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Hundreds of thousands of immigrants participate in march for Immigrants and Mexicans protesting against Illegal Immigration reform by U.S. Congress, Los Angeles, CA, May 1, 2006
The real question: Do they care?
House Republicans claim they see no urgency whatsoever about acting this summer on immigration reform, and just might get around to it some time this fall. And it’s probably true, as many have already noted, that individual House Republicans — tucked away in safe conservative districts — won’t feel any pressure to act on reform.

But there’s one potential downside for the party in this strategy: it could mean the GOP gets hammered in the Hispanic media for months.

Latino media is, ironically, a largely unreported-on entity in the United States. To the extent that Republicans even acknowledge Univision exists, the number of people who rely on it and the relative influence it has is considered only begrudgingly, if at all, and a Republican politician like Mitt Romney granting an interview in the Spanish-speaking media is seen in much the same vein as a Republican politician giving a speech to the NAACP. Oh, he's so bold. Oh, he's walking into the lion's den of otherness. Oh, he's just pandering to a special-interest group.

So the likely outcome of this is that indeed, Republicans are going to get well and truly hammered in Latino media outlets, but since Republicans already all but ignore those outlets they aren't necessarily likely to even notice. Which is ironic, because most conservatives I've known are pretty sure that whenever anyone is speaking Spanish around them, they're secretly talking about them; now that a whole lot of people speaking Spanish really will be talking about them, and on the television, no less, they don't care. Bad time for your paranoia to be taking a break, fellas.

The word is that House Republicans believe the GOP elite’s concerns about the need to repair relations among Latinos, and the potential consequences failure to do this could have for the party, are “overblown.”
What we have here is a continuation of the Republican failure to understand American demographics, or even any little bit of it that isn't white and staunchly conservative. They either continue to believe that the white male vote will prop them up even if they take adversarial stances towards every single other set of Americans, or more likely their members are so thoroughly a product of that narrow band of voters that they simply can't conceive how to appeal to the others even when they try. GOP attempts to woo woman have run afoul of a steady stream of GOP members who can't help but insulting and belittling them; I don't see efforts to appeal to minority voters going any better. Immigration reform in the House has so far allowed the radicals of the party, aka Steve King and the like, grandstanding opportunities far in excess of whatever attempts at reasonableness the more level heads have wanted to try. So far, it's been an unqualified net loss for them.

So I don't think most elected Republicans care about how they are going to be portrayed in the Latino media on this, and the few people that do care aren't in a position to do much about it. Like everything else that comes before the House, the most radical (and in this case, overtly bigoted) members of the party are in a position to scuttle even the most basic premises of reform, and their safe, ultra-conservative districts will ironically demand they do it even as the popularity of the wider party continues to plummet to levels that make typhoid look good in comparison.

I'm at a loss as to how they get out of this one. If they don't do something rational and reasonable soon, the mountain of ill will generated by the Steve Kings of the party will have negated whatever respect the party once hoped to achieve among Latino voters. Merely fixing the flaws in the current immigration system isn't enough, the party has to look like they actually give a damn about those immigrants and their families while they're doing that, and there doesn't seem a chance in hell of them managing the latter part.

Originally posted to Hunter on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:34 AM PDT.

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  •  It's up to Pelosi. She has to do this "quietly"-- (6+ / 0-)

    She starts getting signatures of Republicans on the Discharge Petition before she announces she's going to file one.  Once she's whipped the votes/signatures, she announces, files, and there's a vote.

    When everyone who signs votes for the Senate bill and it passes, those Republicans who vote for will be the ones who are so safe they aren't afraid of being primaried and will draw a lot of swing and Latino voters.  They win.  Pelosi wins because she gets this done.  The racists win because they get to bitch and moan about how terrible the Democrats are for ramming the bill down everyone's throats using "underhanded Democrat methods" and what not.  Boehner is happy because he gets to abrogate responsibility for this debacle and gets to keep his job.

    And the President and the Democrats get a clear win.

    Everybody wins.

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 10:47:06 AM PDT

  •  I think they assume all Latinos are on food (5+ / 0-)

    stamps. And since they refused to fund SNAP at all, they think they'll just starve to death.

    Just like all women, minorities, young people, old people, sane Americans, etc.

    The sad thing is, I think this might actually be true for some of them...

  •  They don't care at all nt (5+ / 0-)

    nosotros no somos estúpidos

    by a2nite on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:00:36 AM PDT

    •  It's worse than that (0+ / 0-)

      The GOP is full of bigots that hate Mexicans. They'll never get past that fact.

