How the GOP Can Get the Hispanic Vote

voteMike Gonzalez has a great article from the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal in which he discusses 10 ways in which conservatives can appeal to Hispanics (without becoming more liberal).

One of the great things about his strategy is that it appeals to many traditional Hispanic predispositions in the first place.

  1. School choice
  2. Family formation
  3. Get them to become savers
  4. Show them how liberal policies have put them in a hole
  5. Give them a proper stake in the culture
  6. Sever the perceptive link between success and government intervention; end affirmative action
  7. End bilingual education
  8. Ask them if they want to replicate conditions that made them abandon their homeland
  9. Return to assimilationist policies
  10. Explain to them that it’s not a question of being dependent or not, but of depending on someone in your family, in your community or circle of friends, or on a government bureaucrat

Number 4 goes along with a great book I just finished, about which you’ll hear me talk more in the future. It’s called “Take No Prisoners: The Battle Plan for Defeating the Left” by David Horowitz. And if I could, I would put a copy of it  in the hands of EVERY Republican in the world-especially the hand-wringing feckless ditzes who are running the GOP.  It points out so many of the things I’ve been saying for years…only Horowitz says it so much more eloquently, and with the resolute conviction of a former Leftist. Briefly, Horowitz says that rather than pander with liberal-lite policies (as the GOP leadership is currently doing), the Right could win the support of the country by turning the tables on the Left and pointing out how all the things the Left is peddling as good things…are actually BAD things that are very bad for them, and for America. In other words, Republicans would have to wake up, pull their heads out and realize that politics is WAR.  But more on that another time.

Number 8 is a truth I’ve been pointing out for years. Many if not most South American immigrants (legal and illegal) left their homelands for America because their homelands were lawless cesspools of despotism. Now, many immigrants have fallen in with the “lawlessness and despotism” faction in the United States (otherwise known as the Democrat Party).

The Lawlessness and Despotism Faction will create the same poverty, favoritism and despotism that made South America a cesspool…so what’s the point? Hispanics in America should logically join everyone else in respect and support for the rule of law-which means (a) you immigrate to the United States LEGALLY…or not at all, and (b) we abide by the U.S. Constitution (which means no favoritism, and no unconstitutional handout programs).

Political parties by the nature of the beast have to appeal to voters. But they don’t have to abandon their principles in the process.

The GOP has the right values (on paper).  They just need to stop being cowards and learn to sell those values to the American people; right now, they’ve decided the best course of action is to peddle the same poison the Democrat Party is peddling-only in “moderation.”

But using Gonzalez’ strategy and David Horowitz’ methodology, the GOP could finally break the cycle of relative deadlock and actually (a) boost its electoral prospects and (b) get America back on its traditional footing of greatness again.

That is, if the GOP leadership has the ability to pull its head out of its posterior, change its disastrous course, stop being craven panderers, and actually demonstrate some leadership (tall order, I know).

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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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  • Deborah O’Neal

    What happened to appealing to Americans?

  • American Clarion

    Oh, that’s so “yesterday”! :-) After 50 years of being Balkanized by the Left, you have to appeal to specific demographic groups.

    Seriously, I find appealing to specific demographics as stupid as any conservative. But I’m afraid the reality is that we’re going to have to do it (appeal, not appease) at first until we can bridge the gap between their perception as a demographic group, and the American civilization as a whole. THEN, we can simply appeal to “Americans.” THEN, we’ll finally be one team, e pluribus unum, again.

    I’d highly recommend the Horowitz book I mentioned in the article, BTW. I plan to publish some small excerpts from it in the coming days.

  • Deborah O’Neal

    That’s still dividing ethnic groups. Democrats love it, so do the liberal republicans. It will never go back to that as long as people don’t wake up and see what’s going on. If someone doesn’t want to be an American, they need to move to their country of choice and see how good they really had it hear. To me, that just plays to the race baiters.