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Barack Obama Smears Trump’s Latino Voters

Barack Obama Smears Trump’s Latino Voters

“…the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages. They think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion”

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Confounding Democrats across America, President Trump made big gains in the Latino community on Election Day in states like Florida and Texas, vastly improving his 2016 performance with them.

The data doesn’t lie, as Politico explains:

Despite four years of being defined as a racist for his rhetoric and harsh immigration policies, Trump improved his margins in 78 of the nation’s 100 majority-Hispanic counties. And he did better with Latinos in exit polls of each of the top 10 battleground states, a POLITICO review of election data found.

Joe Biden still won Latino voters overall. But as post-election data trickles in, Democrats are growing concerned. Trump’s notable gains weren’t limited to Miami’s Cuban Americans or border-region Tejanos. Although Florida and Texas stood out for the notable shift, Puerto Ricans as far away as Philadelphia and Mexican Americans in Milwaukee drifted Trump-ward.

Trump’s numbers in Florida and southern Texas are particularly noteworthy:

But in Texas, 41 percent to 47 percent of Hispanic voters backed Trump in several heavily Latino border counties in the Rio Grande Valley region, a Democratic stronghold. In Florida, Trump won 45 percent of the Latino vote, an 11-point improvement from his 2016 performance.

There are many reasons for Trump’s improved standing with a voting bloc that has long been crucial to Democrat wins at the state and national levels. We’ll get into those in a minute, but first, let’s take a look at how former President Barack Obama tried to explain away Trump’s gains.

In an interview to promote his new book “A Promised Land,” Obama told the New York City-based “Breakfast Club” radio program Wednesday that Hispanic voters who went for Trump ignored his allegedly racist rhetoric and instead supported him because he was pro-life and against gay marriage:

“Those of us who live in DC or New York or LA,” Obama argued, sometimes lack “a good enough sense of how big this country is and how a lot of folks do not accept at all” policies that people living in larger metropolitan areas take for granted.

The former president turned to the topic of Hispanics who voted for Trump as an example.

“People were surprised about a lot of Hispanic folks who voted for Trump, but there’s a lot of evangelical Hispanics who, you know, the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages. They think that’s less important than the fact that he supports their views on gay marriage or abortion,” he explained.

Watch:

While Trump is indeed pro-life, gay marriage was never a focal point of his 2016 presidential campaign, nor did he make it an issue during his presidency.

So with that in mind, on what did Obama base his claims? He didn’t say, but it’s a safe bet to guess that the basis for his remarks came out of the same old Democratic playbook that almost always boils down Republican gains among key voting groups to some form of bigotry or ignorance, because minorities who vote for Republicans couldn’t possibly be rejecting the Democratic Party for legitimate reasons, right?

Contrary to what Obama told the Breakfast Club hosts, the Hispanic voters who pulled the lever for Trump and other Republicans in down-ballot races did so because they rejected the Democrat messaging on socialism, defunding the police, and job-killing initiatives like the Green New Deal:

“Most Latinos identify first as working-class Americans, and Trump spoke to that,” said Josh Zaragoza, a top Democratic data specialist in Arizona, adding that Hispanic men in particular “are very entrepreneurial. Their economic language is more aligned with the way Republicans speak: pulling yourself up by your bootstraps, owning your own business.”

And then there’s the way the left spoke — or were framed by Trump’s campaign for speaking. Calls to “defund the police,” a boycott of Goya Foods and the threat of socialism turned off some Latino voters. And even using the term Latinx to describe Latinos in a way that’s gender-neutral only served to puzzle many Hispanics.

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“What Trump did is understand the basic values of Hispanics,” said [Rep. Henry] Cuellar, a conservative [Texas] Democrat who survived a primary challenge by the Justice Democrats group that helped propel Ocasio-Cortez to Congress. He said Latinos along the border are deeply patriotic, pro-business and favor fossil fuel development because of the jobs it brings, he said. Oil industry jobs and law enforcement were the top two issues Republicans ran on.

And though Joe Biden won the majority of votes in El Paso, Texas, Trump did better with voters there than he did in 2016, despite high-profile Texas Democrats like Beto O’Rourke blaming Trump for the August 2019 El Paso mass shooting that killed 23 and injured 23.

