Monday, June 18, 2007

GOP runs a big risk of losing Hispanics

That headline and assumption are bullshit. This is a myth that arises every time ILLEGAL immigration comes up.

In the article from Clint Bolick the director of the Goldwater Institute Center for Constitutional Litigation and a research fellow with the Hoover Institution. He lists all the reasons that the GOP is going to lose all the Hispanic votes, except he gets it all wrong. He starts his article with this statement:

Anti-immigration conservatives are subjecting U.S. Sens. Jon Kyl and John McCain to blistering attacks over their pivotal role in the comprehensive immigration bill currently on life support in Congress. But if they get their way and the bill dies, so too may Republican electoral prospects for the foreseeable future.

That's just pure nonsense. First of all Kyl and McCain deserve every bit of crap that they are getting for trying to push this monstrosity down the American public throat.

Second this genius Clint Bolick starts his story with "Anti-immigration conservatives". The people who oppose this bill are NOT Anti-immigration they are Anti-ILLEGAL-immigration. There is a big difference between the two, unless of course you are a Democrat or an Illegal. It's a bitch that something trivial like THE LAW gets in their way.

In this paragraph Bolick comes to several wrong conclusions, and stumbles on a correct one but for the wrong reason:

Hispanic support for Republican candidates plummeted by 10 points, to 30 percent from 40 percent, between the 2004 presidential election to the 2006 congressional election debacle, costing the GOP as many as four congressional seats. In next year's presidential election, Hispanic votes could make the difference in four Western states, including Arizona. If Republicans continue chasing Hispanic voters away, they can kiss their national electoral prospects goodbye.

Hispanic support may have dropped, but this bill would not reverse that trend at all. The reason the GOP blew the 06 elections was because they refused to deal with ILLEGAL-immigration and they handled spending like drunken sailors. The base refused to support people that don't support them. It's as simple as that. By passing this bill the GOP would not gain a single vote. There are several reasons for this. The first is it doesn't create any new voters in the system. The second anyone that feels they have a right to break the law and are entitled to citizenship would automatically be a Democrat not a Republican. As I said he does get one thing right If Republicans continue chasing their base voters away, they can kiss their national electoral prospects goodbye. They don't need to worry about the Hispanics.

In this paragraph he completely misrepresents who the Republican voters are, and what the incumbents did prior to the last election:

The GOP didn't reap a huge windfall by going nativist. Even among voters most energized by the immigration issue, Republican candidates edged out Democrats by a paltry 3 percent, hardly the political tsunami anti-immigration activists forecast. Overall, voters preferred comprehensive immigration reform to an enforcement-only approach by 57 percent to 38 percent.

I notice he doesn't mention the current polls that show 80% of Americans (that's from both parties) say this bill is crap. The Republicans did NOTHING before the 06 elections on immigration that's why they didn't get the support you ass. Their lack of achievement is what kept voters away.

After these idiotic statements Bolick pleads a case for outreach to the hispanic community. His plans are basic and note worthy and you can read them and his whole article HERE .

My problem with this whole line of thinking in the above statements is simply that Bolick and a lot of others just don't get it. The ILLEGAL-IMMIGRATION issue is at this time on the right the major litmus test for Republican politicians.

Last October they passed a bill creating an 800 mile long fence, but typical of politicians they cut the funding for it, and have built only 2 miles. NO ONE trusts them on securing the border. Yet they want us to trust them to do it if they give 10-20 Million ILLEGALS AMNESTY.


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