In the not-too-distant past, the Democratic Party believed its future hung on a coalition of minority voters who would counter the influence of conservative whites.
The Democrats’ not-so-secret tactic to woo a major part of this coalition – Hispanics – was to throw open the borders and promise more government control of just about anything.
Yet it seems Hispanics are not agreeing to go along with becoming compliant left-wing patsies to keep decrepit, sclerotic white politicians like Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer in office.
As the conservative website PJ Media noted on Sunday, recent polling by NBC News, Telemundo, and The Wall Street Journal showed that back in 2012 self-described conservative Latinos wanted Democrats in charge of Congress by a 49-40 margin.
Last month, 73 percent of that group now say they want the GOP in charge in Congress, a whopping 56-point lead over those who prefer Democrats.
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Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic political consultant, attributed the shift to the Democrats’ revamped policies.
“They don’t like the socialists” Sheinkopf told Fox News. “They don’t like the abortion argument being thrust at them on a constant basis. They don’t like the crime. They don’t like the chaos. And they’re responding.”
Another poll by a liberal Hispanic group underscored that point last week.
According to NBC News, the poll by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) Educational Fund revealed that among Hispanic voters, Republicans gained 10 points in congressional races since just four years ago, rising from 20 percent to 30 percent.
Meanwhile, feelings among Latinos that the GOP is hostile to them, such as through tough immigration policies, have subsided. Only 27 percent of Latinos said Republicans were hostile, compared to 37 percent in 2018.
Similarly, The Washington Post reported on its own poll on Friday, declaring that the GOP has gone from being underwater with Hispanics by 40 points in 2018 to 27 points today.
One explanation may be wokeism.
President Joe Biden became the leader of the wokesters, and as The Free Press reported in July, 70 percent of Hispanics disapprove of Biden.
The left-wing website Vox noted in an article last month that 72 percent of Hispanic votes went to Democrats in 2018; just two years later, that had dropped to 59 percent.
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The upshot is that Hispanics may be tired of just being taken for granted.
As Republican Rep. Carlos Gimenez of Miami told National Review in July, “For far too long, Democrats have treated us as an interest group, just another voting bloc for them to use to win elections. To them, Hispanics are nothing but a Hispanic Heritage Month prop and a hashtag social media campaign. When the First Lady compares us to tacos, it really shows their true colors and how they see us.”