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Bloggings On Immigration Law And Policy

by Greg Siskind

Editor's note: Here are the latest entries from Greg Siskind's blog.

November 11, 2008

PALIN: LOSING THE HISPANIC VOTE WAS KEY REASON THEY LOST

Sarah Palin told NBC's Matt Lauer this morning that one of the major reasons the GOP lost the presidency this year was the ticket's failure to win over Hispanic voters in sufficient numbers.

The liberal blog The Daily Kos seems to get this as well as it analyzes how the GOP blew it with Latino voters. The most interesting part for me was Markos Moulitsas' statement regarding the likelihood that Rahm Emanuel, someone who tried to obstruct movement on immigration legislation because he thought it could hurt the Democrats, will likely change his views in light of the electionr results:

I know for a fact that prominent party Latinos are viewing Rahm's new perch at the White House with some healthy skepticism. But Rahm has proven that he's nothing if not practical. Hopefully the new data from this election proves to him the wisdom of pursuing a pro-immigrant policy as not just the moral course of action, but the most politically expedient for the near- and long-term health of the Democratic Party.


Some Democrats are already ready to push forward and are thinking in a post 11/4/2008 mindset. One is Luis Gutierrez who held a news conference this week to urge US citizens with family and friends needing immigration legislation to begin filling out petitions to be delivered to the new President in January.

Gutierrez told the Chicago Tribune that he feels bolstered by the storng showing last week of immigrant voters. Gutierrez has already spoken to Rahn Emanuel about the topic and, according to Gutierrez, both agreed that they will need some Republican support despite the increased Democratic numbers. But given the emerging realization by many in the GOP that they need to begin winning back Hispanic voters, it is getting easier to envision that cooperation happening.