History Shows Amnesty Won't Win Hispanic Votes for Republicans
November 13, 2012
RUSH: Republicans are in a panic here deciding to now work with Democrats on bringing more Democrats into the country, more low-income Democrats. Illegal immigration means more low-income Democrats. It is this outreach business.
I want to give you some numbers that I mentioned late last week. In 1984, Ronald Reagan was elected president with 37%... By the way, I don't care how far back you go, no Republican has ever received more than 40% of the Hispanic vote. No matter what they've done, no matter what they've said, no matter what their policies were, no Republican has ever received more than 40% of the Hispanic vote. It's systemic. It votes Democrat.
They vote not based on immigration at all, and here's the proof. In 1984, Ronaldus Magnus wins in a landslide, and in '84 Ronaldus Magnus got 37% of the Hispanic vote. Two years later, Reagan signed into law amnesty for three million illegals, called Simpson-Mazzoli. Now, according to the wizards in the Republican consultancy class, that should have meant droves of Hispanics voting for the next Republican in 1988.
Reagan got 37% and passed amnesty. We showed the Hispanics we love 'em, we cherish 'em, we care about 'em. We granted them amnesty. We gave citizenship to three-point-some-odd million of them in 1986. The next presidential election is George H. W. Bush in 1988. The percentage of the Hispanic vote that he got two years after amnesty was 30%. So '84, Reagan: 37% Hispanic vote.
Two years later, amnesty (which was supposed to really make us loved and adored and really supported at the polls). Two more years, 1988, George H. W. Bush loses 7% of the Hispanic vote from Reagan's '84 totalitarians. So after amnesty... Now, you might not be able to claim that amnesty loss, but it certainly didn't get us any more votes. We lost votes. Now, how do the Wizards of Smart on the Republican side explain this? I want to hear the explanation for this.
Again, very quickly (I know numbers are tough to follow on radio): in '84, Reagan, 37% Hispanic vote in a landslide. Two years later, he grants amnesty to three million illegals. And in two more years, George H. W. Bush only gets 30% of the Hispanic vote. Two years after amnesty, the Republicans lose 7% of the Hispanic vote they had prior election. So where is this empirical evidence that reaching out and granting amnesty or pathway to citizenship or whatever works?
There isn't any evidence that it accomplishes what the Republicans are dreaming that it will accomplish.
RUSH: So if amnesty does not get us more votes, folks, what is it that we are dealing with here? It's this... (playing of Baracka Claus is Coming to Town) That's "white comedian "Paul Shanklin with the vocal portrayal there of Barack Obama, Baracka Claus is Coming to Town. We're working on other Baraka Claus Christmas parodies for the upcoming Christmas season.
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