So, one of the smarter things Rove and Bush tried to do is bring minorities into the Republican fold. They had to see the writing on the wall. The core constituency of the Republican party, white males, is not growing. The major reason their political influence remains disproportionately high is due to a lack of political involvement on the behalf of minorities - particularly hispanics. Now that that community is finally engaged, it coincides right with the Republican notion that it needed to retain its base by embracing hatred to hispanics under the guise of immigration reform. The most immigration friendly Republican candidate eventually became the nominee, but it looks like the damage has been done. Republicans may have lost hispanic Americans for a generation. They are on pace to lose women, and every other minority votes Democratic.