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Wednesday, December 08, 2021

Trump showed Republicans how to win Hispanic votes

After Romney blew the 2012 presidential race, Republican bureaucrats issued a post-mortem that told Republicans what they needed to do to win. Most of it was more Romneyian politicking.

When it came to Hispanics, the Republican bureaucracy was adamant. Republicans must support open borders.

The Atlantic published part of the report.

It said, "If Hispanic Americans perceive that a GOP nominee or candidate does not want them in the United States (i.e. self-deportation), they will not pay attention to our next sentence. It does not matter what we say about education, jobs or the economy; if Hispanics think we do not want them here, they will close their ears to our policies. In the last election, Governor Romney received just 27% of the Hispanic vote."

Mittens got 27% of the Hispanic vote.

4 years later, The Donald got 29%.

And 4 years after that, he got 37% of the Hispanic vote.

And guess what? The Wall Street Journal reported that if the election were held today, Biden and Trump would split the votes.

Donald Trump brought in those votes by not being Democrat lite. His call to put up a wall drew support from people in Hispanic neighborhoods who have to deal with MS-13 and crime by other illegal aliens.

Who do you think loses their jobs to illegal aliens? Illegal aliens are not taking the jobs of CEOs or stockbrokers.

Democrat pollster John Anzalone told WSJ, "Latinos are more and more becoming swing voters.…They’re a swing vote that we’re going to have to fight for."

That is a smart move by Hispanics. Don't be taken for granted by Democrats. Make both parties fight for your vote. 

On May 19, Vox reported, "Analyses conducted in the months since the election have suggested that new voters account for a big part of Latinos’ swing toward Trump.

"According to the Catalist data, nearly a quarter of Latino voters cast a vote for the first time in 2020, compared to just 14% of the electorate overall. And about 40% of Latinos voted for the first time in a new state, compared to 29% overall."

Trump did not pander to Hispanic voters. He didn't pander to anyone. He didn't drop his G's when speaking to black crowds. He didn't go redneck when he was in the farm belt. And he did not speak Spanish to anyone.

That exuded a confidence in himself and his policies. It got him elected president, didn't it?

Refried Romney is not the way to go.

Hispanics are a diverse group of people whose homelands cover two-thirds of the Western Hemisphere. They are the group most likely to assimilate. Treating voters like adults -- be they white or black, Hispanic or not -- is the road Trump chose.

It is the road Republicans must remain on.