Skip to comments.Conventions Flaunt “Hispanics”
Posted on 09/08/2012 5:26:08 AM PDT by Kaslin
My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic! pretty much captured the Convention kick-offs.
Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney, reported the AP. Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.
Ah! But what FUN the Republicans missed! Given the eras political-correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize whats forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession.
Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially by U.S. standards.) Some arrive destitute. Almost all Cubans arrived destitute. The Castroites stole everything they owned. Yet in his classic work, The Spirit of Enterprise George Gilder titled a chapter, The Cuban Miracle. No other immigrant group so quickly and successfully transformed a city, while achieving such multifarious business breakthroughs as the fugitives from Castro's regime who made Miami their home after 1960.
More infuriating still (for the Democrat-Media Complex,) the 2000 census showed that second-generation Cuban-Americans have educational and income levels higher--not only than mot ethnic groups who dutifully punch the clock at the Democratic plantation --but also higher than the U.S. population in general.
But according to the Center for immigration Studies 75 per cent of Mexican immigrant households receive government checks of one form or another. This percentage perfectly matches their Democratic affiliation.
In fact, the most lopsidedly loyal Republicans in the modern history of our Republic are a genuinely (meaning descended from inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula) Hispanic group. You read right: Back in 2006 Senator Tom Tancredo complained that Cuban Americans refused to assimilate. He took a lot of heat for the quip--but in fact hes correct. To wit:
While a healthy majority (56 per cent) of their countrymen voted for Obama in 2008, a miniscule portion (33 per cent) of Cuban Americans did so. While a majority of their countrymen register with the Democratic Party, a minuscule (20 per cent) of Cuban-Americans do so. CubanAmerican votes for Obama represented the tiniest percentage of Obama voters of any ethnic group and Cuban-American party affiliation marks the smallest Democratic registration of any ethnic group the U.S. These percentages clearly show Cuban-American disdain for the political folkways of their adopted country.
A 2009 Gallup poll found that only 34 per cent of Americans found the ideology of the Republican Party about right. But over DOUBLE that percentage of Cuban Americans find it right. These exotic Cuban-Americans are clearly thumbing their nose at the political norms of the nation that so graciously accepted them!
Earlier immigrant groups have all yielded to mainstream American political enlightenment. Though the Reagan Revolution made inroads, over a third of Italian-Americans remain registered with America's majority political party, along with almost half of Irish-Americans. Jewish-Americans habitually skew 65-85 percent for America's majority party.
Yet these insufferable Cuban-Americans simply will not see the lightsimply will not politically assimilate. Not all the Kings Horses or all the King's Men can bring them around to follow the lead of the majority in their adopted country and register Democratic.
During candidate Obama's campaign visit to Miami summer of 2008, a huge crowd clapped deliriously at the Democratic Messiahwhile outside the convention Hall, Cuban-Americans marched and waved picket signs denouncing him. This was the first instance of such irreverence towards The One during this campaign, and it greatly discomfited his team.
To add insult to injury, a formal letter drafted by five major Cuban-American organizations at the time, including the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association and Cuban Political Prisoners Association called Obama's candidacy an affront to their very sensibilities! Nothing remotely of this sort had been mounted by properly-assimilated Americans on any campaign stop by the Democratic candidate.
This political and cultural non-conformity has often goaded the Democratic/Media axis to enraged sputterings against Cuban-Americans. During their Convention in 2004, America's majority political party feted Michael Moore as their honored guest, seating him in a place of honor right next to Jimmy Carter. Cuban-Americans, wrote this honored guest for America's majority party in his book Downsize This, are responsible for sleaze and influence-peddling in American politics. In every incident of national torment that has deflated our country for the past three decades, Cuban exiles are always present and involved." Change Cuban for any other ethnic group in the above passages and imagine the media UPROAR! About RACISM! and BIGOTRY!
My mother sees political activism as an opportunity to change peoples lives for the better, gushed Democratic Convention Golden Boy Julian Castro this week. Yet his mother proudly marched under the banner of Che Guevara, as uncovered by the intrepid bloggers of Babalu Blog.
