Published: Thursday, Nov. 8 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
Not only Hispanics and African-Americans supported the president in large
numbers. Asians voted in even higher numbers (76%) and are the second-fastest
growing segment of our society. Republicans have much work to do if they want
to effectively court these people. Appeals to old, angry, white men will not
work because this is a dwindling demographic.Romney won an average
of only 47% in the so-called battleground states and lost by a little less than
3 million popular votes overall. The take-away fro this is that the Republican
message is not working. The American people are changing and those percentages
will only decrease in the coming years if Republicans continue to embrace the
reactionary policies of it extremist base.
I agree with Deseret News on this one. I was a Reagan Republican, but the Party
has become so unbelievably Right Wing that he could never get its nomination
today. Is it any wonder they have lost the popular vote in four of the last five
elections? Is it any wonder that even with the worst economy since the Great
Depression, the Democrats managed to win not only the White House but they
increased their majority in the Seante and chipped away at the Republican lead
in the House? I have many friends in the Tea Party who insist they would rather
lose elections than compromise on things like immigration. Well you better get
used to losing pilgrims.
Are you saying we need to surrender our borders so Republicans can be elected.
Illegal immigration is going to tear this country apart. Why have
military when we let people steal our land?
The last nine elections Latino's have voted for Democrats. In 2004 McCain
was all for Amnesty, and they voted Democratic. Contrary to what the
Wall street journal says, they are Democrats by majority. I pray for
business, the media and government to obey our laws and stop flooding this
country with illegal labor. We have 23 million people looking for full time
work, and a national media that cares more about work for 12 million people here
illegally. Guest workers are subsidized labor for business, paid
for by the taxpayers. The 2.5 million visas we give out each year make the
business responsible. Is this really your position?
The Deseret news promoting and encouraging law breaking and dishonesty? Paint it
how you want, there is already an amnesty, go home and come back legally. Millions of Americans have had to uproot their families during this
recession. It won't hurt them to do it also.
Excellent editorial, Deseret News!
"The GOP needs to be re-embrace an immigration policy to rank better among
the minority community"Huh?Is English a foreign
language for the D News headline writers?Legal immigration is great.
Illegal immigration is not.The left has opposed credible immigration
reform even more then the right (Amnesty and soft boarders, designed to
subjugate a permanent Democratic voting dependent class, are no more
comprehensive or rational than merely building a fence)
Reading the tea party posts here (y’all know who you are) you would think
we are on the verge of either paradise or total disaster - or at least on our
way to becoming a banana republic. I wish all your doom and gloom predictions
were on a betting line in Vegas… I could retire tomorrow. But maybe not,
since like all “prophecies” that haven’t happened, there
always is tomorrow so how can we ever prove them to be the nonsense that they
are?JoeBlowThanks for stating what I think the majority of us
think. When will the parties (well, one party anyway) get in through their heads
that we are a nation of moderates who don’t like my-way-or-the-highway
extremists. Ditto to Wonder and Ernest T Bass
Minorities went for Obama - with 70% of Hispanics saying the reason was for the
social net. In other wards, they voted for Santa Claus!
lcgBluffdale, UTIn other wards, they voted for Santa Claus!1:07 p.m. Nov. 9, 2012============= Aha
Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity listener.How do I know? what
psychic powers do I possess?How do I do such marvels?You
parroted them exactly.
Show me an immigration plan that doesn't put those who have waited years
and paid thousands of dollars to get here BEHIND those who arrived here
illegally and I'll support it.Congress can write a
"new" immigration policy every week, but it won't help if it
doesn't get enforced.
Yes become like the democrats - the hand out party. If you can't beat em
join em. One thing for me was clear after this election - America has changed
and America ...much like bankrupt Europe..is in serious trouble. I am reminded
of a scene from Star Wars....“Our fair Republic has descended
into darkness. With the death of the Jedi, a few brave survivors you see,
justice has died. With the proclamation of the Empire, in Senator Amidala's
own words,So this is how Liberty dies. Amidst thunderous applause.”
