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Damn the Torpedos on the “Lateeeno” Vote, says Romney?

clark
"Frankly my dear, regarding that Lateeeeno vote....."

Hideous truths (from Ann Coulter):

"How can a country that elected Ronald Reagan have Obama tied in the polls with Mitt Romney?

The answer is: It's not the same country. The "browning of America" is not a natural process. It's been artificially imposed by Democrats who are confident of their abilities to turn Third World immigrants into government patrons.The same process that has already destroyed California is working its way through the entire country. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 57 percent of all immigrant households in the U.S. get cash, Medicaid, housing or food benefits from the government —compared with 39 percent of native households. The highest rates are for immigrants from the Dominican Republic (82 percent), Mexico and Guatemala (tied at 75 percent).

Entire hideousness here.

These percentages almost perfectly match these "Lateeeno's" Democratic voting percentages.

Oh, like Bill Withers I know..I know...I know..I know...I know...I know...I know...I know (27 total) how "Hispanics" hold "conservative social values," are "generally hard-working blah...blah..blah"...but they also know good and well who butters their bread. "Outreach" generally means groveling and pandering, promising free stuff. I'm glad to see Romney eschewing this tradition.

(The normally pinko) Politico might be on to something:

"Last month, a Latino Decisions survey showed Obama touching 70 percent of the vote and leading by 48 points...Romney’s choice of running mate points to a much starker conclusion on the Latino vote: that the Republican presidential nominee has essentially decided that he cannot make up much ground with that constituency and needs to compensate by running up his vote total with white Midwesterners and other center-right groups.( "Reagan Democrats", we used to call these. And it worked spectacularly for Republicans throughout the 80's).....The Romney campaign and its allies reject that idea, but there’s been little indication over the past few months that they are making a concerted push to prompt a reassessment from Latinos turned off by Romney’s primary-season rhetoric on immigration."

(Romney) has not shifted his position on immigration in a way that could win over skeptical voters despite being urged to do just that by figures on the right as prominent as Rupert Murdoch."

Well bully for Romney!...It was also refreshing to see no stop at Versailles and little mention of Cuba on his Florida stop. I take it as a compliment. He's apparently treating us like adults who can think rationally and for ourselves--not like spoiled children who need "pandering."

Great song, BTW.

3 comments to Damn the Torpedos on the “Lateeeno” Vote, says Romney?

  • asombra

    Glad Romney passed on Versailles. About time. Pandering is for the weak and dubious.

  • Ditto on the pandering. Unless I've missed it, Romney hasn't uttered even one mispronounced Cuba Libre. He's stated his policy, and is treating voters with respect, regardless of where they come from or the color of their skin.

    Isn't that much closer to realizing MLK's dream than Obama's racist condescending rhetoric.

  • Fuzzy_Bunny

    Mind you, it's not like the Romney campaign went cold turkey on the pandering ...

    According to Alison Hawkins, spokesperson for the Romney campaign, there is no particular reason behind Romney’s decision to stage a campaign stop at El Palacio de los Jugos instead of Versailles: “We try to go to a variety of locations to show our support,” Hawkins said. “We will visit lots of businesses during the campaign.” The important thing, she said, is attracting Hispanic voters: “Coming to Miami shows them just how important their vote is.”

    [Palacio’s manager] Jorge de la Lama said he personally invited Versailles owner, Felipe Valls, to attend the event at his eatery in what he says will be “a historic and special event for the Latin community.”

    http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/08/12/2948908/republican-presidential-candidate.html