Wouldn't it be funny if Kris Kobach's middle initial were K? Just sayin'.
Kris has managed to remind voters twice in 24 hours that the GOP is the anti-immigration party. The Romney advisor is representing a bunch of ICE agents in a suit against the White House claiming they're being forced to violate the law in implementing DACA. Good luck with that one, Kris. Hope your clients are paying you on a contingency basis given the recent court decisions overturning the Arizona and Alabama laws you personally crafted.
But the lawsuit is just the sideshow. You may have put the nail in the coffin for any hope Mitt Romney had for a decent showing with Latino voters. You singlehandedly got the entire Republican Party to walk the plank with you by pushing through the anti-immigrant language from the 2008 Republican platform that was going to be deleted when saner heads in the GOP started to worry that Romney will suffer the same fate - or worse - with Latino voters that McCain faced. From Huffington Post:
Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, the author of Arizona's SB 1070 immigration bill, ensured on Tuesday that the Republican Party platform will also have his fingerprint.
During a meeting of the GOP platform committee in Tampa, Fla., Kobach called for the party to officially back increased border fencing and the E-Verify employment verification system, and to go after two immigrant-friendly initiatives: in-state tuition for some undocumented young people and so-called sanctuary cities. Those measures were in the 2008 Republican platform but had been dropped from the draft this year, Politico reported.