Editor’s note: Demographers predict that the number of Latinos will surpass whites before the next presidential election in California. More than half the children in the state are Latino right now. “They don’t deserve it, but Democrats are going to scoop these voters up by default – all because you guys don’t want them,” according to a column in this morning’s Bee. The rest is here:
“I could be Republican, but I’m not and the GOP has itself to blame for that. I’m Catholic, fiscally conservative and save a little part of each day for prayer,” Marcos Breton begins.
“I own a gun. I believe in equal protection, keeping the government out of our private lives, and I take a dim view of flag burning and other desecrations of our national symbols.
“I’m all teed up for you Republican guys, but you don’t want me. Not really.
“Just check out the GOP convention. In words and deeds, the Grand Old Party seems to yearn for the 1950s – before the Civil Rights Act, ethnic diversity and uppity minorities.
“You use code words that fan the flames of a great myth – the one about President Barack Obama being born outside the United States.
“I’d respect Donald Trump and the “birthers” more if they simply verbalized their thought bubbles: “We’ve got to get that N-word out of the White House.”
“Even Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential nominee, made a birther joke recently. His surrogates now say he regrets it, and who can blame him?
“Outside of the cackles and knowing smirks Romney got from conservatives he is trying to attract to his base, a lot of us don’t think this birther stuff is very funny.
“It goes beyond disapproval of Obama’s views and policies and smacks of disapproval of Obama, the man with dark skin.
“It’s all too familiar to me.
The rest of the article is here.
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