
Obvious Number Three: the GOP in the House wants to cripple the Republican Party before the mid-terms.
"If we start with the most volatile issue from the start, it may tank the whole process," Herrera Beutler said. With an estimated 11 million immigrants in the United States illegally, the country can't afford for the process to be tanked again.When the alternative is horrific, of course it can. This is one of those rare instances when, in fact, it IS better to do nothing than sell out in yet another attempt to out-democrat the democrats.
Sounds counter-intuitive, doesn't it? But there is precisely zero other outcome available if the GOP betrays us again.
Then, this idiocy:
Immigration will be a major topic for Congress this year, and it will be important to the Northwest — especially in the agriculture-dominated eastern portions of Washington and Oregon. Many industries rely upon undocumented workers, even as the country is ramping up efforts to keep such workers out. As the (Spokane) Spokesman-Review wrote last year: "Our nation needs to resolve the contradictory 'Help Wanted' and 'Keep Out' messages we send across our borders."Odd, isn't it? We have millions more illegals here than ever before, and farmers can't get workers.
Seems to me they must be here taking other jobs... non-agricultural jobs... illegally.
As far as it goes, though, I agree. We DO "need to resolve the contradictory 'Help Wanted' and 'Keep Out' messages we send across our borders."
And we need to resolve it in favor of "Keep Out."
Herrera, being a coward at every level, will do what she's told, whatever that is.
Meanwhile, the rest of us will suffer because of it.
Next up: watch her toss us under the bus (again) as she votes for yet ANOTHER debt ceiling increase, giving the moron-in-chief a blank check to bankrupt us.