Nation of Immigrators
Sensing the prospect of irrelevance (an "angry white guy" problem) and perhaps extinction, much like the Beach Boys, whose fans -- according to Bill Maher -- "are dying" out, Republicans now are bending quite flexibly in an their about-face "evolution" on comprehensive immigration reform (CIR), including support for a path to citizenship, even if dubbed "amnesty."
Post-election discussions of strategy among family- and employment-based immigration stakeholders have ranged from the taking of baby steps in the lame duck session to more fundamental reforms in the next Congressional term. Although in a different political environment I've recognized the CIR-piecemeal approach of politics as the art of the possible ("Timing is Everything for Hungry Immigration Reformers"), I think the country has shifted tectonically in its embrace of CIR, as confirmed by exit polls revealing a 65% preference among all voters for granting unauthorized immigrant workers "a chance at legal status."
Like Lyndon Johnson upon his unforeseen ascent to the highest office in the land, the timing is perfect for President Obama to seize the moment and go BIG and go BOLD on CIR, as I suggest in my post-election interview on LXBN.TV, available in the 12-minute uncut version here, and in the summary version at this link and the video below: