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Can Republicans win back Latino voters?

L.A. Times 2013/02/01 16:00:00
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A glimpse of political oblivion has suddenly inspired at least some Republicans to push for comprehensive immigration reform. But this does not guarantee that, six months from now, an immigration bill will be sent to the president or that, even if it is, Republicans will be saved from approaching demographic doom.

Latinos gave President Obama 71% of their votes in the 2012 election and helped add the electoral votes of Colorado, Florida and Nevada to the president’s winning total. Republicans are terrified that if the current trend continues – Latinos rising as a share of the electorate and leaning strongly toward Democrats – Texas and Arizona will also be lost to them in the near future. And if those states are lost, so is the White House.

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  • Bali 2013/06/09 04:21:31
    No
    Bali
    nope, because we won't give them freebies and allow illegals to go to the front of the line....you see, we view illegals as, well, illegal
  • lucas 2013/03/10 05:35:17
    No
    lucas
    Hell no would you vote for a party that disproportionately distributed funds to your community ? Would you vote for a party that proposed voter ID laws across the country that would disproportionately disenfranchise your ethnic group? Or alienate your community until your community until recently that Latinos won Obama the election ? Or banned ethnic studies as if the Latino point of view was so dominant and overtaking this country? I could go on forever I am not stupid and neigther are most Latinos after all their is a reason why sociologists have coined the term the Latino paradox , meaning among all opposition and our socio economic status we are miraculously smart, innovative and commit less crime than the native population FACT btw we are the future of this country Latinos make up twise the percentage of science and engineering students as our percentage of the population and since it is a FACT that most scientist are not Republicans and even more left than democrats I could never see Latinos turning Republicans
  • lin sugar lips 2013/02/14 16:53:46
    Yes
    lin sugar lips
    Yes and No There will always be those who will hang onto the Democrats for the hand outs... they have no self respect or self a steam. The Democrats have been breeding a lazy dependent society for a good 45, 50 years now, generation after generation suck on those who work hard and try to make a living for their own families.
    So we can only hope the Latino's have more balls than a lot of blacks and a lot of the whites and stand up and take care of themselves. If they do you will see them siding with the Republicans.
  • painted desert 2013/02/06 20:13:12
    No
    painted desert
    No, they have made it pretty clear until this last election that they could care less. Now when they need them, they want to be their BFF. I'm sorry, but Latinos aren't as stupid as the pubs think they are. They will see right through the snow job.
  • Jesse James 2013/02/05 20:41:48
    No
    Jesse James
    +1
    They have as much a chance winning back the hispanic vote as they do the black vote. KKK rednecks and blacks and hispanics working together in the republican party? LMAO....Let me getup off the floor...that was too funny.
  • CoinOperatedJoy 2013/02/05 20:17:15
    No
    CoinOperatedJoy
    +1
    GOD I HOPE NOT! Please, let these rich, old white men die out with the Republicant party. Latino's have a lot of pride and self respect. I can't see them jumping ship to a party that's all out of tiny rat butts to give them.
  • LeroyRogers 2013/02/05 18:28:30
    No
    LeroyRogers
    not with the democRATS making citizens out of law breakers so they can have their votes.
  • gerald.... LeroyRo... 2013/02/05 20:34:26
    gerald.rice
    +1
    what about the legal ones who voted in the last two elections???
  • chucky 2013/02/05 18:23:33
    Yes
    chucky
    Meant to say no.They have lost it because of Obamas socialist policies.
  • lucas chucky 2013/03/10 04:47:40 (edited)
    lucas
    +3
    Socialist policies? Lol def a political science major lmao
  • chucky lucas 2013/03/10 07:38:48
    chucky
    Meaning :-)))))))))))))))))))
  • lucky 2013/02/05 18:10:00
    No
    lucky
    Not until the illegal immigration issue is settled.
  • Shark 2013/02/05 17:09:43 (edited)
    No
    Shark
    Which ones? The Americans from Mexico or the Mexican's from Mexico?
    There is a difference. Americans from Mexico are as likely to support Republicans as they are Democrats. Its a close call.
    Mexicans from Mexico do not care to support anything that is America, except the support they are given, promised more of, and complain they do not get enough of. If you're talking about those Mexicans, which the Media is and I assume this question is directed about. Oh, and lets face facts here, the Democrats, Liberals and Progressive are exploiting the second group as if they were the first to garner support for their own agenda which has absolutely nothing to do which the "Latino" situation. They are at war with all that disagree and they will stop at nothing to get their complete and utter disgorgement of American values and way of life to end and be replaced with their "social Justice" plan that has destroyed every other country that has fallen down that path. Liberal Mexicans Welfare
