Republicans are waging a "war on Hispanics," said MSNBC's/NBC's Tom Brokaw on Monday's airing of Morning Joe, adding that passage of amnesty for millions of foreigners illegally residing in the country is essential to bolster the GOP's political fortunes in the future. He stated:

I think what happened is continuation of the Republican determination to cut out Hispanic votes on their side for as long as they can see. This has been going on for a long time. This is a rejection on the part of the Republican Party that we have Hispanic citizens in this country, and other people, who, in many ways, are inclined to share their values.

[Stuart] Spencer, the genius of Ronald Reagan’s campaign, used to say, “We should have the Hispanic vote in our corner. These are people who are family-oriented, they’re faithful, they work hard. They’ve got all those values. …

It’s hard for me to see the big picture, from a Republican point of view … going forward, and just giving the back of your hand to people who have Hispanic surnames. But for a long, long time, the Republican Party has been declaring war in Hispanics in this country.

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Brokaw also pushed for widespread amnesty under the guise of “comprehensive reform.” He added that Hispanics work in meat-packing plants “that a lot of Americans just don’t want to do… these are terrible jobs," framing Hispanics as a necessary underclass for working menial jobs.

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