What happened in the areas Trump did better in is that a growing number of Hispanic-Americans rejected Democratic identity politics and instead voted on kitchen table issues that are important to a cross-section of Americans like jobs and keeping their neighborhoods safe.

Beyond Obama reaching for the tiresome “bigoted” crutch Democrats often use to explain away political shifts they don’t understand, what was really offensive about what the former president did in his remarks about the Latino voters who supported Trump was that he essentially accused them of being willing to sell out their own communities because of social issues like abortion and gay marriage.

This is not unlike how black voters and female voters are treated when they vote for Republicans. Democrats like Obama never stop to think that those voters could have legitimate disagreements with their party that have nothing to do with being backwards or wanting to live in a different time. They just fall back on the “bigotry” card because it’s all they have left.

A question minority voters need to ask themselves in future elections is this: Just who are the real bigots here? The party that says you should only think and vote a certain way (remember Biden’s “you ain’t black” comments?) or the party that encourages you to think for yourself and then decide?

— Stacey Matthews has also written under the pseudonym “Sister Toldjah” and can be reached via Twitter. —

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Barry seems to be forgetting just who it was that put those kids in the “cages”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to MarkS. | November 28, 2020 at 1:05 pm

    There goes Obama – the old bitter “Queen” – self rejecting again.

    n.n in reply to MarkS. | November 28, 2020 at 1:07 pm

    According to the Electoral Press, it was the Orange-American who forced catastrophic anthropogenic immigration reform, not limited to children in cages.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to n.n. | November 28, 2020 at 9:01 pm

      I despise Romney as much as Hillary, and that led to my voting for Obama. It took a few years for me to figure out Obama was a POS, and I was really pissed that Dems foisted Obama on us. So that, and a bunch of other factors caused me to ditch Dems.

      As I saw Trump in action I became a fan. He says and does the right stuff. His taunting Dems is funny and useful in that while they are PMSing about tweets unproductively, Trump is accomplishing stuff.

      The current conspiracy of Dems, media, and tech is all bout them being mad that Trump will not join them in their efforts to treat all of us like mushrooms, where they can get way with piling shit on us.

        The Fussy Rabbit in reply to JusticeDelivered. | November 28, 2020 at 9:29 pm

        JusticeDelivered, love the way you put that. That’s EXACTLY how I feel about Trump.

        notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to JusticeDelivered. | November 29, 2020 at 4:04 pm

        From Ace of Spades on so called elites…..

        John Hayward on our loathsome elites [Buck Throckmorton]
        This is a great essay tweeted out by John Hayward about our loathsome elites.

        Privileged elites always want to assert their status by indulging in pleasures denied to the lower classes. This often leads them into immoral, deranged, and even criminal behavior. They’re desperate to flaunt their power by doing what lesser folk are forbidden to do.
        This is one of the reasons for the wave of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and pedophilia among the richest and most powerful. They indulge increasingly depraved appetites to savor the sweet, sweet high of doing what ordinary people cannot, feasting on the food of the gods.

        It’s also one of the reasons high-living elites are drawn to puritanical secular pseudo-religions, like the Church of Global Warming and now the Church of Covid. They have a deep appetite for making aspects of modern life forbidden to the Little People, but not to themselves.

        You’ll notice that high acolytes of the Church of Global Warming have absolutely no intention of compromising THEIR extravagant lifestyles. They jet set, they have yachts and huge cars, they buy beachfront mansions on property they claim to believe will be underwater soon.

        But they have a deep desire to make planes, cars, and accoutrements of the First World lifestyle forbidden to the proletariat. They love how their ideology elevates them into a superior overclass, reaffirming their importance by asserting they “need” or “deserve” so much more.

        These elite appetites are useful to the Left because they fold neatly into its endless war against the hated middle class. The perversions of the elite inspire them to attack the morality that would otherwise help lower and middle class people improve their station in life.

        Meanwhile, the fanatical puritan and luddite ideologies of the elite inspire them to restrict the resources and technologies that improve middle-class life and help people become more productive, which helps them earn more money and amass more capital.

