Why Republicans Are Doomed
Karl Rove, for all his faults, understands the future of American politics. The Latino population is increasing in this country, and the GOP cannot, cannot, lose it to the Democrats the way they have lost the black vote. One only has to look at California, after Pete Wilson's anti-immigrant, anti-Latino campaigns, to understand how tough it will be for Republicans. It's one of the main reasons why Bush is pushing the immigration bill.
But the rest of the GOP isn't playing along. In fact, they seem intent on handing the Democrats the Latino vote. Take this quote for instance from our friend Dnesh D'Souza.
D'Souza summarizes the prevailing sentiment by unveiling what he modestly calls "D'Souza's law of immigration": An immigrant's quality is "proportional to the distance traveled to get to the United States." In other words: Asians trump Latinos.
We can get fired up about the inherent racism in that statement. But no need. It's statements like that, and efforts like the one going on now in the GOP to defeat the immigration bill, that will relegate that Party to minority status forever.