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Monday, July 02, 2018

She won because she is Hispanic

The New York Times staff was stunned when Democratic Congressman Joe Crowley lost his primary. They never saw it coming, and when he lost, they got it wrong again.

"Crowley’s Loss Heralds an ‘End of an Era’: Last of the Party Bosses" read the headline.

This was not a rebuke of party bosses. This was not a reform. This was simple arithmetic.

Larry Sabato got it wrong, too. He told the Times, "Political machines have been on the decline almost everywhere for decades, and that process has accelerated. Crowley is a perfect example. He grew up in another time and another way of doing business."

Baloney. Sabato cannot see what is plainly in front of his eyes. He is a numbers man, and yet he ignored the key to Crowley's District 14 in New York: its demographics. The district is 49.80% Hispanic, 18.41% Non-Hispanic White, 16.24% Asian, 11.39% Black, and so on.

Do the math. A Hispanic candidate has three times the likelihood of winning in that district than a non-Hispanic white person has.

This is what New York City politics has always been about: ethnicity. Fiorello LaGuardia won the mayor's race in the depth of the Depression not because he was a Republican but because he was Italian-American. He became the city's first Italian-American mayor because so many Italian-Americans voted for him.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez won because she is Hispanic. The Hispanics in the district looked around and voted for one of their own. Ethnic groups and black people do that.

The Times story went on for more than 1,300 words. Hispanic did not appear once. That's odd since liberals keep saying Republicans must appeal to Hispanic voters.

Citing the wrong reason for her victory was deliberate. Liberals want to push the narrative that socialism is coming!

"There’s an Easy Answer to Why Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Won: Socialism," the Intercept reported.

That is nonsense. Hispanics largely voted for her because she is Hispanic. Socialists have been great at recruiting frontmen for minority groups. She is just the latest.

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23 comments:

  1. Once again the media will protect the Democrats by ignoring the obvious, but in the end will hurt them greatly by pushing the party further left.

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  2. What none of the MSM outlets want to tell you is that this epic battle had worse turnout than your local little league game. The score was 15K to 12K. That's only 27K voters total.

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  3. I haven't seen any analysis of the voting results. I wonder how many of her voters are not U.S. citizens? - Elric

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  4. Keep piling on the lies NYT. What liberals need is wise socialist Latina.

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  5. Has Alexandria been vetted by the Clintons? Hillary? Bill? Enquiring minds want to know.

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  6. I'd love to hear her comments on the Trade imbalance problem.

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  7. The Progs pushing socialism is how you get More Trump.

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  8. This probably has some validity. When the present Mayor, who is married to a gay black lesbian, first began running against a white lesbian, his approval was about 20% until a picture of his biracial son appeaerd sporting a large Afro. His approval shot to 47% within 24 hours. In spite of his corruption, neglect and general communist nature he has remained with high popularity. But in the Commie Latina's district the old white guy was elected for 14 years straight. The Demo didn't change during that time. She was a campaign manager for Bernie and was riding the younger lefter demo as well.
    Personally I hope the Democratic Party heeds the editors of the NYT and goes full Sandanista. DT will have a much easier time in 20.

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  9. Racist voters.

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  10. Live by identity politics.
    Die by identity politics.

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    1. But do so without ever admitting it to yourself.

      Sabato and the NYT are purposely overlooking this fact in their writing because if they ever admitted it they would be open to accusations of racism and would speed up the process of deterioration in their own party.

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    2. They are already staking out grievance benefits. A black commenter on Fox Business this past Friday warned the libs to stop calling the caged Hondurans "slaves" saying slavery was exclusively a Black issue. No share cropping allowed.

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  11. Take whichever pick Larry Sabato makes, then put your money on the other horse. What a buffoon

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  12. --The Times story went on for more than 1,300 words. Hispanic did not appear once.--

    Democrat media are amazing. They can also write stories about Venezuela's ongoing collapse without ever mentioning socialism.

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  13. Sabato is another liberal who wants to pretend that politics have nothing to do with ethnicity and ethnic identity, and perpetuate the myth that once immigrants set foot on our magic dirt they all become Ohio Republicans

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  14. Sorry Don, the actual returns don't bear you out. This millenial hipster beat Crowley by 1600 votes in Astoria and Sunnyside. Crowley couldn't get his own base out and he was not well liked by many of his constituents who couldn't reach him at his Arlington, Va., home. Love your overall work tho.

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  15. Hit the nail on the head with this article. Don't believe it? How did we get Bammy twice? Blacks voted in droves for one of their own.

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  16. Hey I live in New Mexico. If you're a Hispanic Democrat (but I repeat myself) your surname is almost enough. Take heart though. It's changing and I'm seeing more Hispanics waking up to the reality that the Democrats are not delivering for them.

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    1. I think I've listened to you or saw you on TV.

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  17. If people voted for her because of her skin color and her ethnicity would that not be racist and bigoted?

    ..... Oh yeah .... she is a leftest and they are leftests so that is exactly what it would be.

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  18. Little mentioned is Crowley's arrogance. During a debate with Ocasio-Cortez, Crowley sent a stand in. This was rightly viewed as an insult to O-C's followers.

    O-C will probably get re-elected to her pocket borough repeatedly, but it is unlikely we will ever hear of her again in any serious manner.

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  19. While her being Hispanic is certainly the 50-60% majority reason for her win, being a socialist is also some 20% or more important -- being a woman the third pillar.

    Too many Hispanics really do want, and will vote for, socialism & Hugo Chavez & Venezuela (before the "bad luck" price of oil drops).

    Dumb young but with a big heart - BIG about spending Other People's Money. The OPM problem the Dems have.

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