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  •  The same piece cited above had this (7+ / 0-)

    on Georgia, which although two states away is surely similar:

    Even in a rock-solid Deep South Republican state like Georgia, Hispanics have now grown into a remarkable 10 percent of the population, up from almost nothing in the early 1990s, and represent an even larger share of younger Georgians. So unless the local Republican Party can somehow greatly enhance its appeal to the 30 percent of Georgians who are black, the current wave of anti-immigrant legislation may prove highly problematical ten or 20 years down the road.

    I'd be willing to bet that as Mississippi's Hispanic population grows, there will be an inevitable and self-defeating backlash there too. The party leaders may (possibly) know better, but I doubt their ability to promote xenophobia in the base that is narrowly targeted.

    My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right.
    --Carl Schurz, remarks in the Senate, February 29, 1872

    by leftist vegetarian patriot on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 02:01:18 PM PDT

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