Wednesday, June 27, 2007


AJ-Strata live-blogged the immigration vote in the Senate.

The fact is, there is a silent majority among Republcians that supports comprehensive immigration reform. This silent majority has been largely shouted down by part of the minority that is very vocal, very angry, and somewhat questionable.

Now, some opponents, like MacRanger, are decent people who have come to a different conclusion than people like myself and AJ-Strata.

The thing is, the GOP is going to have to have a Sister Souljah moment with the loudmouths. They held sway in 2006, and the GOP took a significant hit among Hispanic voters as a result. It wasn't the entire reason they lost congress in 2006, but I'd be really amazed if a drop in the share of the Hispanic vote from 44% to 30% could be spun as helpful to the Republican party.

1 comment:

Gilbert_Sundevil said...

Has anybody seen any breakdown by race of President Bush's approval rating. I personally haven't and wasn't able to find anything easily via google.

I would be willing to bet, despite his complete support of immigration reform, that Bush's approval among Hispanics is WELL below 40%.

In other words, I don't think you can attribute the drop in Repub support among Hispanics solely to the immigration debate. Overall, people are just completely disgusted with politicians (see congressional support at 19%).