Texas And Immigration Reform

A new poll finds the following in the lone star state:

In Texas, the rapidly changing but still-conservative state with two senators who have resisted reform – Ted Cruz and John Cornyn – 67 percent said they could support the reform bill as described, with 72 percent backing a pathway to citizenship.

If I were a Republican, I’d worry about Texas. Voter suppression can only last so long. Resisting immigration reform could lead to Latino backlash; and backing it could lead to a bluer state. But the bluer state is likely anyway – and surely it would be better to get on the right side of it.

On the other hand, when a kid like the one above gets pummeled with racist xenophobic tweets, maybe Cruz and Cornyn know their base.