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The Republican Party Needs A Reset On Immigration

Dreadnaught011 Wrote: Nov 17, 2012 5:14 PM
Anyone who takes seriously such BS is an imbecile who swallows too much racist hate speech. "Aztlan and Reconquista " are expressions of radicals in academic circles. Nobody in the nation's barrios thinks that way. They have Mexico always there, if they'd prefer life in a Mexican environment. Indeed, many "illegals" only stay in the US for a period of years; long enough to take home a stake on which to open a small business. WHY? Mexico will always be their home. The Mexico they love and write nostalgic songs about. They don't desire an Arizona or New Mexico; even if they could seize it someday. That's ridiculous!

Since the Romney/Ryan ticket’s loss last Tuesday, the Republican Party has been going through a period of soul searching.  Much of that is useless propaganda about how the party needs to move to the ‘center’ (whatever that is) on its tax-cutting growth agenda.

But some of it is a genuinely helpful re-examination of the GOP’s relationship with immigrants and immigrant voter groups. This is a helpful but small step in the right direction. Liberalization of immigration laws was a theme of this column before the election (and a theme of this columnist for many years before). In order to foster more...