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  •  I wonder how long it will be before Republicans (0+ / 0-)

    act to bar Puerto Rico from becoming a state. Fear of an electoral gain for democrats.

    •  In 2008, the party platform adopted in St. Paul... (3+ / 0-)
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      HoosierD42, MinnesotaTwins, jncca

      Stated that the Republican Party supported Puerto Rico's right to self-determination. The most pro-statehood president in U.S. history was a Republican, President Gerald Ford. The current governor of Puerto Rico leading the charge on statehood,  Gov. Luis Fortuño, is a Republican.

      Reversing their position on self-determination would be political suicide for the Republican Party. It would not only be at odds with any number of United Nations statutes, but it would alienate Latinos in a cataclysmic way. It would effectively lock in Florida for the Democratic Party for a generation or more.

      Democrat, OR-01 native, Swingnut for life, and keeper of the DKE glossary.

      by SaoMagnifico on Sat Jan 14, 2012 at 05:09:29 PM PST

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