The Right: You Latino People Are Too Emotional

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Immigration, Mittens, Obama Administration, Republican Party

At the American Enterprise Institute blog and Daily Caller, they are struggling to explain why Latinos support Bush Obama over Romney, and the conclusion is that it’s all about emotions. “Hispanics have an emotional connection to Obama, and an emotional disconnect with the GOP,” said the AEI blogger.

According to these “analysts,” Latinos should be deserting Obama and turning to Romney because the economy remains sluggish and because he failed to pass comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act. It’s like Latinos are not supposed to notice that the last two objectives were blocked by Republicans. They’re not supposed to notice that Romney has said he would veto the DREAM Act and expects millions of immigrants to “self-deport.”

No; if Latinos prefer Obama over Romney, they’re just being “emotional.”

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  1. c u n d gulag  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:05 pm

    Too emotional.

    So, I guess Latino’s are just like women and their cringe-worthy lady-parts, eh, Republicans?

  2. maha  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:09 pm

    So, I guess Latino’s are just like women and their cringe-worthy lady-parts, eh, Republicans?

    Exactly. Anything Some People want to ignore or dismiss can be written off as “emotional.”

  3. Rick Massimo  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:25 pm

    All of which is TOTALLY not racist!

  4. c u n d gulag  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:26 pm

    Don’t agree with me!
    When people do that, I get all verklempt…

    I guess we Liberal males, like the ladies and Latino’s, are too emotional.

  5. joanr16  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:50 pm

    “Obama,” not “Bush,” in your first sentence, right?

    Sounds to me like everything the Right thinks it knows about Latinos, it learned from I Love Lucy.

  6. A Canadian Reader  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:51 pm

    Um, don’t you mean support OBAMA over Romney? You wrote Bush.

  7. uncledad  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:52 pm

    “No; if Latinos prefer Obama over Romney, they’re just being “emotional.””

    Another explanation could be that they don’t watch enough FAUX or listen to ElRushbo? I mean to support the GOP these days you have to live in the wing-nut media bubble. I think that the Latino community as whole should be closer to the GOP given the influence of the Catholic Church and “traditional Family Values” the problem is republicants must insult them to keep the angy white vote, quite a quandary!

  8. Stephen Stralka  •  Sep 24, 2012 @12:53 pm

    To be fair, being outraged by Romney’s arrogance, racism, and stupidity is an emotional reaction, but it’s not just an emotional reaction, and it isn’t limited to Latinos. Besides, how can you not have an “emotional disconnect” with people who’ve made it clear that they hate you?

    At any rate, I do hope the Republicans keep trying to win over minority voters by scolding them. It’s sort of like their theory that blacks only support Democrats because they’re too stupid to see the wisdom and benevolence of Republican policies.

  9. c u n d gulag  •  Sep 24, 2012 @1:40 pm

    Poor Paul Ryan.
    From dining with Plutocrats over bottles of expensive wine, to whining about the people that are trying to tell him that the Romney/Ryan campaign is a disaster in progress.

    He’s got to be wondering if he didn’t just book the suite next to the Captain’s on the Titanic?

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/24/paul-ryan-conservative-criticism-mitt-romney_n_1909355.html

    I’d love for him to also lose his House seat.
    Then we can see how slim and trim he can stay when he hits the Wingnut Welfare rubber-chicken cirquit.

  10. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2012 @1:48 pm

    Self deport!

  11. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2012 @1:49 pm
  12. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2012 @3:10 pm

    For me, Romney even suggesting the concept of self deportaion is on par with advocating for a crime against humanity. How sick can the human mind get? Deprive people of their ability to survive to satisfy a political end?

    Bonnie spoke about the Trail of Tears in a comment the other night.. What Romney is proposing is kin in part to that history and concept. You want to move people out..just cut off their means of survival and drive them off through desperation.

  13. Bill B.  •  Sep 24, 2012 @3:35 pm

    Romney’s family has already had a little experience with self-deportation. Of course, the fact that they did it to maintain multiple marriage as an option is never mentioned.
    That sort of explains why he sees self-deportation as a workable option, though. It is just a matter of waiting for the olds to die off. How very Republican!

  14. joanr16  •  Sep 24, 2012 @3:55 pm

    Romney’s family has already had a little experience with self-deportation. Of course, the fact that they did it to maintain multiple marriage as an option is never mentioned.

    I hadn’t thought of that! Guess I don’t know how long his peeps have been in the LDS Church. Its origin definitely involves “self-deportation,” though.

  15. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2012 @4:04 pm

    joanr16 …Romney’s family has been mormons since Nauvoo. Basically founders.

  16. biggerbox  •  Sep 24, 2012 @9:59 pm

    Heck, I’m an Anglo with ancestors on the Mayflower, and even *I* get pretty emotional when I think about the Republican’s approach to immigration! From Arizona’s ‘papers, please’ law through the Congressional mischief to the Romney campaign statements, it’s all pretty disgusting.

  17. Kyle  •  Sep 24, 2012 @10:32 pm

    Shorter Daily Caller:
    You know how caliente those people get, throwing their sombreros in the air.

  18. Swami  •  Sep 24, 2012 @11:43 pm

    Well, the Irish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, American Indians, and Blacks have all had a turn in the hospitality barrel, so why not give the Latinos a good taste of American hospitality.

  19. c u n d gulag  •  Sep 25, 2012 @7:42 am

    OT – Our Mr. Brooks musing on what happened to Conservatism:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/opinion/brooks-the-conservative-mind.html?_r=0

    And he does it while tap-dancing around the herd of elephants in the room – open racism, and the institutional changes made by Evangelical Christians, who brought misogyny, homophobia, and fear and hatred of “The Others.”

    Instead, it’s like David Brooks doing a cover version of Barbara Streisand’s “The Way We Were.”
    Mem’ries,
    Light the corners of my mind
    Misty water-colored memories
    Of the way we were
    Scattered pictures,
    Of the smiles we left behind
    Smiles we gave to one another
    For the way we were…

  20. Swami  •  Sep 25, 2012 @1:57 pm

    gulag …Brooks must have just smoked a bowl of wheat germ before he wrote that. Life is alway wonderful in conservative Pleasant Valley.



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