It isn’t likely and a repeat of the 1986 amnesty for illegal aliens won’t change that reality – a short lesson in history
The latest statement of intent from Republican leadership in Washington regarding another amnesty for the 12-20 million illegal aliens currently living -and taking jobs, benefits and services – in the U.S. is being sold as a way to harvest the Hispanic vote.
Apparently, panicked leaders in the GOP are attempting to prove “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Again.
“Hispanics” are not a monolithic voting bloc. But they do mostly vote big-government Democrat. Rather than what’s best for the Republic, far too many voters support the candidate that promises the most entitlements (loot). Hispanics included. In any language, it is 20th century Democrat President John F. Kennedy’s “think not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country” in reverse.
Reliable evidence available on Hispanic public opinion from an election eve ImpreMedia/Media Decisions (slogan:“Everything Latino politics”) poll makes it clear that generally, “Hispanics” are a fairly liberal voting group. Just 12 percent of Latinos polled supported a cuts-only approach to deficit reduction. Only 25 percent want to repeal Obamacare. Only 31 percent said they’d be more likely to vote for a Republican who supports the DREAM Act.
Memo to the GOP base: Hispanics do not reward Republicans with majority support on amnesty.
Pro-amnesty GOP leaders should pay attention to 2012 election talking points sent out by Dr. Juan Andrade Jr. at the United States Hispanic Leadership Institute. He unintentionally illustrates the absurdity and folly of the latest position of “comprehensive immigration reform” from U.S. House Speaker Boehner, Senator Lindsay Graham and others. Andrade points out that in his run for re-election in 1984, Ronald Reagan promised legalization. And got 37% of the Hispanic vote.
In 1988, just two years after the GOP actually delivered the “one-time” amnesty, Republican presidential candidate George H.W. Bush lost the Latino vote by 39 points. Even the ever-pandering GOP Texan George W. Bush, who promised amnesty in his 2004 re-election campaign, got less than 40% of the Hispanic vote.
Republican John McCain got 31% of the Latino vote despite his desperate foreign-language radio campaign promise of amnesty “on day one” in 2008.
The record low was Bob Dole at 21% in 1996 against incumbent Bill Clinton, who had just implemented landmark, effective border enforcement with “Operation Gatekeeper ”, a massive project announced in 1994 “to restore integrity and safety to the nation’s busiest border” that secured the American/Mexican border in San Diego. An action that outraged the illegal alien lobby then and still does today.
Pro-enforcement Democrat Clinton won in a landslide. With 72% of the Hispanic vote.
Documenting millions of undocumented Democrats is a ridiculous approach to electing a conservative president or saving the remnants of the Republican party.
Nationwide, proactive and pro-enforcement voters of every ethnicity should be calling their representation in Washington DC and asking what is really going on.
And offering a short history lesson on amnesty’s real payoff.