I am exasperated by the irresponsibility of politicians like Sen. Lindsey Graham with their talk of modifying the 14th Amendment.
There’s no point in E.J. Dionne asking:
Dear Republicans, do you really want to endanger your party’s greatest political legacy by turning the 14th Amendment to our Constitution into an excuse for election-year ugliness?
They do not care. They have no intention of ever delivering such a change, but they hope to ride that tiger of white resentment, xenophobia, and racism right into power. The Arizona immigration furore has provided an irresistible opportunity to whip up some anti-immigrant animus months before the mid-term elections. They just can’t help themselves.