A Washington Post article dated Dec. 28, 2018, reports that Democrats are perplexed that Hispanic/Latino support for President Trump continues to be above 30%, even in the face of Trump's immigration hard line. However, the article reveals their lack of understanding about conservative Latino voters, and it also shows ignorance and racism by Democrats towards Latinos in general.
In the November 2018 midterm elections, 32 percent of Latinos voted for Republicans, according to an AP VoteCast data survey conducted by the University of Chicago. Democrats and their liberal media allies wonder why Latinos aren’t voting 80-20 or 90-10 the way black voters vote?
Though Democrats consider Latino voters to be a crucial part of their liberal-leftist-progressive coalition, there is a large and steady bloc of Republican Latinos even on immigration issues. There are several reasons why Hispanics/Latinos are not following the black voting pattern.
Democrats and liberals, including the media, don’t recognize there is NO such monolithic group as “Hispanics” or “Latinos.” There are Latinos of Mexican, Cuban, Puerto Rican, and from several national backgrounds. They are different in history and varied in culture and even language.
- Some Latinos are racially and ethnically European, or African, or Native American, and every group in between.
- Some Latinos just crossed the border, and there are others who have roots in the U.S. dating to 1588.
- There are those who have assimilated and integrated totally into American society, and those who have just arrived and don’t speak any English.
- Latino immigrants also don’t have the same immigration experience. The Mexican experience is very different from the Cuban experience, and both are very different from the current Central American experience. Thus, their points of view on the issue vary.
- Illegal aliens from Latin America affect Latino American communities the most because that is where illegal aliens mostly reside. They compete for jobs and resources with Latino citizens.
- Also, illegal alien crime affects Latino American communities the worst because that is where illegal alien criminals can hide openly.
- There are Latinos who live in Latino dominant communities and those who live in integrated communities or neighborhoods with very few Latinos.
- There are Latinos who are entrepreneurs and want limited government, and there are those who see themselves as victims and want the government to protect them.
- There are those who identify themselves as Americans first, and those who identify themselves Hispanic/Latino first.
Latinos are as different as Europeans and Asians, and they differ in their economic and social standing. Thus, the question and logic that asks why Americans of Latino descent don't follow the black voting patterns reflect a certain “racism” that is ingrained in the Democrat Party and progressive liberal politics.