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The Latino-Vote Obsession
National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 11/13/2012 5:18:00 AM

Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the Latino vote. According to exit polls, it went 70 percent for Barack Obama, and this year it might have accounted for 10 percent or so of the electorate. Presumably, this margin was an important, and in some exegeses the decisive, factor that denied Mitt Romney the presidency. Given demographic reality,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: altoona, 11/13/2012 6:09:26 AM     (No. 9010515)

Hanson,a Californian, knows what he´s talking about, but who will listen now that so many in the GOP are in full pander mode? Is anyone of political significance saying we need to close the border?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: JAN, 11/13/2012 6:10:31 AM     (No. 9010517)

IMHO people who wish to live enslaved deserve to get their wish.

I am no longer concerned with the lives of those who vote against their own BEST interests but wish to remain wards of the politicians who would exploit them.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Patchy Groundfog, 11/13/2012 6:22:39 AM     (No. 9010529)

Perhaps it wouldn´t be such an issue, real or imagined, if the back door to the nation hadn´t been left ajar for decades.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/13/2012 7:02:27 AM     (No. 9010567)

Folks I have Latino and black friends that want no part of what has become of the black Americans under democrat rulers. Why we couldn´t offer this as a better alternative I will never know.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Judith, 11/13/2012 8:43:34 AM     (No. 9010800)

My take on this last election? The blacks and latinos (and evidently the asians)all want a government that takes from the working white class and gives to them. And the group of minorities does not care what atrocities the liberal party advocates, as long as the free stuff keeps rolling in. So what if the majority of babies aborted are black. So what if the latinos and blacks have inferior educations....the government will take care of them, they don´t have to be educated. For the next four years, every time I hear an adult here in MA complain about anything, I´m just going to say...that is what YOU voted for.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Brittany, 11/13/2012 11:58:17 AM     (No. 9011442)

Nothing that we could do for compromise would change things thanks to decades of Dem. propaganda that our side has never fought against. We showed our inclusiveness at the convention and it earned us little. We have given into election rules that enhance fraud of the election workers and not vigorously attacked the Dem unions and others who transport warm bodies that should never be encouraged to vote (see laura Ingraham´s story of DC voters). We gave up the fight many years ago and now we have been punished for it: A completely fraudulent election.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 11/13/2012 9:19:06 PM     (No. 9012539)

The worst mistake that the Stupid Party (the Republicans) could make is to go along with a liberal Democrat amnesty that puts millions of legalized aliens on a path to citizenship and US voting rights. If the Stupid Party does that, they will be handing the liberal Democrats millions of eventual socialist oriented new voters and will be committing long-term political suicide.

The highly partisan liberal Democrats would not be pushing for such an amnesty if they were not certain that the vast majority of legalized aliens would eventually become liberal Democrat voters. If the liberal Democrats ever thought that very many legalized aliens would have an epifinany and vote for conservative Republicans they would never push for such an amnesty, and would be calling for the illegal alien population to be deported instead.

Most illegal aliens are poor people who have to work hard and earn low wages to survive in the USA. However, once legalized they would no longer have to do so, as they would qualify to participate in the US government run safety network of benefits and services and would do so in huge numbers. Republicans want to minimize those benefits and services to bring down the deficit, and the liberal Democrats want to expand those programs, so who do you think that when the time comes the vast majority of the would be legalized aliens will be casting their votes in behalf? it is just common sense.

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