The moderate pundits have spoken, and all the GOOPs have to do to start winning election is to start getting more Latino votes. Ahem. By the same token, the Dems would dominated politics if they just started getting those who are single issue voters against gun control to start voting Democratic. Nobody has ever been stupid enough to suggest that as a path to victory for Dems. Here's the thing...the current GOP coalition includes a hell of alot of white people whose economic interests are very poorly served by the GOP agenda. (In fact, that's arguably a majority of Republican voters in any election.) But those voters aren't voting economics. Now, some of them are voting abortion/anti-gay/etc. I'm not talking about those voters. I'm talking about the voters who vote out of (white) identity politics. The GOP can't win if those voters stop voting based on identity politics (just like they won't be able to win in 2020 if the Dems get 70% of the Latino vote.) It's funny seeing the dumbass pundits making their argument. It just reiterates their dumbassedness. Their argument is that GOP coalition + 10% more Latinos = victory. Anyway, I'm dying to hear how the GOPs could possibly get their share of the Latino vote up to a manageable 40% without alienating a key portion of their own voting coalition. I guess if, somehow, Latinos could get defined as an "in" group, much like the Irish got included in the late 19th century or the Catholics got included after WW II, etc, the GOPs will be alright. Otherwise, the GOPs are going to have to change their position on diversity in general and immigration in particular in order to start winning over Latino voters. And they're going to have to do so while retaining those voters who are on their side due to identity politics. Which strikes me as impossible. Thoughts?