Check out this piece by Benjy Sarlin on why Marco Rubio’s weekend blow up over the leaked White House immigration proposal isn’t a setback but rather a necessary prerequisite for passing a bipartisan immigration reform bill.
As a policy matter, Rubio’s already signed on to what most people mean by ‘comprehensive immigration reform’, what the President supports. As a political matter, he’s got to find things to fight with the President about, to bring along base Republicans — even if they’re basically made up differences. It won’t be easy.
Josh Marshall is editor and publisher of TalkingPointsMemo.com.