Skip to comments.Immigration stance may be what turns many red states blue says LINDA CHAVEZ
Posted on 12/02/2007 3:32:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued
Republicans need all the votes they can get next November if they are to have any hope of retaining the White House and winning back control of Congress. But one group of voters among whom the GOP has gained considerable ground over the last few elections now seems about to slip away, perhaps permanently.
Hispanic voters are poised to turn several red states blue come 2008, virtually guaranteeing a Democratic presidential victory and a pickup in congressional seats as well, according to a new analysis of Hispanic voting behavior. "Border Wars: The Impact of Immigration on the Latino Vote," released by the conservative Americas Majority Foundation, demonstrates that congressional Republicans' ham-handed approach to immigration will cost them dearly at the polls.
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I admire Chavez but when it comes to how Americans (both born and naturalized) feel about criminal aliens she is stone blind.
I live in a blue state and in the last election we tossed our open borders RINO out on his butt and replaced him with an anti amnesty conservative republican.
Consider the source and take this info for what it’s worth...
I think that Chavez is correct- illegal aliens are contributing to the Democrats’ electoral victories in histocially unfriendly territory.
I believe the exact opposite of what she has written.
Is Linda still beating this dead horse?
Making millions of illegals citizens and/or giving them then the right to vote will make the GOP go into extinction.
BIG TIME ERROR ON MY PART!
If Republicans don’t stand their ground on border security, they’ll lose elections and deserve to.
The link is broken.
Imagine, some dame named”Linda Chavez” supporting the illegal agenda.
Along with Rino Rudy and all the damn dems.
Good thing she likes to employ illegals under the table or she’d be Madame Secretary Chavez.
She’s got it backwards.
I wrote Chavez off as anyone to take seriously last summer when she came out with her ridiculous accusations and slurs against those who want immigration laws enforced. And she just can’t let go of her sanctimonious preaching and posturing. Not anyone whose opinions I’m interested in.
That is an argument to see immigration and casual citizenship, including dual citizenship that is common today as a national threat.
I admire Chavez but when it comes to how Americans (both born and naturalized) feel about criminal aliens she is stone blind.Well said. I agree with you 100%.
I guess she better switch parties because she'd feel right at home with the left on the issue of immigration.
Was good to know ya, Linda!
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Ms Chavez can scream "Bigot!" "Nativist!" "Xenophobe!" until she turns blue for all I care.
How does she get off saying that Americans of Hispanic descent cheer lawbreaking? Who are her friends?
Snort. Tell it to Eliot Spitzer.
Linda Chavez is suffering from beltway disease.
LEGAL IMMIGRANTS RESENT ILLEGALS.
Illegals don’t vote LEGAL CITIZEN IMMIGRANTS vote. (at least leagally mr. algore)
Chavez is doing the same intoxicant dance as mccain.
too much univision not enough reality.
For 200 years, American grew to be the most powerful country in history without listening to anyone named Chavez.
We need not start now.
She it way out of touch. The most out of touch people with the American people on the planet are those who hold elected office and serve in Washington. Even those clowns were in enough touch to understand that Jorge Bush-Teddy Kennedy Comprehensive Immigration had a very high political price.
I’ve had it with Chavez. She’s a RINO, and I skip over her articles now.
I used to get requests for political contributions from Linda, as much as I admire her, I was finally forced to add a note to her literature and return it to her. She is wrong, wrong, wrong, and seems just as hellbent on destruction (on the immigrant issue) as our President. What is the problem? They just can’t grasp the FACTS. American CITIZENS do not want amnesty, but they continue in their state of denial.
Perhaps she’s polled all the ILLEGALS in those “red” states. She forgets, THEY DON’T COUNT-—and they’d better not be voting! (Does anyone know how, or when, Linda’s parents got here?)
Not to mention the 25MIL plus she has bummed off of people for political purposes, and spent the most of it on herself and family.
Correction: Immigration issue is what may turned blue states red.
She needs to take her whining elsewhere.
Most Republicans are not going to compromise on this issue....even if she's related to most of those crossing from Mexico! LOL
In the 90’s Bill Bennett and Jack Kemp swooped into CA after the Prop 186 was passed, and proceeded to make a speech calling Californians RACISTS.
Now THAT was ham-handed!
Yeah, yeah! They caused such a calamity when they boycotted the stores, too.
Chavez is no different.
It is bordering on outright treason if you ask me.
They want to destroy the country, from the privileged and safe sanctuary of their gated communities, where they lord it over the unwashed masses in flyover country who have to put up with their reprehensible border policies where the real word rubber meets the road on a daily basis at the grassroots of America. They are SO out of touch!!
