Legal Insurrection tacitly wonders about the same thing that I’ve been wondering about: what happens to the Democrats when/if the long-trumpeted Latino demographic shift – one fueled by thirty years of constant immigration from Mexico – well, stops?
Spoiler warning: probably nothing all that good.
A four-decade tidal wave of Mexican immigration to the United States has receded, causing a historic shift in migration patterns as more Mexicans appear to be leaving the United States for Mexico than the other way around, according to a report from the Pew Hispanic Center.
It looks to be the first reversal in the trend since the Depression, and experts say that a declining Mexican birthrate and other factors may make it permanent.
You see, guessing wrong about this sort of thing can be messy. It can be particularly messy when you have, as the saying goes, trampled over old friends in your haste to make new ones. Contrary to popular progressive belief, groups like, say, working class whites know when people are urinating on them and calling it precipitation; and they are perfectly happy to go elsewhere where they might be more wanted…
Shorter Moe Lane: …Oops?
PS: Mind you, it was more asserted than proven that Latino votes were going to go overwhelmingly Democratic from now until the end of time.