      +++ The law is a weapon used to bludgeon us peasants into submission. It is not to be applied to the monied elite.

      by cybersaur on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 02:09:51 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I think that they just need to hate... (0+ / 0-)

        It could be Mexicans this year, someone else next year. It could be redheads. There's just a need among many people to separate, scapegoat, and sacrifice others, as Rene Girard wrote long ago.

        The debate on Daily Kos these days seems to be whether we oppose the prevailing neoliberal orthodoxy directly or whether we go after this belligerent cohort that so often functions as its leading edge. I suppose the answer is both, but I confess that it's these bullies who scare me the most.

  •  They don't get it (6+ / 0-)

    I'd be interested to know the total viewership for the nightly newscasts on Univision and Telemundo, versus the total viewerships for FOX, MSNBC, and CNN.  I suspect the former may outnumber the latter.  In any case, conservative white rural Republicans don't get it because they don't know anybody who watches Spanish media.  I used to watch Telemundo a lot more than I do now (now that I have TV via satellite from the Spanish-speaking country to which I have a family connection), and I remember that during the 2006 immigration debate, it was the top story every night, and typically took up about half the total newscast.  It's no coincidence that Latino support for Republicans dropped precipitously after that fiasco.  If the House kills immigration reform this time around, that support could drop even further, and stay there for generations.

    I think Republicans also fail to realize the degree to which immigration is a threshold issue for Latino citizens who aren't directly affected by it.  It is, of course, possible to make a principled, non-racist argument for limiting immigration, but Republicans, particularly of the Steve King variety, can't seem to help themselves.  And the blatant, palpable, over the top racism of Republican anti-immigrant talking points just keeps pushing Latinos away.  

  •  Since the GOP speaks loud and slow (1+ / 0-)
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    they won't notice

    I want 1 less Tiny Coffin, Why Don't You? Support The President's Gun Violence Plan.

    by JML9999 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:18:22 AM PDT

  •  The message should be "don't just get mad vote!" (8+ / 0-)

    In low turnout midterns a huge Latino outporing can mean THE difference in about 7-10 GOP House races. We need 17 to take back the House. I'll gladly take half of them over the House blocking immigration reform.

    -1.63/ -1.49 "Speaking truth to power" (with snark of course)!

    by dopper0189 on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:18:53 AM PDT

    •  The 'thugs will use hate to drive up their numbers (0+ / 0-)

      Sometimes it feels like politics in this country boils down to love vs hate. Love wins in the end (witness end of DOMA), and the love inherent in families will drive immigration refo forward. But damn, there's a lot of hate out there.

      “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 Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 06:13:25 AM PDT

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  •  No... they won't care. (8+ / 0-)

    That will be marked down as more liberal media.

    Their outreach is lies.They can't possibly give a flip.

    They are heavily focused on gaming the system and bum-rushing shit through a hobbled political process (when you break your gavel shutting people up so you can pass your piece of shit bill, you're hobbling the system. When GET AWAY WITH IT, the system IS hobbled.)

    So they don't 'really' care.

    And the idea of sucking up to the "lesser races" probably makes them nauseous.

  •  Can you say "demographic death spiral", GOP? (2+ / 0-)
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    With the Decision Points Theater, the George W. Bush Presidential Library becomes the very first Presidential Library to feature a Fiction Section.

    by Its the Supreme Court Stupid on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:24:21 AM PDT

  •  Jorge Ramos: Boehner = Arapaio (3+ / 0-)
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    My guess is Boehner understands this is bad, but is so afraid of a revolt that he will ignore it

    http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/...

    •  Do you think he cares about it? (0+ / 0-)
      •  Yes, I do (1+ / 0-)
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        I think he worries more about the short-term situation.

        His game plan is to hold the majority, then have the actions of the House (and a possible Repub Senate) so turns the country against Dems that they gain full control in 2016 (including presidency). They know they will have hundreds of millions of campaign funds available to them. And even if defeat looms, he will do everything he can do avoid being defeated by his caucus.

      •  Boehner cares (0+ / 0-)

        He's not as stupid as we sometimes give him credit (?) for. But he's boxed in and his own future leadership matters to him. His full-time job on this issue, as nearly every other, is to attempt to blame the Democratic Party for every policy and legislative failure. Problem is, it's hard to do.

        “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 Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 06:17:01 AM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  did the GOP ever recover from Pete Wilson and 187? (3+ / 0-)
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    aside from schwatzenegger, the cal GOP
    went into a massive down spiral.

    they are now trying to rebuild.

  •  Do you remember when (1+ / 0-)
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    Latinos were going to be a big Republican constituency because of God and the Pope? Would anyone like to ponder what the next major party will be once the GOP joins the Know nothing, Whig wearing Anti-Masonic, Anti-Nebraska Bullmoose that protests Grant's tomb?

