|The Tea Party|
In a provocative column for The Daily Beast, Michael Tomasky claims that, on the matter of immigration reform, the Republican Party is shifting its traditional allegiance away from big business and to the radical anti-immigrant elements of the Tea Party.
According to Tomasky, if this shift holds and prevails, the implications are profound. He argues that, if the House Republicans kill immigration reform this year, then 2013 will prove to be the year in which the GOP decided to "move right and move white."
Tomasky's column is linked below.
Michael Tomasky: The Future of the GOP Might be Even Whiter and More Rightwing
"What we are watching here is absolutely historic. The process by which the GOP has gone from 'we must get right with Latinos' to 'who needs ’em' has been ... well, not quite astonishing. Depressingly unsurprising, actually. But amazing all the same. If immigration is killed for the reasons stated, then the Republican Party has consciously made the decision to become a quasi-nationalist party."