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Hispanics Favor Democrats, But Didn't Decide Election

knochel Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 1:48 PM
The Republican party does not have a problem with Hispanics, Blacks, Asians, Gays, etc. It has a problem with liberal Hispanics, liberal Blacks, liberal Asians, liberal Gays, etc. Until the GOP can find a way to deliver its message to voters who identify as Democrats, but have all the beliefs of conservatives (and this includes whites) it will find itself on the outside looking in.
TunTavern Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:40 PM
The GOP does have a problem with us.
I'm from the rural south, am a lifetime gun owner, and a Marine veteran. The GOP does NOT want me. Because I'm also gay and atheist. And the GOP has made it more than clear how they feel about both gays and atheists.
Do you honestly think I'd EVER vote for Bachman or Santorum? And even if the GOP leaders started reaching out to us, that won't change the fact that the GOP base is full of bigots. I can go to any gay-related story on sites like this and read many, many, MANY homophobic comments from GOP voters.
Make no mistake: Obama and the democrats could totally crash the economy... and still I'd never vote republican. It's no longer political---it's personal---because the bigots made it so.
Wendy60 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 10:20 PM
I don't believe you at all, but let's say for the sake of argument that you are speaking truthfully about your motives and that you are in fact fiscally/economically conservative and you would therefore vote Republican if only it weren't for the existence of bigots and the Party's social issues platform. Do you know what that means?

IT MEANS YOU ARE A WHINER! You are a pouty, sissy, beta male little whining crybaby. If you were not, then you wouldn't even think of such a position, much less say it out loud. You would simply attempt to assert influence over the Republican Party. Newsflash: It wasn't always a bed of roses for the rest of us "minorities," but instead of whining, we took responsibility for the Party's evolution.
Wooster Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:44 AM
Bull. You're a whiny, sissy liberal.

People with conviction don't give up their beliefs just because some fools happen to hold those same beliefs.

All one has to do is look at your posts and one can see what you are right away. No discussion of the substance of any issues, just "Republicans hate... Republicans hate... etc".

We're used to liberals shouting "hate" at policy differences without explaining how enforcing the law is "hate against hispanics" and how opposing official government approval of homosexuality is "hate against homosexuals". You're not going to gain any converts posting your "hate... hate.. hate..." nonsense here.
Wooster Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 9:44 AM
Bull. You're a whiny, sissy liberal.

People with conviction don't give up their beliefs just because some fools happen to hold those same beliefs.

All one has to do is look at your posts and one can see what you are right away. No discussion of the substance of any issues, just "Republicans hate... Republicans hate... etc".

We're used to liberals shouting "hate" at policy differences without explaining how enforcing the law is "hate against hispanics" and how opposing official government approval of homosexuality is "hate against homosexuals". You're not going to gain any converts posting your "hate... hate.. hate..." nonsense here.
Mountain Rose Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 2:47 PM
I agree.

I think the best way is to find some talented Spanish speaking radio talk show hosts and put them on the air. There are large numbers of self employed Latinos driving all over the place, doing odd jobs, gardening, cleaning people's homes. In their cars, they probably listen to Latin music.

But what if there was an interesting talk show on to break the monotony?

Salem already has several Spanish language music stations. They can start by putting on one conservative talker and see how it goes.
Robert 206 Wrote: Nov 27, 2012 4:02 PM
Geraldo Rivera, a Puerto Rican talk show host on ABC morning radio show, claims he's a registered Republican but voted for Obama--twice! Race is the defining factor in today's world, unfortunately, and the proof smacks us in the face every day.
After moments of panic in the immediate aftermath of Mitt Romney's defeat, some Republicans and conservatives are regaining their equilibrium on the issue of what the GOP should do about immigration and the Hispanic vote.

They're looking at key questions from the campaign, like how much of Barack Obama's victory was attributable to Hispanic support. They're also looking at the Hispanic electorate itself to see how big a role immigration, versus a wide range of other issues, played in voting decisions. The goal, of course, is to win a larger portion of the Hispanic vote, but first to take...