Wednesday, January 5, 2011
The Myth Of Hispanic Conservative Legions In Waiting
Ms. Nunez is hardly alone in having made this assertion. Indeed, at different times, the notion that the GOP must support some amnesty plan to woo Hispanic voters has been suggested by Larry Elder, Colin Powell, Newt Gingrich and Abel Maldonado ... along with many others. It's a common argument, and it also happens to be flat-out wrong.
Here's Reality Number 1 - Republicans will continue to get a minority of Hispanic votes, whether they oppose or support "comprehensive immigration reform."
This current state of affairs exists because ...
Reality Number 2 - Americans usually vote their pocketbooks and Hispanics, on the average, earn less than other Americans. They commonly need exactly the type of taxpayer funded goodies to subsidize their families, that Democrats so enthusiastically hand out.