Every time Republicans try to reinvent themselves, another issue pops up that puts them in a bind(er?). It’s a little like playing Whack-A-Mole, and they always lose.
On 3, everybody: 1… 2… 3… Awwww!
A strong majority of Latino voters — Democrats, Republicans and independents — supports stiffer gun control laws, including more vigorous background checks and creation of a national database of gun owners, according to a new survey of that increasingly important slice of the electorate.
The poll suggests Latinos tend to lean leftward in the gun debate regardless of political affiliation, which could further complicate GOP efforts to boost Latino support after November’s poor showing.
54% even supported a ban on semiautomatic weapons. However, only 39% said they were for allowing teachers or security personnel to carry loaded guns on campus.
So GOP, your pretend outreach effort is hitting another brick wall, especially because women also tend to support common sense gun safety measures.
And you Republicans know what happens when you lose female voters. Coincidentally, Laura Bush just said that Republicans “frightened” women. And for anyone with any remaining doubts, two words: Mitt Romney.