It was just the other day that I pointed out the GOP's anti-immigration, hardline anti-immigrant stance was dooming them to minority party status. An today, this article appeared in USA Today.
Hispanics turning back to Democrats for 2008
SAN ANTONIO — Like no Republican before him, George W. Bush drew Hispanics to the GOP. In the 2004 election, at least 40% of the voters in the nation's largest and fastest-growing minority group backed Bush, double the share of Hispanics who had supported Republican Bob Dole eight years earlier. But the inroads Bush made are vanishing.
Prescient, yes. Genius, not quite (despite what my Mom tells all her friends). It should be obvious that the GOP is turning off the fastest growing minority in the US. And since black Republicans are about as rare as a sober day for Lindsay Lohan (zing!), Republicans will be at a tremendous disadvantage for the foreseeable future. There simply aren't enough white voted for Republicans to offset their unpopularity with minority communities. This may or may not be decisive in 2008, but by 2012 and 2016, it will be.