Skip to comments.Latinos Go Conservative
Posted on 10/23/2010 7:11:34 AM PDT by Kaslin
The president's pandering and fear mongering are not working, and the nation's fastest growing demographic is rapidly turning away from his socialist policies.
As if the White House didnt have enough to worry about, a recent Gallup poll piled on bad news for President Obama. At the beginning of 2010 the president enjoyed support from 69% of Hispanics. By May that number was down to 57%. Now just 55% of Hispanics support the president and his liberal agenda. This news by itself is devastating to the Democrats’ prospects in the 2010 midterm elections.
But whats going on behind the numbers could possibly be a harbinger of doom for Obamas re-election in 2012. Across the country conservative Latino organizations are springing up as fast as illegal immigrants are streaming across the border. And these organizations are not content to just conduct meetings and complain about the liberal takeover in Washington. Some are taking action. In Dallas, Amigos de Patriots is launching an online and TV ad campaign called Vote your Values, Vote Conservative. The idea is to remind Hispanics that their ancestors fled countries where prosperity was killed by left-wing regimes. The 30-second spots also take on social issues like abortion, a practice that is dear to liberals and Democrats but that the Latino community at large finds offensive.
Another organization is the Conservative Hispanic Society (CHS). This group boasts thousands of paid members in nearly all 50 states, and its recent campaigns have urged Latinos to Vote Your Values. The reasoning is that Hispanics are conservative on many issues. They value a strong work ethic and dont believe the government ought to take an unfair share of honest money earned through hard work. On that front, they like to work and dont advocate liberal policies that destroy the job market. The CHS also believes there is no majority in the Latino community that sanctions abortion on demand.
The CHS has endorsed Pastor Stephen Broden, an African American, in the 30th Congressional District race in Texas. Hes trying to unseat liberal Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, who is embroiled in a scholarship scandal. The CHS has also endorsed Sharron Angle in Nevada. The group event called Angles opponent racial Reid. That was a reaction to a recent comment from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid: I dont know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican. The CHS also prides itself on having members of all races in paid membership. The group says all people that believe in conservative Hispanic values are welcome.
It is tragic that so many Latinos whose families risked so much to come to the promise that was America are finding that the leftist polices that made them flee their countries of origin have now taken root in the seats of power in Washington, D.C.
The most liberal president in U.S. history has taken pride in his consolidation of government control over the American people. He calls it “change.” Those first and second generation Hispanics, along with some from the third generation that know history, have seen this type of change before. But Obama has far greater accomplishments that will never find their way into a DNC ad. Without President Obama, and his special brand of radical liberalism, the Tea Party would have never been born. And thousands of everyday Americans would still be on the sidelines just living their lives. President Obamas greatest accomplishment may be the awakening of the conservative movement in the Latino community. Many are starting to take a look at Obamas change and are recoiling in disgust. This time, instead of fleeing, Hispanics are choosing to fight!
Many Latinos these days are ‘conservative Christians’ and they have religious leaders that are leading the troops to the Right. I think it’s great. Fewer abortions, more family oriented.
Good! Now maybe they’ll get the G-dam border sealed.
Not this b.s. again. NR had a great study during the Bush admin about how far gone "Latino culture" really is. Hispanics that are libertarian or conservative? Sure, like me, there are a few here and there, but by and large "Latinos" are in a competition with other race-oriented groups to see how much they can suck from the system.
Anybody that puts ridiculously unimportant and romantic notions about their "race" above anything else is never going to be a functional member of a representative republic.
Yes indeed, diverteach...the majority of hispanics in America want the stinkin’ border(s) sealed too.
Dunno about that. Where I am, I’m aware that the religiously-conservative “Latino” churches are not by and large conservative. What drives them? What are they most vocal about? US gringos trying to secure their borders and how horrible the US is to their Chicano “brothers.”
You said, “...but by and large “Latinos” are in a competition with other race-oriented groups to see how much they can suck from the system.”
I humbly and respectfully disagree with you.
Really? Does that mean they are going to insist on doing away with the "Hispanic-American" moniker? Are they going to denounce and insist the disbanding of the Hispanics Caucus, LaRaza, MEChA, LULAC and all the other race advocacy groups? Otherwise their so called 'conservatism' is a bunch of hypocritical BS.
Empiricism trumps punditry and hyperbole. Sorry about that.
To start with, Mexican-Americans have never been monolithic. This is a very wise political move on their part. But when you ask them what they care about, it does not look good for either Obama or the left.
Like everyone else, they are very aware of high unemployment, and are distrustful of policies that may cause even higher unemployment.
Next, they have a greater understanding of the near civil war going on in Mexico right now. They, like most Mexican citizens, still remember their last bloody civil war, and they are deeply opposed to another one. This puts them on the side of law and order.
Mexican Americans are even very split on the idea of stricter border controls. Many are strongly in favor of them, for several reasons. Many, especially those with family still in Mexico, want at least the option of their families coming north. But again, the cartel wars are making the north of Mexico so dangerous even for border crossers, that it is becoming intolerable.
Then, Mexican-Americans also have America only issues that are far more mundane. But here as well, they are split like the rest of the country in how to deal with them.
Just got called away to the office. Convenient timing, perhaps....but sincerely unintentional. I will address this thread later tonight.
Unmentioned is what these new groups believe concerning amnesty for illegals, and what they believe concerning border security and immigration policies in the future.
The is the same thing Rove and others used to peddle when pushing for amnesty for all illegals (and also fighting every move at border enforcement), all the naturally conservative Latinos, all those natural Republicans.
It’s too soon to tell, and there’s not enough information to know whether these groups are different, or whether they’re just using a different approach from La Raza, but have basically the same goals.
Thru work, I met a Latino fella about 10 years ago. He was a staunch dem and got heavily involved in election matters.......canvassing, get out the vote, driving other Latinos to the polls.
6-7 years ago he started his own business, which has become very successful. He still gets involved in election politics, but now it’s for conservatives.
Over and over and over again I have said that the Republicans must go after the Hispanic vote and the African-American vote very very aggressively. ... these people are not sheep, these people are not slaves.
We have some great candidates this time but we could use many many more. We have to encourage these people to think like we do, we have to encourage them to value freedom, liberty, prosperity, integrity.
I have many friends among them and not all of them are weak minded plantation slaves that enjoy being talked down to by the demon rats in the Democratic Party. Spoken to properly, preached to properly, encouraged properly, and they will go out and vote for the Republican and the conservative candidate if they have a chance and an understanding of what is at stake.
The conservative voting Latino is a myth. There are a few exceptions but not significant enough to chase.
Wishful thinking, assuming a national trend by looking at one man's poll numbers.
Hispanic numbers are just following everyone else's, and reflect Obama's cratering support.
Everyone's ashamed to admit they voted for or support the prez, it doesn't predict future behavior IMHO
We have the conservative Christian Latinos with us. I know a few in my mixed neighborhood.
0bama has the drug cartels and murderers.
I know who I want around me.