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GOP Folly

gordeon Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 9:06 AM
In lating America, Latinos often vote for extreme left-wing parties - think of the Sandanistas in Nicaragua, Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, a former communist leading Brazil, a leftist husband wife team, the Kirchners, who have turned the middle class of Argentina into a dependent class. Mexico almost voted in Andres Obrador, an extreme leftist, in the last election. Its not likely that the Republicans can persuade a majority of Latinos to vote for them - polls show that Latinos in the US have attitudes that dovetail more with "progressives", even apart from immigration issues.
Carl469 Wrote: Nov 09, 2012 4:17 PM
And yes, Linda seems to think that Hispanics, especially the less-educated recent arrivals among them, are "natural Republicans." She is a complete schmuck.
There may be no single, simple explanation why Mitt Romney lost the election this week -- but clearly the perception that the GOP is anti-Hispanic didn't help. For years, I've been warning my fellow conservatives that their position on immigration would be costly, not just politically but for the economy as well.

The election results definitively proved the former. The Hispanic vote was decisive in denying Romney a win in Colorado, Nevada, Florida and possibly Virginia. Without winning more Hispanic votes, the Republican Party may be doomed to permanent minority status.

Hispanics are the fastest growing population in the country....