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Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:15 PM

Hispanic Button

Maddow Blog: This visual goes a long way in explaining why Republicans decided to get on board with immigration reform:



The Republican share of the Hispanic vote is getting smaller and smaller with each presidential election, while the opposite is true for Democrats.

You can see this happening not only on the national level, but also in traditionally red states. In 2004, for example, in Arizona, George W. Bush lost the Hispanic vote to John Kerry by 13 percentage points. That gap widened to 55 points in 2012 when Mitt Romney garnered only 22% of the Hispanic vote to Barack Obama’s 77%.

Even deep red states like Texas registered their dismay. John McCain lost the Hispanic vote by 28 points to Barack Obama in 2008, but Mitt Romney managed to make even that loss look good. Romney finished 41 percentage points behind Obama among Hispanic voters in Texas. You can check out the trend in other states here: http://hispanicleadershipnetwork.org/2012/11/the-hispanic-vote-in-2012-and-beyond/

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:18 PM

1. "Republicans need to take the 'panic' out of Hispanic."

Her best line of the night!

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:23 PM

2. Clue for the GOP: Just because you can't speak Spanish, doesn't mean we don't speak English,

Pendejos.

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:41 PM

4. HHHAHA I LOVE IT !!!!!

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Response to Xipe Totec (Reply #2)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:53 PM

7. +1

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:37 PM

3. I always wondered what the hell they were doing demonizing a whole group of voters

They lumped all of them together. It made no sense and it not only directly effected that specific group but it snowballed into young voters, the middle, women, etc.

The TeaBagger thing was also a headscratcher - they have always been a 100% united party - pick a product and run with it. Now they are fighting amongst themselves and letting the "chuckleheads" make them look like fools.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:22 PM

5. Shows Hispanics are fast leathers!

unlike some groups I could name.

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:52 PM

6. ****TARRANT COUNTY TEXAS**** Fort Worth is bigger than Las Vegas in population, if it goes blue

...and some counties outside of Houston go blue then welcome the age of Aquarius 2*

...I'd like to teach the world to sing...






*until dems screw it up by being cowards

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 10:13 PM

8. "Hope and change" was code for: ANYTHING BUT SHRUB!1

All the recent talk about the Hispanic vote, Rethugs (NOT) ever gonna get it, and the ONLY reason Shrub got some of it was because of the BUSH/Texas smile/abrazo thing. OWN it, Rethugs, NO, Hispanics are NOT “naturally wingnut because of Catholicism and family values”. AND when PALIN and others ridicule “hope and change,” they never GOT that ANYBODY could have beat the Rethugs in ‘08 BECAUSE OF SHRUB: The “ hope and change” were “nice” code for ANYTHING BUT SHRUB! Get it now?! Rethug policies, ideology, and philosophy are antithetical to the interests of ANY minorities. They cannot be otherwise, canNOT remake themselves, ARE what they ARE.

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