Immigration reform sure has Republicans in a bind. After all, Sen. Lindsey Graham was not wrong when he said, on Sunday's Meet the Press, that:
"... if we don’t pass immigration reform, if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016. We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community in my view is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who we run in my view."
He's sure not wrong that the GOP can't continue to be the party of white men, to hell with brown people, and succeed. So you'd think it would be an obvious choice to any Republican who could read polls and demographic data. Yet Sen. Marco Rubio demonstrates the other side of the Republican bind on immigration as he continues doing the will-he-or-won't-he danceon the immigration reform bill he helped write.
"I think 95, 96 percent of the bill is in perfect shape and ready to go. But there are elements that need to be improved," said Rubio, refusing to say if he’ll vote for the measure he helped write unless changes are made.
Who knows, maybe Rubio is holding out for the 98 percent of what he wanted that John Boehner got on the debt limit deal that created sequestration. But either way, his very public ambivalence highlights the fact that it's only going to get harder for Republicans to win elections in a lot of key swing states if they can't appeal to Latino and Asian voters—but for now, Republicans with personal, short-term ambition know that their party's primary-voting base will punish them for not scapegoating brown people enough.
And this dilemma couldn't happen to a more deserving party or set of politicians.
The liberal media catches Bill O'Reilly's racist compliment about Asians... (If the video below doesn't work you can watch it by clicking here)
3:00 The reference Stephen Colbert makes to 'Vietnamese swinging on vines' is how the Southern Strategy is used i.e. O Reilly's Colleagues View: Vietnamese as backwards and monkey like... but man can they paint!(i.e. The Southern Strategy is that the Vietnamese are talented monkeys/apes... i.e. what they called Black people before 1970's... and still do in small towns!)
More details about Bill O Reilly's method is here.
To understand what kind of polices the South and thus The GOP-Republicans are going to implement, all you gotta do is see what GOP supporters are implementing now and how they are doing it (Note: Mexican-American's are 'Latinos' i.e. this is the Latino future under the GOP)...
Al Madrigal travels to Arizona, where the powerful evidence of hearsay convinced the Tucson school board to ban Mexican-American studies programs.
Using 'unsubstantiated rumor' is standard fare for the GOP Republicans...
1. Republican 'purity test' is basically 'anti-Obama',
4. Republicans have a record of re-naming bad things to sound good.
BTW, A GOP purity test? The "Resolution on Reagan's Unity Principle for Support of Candidates" outlines 10 conservative principles the group of signees wants potential candidates to abide by. The principles include support for: (1) Smaller government, smaller national debt, lower deficits and lower taxes by opposing bills like Obama's "stimulus" bill (2) Market-based health care reform and oppose Obama-style government run healthcare; (3) Market-based energy reforms by opposing cap and trade legislation; (4) Workers' right to secret ballot by opposing card check (5) Legal immigration and assimilation into American society by opposing amnesty for illegal immigrants; (6) Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting military-recommended troop surges; (7) Containment of Iran and North Korea, particularly effective action to eliminate their nuclear weapons threat (8) Retention of the Defense of Marriage Act; (9) Protecting the lives of vulnerable persons by opposing health care rationing and denial of health care and government funding of abortion; and (10) The right to keep and bear arms by opposing government restrictions on gun ownership "President Ronald Reagan believed, as a result, that someone who agreed with him 8 out of 10 times was his friend, not his opponent," the resolution states. But if a candidate disagrees with three of the above, then the group wants the RNC to withhold financial assistance and an endorsement from that candidate.