Pete Flores -vs- Pete Gallego…

A Texas senate seat flipped from democrat to republican this week for the first time in 139 years.  Republican Pete Flores, a former game warden, defeated former Democratic Congressman Pete Gallego in a senate district covering around 800,000 border residents.  Because the district is 73 percent African-American and Hispanic, the republican victory has gained a little bit of attention [SEE HERE].

Many of the articles citing the republican victory point to the strong campaigning by Pete Flores, and then jump to highlight the possibilities represented by this large district victory.  All of that is true.  However, the one important aspect missing within all political analysis is a failure to recognize that Latino votes are *not* monolithic.

A Puerto Rican Hispanic is to a Mexican Hispanic as a New Yorker is to a Montanan.  While it is true culturally the Puerto Rican base is favorable to democrats, the South American and Cuban vote is not politically analogous.  Nor is the Mexican voting bloc identifiable with either PR, Cuban or South American. Each group is NOT interchangeable; and each group has its own cultures and identities that are not in line with Democrat Socialism – actually, far from it.

Go to a Mexican quinceanera celebration and you will not find a hot-bed of purple-haired activists railing against ‘toxic-masculinity’.  Exactly the opposite is true. The role of a strong male head-of-household, and protector, is ingrained within the culture.  When Donald Trump first began campaigning, we pointed out the Latino cultural connection to his message based on strength, national pride and ‘the patròne effect‘.

[…]  It is absurdly common for this reality to be misunderstood by business interests and the media.  Whether this misunderstanding is accidental, naivete’ or intentionally done for ideological broadcast purposes is essentially a moot point; the truth is divergent from the MSM presentation. (more)

It is a big mistake to view any group based on inappropriate politically motivated identity politics.   The republican victory by Pete Flores is a prime example of how all candidates need to include everyone as part of the MAGA coalition.

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140 Responses to Pete Flores -vs- Pete Gallego…

  1. And a big point missed by most is that the MSM, Google, Facebook, Twitter and Obama
    were as bad as their technical development allows them to be.

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  2. Fred Kiehl says:

    Bet this will not make much play on the MSM.

    Liked by 5 people

    • Ozwitch says:

      What fun it is reading the pre-election comments on this blog for Nov 7th 2016! How prescient many of you were! Knowing the delicious schadenfreude to come for the MSM and Dems makes it much more fun.

      Liked by 10 people

      • starfcker says:

        Volgarian8301 on November 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm
        Think they can hear us yet?

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        Reply
        Keln on November 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm
        They will tomorrow brother. They will tomorrow.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      It hasn’t, nor will it.

      Even the Dem blogs ignored this one.

      These are people who cannot face reality head-on. But then, we already knew that.

      Liked by 10 people

      • Daniel says:

        It’s easy to admit when your tactics are wrong. But it’s far more difficult to admit when your ideology is wrong.

        The way the Democrats gain such a ridiculously crazy and dangerous following is through ideology. Ideology starts with “Id” (not a claim which matches etymology) as their very identity as “good people for a good cause” becomes a part of who they think they are. It all starts from the position “we are good people.” It’s the crap the Democrats attach to “good people” which takes these people off the rails. For example (1) good people care about other people [true] (2) good people care about women [ok, true] (3) good people should let women kill their unborn babies because they should have the right to control what happens in their bodies [WTF?!]

        And we can do this all day. (1) good people are good [ok] (2) NAZIs are evil people [ok] (3) Those people over there are NAZIs! Attack them all! [WTF?!]

        And while it’s unmistakably true that their tactics are ALSO wrong, their tactics are born of an ideology which does not allow them to see the results do not match the intentions.

