Yes, Republicans CAN Attract the Hispanic Vote
Mike Gonzalez has a great article from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal in which he discusses 10 ways in which conservatives can appeal to Hispanics (without becoming more liberal).
One of the great things about his strategy is that it appeals to many traditional Hispanic predispositions in the first place.
- School choice
- Family formation
- Get them to become savers
- Show them how liberal policies have put them in a hole
- Give them a proper stake in the culture
- Sever the perceptive link between success and government intervention; end affirmative action
- End bilingual education
- Ask them if they want to replicate conditions that made them abandon their homeland
- Return to assimilationist policies
- Explain to them that it’s not a question of being dependent or not, but of depending on someone in your family, in your community or circle of friends, or on a government bureaucrat
Be sure to read the entire article as he expands on each of these points.
Number 4 goes along with a great book I just finished, about which you’ll hear me talk more in the future. It’s called “Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left” by David Horowitz. And if I could, I would put a copy of it in the hands of EVERY Republican in the world–especially the hand-wringing feckless ditzes who are running the GOP. It points out so many of the things I’ve been saying for years…only Horowitz says it so much more eloquently, and with the resolute conviction of a former Leftist. Briefly, Horowitz says that rather than pander with liberal-lite policies (as the GOP leadership is currently doing), the Right could win the support of the country by turning the tables on the Left and pointing out how all the things the Left is peddling as good things…are actually BAD things that are very bad for them, and for America. In other words, Republicans would have to wake up, pull their heads out and realize that politics is WAR. But more on that another time.
Number 8 is a truth I’ve been pointing out for years. Many if not most South American immigrants (legal and illegal) left their homelands for America because their homelands were lawless cesspools of despotism. Now, many immigrants have fallen in with the “lawlessness and despotism” faction in the United States (otherwise known as the Democrat Party).
The Lawlessness and Despotism Faction will create the same poverty, favoritism and despotism that made South America a cesspool…so what’s the point? Hispanics in America should logically join everyone else in respect and support for the rule of law–which means (a) you immigrate to the United States LEGALLY…or not at all, and (b) we abide by the U.S. Constitution (which means no favoritism, and no unconstitutional handout programs).
Political parties by the nature of the beast have to appeal to voters. But they don’t have to abandon their principles in the process.
The GOP has the right values (on paper). They just need to stop being cowards and learn to sell those values to the American people; right now, they’ve decided the best course of action is to peddle the same poison the Democrat Party is peddling–only in “moderation.”
But using Gonzalez’ strategy and David Horowitz’ methodology, the GOP could finally break the cycle of relative deadlock and actually (a) boost its electoral prospects and (b) get America back on its traditional footing of greatness again.
That is, if the GOP leadership has the ability to pull its head out of its posterior, change its disastrous course, stop being craven panderers, and actually demonstrate some leadership (tall order, I know).
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