They're looking at key questions from the campaign, like how much of Barack Obama's victory was attributable to Hispanic support. They're also looking at the Hispanic electorate itself to see how big a role immigration, versus a wide range of other issues, played in voting decisions. The goal, of course, is to win a larger portion of the Hispanic vote, but first to take...
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It's not just the measures themselves. It's the racist rhetoric that comes with them. An anti-immigration law is introduced, right? Well, that starts the debate...and once the public begins debating it, the racists come forward and start spewing their nonsense. The racist element will be small, but they're very LOUD. And of course the media is going to make sure that it is the most inflammatory voices that are heard.
After moments of panic in the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney's defeat, some Republicans and conservatives are regaining their equilibrium on the issue of what the GOP should do about immigration and the Hispanic vote.
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