In lieu of President Obama’s victory supposedly brought on by a “shifting demographic” which favors the Democrats, some high-profile Conservatives are now lamenting that the GOP needs to soften its stance on amnesty for illegals. All of this in theory will allow the GOP to court Latino voters.
From The Hill.com|
A war has opened within the GOP over whether to embrace immigration reform in the wake of President Obama’s thumping of Mitt Romney among Hispanic voters.
Conservative hero Sean Hannity said Thursday he had evolved on immigration reform after Romney lost Hispanics by 40 percentage points to Obama, while Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said a “comprehensive approach” on the issue was “long overdue.”
Pundit Charles Krauthammer wrote Friday that Hispanics should be a natural GOP constituency, which means increasing border security while giving amnesty to those already in the United States illegally.
“Yes amnesty. Use the word. Shock and awe — full legal normalization (just short of citizenship) in return for full border enforcement,” he wrote….
Nothing like reaction to a loss instead of contemplation.
- Boehner: Amnesty? Oh We Can Totally Do That (minx.cc)
- Conservatives revolt over immigration shift (salon.com)
- Hispanic group demands national amnesty for 11 million illegals (dailycaller.com)