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GOP basic strategy for 2016 looks deeply unsettled

Jim Oakland Wrote: Jun 22, 2013 9:21 AM
There seems to be two possibilities: 1) The GOP has people in it that want the democrats to win. 2) or the GOP are just really stupid. The Hispanics are not going to vote for GOP just because an immigration bill passes. Amnesty would result if any immigration bill passes the house even if that bill did not contain amnesty. The senate would change it. The Mexican immigrants WILL vote democrat.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's road map for winning presidential elections looks hazier than ever as GOP lawmakers and others reject what many considered obvious lessons from Mitt Romney's loss last year.

House Republicans are rebelling against the key recommendation of a party-sanctioned post-mortem: embrace "comprehensive immigration reform" or suffer crippling losses among Hispanic voters in 2016 and beyond.

Widespread rejection of warnings from establishment Republicans goes beyond that, however. Many activists say the party simply needs to articulate its conservative principles more skillfully, without modifying any policies, even after losing the popular vote in five of the past six presidential elections.