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Why Hispanics Donít Vote for Republicans
National Review Online ^ | November 7, 2012 | Heather Mac Donald

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:10:27 PM PST by neverdem

The call for Republicans to discard their opposition to immigration amnesty will grow deafening in the wake of President Obama’s victory. Hispanics supported Obama by a margin of nearly 75 percent to 25 percent, and may have provided important margins in some swing states. If only Republicans relented on their Neanderthal views regarding the immigration rule of law, the message will run, they would release the inner Republican waiting to emerge in the Hispanic population.  

If Republicans want to change their stance on immigration, they should do so on the merits, not out of a belief that only immigration policy stands between them and a Republican Hispanic majority. It is not immigration policy that creates the strong bond between Hispanics and the Democratic party, but the core Democratic principles of a more generous safety net, strong government intervention in the economy, and progressive taxation. Hispanics will prove to be even more decisive in the victory of Governor Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30, which raised upper-income taxes and the sales tax, than in the Obama election. 

And California is the wave of the future. A March 2011 poll by Moore Information found that Republican economic policies were a stronger turn-off for Hispanic voters in California than Republican positions on illegal immigration. Twenty-nine percent of Hispanic voters were suspicious of the Republican party on class-warfare grounds — “it favors only the rich”; “Republicans are selfish and out for themselves”; “Republicans don’t represent the average person”– compared with 7 percent who objected to Republican immigration stances. 

I spoke last year with John Echeveste, founder of the oldest Latino marketing firm in southern California, about Hispanic politics. “What Republicans mean by ‘family values’ and what Hispanics mean are two completely different things,” he said. “We are a very compassionate people, we care about other people and understand that government has a role to play in helping people.”

And a strong reason for that support for big government is that so many Hispanics use government programs. U.S.-born Hispanic households in California use welfare programs at twice the rate of native-born non-Hispanic households. And that is because nearly one-quarter of all Hispanics are poor in California, compared to a little over one-tenth of non-Hispanics. Nearly seven in ten poor children in the state are Hispanic, and one in three Hispanic children is poor, compared to less than one in six non-Hispanic children. One can see that disparity in classrooms across the state, which are chock full of social workers and teachers’ aides trying to boost Hispanic educational performance. 

The idea of the “social issues” Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites. 

The demographic changes set into motion by official and de facto immigration policy favoring low-skilled over high-skilled immigrants mean that a Republican party that purports to stand for small government and free markets faces an uncertain future.  



TOPICS: Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia
KEYWORDS: hispanics; latinos; republicans
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To: dsrtsage

My observation, at least in my neighborhood and surrounding areas, is that kids *don’t* walk to trick or treat. Their parents drive them. I didn’t have a single kid who arrived at my house on foot this year.


51 posted on 11/07/2012 5:12:08 PM PST by lonevoice (Today I broke my personal record for most consecutive days lived)
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To: Shadow44
Nah, you'd be surprised there are many Mexicans in NC.

last fourth of July, we had no plans so we decided to head to a local lake outside of Raleigh for the afternoon. It was completely filled. We figured, ah, we can just pull over here at one of these inlet places and find a spot.

Holy crap. We walked down this path toward the lake. there were 100s of illegals (I am guessing). Trash everywhere. Families, extended families of ten or more. Loud barrio music blaring. I felt like I walked into a third world country. I have been in third world countries and NOT felt the feeling I was feeling there. I never felt so foreign in my own country.

I am back in Arizona now where I have resided for many years, with the exception of two years in NC. I have never seen anything like that in Arizona. I can't even exaggerate the scene to you.

52 posted on 11/07/2012 5:12:19 PM PST by riri (Plannedopolis-look it up. It's how the elites plan for US to live.)
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To: Shadow44

“You mean until the New Deal came, and FDR started the “Free stuff for everybody!” bonanza.”

And then we responded with Strom Thurmond, Nixon’s southern strategy, Reagan’s “welfare queens” and Pat Buchanan’s speech at the RNC (which killed off GOP’s landslide chances for good)


53 posted on 11/07/2012 5:16:27 PM PST by ari-freedom (Election Day should be after Thanksgiving, not right after Halloween)
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To: SaraJohnson

Heather is one of the smartest people on the planet when it comes to the immigration issue as it relates both politically and in terms of crime. Calling her a “surrender monkey” says more about your ignorance than anything else.


54 posted on 11/07/2012 5:20:14 PM PST by kabar
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To: Viennacon
It goes back further than Bush 41 or 43, both of whom were terrible on immigration.

