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The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.

H.L. Mencken

Monday, July 8, 2013

Damned If They Do

The GOP can tell itself any pleasant fictions it wants.  But when immigration reform dies in the House, it will be their fault.  And it will be catastrophic for their electoral future at the national level.  I imagine it was also lead to erosion even among younger Cuban-Americans.

They've set themselves up as the Lily White Party, and no amount of clever messaging will help that.  And frankly, acquiescing to an immigration bill won't help much either.

The key countermove by Democrats has to be a major voter registration push among Hispanics in Arizona, Texas, Nevada, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Georgia.  Help them register.  Help them get valid IDs.

And watch the demographic wave crash around the GOP.

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