    It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. - WSC

    by Solarian on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:28:36 AM PDT

  •  Let them drag it out (3+ / 0-)
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    It gives Bachmann more opportunities to hold up white babies in front of the Capitol and say they are the future of America.

  •  Pfff. Of course repubs don't care? Half of the (1+ / 0-)
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    GOP pounds their chest wildly at the thought of having a spanish language news channel spank them.

  •  I don't expect immigrants or the communities of (4+ / 0-)

    constituents being marginalized by the GOP voting against their own interests the way the white population has been talked into doing.  Without the demonization and scapegoating working their way, the GOP has nothing.  As long as the coalition of groups that formed this past election continues to respect, empower and include each other the GOP can't play one against the other either.  The President has given us the model and the way to find our strength in diversity through interdependence.

    •  That's a good observation. (0+ / 0-)

      The white voters who are voting for the corporate party are doing it in part because they believe the portrayal of ethnic minorities taking their jobs and their hierarchical status in American society, when they don't realize that their jobs are being taken by their own bosses. They, however, have someone "lower on the totem pole" to hold responsible. The ethnic minorities being pilloried, however, don't have anyone else to blame, and they know they aren't doing it to themselves, so perhaps they are not so easily misled.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:02:47 PM PDT

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      •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        Tribalism is how the GOP gets poor whites to vote against their economic interests, but it doesn't allow the GOP to expand without angering those same groups.

        It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic. - WSC

        by Solarian on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:44:48 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

      •  Having started my civic involvement during the (1+ / 0-)
        Recommended by:
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        2008 campaign and continuing through the following years I have become aware that very deep compassionate connections have formed in my psyche as if my tribe is now the people who are willing to work together toward positive change and the notions of respecting, empowering and including each other.  This seems to have superseded other connections somehow.  When I see groups in other countries striving for the same thing they feel like part of my tribe.  I have a coffee table book from way back titled "Family of Man" and that's how this feels.

  •  Republican Party is 88 percent White (3+ / 0-)
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    And only 45 percent of Whites ,belong too the Republican Party and by death and attrition  ,they are doomed as a Party

  •  local and national (2+ / 0-)
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    Most House members are in safely conservative, read white, districts and that will not change for a while.  Take a borderline state like Ohio.  80% white non-Hispanic compared to a national average of 63%.  Even an allegdly liberal state like Washington is 72% white non-Hispanic.  The De-facto policy in that yes, we are becoming more brown, but that is for as long as possilble going to be localized.  A two third majority will be kept in as many states as possible for as long as possible thereby giving the conservatives an advantage.  Yes, younger and more educated white are more liberal, but even they may vote for more conservative members locally if they never see a brown person.

    We also see this in how immigration has changed perception over the past 20 years.  When it was just Texas, California and New Mexico with high percentages of hispanics, no one really cared.  Hell, Reagan and Bush won elections on amnesty and education for all.  But when Hispanics hit the Midwest, and Arizona got traction, all hell broke loose.  All of the sudden we had an immigration problem.  Brown people ventured where they should not be, where people did not know how to deal, where it could effect local politics.

    As far as national, I don't see conservatives as focusing on a coherent national game.  They can block national initiatives using the house majority, and get most of what they want by forcing conservative measures in states like Wisconsin and Ohio.  Also, given the way the senate is allocated, and the number of small states with policies that encourage white majorities, it is unlike there is going to be an overwhelming liberal senate in the near future.

  •  Have to put it in business terms they understand.. (0+ / 0-)

    Ask them the silly question...

    If you sell a product that everyone needs, but only market to a small portion of potential customers. Are you going to EVER corner the market? And if your research and development department only listens to one small group in the overall market will your product EVER grow in market size?

    To anyone with business sense, this is a doomed business plan. The American People are your customer base. Either listen to them or be doomed to being a minority party for the rest of time.

    "I think it's the duty of the comedian to find out where the line is drawn and cross it deliberately." -- George Carlin, Satirical Comic,(1937-2008)

    by Wynter on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:41:53 AM PDT

  •  If there is no pressure to change, (0+ / 0-)

    change won't happen.

    The Republicans, in their safe, gerrymandered seats, feel no pressure to change.  No matter what is happening in the larger world, as long as their districts are blithely ignorant, so they will remain.

    The most violent element in society is ignorance.

    by Mr MadAsHell on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:45:08 AM PDT

    •  This. If you're not running for president... (1+ / 0-)
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      Mr MadAsHell

      who cares how your stance on immigration plays out nationally?  It's all about keeping the folks at home happy.

