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.
(Excerpt) Read more at hotair.com ...
“Exit polls reported by CNN and updated this week reveal that a historically robust 38 percent of Hispanic voters cast ballots for House Republican candidates in 2010 more than in 2006 (30 percent) and 2008 (29 percent). In fact, since 1984, Republican House candidates have only won a higher percentage of the Hispanic vote in one election: 2004. This level of Hispanic support for Republican candidates came despite widespread pre-election claims by advocates for illegal immigration that the Arizona law and a pro-rule-of-law stand would undercut Hispanic support for Republicans.” Let’s keep it up and we’ll have Barry thrown out of in the next election.
Hope and Change is leading to disillusionment by the followers. The Messiah has no clothes, there is no free mortgage, no free lunch, etc.
Self reliance, fair playing field, and getting government out of the way of the entrepreneurial minded citizens will be the meme moving forward.
Truth and love will always gain ground with anyone worth gaining ground.
Lead with truth and love, and people will follow - and vote for.
“The Messiah has no clothes, there is no free mortgage, no free lunch, etc.”
Oh please Mike tell me it ain’t so!
Take this with a grain of salt. The GOP will get the support of conservative Hispanics so long as Republicans represent conservative principles and family values. If the GOP continues trying to gain the Hispanic vote by appeasing illegals, the spread between 20 percent and thirty percent will be a crap shoot, depending on how appealing the Democratic candidates are.
Most Hispanics I know personally are conservative. In New Mexico we just elected the first female Hispanic Governor and she is as conservative as they come.
But we continue to have the message bent, called 'racist', etc. How can we expect the electorate to vote with strong moral conviction for good candidates when we do not offer clear and outright choices. The Democrats want to eliminate the border, give citizenship to illegals, and bankrupt social security by including anyone and everyone. Make it a clear choice, and the voters will flock to the right one.
Would you capitalize White Anglo Saxon Protestant, or just call us crackers and leave it at that?
Enlighten me as to why the descendants of the Conquistadors - the most murderous group of settlers to come to the Americas - somehow deserve some sort of special consideration and recognition, when their entire history is one of horrifying degradation, social collapse, and thuggery as government.
The last three weeks have flown by. It seems just like yesterday that I stood before you on Election Night as we took our first significant step toward moving our state in a new direction. Since that night, we have been working diligently to find the principled leaders who will guide our state agencies, and we have begun the review process that will help us trim state government and get back on track.
I also announced that Richard E. May was my nominee for Secretary of the Department of Finance and Administration (DFA). As you know, the reality of the budget situation has grown progressively worse in the last few weeks. We have gone from having a quarter billion dollar deficit to one thats nearly half a billion dollars.
As I work each day to build a team that represents the values and principles I communicated during the campaign, I am reminded of so many friends I met along the way. I will never forget the words of wisdom and counsel each one of you imparted during the 15 months I traveled our beautiful state.
I, more than anyone, have much to give thanks for.
This Thanksgiving, as you sit and enjoy special moments with family and friends, please know that I am deeply humbled by the trust and confidence you have placed in me. As your Governor, I will work day and night to get New Mexicos books in order, create jobs, reform education and end the abuse of the public trust.
God Bless each one of you and Happy Thanksgiving to all.
Governor-elect Susana Martinez [New Mexico]
There are so many factors to consider in gaining ground in elections. The media, and I’m pretty sure deliberately, almost always focuses on GOP support lagging amongst some narrow group... and if that can’t be shown, they will flog the notion that it surely will lag if Republicans don’t move sufficiently towards the liberal perspective. What goes unsaid is what other groups Republicans are gaining support with, as well as enthusiasm and turnout differentials, and if that more than offsets the lack of support amongst some group that was never (at least in the near term) going to support Republicans anyway.
I'm equally baffled by that. Sounds like deep-seated racial hatred towards whites based on descent from the Spanish Conquistadors. And this relates to your post somehow?
As the children of illegals start to vote, Hispanics will become an 80% Democrat voting bloc.
US citizens who happen to be of Hispanic ethnicity are getting screwed just as badly by all the problems caused by this regime as anyone else. There’s no reason why they wouldn’t see the GOP as a way to solve those problems.
They opposed Whitman, the Republican candidate because she fired her illegal alien maid slave...The illegal maid turned on her, with all the Hispanics coming out in support for their illegal friends and relatives.
“Now, even that argument, which lets be honest was really their plan b argument, seems to be falling apart.”
Exactly - and the fact that us Conservatives, and future Tea Partiers were being told that Obama was popular, and the Senate was stacked against us (R to D ratio), meant that seats would be lost in 2010. In fact, the days of the Two Party System were essentially over, for a long time...and the only hope for us was to do what ‘conservatives’ in Europe had done, which was keep the name, but just be a bit lighter on the Socialism stuff than the Dems.
No one was talking about gaining a thing in 2010 with the Republican Party as it was, much less a BLOWOUT.
They really wanted us gone and THANKFULLY Rush and the new media wouldn’t allow them to get their way.
“(In my estimation, 38 percent is nothing to write home about but the trend line is, at least, finally going in the right direction)”
In my opinion 38% is AWESOME. The Dems are betting their existence on Hispanics taking the place of New Deal Democrats who are rapidly dieing off (the ones that wouldn’t care if Mao came back from the dead to lead the Dems, as long as the Dems weren’t the evil Republicans). If the Hispanics can even keep up these numbers, the Dems will have to wait GENERATIONS to get their power back. There simply is not enough blacks and gays in this country to make them viable, no matter how much they try.