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  •  I read this somewhere, maybe Maddow... (4+ / 0-)

    and thought it was a great observation:  the perception that hispanics (blacks, women, etc) have of the GOP will not change until the GOP perception of them changes.   So very true.  Until then, it is just unbelievable etch-a-sketch.

    •  I think that's exactly what is going to happen. (0+ / 0-)

      They'll have to jettison the worst of their base, people like Joe Arpaio, reduce them to the fringe, and cut out the anti-immigrant shit, talk about Hispanics as if they are people.  But I don't think it's impossible to do that.

      However, there's a trade-off.  They risk losing a part of their base, the Mexican-hating Lou Dobbs types.  In terms of overall votes, though, it's a no-brainer.  In certain areas the price for them would be high, like Arizona, but in others, it would make up for it.

      It won't be long before they start to feel the demographic pain in Texas elections.  They will change their tune.

      •  They will have to do more than that- (0+ / 0-)

        They will have to truly demonstrate that they respect minorities, and I am sticking women in that category although they are not in the minority.  However, the disrespect the Republicans show for women is as potent as the disrespect for blacks and latinos.  It is interesting that it is these three voting blocks that gave Obama his win.

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