Daily Show’s John Oliver on Immigration Reform and GOP panic over Latino voters

The Daily Show’s John Oliver does a great segment on Republican panic over immigration reform, in this case their panic over losing the Latino vote forever if immigration reform doesn’t pass.

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I’d written a few days ago about how GOP Senator Lindsey Graham, who previously had threatened to kill immigration reform if it helped the plight of binational gay couples, is now suddenly saying that it’s irresponsible to threaten to kill immigration reform because it will make the GOP lose the Latino vote forever.

Here’s what Graham had to say:

“If we don’t pass immigration reform, if we don’t get it off the table in a reasonable, practical way, it doesn’t matter who we run in 2016,” [Graham] said. “We’re in a demographic death spiral as a party.

The only way we can get back in the good graces of the Hispanic community, in my view is pass comprehensive immigration reform.”

John Oliver had this to say about Lindsey Graham’s “demographic” concern for Latinos :

“I say to you the Hispanic community, we choose to help you not because we want you, but because mathematically we feel we have to.”

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