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    The Marti, Womantrust

    I will say in regards to Latinos there are a decent amount of conservative Latinos. The problem for the GOP is that these voters tend to be older (thus they aren't being added to new voter rolls and their numbers are shrinking). Secondly even though these voters are conservative on social issues,   issues like gay marriage are not their number 1 priority. So that's you can get a county like Imperial CA, vote overwhelmingly for Prop 8 but still vote over 60% for Democrats that are pro-choice and pro-gay marriage.

    Another flaw for the GOP is believing they can win over Latinos with social issues, as the younger generations are far more liberal than their elders.

    It's nice to see the tables turn, the fire that Karl Rove and Marilyn  Musgrave started has grown out of control for the GOP. It's now the Democrats who have the advantage and aren't afraid to pummel conservatives. In 2010 my home state of CA, Republicans lost an assembly district that had been in their control for 2 decades. They decided to run the author of Prop 8 and polarized the race, giving a Dems an opening in what was supposed to be a Republican year.

    In fact, the occasional victory for the GOP cannot hide the fact that this country is fast heading into another era, not of two-party democracy, but a party-and-a-half system. And the GOP is the half a party- Larry Sabato

    by lordpet8 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 10:27:12 AM PST

    •  What the GOP doesn't understand is that Latinos (1+ / 0-)
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      tend to be Catholic, and 71% of US Catholics support marriage equality.

      Their religion's teachings on divorce forces them to understand the difference between a legal contract and an irrelevant religious rite.

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