If The GOP Know Nothings Keep Attacking Hispanics They Are Doomed As A Party
Don't they know what happened to their brethren in California? Or is their innate tribal racism so powerful that they would rather jump over the cliff-- and not that make believe fiscal one invented by Bernanke and a p.r. firm-- than go along with a growing national consensus on comprehensive immigration reform? Boehner knows his party is doomed if the perception that the GOP hates Hispanics as much as they hate blacks, gays, women, intelligent people, working-class people, people with disabilities, etc keeps growing. So right on the heels of Tuesday's massive Republican losses, Boehner told Diane Sawyer in ABC World News that he is "confident" that Congress and the White House could come up with a comprehensive immigration solution. Those are fighting words to many extemists and racists in Congress-- and they still dominate his caucus.
“This issue has been around far too long,” he said, “and while I believe it’s important for us to secure our borders and to enforce our laws, I think a comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I’m confident that the president, myself, others, can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all.”Hannity was singing from the same hymnal, telling his radio audience that he has “evolved” on immigration and now supports a “pathway to citizenship.” The radicals in the party were quick to go bonkers-- Steve King (R-IA) and Hate Talk Radio host Bryan Fischer running to twitter to rattle their sabers.
The words conveyed a new sense of urgency from Mr. Boehner, who said earlier this year that he thought it would be politically impossible to tackle a Republican proposal on the Dream Act, which sought to open a path to citizenship for some students in the United States illegally.
According to exit polls by Edison Research, President Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote compared with Mitt Romney’s 27 percent, a gap greater than Mr. Obama’s 36-point advantage with those voters over John McCain in 2008.