  • wtw 2013/02/05 14:30:20
    Yes
    wtw
    +1
    By making sure the truth gets out and beating the propaganda press to the punch! What is good for americans is good for them. Most latinos I talk to has enough sense to listen and they come to understand I am right but like blacks they vote with "their People" who have been infiltrated with the lying left and the entitlement crowd!
  • gerald.... wtw 2013/02/05 20:58:47
    gerald.rice
    you have no idea what you are talking about!
    the reason black folks dont vote republican is cause we dont trust the crusty old white dudes running the party. this is the party that all the Klan members helped form and joined when they werent satisfied with the direction of the other party.
    and when that same good ole boy party uses words like entitlement and personal responsibility, its clear that they are talking about us and not to us.
    so its clear to me that, at least with you, things havent changed.
    whether you like black or Mexican people, the party needs to realize that they cant win without us. 2020 will be the last year white people are the majority. You simply cant treat minorities like simple demographics. Inclusion is the answer. but the good ole boys are afraid to lose all that corrupt power.
    GAME ON!!!
  • MONGOOSE 2013/02/05 14:29:17
    Yes
    MONGOOSE
    It's looks very possible and if so their just might a change to go forward a lot faster than certain people in higher places really think !!!!!!!
    When this happens that's when Obama will be exchanged and ask to pack his bags or we will pack them for him.
    Then theirs a very good chance that this country will have a Plan to recovery and everyone will have a chance to change the World exactly like JOHN LENNON said, just maybe John's dream to "Give Peace A Chance" will come true also a chance that would be great "War Is Over" no one knows what's down the Winding Road we all need to "Come Together" and we can "Get Back" this country like it was many years ago it will be a lot of work but it's better than having Obama running us all into the ground and that's not going to happen !!!!!!
    Lets all give something that is very possible to happen and it will, hope is a very great word so lets all use it.
    "THE MONGOOSE"
    give it a chance
  • jeane 2013/02/05 13:48:24
    No
    jeane
    +3
    And they should not try with promises of entitlements and amnesty for breaking immigration laws.
  • MONGOOSE jeane 2013/02/05 14:42:59
    MONGOOSE
    +1
    Yeah right that's half the problem in this country when did have all the immigrations laws and them out of are country this was a a lot better country to live in why do you think you all move into are country it was because your country was not as good as this country.
    We work very hard to have a great place to live then all of any type of country moved into it and made it like your poor face country so now you stay here and leash off all the benefits all the Medical benefits and all the Americans are paying a big part for you to stay in are country.
    Go back and live in your own country.
    "THE MONGOOSE"
    get back signs
  • jeane MONGOOSE 2013/02/05 14:52:09 (edited)
    jeane
    +1
    Part of my family came to America from England in the 1500's
  • HOMBRE jeane 2013/03/10 23:39:46 (edited)
  • lucas MONGOOSE 2013/03/10 04:58:57
    lucas
    +2
    I think u mean "our" country Can't even start to argue about the rest of your post its just hilarious plus I don't think I could change your mind seeing how you write like your in third grade
  • lucas jeane 2013/03/10 04:54:47
    lucas
    +1
    Amnesty is pardon of a crime no plan proposed would not include at the very least a fine of some sort the crime comited by undocumented immigrants is a fed misdemeanor a large fine is more than a suffice punishment
  • jeane lucas 2013/03/10 23:35:29 (edited)
    jeane
    +1
    Being an illegal is a crime.
  • HOMBRE jeane 2013/03/10 23:37:47
  • rasputan 2013/02/05 02:02:14
    Yes
    rasputan
    +2
    Maybe some, But not through buying their vote like the Democrats, or offering amnesty. That didn't help in the past, and it will not change anything if they do it again. The Republicans can not win votes by adopting the same agenda as the Democrats. They will have to show that their Ideas are better for America. All Americans, and lead to a better life than going down the road the Democrats are taking us.
  • Steelshrt 2013/02/05 00:53:45
    Yes
    Steelshrt
    +1
    If they give all illegal aliens clemency, with full citizenship to include all their relatives in their home country. GOD BLESS AMERICA, they will chant.
  • TheBadOne 2013/02/05 00:09:09
    Yes
    TheBadOne
    But there's a significant problem that needs to be addressed before that can occur:

    "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." - Colin Powell

    And frankly, truer words haven't been spoken.

