Skip to comments.How Republicans can win Hispanics back
Posted on 01/26/2012 7:45:48 AM PST by SueRae
In the 15 states that are likely to decide who controls the White House and the Senate in 2013, Hispanic voters will represent the margin of victory.
For the Republican Party, the stakes could not be greater. Just eight years after the partys successful effort to woo Hispanic voters in 2004, this community the fastest-growing group in the United States, according to census data has drifted away. .Although Democrats hold the edge, Republicans have an opportunity. We also have a record of winning Hispanic voters in certain statewide and national elections. Here are four suggestions on how Republican candidates can regain momentum with the most powerful swing voters.
First, we need to recognize this is not a monochromatic community but, rather, a deeply diverse one. Hispanics in this country include Mexicans, Puerto Ricans, Cubans and many others. Some came here 50 years ago to make a better life; others came last year. Some have lots of education, some have none. The traditional Republican emphasis on the importance of the individual has never been more relevant
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What do you mean win them back? They were never with us and they are illegal.
What we need to do is make sure they don’t vote.
I want to hear how Republicans can win back American citizens by acknowledging that they have refused to enforce the law for 30 years.
I just want to make sure that illegals don’t vote and are arrested, fingerprinted and deported.
If the legal ones are down with that, we can have a dialogue.
McCain was very much into pandering for Hispanics. Didn’t do him a bit of good in 2008.
We could remind them that Obumbles voted for a bill that would allow children that survived an abortion to die from exposure/starvation.....perhaps they would have a hard time reconciling their religious beliefs with supporting an azzhole that support genocide.
The Bushes and elitist policy makers like them need to get their noses down in the real world for awhile before making decisions that profoundly effect the rest of us.
A big nothing burger. Yeah, yeah, yeah, what’s the policy in recognizing their diversity? Appealing to their entrepreneurial sense?
Does Jeb really expect us to give him credit for the Cuban-leaning Hispanics in FL outscoring Hispanic kids in other states?
Oh, now we get to it. Amnesty will make them all love us—while they still vote for the preferences that the Democrats deliver.
Here's yet another author purporting to tell Republicans how to woo voting block X. You carefully read it only to find a retelling of a portion of the party's platform; in other words: Republicans need to do what Republicans have been doing all along.
While accurate, the point of the article is worthless. If they want to be helpful, tell us how to convey the message to these constituents. It's their response that's lacking, not our position.
They may struggle with it briefly, but if we've learned anything since FDR its that most people will subordinate their moral beliefs for a few more bucks in their pocket. And thats basically what Jeb proposes to do here.
Guess yoou didn’t read the entire article.
Hispanics are for the most part, hard-working, Christian and legal. They embrace and appreciate free enterprise at a greater rate than many native born Americans whose children are content to play their computer gamers, watch reality shows and slide through school without really learning anything. There are FAR more legal Hispanics than illegals here. And they are gowing in numbers and they are American.
One of the first Marines to die in the invasion of Kuwait under Bush I was an Hispanic who WALKED all the way from Honduras to America to get here and enlisted in the Marines because he wanted to be an American citizen. There are MANY other Hispanic Americans serving in our military - MANY.
Republicans are throwing away a great opportunity at a peril to the American dream by not actively recruiting this group of people and using them against the Marxist, Muslim-loving left.
Thise lunatics who support Aztlan and wave Mexican flags are the exception not the rule among Hispanics.
There are three issues that attract Hispanic voters to conservative candidates and they are three issues that the Party bosses who are always talking about reaching out to the Hispanic community like to avoid: School Choice, Pro-Life, and Opposition to Homosexuality.
Even a brken clock tells the right time twice a day. Forget it. NO MORE BUSHES.
Pinche gabacho Americans must do this to appease La Raza:
Spanish, official language of Estados Unidos de América.
Cuatro de Julio just another day. Cinco de Mayo instead.
Soccer si, football no.
Amnesty. Dual citizenship for all la raza who demand it.
Reparations for years of gringo racism. Affirmative action for la raza.
We don’ need no stinking papers. Drivers license, car insurance, other caca is for gueros.
A homie for President.
In your mind, ALL Hispanics are illegal?
How about starting with a limited amnesty in return for:
If anyone even made such a serious suggestion, they would be lucky to hear crickets. They would probably be shouted down as racist. Care to try it and see?
Jeb forgot that some were BORN here. And some trace their ancesters back to before this was a country — even before this was a group of colonies. There were Spanish settlers in VA and FL before the Anglo colonies were established.
“Hispanics are for the most part, hard-working, Christian and legal.”
?Como se dice `scarecrow’ en Espanol?
Your class is too broad. Jeb is specifically talking about “undocumented immigrants.” I believe we all would agree that legal “Hispanics” are for the most part hardworking and and Christian.
>What do you mean win them back? They were never with us and they are illegal.
That just isn’t true; there are plenty of American citizens who are of hispanic decent; what is very interesting is when you ask the “old blood” or the just-got-my-citizenship types about immigration issues. You would be hard-pressed to find a group that was as passionately opposed to the immigration practices we have now.
Furthermore, Peurto Ricans are from a US territory: Peurto Rico.