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        • 2A41A says:

          ? Results don’t match their intentions? I was following you with minor quibbles until this point. Conservatives are on a knife’s edge in this country, after decades of Liberals achieving their results.
          In fact, the “Conservative” ideology has been entirely replaced with a Straussian interpretation of “who we are”. That is what everyone is proclaiming, without the least bit of awareness of the intentions (to get back to your framework) of Strauss, the conscious design of his thought, and most importantly what he discards – the switch. And this is really what America is exporting across the West, in terms of political thought on “the Right”. (It’s also achieving the same lackluster results wherever it lands; ie: it’s actually complementary to the Left in key – and radical – aspects, which once recognized cause a lurch right, towards “identity”. That should be a tell.)
          CTH is what, 3rd? 4th? most influential blog on the Right? Reading comments, it would be comforting if at least people understood the authorship and, more importantly, the implications of the ideology they so energetically affirm. But I’ve never seen that awareness – we’re in a moment (decades) where we haven’t yet recognized the outlines of influence we’re operating under. Analogous to the more skeptical retrospective views of the 60s, this aspect just hasn’t happened yet.
          I do like that you began with reference to “ID” – if we’re to understand the deconstruction of our society, then we should understand the model used. But that model reveals a different direction in resolving that deconstruction than where Strauss (and those so influenced) point. Now that I write this, that’s probably why you arrive at the WTF?!? moment.

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          • ann says:

            2A41A Are you implying a crude emotion based identity movement has dispossessed grounded principles in conservative thought?
            Not being huffy, simply seeking clarity . 🌸

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          • Daniel says:

            Once you have ‘good people’ following a corrupt and dangerous ideology, they will almost NEVER realize it. This is why the family has always been under attack. It is precisely the strength and teaching of good families which properly teach right vs wrong and having siblings and pets which teach children about how to care for others and the consequences of failure to do so. These things are all critical and when not present, the results are largely what we are seeing more of today.

            I would like to make a distinction in that the leaders of “the left” are not themselves actually “leftists.” They just want power. To be a true leftist, you have to be willing to give up all of your personal power “to the state.” The leftist leadership know very well the results of their agenda. They are the “truly evil” as opposed to the “unintentionally evil” which I discuss above.

            Where today’s leftist groups have gone off the rails is precisely because they allowed “followers” to rise to the ranks of leadership of their party. Now the Democrat-Socialist party has gone from annoying hypocrites to dangerous terrorists.

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    • jackphatz says:

      The MSM will just move onto the next forced crisis. It’s the Dem’s who should be understanding this. Look at the typical feminist, there would be no comprehension whatsoever. The Dems core are not the great thinkers.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      Yuge, on FBN Varney and company as he had Flores on for an interview. Flores’ policies are the same ad PDJT’s and he pointed out PDJT’s policies being a great success. Varney asked him directly about the blue wave and Flores said that was not gonna happen.

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    • ParteaGirl says:

      Gov Abbott has a huge war chest and he thankfully he pumped some money into this race. 20,000 households were personally reached through good old fashioned door knocking. I was at a fundraiser this week, and it was all the buzz. So happy!

      Liked by 15 people

      • Sherri Young says:

        Good old-fashioned door knocking is one of the most effective campaign activities ever. The phone calls and flyers have become annoying.

        Liked by 4 people

        • budklatsch says:

          The last Dem door knocker I met had two rings in his nose and pink streaked hair. I asked him again who he was campaigning for.

          Liked by 3 people

          • dbobway says:

            I bet that question wasn’t in his answer book.
            Did he even know?

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          • Sherri Young says:

            The last door knocker I had looked like a law student. The consulting group running the “interns” had him dressed in something very similar to a postman’s uniform and carrying a handheld device.

            Yeah, I opened my front door.

            He was here early on in the campaign and purposely doing more listening than talking. When I dissed his candidate, he gave me the stock reply that others in his position gave persons I know — What don’t you like about (the candidate)?

            Very effective.

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  3. fleporeblog says:

    That is because it has sent shockwaves through the Democrats, MSM, Leftists, RINOs, CoC, Koch Brothers etc. There is no way in hell can they explain this away. Especially given the Demographics of those that live there.

    This race is a prelude to the destruction and slaughter that the Democrats will face on November 6th. What has happened to Judge Kavanaugh is going to bring across not only men but more importantly women that see this for what it is.

    Judge Kavanaugh will be Justice Kavanaugh by close of business on Monday, October 1st. Senator Grassley was waiting on this! He has an actual friend of her’s and the only woman admitting to not knowing or being at any party with Judge Kavanaugh.

