Friday, November 16, 2012

In California, 'Republican' Is Becoming A Toxic Label

And that is a real shame.  CA rejects conservative and libertarian principles at their own peril.
That's right — just 29.4 percent of California voters are now registered Republicans. Meanwhile, a growing number of all voters in California are Latino, now more than one-fifth of the electorate.

In the past couple of elections, Latinos around the country voted roughly 2 to 1 for Democrats. But in California, Latinos have been fleeing the Republican Party since this ad ran in 1994:

"They keep coming," the ad said. "Two million illegal immigrants in California. The federal government won't stop them at the border."

Then-Gov. Pete Wilson, a Republican, hitched his re-election campaign to Proposition 187, which denied public services for illegal immigrants. That included banning children from public schools.

And even though Proposition 187 was thrown out by the courts, "the bill is coming due," says Raphael Sonenshein, executive director of the Pat Brown Institute of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles. "This has mobilized vast numbers of Latino voters. Now they're really pouring to the polls."
There are several ways of looking at this.  One is that Latinos have decided race trumps allegiance to country.  Personally, I find the thought offensive. I would never in a million years think that Korean illegal immigration is a good thing.  I would be for throwing them in jail and deporting them just as much as Latinos or whatever.

The idea that Republicans are for the Rich guy is another straw dog.  Looking at what is happening to CA, how can one think that?  CA is awash in unemployed people be they white, Hispanic or what.   Other than liberal Schwarzzenegger the state has been controlled by Democrats.

I think it's pretty obvious being a Democrat is all about keep you poor.

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