"And on immigration, Paul's newfound support for a path to citizenship has more in common with George W. Bush's compassionate conservatism than it does with doctrinaire libertarianism."
And the result of Bush's position on immigration (and attempts at amnesty) was 2 election cycles of GOP wipeouts and the election of Obama.
"The agreements between the two sides remain far greater than the differences."
The ONLY thing that matters at this point is immigration. If the Republicans lost because they lost to a minority made up of Latino's, how do they think they can win when the Latino's are no longer a minority?
Surrendering to an invasion is NOT going to save the country. It's simply handing over our treasury and committing suicide.