Christine Todd Whitless for the Hispanic set.
And you want us to give amnesty to 20 million and let all their relatives in too? Geez, that will kill the republican party forever.
If illegals vote illegally
Another RINO is this party.
Another one of the Inside the Beltway folks who labeled whomever disagreed with Amnesty as a “Racist” she can take her .02 cents and stick them where the sun doesn’t shine As far as I’m concerned.
You cannot slap the people you are slandering then try to offer advice Ms. Chavez.
No thanks. sell that crap somewhere else.
Karl Rove’s theory that there is an emerging Hispanic majority was the basis for what got W. into trouble about immigration to begin with. They are delusional if they think that Latinos are going to become Republicans. Maybe the more successful business owners who speak English and can assimilate will but the average undereducated Spanish-speaking blue collar worker isn’t going to go there.
In the end, she will be spot on....
The party changed direction after much groundwork was layed by Reagan, GHWB and GWB. They new what it would take to beat the Dem's and both opened up the big tent Republican party. They all three took heat from the base and Conservative writers for it.
They were right. Conservatives were wrong but they don't yet know it and may never accept it.
I''m afraid the return to 30 years in the minority wilderness is certain because of what has been done by conservatives acting out in a populist manner with no thought to the consequences. They even called what they were doing....principled. But don't they all. History is replete with principled political stupidity.
She’s just trying to stay important. I also wonder what she is getting out of her hysterical rants?
“Karl Roves theory that there is an emerging Hispanic majority was the basis for what got W. into trouble about immigration to begin with.”
Yes, and many Americans know that means “if demographic trends continue.” If we’d enforce our immigration laws and talk no more of amnesties, that emerging majority would never emerge, much to the disappointment of Linda Chavez, I’d guess.
EVERY legal immigrant whom I know is mad at the Republican Party - for not taking a STRONGER stance against illegal immigration!
It is pure racism to associate legal hispanic immigrants with illegals and to assume that legal hispanic immigrants side with illegal immigration. Of course, that’s what I expect out of the left, so there are no surprises here.
BTW, there is one way Chavez may be right: If illegals vote in sufficient numbers, then the Donks will win some of these states. But the Donks wouldn’t stoop to such illegal activity and voter fraud, would they? /sarc
She’s as bad as geraldo. She calls anybody who opposes illegal immigration a “racist”. I lost all respect for her when she went race-baiter.
Believe what you want, and sound like a DUer doing it, as if “I believe” is the pinnacle of logic.
Facts are facts, no matter what you want to believe.
On Fox News, after the YouTube debate they had a focus group and were analyzing reactions to candidates speeches. Whenever anyone made a pro-illegal comment, reactions were poor.
“I’’m afraid the return to 30 years in the minority wilderness is certain because of what has been done by conservatives acting out in a populist manner with no thought to the consequences. They even called what they were doing....principled. But don’t they all. History is replete with principled political stupidity.”
If the Republican returns to 30 years in the minority wilderness, they will have been ‘led’ there by Jorge Bush and Karl Rove, and their stupid forcing of the amnesty/open borders issue. Jorge tried to get this through the House since 2001, and was turned back year-after-year. Polls have shown for years that 70% plus of US citizens are opposed to the non-enforcement of immigration policies, and even the high, 1,000,000+, legal immigration. Bush and Rove were fools to continue pushing their amnesty nonsense when the majority of all US citizens so clearly did not want it. It is they who have damaged the party, and they will be responsible for whatever happens in the next few elections. How stupid of them to force and force such a divisive issue, especially with so little likelihood that poor, new immigrants will become Republicans.
As I said, 70% plus of US citizens have opposed what Jorge/Rove wanted since 1986 and before. There is still an unanswered question: will the voters finally make immigration their vote deciding issue? If so, Republicans will have surprising success in 2008. If not, the stupidity of Jorge and Rove will be largely to blame for any hard times that befall Republicans.
“See you at the bill signing.”
The ‘study’ she cites uses Randy Graf as an example, without pointing out that the RNC campaigned for one of his opponents IN THE PRIMARY, and withheld funding during the general election.
I’m guessing we would also have fewer Republicans in office if the RNC regularly aided the Democrats.
In news accounts, Graf was portrayed as someone who would pull mothers and babies out of their homes at midnight and beat them before tossing them over the border. It takes money to oppose this slander - but instead, the RNC encouraged it!
I will never, ever give a penny to the RNC again. And examples like this bias the report.
Facts are facts, no matter what you want to believe.
In other words, you think the pro-illegal immigration forces will turn this election over to the liberals?
I don't think so. Watch what happens.