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Senator Graham: “The Only Way We Can Get Back in Good Graces with the Hispanic Community is Amnesty”

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On June 17, 2013 @ 11:05 am In The Point | 11 Comments

The GOP is dying. The only way to save it is to make it completely unelectable. Apparently that’s the plan that a top 8 Ganger has.

​Senator Lindsey Graham is more optimistic than many of his Senate colleagues over comprehensive immigration reform.

When asked about the next presidential election, Graham said “it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016″ if House and Senate Republicans don’t pass immigration reform. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform,” he explained.

How did that work out for Bush Sr? For that matter how is passing amnesty, whose public face will be Obama, going to help Republicans win in 2016 with the sort of low information Latino voters that Dems have gotten better at organizing?

Rick Santorum pointed out that Republicans needed to be more competitive with below 50K voters. Instead Republicans are alienating many of those voters in the hopes of scoring points with voters who aren’t going to vote for them anyway.

As for the demographic death spiral, “while the average age of self-described Democrats has risen since 2008 – from 46.9 to 47.7 – Democrats continue to be younger than Republicans on average (47.7 vs. 49.7).”

Any gap is not good, but 47.7 vs. 49.7 is not a demographic death spiral except on network television. Add on amnesty though and it might be.


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