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  •  I don't this particular strategy will work, though (2+ / 0-)
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    drmah, mdmslle

    Yeselson calls for Republicans to side with black voters against Latino voters -- and I don't see the current Republican party courting black voters, since many of their turnout strategies are based on dog whistles like welfare and food stamps. Simply put, their base would freak.

    From the voters' perspective, I do not see black voters as up for grabs, given that the Democrats just delivered the first black president. There is work to be done on unemployment, infrastructure, drug war, and civil liberties issues, to be sure -- but the Democrats are on the right side of all those subjects, while the Republicans are consistently in the wrong.

    More likely, Republicans try to peel off latino voters like Bush in 2004. Will it work? probably not, but its their best shot.

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