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The Republican Hispanic Challenge

LonfromPen Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:16 PM
Parker is right that Republicans could at least make a significant dent in the Hispanic vote of they could convince Hispanics that their policies would help them escape poverty, or move from lower middle class up to middle class and beyond. It is curious that she seems to miss that this is a problem. Even if one believes that Republican policies would have this effect, despite the lack of historical evidence to the contrary. The fact is that Hispanics clearly were not convinced this time around, and she does not seem to advocate any change. Apparently she things Republicans can keep doing the same thing with different results. But that is a common definition of insanity.
mulbery Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:24 PM
She's saying "Vote fo us, we'll make sure your wages, working conditions, schools, and possibility of having healthcare are all as dim as possible...It'll start to remind you more and more of home...except your bosses won't look like you...but yeah, vote for us.
LonfromPen Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:17 PM
And some Hispanics were probably turned off by the culture war stuff. After all Republicans lost Asians by a slightly larger margin than Hispanics, and statistically Asians do not suffer the above ills at the same rates as Hispanics.
Allan60 Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 2:34 PM
It's different with Asians because a large percentage of the recently arrived Hispanic population is largely unskilled. The same is not generally true of people who came through the immigration process where skill sets are desirable.

The bottom line is that constant illegal immigration drives down the wages in low skilled areas., but the Democrats have managed to convince Hispanics that anyone who is against wide open borders hates people with brown skin.
LonfromPen Wrote: Dec 03, 2012 4:23 PM
It makes sense that it is different with Asians. But the interesting, even surprising, thing is that the voting results were pretty much exactly the same. That was my point.

If Parker's analysis was correct, why didn't the Republicans win the Asian vote? Was there some other explanation that exactly balanced it out? Maybe. But that is quite a coincidence. (I'm not sure what the right answer is here).

Although Mitt Romney took flak for his statement that he lost the election because President Obama bestowed “gifts” on key parts of the electorate, what he said is basically true.

We’re stuck in a deadly spiral where economic growth is retarded because the economy is larded with enormous and ever-increasing government spending and debt. Yet, more and more Americans want the lard.

President Obama got re-elected by promising to continue to serve it up.

Romney’s failure, and the failure of the Republican Party, is not that Obama is pulling this off, but that they can’t get their act together to explain...