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Are Latinos ‘Natural’ Republicans?
The National Memo ^ | November 23, 2012 | Jason Sattler

Posted on 11/24/2012 5:26:31 AM PST by 2dogjoe

....Ted Cruz, explained the predicament to The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza:

In not too many years, Texas could switch from being all Republican to all Democrat. If that happens, no Republican will ever again win the White House. New York and California are for the foreseeable future unalterably Democrat. If Texas turns bright blue, the electoral college math is simple. We won’t be talking about Ohio, we won’t be talking about Florida or Virginia, because it won’t matter. If Texas is bright blue, you can’t get to 270 electoral votes. The Republican Party would cease to exist.

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This is so sad if it ever happens. I love my state of Texas. I love my country. And as an American of Mexican descent, it makes me depressed to think of the future for all of us American (and for my almost one year old baby daughter.) God Bless the U.S.A.
1 posted on 11/24/2012 5:26:35 AM PST by 2dogjoe
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To: 2dogjoe
Is Santa Claus a Republican?

No, and that's why 2/3 of Latinos voted for him.

2 posted on 11/24/2012 5:31:12 AM PST by Happy Rain ("11/6/2012=Suffrage for the selfish and shiftless has damned America to socialist perdition.")
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To: 2dogjoe

I am starting to think that all of us need to join the Democrat party and start working from within to change it.


3 posted on 11/24/2012 5:32:14 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Venturer
"...all of us need to join the Democrat party and start working from within to change it."

That's not a bad idea.

4 posted on 11/24/2012 5:39:07 AM PST by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: 2dogjoe

“Latino” like “Palestinian” is a demographic identifier made out of whole cloth to provide legitimacy for another group of people our “government” and politicians can use as power leverage.


5 posted on 11/24/2012 5:42:52 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: 2dogjoe

No.


6 posted on 11/24/2012 5:44:28 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Venturer
I am starting to think that all of us need to join the Democrat party and start working from within to change it.

That's how the Left turned the Democratic Party into what it is today.

I watched the movie Lincoln yesterday and am amazed how the Republican party is now characterized as racist, given the historical founding of the GOP.

7 posted on 11/24/2012 5:57:00 AM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Venturer

” I am starting to think that all of us need to join the Democrat party and start working from within to change it.”

That’s one of the more sane observations I’ve heard here on FR in a long time.

The left has been infiltrating the government since the 1930s. They think transgenerationally.

The Tea Party thinks in terms of one or two election cycles.


8 posted on 11/24/2012 6:00:41 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: 2dogjoe
Conservatism is dying out fast.
If Repubs try to emulate the Dems there will be nowhere for conservatives to turn.

When Texas goes liberal, freedom and liberty will be dead along with many in the country that believe in the 2nd Amendment (literally) because the gov’t will come after us with a vengeance to ensure they will never be challenged again.

9 posted on 11/24/2012 6:09:17 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: 2dogjoe

Someone please point out to Jorge Arbusto how to count.


10 posted on 11/24/2012 6:18:20 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: 2dogjoe

Yes they are....most hard workers and devoted to their religion....but we don’t have anyone who knows how to explain it so they see and w3ant to join us.....

We have the most inept and lame candidates for president I have ever seen: and Romney was exactly the kind of guy you wanted in the White House, but his message was never delivered properly

Watch Bill Whittle explain it and you will understand.


11 posted on 11/24/2012 6:28:15 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2dogjoe

>>The Republican Party would cease to exist.<<

I thought it was already dead. It is in Delaware.


12 posted on 11/24/2012 6:32:16 AM PST by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: 2dogjoe
Democrats were the major group elected until the last half of the 20th century. The democrats controlled the Texas state legislature as late as the 1990s. It wasn't until the 2002 elections that the republicans gained control of the Texas House. Today Republicans control both Houses of the Texas legislature, all statewide offices and a majority of the congressional delegation.

It took a long time for the GOP to become the dominate force in elections and hopefully it can stay that for some time to come.

