Originally Posted by cutthemdown
Meh dems won because of the Latino vote, not any mandate on higher taxes. Repubs have to soften on immigration problem solved. meanwhile they did well enough to keep the house. Also in the Senate the dems have a hard time getting all of their ducks in a row. i doubt Obama even gets his tax raise by very democcrat.
So immigration reform is why a clear majority of women, asian people, black people, and people under 30 voted for Obama?
FYI, hispanic populations in New Hampshire, Virginia, Ohio, Wisconsin, and Iowa aren't abundant enough to have swung those states, and with those states the GOP could have won Nevada and still lost the election.
So do you still REALLY think immigration reform is all it's going to take?
Further, if you do really believe that then aren't you pretty well ****ed as a party? I mean, Obama has staked out that ground pretty clearly and campaigned on two core 2012-2016 policies: higher taxes on top earners and immigration reform. They'll pass real immigration reform turning his current term, he'll lead the way on it, and Obama will go down in history as the democratic
president who fixed immigration. So what does the GOP do then when the democrats own the label of REAL immigration reform?