Threats undergird Hispanic demands, pressure on politicians

Acquiescing to amnesty pressure historically not a winning plan for GOP

Phoenix is center stage today as an alliance of illegal immigration proponents attempt to intimidate Congress and pressure Barack Obama to pass amnesty legislation in the upcoming session or pay a political price.

“Latino voters went to the polls with the economy on their minds but immigration reform in their hearts.” declared LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “Latinos will pay close attention to this debate, noting who helped move the ball forward and who stood in the way…of providing a path to citizenship for the undocumented. Republican’s dysfunctional relationship with our community was a big key to their loss,” she said. “Republicans better change their tune when it comes to our community,” warned Moran.

Participants in this coercive campaign are the usual leftist activists and unions: League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the racist National Council of La Raza*, National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, Hispanic Federation, Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, Mi Familia Vota, NALEO Educational Fund, Consejo Nacional de la Raza, Service Employees International Unionists and Voto Latino.

More than 70 percent of the 12 million Hispanics who voted in November cast their ballot for Obama.  Obama has promised that Congress will take up the issue soon after he is re-inaugurated on January 21.

To no one’s surprise, Arizonans John McCain and Jeff Flake will lead this parade off the American cliff. Joining them are Sens. Michael Bennet, (D-Colo), Dick Durbin, (D-Ill.), Charles Schumer, (D-NY) ,Robert Menendez, (D-NJ), Mike Lee, (R-Utah) and McCain’s shadow Lindsey Graham, (R-.SC)

The faulty reasoning is that if Republicans submit to this pressure and ignore our borders and rule of law, Hispanics will lavish them with their votes. History shows that’s not going to happen, regardless of concessions.

Hispanics overwhelmingly vote Democrat, because on average, they earn far less than Whites. It is simply not in Hispanic self-interests to vote for the party which declares itself for limited government. Rather than caving to demands and colluding with Democrats, Republicans need to begin a dialogue about the destructive influence of government programs on the Hispanic family and community.

In 1984 Walter Mondale won 61 percent of the Hispanic vote. Ronald Reagan took just 37 percent although he won 49 of the 50 states. Two years later, Reagan signed the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Immigration Reform Act which gifted amnesty to what was then claimed to be three million illegal aliens in the United States. The amnesty prize was supposed to bring Hispanics into the GOP.

But in 1988, Democrat Michael Dukakis took 69 percent of the Hispanic vote while George H.W. Bush won only 30 percent. Reagan’s amnesty concessions were obviously not a factor.

In 1996, Bill Clinton garnered 72 percent of the Hispanic vote while Bob Dole received only 21 percent —  the lowest Hispanic support for a Republican candidate ever recorded.

In 2004 John Kerry got 58 percent of the Hispanic vote while George W. Bush won 40 percent which is the highest Hispanic support for a Republican candidate on record. Clearly, amnesty was not a major issue in either election.

*The motto of La Raza is “Fuera de La Raza nada,” or “For the Race, everything, outside the Race, nothing” This excellent exposé  printed in Human Events, was written in 2006 by the late U.S. Rep. Charlie Norwood, a Republican who represented the 9th District of Georgia.


13 Responses to Threats undergird Hispanic demands, pressure on politicians

  1. Army Of One says:

    More good facts on this massive problem. I was unaware of the votes in previous elections, especially as they relate to Ronald Reagan after foolishly signing Simpson-Mazzoli.

  2. American Patriot says:

    Are you familiar with the Reconquista Movement? You should be. It is Mexico’s goal to “reconquer” or take over the entire Southwestern United States. Read this, and then watch this video. It’s guarabteed to send chills up your back. These are American elected officials and professors talking.

    • Capt. Marvel says:

      Quite a video! These are certainly people who care about America and our heritage. This should be seen by all who are ready to cave into the demands of illegals and their advocates. As the post points out, doing so didn’t help Ronald Reagan.

  3. Maggie says:

    Question. Why are these so-called “immigrants” full of demands, including that we acclimate to them instead of them to us? At my office, we were required to take Spanish classes that were offered to us free of charge. I say “offered” sarcastically, since the classes were mandatory!

    While shopping the other day I heard two mothers speaking to their young children in Spanish. It’s fine to keep your culture at home. But this is a sure fire program for making certain their kids fall behind the English speakers when they start school. Each of the children (toddlers to about 5) appeared to speak only Spanish. Are these people who are desperate to become US citizens because they love the USA or because they desire the benefits?

    • Kent says:

      …Which reminds me….How about the fact that Federal programs that reward having children born out of wedlock also contribute to the destruction of Hispanic families by fostering dependency on government?

  4. LD 7 PC says:

    Rep. Norwood was brilliant. He died far too soon. That’s quite an enlightening article he wrote. Thanks for including it. I agree that those who are invading our country have no desire to become Americans. We are being used and have our own elected politicos giving illegals aid and comfort.

  5. Tomfoolery says:

    Arizona RINOs teaming with these libs are not Republicans in my book. I intend to treat Jeff Flake exactly as I have John McCain for many years. He has not gotten my vote nor will Flake. When these people lie to us to get elected and then switch back to their liberal path, they no longer even making an attempt at representing conservatives. I’d just as soon get whacked by a Democrat. That’s something I fully expect. Being backstabbed by those who claim to be Republicans is more than I can take.

  6. Hagar says:

    Don’t forget the Arizona amnestistas Senators Worsley, Crandall, and Driggs, the Mormon Three Amigos. They ‘ll be doing their church’s bidding and leading the charge here in Arizona.

    • Seen It All says:

      My head is swimming at the thought of their pro-amnesty bent, Hagar. But Russell Pearce, Andy Biggs and Eddie Farnsworth are also LDS, and they are certainly not in lockstep with the RINOs you named.

      And how do you account for others who follow this leftward bent and are not Mormon? The names Nancy Barto, Steve Pierce, Steve Yarbrough, John McComish, John Nelson, and Michele Reagan spring to mind. I’m sure there are others I’m unable to recall. I don’t think any of them are Mormom.

      • Hagar says:

        Of course there are more than the Three Mormon Amigos who support amnesty, but as a Mormon, I single them out because of their smug, holier than thou attitude on the issue. I am very proud that fellow Mormons Pearce, Biggs and Farnsworth have withstood the slings and arrows that have come from prominent Mormons because of their stand. Too bad the Three Amigos have chosen to ignore the “obeying, honoring and sustaining the law of the land” 12th Article of Faith of the LDS Church.

  7. Seeing Red AZ says:

    “Meet Arizona’s Benedict Arnolds” is a March 2011 post on this site. We named each of the Republican state senators who voted in unison with the Democrats to defeat five excellent immigration bills.

  8. PJ O'Malley says:

    “Undocumented immigrants”???
    They are heavily documented with driver licenses, stolen IDs, work papers and government-authorized programs and subsidies!
    Let’s go back to calling them what they are, IAs: Illegal Aliens.
    And what is it with “Republican’s dysfunctional relationship with our community”? So they now have a “community”? But I was told repeatedly that our horrible Americanist hate policies kept the IAs in the shadows. My understanding was that they are all quivering in secluded places for fear of getting caught, but now they are claiming they are part of a community that is demanding recognition and rights of legal residents. What is wrong with this picture??

    • Matt DeGennaro says:

      Exactly!! But the advocating “community” that is demanding recognition are doing it on behalf of ILLEGALS!

      For Republicans to even entertain such lunacy speaks to the level of squishy fools we have elected. The election stats outlined in this well documented post speak for themselves.

      My grandparents were legal immigrants from Italy. They couldn’t wait to become citizens. And their community was “American.”