I must be the only one that seems to think that neither Mexicans nor Gays are the intended audience of the Republican “outreach” initiative. I think the intended audience is their socially conservative base, who are, once again, going to get sold out by the institutional party and its anti-tax establishment.
This is just their excuse for letting an immigration bill pass and for doing nothing to stop gay marriage nationally. Notice they haven’t backed down on the budget or guns yet. That’s because they are not experiencing a sustained tidal wave of negative consequences on those issues, and neither of them have really cost them the White House recently.
I doubt gays and Latinos are going to become Republicans immediately en masse, but if the party ever wants them it has to start at some point.