Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hispanos will sadly learn again that "Santa Claus Obama" can not bring all of those gifts that he promised.....

Another election and more in the love affair between Hispanics and Pres Obama.  

Hispanos are like the woman who keeps hoping that her man will change, change, change but never does.  Why should he change when she continues to enable his behavior with blind support?   

I should add that the "blind love" does not apply to Cubans or Cuban Americans.  We voted for Romney, a reflection of our political maturity and ability to smell a "hope and change charlatan" a mile away.

My guess is that many Hispanics did not like Gov Romney's posture on immigration.  In sum, Gov Romney believes that immigration laws should be respected and that open borders are a national security threat.

On the other hand, Pres BO made general statements, slogans and never really put a specific proposal on the table.  Again, he just "serenaded" a lot of Hispanics more than willing to be seduced by rhetoric and promises of this and that.

We learned in this campaign that Pres BO wants immigration reform but we just don't know what the details are.

The election is over, Pres BO won and we will now wait for the Dem party to do something tangible.

My guess is that Hispanics will once again learn that Dems are better at talking about immigration reform than getting all of their interests to come together and govern. 

The Dallas Morning News reminds us today that Dems have huge problems too:

"Reform is not a slam dunk on the Democratic side, however. Entrenched interests linked to organized labor have long been leery of immigration measures that could threaten hard-fought gains on the minimum wage. Some of those same labor interests were instrumental, particularly in Ohio, in handing Obama his victory last Tuesday.

Do Democrats dare risk alienating those voters to address immigration?"

Of course, the real challenge for the GOP is that many Hispanics want more government.   Heather McDonald wrote about this:

"And a strong reason for that support for big government is that so many Hispanics use government programs. U.S.-born Hispanic households in California use welfare programs at twice the rate of native-born non-Hispanic households. And that is because nearly one-quarter of all Hispanics are poor in California, compared to a little over one-tenth of non-Hispanics. Nearly seven in ten poor children in the state are Hispanic, and one in three Hispanic children is poor, compared to less than one in six non-Hispanic children. One can see that disparity in classrooms across the state, which are chock full of social workers and teachers’ aides trying to boost Hispanic educational performance. "

The GOP's message of less government runs into the tragic reality of a Hispanic community with more single mothers and poverty. 

Here is the bottom line:  The Dems "Santa Claus" message runs into the reality that we are broke, i.e. we don't have the money to pay for all of these programs. 

Unfortunately, there are too many Hispanics who want to believe in Santa Claus just a bit longer!  We wish them well with their new Santa Claus in the White House.

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