If you have been wondering how a 1,200-page bill so full of contradictions, waivers, exemptions and loopholes garnered unanimous support from 54 Senate Democrats and 14 open-borders Senate Republicans, the answer is so obvious that even the smartest pundits have missed it. The bill’s stupidities are not an accident: It is designed to fail, and moreover, designed to fail twice.
The Senate amnesty bill is designed to fail first as a piece of legislation: It has zero chance of being adopted by the Republican-controlled House of Representatives. But if by some dark miracle its main features were enacted into law, it would also fail to “fix our broken immigration system.”
Why would Barack Obama, all Senate Democrats and some Republicans rally behind a proposal that is aimed at failure? That answer: politics.