      I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

      by Russycle on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:40:56 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  I should add that the Republicans don't need... (2+ / 0-)
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        Mr MadAsHell, Jlukes

        the presidency, at least the boys with the money don't.  they don't actually want the government to do anything, so as long as they can elect enough congress-units to throw sand in the gears they're happy.  Sure, it would be nice to have their own President to start a few wars for them, but status quo is good enough.

        I don't know what's been trickling down, but it hasn't been pleasant---N. Pelosi

        by Russycle on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:46:11 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  The few GOP strategists... (2+ / 0-)
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    ....who are well aware of the problem will pretend to express concern, knowing that GOP policy positions won't change. Some NPR reporter will do a story or two that Latino/a voters are "at a crossroads," trying to decide which party will best fit their interests down the road and implying that the whole voting bloc is up for grabs, even though the real fight is about whether the GOP can peel off 30 to 40% of them without losing their racist base. The NPR story will find an undecided Latino/a and extensively interview him or her in an effort to see whether the GOP has a chance, and portray this undecided person as typical. Said GOP strategists will also get interviewed for this story, who will likely adequately portray their challenge and express some confidence (unfounded) that they will get the job done. No Democratic strategists will be interviewed.

    The GOP jobs plan is to manufacture outrage.

    by Doug in SF on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:52:39 AM PDT

  •  Serving jury duty in my majority-Hispanic county (2+ / 0-)
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    OrdinaryIowan, ProgressiveOldMan

    A fellow Grand Juror nicknamed "Cowboy" was going on during deliberations about his distaste for taco stands whose staff spoke limited English.  And about how when 2/3 of the construction crew would scatter at a shout of "La Migra", those who remained felt entitled to steal their dropped tools.  It didn't surprise me that "Cowboy" had those attitudes.  But it did surprise and dismay me that there was a widespread murmur of agreement in the grand jury room.  

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 11:54:51 AM PDT

    •  I have watched the guys who build houses (3+ / 0-)
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      and do landscaping and lots of other such jobs. They know each other, many of them are friends off the job just like us. Did he ever imagine that one guy is grabbing another guy's tools to hold them for him, since the owner of the tools isn't there to watch over them? What an asshole. I hope you passed a note to the bailiff to let the judge know what kind of bigoted prick is empaneled on the jury.

      Your black cards can make you money, so you hide them when you're able; in the land of milk and honey, you must put them on the table - Steely Dan

      by OrdinaryIowan on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:15:50 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

      •  Grand Jury, so no judge (1+ / 0-)
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        it is the Assistant DAs who present the cases and provide legal guidance as we consider when each count has enough evidence to merit probabe cause for an indictment (a very different standard than "beyond a reasonable doubt").  Only takes 8 out of 12 votes to find a true bill.  And no screening re personal history or beliefs before being impanelled -- I guess the idea is that biases of every stripe will sort of cancel each other out in proportion to the general population.  I'm sure many of my fellow jurors find my attitudes tiresomely hippified.  

        I think you're right that many of those scooping up tools would have protective custody in mind.  Not all though -- certainly not this fellow. He thought vigilante confiscation of personal property served 'em right.  

        Jury rolls come from voter registration and motor vehicle registration, but somehow the panel in the room ends up older, whiter, and more Republican.  I guess in part retired folks have fewer excusals.  
         

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:26:46 PM PDT

        [ Parent ]

  •  They only care about the 15% of the crazies (3+ / 0-)
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    Who come out and vote in primaries. That's who the whole party panders to, and who now runs the country completely, because they no longer care about serving the country; but getting about getting re-elected. The inmates are truly running the asylum, at last.

    Sharks.... tornado...... SHARKNADO!!!

    by Fordmandalay on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:02:37 PM PDT

  •  Bottom line, the GOP is now the party of racists (2+ / 0-)
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    Not all Repugs are racist but ALL the racists I know ARE Repug.

    Asking a racist to do something rational is a waste of time.

    They have some Latinos like Rubio and Cruz, but they are not representative.   Even the Cuban Americans in Florida voted for Obama to the tune of 48%, unprecedented.

    And forget California and soon Texas where the racists and misogynists may end up losing sooner than pundits expect.


    may day photo shockwave7kv.jpg

    Latino media is not quite as influetial a factor yet IMO.  Univision in particular is a bit problematic.  Although the owner,Haim Saban, is a Clinton supporter, his #1 priority is Israel.

    Daily Kos an oasis of truth. Truth that leads to action.

    by Shockwave on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:16:50 PM PDT

  •  We can make em care.. (2+ / 0-)
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    It's called the vote, and it's powerful. We can end this mess in one election. Just vote for Democrats and get rid of the insane assholes.

