From Austin, Texas, to Washington, D.C., the Republican Party is facing the prospect of a demographic Armageddon that is increasingly viewed as combining a war against women with a war against Hispanics. The hallmarks of the Republicans of the right are opposition to the rights of women and equal pay for women, and opposition to fair immigration law and economic opportunity for Hispanics.
To wage political wars against issues central to the two largest demographic waves, women and Hispanics, is a political suicide wish that could well elect a Democratic governor in Texas and bring back Democratic control to the House of Representatives in Washington.
To his credit, on immigration Sen. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: Turkey attack 'directed' by ISIS Trump: Rivals who don't back me shouldn't be allowed to run for office GOP mega-donor: Trump would cause 'global depression' MORE (R-Fla.) understands this, but Cruz and his allies on the kamikaze right have set their nasty sights against Rubio. And House Speaker John BoehnerJohn BoehnerEXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations Ryan: Benghazi report shows administration's failures Clinton can't escape Benghazi responsibility MORE (R-Ohio) is giving indications he may reject the bid for fair immigration.
Isn't it odd how the right, which recently viewed Rubio as a "savior," would now politically crucify him for trying to be reasonable? I can report that in Texas, there is now a major groundswell of support among Texas Democrats for Davis to run for governor, a growing confidence among Democrats that if Davis runs the margin in the governor's race could be razor-thin, and a growing feeling that Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonTrump warns against Syrian refugees: 'A lot of those people are ISIS' Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans Bush World goes for Clinton, but will a former president? MORE has a great chance to carry Texas if she runs for president in 2016.