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    if they do nothing, they guarantee their death. Passing something probably does the same, but at least gives them an outside of chance of someday competing for this vote.

    Remember, even if they could get to 35 percent of the vote it would be an improvement from the status quo, which will soon be 80-20 if not worse at the rate things are going.

    •  80 to 20? (1+ / 0-)
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      It is very hard to find a Latino or African or Asian immigrant in this city who would ever consider voting for the GOP, and it doesn't matter whether they vote in favor of the immigration bill or not.  Maybe some of the Polish immigrants might... but I can't imagine the GOP will be able to get 20% of the Latino vote in Illinois.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 04:18:42 PM PDT

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      •  I guess you could argue that this is really... (1+ / 0-)
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        ...about two states and two only, Texas and Florida, whose Hispanic populations have some potential for partisan diversity. (OK, NM too, with its measly 5 EV's.)

        You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

        by Rich in PA on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 05:48:08 PM PDT

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    •  I'm no mathematician... (0+ / 0-)

      ...but aren't they better off with 20% of a smaller Hispanic voting pool than 35% of a larger one? There must be a precise answer to this, i.e. a predicted percentage bonus that would make it worthwhile for them, but I'm too dumb to be able to calculate that. My dad would definitely be ashamed of me.

      You know, I sometimes think if I could see, I'd be kicking a lot of ass. -Stevie Wonder at the Glastonbury Festival, 2010

      by Rich in PA on Thu Jun 27, 2013 at 05:46:24 PM PDT

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