     

    ...the GOP seems perfectly willing to hold their breath until the whole country turns Blue.

    by tommy2tone on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:19:24 PM PDT

  •  They really don't care (0+ / 0-)

    When it comes down to it, the Republicans would rather go down with the ship. They prefer suicide to compromise.

  •  The Rethuglicans continue to believe.... (2+ / 0-)
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    that they can keep disenfranchising enough voters that they can continue stealing elections

    •  This. Suppress long as they can, then find another (0+ / 0-)

      way to rig the system. After all, by 2020, they think they'll have up to 5 times the money as Ds.

      And thanks to the Roberts' Cons on SCOTUS, they likely will be able to do both for quite some time.

      I foresee a lot of very bad WTF?! years.

  •  votes at what cost? (0+ / 0-)

    Why exactly should those who violated the law be rewarded?

    Its better if we deport all illegals. I see columnists regularly wail about those brought in their infancy. But just because I was raised spending a million dollars of stolen money it does not entitle me to that lifestyle forever. Remember for every illegal with a job, a legal US citizen has lost his/her job. Deporting illegals, particularly those raised here would make them English speaking elites in their own country.

    Granting legalization to illegals would be attacking the absolute weakest section (probably African Americans) of the working legal populace. But hey we will win elections forever! Cant make an omelet without breaking a few eggs I suppose!

    I get the basic idea. If we rewards those who have broken the law we will never lose another election. Then again I thought the Republicans were ones who were bent on destroying the country....

    As an immigrant I have many friends who were denied a visa. They respected the decision of US authorities and made other, legal choices for their lives. By granting illegals a path to citizenship, we will irrevocably have told millions that respecting US government decisions is the wrong thing to do.

    I would rather we pass a law that no one can benefit from breaking the law. This would eliminate illegals from getting citizenship for their children.

    Not a popular view. (Lets start the HR drum roll!). But the reason why the US has absolutely the highest standard of living in the world (please dont lecture me on Norway, Singapore et al )is partly due to the respect for the law.

    It seems we are all in favor of ditching the US so we can win elections forever...

    •  it's about doing the right thing (0+ / 0-)
      Remember for every illegal with a job, a legal US citizen has lost his/her job.
      You have a poor understanding of economics.  

      Moreover, you also have a poor understanding of the motives of those of us who want immigration reform.  It's not about winning elections; in 2006, if Republicans had joined George W. Bush, a bunch of Democrats, and activists of all political persuasions and helped pass reform, both parties would have benefited.  Proponents of immigration reform believe that granting a path to citizenship for some undocumented workers is in the country's best interest.  

  •  I had always thought (0+ / 0-)

    they harbor some fantasy that because so many Hispanic voters are nominal Roman Catholics they can snare them on social issues. Polls say otherwise, but I'm trying to get at their thinking rather than reality.

    That and drive a wedge between "good" Hispanics and folks on welfare. But, no, it's just too conspiratorial of me to assert that they may be thinking if a black vs. Hispanic divide!

  •  yes, Republicans, Latinos are not important (0+ / 0-)


    just keep thinking that, all the way to oblivion!

    "Kossacks are held to a higher standard. Like Hebrew National hot dogs." - blueaardvark

    by louisev on Fri Jul 12, 2013 at 12:37:58 PM PDT

  •  It depends on the big money (0+ / 0-)

    Why would Republican House members care whether an immigration bill gets passed, or whether the next President is Republican or Democrat?  As long as they get re-elected - which they do by pandering to the extreme elements - they get the real benefits from big-money interests.  For things to change, it will take a realization from those interests that they have to quit supporting wingnuts.  This means cutting off campaign funds and/or contributing to moderates in primaries and probably also cutting off post-office jobs.  This may take some time - Republicans may have to lose the House.

  •  The question is this: will Hispanics ever forget (0+ / 0-)

    and forgive the GOP's active opposition to  their community?  If they do soon then the GOP has a chance to survive, but as it looks now the GOP is on step from life-support or pulling the plug.

  •  Thought (0+ / 0-)

    The author asks a good question on why do the House Republicans don't care about the voice of the Latino sect. It’s a good question that most people with a resonable mind have been trying to answer, but at the end of the day House Republicans will vote in a way that will save their seats. Most Republican and Democrat seats are safe thanks to redistricting by State governments. At the local level the Republican Party will survive, but the party will have a tough time winning national elections. No party has not three presidential elections in a row and the way the Republican are acting they may lose in 2016 White House race.

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