Those Republicans sure know how to take record-low approval ratings and drive them into the ground. It only makes sense, during these difficult days, to find an issue that's extraordinarily unpopular with voting Americans and wrap it around your neck. And since that ports deal got scuttled, they had to find something.
Hmmm, a welfare state combined with a sudden influx of 11 million aid-receiving residents. That should work. Why, Europe is thriving under those conditions.