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Some Immigration Advice For John McCain

mccain-angry-deport.jpg[Written in the spirit of all that pre-2006 helpful advice to liberals right-wingers used to dispense]

Dear John: Your poll numbers with Latinos are sucking worse each week. Now you’re down to 23%. Wow. Never thought Mr. GOP Latino Sensitivity Guy could do worse than Team Bush, but you’re there. It’s obvious the "I’m your pal but just don’t tell anybody" routine with Latinos is kinda backfiring.

So what the hell. Jettison ’em! Embrace your party’s inner nativist wingnut! Who cares if it does for the GOP with Latinos what the Southern Strategy did with blacks? You can’t do any worse, can you?

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David Neiwert

David Neiwert

David Neiwert is the managing editor of Firedoglake. He's a freelance journalist based in Seattle and the author/editor of the blog Orcinus. He also is the author of Strawberry Days: How Internment Destroyed a Japanese American Community (Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, June 2005), as well as Death on the Fourth of July: The Story of a Killing, a Trial, and Hate Crime in America (Palgrave/St. Martin's, 2004), and In God's Country: The Patriot Movement and the Pacific Northwest (1999, WSU Press). His reportage for on domestic terrorism won the National Press Club Award for Distinguished Online Journalism in 2000.