No, 'Outreach' to Minorities Won't Help Republicans

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    Is the average Black IQ really 85?
     
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    Generously, it's coincidental to their waist size, but realistically more like their shoe size.

    Let me make it clear: l mean those who voted for Obama.
     
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    She's wrong. George W. Bush received 44% of the Hispanic vote in 2004 in large part because of his more moderate and compassionate positions concerning illegal immigrants. Had Romney received that percentage of the Hispanic vote, he might have won the election. Bush saw the immigration problem as having two parts, how to try to stem the flow of immigrants into the US and how to deal humanely and compassionately with those who were already here. He recognized that people who come here to seek greater economic opportunities for themselves and their children are not necessarily bad people and would not necessarily make bad Americans; they broke the law, but for reasons we can all respect.

    Bush's proposals were imperfect, and he failed to gain the approval of Congress for most of them, but the effort to balance respect for the law with humane treatment with those who were already here won him 44% of the Latino vote. What was lacking in the recent election was any expression of concern for how the people who were already here would be treated or any recognition that many of the expressions of anger about illegal immigration took forms that were insulting to Hispanic Americans.

    Similarly, in 1992, Clinton won only 31% of the Asian American vote, but twenty years later Obama won 73% of those voters. Asian Americans are key voter blocs in the swing states of Nevada and Virginia. If Republicans showed the same interest in the concerns of Hispanic American communities and Asian American communities as they do in the concerns of communities that already support them, they would have no trouble winning national elections. George W. Bush proved that.
     

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