Republicunts worry Arizona law could hurt party
Jeb; allegedly the "smart" Bush
Arizona’s immigration law has been an immediate hit with the Republican base, but some of the party’s top strategists and rising stars worry that the harsh crackdown may do long-term damage to the GOP in the eyes of America’s Hispanic population.
From Marco Rubio to Jeb Bush to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Republicans who represent heavily Hispanic states have been vocal in their criticism of the Arizona law, saying it overreaches. Even Gov. Bob McDonnell of Virginia, a conservative hero for his win last fall, has questioned the law.
And the party’s long-term thinkers worry that the Arizona law is merely a quick political fix which may create a permanent rift with the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate.
“You can’t win a national election and you can’t win certain states without the Latino vote. And Republicans already had a problem,” says Matthew Dowd, former President George W. Bush’s chief strategist in 2004.
“I think there is going to be some constitutional problems with the bill,” top Bush strategist Karl Turd Blossom Rove said during a stop on his book tour. “I wished they hadn't passed it, in a way.”
“I have concerns with portions of the law passed in Arizona and believe it would not be the right direction for Texas,” Perry said earlier this week.
Jeb Bush was also blunt: “I don't think this is the proper approach.”
Yet polls show Arizona’s law is popular, even with independents, and it’s given Republican Gov. Jan Brewer a boost in the polls. In September she trailed her likely Democratic opponent, state Attorney General Terry Goddard, by 3 points with white voters. Now she leads him by 8 points with whites. But Goddard has increased his lead with Hispanics from 20 points to 46.
Arizona has far more white voters than it does Hispanic voters—for now – so the immigration law may not have an immediate impact on the election. But the long term demographic outlook for Republicans and the Hispanic vote is troubling for the GOP.
Ninety percent of Hispanics under 18 in Arizona are U.S. citizens, and the explosive growth of the Hispanic population this decade has been driven by U.S. births. That’s a switch from the 1990s, when most of the Hispanic population’s increase was due to non-citizen immigration.
“This law and potential copy cat laws have the ability to seal the fate of the Republican Party with Hispanics in the exact same way that the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act did with African Americans,” said Matt Barreto, a pollster for Latino Decisions and an associate political science professor at the University of Washington.
In Florida, Senate candidate Rubio’s extremely calibrated response showed the fine line Republicans have to walk on this issue. Rubio is young, bilingual, Cuban-born and running to the right of Republican-turned-independent Charlie Crist. And according to a new SurveyUSA poll, 82 percent of Florida Republicans who have heard about Arizona’s law agree with it—and 81 percent think Florida should pass a similar measure.
So Rubio has his sound bite ready on amnesty—“I hope Congress…will use the Arizona legislation not as an excuse to try and jam through amnesty legislation,” he said.
But he is terribly uncomfortable with the racial profiling he sees in the Arizona bill. “I do have concerns about this legislation,” Rubio said, pointing out that the law could “unreasonably single out people who are here legally, including many American citizens.”
Rubio’s logic recognizes Florida’s changing demographics—and acknowledges that Obama tilted the state in Democrats’ favor in 2008 largely because of the non-Cuban Hispanic vote.
Even Sal Russo, the longtime California Republican political operative who helps fund the Tea Party Express, acknowledges that the Arizona law creates problems for the party.
“I think Republicans do a poor job of communicating to non-traditional republican voters,” Russo said. “We’ve done a poor job in reaching out beyond the Republican base, and I think that’s been part of the problem.
California Republican Senate candidate Carly Fiorina didn’t seem to take the Arizona law head on when asked about it Friday in an interview with POLITICO.
“The Democrats want to use immigration as a wedge issue for the Hispanic community – Barbara Boxer, in particular, has taken the Hispanic constituency for granted for many, many years. We are blessed in this nation by immigration, and we are blessed in particular with a vibrant Hispanic culture,” Fiorina said.
Some Republicans in states with fast growing Hispanic populations aren’t being as calibrated. Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott McInnis has said he’d sign a version of Arizona’s law.
But he and others also run the risk of misinterpreting the law’s popularity. The numbers, pollsters say, likely represent an overall frustration with Washington and support for Arizona’s willingness to do something, anything—not an anti-immigrant reaction.
This really points out the pathetic disconnect that these party hacks have with their base, which is White people. But make no mistake, they are not a pro-White party. They could give a flying fuck about you or me. They want your vote. If there's not enough of you to keep them in power, any mud will do, and they'll go and court them instead.
But therein lies the problem, and the absolutely ridiculous fallacy of their distorted logic. By inappropriately being identified as the "White Party" by the jewsmedia, they are inherently "racist"(because any gathering of more than two Whites is "Nazi" by nature) , and therefore are to be shunned, scorned and repudiated at the polls, which, in fact, they are, cycle after cycle by the very muds they keep trying to "reach out" to. You'd think after so much reaching out and having your hands slapped away you'd eventually get the message.
Republicunts know their party is on a collision course with destiny and it's about to be smashed against the rocks(we can only hope) so they are grasping at straws to stay in power. They will pander to whoever represents a significant voting block that will help them maintain that power. Problem is there's already a nigger-faggot-mestizo loving anti-White party in town and they've cornered the market on pandering to subhumans.
The smart thing, the White thing to do would be to actually become the "White Party" and start looking after the interests of their base.
Until they do that, I will cheer their destruction. Because only then will you see true White discontent and anger, which is required for real change. All this Tea Party bullshit amounts to is leading the herd to a different grazing field. There's a lot of dipshits (even some reading this very blog) who think Republicunts are their only salvation and they just keep rewarding these treasonous career politicians year after year with their vote.
Until we begin to see them as just as expendable as they see us, we are not going to get the "change we can believe in."