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In the Long Run, Is the GOP Dead?

wiseacre2 Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 1:54 AM
Former Mexican President Calderon was in Washington DC about 2 years ago to address a joint session of the US Congress; a first ever for a President of Mexico. Later that same evening, President Calderon appeared on CNN's Wolff Blitzed talk show. At one point, Blitzed asked el presidente what is done with illegal aliens in Mexico. Without hesitation, Calderon stated the Mexican immigration authorities deport them immediately. He had just argued his belief that Mexicans illegally in the US should be given work permits and allowed to stay in the US as long as they want. He seemed to not only have no respect for US sovereignty, but contempt for it, while at the same time asserting that Mexican sovereignty will be protected at all times.

Since 1928, only Dwight Eisenhower and George W. Bush have won the presidency while capturing both houses of Congress for the GOP.

In his 49-state landslide, Richard Nixon failed to take either House. In his two landslides, Ronald Reagan won back only the Senate. Yet Mitt Romney is even money to pull off the hat trick.
With this hopeful prospect, why the near despair among so many Republicans about the long term?
In his New York Times report, "In California, GOP Fights Steep Decline," Adam Nagourney delves into the reasons.

In the Golden Land, a state...