Marco Rubio’s political future is based on convincing Tea Partiers and base Republicans that his immigration reform plan is vastly preferable to the awful Obama plan — even though Rubio hasn’t decided what his plan includes on really any key point. So who’s the first anti-reform fish to get reeled in? Apparently, it’s Charles Krauthammer. He seems to get that there’s no real difference between the plans. And that both amount to what he calls “instant amnesty”. But still Rubio’s plan is worth getting behind because … well, he’s not Obama.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.