Skip to comments.When can we let go of the myth of the “conservative” Hispanics?
Posted on 02/26/2010 6:08:35 AM PST by jmaroneps37
We are in the ugly situation of being governed by Marxist socialists because of a few groups of voters who turned their back on American freedoms for their own benefit by voting for Obama.
Hispanics were one such group. The media constantly touts Hispanics as conservatives and thus people real conservatives should kowtow to for fear they would stop supporting Republicans. Those of us that watch politics know calling Hispanics conservatives is a lie.
Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry has been on the frontline of dealing with these conservative Hispanics and his sorry record should serve as a reminder of the folly of bargaining with a group whose main goal seems to be erasing our border controls.
Its long past time that the Republican Party stops sucking up to Hispanics or any other groups masquerading as conservatives who black mail patriotic Americans with charges of racism.
Governor Perrys in state tuition bribe
In a recent poll more than half of Hispanics in Texas self identified as conservatives, but talk is cheap. At this news a Texas Democrat responded Rick Perry doesnt frighten Hispanics because he has distanced himself from immigration hard-liners in the GOP.
In fact Perry has a record of being soft on illegal aliens and has given them in state tuition rates at Texas state colleges. He has said he want[s] to [only] keep out.. people that are smuggling drugs and people.
In 2002 Perry got 13% of the Hispanic vote, in 2006 only 14% while Democrats got three times as many.
By the numbers
Hispanics registered 57% Democrat; just 23% Republican; 66% voted for Obama.
Calling Hispanics conservatives is ridiculous. Appeasement doesnt work, ask Rick Perry.
Were in the midst of a conservative revolution. We should welcome true conservatives but voter blackmail stops now.
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Just look at where the Hispanics come from ... Socialism and the perpetual homes of the promised free lunches that never seem to show up.
We can dump the idea of conservative Hispanics about the time we dump the idea of the conservative black.
It just ain’t gonna happen.
No offense to blacksuga.
Let’s stop treating “Hispanics” as a monolith. Some Spanish speakers from some LatAm countries (Colombia, Cuba, Peru and Chile, for example) tend to be conservative, both socially and politically.
The great majority of Mexicans and Puerto Ricans are not, mainly because they were poor and uneducated in their home countries and were absorbed into the Democratic Party as soon as they got here.
However, the thing that is true among all Latin American cultures is a great love of entrepreneurship. The dream of every Dominican arriving in New York was to start his own little grocery store or car service or some other business, and this was true of Puerto Ricans, too. If you look at Mexican areas, you’ll see hundreds of little businesses, founded by Mexican immigrants (look at black areas, and you’ll see almost no black-founded or owned small businesses).
So the appeal that must be made by Republicans is to the fundamental desire for independence and financial achievement that is the basis of Latin American entrepreneurship.
The most recent Hispanic immigrants are generally uneducated and impoverished. The Marxist tactics of free goodies for votes greatly appeals to them.
Exactly. Blacks are even worse, 94% voted for obama. Even people like J.C. Watts who supposedly was so conservative couldn’t repeal the magnetic attraction to vote for the big 0.
Lets also get rid of the myths that most blacks are conservative and that 75% of Americans think of themselves as conservatives. Elections dont lie. 90-95% of blacks are liberal. The country is divided 30%leftist loons, 30% conservatives, 40% mushy moderates.
There are many conservatives who are ‘hispanic.’ The way to build a base among them is the same way to build a base of conservatives of any other ancestry - with conservative ideas. We need to stop this goofy game of breaking people into politically meaningless groups and targeting them with what we think they want to hear.
Whatever social conservatism they bring here with them is generally gone by the next generation. Take a look at the piece Michelle Malkin has up about the young hispanic man whose immigrant parents told him to “work hard and don’t be a burden on your new country”. That lasted until he figured out he could join Americorps and get $30K stipend, get all his student loans forgiven, and yet still receive food stamps. Now he is a leading Obamabot.
I know a few conservative Hispanics. They are educated and second generation in this country - legally. They are also doctors. They can’t STAND Obama!
How do you define an Hispanic?
Yeah, but only while they think of themselves as Hispanic. Once they think of themselves as American, it's much easier.
We should focus on the similarity of their experience with that of Germans, Irish, and others that immigrated and how they became part of our union.
An Ellis Island on the north shore of the Rio Grande would be a good start. It worked for other groups.
Mexicans like our black brothers and sisters,are socially conservative for the most part but when it comes to fiscal issues, many(not all) will vote for the candidate that promises them the most goodies.
Cubans,Guatemalans, Salvadorans and Colombians appear to by all around,solid conservatives.
Let's cut the collective crap....period!
Catering to any group because of their groupage is the very basis of the liberal mindset, and we need to distance ourselves from it altogether, IMHO.
Conservative ideals MUST be based on the individual FIRST, as the individual selves of the People are the very foundation of our naturally given rights.
Stand on solid ground, and the followers will take care of themselves.
Let’s let go of other myths, too. My favorite is that if he had lived, somehow JFK would be a conservative today.
That’s absurd. He would have been one of the worst liberals on the scene. I know about his opinions then, but odds are he would be a sickening lib in 2010.
The Catholic Church promotes Socialism, why wouldn’t Catholic Hispanics do the same?
“Let’s stop playing make believe with the Hispanic vote. Hispanics will always vote Democrat and if selling out our border security is the price of getting them to vote Republican we have to tell them ‘thanks but no thanks.’ I rather go forward without them because we don’t need anymore socialist in our ‘tent.’”
This crap sandwich was promoted by Jorge Arbusto and his sidekick, Rove.
The changing demographic in this country is killing us. I’d be surprised to find that even 10% of the people we are importing will turn out to be conservative voters.
Conservatives who support the present immigration scheme (Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 present to us) are suicidal.
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