With my attention
paid at the pathetic pandering at the RNC, I somehow missed
John McCainâ€™s Cinco de Mayo
celebration. In addition to the typical banalities about the contributions of Mexican Americans and great heroism of Mexican forces at the Battle of Puebla,
he went a step further, stating there is a â€?special relationshipâ€?
between Mexico and America. He also launched a Spanish language website,
and announced that he`d speak before the National Council of La Raza
reporters, "everything about our Hispanic voters is tailor-made to the Republican message...I know their patriotism, I know the respect for the family, the advocacy for pro-life, I know the small business aspect of our Hispanic voters."
A quick reality check:Patriotism:
Only 34% of Hispanics
eligible for US citizenship choose to take the necessary steps to take itâ€”less than any other immigrant group. Of that group, only a third of Hispanics who are American citizens consider
themselves Americans first.Respect for the Family:
Half of Hispanic births in the US are out of wedlock.Pro Life:
Hispanics are 2.7 times more likely
to have an abortion than whites.Small Business:
Hispanics make up 15% of the population and only 6.6 percent of all businesses