Is the Republican Party bad for America? Sadly, I say yes. This was the party of Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, Reagan. Now, it seems absent any vision except a lust to return to power by any means possible.
There is a quiet battle underway inside the GOP over how the Party will position itself with respect to immigration reform -- and just as importantly -- the fastest-growing demographic in country: Hispanic Americans.
Does the GOP choose the backward-looking, anti-immigrant route led by Senate candidate J.D. Hayworth, or the path toward real immigration solutions, led by Grover Norquist, who is supporting Hayworth's primary opponent John McCain?