The 1965 Immigration Act: Anatomy of a Disaster

55 posted on 11/07/2012 5:23:33 PM PST by kabar
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To: Alberta's Child
>> the second generation in those families tends to be far more conservative than their white, native-born American counterparts. <<

I think the opposite is true in many cases, like why we lost the "Cuban vote" in Florida this year. The first generation of immigrants really did believe in traditional family values and despised socialism after they escaped a communist hell hole. But the third generation Cuban Americans don't care about grandpa's life and think socialism is kewl and gay marriage is hip.

56 posted on 11/07/2012 5:23:46 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Sarabaracuda

57 posted on 11/07/2012 5:26:39 PM PST by kabar
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To: neverdem

They don’t need too. Their votes are already being used.


58 posted on 11/07/2012 5:27:47 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: neverdem

Sounds like she read Jeb Bush in Parade magazine this past Sunday.

get out the Bushes!


59 posted on 11/07/2012 5:28:15 PM PST by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: SaraJohnson; cripplecreek
"The idea of the 'social issues' Hispanic voter is also a mirage. A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage, a Pew Research Center poll from last month found. The Hispanic out-of-wedlock birth rate is 53 percent, about twice that of whites.

"The demographic changes set into motion by official and de facto immigration policy favoring low-skilled over high-skilled immigrants mean that a Republican party that purports to stand for small government and free markets faces an uncertain future."

Heather ain’t too smart. Surrender monkey.

I believe you misunderstand Heather Mac Donald. She's just telling the GOP to forget about attracting Latinos. Check the link in the story. She's not telling the GOP to bribe them with amnesty and welfare programs. She's saying they're mostly hopeless.

60 posted on 11/07/2012 5:29:08 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: SaraJohnson

You must have missed the second clause of her third sentence.


61 posted on 11/07/2012 5:29:55 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: ari-freedom

Because LBJ had just created the biggest vote buying scheme with Great Society. He even said, “I’ll have those n-words voting Democrat for 200 years!”

What was the GOP to do? Flank the Democrats to the left on handouts? Politely tell Blacks that they should refuse cash transfers, and Affirmative Action hiring policies?

The Nixon/Reagan coalition would have worked just fine if immigration laws weren’t amended that made the border as porous as it is today. Now, we just witnessed the completion its destruction.


62 posted on 11/07/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by Shadow44
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To: kabumpo
The only problem is that recently two thirds of our legal immigrants come from Latin American and two thirds of those from Mexico. Illegals are mostly from Mexico and Latin America.


63 posted on 11/07/2012 5:36:27 PM PST by kabar
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To: livius
The people that lost us this election were the libertarian and third party voters, and I doubt that they were Hispanics.

An author of a recent book about independents was on PBS' NewsHour tonight. She said their turnout was down to 24 %, but they make up 40 % of registered voters. That makes sense with the reduced overall voter turnout.

64 posted on 11/07/2012 5:37:03 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: neverdem

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65 posted on 11/07/2012 5:39:15 PM PST by Mrs. Don-o (Stone cold sober, as a matter of fact.)
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To: neverdem
A majority of Hispanics now support gay marriage,

I remember watching an episode of COPS some years ago and they were in LA arresting a bunch of illegal transvestite prostitutes. One of the cops explained that they do things here that they wouldn't dare do at home.
66 posted on 11/07/2012 5:41:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: neverdem

You are right. I did mess up. Sorry.


67 posted on 11/07/2012 5:42:22 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: lonevoice

“I didn’t have a single kid who arrived at my house on foot this year.”

Yeah, kind of the sign of the times, kids don’t seem to walk anywhere these days, especially school. When I was a kid I wouldn’t be caught dead being driven anywhere by my parents (unless the weather was horrific).


68 posted on 11/07/2012 5:43:40 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: neverdem
My best friend is Hispanic, and he's a hardcore Conservative. He is an American, and he has the same concerns as any other American. There isn't some special issue he finds important just because he's Hispanic. I'm assuming this Hispanic vote that we hear about all the time is based on nothing more than illegal immigrants, and those with illegal immigrant relatives who want to make it even easier to invade our nation. Hispanics such as my friend who's family came from Mexico have no more connection to Mexico than I do to England. And while he doesn't know for sure, but suspects that his family came here illegally doesn't make him obligated to support illegal immigration like many others seem to think.
69 posted on 11/07/2012 5:43:43 PM PST by ThermoNuclearWarrior (We must start working outside the broken, corrupt, and unconstitutional system to save this nation.)
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To: Alberta's Child
Canada has a merit based immigration system. Ours is based primarily on a kinship system. Chain migration or family reunification drives the vast majority of the 1.2 million legal immigrants that enter this country each year. And our immigration policies are not related to our job or skill needs. During the decade that ended in 2010, which saw the highest number of immigrants in our history, we actually saw a net loss of jobs for the same period.


