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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 02:37 PM

If Republicans Think LATINOS Are Uneducated, They Should LOOK AT THEIR OWN BASE.





Republicans seem unaware of the composition of their base. How else can they explain this thinking, which echoes Mitt Romney’s misunderstanding of where the takers are: Republican Representative laments working on immigration reform because there’s no point in Republicans trying to woo Latinos when they are uneducated and low-skilled, “They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.” Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) scoffs at immigration reform and warns Republicans to stop trying to cater to Latinos politically because they will never vote Republican. Via Think Progress:



“It’s amnesty that America can’t afford,” Barletta said Monday. “We have to stop people from coming in illegally. This will be a green light for anyone who wants to come to America illegally and then be granted citizenship one day.”
“I hope politics is not at the root of why we’re rushing to pass a bill. Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken,” Barletta said. “The majority that are here illegally are low-skilled or may not even have a high school diploma. The Republican Party is not going to compete over who can give more social programs out. They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.”




This is more of the Republican propaganda that Obama is the “food stamp president” and that “all black people want are food stamps“.
Bartletta appears blissfully unaware of the largest segment of the Republican base (thanks to their southern strategy). Allow me to assist him in meeting them: Rural, uneducated whites from Southern regions. George Will explained this during the primaries as he lamented the southern strategy, “There’s also the problem that the Republican party has been, in recent years, too Southern. In the last five presidential cycles, they’ve got 79 percent of their electoral votes from the South. It’s too much.” Jack Cafferty at CNN pointed out that most of the ten poorest states in the country are Republican. This isn’t new, but Republicans keep behaving as if they are the party of the white country club makers.




The biggest strengths for the Republican Party according to CNN exit polling from the 2012 election are those who support the Tea Party and born again Christians. More high school graduates voted for Obama. By a slim margin (remember this is exit polling) more who attended college voted for Obama over Romney. More college graduates voted for Romney than Obama, but more post-graduates voted for Obama over Romney. The Washington Post’s exit polling concurs. In 2008, the National Journal warned, “The GOP’s focus on social, cultural, and religious issues cost its candidates dearly among upscale voters.” Clearly the Republican Party doesn’t own education any more than they own Hispanics.



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Segami Jan 2013 OP
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Cha Jan 2013 #2
Initech Jan 2013 #3
Ernesto Jan 2013 #4
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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:22 PM

1. The prevailing ignorance and vacuous intellect of their base in my home state is unfathomable

until the rabid fundamentalism is factored in.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:44 PM

2. Really. Their base is a passel of brainwashed

idiots sucked in by fox screws and rash limpballs.

I dare say Latinos are too damn smart for that sewer crap.

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:54 PM

3. The Republican platform really only appeals to four kinds of people:

1. Low information voters: the type that hinge on every single word uttered by Fox News, Limbaugh, and the hate brigade.

2. The uber religious: self explanatory

3. Gun nuts, the NRA, and doomsday preppers type: paranoid conspiracy nuts. The kind who think Obama is a Kenyan Marxist.

4. The uber wealthy: self explanatory.

Unless they change with the times and aren't stuck as the party of old white men this is what they're left with.






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Response to Segami (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:29 PM

4. where are all those latinos in this thread?

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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 04:30 PM

5. The Republicans are well aware of the stupidity and gullibility

of their base, and that's how they like it. Back in September Rick Santorum said, and I quote "We will never have the elite, smart people on our side.” - and he got that absolutely right. Smart people will never vote Republican, so they have just one strategy open to them - appeal to the uninformed, and make sure they stay that way.

Hence the desperation to cut public education.

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Response to Demobrat (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:01 PM

6. And as science teaches critical thinking skills.

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Response to DhhD (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:57 PM

7. "Science" is a dirty word within the Republican base.

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