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DeSantis Flying Illegal Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard Won’t Cost Him Latino Votes

DeSantis Flying Illegal Immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard Won’t Cost Him Latino Votes

The Democrats and mainstream media want DeSantis’s decisions with illegal immigrants to cost him in November. It likely won’t happen.

The Democrats think Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will lose Latino votes in November after he flew illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard.

The Hill is the latest mainstream media outlet making it appear that Florida Latino voters will bolt away from DeSantis: DeSantis’s migrant flights could cost him Latino support at home

The publication argues DeSantis will lose support because most of the illegal immigrants on the plane came from Cuba, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

It’s weird because The Hill spoke to a few Democrats from Florida but, for some reason, also interviewed ones from California and New York:

“These folks primarily coming from Venezuela are fleeing the Maduro regime. There’s a significant number of Venezuelans as well as the Cubans in Florida that fled similar dictatorships. And yet he’s turning his back on the victims of that regime. I think that will bite him,” Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.), who immigrated from the Dominican Republic as a boy, told The Hill.

“I believe that the Latino community there will recognize that he’s turning his back on people that are refugees or seeking political asylum, and they will not be happy about that.”

“That’s what makes it even worse, I think, is that the people of Florida and the Venezuelans and the Nicaraguans and the Cubans down there should know that he’s doing this basically to their communities,” said Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-Calif.).

“Mr. DeSantis will probably ride this — his anti-immigrant thing, his border thing — to victory as governor. But what are the implications short and long term for the Republican Party in Florida? That’s what you got to ask yourself,” Rep. Lou Correa (D-Calif.) said.

The mainstream media and Democrats immediately jumped on the hysteria wagon after DeSantis flew the planes to Martha’s Vineyard. They are so confident DeSantis will lose Latina voters.

Let’s start with Florida Latino voters. Florida has more registered Republicans than Democrats for the first time in the state’s history.

Hispanics are one of the main reasons for the shift:

The number of Hispanic voters registered as Republicans increased by about 15% from August 2020 to August 2022, outpacing the overall increase in GOP voter registration of 5% as well as the growth of total Hispanic voters of 7.8% during that same two-year period, state records show.

The Florida GOP cited DeSantis’s strong policies in support of individual freedom as the reason for its success at the state level as Hispanic voters across the country begin to shift from blue to red.

Why? The Florida Latino voters appreciate DeSantis’s backbone:

DeSantis emerged as a popular governor during the coronavirus pandemic for his refusal to shutter businesses or implement stringent lockdowns. This boosted his approval among his base and independents and has helped sway Hispanic voters further to his side.

“Hispanics really like leadership with a backbone,” Helen Aguirre Ferre, executive director of the Republican Party of Florida, told the Washington Examiner. “They really do recognize that it’s important to have a strong leader, and the governor has a way where he can use the same language and demeanor whether he’s speaking to Wall Street and to Main Street in the same way. That authentic voice makes a big difference.”

Aguirre Ferre, who previously was director of communications for DeSantis and director of media affairs for the Trump White House, said the governor’s message of “what’s good for one group is good for all” has helped him to connect with the Puerto Rican, Cuban, Venezuelan, and other Latino immigrants who call Florida home.

“Hispanics really appreciate his strong leadership, his fearlessness, his not backing down,” she said. “He’s fighting for everyone, but he has a soft spot in particular for the man on the street, for the blue-collar guy, the person who’s working really hard and sacrificing so much to pull their family ahead. And Hispanics, we’re all about family. We’re all about community. We’re all about faith. And when you look at all of that, that only really thrives if you have freedom.”

The support tightens on a national level. Morning Consult/Politico asked Hispanic voters about Republican governors flying or busing illegal immigrants to liberal cities. But overall, the support is positive:

According to polling from the Morning Consult and Politico released Tuesday, 41 percent of Hispanic voters said they considered Republican governors sending migrants to liberal U.S. states and cities an “appropriate” way to handle illegal immigration, while just 35 percent called it “inappropriate,” with roughly one-quarter of Hispanic voters undecided.

However, 40 percent called the move an ineffective method to reform the country’s immigration system, with a similar number describing the move as “immoral” on a topic that polling shows has divide the U.S. electorate. Overall, 40 percent of voters called the move to send migrants to liberal states “moral,” while 39 percent called it “immoral.”

It’s funny because even Morning Consult and Politico tried to twist the results negatively, probably because the margin is small.


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Wait. They’re telling us that a Republican governor transporting illegal immigrants to liberal areas of the country that held themselves out as “sanctuaries” is “anti-immigrant” and racist, but the Democratic administration transporting illegal immigrants to conservative areas of the country is just A-OK, right?

    Dimsdale in reply to Idonttweet. | October 4, 2022 at 9:51 am

    They dishonestly try to make it sound like DeSantis is shipping them back to Venezuela etc.

    Sending them to places that pledged their support of “migrants” has to be better than putting them on the streets of FL as places to put them become overwhelmed.

The Democrat Party at the national level is as contemptuous of hispanics as they are of women, blacks and people who attend church. They think they are entitled to speak on behalf those people without consultation in the same way slave-owners thought they should be allowed to count slaves for the purpose of allowing them to select members of the House.

I was raised in Texas, in an area about 1/3 hispanic, 1/3 black, and 1/3 white (germans and poles). Hispanics are our natural allies. They are hard-working people who love their families. They also believe in fairness, freedom, and the rule of law. Contrary to what some people would have us believe, they aren’t real thrilled with coyotes, crime, and a flood of illegal aliens.

And, the only reason they are shifting to vote Republican is because of Donald J. Trump. The reality is, Trump delivered on the promises made (and broken) by both parties over the last thirty years. His policies are sound.

The anti-Trump wing of the Republican Party is looking more and more crooked all the time. I think they are the ones that agree with Bill Kristol ‘s opinion about everybody who doesn’t live in DC and work for the government.

If large numbers of Hispanics shift their votes to Republicans in the next election, it will not be to support the Bill Kristol and Liz Cheney bunch.

Dear Progs of New York,

Shut the f*ck up, nobody gives a f*ck what you think. You are morons.


The Voters of Florida

You forget though that any who vote for DeSantis aren’t real Latinx.

Colonel Travis | October 4, 2022 at 10:49 am

Shipping immigrants out of Florida – Dante 9th hell circle
Shipping immigrants out of Martha’s Vineyard – enriching and beautiful

People immigrate to America for Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness under our Constitutional order in a conservative centrist model that mitigates the progress of the democratic/dictatorial duality.

That said, emigration reform to mitigate the progress of immigration reform and collateral damage at both ends of the bridge and throughout.

E Howard Hunt | October 4, 2022 at 11:21 am

DeSantis has this thing backwards. There are too many illegals for his strategy to be effective. What he should do is fly the residents of Martha’s Vineyard to a gang controlled area of Mexico.

    amatuerwrangler in reply to E Howard Hunt. | October 5, 2022 at 7:56 pm

    In the alterative, if they do not have passports, he could ship them to Los Angeles. It would result in the same experience for those shipped.

DeSantas definitely know how to make friends and influence people …

Here in the free state of Florida most sane voters including Hispanics enjoy the freedoms not available in occupied states like California or New York. DeSantis wins easily here.