GOP's Latino Jam: 'Angry White Guys'
Amnesty offer could split GOP in two: Patrik Jonsson
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 10, 2012 3:35 PM CST
Illegal immigrant Layios Roberto waits outside the offices of Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012.    (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

(Newser) – Republicans have a serious Latino-voter problem, and fixing it could spark a painful public debate that wrenches the party in two, writes Patrik Jonsson at the Christian Science Monitor. Latinos played a big role in reelecting President Obama, comprising 10% of voters and backing him by 71%. But if the Republicans embrace that bloc by granting amnesty to more than 10 million illegal immigrants, then middle-class, conservative whites are going to freak, Jonsson writes.

The move would contradict decades of anti-immigration policy and fly in the face of working-class anger over perceived "handouts" to illegal immigrants. Nonetheless, conservatives like Sean Hannity and Charles Krauthammer are testing the waters by supporting the notion of amnesty with a secured border. For now, Latinos remain suspicious of the GOP's attitudes, writes Jonsson—especially after conservative legislatures in the south and west waged such vocal battles against illegal immigrants. Click for Jonsson's full article.

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momteacher44
Nov 12, 2012 2:46 PM CST
"Angry white guys"??? Just because they (A.W.G's) expect them (law breaking illegals) to actually obey the law of the land they live in, heaven forbid! If you're a criminal, you're not going to be on Santa's "nice" list. Guess that makes Santa an angry white guy, too. Shall we choose some appropriate names for the officials in Mexico? Like corrupt, or murderous? And how about Obama? Liar, vote-buyer, communist/socialist, send-officials-to-Mexico-and-sign-them-up-for-US welfare, anti-patriot... we could go on forever on him. Must be the non-white side!
Observer
Nov 11, 2012 12:30 PM CST
The only Hispanics most GOP Congressmen know either sell them their pot or mow their lawns.
DougMasters
Nov 11, 2012 11:42 AM CST
the only reason dems want to let all the illegls in is for the votes. make legal immigration easier if you want to but all letting illegalz become magically legal is slap everyone who tries it the right way just thros their handsup and say what the fuck. we have these laws for a reason. good practi al reasons. to just disregard them? pandering at its worst.