Changed lives for the better, Mr Castro? Your motheres icon co-founded a regime that plunged a nation with a standard of living higher than half of Europes and swamped with immigrants into a pesthole that repels Haitians.
My familys story isnt special, continued Democratic Convention keynoter Julian Castro. Whats special is the America that makes our story possible.
Then why does your mother idolize a Stalinist who cursed her nation as the great enemy of mankind! and greatly regretted not nuking it: If the missiles had remained in Cuba we would have fired them at the heart of the U.S.! boasted Che Guevara to Sam Russell of The London Daily Worker, Nov. 1962.
Poll: Romney gets convention bump among Latino voters
I am Hispanic, know a ton of Hispanics, and move around in the Hispanic circles. MANY, millions maybe are sick and tired of the graft, greed and snobbery of a Democratic Machine that thinks they OWN their allegiance. There are a lot of Mega Hispanic Church leaders, Cash Luna, Marcos Barrientos, Marcos Witt, Guillermo Maldonado, Jesus Adrian Romero, GOOGLE any of these, they are hard leaning Pro Family, Hard Working law abiding people. They severly oppose same sex marriages. MANY of these are organizing and will vote Republican. That’s the truth.
Trying to generalize “Hispanics” as a voting block is like trying to generalize “whites” or “Christians”; there are so many different sub-groups as to make it impossible (and delicate politically). Today’s Cubans in Florida are a mix of the staunch Republican supporters opposed to Castor and an increasing number of newcomers who are economic, not political, refugees from Castro. They don’t oppose him, they just want to make money - and they are quite content to vote Democrat (though they apparently don’t see any conflict there).
Many of our South American immigrants from the “southern cone” (Argentina/Chile) are “white” in appearance, and often from middle- or upper-class families in their home countries, while many immigrants from the Andes (Peru/Ecuador) look like Incas did when Spaniards first set eyes on them centuries ago. They tend to come from more poverty and have less education than their southern counterparts.
Attempting to generalize these groups is a waste of time; Hispanics will vote for Republicans if they think they can attain the (original) American dream: hard work can lead to a better life. They will vote for Democrats if they think they can attain the “new American dream”: they can basically retire at 24, and be subsidized by American taxpayers while they raise a brood of anchor babies. California is paying a steep price for the masses of Mexicans entering seeking the latter.
The modern Democratic party has fully embraced Marxism, hence they see everything as classes and individuals can only be recognized as members of some class or another. A very European view, but also completely at odds with Americanism where the philosophy has always been your birth and background do not matter and every man is free to chart his own course according to his conscience and talents.
Freedom Lost is seldom regained, but Always Remembered.
Dems use them when it is convenient. Just as ‘white hispanic’ George Zimmerman.
Boy are you WRONG!
That’s a generalization from studies. What group is the exception?
The lack of individuality is visible when you look at how blacks ostracize/antagonize any of their own that escape the Dem plantation; it is disturbingly reminiscent of how Islam deals with religious dissenters (and has proven very effective for the Democratic Party).
We’re really talking about Latin Americans when talk about Hispanics.
Along with having famously ineffective governments by way of their citizens regularly voting for Marxists, we offer affirmative-action to them one and all to further encourage their Leftist voting once they move here.
As a third kicker, it’s the Democrats who most vocally promise them, their kin, and their countrymen with the nearly unlimited perks of citizenship status if they’ll merely sneak their way here and happily slink around illegallly for a couple of years.
I see know way for the GOP to beat back that triple combo without becoming more Marxist than the Democrats.
The best they can hope for is to fight back the various amnesties, get affirmative action out of our system, and then instate tough rules for future, legal immigrants re: education and paying their own way.
“MANY of these are organizing and will vote Republican. Thats the truth.”
My family is from New Mexico so my demographic may be similar to yours. I live in California now and was heartened by the number of young republican candidates of Mexican descent running for assembly and local races this year. No fanfare or pandering. These people fled the corruption and cronyism and see more of the same in what the democrats offer. They have businesses and feel the effects of marxist policies like everyone else.
Our conservative message and principles resonate with people of all backgrounds if we are friendly and patient when we present ourselves.