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The Latino Vote and the DREAM Act

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On November 8, 2012 @ 7:10 pm In The Point | 16 Comments

Liberal Republicans and Latino groups are making the case that the Republican Party needed to get behind the DREAM Act to win the Latino vote.

Obama garnered 71 percent of the Latino vote nationwide compared to Mitt Romney’s 27 percent, according to the exit polls. Romney’s showing among Latinos in 2012 is the worst for a GOP candidate since Bob Dole won 21 percent of the Latino vote in 1996. When President George W. Bush won in 2000, he received 44 percent of the Latino vote, and in 2008 John McCain won 31 percent of the vote….

So let’s look at those numbers. Even the best performance by George W. Bush did not break even in the Latino vote. But let’s assume that Republicans successfully jump on the train and push legislation that legalizes millions of illegal Mexican aliens and effectively opens the door to the entry of tens of millions of Mexicans into the United States dramatically shifting the national demographics… further.

In the short term, getting 44 percent of the Latino vote can win elections. In the long term you’re shifting the demographics so that winning elections becomes impossible. And that’s at 44 percent. Imagine it at 31 percent. Then imagine running against the first Democratic Mexican candidate for president.

Demographic unsustainability is as bad as the financial kind. And what is being proposed might win two presidential elections before making it completely impossible to elect a Republican president ever again.

If Republicans really want to focus on a minority group, they might want to try Asians who decisively went to Obama, thanks in no small part to Asian community groups linked to the Democratic Party. Asians are the fastest growing minority in the United States and are far more economically productive and business minded than Latinos.

If the Republican Party is to focus on minorities, go after Asians and Indians, who have values in common with the Republican Party. And keep immigration laws sought of the border as tight as possible or the Republican Party is done.


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