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To: SeekAndFind
Yet, aside from the always-sound advice to be civil, show empathy for the less well off, and avoid callous rhetoric, almost all such thinking is oversimplistic, if not flawed altogether.

Okay, but that advice is always good.

In the first place, why do Republicans think their conservative message is a natural one for the majority of contemporary Latinos/Hispanics — rubrics that strangely now include everyone from Cubans and upscale Argentinians to Oaxacan indigenous peoples and Hondurans? In truth, the vast majority of Latinos who vote overwhelmingly Democratic is made up of poorer immigrants from Central America and Mexico rather than Marco Rubio–like second-generation Cuban-Americans.

Sure. But you want to make sure you have a shot with those Rubio-types (and not just among Cuban-Americans). I'm not saying go with Amnesty or some Obama-lite program, but don't write off the Latino vote entirely either.

21 posted on 11/13/2012 9:36:27 AM PST by x
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I'm not saying go with Amnesty or some Obama-lite program, but don't write off the Latino vote entirely either.

His whole point is that we've been taken by a campaign that offered strangers free money -- ours -- in return for votes. It's the end of the line for democracy. We can't make democracy work, with somebody doing this.

23 posted on 11/13/2012 10:50:25 AM PST by lentulusgracchus
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