The GOP’s New Immigration Reform Problem: Obamacare

by evanmcmurry

Building off the last post, in which we saw a group of Republican Senators putting their own electoral chances over the GOP’s rebranding, comes this twist:

Meanwhile, there’s reason to wonder how much even an immigration reform deal will help him with Latino voters as long as his party is also associated with repealing Obamacare. The Los Angeles Times reports that Latinos support Obamacare by a 2-1 margin, and “overwhelmingly see guaranteeing healthcare as a core government responsibility.

This is strange. Obamacare* is a done deal. A vast majority of Republican voters still want it overturned, but that ship sailed with the SCOTUS decision last spring, and disappeared over the horizon with Obama’s reëlection. Why buck a new demographic over something that’s never going to happen?

* Can we go back to calling it the ACA now?

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