    Game, set, match!

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    • mopar2016 says:

      And I’m sure that Chrissy Ford’s new lawyer will be asking senator Grassley for a continuance. I really hope that he doesn’t play along.

      Liked by 5 people

      • fleporeblog says:

        Chuck Grassley is a Killer! Remember him standing on the Senate floor and telling the FBI either Simpson is lying or god forbid the FBI is. You have balls of steel to do that.

        Chuck Grassley has his reasons and knows things we don’t. His legacy may also include the DEATH 💀 of the Democrat Party. We are going BIG GAME hunting. Enjoy it because are kids and grandkids will be talking about it for generations.

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      • cozette says:

        The longer Grassley can keep this in the news cycle while still getting Kavanaugh confirmed the BETTER. This is an issue that is waking up Liberals and people totally uninterested in politics to just how dangerous and crazy Democrats are and how important it is to stop them from gaining control by voting Republican on November 6th. This allows people to vote for Republicans without embracing Trump. The Democrats are STUPID. Grassley, thank God, is not.

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        • Sunshine says:

          Especially Liberal men. Stay away from Liberal women.

          Liked by 4 people

        • Carrie says:

          So I followed your advice and emailed the tip line to the Daily Mail with Kimberly Strassel ‘s tweets. Naturally, I explained in the title what was going on (the staff there isn’t always the brightest-not surprisingly)

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        • ann says:

          The DNC/Left collectivist s thinking boxes them into ethnic determinism,.
          The same phenomenon is true in their expectation that females will flock to Me Too , when in fact their presumptuous attempt to own the voices of those who have experienced sexual assault is a revolting display of political prostitution.

          dragging partisan interests into every aspect of human existence is intrusive. patronising, and ineffectual,
          The voters in this district appear to concur…

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        • Republicanvet91 says:

          This is also an issue that is waking up the squishes like Susan Collins who always enjoyed sitting on the fence and the media adoration of her when she did it.

          It started shortly after Kavanaugh was named. It ended I believe when the raving left overplayed their hand with Collins.

          I don’t recall details of it, perhaps it was Collins office receiving the 3 foot cardboard penis, but it was about that time when I saw comments from her in some media story, and she was PO’d. She did not come right out and say it as much as you could tell she was disgusted by what the left was doing in trying to intimidate her.

          Maybe I am looking for a silver lining, but I don’t believe so.

          This issue of all 4 witnesses named by Ford will make any R voting against Kavanaugh look as though they do not support due process. Hopefully many others are seeing the same thing.

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    • Minnie says:

      🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼

      Liked by 6 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      History folks! Everything your hearing from now until Justice Kavanaugh is confirmed is just chaff and countermeasures.

      Liked by 19 people

    • #WalkAway should have been named #RunAway… Because they are! 😀

      “Dr.” Ford needs to see a psychoanalyst, once she has been de-licensed to practice, of course… Yes, I’m kidding! We know it wouldn’t be of any service to her. She knows exactly what she’s doing!

      Lyin’ liars gonna lie, she should be LOCKED up once the “verdict” is in. Such bovine scat must stop once and for all. She’s cried wolf the proverbial one too many times for all in the also bovine scat me too movement of lyin’ liars.

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    • VERY nicely done, Flep!
      Sleep well, Treepers.

      Liked by 5 people

    • Anonymous says:

      Democrats wet themselves…

      Liked by 8 people

    • USTerminator says:

      Once Kavanaugh swears in as Justice USSC, the liberal will be sorry for this stunt that they put him and his family thru this travesty. Kavanaugh might be fair mind, constitutionist but he is still human being. With a lifetime appointment, there will be many times that the liberals will be regretted.

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    • Daniel says:

      The “blue wave” is composed of the life blood of the Democrat party and it’s spilling out everywhere.

      Liked by 2 people

  4. formerdem says:

    Yes I think a lot of South Americans like him, of the ones I’ve met, though I try to avoid politics. They don’t like him for their own purposes, they just like him, for doing his job honestly. They can see.

    Liked by 10 people

  5. Fred Kiehl says:

    When light is shown on injustice, the injustice flees.

