The NYT Keeps Urging The GOP To Self Destruct By Hispandering–But They Know It’s Wrong
Below, Steve Sailer noted this story: Donald Trump Paints Republicans Into Corner With Hispanics, [By Trip Gabriel And Julia Preston, Aug. 18, 2015] under the heading Carlos Slim’s NYT Again Concern-trolls GOP. He wrote
In Washington, Republicans keep taking steps that imperil their relationship with Hispanic voters, passing legislation to accelerate the deportation of Central American children at the southern border and comparing their influx to a warlike “invasion,” compounding an electoral disadvantage that many in the party are convinced cost them the White House in 2012.
But in a vivid display of the strife within the party over immigration, likely contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination are charting their own, very different course: delivering pointed and personal overtures to the native countries from which millions of Hispanic Americans have immigrated.
Wooing Hispanic Voters at Home, Republicans Turn to Latin America, By Michael Barbaro, Aug. 7, 2014
Here are a bunch more:
- Jorge Ramos, Voice of Latino Voters on Univision, Sends Shiver Through G.O.P., By Jackie Calmes, Jan. 23, 2015
- G.O.P.’s Inroads With Latinos Hint at a Path for 2016, By Julia Preston, Nov. 5, 2014
- Hispanics Grow Cool to G.O.P., Poll Finds, By Laurie Goodstein, Sept. 27, 2013
- Some in G.O.P. Fear That Their Hard-Liners Will Alienate Latino Voters, By Jackie Calmes, Nov. 20, 2014
However, there is something different in this last piece:
Political analysts keep urging the Republican Party to do more to appeal to Hispanic voters. Yet the party’s congressional leaders show little sign of doing so, blocking an immigration overhaul and harshly criticizing President Obama for his plan to defer deportation for undocumented migrants.
There’s a simple reason that congressional Republicans are willing to risk alienating Hispanics: They don’t need their votes, at least not this year.
Republicans would probably hold the House — and still have a real chance to retake the Senate — if they lost every single Hispanic voter in the country, according to an analysis by The Upshot.
Such a thing would never happen, of course, but the fact that the Republicans may not need a single Hispanic vote in 2014 says a good deal about American politics today.
Why House Republicans Alienate Hispanics: They Don’t Need Them, by Nate Cohn, Oct. 21, 2014
Yes, it shows that there are people on the New York Times’s staff who can count. Are there any on the Republican National Committee?