From Dr. KrauthammerThey lose and immediately the chorus begins. Republicans must change or die. A rump party of white America, it must adapt to evolving demographics or forever be the minority.The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative (on abortion, for example).The principal reason they go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants. In securing the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney made the strategic error of (unnecessarily) going to the right of Rick Perry. Romney could never successfully tack back.For the party in general, however, the problem is hardly structural. It requires but a single policy change: Border fence plus amnesty. Yes, amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement.I’ve always been of the “enforcement first” school, with the subsequent promise of legalization. I still think it’s the better policy. But many Hispanics fear that there will be nothing beyond enforcement. So, promise amnesty right up front. Secure the border with guaranteed legalization to follow on the day the four border-state governors affirm that illegal immigration has slowed to a trickle.Imagine Marco Rubio advancing such a policy on the road to 2016. It would transform the landscape. He’d win the Hispanic vote. Yes, win it. A problem fixable with a single policy initiative is not structural. It is solvable. http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/charles-krauthammer-the-way-forward/2012/11/08/6592e302-29d8-11e2-96b6-8e6a7524553f_story.html
The only part of this that is even partially true regards Hispanics. They should be a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community
Didn't we try that once before under Reagan? The conservatives sod agree to amnesty if the dems agreed on enforcement? The conservative kept his end, theibs, not so much.
Krautherhammer (my personal Fav) gets it right again. Rubio is my choice in 2016, Romney should have chose him as a runnning mate...things might be different.Of course there is no guarentee we'll have a country in 2016....Billy
You think we should grant amnesty in exchange a fence?
As long as Obama is Prez we don't have to worry about any more coming here looking for work. I may be heading to Mexico!