Skip to comments.Snowe: GOP Could Be Alienating Hispanics
Posted on 08/07/2009 8:15:45 AM PDT by rabscuttle385
Olympia Snowe said today that her Republican colleagues' pending "no" votes on Sonia Sotomayor raise "a serious concern" about alienating their Hispanic constituencies. The Maine moderate was among the first GOP lawmakers to say she would vote yes, joining Mel Martinez of Florida and Richard Lugar of Indiana on July 17.
Snowe told reporters that voting for Sotomayor "would have certainly been an avenue for appealing to the Hispanic community, where we did poorly in the last election. I think we can ill afford to lose their support in the future when we're attempting to rebuild the Republican Party nationally," she said.
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Nonsense. The Hispanic vote isn’t going to conservatives anyway and we probably should stop daydreaming about it.
Oh please. Nobody said the Dems were alienating Hispanics when they tore apart the supremely well qualified Miguel Estrada and destroyed his nomination.
I’m really tired of identity politics. The GOP needs to start banging the drum that they could care less about anyone’s race and that anyone who mentions it is clearly racist. That’s how the argument should be framed.
Hey Olympia why don’t you drop the facade and just switch parties and be done with it
You beat me to it!!
Well they’ve sure been alienating Conservatives.
“I think we can ill afford to lose their support in the future when we’re attempting to rebuild the Republican Party nationally,” she said.”
Yep. Except, then we are no longer the Republican Party when we start pandering. Dipsh*t...what the hell happened to Maine? Overrun by Massholes?
Yeah, I know, there is a higher percentage of Hispanic racists than white racists, but the Republicans aren't going to outdo the Democrats in pandering to them. Just see how much good Hispandering did for John McCain's vote totals!
It would alienate only the racist Hispanics. ....who of course would never vote GOP anyway.
Sotomayor was incompetent to sit on the High Court.
Enough of this nonsense. You’re “alientating” ME and millions more like me. We’re a helluva lot more important than any racist voters you are pandering to.
Stick to things that you know about, Mam!! Someone from Maine knows nothing about this subject.
8 years of GW Bush pandering didn’t help.
His hispanic Supreme Court and other high court nominees didn’t result in any increase in hispanic or media support.
Stick to principals and let the dem’s pander.
Olympia needs to pull a Specter.
WFC? Hispanics want to make us into Nuevo Mexico, it seems. They won’t vote for conservatives (although I realize the fallacy of that argument with regards to Snowe).
Yet another example of the enemy telling us how we should act in order to gain power...insanity...
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