Saturday, November 17, 2012

Republicans are engaging in panic, wishful thinking, and ethnic pandering when it comes to Hispanics

According to Census Bureau data, among native-born Hispanics, 50% of all households with children are headed by unmarried mothers. About 40% of all Hispanic households receive benefits from a major welfare program. Latinos tend to have liberal attitudes toward government. Take health care. An ImpreMedia/Latino Decisions poll of Latinos conducted on the eve of the election found that 61% of Latinos supported leaving Obamacare in place. Sixty-six percent believed that government should ensure access to health insurance. This might have something to do with the fact that 32% of non-elderly Latinos lack health insurance, about twice the national average. These are hardly natural Republicans and the GOP should stop fooling itself that an amnesty for illegal immigrants would lead to a massive increase in the number of Latinos voting Republican at the next election.

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