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Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us in the Morning

By Ann Coulter · Feb. 21, 2013

Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with.

I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters?

Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to the GOP. Yes, that's worked like a charm since Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986!

True, Romney lost the Hispanic vote, but so did John McCain, the original Rubio. (McCain lost Hispanics by 67 percent compared to 71 percent who voted against Romney.)

President George H.W. Bush created “diversity visas,” massively increased legal immigration and eliminated the English requirement on the naturalization test. In the 1992 election, he won 25 percent of the Hispanic vote – less than what Romney got.

Although Hispanic politicians, spokesmen and TV networks benefit from Rubio's mass legalization scheme, there's no evidence that Hispanic voters care very much about it.

Amnesty never shows up in polls as a top concern of Hispanics. It's a top concern of employers, not workers – which isn't going to do much to help Republicans shed that “Party of the Rich” image. After Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986, unemployment among Hispanics skyrocketed when, suddenly, there was increased competition for low-skill jobs. That's precisely why businesses want amnesty, not because of their deep concern for the plight of the underclass.

How's this for an idea: Why don't Republicans remind Hispanic voters that the more low-skilled immigrants who are admitted, the lower their wages will be? That at least has the virtue of being untried.

Whatever it is that makes Hispanics love Obama, it's not amnesty. He double-crossed Hispanics on amnesty; in the words of Univision's Jorge Ramos, “You promised (amnesty), and a promise is a promise and with all due respect, you didn't keep that promise.” Obama still won 71 percent of their vote.

Indeed, almost alone among demographic groups, the Hispanic vote increased for Obama from 2008 to 2012. Protestants, Catholics, Evangelicals, Jews, men, whites, white women – even single women – all voted in larger percentages for Romney than they had for McCain.

Only Hispanics and Asians increased their vote for Obama. Coincidentally, these have been our two largest immigrant groups over the last several decades. (It's sort of touching that Democrats couldn't get Americans to vote for them, so they had to bring in new voters from other countries to start winning elections again. Immigrants really are doing the job Americans just won't do.)

The canard about Hispanics being “natural conservatives” comes from the same cliche machine that gave us the one about blacks being “natural conservatives.” At least blacks really are social conservatives – they just vote Democratic, anyway.

As Charles Murray has pointed out, Hispanics are less likely to go to church or be employed than non-Hispanics. They are less opposed to gay marriage than everyone else – 44 percent compared to 50 percent. (By contrast, 55 percent of African-Americans oppose gay marriage, according to a 2012 Washington Post/ABC poll – even more, according to how they vote.)

Nor, unfortunately, do Hispanic immigrants become more Republican the longer they've been here, as some Republicans claim without bothering to see if it's true.

To the contrary, they get more liberal. Cubans used to vote Republican nearly as reliably as Mormons. In 2012, 49 percent of Cubans voted for Obama.

Will amnesty win the Cubans back? I don't think so: They already get amnesty under the Cuban Refugee Adjustment Act. Same with Puerto Ricans, who are automatic American citizens.

Trying to appeal to Hispanics with amnesty would be like trying to win over baseball fans by shouting “Go Yankees!” at a Mets game. Except that would at least capture some baseball fans.

It's not clear that amnesty wins any Hispanics, apart from the ones who can't vote (because they're illegal) and their ethnic “spokesmen,” whose power increases as the Hispanic population grows.

So why do Hispanics vote Democratic? Like most legal immigrants since Teddy Kennedy's 1965 Immigration Act, Hispanic immigrants are poor. The poverty rate of second-generation Hispanics is lower than the first – but the third generation's poverty rate is higher than the second.

Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that Hispanics have the highest illegitimate birthrate in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010, for every 1,000 unmarried Hispanic women, 80.6 had children out of wedlock, compared to 65.3 for unmarried black women and 29 for unmarried white women.

If Republicans think we can have mass amnesty for millions of government-dependent immigrants and become a more libertarian country, they're crazy.

This isn't because of a failure to “reach out.” Republicans can't beat Democrats at the government assistance game. From single mothers to corporate subsidy-takers, they want your money and the Democrats promise to give it to them.

Instead of trying to compete with the ethnic lobbies, welfare schemes and racialized politics of the Democrats, perhaps Republicans should allow our immigration system to admit more immigrants who won't immediately go on government assistance, as 60 percent of new immigrants do now.

Putting 12 million to 20 million of them on a “path to citizenship” won't make them like Republicans; it will make Republicans lose.



naksuthin in Waco, Texas said:

You tell them, Ann.
This country doesn't need any more Hispanics. We have ENOUGH.
At this rate In a few years "we"{ are going to be an endangered species.
Our vote won't even be important.
There will be so many voting Mexicans, Blacks, Asians and Muslims that people like ourselves won't even count anymore.
We might as well not even bother to show up at the polls.
And to think that at one time, "we" founded this country

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

naksuthin in Waco, Texas replied:

McCain, Rubio and all the rest of the turn coat Republicans should be ashamed of themselves.
They caved on NO TAXES
They caved on AMNESTY
They are starting to cave on OBAMACARE
and now they are caving on GAY MARRIAGE.
They are making Obummer look like he was right all along.
Does being Conservative mean just seeing which way the wind blows?

