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Sep122017

POLITICS (National, State): President Donald Trump, Republican Party/ Latino voters, California -- Prop. 187 (1994)?: Report/analysis (Dennis Romero), "Trump Could Be 'the Greatest Latino Organizer of All Time'" .... 

***President Donald Trump, Republican Party/Latino voters, California -- Prop. 187 (1994)?

* LA Weekly (Dennis Romero):  "Trump Could Be 'the Greatest Latino Organizer of All Time'" - From LA Weekly:

Last week President Trump announced he was phasing out the Obama-era program to protect undocumented immigrants brought here as children, known as DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals).

The decision was widely derided by Democrats and Latinos as mean-spirited, unfaithful to those who were raised as Americans and economically counterproductive. "It's wrong because it's cruel to send these young people to places many of them have never lived and do not know," former President Bill Clinton said. "For them this is home. The United States is their home."

It might also be counterproductive for the Republican Party. On the coattails of President Trump, the party has turned, sometimes halfheartedly, toward the white, working class of the South and Midwest. It has appealed to a sense of loss and entitlement held by Americans raised in the manufacturing riches of the postwar era. But, with DACA as a policy centerpiece, it also turned its back on the fastest-growing ethnic or racial group of voters, Latinos. "It's a pivotal moment," says veteran Republican strategist Mike Madrid.

A similar thing happened in California in 1994 . . . . . . . .

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Today, in the state that brought the world Reagan and Richard Nixon, only about 1 in 4 voters is a registered Republican. When Bill Clinton won the White House, it also marked the end of the Golden State voting red in national contests ...................