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John McCain voices a truism that too many of his fellow Republicans simply refuse to accept

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Republican Sen. John McCain is notorious for alternately peddling wisdom and nonsense, but THIS TIME he nails the truth:

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) continued to warn his party peers on Monday over the electoral fallout of alienating Hispanic voters, saying candidly that “the Republican Party cannot win a national election” without robust support from the emerging voting bloc.

During an interview on “NewsHour,” McCain said that enacting comprehensive immigration reform would put Republicans “on a playing field” with Democrats in competing with Hispanic voters. If not, McCain cautioned, the White House may forever be out of reach for a party that has already lost the popular vote in five out of the last six presidential elections:

So it’s not – you just can’t go to the electorate and say, we blocked everything that President Obama was trying to do. I think you got to show them some positive results and some positive vision for the future.

And I’ll say one other thing to you: If we don’t enact immigration reform, I don’t – let’s say we enact it, comprehensive immigration reform – I don’t think it gains a single Hispanic voter, but what it does, it puts us on a playing field where we can compete for the Hispanic voter.

If we don’t do that, frankly, I don’t see – I see further polarization of the Hispanic voter and the demographics are clear that the Republican Party cannot win a national election. That’s just a fact.

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