How the GOP Didn’t Get “Si Se Puede”

After watching the exit polls since Tuesday night, I have to say that I’m most overwhelmed by the so-called Hispanic vote. So-called because “Hispanics” are more than just “Hispanics”. They are Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, Latino, etc. etc.

Yet the GOP groups them into one little group and yet still thought, “Hey! They are mostly Catholic, aren’t they?? So they should like our platform!!

Yeah, right.

Run on a platform of anti-choice, anti-women, anti-reform, anti-immigration, and see how far that gets ya, GOP.

Immigration reform is a huge deal, folks.

I tried to question my more conservative family members about the “Hispanic” and/or “Minority” vote, and why it swung so strongly towards Obama, and they all said “It’s their lack of amnesty, stupid.”

Actually, they didn’t say that. Only my mother answered me, and she sounded like Sean Hannity had whispered into her ear.

They just don’t get it.

White men, older folks, are now the only GOP base left. Southern Strategy thanks to Richard Nixon. Worked well, I suppose, in it’s day, but…you can only pick up so many votes from a dying base.

Until the GOP realizes this and reaches out to the new, changing demographics of our lovely and beautiful melting pot that is now America, it will continue to lose votes…and a lot of respect.

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6 thoughts on “How the GOP Didn’t Get “Si Se Puede”

  1. They can’t admit to themselves that a strategy that has worked so well for so long isn’t a strategy that will work forever.

    To be a conservative today means that you must be anti-choice, anti-woman, anti-equality, anti-science. You must be pro-death penalty, pro-war but anti-veteran and anti-soldier. You must vow to never, ever, under any circumstances allow facts to alter your world view.

    Until they can change these positions they will continue to shrink and I don’t think they can change because it means to change their idea of what it means to be a good person.

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