Skip to comments.Amnesty won’t magically make Hispanics more Republican
Posted on 11/17/2012 6:55:11 PM PST by chessplayer
Mitt Romney was one amnesty for illegal immigrants away from becoming president of the United States.
That, in essence, is the conventional wisdom following an election in which the Republican presidential candidate lost the Hispanic vote by an eye-popping 71 percent to 27 percent margin.
MSNBC political analyst Chuck Todd predicted last week that immigration reform will get 80 to 90 votes in the U.S. Senate after the GOPs great Latino lashing of 2012.
It is a stupid idea.
If the GOP supports another round of amnesty they will never again capture the white house and will be a minoroty party forever.... get out now and build up the tea party
Yes, but it will make the GOP into democrats.
Hope the libs vote for ‘em, because I defintitely will not.
Amnesty will just make more people for more free stuffin future generations. Those people won’t vote Republican/Conservative. It will solidify a permanent Democratic electorate base.
Sticky keyboard key. I thought I fixed that.
This is one of the two blatant falsehoods that the GOP establishment buys into today. The other is assuming that by abandoning social conservatism and trumpeting fiscal conservatism will somehow win them more minority votes.
Hispanic voters overwhelmingly tend towards democratic affiliations. Opening the flood gates of immigration in the hopes of convincing a 75%+ democratic voting block to vote republican, especially when amnesty would disproportionately favor the poorest (and hence, most interested in government handouts), is akin to saying:
“Well, we record a big loss on each sale... but we’re hoping to make up for it in volume!”
You’re simply not going to engender some great, lifelong “forever-gratitude” by extending citizenship to all comers. Instead, you’ll be giving free votes to the party of free stuff. Bread and circuses will win those votes, not gratitude, and not any miraculous rising sense of fiscal conservatism.
Another popular myth is that social conservatism is a losing issue, and hence why the GOP establishment has scoured the party for the two most liberal, leftist, politicians it could find to run for the presidency. See how well that has turned out?
The fallacy that fiscal conservatism and social liberalism will attract a higher share of the Hispanic vote is laughable. Hispanic voters are, as a whole, very socially conservative, and very fiscally liberal. I recall a poll mentioned recently that asked GOP registered voters to agree or disagree with something akin to the following statement: “I would support paying higher taxes in order to support a government that provided more services”.
What was telling was that among GOP voters, white GOP voters disagreed at the rate of about 83%, but a majority of Hispanic GOP voters actually AGREED.
In our own party fiscal conservatism is a losing issue when it comes to the minority vote, whereas social conservatism is the tie that binds, but somehow the air-headed establishment is still living in some country-club fantasy world that drinks up every popular myth put out by the liberal media.
As a result of these insane, laughable fallacies the party establishment taps liberals to run for the presidency - and then acts shocked when conservatives stay home instead of rushing to the polls. McCain and Romney don’t just reach across the aisle, they LIVE THERE. They’re liberal democrats that are too white, too male, and too straight to make it in the racist, sexist, heterophobic democratic party.
You ran a liberal the first time around(McCain), and when that failed, you ran the more liberal liberal (Romney) that couldn’t even manage to beat your first liberal(McCain). How’d that work out for you folks? And, somehow, at the end of the day, the brilliant political strategists in the GOP assume that somehow flipping off conservatives and telling them to shut up, swallow their bile, and vote anyway wasn’t the problem, noooo. Somehow the strategists assume that the problem was that they simply had candidates that were too conservative.
What we’re seeing with these twin issues, the issues of amnesty and the issue of turning the party’s back on the social conservative base, are functionally akin to choosing which method of political suicide is better for the GOP - hanging or slitting the wrists. In neither case will the GOP gain votes, and in either case the GOP ensures that it will never again win a national election.
What good are citizens going to be, ones whose first acts in this country were disrespecting American laws and, by doing so, disrespecting Americans?
we need to find ways to import conservatives or make the “path to citizanship” process more conducive to right leaners.
It really was a black lashing but hey, the democrats don’t want amnesty for blacks so what the hell, let’s fall for whatever they say.
It’s amazing how the GOP falls for every illogical attack by the democrats. Hispanics vote against you so make 30 million more of them instant citizens. How about, don’t make them citizens for that very reason?
Here’s a mental exercise: Imagine what democrats would do to illegal immigrants if Hispanics started voting republican.
” It’s about who can give Hispanics the most freebies. “
Nailed it... That’s the formula: give’m free stuff, hang around with their heros and celebs, say bad things about the opponent, and act like the most popular person, and they will vote for you everytime.
Immigration reform is silly - worked real good for California.
Promises of tax cuts for the rich (Romney's main trick) didn't get Hispanics to vote R so amnesty will. I am sure all these poor Hispanics will vote for 'tax cuts for the rich' if we just give more of them the vote.
What could go wrong with this plan?
Amnesty isn’t the answer. Deportation is.
Opportunity, not security. When our economy collapses and the people lose their security, they’ll be clamoring for opportunity. We need to end the free lunches for the good of all.
and that is how you bring Hispanic voters to our side.
You have analyzed the situation correctly. I heard a Hispanic caller on Rush’s show basically say that Hispanics believe Government to be the source of wealth.
And they vote accordingly. ‘Pod
Democrats react to GOP-e amnesty plans:
Whenever the hear the phrase "reach out", I want to strangle the person saying it. Reaching out basically means pandering.