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  •  There's a thoughtful article (4+ / 0-)
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    at New York Magazine supporting the diarist's point: Team Romney White-Vote Push: ‘This Is the Last Time Anyone Will Try to Do This’. It includes lots of points we need to be aware of, rather than taking for granted.

    The demographics changes are quite hopeful, but an old-time liberal activist reminded me that many Latinos are Catholic, and thus more in line with the GOP's social policies (e.g., abortion, same-sex relationships).

    If only we had separation of church and state!

    "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

    by cotterperson on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 10:51:20 AM PST

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    •  they could well be right... (7+ / 0-)

      ...however, it seems like a very dangerous thing to assume that demographics is going to kill off the Republican Party. If it does, then fine, that's all well and good.

      However, we Democrats need to not onl keep our supporters active, but get them even more active than they've been in the past if we are to become the majority party for any length of time.

      Simply assuming that demographics will solve everything and telling all of our constituencies that that's the case...could lead to complacency.

    •  Don't assume that Latino Catholics (6+ / 0-)
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      share the social views of the American bishops. Polling suggests otherwise. The GOP can't expect to pass immigration reform and everything be hunky dory with Latinos. Latinos favor pro-choice laws at MORE than the national average. Same is true of marriage equality. Further, even the ones, such as many Latino evangelicals, who oppose both, put them lower on their list of political priorities than economic justice.

      "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

      by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:38:01 PM PST

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      •  Good news! Many thanks. nt (1+ / 0-)
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        "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

        by cotterperson on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:48:58 PM PST

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      •  And another thing (1+ / 0-)
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        While many Latinos are Catholic and would APPEAR to be receptive to the GOP's anti-choice/anti-gay stands, from what I've gathered, they also know which party has been calling them "illegals"...and worse. And it's not OUR party. Not all religious people are willing to vote against their best interests because of what their pastors tell them, unlike many poor & working class southern whites.

        A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

        by METAL TREK on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:10:38 PM PST

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