Juliette Kayyem on GOP

The GOP’s “Hispanic Problem”
By Juliette Kayyem
Boston Globe

“On immigration issues, the Republican Party allowed its most extreme elements to turn white anger into a national platform. And many candidates, knowing that some working-class white voters blamed illegal immigration for the high unemployment rate, competed to demonize undocumented workers in ever-more creative ways. But since last week’s rude introduction to demographic reality — only 23 percent of Hispanics voted for Mitt Romney, according to a comprehensive poll by the group Latino Decisions — Republicans have been clamoring to create a new narrative.”

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