The Democrats’ Worst Fear

Republicans are obsessed with the Hispanic vote. It’s an understandable disorder considering how critical that vote has become. In the last two presidential elections, the Hispanic vote, among all minority voting blocs, was by far the most substantial as well as the most potentially amenable to the Republican message. In 2008 and 2012, Republican presidential candidates failed to win a substantial number of Hispanic voters – a project made infinitely more difficult by the presence of a minority candidate at the top of the Democratic ticket. In 2016, Barack Obama isn’t on the ballot, and the GOP could very well have a Hispanic or a fluent Spanish speaker at the top of the ballot. And yet, Republicans are still fighting the last war. They are fixed on peeling off just enough Hispanic voters to win the White House. The GOP and Republican presidential hopefuls alike should also be aiming to lay siege to the commanding heights of the Democratic Party’s “coalition of the ascending,” the central pillar of which is the African-American vote.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    There is no black vote for the Republican Party.
    Hispanics that vote (their numbers are low) are a small amount of their population. The ones that are anybody that we would want to appeal to are about 1/3 of them. That’s about the number of legal Hispanics we could ever possibly hope to reach. The rest are utter low info types that should not have ever been allowed in the country to begin with.
    That is the Republican Party theoretical maximum for the “Hispanic vote”, but 1/6 is attainable without some other crisis motivating them. The rest are assimilation resistant and it’s a waste of resources even going after them.

    The Republican Party needs to concentrate on OWNING the White vote and screw everyone else. With a Trump Presidency we might just pull that off, then we can start working on ways to decrease the Hispanic presence and influence.

    The author of this article is a nincompoop.

    • Blacksmith

      Not only that but the voter fraud in the last two elections was not taken into account. It won’t matter how many votes they win when there are districts where 136% turn out to vote democrap.

    • Maurixio Garcia Sanchez

      The Rep party already chased away 50 million votes,that amount of people could decide who could be the next president of the US.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        50 Million votes?
        Where the heck did you get that number?

        • Clink9

          One of his inner voices.

        • Clausewitz

          There are 54 million Hispanics legally in the US. Pedro in his mistaken beliefs thinks they are too stupid to come to their own conclusions and must vote only as their Democrat slave lords tell them to. Real life escapes him.

    • Brett_McS

      It doesn’t matter that Latinos don’t vote themselves: once they are on the register someone votes in their name.

  • Reader

    I don’t know why Republican Marco Rubio is so pro-illegal immigrant.

    The “Hispanics” in Florida are not Mexicans or Central American, they are Cubans and Puerto Ricans. I wonder what the dynamics are of Cubans and Puerto Ricans versus Mexicans and Central Americans?

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      At the end of the day, they all seem to be like an MC Echer drawing of ascending and descending where they are all simultaneously looking down on all the other Latin American countries.
      Generally they will agree that Mexico is the worst, except of course for the Mexicans.
      The Cubans look down on Puerto Rico

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Yes, the Latino population is more diverse than acknowledged, and therefore, the Republicans would do well to segment the vote market. Cubans and South Americans (even Colombians) — worth pursuing. Mexicans and Central Americans — not so much, unless they were born here and have a significant degree of assimilation.

  • TerryTCheatham

    WellCome Our Community blazingcatfu’r Get Work Online

  • Millie_Woods

    The African American ethos is fundamentally anti-conservative. Going after their vote will lead to a bidding war to provide more afirmative action ‘jobs’ and EBT benefits, thereby alienating the conservative base even further. Without an overwhelming white vote, the republicans are pretty much toast. I’m believe things are going to get a lot worse before they get better….. if ever.