wack wack wrote: Aside from a comically hypocritical embracing of Christianity, what do Republicans have to offer Hispanics?
In 2004, George W received 44% of the Latino vote. All the Republicans have to do is return to that level of support and the Dems' Hispanic juggernaut is no mas.
2004 predated the 2007 immigration fight when the Republican xenophobes hit the ground running.
I'm not predicting that the Republicans will be able to make the necessary shifts on immigration, but the opportunity is there.
You mention Christianity as a throw-away, but evangelical christianity is a growing BFD south of our border.
I can't really give you a speech on why Hispanics might vote Republican. The Repubs sell the family values, work ethic brand, hispanics purportedly lean conservative in these respects. The evidence is that half our population leans Republican. The burden is on you to explain why hispanics would be less receptive to the Republican schtick than whiter Americans.
Specifically, I think the Republicans can get away with a compromise involving a difficult path to citizenship for Hispanics. Question is whether Dems will go along with it.