    Liked by 8 people

    • Blind no longer says:

      139 years in Dem control…gone after Donald John Trump becomes President!!! Yes, I’d say people are starting to see through the decades of lies and playing one group against the other. I’d call that MAGA winning!

      Liked by 16 people

      • Sunshine says:

        He worked very hard and he won. Just an amazing victory. I’m going to bed with a smile in my heart.

        Liked by 4 people

      • jmclever says:

        Hope for Detroit!

        Liked by 3 people

        • ann says:

          People living pay check to pay check vote as pragmatists . The Big Agenda, communicated in the vernacular language which so offends our effete professional politicos, offers grounded, performance based, solutions based on private sector Main Street common sense economic and social.policy.

          The votes exist in most ‘safe seats districts which are not packed with
          public sector employees and upper income professionals in vocations which are protected from market fluctuations and migrant competition…

          This populism, nationalism, is construed by post war historians as equivalent to mission’s authoritarian fascist stste, yet there is no expansionist aspiration.
          Contrary, one could more readily apply that to neocons, and globalist policy, which uses nation building and multilateral “free trade” economic extraction to concentrate power and wealth in the Blue Banana EU zone..

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    • Anonymous says:

      Careful, many Democrats are day-walkers…
      ttps://i.imgur.com/2L1EaNP.jpg

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  6. Ozwitch says:

    I’ve always thought the “Latino vote” was a pretty insulting term. It would be like saying the “English-speaking vote” – people don’t vote based upon what language they use. Very derogatory but that is the Dems – love to put everyone in boxes and then squawk about how they love diversity.

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    • sunnydaze says:

      The “Anglo Vote”, The “Northern European Vote”, The “Southern European Vote”, the “Eastern European Vote”.

      Or, more simply, the “European Vote”.

      The “Asian Vote” is another one they “legitimately” use. Interesting that they ONLY do this sh*t with people whose ancestors didn’t immigrate from Europe, right?

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  7. Carrie says:

    This is wonderful,SD that you try to destroy another Democrat myth. The Hispanic vote is extremely varied. Case in point, I was in Miami visiting my elderly father and met up with a group of women casually, including,my sister-in-law (who is Dominican), an older Venezuelan, an older Cuban woman and a very young Cuban woman. I, of course causing a bit of trouble, started talking about Obrador and how he may end up being like Chavez. Turns out every woman there supports Trump except one- the young Cuban! She hated hearing everyone tearing to shreds her socialist pipe dreams!

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    • CNN_sucks says:

      Patriarchy is strong in latino community. Young people are brain wash by their activist professors.

      Liked by 8 people

      • Bert Darrell says:

        I lived in South America and have spent time in a number of South and Central American countries, I disagree with your statement. Patriarchy might be strong in some families but it is not the norm or even frequent in “the latino community”.

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  8. Motzilla says:

    Democrats are convinced they have us over a barrel and MAGA will die!
    IT IS IMPERATIVE!   VOTE!   NOVEMBER 6th!
    And let’s crush these enemies within!

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  9. Minnie says:

    Incrementally, bit by bit, we WILL take back our Country.

    Our beautiful, blessed, Sovereign America 🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼

    Liked by 14 people

  10. pnj01 says:

    I have a friend who was born in NYC of Dominican parents and who moved down to Texas for his job (a good position in a major American Bank). Although he might be characterized as a Texas Latino now and most TLs’ daughters have quinceaneras when they turn 15 because that is the Mexican custom and most TLs are Mexican by heritage, my Dominican friend waited until his daughter turned 16 because Dominicanas have Sweet Sixteen Celebrations, not quinceaneras. I was honored to be invited to his daughter’s Sweet 16 in a Washington Heights catering place.

    MORAL? DOMINICANS DO NOT DO QUINCEANERAS. Political Wisdom? Not all “Hispanics” are alike.

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    • vfm#7634 says:

      Diezyseisañeras?

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    • scrap1ron says:

      From my 34 years as a CO in the NYS Dept. of Corrections I can affirm that those under the blanket term Hispanics/Latinos are not a monolithic bee hive mentality bloc. There are vast cultural and traditional differences between them. And some outright and very personal frictions ranging in scale from dislike/derision to overt hatred.

