That is my question too!
What on earth makes the likes of Marco Rubio or even Rand Paul think that granting amnesty to Hispanic illegal aliens will make them love Republicans (now or ever!)?
Ann Coulter has a good column yesterday (here at World Net Daily) with some facts that elite Republicans, in what can only logically be a drive to bring more cheap immigrant labor to their pals in big business, seem to be ignoring. Coulter says Hispanics won’t vote Republican because they somehow are conservatives at heart (and we have to find those inner ideals)—they vote for government-funded stuff!
Coulter (emphasis mine):
Don’t anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they’ll come up with.
I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? [Ask Grover if money talks!—ed]
Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to the GOP. Yes, that’s worked like a charm since Reagan signed an amnesty bill in 1986!
Hispanics are not natural conservatives!
The canard about Hispanics being “natural conservatives” comes from the same cliche machine that gave us the one about blacks being “natural conservatives.” At least blacks really are social conservatives – they just vote Democratic, anyway.
As Charles Murray has pointed out, Hispanics are less likely to go to church or be employed than non-Hispanics. They are less opposed to gay marriage than everyone else – 44 percent compared to 50 percent. (By contrast, 55 percent of African-Americans oppose gay marriage, according to a 2012 Washington Post/ABC poll – even more, according to how they vote.)
Nor, unfortunately, do Hispanic immigrants become more Republican the longer they’ve been here, as some Republicans claim without bothering to see if it’s true.
To the contrary, they get more liberal. Cubans used to vote Republican nearly as reliably as Mormons. In 2012, 49 percent of Cubans voted for Obama.
Most immigrants are poor, most stay poor and most want government welfare goodies! Democrats promise stuff, Republicans don’t. It is that simple. It makes me laugh every time I hear a Republican say we have to figure out how to “articulate our message of small government and liberty to ethnic minorities!” Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz, both of Cuban descent, represent the exception not the rule!
So why do Hispanics vote Democratic? Like most legal immigrants since Teddy Kennedy’s 1965 Immigration Act, Hispanic immigrants are poor. The poverty rate of second-generation Hispanics is lower than the first – but the third generation’s poverty rate is higher than the second.
Perhaps this has something to do with the fact that Hispanics have the highest illegitimate birthrate in the country. According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010, for every 1,000 unmarried Hispanic women, 80.6 had children out of wedlock, compared to 65.3 for unmarried black women and 29 for unmarried white women.
If Republicans think we can have mass amnesty for millions of government-dependent immigrants and become a more libertarian country, they’re crazy.
This isn’t because of a failure to “reach out.” Republicans can’t beat Democrats at the government-assistance game. From single mothers to corporate subsidy-takers, they want your money, and the Democrats promise to give it to them.
It is that simple! Read it all!