So even if Obama initiates Executive Amnesty, these numbers suggest it might not be the electoral apocalypse republicans think it would be. The conventional wisdom is that if Obama legalizes 11-20 million illegals living here in the US with work visas, and a pathway to citizenship, but no immediate voting privileges, the democrats would almost immediately declare that "in the US there can be no caste system here, no subclass of people, and that these new "citizens" should have conferred upon them, immediate and full voting rights.
Democrats assume that they would never lose another election with that many Hispanics voting democrat. But not so fast my friend, that's only true if Hispanics do indeed vote democrat, but two governor's races showed otherwise.
David Purdue (R) Georgia and Greg Abbot (R) Texas, both anti-amnesty candidates, won their governorships with better than 40% Hispanic votes going their way.
If and when Obama confers citizenship on these people, the GOP had better create an economic environment that is friendly to entrepreneurship and financial independence among all citizens or else the democrats will seduce them onto the government welfare roles the way they've done the African-American minority.....an abyss of dependence that is difficult if not impossible to climb out of once mired in it.
This would mean rolling back hundreds of business-strangling regulations imposed by mincing bureaucrats working for Obama. I wonder if republicans have the stomach for the media backlash that will come if they start dismantling the Obama welfare state? I doubt it.