Skip to comments.Conservative and Latino
Posted on 07/13/2010 1:49:11 AM PDT by Scanian
Because I am a Latino, most people automatically assume that I am either a liberal or a Democrat, or both. In fact, I am one of those rare creatures: a conservative Hispanic. The unfortunate truth is that the majority of Latinos in my hometown of San Antonio and elsewhere are Democrats, even though they may not share all of the national party's social views or vote in every election. About the only Latino group that is an exception are the Cubans.
Party identification is an inherited family trait, passed down from generation to generation. My wife and I, however, have broken the chain, much to the dismay and even animosity of our respective families. I once told my younger sister that I was leaning more toward the Republican Party, and she responded mockingly: "Where do you get that from?" as if I had contracted a contagious disease. She was dismissive of my views despite the fact that she has a high school diploma and I have a master's in government.
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african americans are also majority social conservative, but they constantly vote democrat for economic reasons. The democrats play up the entitlement mentality in the black community
I had no idea that Eldridge Cleaver became a conservative republican until I read this!
I am also Latino and Conservative. I grew up in a family that is all democrats. I am also Catholic. I believe it was my Catholic upbringing that hepled shape my Conservative views.
I was in high school when I started questioning my family on their political views. I understood that I could not be Catholic and Democrat because of abortion. I also hated Jimmy Carter and beleived Ronald Reagan was our best hope.
Then I enlisted in the Marine Corps. My 22 years of service cemented my conservative beliefs.
With all due respect, this simply isn't true.
Out of wedlock birth rates for blacks have also been far higher than that of whiteys or people of Asian descent.
You might be thinking that a large percentage of blacks who voted for Proposition 8 in California, as well as similar measures in other states, might be an indicator of social conservatism. But for the most part, these sorts of things seem to be anomalies in the grand scheme of black voting patterns than an indication of a new way of thinking.
The two issues above I know are simply the tip of the iceberg when one wants to counter the argument that as a group, blacks are socially conservative. Throw in the voting trends, and there's just simply no way to come to this conclusion.
How someone with a college degree and plenty of opportunities, cannot let go of perpetual victimhood is pathetic.
I’ve written about this before and I’ll do it again. “Latino” or “Hispanic” is a label that has been thrust upon society by a liberal government and re-enforced by the media. People that have been placed in this group have NOTHING in common other than the fact that the speak Spanish. To expect them to have similar voting habits is LUDICROUS!
What does Mr. Dominguez, and self described “Mexican- American” from San Antonio have in common with a “Dominican-American” who grew up in New York? (Oh, how I hate hyphens)
Why don’t they lump Americans of Irish descent with Americans Of Australian or New Zealand or Scottish or Welsh?????.....I think you get the idea.
I agree with you 100%. Personally, I prefer the label “human” to describe my race.
So if my last name is French, am I a “Franco”? How about a German or Russian last name.
Yes, the Marine Corps will do it! Congrats on your 22 years, I hope you’re doing well.
The Democrats created the artificial category of Hispanics in the 1970s as a way to create another class of victims, which they could imbue with special rights and privileges, including affirmative action and minority business set asides. The result is another minority group that votes Democrat. It doesnt matter that, according to the Census Bureau, 51 percent of Hispanics self-identify themselves as white. The Census Bureau has even created the phony category of non-Hispanic whites, which are now 66 percent of the population and will be 50 percent in 2042. The reality is that whites will still be more than 70 percent of the population in 2042.
The Virginia Department of Minority Business defines a minority individual as an individual who is a citizen of the United States or a non-citizen who is in full compliance with United States immigration law and who satisfies one or more of the following definitions:
"1. African American means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Africa and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
2. Asian American means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands, including but not limited to Japan, China, Vietnam, Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Northern Mariana, the Philippines, a U.S. territory of the Pacific, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
3. Hispanic American means a person having origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands or other Spanish or Portuguese cultures and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.
He even went on the 700 Club once upon a time to talk about his conversion experience. He was a very humble character by that time.
Just working from memory, I’m pretty sure that the term “Hispanic” was a concoction of the Nixon administration.
Being a bilingual businessman here in Central Florida, I run into all phases of the “Latino” culture which, as you say, is really a liberal fiction since it is enormously varied. In these parts there are “Tex Mex” people like Mr. Dominguez and they do, in fact, show more GOP tendencies than some of the other groups. As a group in Texas, they provided W quite a bit of support in both his gubernatorial and presidential runs. The recent Mexican immigrants show different political tendencies probably as a result of listening to Democrat activists. I have no doubt how they would vote if given the chance. Cubans are still GOP 2-1 and are diligent about voting. The Puerto Ricans who are populous in the Orlando area are susceptible to ‘Rat propaganda and many have spent time in NY and other liberal areas. I had a debate with a FReeper not long ago in which I showed that Alan Grayson’s district was the most “Hispanicized” in Central Florida (17%)—mainly Puerto Rican.
Nixon and Senator Montoya from New Mexico were part of it. Nixon saw Hispanics as a counterweight to the black vote and Montoya, a Democrat, coined the word “Hispanic.” The label Hispanic was chosen in part because in New Mexico people of Spanish descent such as Montoya referred to themselves as Hispanos, which was anglicized to “Hispanic.
“Hispano” is popular with several of the groups. Cubans tend to dislike it: there used to be a bumper sticker popular in Miami which read, “No soy hispano, soy cubano.”
Everybody needs to feel unique, I suppose.
A lot of what we call Hispanic voting is actually tied to religion, In 2004 George Bush got 56% of the Protestant Hispanic vote, in 2008, against the Obama tsunami, McCain still got 48% of the Protestant Hispanic vote. The Catholic Hispanic vote is a pretty consistent 33% Republican vote.
According to the Catholic News Agency, “Latino Catholics and those without religion are most likely to prefer the Democratic Party, while the non-Catholic Christians prefer the Republican Party.”