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Subject: Re: Immigration Position Threatens to Sink GOP
From: plainolamerican <plainolameri...@gmail.com>
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On Nov 7, 2:40=A0pm, John Manning <jrobe...@terra.com.br> wrote:
> =A0 =A0 "Make no mistake: What happened last night
> =A0 =A0 was a demographic time bomb that had been
> =A0 =A0 ticking and that blew up in GOP faces."
> For the GOP, An Unsustainable Demographic Trend
> -- Mitt Romney took an enormous gamble about a year ago:
> he would run very far to the right on immigration policy,
> alienating the fastest growing segment of the American electorate
> on purpose, in order to secure the Republican Party's nomination.
> Then, he hoped to be able to avoid a drubbing from Latino voters in
> the general election. It was, as Ron Brownstein put it,
> Romney's "original sin."
> The gamble, we now know, failed miserably. President Obama
> won close races in Colorado, Nevada, and (probably) Florida,
> and it was Latino voters who made this success possible.
> But let's also step back and look at the bigger picture.
> After George W. Bush's relative success eight years ago,
> this current trajectory simply isn't sustainable for the
> Republican Party, and basic self-awareness suggests the party
> must recognize its dilemma.
> As NBC's First Read put it this morning, "Make no mistake:
> What happened last night was a demographic time bomb that had
> been ticking and that blew up in GOP faces."
> It was an offhand comment made in August, but one of the
> more important quotes of 2012 came from Sen. Lindsey Graham
> (R-S.C.), who conceded, "The demographics race we're losing
> badly. We're not generating enough angry white guys to stay in
> business for the long term."
> The question then becomes what the party intends to do about it.
> As the party does some wound-licking and soul-searching,
> I might suggest putting this at the top of the to-do list.
> If party leaders think "self-deportation" is the appropriate
> solution, they can expect to see more results like yesterday's.
> *See Also*
> A Wall Street Journal editorial calls on Republicans to recognize new
> demographic realities that threaten to make their party irrelevant.
> "Perhaps most damaging, Mr. Romney failed to appeal more creatively to
> minority voters, especially Hispanics. His single worst decision may
> have been to challenge Texas Governor Rick Perry in the primaries by
> running to his right on immigration. Mr. Romney didn't need to do this
> given that Mr. Perry was clearly unprepared for a national campaign, and
> given the weakness of the other GOP candidates..."
> "The exit polls show that Mr. Romney did even worse among Hispanics than
> John McCain in 2008, and we may learn in coming days that this was the
> margin in some swing states. The GOP needs to leave its anti-immigration
> absolutists behind."
> Linked here:http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/11/07/immigration_posi=
Immigration Position Threatens to Sink GOP
we know who protect illegals ... the jews, catholics, and minorities.