I've been singing this song for the last 8 years. In fact, I've asked this question to those claiming to be the base of the GOP..."How many elections do Republicans need to lose before they get that the illegal immigration issue is a LOSER!" It's ironic that conservatives don't care about Hispanics or Independents until an election is coming up; then they wonder if all that vitriolic rhetoric about only ONE border (not White Canada) will matter. They should read Ann's book "Mugged"...that part that said that once Liberals realized how many Blacks were voting, they changed their stand on civil rights. It went something like this: they could either change or get used to losing elections.