Skip to comments.GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push
Posted on 07/09/2013 6:16:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
Republicans knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.
House Republicans generally represent far fewer Hispanics than Democrats do. And that leaves many GOP members representing white conservatives, many of whom oppose a path to citizenship for immigrants living here illegally.
The combination poses a high hurdle for passage of a comprehensive immigration overhaul in the Republican-controlled House. The Senate has passed such a measure, which includes an eventual pathway to citizenship, accompanied by greater border security.
A GOP-sanctioned study of Mitt Romneys November defeat concluded that the party must embrace immigration reform to stem its huge losses among Hispanic voters, a fast-growing group. But dozens of House Republicans have a far greater fear: inviting GOP primary challengers from the right by failing to appease their most conservative constituents.
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AP writers should be replaced with Mexican immigrants.
Representative gov't ?
Guaranteed re-election ?
Seriously though, that goes on everywhere. The representatives choose their electors, not the other way around. The only way to kill this is by doing away with voter party affiliations on registration forms.
As Sarah Palin says, it's presumptuous and racist to assume that all members of an ethic group support amnesty for lawbreakers.
I think party affiliation is becoming less and less a factor and demographics and having people on the street is a greater factor today.
Dems cruise around town looking for the “type” of person or “groups” of people that are most likely to supports them, and Repubs don’t disagree.
You are correct.
“The representatives choose their electors, not the other way around”
However, if there is anything that is going to save the GOP, it's the gerrymander. If the House passes the Senate version of the immigration bill, the GOP is forever doomed to be a minority party.
60% of the voting hispanics want 95% of the illegals removed before anybody is considered for legalization.
We don’t get hispanic votes for the same reason we don’t get black votes or female votes — the media works with the democrats to cast republicans as evil haters of all non-white males.
Rudy Giuliani was on the radio the other day, and he described what he did in NYC.
Keep in mind, he had tremendous support from both registered Dems and Repubs. He turned the city around.
Shortly after taking office he found himself in the need to appoint a new head of the City’s “European liaison” office. It turned out that the City had a special office for a potpourri of special interests groups. They had the African American, Hispanic, LBGT etc etc...., offices that dealt with the concerns of those groups.
In a bold move, Rudy, decided to eliminate ALL the groups and have only one office that would serve all residents.
He got a boat load of flack from the left, but it worked.
One New York.
I don't buy that for a second.
Did you hear him suck up to Rubio, too? I thought I was going to puke. Had to turn it off.
I might believe it. Problem is that the lefter than left liberal Hispanic groups will come down on them like a snake pit full of rattlesnakes. Many are tired of the waves of illegals taking the jobs they have worked up to do for less money and thereby hurting them in the short and long run.
I know a couple of tradesmen who have expressed this to me and say they have worked to teach their children English while the schools look at their skin and try to keep them Hispanic.
No matter how you look at it, the ILLEGAL immigrants are a threat to our land. Legal route is what makes it an achievement and a truth for each life.
Chucky B a hardcore Obama whore is worried about the GOP .
How sweet .
Does this pathological liar and fraud think anyone believes a vowel posted by this scum .
The majority of Hispanics are here legally and they do not want the value of their labor undercut by competition from illegals. The reason we do not get their vote is not because of immigration but because, like all those in the lower economic brackets, they want all the free stuff promised by the Democrats.