    I know Mexicans who try to make a living here. Sure some get WIC, but many more sleep 8 to an apartment, work several jobs a piece to try to get by, are devoutly religious, hold high regard for the "sanctity" of life, and are very traditional, family-oriented people (there's very, very few "baby's daddy's" and many more dads and fathers with Mexicans, too.) Yet they vote for Democrats not for entitlements, but because they want the right to escape the hell hole their country's become (thanks Drug War and NAFTA!) for a chance to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If the GOP pushed for immigration reform, California would turn into a Red State tomorrow.

    Judging by the comments I'm reading though, there's more White conservatives who'd rather justify their prejudices to absolve themselves of any responsibility than to accept that people of different skin colors can be conservative as well. If the GOP doesn't want to go the way of the dinosaur, this is an a...
    But there's a significant problem that needs to be addressed before that can occur:

    "There's also a dark vein of intolerance in some parts of the party. What do I mean by that? What I mean by that is they still sort of look down on minorities." - Colin Powell

    And frankly, truer words haven't been spoken.

    I know Mexicans who try to make a living here. Sure some get WIC, but many more sleep 8 to an apartment, work several jobs a piece to try to get by, are devoutly religious, hold high regard for the "sanctity" of life, and are very traditional, family-oriented people (there's very, very few "baby's daddy's" and many more dads and fathers with Mexicans, too.) Yet they vote for Democrats not for entitlements, but because they want the right to escape the hell hole their country's become (thanks Drug War and NAFTA!) for a chance to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. If the GOP pushed for immigration reform, California would turn into a Red State tomorrow.

    Judging by the comments I'm reading though, there's more White conservatives who'd rather justify their prejudices to absolve themselves of any responsibility than to accept that people of different skin colors can be conservative as well. If the GOP doesn't want to go the way of the dinosaur, this is an area where they should take Gen. Powell's advice instead of trying to paint a picture that shows Jwanna Welfare or Jose Welfarez are ruining this country and not the horrible policies that ensure we sell our country out to the highest bidder (please don't be glib and tell me it's just the libs doing this, either. As long as we keep voting GOP or Dem, we're choosing between two different flavors of globalist-NWO Kool-Aid and not anything that remotely represents the best interests of Americans.)
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  • drdos1943 TheBadOne 2013/02/05 23:43:40 (edited)
    drdos1943
    Those living 8 to an apartment? If they entered our country illegally, they are criminals.. period.... and they deserve nothing except jail time or deportation.

    If you were to fake your social security number or your identity, where would you be?

    However, there are those who own businesses, houses, etc. and pay taxes and have contributed to our economy (what little there is left of it)? ... they are still criminals, but to those there should be fines and a hard path to citizenship if they wish to take that hard path. Otherwise, be gone to them as well.
  • Ministerofblog 2013/02/04 23:56:36 (edited)
    Yes
    Ministerofblog
    +2
    Its a common attack upon conservatives and republicans by the ultra left is to engage in what has come to be known as "playing the race card" but is more accurately described as racial McCarthyism ( A man greatly lied about and who it turned out was RIGHT about those he accused of being communists. http://www.funtrivia.com/en/s... .) There is little to no truth in any of it, they play word games and repeat the same things over and over again so that people who don't know history believe whatever is told them.



    Democrats have both the media and the bully pulpit of Obama to push the lie constantly and low information followers who can't hold more than 3 paragraphs at a time in explanation fall head over heels in love with the short answer every time.



    The truth takes much longer to dig out and most voters these days care more about themselves than the country, its become the perfect storm of progressive proportions for this nation in a time when citizens should have been diligent and intuative they were instead lazy and bored with the election and its carried into whatever Obama wants Obama gets!







    The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery. THIS ...







































































































































    Its a common attack upon conservatives and republicans by the ultra left is to engage in what has come to be known as "playing the race card" but is more accurately described as racial McCarthyism ( A man greatly lied about and who it turned out was RIGHT about those he accused of being communists. http://www.funtrivia.com/en/s... .) There is little to no truth in any of it, they play word games and repeat the same things over and over again so that people who don't know history believe whatever is told them.



    Democrats have both the media and the bully pulpit of Obama to push the lie constantly and low information followers who can't hold more than 3 paragraphs at a time in explanation fall head over heels in love with the short answer every time.



