Mario Piperni on Repug Immigration Policy

Republican’s “Demographic Death Spiral”

JUNE 17, 2013 BY 

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I dislike Lindsey Graham about as much as I can dislike any politician but he’s got this one right.

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) — one of the Republican co-sponsors of an immigration reform bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the nation’s 11.1 million undocumented immigrations — told fellow Republicans that the GOP will fail to exist if reform does not become law.

“If we don’t pass immigration reform , if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who you run in 2016,” Graham warned during on appearance Sunday on NBC’s Meet The Press. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party, and the only way we can get back in good graces with the Hispanic community, in my view, is pass comprehensive immigration reform. If you don’t do that, it really doesn’t matter who will run, in my view.”

I applaud Graham’s honesty on this issue in as much as I can applaud the honesty of any self-serving dick. He makes no pretense that he or his party give a damn about the lives or fate of 11 million undocumented immigrants. Clearly, there is no compassion at play here. Graham’s only concern has to do with Republicans winning in 2016. Nothing else matters and if there was a way to secure the Hispanic vote while herding 11 million men, women and children on to cattle cars and shipping them out of the country, I suspect that Graham wouldn’t be putting up much of a fight.

As for that death spiral thing – the sooner, the better.


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