Saturday, August 11, 2018
Even since the Texas primary runoff, I’ve been wondering about the Hispanic vote. Back on May 22, a Hispanic woman running for governor in a runoff resulted in the lowest turnout since 1920. “No muy bueno,” as we say in Spanish.
In other words, are Hispanics going to show up in 2018? It looks as though I’m not the only one asking that question. Let’s check out Ronald Brownstein:
Democrats have hit an unexpected speed bump in their drive to regain control of Congress: unsettling signs that the party may not generate as much turnout or support among Latino voters this fall as it expected.Despite a procession of provocations from President Donald Trump – from ending deportation protections for so-called “Dreamers,” young immigrants [sic] brought to the country illegally by their parents, to his now-terminated policy that resulted in children being separated from their undocumented [sic] parents at the border – a growing number of Democratic strategists are privately concerned that their candidates are not consolidating Latino support as much as they anticipated in several key races.While cautioning that there is still time to reverse the trend, they point to signs of wavering Hispanic support and engagement in House districts in Texas, Nevada, Florida and California, and in Senate races in Texas, Nevada, Florida and Arizona.
I agree that there is still time to turn this around. At the same time, the apathy could get worse with more time.
There are two problems.
First, the economy for Hispanics is working out well. Unemployment is low. Prospects are good. Jobs are the best medicine to tune out the guy crying wolf.
Second, you need a better message than repeating over and over what then-candidate Trump said about “rapists.” I agree that Trump could have used better language, but how much longer are they going to sing that song?
We will wait and see for the voters to answer our questions in November. I agree with Brownstein that Democrats need to give Hispanics some new material or face low turnout.
A post from November 2007:
Well, I'm not much of a fan of kings or royalty. Once in a while, a monarch makes sense.
Chavez was apparently blasting former PM Aznar. The king reminded Chavez that Aznar had been elected by the Spanish people. Eventually, the king got fed up and told Chavez to shove it.
Long live the King! I guess that I'm not the only one who liked the King's expression! (Spaniards back king for telling Chavez to shut up)
Hugo Chavez is killing Venezuela. See Hugo Chavez's criminal paradise:
"While President Hugo Chavez has been molding Venezuela into his personal socialist vision, other transformations -- less visible but equally profound -- have taken hold in the country.
Venezuela has become a major hub for international crime syndicates. What attracts them is not the local market; what they really love are the excellent conditions Venezuela offers to anyone in charge of managing a global criminal network"
It's time for a few more Latin American leaders to tell Chavez to shut up! Also, it's time for stupid US leftists to stop travelling to Caracas and play stooge. They should be aware of what is really going on in "Hugo-landia"!
A post from October 2007:
JOHN STOSSEL of ABC poured some cold water on Al Gore's global warming theories:
"Climate changes, they say, always has, with or without man. Early last century, even without today's huge output of carbon dioxide, the Arctic went through a warming period.
Greenland's temperatures rose 50 percent faster in the 1920s and reached higher average temperatures in the 1930s and 1940s than today's temperatures.
Some scientists argue the warming might be caused by changes in the sun, or ocean currents, or changes in cloud cover, or other things we don't yet understand. The debate is not over." (Man vs. Nature)
That's right. The debate goes on and on and on. It's time for Gore's maniacs to take a cold shower and tone down their fanaticism.
A show from October 2007:
We spoke with Hector Tobar, Mexico City Bureau Chief, of The Los Angeles Times.
We discussed political and economic issues relevant to US-Mexico relations.
Hector is a well respected journalist and author. See his homepage!
Recently, Hector wrote Budget rapped in probe of Mexico blasts! Other articles include Guerrilla band wages war in Mexico and Mexico's Congress has a win-win day.
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