Demonstrators with the groups National Day Laborer Organizing Network, Workers United of Washington and the #Not1More Campaign, protest an increase in deportations and President Barack Obama's immigration policies outside the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute's Gala Dinner at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, last week. AFP File PHOTO / Saul LOEBSAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images ORG XMIT: 516270669 US-POLITICS-IMMIGRATION-PROTEST
An off-year election is an opportunity for the winning party to learn the wrong lessons. Such an opportunity beckons for Republicans. They are poised to win elections, and may possibly gain control of the Senate, in part because the most loyal Democratic constituencies — single women, blacks and Hispanics — tend not to participate as energetically in non-presidential years.