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  •  Alls I knows is that the Republicans (3+ / 0-)
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    is doing their best to take a bulldozer to destroy whatever cement they used to have binding their party with the Latino vote.

    •  That's the problem (2+ / 0-)

      They should have used concrete to "cement" their relationship with Latinos.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 10:39:34 AM PST

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      •  Republicans used to have a very loyal (4+ / 0-)

        and large following in the Hispanic community.  It is really interesting that they've managed to turn the tables in the Democrats' favor to the degree that they have.  The Democrats really haven't had to lift a finger, either.  All they've really had to do is not say anything disparaging about the population - it isn't like the Democratic Party has historically pandered to or catered to Hispanics - Obama's deportation policies have been pretty tough, too.  Even with that he came out looking really good compared to what the Republicans have been doing.

        •  I agree--it's only by comparison (1+ / 0-)
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          that Dems have received Latino support so far. Any shift in their direction by the Republicans--and yes, everybody, I know how hard it is supposed to be for them, as if they are well known for not turning 180 degrees on things--could certainly change that electoral dynamic yet again, imho . . .

          "Lone catch of the moon, the roots of the sigh of an idea there will be the outcome may be why?"--from a spam diary entitled "The Vast World."

          by bryduck on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:20:58 AM PST

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        •  Used to have? When was that? (0+ / 0-)

          It had to be before their Southern Strategy took full effect.

          "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

          by SueDe on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 11:38:43 AM PST

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          •  Back in the 70s and 80s and (1+ / 0-)
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            90s - even GWB benefitted greatly from Hispanic votes and support.

            My mother was with MALDEF for years and many of those folks were pretty evenly split between parties - and in some parts of the country the were majority Republicans.  It is a much more complicated political history than you might know and it does not track in as close a parallel to the history of African American politics as many people assume.

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