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  •  Careful with the out-of-control hyperbole! (3+ / 0-)
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    Republicans will never win a majority of the Latino vote. There are simply too many core disagreements on both economic on social issues
    Never say never. There are still people alive who remember a time when the same could be said about Democrats winning a majority of the African American vote. But then along came demographic change and FDR/Truman, and everything got turned on its head.

    As much as we are enjoying the problems of the Republicans, they could potentially find someone who would be able to lead them out of the wilderness. Kind of like Bill Clinton recapturing the Reagan Democrats.

    Just because the Republicans seem to be on the ropes right now doesn't mean they will always be stuck there.

    •  I have been arguing similarly (0+ / 0-)

      in the comments for awhile now. It is hardly inconceivable of them to give enough lip service to Latinos and other minorities (if not real service, heaven forfend) to regain the upper hand during election times. It's not as if they don't have enough practice at deceiving their constituents in order to win votes.

      "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

      by bryduck on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:05:25 PM PST

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    •  In a universe (1+ / 0-)
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      where Democrats became Republicans and Republicans became Democrats, then "never" wouldn't apply. As is, it ain't gonna happen.

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