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Conservative corporate employers still support the idea of imported, cheap, non-union labor in a strange alliance with liberal activists who want the larger blocs of Latino voters that eventually follow massive influxes from Latin America.
Yet how conservative are businesses that in the past flouted federal law and how liberal are activists who undermined the bargaining power of American minimum-wage, entry-level workers, many of them minorities?
Republicans seem more confused. After needlessly bombastic talk in the 2012 presidential primaries, they have gone to the other extreme of emphasizing amnesties instead of enforcement largely in efforts to pander to growing numbers of Latino voters.
Here, too, paradoxes abound. Various polls suggest that immigration was not the primary reason why Latinos voted overwhelmingly for Barack Obama.
When the Pew Research Center recently surveyed Latinos and asked whether they preferred high taxes and big government or low taxes and small government, they preferred high taxes and big government by a 7519 margin. And they usually see liberal Democrats as far better stewards of redistributionist government, and Republicans more as heartless advocates of a capricious free market.
Very well put. Actually the GOP seemed to run on "Those rich guys like Mitt are more important than you to you" so the last part is not surprising.
This is why the Rubio, McCain, Grahamnesty's arguments that we NEED ‘amnesty with pathway to voting’ to get Hispanics to vote GOP are fatally flawed.
If giving them the vote is our only choice than we might as well accept that Dems/progressives will always be in charge and stop the complaining and symbolic stands against them..
Now there is a difference between expecting them to vote R (a fantasy) and trying not to help Dems get out their vote. The best we can hope for is getting them unenthused about voting for Dems, like many here say they are unenthused about voting for the GOP.
To be a broken record :THE DEMS WONT ACCEPT ANY AMNESTY UNLESS IT INCLUDES VOTING. THIS SHOWS WHY.
posted on 02/07/2013 7:05:55 AM PST
(Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
Amnesty just hastens the process of making the Dems the permanent majority party, if they are not already. Legal immigration brings in 1.2 million a year, most of whom will be Dem voters. Immigration drives two thirds of our population growth projected to be about 125 million in the next 40 years.
The whole thing is ludicrous. The Dems are pushing amnesty and increased legal immigration. Does anyone think they would be doing that to help the Reps get more Hispanic voters?
posted on 02/07/2013 7:18:59 AM PST
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