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 8:27 AM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

naksuthin, my wife and I have not been to south Texas for a while, but our first visit to Brownsville about 12 years ago was an eye opener. I told my wife, my God this is another Mexican state. Any time you saw a white person, you could be pretty sure they were a winter Texan. We used to run over to Progresso, Mexico once or twice while down there, but it`s really not safe any more. It`s really a sad state of affairs, and it`s mostly the fault of the feds who refuse to enforce the law.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Patriot1775@patriott1775 in MD said:

Right on Ann. Not all, but liberal demoncrats are severe socialists at heart. They can't help themselves but to tax and invent more social programs. And, of course, this feeds right into the hands of the "Takers", those who take, welfare, food stamps, Social Security disability benefits, etc. As long as men like barry and women like pleosi offer them somehting for nothing, they'll be there to vote, and vote, and . . . and be proud to do it. The answer is not in granting amnesty, but in enforcing the thousands of rules we have in place already.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:40 AM


And... what happens when we are all taking, and no one is giving?

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 10:51 AM

Cal in in SoCal said:

I was standing in the cashier line at WalMart the other day and was shocked
to hear someone speaking English - It was my cell phone! I hope they leave enough money in the Treasury to keep the roads open.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:40 PM

Orf in Pittsburgh said:

Until Der Schwartzfuhrer is removed from the White House and Congress starts enforcing the laws against illegal immigration, we can expect to see the rapid decline of America. If America could confine all the Japanese-Americans during WWII, there is no reason America cannot round up the illegals and send them home. But this will not be done because of all the big business money that buys politicians, whose main goal in life is to be reelected.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 12:57 PM

HP in Kalispell, MT said:

I really can't tolerate the party-line that you can't round up 12M illegals and deport them. All you need is a bounty program. about $5k per head, dead or alive should do nicely. We would rapidly rid the country of illegals and what a great jobs program!

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:31 PM

Joe in Texas said:

I've been saying this during any conversation I've had on the subject. It's not about amnesty, it's about handouts. The Latinos will register as Dems as soon as they can "legally" vote (many illegally vote already).

They're not conservative, they're not producers, they're receivers.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

One of the best cartoons was the one showing two illegals climbing over the wall and there was a sign pointing to a building labeled Democrat voter registration or something to that effect. The cartoon was an absolute truth of why the Demorats want amnesty and the dumb RINO's are going to go along with it.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 6:19 PM

Mark in in Mo said:

The l2 million illegals number is bogus. Estimates are the number is double, perhaps more. There is no way to tell. There will never be any effort to stop them because it pays! Business want "cheap" labor and taxpayers pay for all the freebees. Any politician foolish enough to try to stop the tide will never get or stay in office. The U..S. is headed towards becoming a Third World country. It is just a matter of time.

Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 9:32 PM

John in Alabama said:

Ann, the whole concept of amnesty for the illegals is beyond belief to me and will do nothing but encourage more lawlessness in our country. The topic of disease, one of the primary concerns for any imigration policy, doesn't even seem to be in anyone's mind. Illegals are bringing in third world diseases and they EXPECT to be treated by our system. Some of the diseases are of a third world nature and I understand that TB is being brought in as well, something our government spent millions of dollars to eradicate from the population over many many years.

Obama is clearly out to have another Democrat elected, if he doesn't declare some kind of national emergency to remain in office. Don't think that could happen, Executive Orders carry the effect of law and the incumbent is quite familiar with the use of this privilege.

To sum the imigration thing up, the imigrants aren't fully the blame and i lay most of the blame on those who hire them. Businesses who hire illegals clearly know what they are doing and they are the real traitors in our country. Drag a few of these "suits" away to prison and you might see a dramatic decrease in their employment, but I won't ever see that happen in my lifetime.

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 12:40 AM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

Hey GOP, why not start by DEMANDING the borders be closed! We've got several thousand troops sitting in Euro-arabia, that aren't being utilized. Suggest we place them on the borders!

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 9:35 AM

QueensJudyG in Queens, NY said:

The US should change its immigration laws in this day and age back to First World countries having most favored nation status. Ted Kennedy is the jerk who pushed to have us change from those countries to the third world backwaters, where people are not educated and have low-skilled laborers who can't speak English. He knew how best to serve his NeoCom Party and not his country.

When are the women in our country going to be upset about allowing this group of illegals to stay here? The Latino men are constantly preying upon women for sex acts of all kinds, against all ages of females. The Latino women have illegitimate children with different fathers who don't live with them always, and when they do, beat or kill the children by the other fathers. Blacks of both sexes will have even higher unemployment because these 12-20 million illegals will be allowed to stay. Why aren't they aware of that and protesting? If not about lack of jobs for them (maybe they've become enamored of gubmint checks for doing nothing) then how about crying "racism" because our government at all levels treats these illegals better than blacks have been treated by their lights.
Why don't more US citizens protest that their rights to pursue happiness are being infringed upon greatly by these non-citizens who everyone knows manage to get signed up for voting and all kinds of welfare and heaven help us free or in-state tuition, over U.S. kids, whose families have been living, working, being taxed to death over several generations? Why aren't all these voting people in our population more angry and protesting in the streets against illegals receiving such favoritism in our sovereign nation, like LaRaza and the recent governments of Mexico, manage to do? I'm convinced our politicians are being paid/have been paid to not do what's appropriate about the crisis of illegal immigration in the USA--by the 3rd world countries' governments and by the drug cartels -- that's why nothing has been done about either our illegals problem or our drug problem for decades and decades, even when American properties and lives fall victim to these twin national threats.

Friday, February 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM