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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 BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery MORE (R-Ohio) understands this, which is why he warns Republican members over immigration.

Rubio understands this, and if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassley blasts Democrats over unwillingness to probe Clinton GOP lawmakers cite new allegations of political bias in FBI Top intel Dem: Trump Jr. refused to answer questions about Trump Tower discussions with father 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 BoehnerJohn Feehery: A political forest fire Trump's pick for Federal Reserve chief is right choice at right time The two-party system is dying — let’s put it out of its misery 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 RubioRyan pledges 'entitlement reform' in 2018 Richard Gere welcomes lawmakers' words of support for Tibet Dem lawmaker gives McConnell's tax reform op-ed a failing grade MORE knows this. 

Marco Rubio is right.