Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
I'm wondering if we couldn't make a deal with Obama, we'll give him Quebec in exchange for Puerto Rico.
Nah, let's have both as states.
Angry white guys compel Latinos to vote Democrat:
GOP's Latino Jam: 'Angry White Guys' - Amnesty offer could split GOP in two: Patrik Jonsson (external - login to view)
Republicans have a serious Latino-voter problem, and fixing it could spark a painful public debate that wrenches the party in two, writes Patrik Jonsson at the Christian Science Monitor (external - login to view)
. Latinos played a big role (external - login to view)
in reelecting President Obama, comprising 10% of voters and backing him by 71%. But if the Republicans embrace that bloc by granting amnesty to more than 10 million illegal immigrants, then middle-class, conservative whites are going to freak, Jonsson writes. The move would contradict decades of anti-immigration policy and fly in the face of working-class anger over perceived "handouts" to illegal immigrants. Nonetheless, conservatives like Sean Hannity and Charles Krauthammer (external - login to view)are testing the waters by supporting the notion of amnesty
with a secured border. For now, Latinos remain suspicious of the GOP's attitudes, writes Jonsson—especially after conservative legislatures in the south and west waged such vocal battles against illegal immigrants.