    The truth takes much longer to dig out and most voters these days care more about themselves than the country, its become the perfect storm of progressive proportions for this nation in a time when citizens should have been diligent and intuative they were instead lazy and bored with the election and its carried into whatever Obama wants Obama gets!



    DEmocratic Lies



    The Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and Republicans eventually abolished slavery. The Democratic Party fought them and tried to maintain and expand slavery. THIS IS A FACT OF HISTORY they cover over and lie about constantly.



    Democrat Senators organized the record Senate filibuster of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Included among the organizers were several prominent and well known liberal Democrat standard bearers including:



    Robert Byrd, current senator from West Virginia



    J. William Fulbright, Arkansas senator and political mentor of Bill Clinton



    Albert Gore Sr., Tennessee senator, father and political mentor of Al Gore. Gore Jr. has been known to lie about his father's opposition to the Civil Rights Act.



    Sam Ervin, North Carolina senator of Watergate hearings fame



    Richard Russell, famed Georgia senator and later President Pro Tempore



    The complete list of the 21 Democrats who opposed the Civil Rights Act of 1964 includes Senators:



    Hill and Sparkman of Alabama, Fulbright and McClellan of Arkansas,

    Holland and Smathers of Florida, Russell and Talmadge of Georgia, Ellender and Long of Louisiana,Eastland and Stennis of Mississippi, Ervin and Jordan of North Carolina, Johnston and Thurmond of South Carolina, Gore Sr. and Walters of Tennessee, H. Byrd and Robertson of Virginia, R. Byrd of West Virginia.



    Democrat opposition to the Civil Rights Act was substantial enough to literally split the party in two. A whopping 40% of the House Democrats VOTED AGAINST the Civil Rights Act, while 80% of Republicans SUPPORTED it.


    Republican support in the Senate was even higher. Similar trends occurred with the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which was supported by 82% of House Republicans and 94% of Senate Republicans. The same Democrat standard bearers took their normal racists stances, this time with Senator Fulbright leading the opposition effort.



    It took the hard work of Republican Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen and Republican Whip Thomas Kuchel to pass the Civil Rights Act (Dirksen was presented a civil rights accomplishment award for the year by the head of the NAACP in recognition of his efforts).



    Upon breaking the Democrat filibuster of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Republican Dirksen took to the Senate floor and exclaimed "The time has come for equality of opportunity in sharing in government, in education, and in employment. It will not be stayed or denied. It is here!"



    Here is the link to the full text of that speech!

    http://www.congresslink.org/c...


    This ALL perfectly honest history but if you ask a Democrate the opposite is true, they have a LONG HISTORY OF HATE and race problems so its hard for anyone to understand why anyone takes them serious in these issues!


    Outside of Congress, the three most notorious opponents of school integration were all Democrats:



    Orval Faubus, Democrat Governor of Arkansas and one of Bill Clinton's political heroes.



    George Wallace, Democrat Governor of Alabama.



    Lester Maddox, Democrat Governor of Georgia.



    There is absolutely no reason for us tp lose this debate, HISTORY is on our side not theirs and they should be ashamed of their racist behavior for past decades and now. Their stripes haven't changed they simply stopped being overtly racist and started using race to their advantage by passing racist policies that keep people under their politcal foot!



    During the Civil War era, the "Radical Republicans" were given that name because they wanted to not only end slavery but also to endow the freed slaves with full citizenship, equality, and rights. But Liberals today have twisted that fact into an unregegnizable shadow of itself. Now we are the radical blockers of peoples needs like Jobs, welfare and imigration reform when the truth is we want REAL REFORM OF ALL THIS AND MORE.



    The next time Democrats take to the national airwaves to dishonestly accuse Republicans of racial hatred, remember who the historical record up until this very day points to as the real bigots: The Democrat Party.



    DEmocratic Lies



    In all possible ways, the Democrat Party is built around the pillars of ultra leftists, many of whom are known participants in racism and/or affiliates of racist hate groups. Consider the Democrat Party of today's heroes and leaders:


    Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Democrat icon and orchestrator of Japanese Internment.



    Ex-House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt, former affiliate of a St. Louis area racist group.



    Ex-Senate President Pro Tempore Robert Byrd, former Ku Klux Klansman known for making bigoted slurs on national television.



    Rev. Jesse Jackson, Democrat keynote speaker and race hustler known for making anti-Semitic slurs.



