“I see that the way we will get the Hispanics and the other groups, the Asians, as part of the Republican Coalition is to get them first part of the great American Coalition. Make them think of themselves, not make but, persuade them to think of themselves primarily as Americans."
Yes, the problem it seems is that groups like Hispanics and Asians who vote heavily Democratic only do so cause they're actually temporarily confused Republicans. Now I'm just gonna go out on a limb here, but I would suggest that instead of Republicans attempting to make Hispanics and Asians think of themselves as Americans, it would probably be a better idea if Republicans themselves started thinking of Hispanics and Asians as Americans first. From there we'll slowly work our way up to deal with that whole three-fifths thing with the Blahs.
Also, a commenter from another website I frequent made a pretty astute observation:
Notice you never hear anyone lamenting the fact that Italian Americans have their own pride and culture, or why Irish Americans have their own holiday, or why non-Polish people can't say Polack. Cultural pride is perfectly fine for white people but is divisive and reverse-racist when blacks or Hispanics partake.
They don't get it, and I'm not sure they ever will.