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Demographic trends? Demographic trends. They don’t care about any demographic trends…

Via No More Mister Nice Blog and Booman:

…Arizona’s “papers, please” law couldn’t have come at a worse time for the Republicans.  Yes, it’s going to help them in 2010 and probably 2012.  After that?  The downhill slope into the dustbin of history gets really steep, really fast…

…There’s a reason why Republicans are trying to blow a hole in the 14th Amendment’s Citizenship clause, people.  It’s because without eliminating the citizenship (and therefore right to vote) of the next generation of Latinos, the GOP becomes a Southern and Rocky Mountain regional party at best.  They’ve gone all in on this one and there’s no other way out…

Table 3. Annual Estimates of the Resident Population by Sex, Race, and Hispanic Origin for Missouri: April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009 [downloadable Excel file]:

July 1, 2000 (One Race)

White – 4,697,967

Black – 631,139

Hispanic – 116,719

July 1, 2009 (One Race)

White – 4,900,629

Black – 678,710

Hispanic – 199,031

It’s the rate of population increase, silly.

Think about those trends on a regional and national level.

Previously:

Roy Blunt: Arizonans need to protect themselves (May 4, 2010)

Roy Blunt thinks Arizona immigration law “just common-sense” (April 29, 2010)

Representative Mark Parkinson (r): “Show us your papers, please.” (April 29, 2010)