70 posted on 11/07/2012 5:43:45 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabumpo
I am surprised that MacDonald is so ignorant.

She's not ignorant. Read the link in the story. She thinks like you that they are mostly hopeless as far as the GOP is concerned.

71 posted on 11/07/2012 5:48:03 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: livius
The people that lost us this election were the libertarian and third party voters, and I doubt that they were Hispanics.

That's a ridiculous argument. The people "that lost us this election" were (a) the people who voted for Democrats, and (b)the candidates and party leaders who couldn't convince enough citizens to vote for them. If a candidate and their party can't convince enough people to vote for them then they lose. Mitt Romney failed to attract enough voters, period.

Needless to say the MSM sure helped, as did more than a billion dollars spent mostly in attack ads against him and fellow Republicans. How many ads did you see Libertarians running against Mitt Romney and other Republicans? I think the answer is none. How many attack ads paid for by unions, Planned Parenthood, Emily's List, the DNC, etc. did you see?

A few Republican candidates with ill thought out comments on social issues led to the loss of many less informed young voters. It was incredibly foolish for the Republicans to let themselves be led into the whole "war on women" meme set up by the left. Needless to say the libertarians voters had nothing to do with that bungle.

72 posted on 11/07/2012 5:57:42 PM PST by freeandfreezing
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To: kabumpo

I work for the Border Patrol and I agree with your post.


73 posted on 11/07/2012 5:57:58 PM PST by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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To: ari-freedom

talking of Latinos as if they were a ‘race’ strikes me as somewhat patronizing and ignorant. no wonder they look askance
at the GOP..


74 posted on 11/07/2012 5:58:51 PM PST by RitchieAprile
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To: neverdem

Hispanics that are Protestants are in play, and voted 56% republican in 2004.


75 posted on 11/07/2012 6:12:55 PM PST by ansel12 (Romney not only reelected Obama, he lost the Senate,ruined the "down ticket", West, Mia Love, Brown.)
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To: livius

“The people that lost us this election were the libertarian and third party voters...”

Mathematically false. There weren’t enough third-party votes to make a difference in any state. Also half the Libertarian and almost all of the Green Party vote comes from would-be Democratic voters.


76 posted on 11/07/2012 6:13:11 PM PST by Siegfried X
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To: Shadow44

What can we do to boost the ranks of the Republicans by a few million?


77 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:01 PM PST by tbw2
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To: TurboZamboni
Sounds like she read Jeb Bush in Parade magazine this past Sunday.

I don't know what Jeb Bush wrote, but I can guess. Sounds like you should read her link in the story.

78 posted on 11/07/2012 6:24:51 PM PST by neverdem ( Xin loi min oi)
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To: Ajnin

thank you, i appreciate hearing from someone on the front lines. Stay safe.


79 posted on 11/07/2012 6:28:50 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Viennacon

Eastern European like the Poles?

The trouble is throughout history the have nots want what the haves have. That’s the history of the world. Give them the opportunity to take and they will.

Historically, it was done with violence, but today it is peaceable and by law.


80 posted on 11/07/2012 6:31:28 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kabar

Sorry, anyone who writes about “Latinos” and “Hispanics” does not have the slightest understanding of prfound differences among Spanish-speakers in this country. They are not an undifferentiated mass.


81 posted on 11/07/2012 6:35:27 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Mr Rogers

That’s true of nearly every 3rd world country. The problem is on our side. Multiculturalism, diversity, et al. have created a school system that degrades Western culture and creates an environment where you don’t have to assimilate.

We should have killed the welfare state in its infancy and made English our official language back in the sixties.


82 posted on 11/07/2012 6:41:52 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD

Amen, friend. The problem isn’t just the rate of immigration, but liberals saying there is no need to assimilate - after all, America is “evil”.


83 posted on 11/07/2012 6:44:26 PM PST by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit.)
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To: BillyBoy

you are not correct in what you write - the Cuban exile community is not made up of descendants from a static event three generations ago - there have been successive waves of Cuban refugees - the first one from 1959-1962 (who had almost no eperience living under communism); the influx from the early 1970s; the arrivals from the Mariel boatlift in 1980; a new wave from 1990-1993; and a constant stream since 2000. Each of these waves had entire families with people of all ages - you could find an 80 year old who came in 1960, and another 80 year old who came here last month. There are teenagers who don’t even speak Spanish, and other teenagers who are recent arrivals who don’t speak English - and everything in between.


84 posted on 11/07/2012 6:45:12 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabar

newsflash: Mexico is part of Latin America.


85 posted on 11/07/2012 6:47:18 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ari-freedom

Here in Illinois our Treasurer, Dan Rutherford, is a Republican and he got more votes as Treasurer than our Mark Kirk our Republican Senator. What he did is his own private outreach in Chicago to minority groups. He did what Democrats do - showed up to their events, told them they’re terrific, smiled, shook hands and left.

That’s not how Republicans do it. For us it is about ideas and if you’re different you’re out, but voters vote for people they like and not necessarily people with whom they agree on every issue. Government scares them and they know it is a menace, a necessary menace.

That said, they want a friend who can help them out when or if they need it. Red tape they understand from their own country.

He pulled some 22% of the minority vote in Chicago, IIRC.

The GOP outreach just needs to show up to the annual events, smile and shake hands. Let’s drop the us v. them and capture those votes.


86 posted on 11/07/2012 6:49:28 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: cripplecreek

guess what, they do do it at home - if there is one common aspect across the board in all Latin America, it is transvestism. It’s huge,from Mexico to Argentina - with Rio de Janeiro as the capitol of drag queen /sex change prostitution. I can’t begin to explain it, but it might have something to do with the idea that the men there believe that if they penetrate the transvestite, the transvetite is gay, but the penetrator is not. Sitto for getting fallatio from the transvetite.


87 posted on 11/07/2012 6:53:27 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: cripplecreek

guess what, they do do it at home - if there is one common aspect across the board in all Latin America, it is transvestism. It’s huge,from Mexico to Argentina - with Rio de Janeiro as the capitol of drag queen /sex change prostitution. I can’t begin to explain it, but it might have something to do with the idea that the men there believe that if they penetrate the transvestite, the transvetite is gay, but the penetrator is not. Sitto for getting fallatio from the transvetite.


88 posted on 11/07/2012 6:53:39 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: cripplecreek

guess what, they do do it at home - if there is one common aspect across the board in all Latin America, it is transvestism. It’s huge,from Mexico to Argentina - with Rio de Janeiro as the capitol of drag queen /sex change prostitution. I can’t begin to explain it, but it might have something to do with the idea that the men there believe that if they penetrate the transvestite, the transvetite is gay, but the penetrator is not. Sitto for getting fallatio from the transvetite.


89 posted on 11/07/2012 6:53:48 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ThermoNuclearWarrior

I commend your friend and wish with all my heart that there were more like him. Sadly, most people from Latin America respond tribally.


90 posted on 11/07/2012 6:56:03 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: neverdem

By ignorant I meant using the term “Hispanics” and/or “latinos” as if they were an ethnic or racical or national group, when in fact they are not - there are blonde South Americans, Black South Americans, assorted Indian South Americans, and combinations of all of the above. There are rich and poor and middle class. The Peruvian has little in common with the Puerto Rican. The Mexicans dislike the Cubans. etc. In her article MacDOnald was actually talking about Mexicans - to call them “Latinos” is a misnomer similar to talking about “European” immigration when you mean Irish.


91 posted on 11/07/2012 7:03:08 PM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: kabumpo
I agree.

The Democrats created the artificial category of “Hispanics” in the 1970s as a way to create another class of victims, which they could imbue with special rights and privileges, including affirmative action and minority business set asides. The result is another minority group that votes Democrat. It doesn’t matter that, according to the Census Bureau, 54 percent of Hispanics self-identify themselves as white. The Census Bureau has even created the phony category of “non-Hispanic whites,” which are now 66 percent of the population and will be 50 percent in 2042. The reality is that “whites” will still be more than 70 percent of the population in 2042.

Republicans are deluded if they believe that altering their views on immigration and amnesty will win them more Hispanic votes. Ronald Reagan signed a “one-time” amnesty in 1986, but that did not change the fact that the majority of Hispanics still vote Democrat. The reality is that historically the majority of immigrants, not only Hispanics, vote Democrat. Unless the Republican Party can slow down the immigration numbers, it will be the permanent minority party or become just another wing of the Democrat Party.

he Democrats want to be known as the party of minorities. They cultivate that image. But it can be a two-edged sword given the changing demographics in this country. With our first black President and the fact that by 2019, just 7 years from now, half of the children 18 and under will be classified as minorities, it will become harder and harder to defend affirmative action and minority business set asides, especially among young, non-Hispanic white Democrats. The absurdity of these programs will become readily apparent.

For example, the Virginia Department of Minority Business defines a minority individual as “an individual who is a citizen of the United States or a non-citizen who is in full compliance with United States immigration law and who satisfies one or more of the following definitions:”

1. “African American” means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of Africa and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.

