Most DISCRIMINATIONS readers (including me) are probably hoping for a massive Republican wave on Tuesday. Here are two reasons we may be sorry (or somewhat sorry) if we get what we want.
1. As many observers have pointed out (no time to link right now), if Republican ranks in the House are swelled, Boehner may have more freedom to ignore Tea Party dissenters within his ranks.
2. As Mickey Kaus has just argued compellingly but with mind-boggling complexity, “comprehensive immigration reform,” i.e., amnesty first, may be much more likely if Republicans take over the Senate than if Democrats remain in control. Thus Kaus, a nominal Democrat who opposes his party on immigration (his big issue), wants the Democrats to retain control … but he has nevertheless, for the same reason, contributed to Scott Brown in New Hampshire. I told you it was a complex argument….