Republicans are usually pretty good at politics, at least compared to Democrats, but they have one serious political weakness that they just can't seem to reckon with. John Boehner has declined to host the capitol's annual Cinco de Mayo celebration insulting to the the fastest growing ethic demographic in the country.
And they are very well aware of it.
Give Bush and Rove credit for at least seeing the writing on the wall. The far right Republicans are blind to the consequences of this.