Disregard what the media are telling you; Hispanics didn't help defeat Romney, the Republican Party gets most of the credit for that. All the GOP had to do was adopt as a core issue the absurdity of allowing 7 million illegal aliens to keep their payroll jobs in non-farming industries while 20 million Americans can't find full-time work and each year issuing 1 million work permits to new legal immigrants.
In other words, Romney and his party had the opportunity to appeal to all American workers and, in the process, put President Obama on the ropes and keep him there. But they blew it because they really weren't serious about, as Romney put it during the second presidential debate, making “progress toward putting people back to work.”
All citizens, regardless of their race or ethnicity, are negatively affected by cheap foreign labor flooding a dismal job market. According to the Center for Immigration Studies, two-thirds of new jobs since 2009 have gone to immigrants and illegal aliens. So what was Romney’s reaction to very troubling statistics like these? He kept emphasizing that he favors even higher levels of legal immigration. That had to be good news for all of America's unemployed, including Hispanic-Americans, whose unemployment rate stands at 10 percent.
Sounds a lot like “Forrest Gump,” who kept telling us that “stupid is as stupid does,” doesn’t it?
Newspapers are full of stories these days about how amnesty for 11 million illegals is the only viable solution to bringing Hispanics into the Republican camp, but that is a serious miscalculation. You would think Hispanics have an undying loyalty to the GOP because of President Reagan's 1986 amnesty for 3 million illegal aliens, but history says differently.
Immigrants traditionally vote Democratic, so if the GOP is successful in granting another general amnesty, all they will have done is create millions more Democrats. Hispanics like big government and want to be propped up by plenty of services. And which political party best exemplifies both?
If you think the GOP isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer right now, wait and see what happens if they join forces with the Democrats to grant another general amnesty that will drive the last nail in the coffin of American workers.
I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, no, this amnesty will be different than President Reagan’s 1986 disaster because this time strict enforcement will become a reality. Congress says so.”
Memo to those who buy this sales pitch: There’s plenty of room left in the drawer for you.