Obama is planning on pushing for immigration reform. There’s no way in hell the House will pass anything, but it might be help drive more of a wedge between the teahadist wing and the pragmatic corporate lackey wing of the Republican party.
I’m still skeptical there’s an intraparty Civil War, but a couple events of note: Palin may campaign against Mitch McConnell and a bunch of conservative groups (including Club for Growth) are going after the very liberal Thad Cochran in Mississippi.
It’s hard to know what to make of all of this. There’s always been a lot of infighting among Democrats, and I wonder if the Republican infighting is striking because it’s more rare among Republicans or because their lack of practice at infighting makes them particularly inept at it.