2. “Asian American” means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands, including but not limited to Japan, China, Vietnam, Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Northern Mariana, the Philippines, a U.S. territory of the Pacific, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.

3. “Hispanic American” means a person having origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands or other Spanish or Portuguese cultures and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.

The Republicans need to expose the Democrats as the real racists and bigots who provide people, including newly arrived immigrants, with special rights and privileges based on race, ethnicity, and gender. The definitions of Hispanic and Asian under Virginia law are ludicrous. They make no sense. What do Japanese, Chinese, Indians, and Filipinos have in common except being from the same geographic region of the globe? Similarly, “Hispanics” encompass all of Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula, i.e., the former colonialists. These types of classifications are reminiscent of those under apartheid in South Africa, which had four main groups with a number of sub-groups and even “honorary whites.” Republicans should take the lead in abolishing these discriminatory programs in post-racial America and use immigration as an example of the unfairness of these laws.

There are other significant demographic changes that transcend race and ethnicity. The Republican Party should focus on those changes rather than its quixotic outreach programs. By 2030 one in every 5 residents of this country will be 65 and over—twice what it is now. The vast majority of these people will be on fixed incomes with Social Security being the sole or a major portion of their retirement income. As a result, taxes will become more and more of a concern among older voters. State and local taxes will have to fund much of the education and social welfare costs for immigrants and their children as the U.S. population continues to increase. Since the federal government only funds about 13 percent of the education costs with state and local governments funding the rest through mainly property taxes, an aging population on fixed incomes will balk at increased rates of taxation. And senior citizens vote at a higher percentage than younger voters. Even immigrants grow old and will vote their pocketbook.

And then there are younger voters who must bear the brunt of the out of control federal spending that will balloon the current debt servicing costs, which consume $300 billion annually of the federal budget. With entitlement programs increasing to more than half of the federal budget, it will leave declining amounts of money for discretionary items, including defense. In 1950, there were 16 workers for every retiree, today it is 3.3, and by 2030 it will be 2 workers for every retiree. As a result, the young will also become increasingly concerned about taxes and the costs of mass immigration that will require huge amounts of money for increased infrastructure requirements, higher energy needs, schools, hospitals, water treatment and sewage plants, etc. that will be needed for a nation approaching half a billion people and is the world’s biggest debtor nation. The Republican message of limited government and lower taxes will resonate with the young and old alike.

92 posted on 11/07/2012 7:05:04 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabumpo

You are correct. I know a married couple whose idea of a fun date is going to see a cross-dressing show. The show itself is in Spanish and the place is packed with nominally heterosexual Latino couples.


93 posted on 11/07/2012 7:05:52 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: kabumpo

For the purposes of the chart, which is based on geography, Mexico is part of North America. Latin America is really not a geographic location.


94 posted on 11/07/2012 7:07:21 PM PST by kabar
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To: Alberta's Child
This is going to sound ridiculous, but I wonder if Romney would have done himself a huge favor in this election if he and Ryan had just gone out and spent several weeks learning to speak a little Spanish.

They played ads, heavily, in latino markets.

95 posted on 11/07/2012 7:14:26 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kabar

Yes, I messed up on the Heather article. I’m sorry.


96 posted on 11/07/2012 7:46:53 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: kropcke
The GOP has about as much of a chance of courting Hispanic votes as they do Black votes - they are a homogenous group bound together first and foremost by race, perhaps second only to government goodies.

Keep thinking like that, and it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. I don't understand why legal Hispanics would want illegal immigration.....they played by the rules, I would think they more than anyone would be against amnesty.

97 posted on 11/07/2012 7:53:49 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: SaraJohnson

I have met her and attended one of her presentations. She is very bright and articulate. I have enormous respect for her knowledge of immigration and crime issues. She works for the City Journal a publication of the Manhattan Institute.


98 posted on 11/07/2012 8:06:34 PM PST by kabar
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To: kabar

Yes, I know she’s a good one. I just had a total brain fart. Sorry about that. :)


99 posted on 11/07/2012 8:27:07 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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To: neverdem

The Mexicans claim to care about people, but does their
own government care about mexican citizens? has the Mexican government stopped the slaughter of it’s own citizens by
the drug cartels? Has the mexican government done anything abou the rampent coruption of the mexican police and even the mexican army! I always thought that mexican-americans
were conservative and strongly religious; why would they
favor socialist radical democrats?


100 posted on 11/07/2012 8:45:05 PM PST by upcountryhorseman (An old fashioned conservative)
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