Although Mitt Romney took flak for his statement that he lost the election because President Obama bestowed "gifts" on key parts of the electorate, what he said is basically true. We´re stuck in a deadly spiral where economic growth is retarded because the economy is larded with enormous and ever increasing government spending and debt. Yet, more and more Americans want the lard. President Obama got re-elected by promising to continue to serve it up. Romney´s failure, and the failure of the Republican Party, is not that Obama is pulling this off but that they can´t get their act together
Am a small business owner in Texas and since I opened 5 years ago, have never hired a hispanic and never will. Have a sign out front that says no spanish spoken. If hispanics all want to be lumped into being for amnesty of criminals, fine, you will never work for me. You want to be break in line is ok person, go somewhere else. Have got plenty of people I can hire who believe in rules.....Business is fine, I may go down but I will go down for what is right.
One message: You´ll never get rich on welfare. Another: What you take from the government comes out of your neighbor´s pocket. And Another: Inflation is the result of printing money to pay off debt with cheap dollars and is a hidden tax you pay. And Another: The more you want from the government the better the chance of getting a charlatan for a leader. I love this one: Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country. JFK
I have been told by a resident of a Southwestern state that the people coming into the United States illegally from Mexico are, as a rule, not the most productive examples of humanity.
It seems to me that the logical thing to do would be to keep them out at all costs, and to work on reducing the population of them already in the country.
If your basement is flooding, you would ordinarily stop the inflow of water before you begin remodelling; secondarily you would get rid of the excess dirty water that had come in; and I think that this where we should begin.
The fact is, most of them come to this country to find decent work. They may not be politically sophisticated, but you can certainly say that of the majority of citizens. My experience with them is they are largely gentle, reliable, and honest people - a significant cut above the US citizens they compete with for jobs. Nothing would get done in my part of the country if they weren´t here, because nobody else will work like they do. Conservatives have an opportunity to show them the way, if they will take the chip off their shoulder and try treating them like people.
Until I got to #6, I found this thread terribly disheartening. #6 gets it, but based on the earlier comments, is it any wonder that middle-class, hard-working, legal Hispanics distrust and dislike Republicans? We speak of them as if they are "dirty water". Some of those families´ heritage in this country predates a whole lot of non-Hispanics. We have to gain their trust and the way to do that is by differentiating between illegals and citizens. We have to show that we respect them. Do you know the percentage of Hispanics in our armed forces? In our city and state governments? In our workplaces, churches and neighborhoods? They want the same productive and safe environment as anyone else. We should ask the to join us in our efforts instead of holding our noses when we say Hispanic.
I concur with the personal experiences related by #6 and #7 above, but I´m cautious about confusing personal experiences with political reality. The reality is this: These decent, hard-working, pro-family individuals collectively voted overwhelmingly against a Republican candidate who exemplifies those values in every aspect of his personal life. Why? In his confidential talk with donors, Romney also said this: "Going forward, clearly we have to have an immigration plan, this idea of just kicking this down the field until every four years the Democrats use it as an issue to hit us over the head with is nuts, we have to have an immigration plan and program, and I certainly hope that our leaders in Washington are willing to put that forward."
No-one hit Republicans over head on illegal immigration more than Mitt Romney. From 2008 onwards, any Republican who suggested any plan that didn´t involve all illegals leaving the country was attacked by Romney as pro-amnesty, including McCain, Perry, and Gingrich. It was one position where Mitt was indisputably more conservative than his rivals. Now he thinks it was a factor in his loss and calls on "our leaders in Washington" to extricate the party from the position he chose to run on. Mitt spent four years positioning himself to win the nomination while alienating the Hispanic vote, and he did both. Our challenge is find candidates who know what their conservative principles are and can convincingly defend those principles to diverse and sometimes unsympathetic constituencies.
It is historical fact that if the wimpy Republicans go along with a liberal Democrat written amnesty again, that they will eventually be handing the liberal Democrats millions of new foreign born, mostly poor, generally uneducated voters, who will only earn for the most part a low wage in this country.
Anyone who believes that those people are going to have an epifinany and vote for the Republicans because of "family values" over the liberal Democrats and their promises of more and more government provided social welfare related benefits and services is living in a fairyland.
The Republican Presidential candidate should have known better then to publicly get down into the specific tactics of ridding the country of much of the current illegal alien population by citing easily misunderstood terms as "voluntary deportation" that strike fear in ethnic and immigrant communities, thus giving the liberal Democrats and their ethnic media allies a point that they could easily demagogue to death before the election. When all he had to say is that he supported the effect enforcement of the immigration laws.
Hispanics can be either conservative or liberal. I suggest they drop the hispanic in front of American and stop being hyphenated and choose the party that fits their values. Makes no difference what your heritage is. If you want to worship God freely, work hard and set a goal for your children to be wealthy and follow the teachings of your Church, you are usually conservative. If you consider the gov´t your father, you are a liberal. The same can be said for Africans.
I agree with all #10 says, but if we fail to meet the political reality with the people who are here, and will continue to come here until the border is controlled, we are cooked. These folks are here, and they are not likely to go away, no matter how much some might wish so. It is foolish to continue to let the dems own this group of people, especially when many of them are natural conservatives. We are missing a good opportunity.
When I hire an illegal I don´t have to worry about OSHA, lots of taxes and regulations, whether or not the EEOC would approve of my selection standards and benefit? Hah! Better yet, I pick them up for a day´s work with no worry about long term commitment to them...the kind a hard working American would want if he has a mortgage and family.
If you think Hispanics are a cut above the American worker because of ethic when they´re being hired because it gives the employer an (illegal) price advantage... go back and ask some questions.
The negativity and abject hatred shown towards Hispanics in this thread is the reason we will never win the WH again. I say we as in conservatives. Republicans don´t qualify as conservatives and neither do racists that troll Lucianne.com.
The way to win the 2016 vote is to be an inclusive party where Hispanics who are inclined to be conservative as some blacks may have been at one time, would find the party as having more to offer and I don´t mean free stuff. The black vote has been poisoned and the Hispanic vote will be too by dems. Poster #1 wrote a perfect commercial for the dems in the next election. Rules are rules, but lumping everyone into the criminal pile is not the way to go.
Ignorance won this election. Those who vote D are ignorant in history, economics, and the truth about the Obama administration. Republicans continue to remain ignorant about how influential the schools and media are.In addition, I doubt if many people are aware of the sheer size of programs that are offered to recent immigrants. They are indoctrinated from the moment they step in this country to think that Republicans are going to take away all the assistance for their children and deport them. Who is there to counter that narrative?
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