Latinos Now Firmly Supporting Dems

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    A Chance for Real Immigration Reform
    By Ruben Navarrette, Union-Tribune
    November 12, 2006

    After decades of Latino outreach efforts by Republicans, which culminated in President Bush walking off with 44 percent of the Latino vote in the 2004 election, congressional hard-liners did a good job of blowing up every bridge. Polls taken before the election showed that while immigration didn't start out a top concern for many Latino voters, the issue was likely to influence the choices Latinos made in the voting booths. Tired of being pushed around by opportunistic politicians, many Latinos seemed intent on seizing the opportunity to push back.

    They did just that. In fact, Latinos delivered what President Bush might call a “thumpin' .” According to exit polls cited by The Wall Street Journal, more than 70 percent of Hispanics voted Democratic in contests for House seats. Just 27 percent voted Republican – an 11-percentage-point drop from the level of support Latinos gave Republican candidates in the 2002 midterms.

    That means that Latinos are an important part of the coalition that helped put Democrats back in power, and that should give them some capital. Now all they need to do is cash it for the sake of achieving what a majority of Americans seem to be saying they want – comprehensive immigration reform and leaders who know the difference between polemics and progress.

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    http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/op-ed/navarrette/20061112-9999-mz1e12navarr.html
     
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    What this REALLY means is, the wetbacks are hoping for another AMNESTY!
     
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    And they are going to get it. I have no doubt.
     
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    Exactly. Navarrette has used his column to drum up support for amnesty. By the analysis of the Latino vote, looks like he succeeded. The Latinos are back with the Dems again.
     
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    The dems are cutting their throats doing this though. Because the fact still remains, 85% of the American public OPPOSES ANY kind of amnesty. If the dems push this through, the table will turn against them again, in a bigger way than just did the republicans. People won't forget.
     
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    If so, you're going to see a very LARGE segment of the public, like 85 to 90%, VERY PISSED OFF!

    The dems power won't last long. It'll be gone just as fast as it came.
     
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    What bothers me about the hispanic vote is the pro illegal stand the majority of them adopt. If your allegiance is to the United States you should question the right of people to illegally enter the country.

    Hence I question both the hispanic allegiance and patriotism. Are you an American first and an hispanic second or are you a racist who supports his race over the rule of law in the nation of which you are a citizen.
     

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