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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Manipulating Republicans into hopeless causes

There is still widespread confusion about the demographics that decided the 2012 election. In particular there is a common misconception that Pres. Obama won with the Hispanic vote, and Romney lost because he failed to offer amnesty to illegal aliens. The faulty implication is that Republicans need to support amnesty in order to win future elections.

Ann Coulter explains:
Democrats terrify Hispanics into thinking they'll be lynched if they vote for Republicans, and then turn around and taunt Republicans for not winning a majority of the Hispanic vote.

This line of attack has real resonance with our stupidest Republicans. (Proposed Republican primary targets: Sens. Kelly Ayotte, Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham and Marco Rubio.) Which explains why Republicans are devoting all their energy to slightly increasing their share of the Hispanic vote while alienating everyone else in America.

It must be fun for liberals to manipulate Republicans into focusing on hopeless causes. Why don't Democrats waste their time trying to win the votes of gun owners? ...

So, naturally, the Republican Party's entire battle plan going forward is to win slightly more votes from 8.4 percent of the electorate by giving them something they don't want.

As Byron York has shown, even if Mitt Romney had won 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still would have lost. No Republican presidential candidate in at least 50 years has won even half of the Hispanic vote.

In the presidential election immediately after Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986, the Republican share of the Hispanic vote actually declined from 37 percent to 30 percent -- and that was in a landslide election for the GOP. Combined, the two Bush presidents averaged 32.5 percent of the Hispanic vote -- and they have Hispanics in their family Christmas cards.

John McCain, the nation's leading amnesty proponent, won only 31 percent of the Hispanic vote, not much more than anti-amnesty Romney's 27 percent. Amnesty is a gift to employers, not employees.

That's right. And most of those Hispanic voters were born in the USA. Illegal aliens who become citizens via amnesty are even less likely to vote Republican.

I have been quoted on a racist hate site:
Intelligence Report, Spring 2013, Issue Number: 149
Hate in the Mainstream ...

“So non-whites, non-Christians, and non-marrieds … see it as being in their group interests to tear down traditional American culture.”
—ROGER SCHLAFLY, son of Eagle Forum founder and antifeminist Phyllis Schlafly, in a Dec. 11 post on Eagle Forum’s official blog
If they were honest, they would give the complete quote, or at least link to the original on this blog: Non-Christians voted overwhelmingly Democrat.

My post quotes NPR radio analysis of 2012 election exit polls, and noted how Democrats have become increasingly dependent on certain demographic groups.

Just watch MSNBC TV for examples. Everyday they attempt to stir up racial animosity in order to subvert Republicans. No matter what the Pres. Obama policy, MSNBC will have someone on saying that any criticism of it must be racist.

It is a historical fact that the Democrats ran a divisive campaign in 2012, and won by getting the votes of the non-whites, non-Christians, and non-marrieds. I posted the numbers on that, and no one disputed them. But the Hispanic vote itself was not particularly decisive. Hispanics were only 8.4% of the vote, and were concentrated in California and Texas, not the swing states.

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