Any notion that Republicans learned much, if anything, about immigration from the 2012 elections is being quickly disabused. The National Review, a conservative publication, published an op-ed today titled “Kill the Bill” stating, “House Republicans should make sure not to allow a conference with the Senate bill. House Republicans can’t find any true common ground with that legislation. Passing any version of the Gang of Eight’s bill would be worse public policy than passing nothing. House Republicans can do the country a service by putting a stake through its heart.”  The authors state that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the Republican party will not be punished in any meaningful way by killing immigration reform.  Hispanic voters, time to stretch your political muscles.