Skip to comments.GOP Gaining Ground With Hispanics?
Posted on 11/27/2010 11:13:19 AM PST by mandaladon
Remember all the hand-wringing from those smart conservative pundits (you know who they are) who, after the 2008 election, argued that the GOP had to moderate or else risk extinction?
Once it became clear that 2010 would be a good year for Republicans, many of these same folks quickly pivoted, adopting a nuanced argument that went like this:
Sure the GOP can have a good year in 2010 but thats a mid-term election. Winning in 2010, however, will actually reinforce the GOPs silly notion that they can win the future without changing their conservative (read mean-spirited) ideology. After all, changing demographics mean that conservatism will eventually go the way of the dodo
Now, even that argument, which lets be honest was really their plan b argument, seems to be falling apart.
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This is cetainly true with non mexican Hispanics. Its an uphill fight for the average Joe/Jane because Spanish TV (US) is tightly controlled by mexicans and extremely anti US/conservative. About like the regular MSM.
That’s true, but as the Mexican population of California grows, the pressure to assimilate into American society will diminish even further, and the desire to rejoin Mexico, or to create a separate country, will grow stronger.
Once California becomes majority Mexican, where will the loyalties of its new majority lie: with America, or Mexico?
Fella, I don't know what your problem is, and frankly don't give a crap. But since you asked, yes, if using the term Anglo Saxon in a sentence, I would capitalize it. Why? For the same reason I capitalized Hispanic - because in both cases it is grammatically correct according to my Merriam-Webster dictionary.
I'll thank you to not assign your BS motives to my posts!!
That’s only if Republicans keep doing what they’ve been doing.
1000 babies from illegal aliens are delivered at tax payer expense at Parkland Hospitals in Texas, every month..
That's every single month, at just one hospital in Texas.
It means the political ground is shifting in ways yet to be discerned, but that the old identity bigotry of the Left is not going to work as well as it has in the past.
Those who would write off Hispanics because they are "Just like the black vote" are seriously in error and need very much to take a cold hard look at what is going on, and what is possible for the future.
What happened to simply being an American?
GAAAACK! I want to puke.
Follow the advice of the so-called “moderates” and Obama will win at least one more term.
Not the ones that become Protestants, they are about a 50/50 vote.
JaguarXKE is right-those sentiments sound a bit over the top-and everyone who can read a history book knows that most Hispanics are NOT purely Spanish, but a mixture of the truly dreadful conquistadores and the native population of the Americas who were used and abused by them-we are an ethnic group, not a “race”.
I’m an American of Hispanic ancestry-my (Republican/conservative) family has lived in what is now Texas since the 1700’s, having come here to raise livestock and crops. No one in my family even tolerates mojados/illegals, nor do most of the Americans of Hispanic ancestry that I know, so please do not tar us with that illegal-loving brush.
Amnesty! Amnesty! We can't be on the wrong side of Amnesty!
“Hispanics will become an 80% Democrat voting bloc.” Only in California, and then only because it is a lunatic-run red state...
You said it, brother. If I hear the phrase “coveted Hispanic vote” one more time I’ll shriek. Do Hispanic votes count more than other people’s votes? It seems like it. Fact is, the reason their votes are so “coveted” is because both parties know that Hispanics are going to be the majority. And the reason they’re going to be the majority is because we’ve allowed tens of millions of them to flood in, legally and illegally, while giving even the children of illegals automatic citizenship. It’s like allowing your next-door neighbors to come live with you and your family, and then being in the position of having to kowtow to them and kiss their butts because very soon there will be more of them than there are of you.
Folks, you must remember that “Hispanics” unlike American Blacks are a politically diversified group of Americans and.... have been for many years assimilating into the general USA population. Like any other “foreign group”, whether they be Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, Cubans or from any number of Latin, Central or South American countries they never have voted solidly as one political block. Only a fool would do that!!! It leaves no room for leverage or political pressure. Hispanics are just the same as any other immigrant group. One day when Black folk begin to get it, they too, will begin the assimilation that will lead them from the bottom of the economic totem pole they have been chained too by their leaders (NAACP & CBC) and the Democrat Party. That movement has already started within the “Black” middle class, witness the large numbers of Blacks that have just run, some of them successfully for national, state and local political offices as Conservative Republicans. The large majority of American Blacks still blindly, and without good reason, follow Obama and the Democrat Party, a huge blunder and mistake that is hurting their advance dramatically on many fronts. However, study of the recent mid-term elections regarding voter turnout reveals both significant numbers of Hispanics and Blacks failed to turnout and vote Democrat this election cycle. Maybe the hope and change of the “real” world and not the flim/flam mantra of failed POTUS Obama is beginning to hit home. Let hope and pray that is so for the good of millions of Black American citizens and the USA in total. Hispanics, get it, and are on their way, thank you!!!
My first husband was from New Mexico, and we went there to visit his family frequently. It always seemed to me that most of the liberals there were centered in Santa Fe and the other tourist-y areas like ski resorts, etc-and most of them seemed to be from California originally. It was sort of like the Austin area is here in Texas, only bigger. A lot of conservative territory could be reclaimed if transplanted liberals could be induced to return to California...
Good God! There are plenty of conservative Americans of Hispanic descent like me, whose families have lived in what was Spanish territory when America was a British colony-does that make me one of “them”? All the Hispanics in America did not swim across the Rio Grande, or come illegally to the US from elsewhere in South/Central America within the last 30 years.
Snort! What a crock. Is flying flags from foreign countries (hanging from rear view mirrors), referring to mexico as "my country" and speaking spanish whenever they can now considered assimilating?
Thank you-I daresay you have not witnessed any of these extreme, anti-American antics described by some here by legal immigrants or mojados in your home town, any more than I have. I have seen film of them on TV though-in California and Nevada. Illegals are breaking the law to begin with-arrest them and send tjem back to wherever hell hole they came from-and legal immigrants who do things like that should have their citizenship applications seriously questioned.
Oops! Let me trade that for “them” and “whatever”.
Well, good for you! But that doesn’t change the fact that tens of millions of Hispanics have flooded in in recent years, that we have given citizenship even to the children of illegals, and that they will be the majority, making both parties feel that they need to pander to them. I never said “every” American of Hispanic descent was this or that. Do not react emotionally or think that every post is “about you.”