said, “We’re not generating enough angry white guys to stay in business for the long term.” Now Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) has warned the GOP that it urgently needs to expand its base:
“Republicans need to understand that their political problems are neither tactical nor transitory,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.). “They are structural and demographic. The hard truth is the GOP coalition constitutes a shrinking portion of the electorate. To change that daunting reality, Republicans must appeal to groups that are currently outside their ranks or risk becoming a permanent minority.”
House Speaker John Boehner's refusal to take up immigration reform, despite growing Hispanic negativity toward the GOP, indicates that the Republicans are not heeding such warnings.