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  11. Curry Worsham says:

    I Googled this race in the hours after it was called, and could not find ONE MSM outlet even reporting on it – beyond Fox News.
    Journalism is dead.
    Imagine the hours of breathless reporting had this been the other way around.

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  12. GB Bari says:

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick made an excellent point right before he was cut off by the host (I assume due to time slot restraints). He noted that Democrat Candidates in the general elections may sometimes sound reasonably moderate of centrist. But he cautions, they ONLY GOT THERE by being hard Left in the primaries. They appeal to their voters by extolling extreme Leftwing policies and values.
    Remember that about those moderate sounding Democrats, like Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania.

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    • Ditch Mitch says:

      As PDJT warns at every rally. Paraphrasing “The Dim candidate in the race praises me, tells me I am doing a great job even touts my policies, but when it comes to a vote: NEVER, not one time did the dim vote for my policies. Vote Republican.”

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  13. rashomon says:

    You are so wise to address this issue, Sundance. The stories abound in cities such as Miami, New York, Chicago, etc. One of my friends who came to wedding in Puerto RIco with us admitted that she had never imaged a blonde PW. “West Side Story” begat my staging for the established PR. They all danced and they all carried knives.”

    One of my best friends of Mexican heritage has family who have lived in my area of the midwest far longer than my family — back to the 1840s. So much for these hyphenated IDs. My own family deconstructs with every access to documentation. Why not celebrate mutual victories that a land such as this has afforded us?

    I know San Antonio well as much my extended family has roots there and the fourth/fifth/sixth generation is coming back in industries unknown to those ranchers and farmers. Pete Flores speaks to their future carving out new entrepreneurs well equipped for absorbing that multi-cultural, but highly-individual heritage.

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    • rashomon says:

      SD, you are in Florida, the Ca-pi-tol of all things South of the Border according to “The Nine Nations of North America” and my former neighbor, now a VP of IBM South America.

      Seriously, has anyone checked the heritages of these South American countries since 1907?

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  14. ck says:

    I like Mexico and Mexicans, I know Trump does too. I knew he could make a deal that would be good for both countries.

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  15. sunnydaze says:

    ….” A Puerto Rican Hispanic is to a Mexican Hispanic as a New Yorker is to a Montanan. “…..

    Thankyou!

    Growing up in an area with immigrants from all these different Caribbean, Central and South Am. countries and Mexico, it seemed pretty wierd- to ALL of us- when all of a sudden they started being grouped into one Monolithic Mega Culture.

    Was it Nixon Admin. who did that? Early 70’s?

    Whoever did it, these .gov shortcuts to Identity Politics have got to go. It’s all just toxic.

    Yeah, most of ’em spoke some version of Spanish, but that was the ONLY thing they had in common.

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    • Dutchman says:

      And the same thing is true, of every other demographic. Not all ‘blacks’ think alike, not old people, nor women.

      See, libertards are rather simple minded, so they see the world,..simple.

      You could clearly see it, on the Anderson Cooper show, the shock on the women interviewer, when the 5 Republican women said even if true, NOT grounds to disqualify; SHE WAS SHOCKED!
      She, and hervproducers were so confident, that a woman, ANY woman, even a REPUBLICAN woman, would see the Ford/Kavanaugh thing the way they did.

      They just don’t get it; people aren’t demographics, nor are they programable.

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    • tw72 says:

      To the best of my recollection, The Mexican, PR, Cuban or South American cultures and identities were assimilated into the Latino melting pot by the liberals of Hollywood when Jenifer Lopez was announced as the actress to play Selena Quintanilla about 1995 or somewhere therein since the movie came out in 1997. There was a huge revolt and protest in Mexico and Texas, not so much in California, by people saying that Selena a Mexican American of Mexican descend, a TexMex from Corpus, and belonged to Texas and Mexico. She should be played by a famous Mexican actress at the time. The response by the left was that Jenifer was a Latina just like Selena and even though their ancestors were from different countries they were Latino. Their cultures and backgrounds were the same. I had a lot of discussions at the time about this with my friends at the time and there was a lot of resentment with us TexMex’s being grouped with PR, Cuba, South America, and even California.
      The ethnic groups Mexican American, Cuban American, Porto Ricans, Spanish American, South Americans, was used up until it was blended into Hispanic. Apparently there was too much culture divide when the Selena debate started so then the grouping of Latino the new term by the liberals. I do not recall Latino being used very much up until that time. Now is is used strategically by the liberals which group together as News Media, Californians, New Yorkers, Democrats and Rhino Republicans.

