“The point is that the GOP needs to use the ideals of independence, self reliance, and hard work to court them.
That’s where they went wrong. The GOP NEVER needed to pander to Hispanics. Reagan won 41% of the Hispanic vote, better than W twenty years later despite all W’s pandering. The GOP simply needed to continue appealing to Hispanics as they appealed to all other groups: with basic conservative principles best put forth by Reagan.
When the GOP started pandering, it backfired and we have lost Hispanics, NOT because many opposed amnesty, but because W’s and McCain’s amnesty push stirred up an internal fight that should never have taken place, and gave the pro-amnesty types ammunition to demonize conservatives and Republicans in general.
Pandering to groups based on race and ethnicity is Dem. tactic, and the second Republicans started down that road it cost far more than it gained.