The Hispanics That Democrats Love to Hate

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My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the convention kick-offs.

“Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney,” reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.”

Ah! But what fun the Republicans missed. Given the era’s political correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession.

Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially by U.S. standards). Some arrive destitute. Almost all Cubans arrived destitute. The Castroites stole everything they owned. Yet in his classic work, The Spirit of Enterprise George Gilder titled a chapter, “The Cuban Miracle.”No other immigrant group so quickly and successfully transformed a city, while achieving such multifarious business breakthroughs as the fugitives from Castro’s regime who made Miami their home after 1960.”

More infuriating still (for the Democrat-Media Complex) the 2000 census showed that second-generation Cuban-Americans have educational and income levels higher — not only than most ethnic groups who dutifully punch the clock at the Democratic plantation — but also higher than the U.S. population in general.

But according to the Center for Immigration Studies 75 percent of Mexican immigrant households receive government checks of one form or another. This percentage perfectly matches their Democratic affiliation.

In fact, the most lopsidedly loyal Republicans in the modern history of our Republic are a genuinely (meaning descended from inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula) Hispanic group. You read right: Back in 2006 Senator Tom Tancredo complained that Cuban Americans “refused to assimilate.” He took a lot of heat for the quip — but in fact he’s correct.  To wit:

While a healthy majority (56 percent) of their countrymen voted for Obama in 2008, a miniscule portion (33 percent) of Cuban Americans did so. While a majority of their countrymen register with the Democratic Party, a minuscule (20 percent) of Cuban-Americans do so. Cuban American votes for Obama represented the tiniest percentage of Obama voters of any ethnic group and Cuban American party affiliation marks the smallest Democratic registration of any ethnic group in the U.S. These percentages clearly show Cuban American disdain for the political folkways of their adopted country.

A 2009 Gallup poll found that only 34 percent of Americans found the ideology of the Republican Party “about right.” But over double that percentage of Cuban Americans find it “right.” These exotic Cuban Americans are clearly thumbing their nose at the political norms of the nation that so graciously accepted them!

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  • jacob

    Why should Cubans be sympatetic to the Democrap party???
    Who left them hanging from the brush because he took away the ladder but a Democrap President at the
    BAHIA DE COCHINOS fiasco ????
    And as to this Latino "rising star" of the Democrap party, this Mr. CASTRO, the reverse of he coin to Mr.
    RUBIO, after listening to his speech, I wouldn't trust him as far as I can throw him…
    Just another market place demagogue…..and if what he author states about that piece of work of his mother,
    much less…
    I know the kind, having shaven dry on my own beard…..

  • Indioviejo

    As an American of Hispanic descent, I have lived the Cuban Miracle in this city for decades, only to see it tarnished by the arrival of successive Cuban migrations rife with socialist infiltrators who bring a different attitude to a free market. Tempered by 50 years of Communist indoctrination in the Captive Island,these are the new Democrats.
    Furthermore, Immigration has diluted the Cuban-American vote, just as education diluted the need for liberty in these new immigrants who believe in the Big Government solutions that they learned back in the old country, and is now reinforced by our public education system.
    I grieve for my country, and I understand perfectly Mr. Fontova clarification. We need more of the first Cuban-Americans who escaped Communism, but where can we find them?

  • Indioviejo

    Where is my comment?

  • Crossbow87

    I presented a paper at the Undergraduate Symposium at Eastern Michigan University in 2005 that made a causal connection between culture and socio-economic outcomes. One of the populations I examined was the Cuban-American. After making my causal argument, I compared the Cuban-American community with the African-American community. When the Q&A started, a hairy-pitted woman with a lip ring said, and I quote, "I think your argument is real….I just don't agree with it." See, your argument can be true, but that doesn't necessarily compel agreement. And that is how a leftist/Democrat thinks.

    I like Mr. Fontova, he has generously responded to my emails in the past. Good article, again.

    • Omar

      The left doesn't want people to be open-minded about politics, period. There are blacks and other minorities who are prominent members in the Republican Party. Herman Cain, Mia Love, Clarence Thomas and Allen West are just few of many examples of minority conservatives. However, their views aren't heard that often, because the left is afraid of facing the fact that there are minority (especially if they are black) conservatives who are charismatic and have the potential to win elections and improve American society. The left derides such people as (but not limited to) "Uncle Toms", sell-outs", "house slaves", "Oreos", "inauthentics" and "suffering from Stockholm Syndrome". Because of the racist insults that the left uses against minority conservatives, the left is able to intimidate voters into (continuing to) voting for the Democrats in elections. That's why MSNBC and other left-wing media entities ignored and/or edited minority conservatives every time those conservative spoke at the GOP convention. The left (and the MSM) is afraid of the truth, which is that there are minorities who are prominent members of the GOP and the conservative movement. The people (particularly minorities) need to stand up to the left's meaningless propaganda.

      • fiddler

        Then in the back ground they have George Soros funding their deliberate ruin politically.

  • vcobbs

    I don't think the Cuban-Americans will every forget who left them stranded at the Bay-of-Pigs. It was not a Republican president!

  • HighPressure

    The Cuban community doesn’t forget what Janet Reno did twice to them once with Emilio Gonzalez where storm troopers against a court order stormed a citizens home and the shoot down of two unarmed Cessna’s outside Cuban territory by two Cuban MIGs with apparent complicity of Sandy Berger and Clinton. You even had Liberal Actor Danny Glover justify the shoot down and murder and speaking for Castro.

  • Michael Canzano

    Democrats are the real Nazis of todays World.

  • Ghostwriter

    Not all Italian-Americans are sympathetic to the Democrats. Look at Rick Santorum. He's Italian-American and a Republican.

  • faith quote

    The left doesn't want people to be open-minded about politics, period.