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  •  Lots of you guys are missing the obvious here (2+ / 0-)
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    txdoubledd, cacamp

    The GOP went HARD at demonizing Latinos over the past 6 years. Their actions, especially in Arizona, went to the heart of every bit of disrespect and fear we've had for years: that we were unwelcome, unliked, and hated simply because we were different. Anything else to decorate the "show me your paper" laws, other forms of profiling, and crack down on mostly harmless immigrant families was clearly pandering. This generation of Latino youth grew up in that environment, and never had any doubt who was launching this attack on them and their families. Despite all our liberal logic voting, like most things in life, is really more of emotional thing.

    The GOP is better off gunning for the under 18 Latino crowd. Those of us in the Millennial generation are going to have a long, long memory of 06-12 and I have a difficult time seeing the GOP every gaining much traction to get them back.

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