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Megan McArdle

Why Democrats Won't Get Their Way on Immigration

They were not elected to run any branch of government. That's hard news to break to the liberal base.
Whose shutdown?

Whose shutdown?

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As a right-leaning libertarian, my heart goes out to liberal pundits right now, who face the unenviable task of explaining to the Democratic base that they are probably not going to get very much of what they want on immigration.  This is going to be a deeply unpleasant experience, and I feel their pain.

I have walked a mile in their shoes, and boy, were they uncomfortable.