    Rev. Al Sharpten, Democrat activist and perennial candidate and race hustler known inciting anti-Semitic violence in New York City.



    Sen. Ernest Hollings, leading Democrat Senator known for use of racial slurs against several minority groups.



    Lee P. Brown, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat mayor of Houston who won reelection using racial intimidation against Hispanic voters.



    Andrew Cuomo, former Clinton cabinet official and Democrat candidate for NY Governor who made racist statements about a black opponent.



    Dan Rather, Democrat CBS news anchor and editorialist known for using anti-black racial epithets on a national radio broadcast.



    Donna Brazile, former Gore campaign manager known for making anti-white racial attacks. Brazile has also worked for Jackson, Gephardt, and Michael Dukakis.



    The real reform we must have is to get Washington to OBEY its own Laws on the books concerning Imigration and stop this nonsensical policy of RACE BAITING anyone who is opposed to Obama's policies! Its shameful and embarrassing for America to witness.
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  • TheBadOne Ministe... 2013/02/05 00:10:01
    TheBadOne
    +2
    What happened after 1964?
  • Jerry Whidby 2013/02/04 22:36:34
    Yes
    Jerry Whidby
    +2
    Win back or buy back? The Democrats bought their votes with talks of amnesty. It is very simple to end illegal immigration. All you have to do is put enormous fines on the companies that hire illegal immigrants. I am curious to see if the Latino community swaps sides once they become citizens. Many of them have conservative views. Really once Democrats play that card they have nothing more to play, but free healthcare and welfare. Most Latinos I have seen raise themselves up beyond that financial level rather quickly. All I can hope is that he Democrats are shooting themselves in the foot. What are the issues that Democrats believe will appeal to Latino voters? Gay marriage? Yeah I want to see how a predominately Catholic culture reacts to that. Abortion? Gun control? Supporting welfare moms? A culture that believes in family and hard work. My wife is from Mexico, and her mother told her not to marry me. Why? She said I would divorce her in three years after knocking her up. I am very happy to say that we are coming up on our eighteenth anniversary. My mother in law's words showed me that they have preconceived notions of our culture. Which side of the aisle do you think they will relate to better? Democrats are short sited. Quick votes, more people to tax, and I bet that legal status will still cost a pretty penny. In the long run this may be more beneficial to Republicans.
  • drdos1943 Jerry W... 2013/02/06 00:02:34
    drdos1943
    I pray that you are correct. However, it doesn't take long to change an entire culture when it it appears that it can get something for doing nothing.
  • justmyopinion 2013/02/04 21:43:09
    Yes
    justmyopinion
    +1
    I think they can. They need to be a little more open minded but honestly the Christian base of latino voters should slowly move toward the Republican Party especially if people like Marco Rubio take control of the party. I even think they can get some of the black vote (they stood no chance while Obama was running). I thought Romney gave a very good address to the NAACP during his campaign. More of that and more common sense legislation that benefits everyone and the minority lines should start to dissolve.
  • BurntOffering 2013/02/04 19:15:39
    Yes
    BurntOffering
    when pigs fly....
  • McCate 2013/02/04 18:48:42 (edited)
    Yes
    McCate
    +1
    I don't know what it is about the latinos and the Asians that they LOVE being oppressed.Then again the Jews loved Hitler at first too. Guess they better bend over, Huh...They'll need this....

    ky jelly
  • mrcharlesjohnsonjr 2013/02/04 17:29:59
    No
    mrcharlesjohnsonjr
    It will be had because about 20-30% of the republican party is racist
  • drdos1943 mrcharl... 2013/02/06 00:05:42
    drdos1943
    .... and what credible source did you get that from? ... and I mean a credible source.
  • mrcharl... drdos1943 2013/02/06 19:52:51
    mrcharlesjohnsonjr
    From the comments I see
  • drdos1943 mrcharl... 2013/02/06 23:50:13 (edited)
    drdos1943
    +1
    I believe that you had better look up the facts. In fact, it was the Democratic Party that fostered the KKK. It was the Republican Party that freed the slaves under Abraham Lincoln, a Republican. However, the latter was mostly for political points.
    Neither party today is racist... period. They only accuse each other of being so... again to gain political points. The Democrats have been more successful at that endeavor as evidenced by the last election.
  • Jerry W... drdos1943 2013/02/09 15:28:26 (edited)
    Jerry Whidby
    This comment was meant for mrcharlesjohnsonjr
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