During the Colorado legislative session just passed and during the midterm elections last year, state Republicans embraced Arizona-style anti-illegal immigration policy proposals and harsh rhetoric
that alienated Coloradans
, including non-white Republican politicians and supporters and, perhaps most dramatically
, Latino Republicans. Analysts called that kind of politics a sort of longterm suicide mission
given the shifting demographics of the state. An internet map of the country put out today by PolicyLink
brings the point home. In the decades visualized by the map-- 1990 to 2040-- the population of the American southwest, including Colorado, transforms.