Here is a Wikipedia listing of presidential election results in Texas going back to 1960.

Texas Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2012 57.19% 4,555,799 41.35% 3,294,440
2008 55.48% 4,467,748 43.72% 3,521,164
2004 61.09% 4,526,917 38.30% 2,832,704
2000 59.30% 3,799,639 38.11% 2,433,746
1996 48.80% 2,736,166 43.81% 2,459,683
1992 40.61% 2,496,071 37.11% 2,281,815
1988 56.01% 3,036,829 43.41% 2,352,748
1984 63.58% 3,433,428 36.18% 1,949,276
1980 55.30% 2,510,705 41.51% 1,881,148
1976 47.97% 1,953,300 50.08% 2,082,319
1972 66.20% 2,298,896 33.24% 1,154,291
1968 39.87% 1,227,844 41.14% 1,266,804
1964 36.49% 958,566 63.32% 1,666,185
1960 48.52% 1,121,130 50.25% 1,167,567

13 posted on 11/24/2012 6:35:29 AM PST by deport
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To: 2dogjoe
“The principal reason [Hispanic voters] go Democratic is the issue of illegal immigrants.”

Suggesting of course that Hispanics are inveterate law-breakers. People never explain why they feeeeeeeeeeeeel that way.

1986 redux -- amnesty and open borders -- a.k.a., comprehensive "reform."

We must surrender the U.S. to the undocumented Hispanic hordes to save the U.S. I get it.

(The Rat Party do love them votes and rat businessmen do love that tax-payer, subsidized cheap labor.. what I don't get is once they are declared legal they will organize and the labor won't be cheap. Go figure.)

14 posted on 11/24/2012 6:35:59 AM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: The Wizard

A lot of new Latino immigrants are from countries where the word has been social justice and socialism..they believe in it. They will be hard to convert since most of them are already on some social program in the US.
We either hold the line on amnesty or loose our country.


15 posted on 11/24/2012 6:38:36 AM PST by Oldexpat
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To: TADSLOS
“Latino” like “Palestinian” is a demographic identifier made out of whole cloth..."

It's truly a marxist construct. To paraphrase Mark Levin, if you'd take a devout Christian, midwest 50-year-old farmer, married with three kids who clears about $50-60K per year, and a 30-year-old NYC atheist lesbian womyn's study professor who clears about $100K, the left (and many on the right) would generically lump them both into, "the middle class" when really, their values, circumstances and lifestyles couldn't be more different.

Similarly, you may have older and first generation cubanos in the Miami area, and older long established families of "Texicans" who have all whole heartedly embraced the American way. Then you have the new wave of illegals who simply want to suck at the tit, and they are all generically lumped into the "Latino" demographic.

16 posted on 11/24/2012 6:47:21 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Exactly. It fits into the whole “social justice” mantra. In this case, build an oppressed class out of a mix of ethnicities, give the whole fraud a legitimacy through government sanctioned “education” to Americans, build social programs, perks, benefits, special preferences, ad nauseum and viola, we have a growing voting block of identity political power that can be manipulated.


17 posted on 11/24/2012 7:04:50 AM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: TADSLOS

The president deported criminal undocumented immigrants at a faster rate than President Bush

He’s doing something right.


18 posted on 11/24/2012 7:53:01 AM PST by DIRTYSECRET
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To: 2dogjoe; kingattax
Latinos voted for Obama because we weren't talking. And the only people who were talking to them were democrats telling Latinos how awful Republicans are and how we just want to destroy their lives. Of course Latinos are going to react by voting democrat. We did not make our case. We think that we need to discuss the border ad nauseum as if that is the only subject Latinos want to hear. And to even think about the border we are squeamish. We as conservatives have the right ideas that help everybody but we are not dialoguing about our fundamental beliefs. So Latinos end up dancing with the ones who brought them. We need to cut in.

Republican-styled capitalism is a modern day wonder. And our committment to life is unequaled.

