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  •  The problem is Republicans needed a boogie man (0+ / 0-)

    They needed someone to scare their base into voting them into office. All the strum und drang over the 'Gay Agenda' was running out of steam, so they needed something else to get out the vote.

    Have you noticed that all of the concern over illegal immigrants just exploded onto the political scene out of nowhere? One day, nothing, the next day we were all under threat from the illegals who were mobbing the country. Anybody else scratch their head and say 'The heck did all this come from?"

    The Republicans had used the fear of blacks (remember the Willie Horton ad?) and then the specter of all those gays (gasp) getting married, then they turned to the fear of those people over there speaking Spanish (why aren't they speaking English?), all to strike fear into their older, rural, white, evangelical voting base. The problem is the Republican failed to take into account that they were targeting the fastest growing population group in the country and that their traditional base was shrinking by the day. So now they are in a terrible bind. If they oppose immigration reform they will lose even more of the growing Latino electorate. If they embrace immigration reform they will have to explain to their base why they are helping the very people they have been warning us all about for years.  This is going to be interesting.

    "Life is too important to be taken seriously" Oscar Wilde

    by Annie B on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 01:24:28 PM PST

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