Star Wars (Queen Amidala)The last sentence - "so this is
how liberty dies...amidst thunderous applause". How fitting this is to the
clueless 47% in this country. How scary for the rest of us.
@prelax:"The implication is that Hispanics are too lazy,
won't work, just want things given to them, etc."Of course
they wanna work. But, the fact is they get alotta free stuff such as free
education and free health care that they would not get in their native
countries... and that the American taxpayer has to pay for, whether we like it
or not."And that they are some 'other' who is trying
to 'take our country away' -- "They are not trying,
they're succeeding. When they can effect the outcome of a presidential
election (and they did) you know they've succeeded.I like
immigrants. But there's a few problems... such as, they take work that
Americans should be doing, while the American worker sits home and draws
unemployment. We should only accept immigrants to work if there's work for
them to do. And we shouldn't bring foreigners here for a college
education. They get sheepskins, then go home and compete with us. Not too
smart."...as if it's only for Anglo-Saxons I guess."It's for anyone who will come here legally and live by our rules
@Liberal Ted:"The Republicans do need to do a better job in
getting to the latino voter and explain that our values are more in line, than
those of the democrate party.That's not the issue with Latinos.
The issue, plainly stated, is: comprehensive immigration reform. Which is
another way of saying... amnesty for all illegal Latinos in this country and
amnesty for the millions more who chose to come here. They will be satisfied
with nothing less.Obama played the game brilliantly in the last few
months of the campaign when he gave a two-year amnesty to a select group of
Latinos and promised extensions after the election. This got him the Latino
vote. What took the Latino vote away from Romney was his comment that Latinos
should deport themselves. A real killer.The first rule for
politicians is to tell the people what they wanna to hear. Doesn't mean
you have to do it when in office. But you gotta promise it. Romney
forgot/ignored this fundamental rule. Romney would have the presidency now if
he had (1) promised amnesty, (2) supported Roe v. Wade on abortion, (3)
supported gay marriage.
@Red:"It is amazing that we voted for Obama as a
Country."It's not that hard to fathom... Here, try
these:Homosexuals voted for him because he came out in favor of gay
marriage... changing his position in the last minute.Women voted for
him because he favored the killing of the unborn (generally referred to as
abortion on demand).The Latino community voted for him because he
gave a segment of that group two years of amnesty.. with a tacit promise to make
it permanent after his election.People on food stamps and other
welfare give-aways voted for him because he promised more of the same.And, of course, Black people voted for him because he is "their kinda
folk.""I'm still in disbelief."Don't be... it's gonna get worse. In order for a Republican to get
into the White House he/she will have to hold their nose and adopt much of the
@middle class:"I might have voted for Romney if he had coughed
up his tax returns for last 8 years. But he was hiding something."He coughed up two years of returns. What would 8 years give you that 2 years
didn't? Of course, he had money in foreign bank accounts. Had he put his
money in American banks it likely would be gone as more than 500 American banks
went bankrupt since 2000.And how is it that you would have supported
Obama even though he refused to produce his college/university papers. What was
he hiding? You shoulda demanded the papers. It would have likely shown him to
be a foreign student. Then what? That's why he didn't cough them up.
He was and is a foreigner. In fact, he told us as much in his book... 'I
was born in Kenya and raised in Indonesia and Hawaii.'"He
reminded me of Nixon in 1973 when we learned Nixon had used every loophole and
exemption and paid only a pittance in taxes."If tax loopholes
are you hang up, your beef should be with the US Congress, not Romney.
@LDS Liberal Archie Bunker was at least funny. The Gestapo was not and Dems and
Liberals remind me of that.
@Henry Drummond Henry you definetly sound like liberl Californian where it
appears the U.S. Taxpayer will have to bail the State out. Full of liberals and
welfare recipients. Reagan would surely win the Rep vote but I will guarantee
you that JFK could and would not get the Liberal(DEM) vote.
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