        Thus we have a culture that teaches young people to reject time-tested moral codes that would help them build better lives, instead making clumsy efforts to imitate the debauchery of the elites in ways that lead them to misery and ruin.

        And our young people are taught to hate their own ambitions, to hate themselves for desiring lives that have big carbon footprints, to hate and distrust everything that could bring them prosperity and narrow the gap between their lifestyles and those of the elite.

        Take a broad look at pop culture, political culture, and increasingly corporate culture as we head into 2021. Almost every bit of it has been crafted to make middle class people abandon their ambitions and program their children to fail… making Mount Olympus ever higher.

        And then the political elite will demand even more control over our lives, to “fix” the ever-widening “inequality” gap their own policies and cultural programming made worse!

        It’s no wonder that some who dwell on the highest slopes of Mount Olympus are tempted to go even further, to indulge in dark appetites that would land lesser men in jail – a temptation that seems especially acute for male members of the extreme upper class.

        They reach for the fruit that no other hand could pick, to remind one another that they are gods, even while loudly posturing as champions of socialism, feminism, and the Little Guy. The difference between what they DO and what they SAY is part of the rush.

    bw222 in reply to MarkS. | November 28, 2020 at 1:36 pm

    A fact the media has totally ignored.

What did Berry ever unite anyone on? Other than his regime was the most corrupt since the teapot dome?

This guy is like cancer, he just doesn’t fuck off.

White Hispanics, right? It’s a diversitist thing. #HateLovesAbortion

How much you want to bet that this pathetic, lying bitch is the one who engineered the massive voter fraud this is now being uncovered? Maybe this bitch will finally go to prison where he belongs.

Some low-life, huh?

I guess once you’re a low-life, you’re always a low-life.

“the fact that Trump says racist things about Mexicans, or puts detainees, undocumented workers in cages”

These are lies from the pit of hell. This should never be allowed to “go without saying”.

He acted stupidly.

Hmmm… Obama. Obama? Who was he? Oh, yeah, that empty-suit foreigner that fraudulently got into office.

Yeah, the man that lied his way to the White House, and had his one of his lawyers tell a judge with a straight face, it couldn’t inquire into his eligibility to be on the ballot, that if was Mickey Mouse, the judge couldn’t do a thing about it.

The man is lucky no red-blooded American put him in a ship and took him back to Africa… or Indonesia… whereever it is he actually identifies as being from.

I couldn’t have less regard for what this wannabe-heterosexual says, if he was a bit player in a Scooby Doo cartoon.

“pathetic, lying bitch”

Please, this is an unwarranted slur against female dogs.

Wait, Obama sin-laden doesn’t get to complain about anti-gay marriage blah blah when in 08 he ran claiming to be anti-gay marriage. Even less room to mention cages…

considering that he was born and raised in a WASP slaveowning family and has ZERO african american heritage and stole affirmative action slots from those whose families were owned and raped by his he can go to hell.
And his bloodline is closer to Robert und Heinrich Mueller, Herman Goring and david Duke than to MLK

A feckless and useless pissant. And a coward also; remember how fast he folded when Jesse Jackson threatened him for saying black men need to step up and be better fathers?

    He wasn’t useless to Soros. In fact, get this lowlife into the White House was a crowning achievement for Soros.

    No nuclear weapon could have done the damage obama did to our nation in 8 years.

    JusticeDelivered in reply to JimWoo. | November 28, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    And while black women are better with children, there is still a huge divide between how effective Caucasian and Asians parent well and typical black parents.

1. 2nd + generation Hispanics have roughly equivalent support/opposition to abortion as other Americans, and higher support for gay marriage.
2. 1st generation Hispanic Immigrants do oppose abortion but they overwhelmingly support democrats at a much higher rate than 2nd + generation Hispanics.
Republicans do worst with the Hispanics who come closest to matching Obama’s description of opposition to abortion.

Looks like somebody judged not just one culture and people but dozens (unless you think Cuba and Argentina are the same thing) based entirely on a stereotype.

And here I thought that was racist.

Tell that mean old man (MOM) to get off the stage!

Barack still has the adoring press in his back pocket.
He can say whatever the heck he wants to say, and he will never be called out or questioned.

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