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The dominance of the right within the House Republican conference, which results from gerrymandering and is real, poses a mortal danger to those House Republicans who either represent districts with large Hispanic populations or represent suburban districts with increasingly moderate voters.

In short, the 80 percent of House Republicans who are most conservative pose a grave danger to the 20 percent of House Republicans who are least conservative and represent less conservative districts. House Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt MORE (R-Ohio) understands this, which is why he warns Republican members over immigration.

Rubio understands this, and if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonTrump lashes out at 'rigged' Russia probe in pair of tweets Clapper: 'More and more' of Steele dossier proving to be true Republicans are strongly positioned to win Congress in November MORE runs for president and Rubio runs for president, this will be clear when polls circa 2015 show Rubio running stronger against Clinton than the darlings of the right.

There could well be a majority of House votes in favor of immigration reform similar to the Senate bill, combining House Democrats and the least conservative House Republicans. BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerJim Jordan as Speaker is change America needs to move forward Paul Ryan’s political purgatory Republicans fear retribution for joining immigration revolt MORE could prevent a vote, but this would gravely endanger a number of House Republicans in 2014 and threaten GOP control of the House.

Republicans have alienated blacks. They are alienating Hispanics. They have alienated many women and young voters. A "white man's party" limited to conservatives is a road to permanent minority status for the GOP. 

Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioTrump appears to confirm deal on Chinese firm ZTE Hillicon Valley: Experts worry North Korea will retaliate with hacks over summit | FBI works to disrupt Russian botnet | Trump officials look to quell anger over ZTE | Obama makes case for tighter regs on tech Putting pressure on Trump, House passes bill barring government from doing business with ZTE MORE knows this. 

Marco Rubio is right.