According to The Hill, immigration reform has “fizzled” on the Democrats this election cycle.
Immigration reform has fizzled as an issue for Democrats, who are barely mentioning it on the campaign trail despite making the issue their top domestic priority in 2013 and 2014.
Latino voters, who are the most energized about overhauling the nation’s immigration laws, will have little impact on the battle for control of the Senate, with the possible exception of Sen. Mark Udall’s (D) race in Colorado.
White working-class voters will play a more important role in the midterm election compared to the 2012 presidential election. They are not energized by immigration reform. Instead, they are concerned about downward pressure on wages, which the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has linked to higher immigration levels.
Coincidently, President Obama’s support among white voters without college degrees has steadily eroded.
This seems to be the way the Democrats have been heading for years… abandoning the white middle-class in favor of the elites and the professional victims. Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, and Al Sharpton are the kinds of people the Democrats are looking to for future electoral success, instead of the guy who puts in his 40 hours a week and then goes home to watch the ball game on TV.
One can only hope Joe Sixpack is paying attention to where the Democrats stand.