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NYT: GOP Doesn’t Want Any Hispanic Voters

From the DNC’s New York Times:

After Bill’s Fall, G.O.P. May Pay in Latino Votes

By JENNIFER STEINHAUER

LOS ANGELES, June 30 — Many Republican lawmakers returned to their home districts in triumph this week, having beat back a comprehensive immigration bill that many of their constituents had denounced as untenable.

But the bill’s demise may have greatly damaged the party’s ability to meet its enduring goal of attracting a large percentage of the growing number of Hispanic voters — thousands of whom are ostensibly in line with the party on a host of other issues, said many Republican lawmakers, consultants and Hispanic voters…

Yet in terms of the politics of perception, Hispanics may have been deeply alienated by the heated rhetoric that wound around the axle of the debate, most of it stemming from a few Republican opponents and the loud echo chamber of talk radio

For example, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a leading opponent of the measure, at one point in the debate, said, “The bill would provide amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who broke into our country by running past the National Guard.” …

“I think it’s bloody for the Republicans,” said Antonio Gonzalez, president of the William C. Velasquez Institute, a Latino-oriented research and policy organization with offices in San Antonio and Los Angeles. “The Democrats said pro-immigrant stuff, and even if they didn’t support it, it was because they said it wasn’t good enough. The Republicans said anti-immigrant stuff and so now they are going to get killed with this.” …

With about two-thirds of the nation’s Hispanic residents living in nine of the states holding early Democratic primaries — including California, where Hispanics hold more sway in the party than in most other states — there is now an opportunity for Democrats to seize on immigration as a wedge issue

Alfredo Maciel, 72, who owns a clothing alteration business in Costa Mesa, said in an interview in Orange County on Friday that he blamed residents in districts with strong anti-immigrant feelings rather than either political party, including the Republican one he belongs to. But nor did Mr. Maciel believe that the debate had enhanced the party’s image with potential new voters.

I don’t think Latinos are interested in joining the Republicans,” he said, “and I don’t think Republicans are interested in attracting them.”

What a perfect paradigm of a New York Times “news article.”

No current agit-prop point is left behind:

the loud echo chamber of talk radio

An obvious truth is proclaimed a lie:

For example, Senator Jeff Sessions of Alabama, a leading opponent of the measure, at one point in the debate, said, “The bill would provide amnesty and a path to citizenship for people who broke into our country by running past the National Guard.”

The Times’ Democrat masters are protected from their actions:

The Democrats said pro-immigrant stuff, and even if they didn’t support it, it was because they said it wasn’t good enough.

And it doesn’t even bother to make sense:

With about two-thirds of the nation’s Hispanic residents living in nine of the states holding early Democratic primaries — including California, where Hispanics hold more sway in the party than in most other states — there is now an opportunity for Democrats to seize on immigration as a wedge issue.

Don’t Democrats run against Democrats in the primaries?

Never mind. The important thing is to get out the marching orders to their troops: this is a “wedge issue. Run with it.”

And the moral of the story, the point the New York Times most wants to get across:

“I don’t think Latinos are interested in joining the Republicans,” he said, “and I don’t think Republicans are interested in attracting them.”

Which, as usual, is put in the mouth of an unwitting stooge. (Who, one suspects, may not even exist except for in the imagination of the reporter.)

Of course, even if any of this were true (and it isn’t), the DNC and its lickspittle slaveys at the New York Times will never understand that some things are even more important than votes.

This article was posted by Steve on Sunday, July 1st, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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