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  16. Wayne Robinson says:

    Here that blue wave in action

    Liked by 2 people

  17. Massive Message, Sundance: EVERYONE.

    Liked by 4 people

  18. TMonroe says:

    This brings to mind a thought I shared here recently along these lines:

    “I was heartened that at a raucous Brazil-El Salvador soccer match I attended last night, the moment of silence asked for in remembrance of the victims of September 11th was observed throughout the stadium, even though it came after the anthems for the countries and the intros, which hyped up the crowd. (Oh, and no one sat or kneeled during either anthem…)”

    Many of the next generations here have family units, and the kids speak English as their primary language. You don’t reach them by pandering but by pointing out common sense ideas, which include sustainable economic models — which the youth already here will benefit from unless unfettered immigration and socialist subsidies win the day.

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    • Reaching people through honesty… what a concept. One that politicians don’t use because, well… politician.

      Only serving themselves.

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      • Mariposa323 says:

        What is amazing is how the Dems are clearly going full red commie socialist for all the world to see , that will definately NEGATIVELY impact a huge number of Hispanics who would normally vote Dem . Why ? Because just about every country in Central / South America is reeling from these socialist bozos ! There are enough out there who have sense ( I pray to God ) !

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  19. I been thinking about Trump’s revolution, it is a real revolution: its us, the people, against elites…Look at the people on TV against Trump: they are all elites. And we are in their mind “great unwashed toothless hicks..

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  20. Herbert Kroll says:

    Identity politics aim directly at conservative minorities, to cut those people’s ties with conservatism. Now think of the effect a provocateur like Milo Yiannopolous has had: he pulled conservatives towards progressivism (just by being gay) and, simultaneously scared away conservative minorities (portraying immigrants as bigots). Identity politics the BB way.

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  21. Me says:

    Grouping people, then oppressing those groups is the plan.

    Liked by 5 people

  22. alliwantissometruth says:

    “Smart” doesn’t discriminate. Being a smart voter has many meanings

    Intelligence & intellect can be measured by simply exhibiting common sense, or the lack of it

    People the world over have children & families, & safety, security & law & order mean something to them

    When the democrats scream about abolishing ICE, when they support illegal aliens & other criminal types, when their supporters rampage on our streets, people of all ethnicity’s & backgrounds take notice

    They also see what the democrats have done to black Americans

    Sure, there’s plenty of naive & stupid people out there, but you’ve got to believe many others are waking up to the realities of the democrat party

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the biggest base for the democrats at this time is college “educated”, brainwashed white nitwits

    The ones who feel the brunt of the destructive democrat policies the most are those they purport to champion. They must see what’s going on

    I could be wrong of course, but I’d bet many in the minority communities are rethinking their past support of democrats

    You don’t need a high IQ to recognize insanity, & you don’t need to be educated to know being overrun by illegal aliens, being soft on crime & eliminating law enforcement is a bad thing

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  23. visage13 says:

    That is why I am confident, Andrew Gillum in FL, will not win. The South FL Cuban population is not going to vote for a someone with a socialist agenda.

    Liked by 4 people

    • Carrie says:

      Agreed! Especially old school Cubans and the Venezuelans (many who have fled only recently). Venezuela is still smarting from the Chavez/Maduro nightmare. In about one decade, it went from having some of the best universities in South America, to starving inhabitants killing pets for food. Terrible.

