Patrick J. Buchanan lays out some uncomfortable truths...
Consider America’s largest, fastest-growing minority. Hispanics constituted 10% of the electorate, up from 7.5% in 2008. But Mitt Romney got only 27% of that, the lowest of any Republican presidential candidate. This, we are told, was because of Mitt’s comment about “self-deportation” and GOP support for a border fence and sanctions on employers who hire illegals.
The Republican capacity for self-delusion is truly awesome.
Set aside the idealized Hispanic of the Republican consultants’ vision. What does the real Hispanic community look like today?
Let us consider only native-born Hispanics, U.S. citizens.
According to Steve Camarota of the Center for Immigration Studies, which analyzed Census Bureau statistics from 2012:
– More than one in five Hispanic citizens lives in poverty.
– One in four Hispanic-American men 25 to 55 is out of work.
– More than half of all Hispanic women 25-55 are unmarried.
– Half of all Hispanic households with children are headed by an unmarried woman, and 55% depend on welfare programs.
These numbers do not improve with time, as they did with the Irish, Italian, Polish, Jewish and German immigrants who poured into the United States between 1890 and 1920.
BUT AMERICANS AREN'T TAUGHT THIS FACT; INDEED, THEY'RE PREACHED THE EXACT OPPOSITE! THE PREACHERS OF FALSEHOODS AND REVISIONIST HISTORY IN THIS REGARD AREN'T ONLY LIBERALS...AREN'T ONLY THE LEFT... AREN'T ONLY DEMOCRATS... (*SIGH*)... MANY OF THE FANTASY BOOSTERS ARE REGISTERED REPUBLICANS AND IN FACT THIS FICTIONAL REVISIONIST HISTORY AND FANTASY BASED ANALYSIS IS OFTEN BROUGHT TO AMERICANS BY THE EDITORS OF THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND NATIONAL REVIEW!
Third-generation Hispanics do worse than second-generation Hispanics in all the above categories.
FOLKS... I KNOW MANY OF YOU DON'T WANT TO BELIEVE THIS... (*SIGH*)... BUT IT'S TRUE. I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE STATS.
This is a huge community being sucked into the morass of a mammoth welfare state.
Consider a typical Hispanic household with children:
It is headed by an unmarried women who receives food stamps and public housing or rent supplements to feed and house her children.
Her kids are educated free from Head Start to K-12 and fed by school breakfast and lunch programs.
Should they graduate high school, Pell Grants and student loans are there for college.
For cash, mom gets welfare checks.
If she takes a job, she will receive an earned income tax credit to supplement her income. If she loses her job, she can get 99 weeks of unemployment checks.
For health care, there is Medicaid and ObamaCare.
OH... AND... (READ ON!)
And like 45% of all Hispanic households, she has no federal income tax liability.
AGAIN... THESE ARE NATIVE-BORN HISPANICS... AMERICAN CITIZENS...
Why should this woman vote for a party that will cut taxes she does not pay, but reduce benefits she does receive?
Rename Romney’s "gifts" [as] “government services,” writes Aaron Blake citing a Washington Post poll, and one discovers that 67% of Latinos favor “a larger government with more services.”
These are big government people. And why should they not be? According to Heather MacDonald, writing in National Review, a 2011 survey found that California Hispanics by four to one objected more to the GOP on class-warfare grounds - the party “favors only the rich,” Republicans are “selfish” - than to the GOP stand on immigration.
Writes MacDonald: California’s Hispanics will likely prove more decisive in passing Proposition 30, to raise state income taxes to 13.3%, the highest level in the nation, than to Obama’s victory.
Nor is this unusual.
Populist programs to stick it to the rich have always had an appeal south of the border.
AH, YES... AND LOOK HOW WELL THEY'VE SERVED THE PEOPLE OF MEXICO...
There are 50 million Hispanics in America today.
California is lost to the GOP.
Nevada and Colorado are slipping away.
Arizona and Texas are next up on the block.
With the U.S. Hispanic population in 2050 projected to reach 130 million, the acolytes of Karl Rove have their work cut out for them.