What’s worse is many Republicans are oblivious to this or insist that losing Hispanic voters doesn’t really matter because they’ll never be reliable Republican voters anyway. These Republicans buy the notion that a sizable majority of Hispanics are and always will be Democrats. ~Fred Barnes
But they won’t be reliable Republican voters. A sizeable majority (at least 60%) of Hispanics will always (or at least for a very, very long time to come) be Democrats. Some will be Democrats because Democrats will always be more favourable towards mass immigration than the GOP can ever be. Others will be Democrats because their parents and grandparents were Democrats and it is ingrained that this is the better party for them. Still others will be Democrats because they are actually more in agreement with left-liberal ideas about “social justice” and economic fairness and greater Democratic support for government programs. New Hispanic immigrants will also be possessing political values more in line with left-liberalism, as they will be coming from countries with stronger left-populist and revolutionary leftist political traditions, and it will be those traditions to which those migrating to this country are more likely to belong. The GOP cannot compete with the Democratic Party for a majority this voting bloc, at least not without attempting to suddenly get to the Dems’ left on all of the relevant issues. Any such attempt would guarantee the fragmentation and eventual death of the GOP. Furthermore, failure to limit the rate of growth of a natural Democratic constituency will mean the marginalisation and permanent minority status of the GOP as it is currently constituted.