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.
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.
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.