In a sign of how things are in the GOP, the following quote is seen as the guiding wisdom of the House GOP:
“It would hurt Republicans, and I don’t think you can make an argument otherwise. Two out of every three of the new citizens would be Democrats.”
These words of wisdom came from Steve King (R-Iowa).
Who is Steve King?
Sadly, he is not the writer or the Shining or Carrie. No, Steve King is a major league teapartier. He is a rabidly against immigration reform, and is a hardcore social conservative. He received an 87% score from FreedomWorks and a 100 percent rating from the National Right to Life Committee.
Of course because he is from Iowa what he says, and his strong following among Iowa grassroots conservatives, is something any Republican thinking of running for President needs to pay serious attention too. You can bet he will try to have a big impact on who gets out of Iowa.
If you are Marco Rubio or Chris Christie he is someone you hope goes away very quickly. But good luck with that one guys.