So.. now we are hearing the liberal left (aka New Democrat Network) claim that Republicans lost because they “demonized” Hispanics and they failed to address the Hispanic vote’s immigration concerns. What a load of crap! The truth is - the Republicans have lost their base BECAUSE of their support of illegal aliens and their turning of a blind eye to businesses that hire them. They have lost their base because they have PANDERED to the likes of the National Council of La Ratza.
Simon Rosenberg, president and CEO of NDN – formerly the New Democrat Network — said that Republicans are now “paying a steep price for demonizing Hispanics” in their “anti-immigration rhetoric” – rhetoric that he said created the “fear of losing jobs to undocumented immigrants of Americans.”
And let me just state in no uncertain terms here - that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS A HOMOGENOUS HISPANIC VOTE. Being Hispanic does NOT make you a liberal or someone who supports the National Council of La Raza. They like to try to portray “the Hispanic vote” as if it IS homogenous and nothing could be more of an outright LIE than this.
I can tell you as a former Republican that I switched my affiliation to Independent because of Republicans like John Kyl and John McCain who are nothing but conservative turncoats who only deserve my utmost conservative CONTEMPT. John Kyl ran his re-election campaign on border security and attacked his opponent because of his support for amnesty for illegal aliens. Then after he was elected, he became McCain’s buddy and tried to convince more Republicans to vote for the Shamnesty 2006 bill piece of crap legislation… It is liars like these that we need to toss out on their asses from office. The Republican party is just chock full of liars like these.. but so is the Democratic party.
Let me just point out activist groups such as You Don’t Speak for Me - a group of HISPANICS who are working AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. Does the National Council of La Raza consider their voices?
To the complete contrary - John McCain was actually PROVEN to support AMNESTY for ILLEGAL ALIENS so.. if the “Hispanic vote” cared about amnesty - why did they NOT support John McCain? It seems the TRUTH is that by supporting amnesty, John McCain actually LOST Hispanic support. Even Ruben Navarette Jr - the fully pro-illegal commentator - expresses concern after the election that Barry Hussein Obama was not a friend to amnesty supporters.
Yet when it comes to immigration, Obama will have trouble keeping his promise of comprehensive reform from last summer. He will probably toss Latino supporters a bone by stopping construction of the border fence that he voted for in the Senate and ending the workplace raids that have caused so much disgust in the Latino community.
But nothing else. And if Latinos are paying attention and holding the new president to account, they’ll know they’ve been used. And, if honest with themselves, they’ll have something else to be disgusted about.
So this again proves that being Hispanic does not mean you think only the way the National Council of La Raza wants you to think. Even in the Hispanic community, support for Obama or McCain was divided.
And that is because - both were ignoring the issue of Immigration and Illegal Immigration during the campaign. It was the elephant in the room and continues to be. The ONLY Presidential candidate who we KNEW FOR A FACT SUPPORTED AMNESTY WAS JOHN MCCAIN. We knew that because of his crafting of amnesty legislation with his buddy across the aisle Ted Kennedy.
YET even in the face of that overwhelming evidence that McCain was PRO-AMNESTY, he failed to corner “the Hispanic vote”. And that is because being Hispanic does not mean you support amnesty or you think in one way.
Of course if you take the BLACK vote you can see that the color of your skin sometimes DOES make a group think in a particular way. Some 97% of Black voters chose Barry Hussein Obama - what percentage of those voters actually knew ANYTHING about Barry Hussein Obama? I’ll take a wild guess.. maybe 3%?
And exit polls taken after voting ended showed an overwhelming support for Democrat Barack Obama among black voters, with close to 100 per cent in some states such as Florida (98 per cent) and Georgia (97 per cent).
Gee it sure is good to know there’s no more racism in the United States… NOT!
Back to Hispanic voters… and these “policy groups” that are nothing more than the propaganda arm of the radical liberal left wing. This is the latest BS they want Americans to swallow:
David Mermin, a partner at Lake Research Partners, a national public opinion and political strategy research firm hired by La Raza to study American voters, said 62 percent of American voters are now “more interested in converting illegal immigrants into legal taxpayers than deporting them because they might be taking jobs.”
Gee nobody asked me to participate in this survey and I suspect they didn’t ask anyone who is like me. If they did, they would not be able to claim such idiotic things like “Americans are more interested in converting illegal aliens into legal taxpayers”… Was he asleep during the BACKLASH of June 2006 when Americans overwhelmingly shut down the phone lines at the Capitol to STOP SHAMNESTY?
Before anyone takes David Mermin or Lake Research Partners as some kind of non-partisan polling outfit, consider that by their own description they are a DEMOCRATIC POLLING GROUP as can be seen here in their “About President Celinda Lake” page:
Since its formation, Lake Research Partners has become one of the most respected Democratic polling firms in the country, with its Battleground poll widely recognized as one of the leading national issue and election thermometers. The firm’s work has moved the progressive agenda forward on a variety of issues
Funny how the obvious propaganda piece from The National Council of La Raza FAILS TO MENTION THAT LAKE RESEARCH IS TOTALLY IN THE TANK FOR DEMOCRATS AND “PROGRESSIVES”.
Another reference to their bias here:
Lake Research Partners is a national public opinion and political strategy research firm. Our principals are among the Democratic Party’s leading strategists, serving as tacticians and senior advisors to dozens of incumbents and challengers at all levels of the electoral process, as well as to a wide range of advocacy organizations, non-profit organizations, and foundations.
We are proud to do work for a number of outstanding clients, including: the Democratic National Committee (DNC), the Democratic Governor’s Association (DGA), AFL-CIO, SEIU, CWA, IAFF, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, Human Rights Campaign, Emily’s List and the Kaiser Foundation.
One of our most newsworthy projects is our Battlegound Poll, which we conduct with our partners at the Tarrance Group. Together, we survey the year’s political landscape and point out critical issues that Washington can’t afford to ignore.
Apparently their polling is only too happy to IGNORE your input however…