Skip to comments.Jeb Bush: GOP needs to reach out to Latinos now
Posted on 01/13/2011 8:47:59 PM PST by moonshinner_09
MIAMI Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Republican gathering Thursday evening that the time is now to connect better with Latino voters, not two months before the general election.
Bush is co-chairing a conference Friday of the new Hispanic Action Network, part of the GOP's latest efforts to forge ties with the growing number of Latino voters. The conference will focus on trade, immigration, media outreach and education.
"Typically what happens in politics is you're working hard and you say, 'Oh gosh, we better start working at campaigning in the Hispanic community,' and it's like Sept. 15," he told the crowd at the elegant Biltmore Hotel in the Miami suburb of Coral Gables. "This is not about politics. This is about the conservative cause. If you look over the horizon over the next 10 or 20 years...without an active involvement of Hispanics, we will not be the governing philosophy."
The Hispanic Action Network is backed by former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman, whose American Action Network funneled more than $30 million in campaign funds to Republicans in about 30 congressional races last year.
With the Latino population growing in swing states such as Nevada, Colorado and Florida, Republicans need to chip away at Hispanics' overall 2-1 preference for Democrats to have any hope of capturing the presidency.
Democrats are confident their party's efforts on health care, education and the economy will continue to appeal to Hispanic voters, whom they believe have been turned off by Republican campaign attacks on illegal immigrants.
But Bush and other Republicans have long maintained their party is a natural fit for Hispanics, particularly recent immigrants. They cite the party's social conservatism, anti-abortion stance and support for private school vouchers and lower taxes. Voters last year elected several Latino Republicans to prominent posts, including U.S.
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GOP needs to reach out to AMERICANS!
Gosh, maybe one or two happen to be hispanic too.
Attempting to pander to a racial group doesn’t work.
I would like to do my part Jeb. I will reach out to Latinos and push the illegal ones back across the boarder. How about that.
If you do not get a good part of the latino vote in California you will lose. Jeb is speaking the truth because we do not enforce our borders nor our immigration laws.
“Reaching out” to any minority doesn’t work for Conservatives. We’re not as able at telling lies as are Liberals.
Are we there yet?
A media solution
Then maybe he ought to start advocating we DO enforce the border and the laws. Instead of pimping amnesty like a stinking democrat.
Well then reach out and tell them the truth.
Talk about deluded! If he believes that recent Hispanic immigrants are the most natural fit for Republicans, then the guy is severely confused. Why does he think Clinton and other Dims have made mad pushes to register as many recent immigrants as possible, during 1996 (skipping required FBI checks) and other years.
Nothing will damage the Republican party more than another stupid, pander to Hispanics strategy like W and Rove pushed for most of their eight years in the WH.
“Jeb Bush: GOP needs to reach out to Latinos now”
And what exactly does he mean by that?
Open up the borders even more?
Amnesty for the illegals?
Everybody learn spanish?
Pass the nightmare act?
Just STFU and go away you RINO bastard
Jeb another one worlder and proponent of UN Agenda 21
Jeb Bush’s wife is Hispanic from someplace ... and that is his driving factor to KISS UP TO ILLEGAL ALIENS ... He is a fat geopolitical know nothing... STFU Jeb Bush...
They don’t call it the “stupid party” for nothing. Most immigrants/nonwhites do not vote for Republicans, they never have, and they never will. Yet the Stupid Party will move farther and farther left in a futile attempt to outpander the Dems.
Hey Jeb Got a Idea put a Illegal under each arm and YOU leave the country.
We need to stay the course of principle.
Whomever gets aboard that train are our brothers.
jeb is as he was and will be... a POS
when the Hispanic community want to make a SHTF time in Florida and other places, guess what, they will not ask permission because they are integrated as Americans.
“Reach out” = weasel words. In practice the term is expected to mean something like “cave, surrender, grovel.”
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