John Boehner and the Republican leadership in both Houses of Congress want some sort of amnesty for illegal aliens because they think they won’t get Hispanic votes without it. Here’s a Wall St. Journal report on amnesty and the Republican establishment from January of this year, and you can bet they haven’t changed their minds.
House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) and other GOP leaders will release a one-page set of principles outlining how they hope to overhaul the immigration system, people familiar with their plans say. It will stop short of offering the sort of path to citizenship endorsed by the Senate, but represents a major step toward what immigration advocates and Democrats have long sought.
They’ll stop short of the “path to citizenship” for now.
In fact, if we look at last week, Breitbart points out that Republicans with a “no amnesty” message are doing just fine.
GOP Texas Governor-elect Greg Abbott received 44% of the Latino vote, which was more than the 38% of the Hispanic vote that Republican Governor Rick Perry, who enacted and supported Texas’s version of the DREAM Act, received in 2010, as the New York Times noted. Hispanics, according to the Times, make up 17% of the electorate in Texas, which trails only California in its Latino population.
According to exit polling, Abbott won 50% of Latino men, 39% of Latinas, and 44% of the Latino vote overall.
In Georgia, GOP Senate candidate David Perdue, who signed the Federation of American Immigration Reform’s (FAIR) anti-amnesty pledge and ran strongly against President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, received 42% of the Hispanic vote.
In the Presidential race in 2012, Mitt Romney, who supported John McCain’s position on amnesty, got less than 30% of the Hispanic vote. Maybe Hispanics do like being pandered to, and just maybe the Hispanic community isn’t playing “follow the leader” with LaRaza.
Speaker Boehner, amnesty is a loser for Republicans and it’s a bigger loser for America.
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