Via Politico’s Alexander Burns, the latest poll from right-leaning pollster Resurgent Republic found that the GOP has some serious image problems with Hispanic voters: • Hispanic voters say the Republican party does not respect the values and concerns of the Hispanic community by 51 to 44 percent in Florida, 54 to 40 percent in New Mexico, 59 to 35 percent in Nevada, and 63 to 30 percent in Colorado. • Majorities of voters in each state say that “is anti-immigrant” better describes the Republican Party,
Comments: This has a whole lot less to do with "goodies" than it does with speaking of Hispanics with respect. We have to learn to do it or we´re doomed to forever losing national elections.
My experience has been with Cubans. They insist on speaking Spanish and it has reached the point here where it is difficult for an English only speaker to get many of the jobs. When they get into an office or factory they bring in their friends, speak Spanish to each other and cold shoulder Americans. My mother was harrassed out of a shoe factory. My daughter who was born here works for a large doctors´ office. Most of the help is Hispanic. Not a day goes by but that some Spanish speaking patient reprimands her for not speakikng Spanish, asks her where she is from since she does not speak Spanish, and tells her she needs to learn it.
Saying the right is anti-immigrant is a huge lie and distortion. Just because the right wants immigration to be done in an orderly and law abiding way,doesn´t make them anti-immigrant.Countries have borders for a reason,it´s to protect their internal integrity as a nation.
I don´t have a problem ith people coming in hereon a wrk visa,then returning home after they´re done working or an employer writing a letter of reccomendation for an immigrant worker to stay in the country.
If people can´t understand that there´s a rule of law for a reason,they need to be kicked out.Theleft wants anarchy at all levels because miscreants are more likely to vote for them. The anchor baby law is also something that grates conservatives. There´s no way you should sneak in here at 8 months pregnant and get a full plate of taxpayer provided benefits after the brat plops out. Send a token amount of money back to their country along with the kid..Or at the very least put a 5 year limit on their benefits.
#2, that is the problem. The image the GOP puts forward is of categorizing all Hispanics as a lawbreaking nightmare. We have to show that we know and understand the difference between long-time, hard-working Hispanics and their families who are as legal as you or I, from the lawbreakers who come across the Rio Grande in the middle of the night. Our Hispanic citizens are rightfully offended by the perceived lack of respect.
We have this curious belief that America is a melting pot. A place where people don´t forget the place where they came from, but who have come here to begin a new life.
Yet here we are trying to "win over Hispanics". If winning over Hispanics means opening our doors to them without regulation, allowing them to come in and stay here in violation of our longstanding laws (of which they are aware), and tolerating their committing crimes against our citizens and each other, than why must we pander to them? Win them over? Because the Democrats do?
We won´t be able to ´win them over´ until we all use English as a Second Language. I will not shop in a store (Lowe´s for example) that displays product in two languages while living 1200 miles from the Mexican border- which is exactly where their language should cease unless they are truly visiting. Words have meaning and so does language if you value your country.
Why is it that persons coming to America from other countries, where our language is not used, expect us to accommodate to their continuing use of their original language? Hispanics, Asians, you name it? Many seem to have no interest in learning to speak English.
But we must respect them, win them over.
Have you ever felt, while in a foreign country, that its citizens were trying to win you over?
Saying that the Right is anti-immigrant is just like saying Republicans are racist. It is a lie and the Left knows it will be upheld by the MSM, Hollywood and others. Protests such seen at this site never work for two reasons. One, many of those targeted with this propaganda want to believe it as it justifies their voting actions. Two, many within the Republican ranks see it as a means of blaming conservatives, Tea Party etc. Ronald Reagan was attacked as being racist right from the start (people like Paul Krugman are still doing it) but it never worked because he was truly connected with the grass roots. This is why the tops down Beltway installed candidates like McCain and Romney are failing. Even Jeb Bush whose wife is Hispanic will be attacked as racist and anti-immigrant by these people. The truth has no bearing.
Pretend you are John Sandoval, age 60, born in the US, as were your children, your wife, your parents and your siblings. You are a veteran of Vietnam. Your father fought in Korea. Your brothers are military veterans. All four of your children graduated high school. You work two jobs because you are trying to pay off your mortgage. You voted for Barack Obama because you are offended and frightened of GOP conservative rhetoric about "Hispanics". What comments on this thread would convince you that you are mistaken?
If you think John Sandoval is not representative of large numbers of good citizens of Hispanic heritage, you are terribly wrong.
#13, there were 65 million incredibly ignorant people that voted for obama last month. John Sandoval is one of them. He needs to see what happens when we go "over the cliff", and the "Bush tax cuts for the rich" affect his pay. He may begin to educate himself, like I did in 1978-79.
If Hispanics who are here legally are so concerned about how they are being treated, why can´t they step up to the plate and add their voices to the rest in regards to illegals? They could go a long way towards helping to rectify the situation.
I join the rest here who are sick and tired of being denied jobs and harassed because we don´t speak English instead of Spanish.
If the hypothetical Mr. Sandoval chooses to believe liberal spew and vote for destruction of his way of life and a debt load his decendants will never be able to pay off, instead of educating himself on what conservatives actually believe, then he only has himself to blame for the misery which he has sentenced his family to.
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