We should shout it all from the rooftops.

19 posted on 11/24/2012 8:02:16 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: Oldexpat
There are few if any Hispanic countries with a strong tradition of the rule of law, free markets, sanctity of contracts and property rights. Most are entrenched in centuries old patterns of corrruption and patronage. Thus they fit naturally in the American democrat party. It is as familiar as trading one jefe for another.
20 posted on 11/24/2012 8:16:52 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Oldexpat
There are few if any Hispanic countries with a strong tradition of the rule of law, free markets, sanctity of contracts and property rights. Most are entrenched in centuries old patterns of corruption and patronage. Thus they fit naturally in the American democrat party. It is as familiar as trading one jefe for another.
21 posted on 11/24/2012 8:17:07 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: 2dogjoe

Are Latinos ‘Natural’ Republicans?

LOL!


22 posted on 11/24/2012 8:23:55 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: 2dogjoe

Are Latinos ‘Natural’ Republicans?

LOL!


23 posted on 11/24/2012 8:25:03 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slyfox
Latinos voted for Obama because we weren't talking. And the only people who were talking to them were democrats telling Latinos how awful Republicans are and how we just want to destroy their lives.

Ya, the Republican party needs to whisper sweet nothings in their ears....Tell them Republicans really really love them and that the Democrats are bad!

How stupid do ya think they are Mr. fox?

24 posted on 11/24/2012 8:31:40 AM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: dragnet2
Obviously, you did not really read what I had to say.

Republicans did not do any meaningful dialoguing with Hispanics, so the only ones who did told them how bad we were. They got a one-sided message.

What did you not understand about what I wrote? I did not say sweet nothings. I did not say that we needed to promise them stuff if they would just vote our way. What I said was we needed to tell them the truth that life and liberty are really big deals to all of us. They live their lives as conservatives. We need to tell them the truth.

What is so awful about that?

25 posted on 11/24/2012 9:02:26 AM PST by Slyfox
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To: 2dogjoe

“The Republican Party would cease to exist.”

Los `hispanico’ perros had a taste of the GOP dogfood, and spit it out, as we do.
So he says that like it’s a bad thing. The GOP couldn’t give a turkey sandwich to a starving man.
Toss the management, install conservatives and start over. Unfortunately, Boehner is doing the opposite.
Time to walk away.


26 posted on 11/24/2012 9:19:18 AM PST by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: 2dogjoe

Its not important if a particular party disappears. What is important is that constitutionalism is disappearing. That means the death of America. It didn’t happen overnight and it won’t be turned around by a single election if it is turned around at all.

This is a moral problem and it has to be attacked at its moral root. Yes, politics matters, but politics rests upon a moral foundation. Fail to attend to that and the politics is too little too late.

We are where we are because too many of us get our moral and spiritual values from the culture. The culture has to be renewed in every generation with a fresh injection of spirit or like a battery it drains down to its lowest common denominator. This is beyond the capacity of the GOP to fix; it can’t be fixed by politics alone.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 12:02:43 PM PST by marron
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To: Oldexpat

“We either hold the line on amnesty or loose our country.”

Totally fearless prediction:
The Republicans are going to “hold the line” against amnesty, just as well as they did with health care reform...


29 posted on 11/24/2012 1:27:42 PM PST by Road Glide
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To: 2dogjoe

The RATs have spent decades convincing hispanics that Repubs are their enemy. They believe it as the blacks believe it. Both groups are taught to hate America (and they do). Why do you think mexican americans are loyal to a stinkhole country like Mexico rather than takin pride in the US. They vote their identity first. Voting Repub is akin to being a race traitor. Good luck changing that.


30 posted on 11/24/2012 3:53:23 PM PST by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: Slyfox

Get out of Texas as soon as possible!


31 posted on 11/24/2012 8:26:22 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Slyfox

I would advise to get out of Texas as soon as possible


32 posted on 11/24/2012 8:29:58 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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