Monday, October 29, 2018

Uppity Latinos: Democrat Version

In 2016, an astounding 29 percent of Latinos voted for Trump.

And now, two years into his presidency, polls show that his support among Latinos is somewhere between 33 and 41 percent. That’s insanely good for a president who is so bad on issues that Latinos supposedly care about.

Wait, what?!?

As a Never Trumper, I didn’t get it. So, I interviewed some Latinos for Trump and I got an earful. Many of them saw themselves not as Latinos but as Americans

marco guiterrez latinos for trumpMarco Gutierrez, founder of Latinos for Trump: who does he think he is?

Imagine that, those uppity Latinos ungratefully refusing to accept their assigned role as member of an aggrieved victim group. How dare they?

and so they weren’t hung up on Trump’s anti-Latino screeds. They didn’t like or trust Clinton, appreciated Trump’s frankness, wanted a strong leader, and thought he was right about a lot of issues, including trade and immigration.

Yes, immigration. What most non-Latinos don’t grasp is that Latinos are ambivalent about illegal immigration. They have a front-row seat not just to the pain of deportations, but also to how many immigrants commit crimes or abuse social services.

Read the whole thing: Latinos are waking up to the duplicity of the Democrats.

I’m doing some retirement counseling half way across state today and don’t have time for additional analysis so I leave that to you.