Thursday, June 13, 2013
On amnesty for illegal immigrants.
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?As journalist Steve Sailer recently pointed out, the Hispanic vote terrifying Republicans isn't that big. It actually declined in 2012. The Census Bureau finally released the real voter turnout numbers from the last election, and the Hispanic vote came in at only 8.4 percent of the electorate -- not the 10 percent claimed by the pro-amnesty crowd.The sleeping giant of the last election wasn't Hispanics; it was elderly black women, terrified of media claims that Republicans were trying to suppress the black vote and determined to keep the first African-American president in the White House.
READ THE WHOLE THING.
I often refer to John McCain “the old guy who ran with Sarah Palin” for good reason, he’s past his sell-by date. Honor McCain for his courage as a POW, put up a statue to his somewhere, but get him out of the political spotlight and into a retirement home because when he talks (and the media loves to get him talking) he makes my hair hurt.
He says that Republicans should support amnesty even if it doesn’t get the GOP one more vote because it gets them in the game and allows them to compete for the Hispanic vote. For one counterpoint read Ann Coulter. For another, let’s review the Republican experience with the Black vote. More Republicans voted for the Civil Rights bill than did Democrats. Yet every time this fact is raised nobody cares. Black voters are an electoral monolith, a reliable Democrat vote. Even when Republicans run a Black candidate against a white Democrat, the white Democrat gets the majority of the Black vote.
Facts don’t matter nearly as much as demagoguery. Democrats accuse the Republicans of wanting to put black people in chains, re-introduce slavery and kill their first-born and have more credibility with Black voters than some poor white schlub running on the Republican ticket proclaiming he’s for Civil Rights for all and voted for Civil Rights all his life. The answer from Black voters is to pull the lever next to the “D” on Election Day.
There is an answer to this issue, but it’s not the McCain answer. Please, Arizona voters, send McCain off to “spend more time with his family.”