Every so often, David Brooks makes sense. This time it’s because he’s frustrated at his fellow conservatives who are digging in their heels over the doomed immigration reform bill.
Whether this bill passes or not, this country is heading toward a multiethnic future. Republicans can either shape that future in a conservative direction or, as I’ve tried to argue, they can become the receding roar of a white America that is never coming back.
That’s what’s at stake.
By the time the Republicans finally learn to reach out to a minority, it will be the white folks.