Good luck ever attracting another Hispanic voter to the GOP

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  1. Posted August 26, 2017 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

    On the plus side, this seems to have really fired up a certain segment of the white electorate.

  2. Steven Paree
    Posted August 26, 2017 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    We don’t need the hispanic vote. We have something better. We have the courts. And we control voting.

  3. Iron Lung
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 9:11 am | Permalink

    Who defends David Duke?

    Seriously.

  4. Jean Henry
    Posted August 27, 2017 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    I’m not a fan of this publication, but, if even a quarter of this is true; Arpaio is far worse than he is being given credit for. Duke seems like all talk, no action by comparison. https://static.currentaffairs.org/2017/08/wait-do-people-actually-know-just-how-evil-this-man-is

  5. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:14 pm | Permalink

    Yes, Mark Maynard you are the resident expert on Latin0 issues.
    Everyone should read what Mark Maynard has to write about Latinos. That way they won’t have any idea why he is writing about it in the first place.
    What I am saying is Mark Maynard doesn’t have the first clue about Spanish speaking people. which is perfectly fine, and not something to hold against him, it is just something to remember when he writes.

  6. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 28, 2017 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

    I just think he doesn’t have a clue one way or another how Spanish speaking people who are Catholic will vote, or why. Not being completely rude, here, I am just pointing out the man doesn’t seem to understand Catholics very well either.

  7. Posted August 28, 2017 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    You’re right. While I do know a few Spanish-speaking voters, I wouldn’t presume to know how they privately feel about Trump. And, while I can’t image the pardoning of Joe Arpaio would bring Hispanic voters to the GOP, I suppose it’s possible. If you know of any Hispanic voters who are enthusiastic about Arpaio’s pardon, please feel free to put me in touch with them. I’d love to hear their reasoning.

  8. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    No I wouldn’t put people in touch with you to interview.

  9. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 5:53 am | Permalink

    You just are just going to go find some Hispanic people yourself to meet and interview about Trump. Or immigration, or if the better political party is Republican or Democratic…or whether a wall is a good idea or bad idea. I don’t claim to say I know, one way or another, but there are a good many people who think , give the Republicans a chance, still. And these are not evil people, just regular people, who think the political pendulum has got to swing a bit to the right and the world won’t end because of that.

  10. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    For some Catholics, they vote strictly on who is antiabortion and that is the end of any further discussion on who to vote for. All the rest is irrelevant. How many Catholics? Oh quite a few.

  11. Lynne
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 7:33 am | Permalink

    Yeah, there are Catholics who treat abortion as the issue to care about but not all of them are like that. It is a big religion with many people in it and a lot of Catholics vote on human rights issues too. Catholics tend to be be pretty pro-immigrant (https://cliniclegal.org/) and work hard to help. They are often pro-welfare state too and strongly believe that the church has an obligation to help everyone. Then there are those so firmly entrenched in the patriarchy that the think priests shouldnt be punished for molesting and raping children. The have a big history of doing both good and evil.

    Catholicism is one of those religions that is so large that it encompasses many different views.

    I know some Hispanic people and not one of them that I know of voted for Trump or approves of Arpaio but then I know highly educated white liberal Hispanic people mostly, and fewer poor brown Hispanic people. Still I cant imagine that too many would support the way Arpaio tortured people but who knows?

  12. Jean Henry
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    Maria, please note Mark’s actual statement: Good luck ever ATTRACTING ANOTHER Hispanic voter to the GOP. While it’s true that many Latino voters are social conservatives and registered Republicans, and most of those GOP Latinos voted for Trump, it appears from the polling that the divide between left leaning and conservative Latinos has remained fairly constant. The degree of Latino support for Trump is tracking with the larger population (so dropping slightly), and is unlikely to surge ahead any time soon.

    While it is true that Latinos are not a monolith, Mark never actually implied that.

    What will actually impact elections is if any of Trump’s antics create the anticipated surge in Latino voters that never happened in 2016. That would be a game changer. I’m not hopeful. Trump showed a lot of bias towards women, and yet conservative women voted for him, very much along party lines, just like Latinos.

    I do think many on the left, who are legitimately outraged by exhibitions of bias, fail to understand that many people who live with bias as a daily reality, requiring daily compromises, grow accustomed to it (and also see plenty of evidence of it on the left) and have zero expectation of it changing anytime soon no matter their vote. Hispanic voters of either party care predominantly about education, the economy and the war on terror. Immigration is a distant 4th or 5th in polling.

  13. Maria E. Huffman
    Posted August 29, 2017 at 12:33 pm | Permalink

    Thank you for you comment, Jean Henry.

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