Tuesday, November 04, 2008

So, Johnny, How Did that Amnesty Thing Work Out for You?

As Americans go to the polls today, in an election that will be a referendum on the last eight years of GOP power in Washington, it is worthwhile to take note of one interesting poll result. For eight years, John McCain and George W. Bush (read: Karl Rove) had many areas of agreement, but none so strongly as on the matter of amnesty for illegal aliens (read: Mexicans). Both Bush and McCain pandered shamelessly to Latinos - Americans or not - in the US, and tried their hardest to pass legislation legalizing tens of millions of Latinos who brazenly crossed our borders and refuse to assimilate to American culture. Despite dire warnings that these aliens would never vote republican, both Bush and McCain have spent virtually all of their political capital desperately trying to woo them. The result?

PHOENIX (Reuters) – In the final stretch to the presidential election, more than three quarters of likely Hispanic voters say they support Democrat Barack Obama over Republican John McCain, a study found.

The Univision/Reuters/Zogby poll released on Tuesday said that 78 percent of a sample of 1,016 Latino likely voters favored Sen. Obama, with 13 percent supporting McCain, an Arizona senator.

The poll, which was conducted between October 30 and November 2, found that 54 percent of respondents said the economy and jobs were the most important issue in deciding who to vote for, followed by health care and immigration, with 12 percent and 11 percent respectively.

Hispanics make up 15 percent of the U.S. population and 9 percent of the electorate, and could be a critical swing voting bloc in battleground states in the U.S. Southwest as well as Florida on Tuesday.

In 2004, President George W. Bush won about 40 percent of the Latino vote -- a Republican record -- when he beat Democrat John Kerry. But opinion polls show Republican standing among Hispanics has since been hurt by a shrill national debate over immigration reform and a worsening economy.

A survey by Zogby International last month found that 70 percent of Hispanic likely voters favored Obama, with 21 percent favoring McCain.

Imagine that! Millions of economically underperforming immigrants with little respect for US law or culture support Democrats who promise them an unending supply of taxpayer-financed goodies!

Gee, what a surprise. Surely, no one could have foreseen that happening.


At 7:41 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell............the talking heads will no doubt opine the Obama won the Hispanic vote so heavily because McCain's party (the R's) were so against Amnesty, and the only way to win them over is to be more pro-Amnesty and pro-massive immigration than the Democrats are.

Your worst enemy in life is a friend (who really isn't your friend) who offers you bad advice constantly. He is in a position to do you more harm than anyone. The Republicans would do well to remember that neo-con journalists (who are just old Trotskyites) are just this to the Repub. party.


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