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      • Agreed,Carrie; but longer than one generation. It is hard to believe without seeing really old news films or personally having visited Cuba and Venezuela.. In the 1950’s they were the two richest and affluent Latin American countries. Cadillacs and Lincolns on the highways, hordes of tourists in fancy resorts and hotels. Thriving economies similar to Detroit. Leftist, ‘progressive’, and socialistic communists gradually created the destruction of these places into prison plantations splintering their populations into racial, cultural and economic zombies staggering to survive.

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    • Dutchman says:

      Many blacks took offence at comparisons between civil rights movement, and LBGTQ, particularly ministers, who were involved in civil rights in the 60’s, and especially as it morphed into the whole men in women’s bathrooms crap.

      Along with illegal aliens, it’s like they took blacks for granted, and so shoved them aside, for their NEW ‘oppressed minorities.

      So, represented the ‘little man’, the ‘working man’, although mainly UNION workers, cause they paid $into democrat party, and supplied grassroots effort.
      Shoved them aside, for blacks.
      Shoved them aside, for illegals, LBGTQ, and abortionistas.

      Now, losing hispanics, even gays, (look at founder of walkaway) about the only thing they have left, are the abortionistas. So if coarse, they are making their last stand before the midterms there.

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      • Dutchman ,
        I agree with your post.

        However, you left out the Muslims in your equation.

        Devout catholic Latinos and Hispanics don’t support Islam…this will cause a major riff as the Muslim population and their Islamocentric demands grow.

        The leftists are turning on their Jewish base…the Palestinian flag is honored at all their protests. Jewish college students in California are being harassed by the Muslim students…the Muslims now outrank them in the ever changing PC hierarchy.

        The Muslims will not be so “tolerant” of the Gays as their numbers grow.
        Gays will need to grow wings to survive or avoid tall buildings.

        I am generalizing from my experience and their are many exceptions.

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  24. emet says:

    I live in North Fairoaks CA, which is also known as Little Michoacan, because most of the people here (75% Latino) are from that part of Mexico. The population density is high, and I can hear three of my neighbors TVs. I have never heard them listening to news. In the evening people gather in their fromt yards, maybe put up tents, but I have never heard a discussion of US politics, its work, or soccer, or maybe something going on in Mexico. Never President Trump or Dem vs Rep. The serious topic is work, finding work, getting more work, etc. I hear a hundred conversations as I take my evening walk. Most throw the local free Spanish papers in the trash. These papers have let up on the Trump bashing. On Friday and Saturday the music is turned up to 10, and it is serious party time for adults and kids. By Sunday things are quiet, men work on their vehicles. Monday morning starting very early the sound of hundreds of trucks starting up. If somebody is talking about President Trump, or midterm elections, or the swamp etc. I have never heard it. Reporting from Fairoaks.

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    • ck says:

      Sounds like my hometown, Riverside, Ca. Used to visit my friends in “Casa Blanca”, It always smelled so good. The men always had interesting projects going on. Lowriders, wrought iron business’ and everyone talking. It was great.

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  25. Jeff hansen says:

    I live in Portland and a Kate Brown canvasser came by. He asked if they could count on my support and I proceeded to tell him how disgraceful her policies are. Then I recounted my befuddlement when she had the gall to sign a sanctuary state law 30 days after an elderly woman was burgaled and raped only 30 blocks away. It turned out he had been subject of a retainer request from an arrest only 2 weeks before the rape.

    Needless to say, he looked like I hit him with a 2×4. I told him to cheer up, my 2×4 is nam d “Sweet Kate.” Sort of an homage.

    These people are stupid.

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  26. jmclever says:

    Turns out, people are individuals who form their own opinions regardless of their skin color, and thinking people from all backgrounds are smart enough to discard identity politics.

    Who knew? 🗽

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  27. jmclever says:

    Turns out, people are individuals who form their own opinions regardless of their skin color, and thinking people from all backgrounds are smart enough to discard identity politics.

    Who knew? 🗽

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  28. 6x47 says:

    I grew up in El Paso and lived in Texas most of my life. Texas, unlike California, has a large cohort of native-born “Latinos” who are descendants of the original Mexican settlers: The Tejanos. Their ancestors broke away from Mexico in the Texas Revolution, and became Americans when Texas joined the Union in 1845.

    Tejanos are as American as any other Texan, and share many of the same conservative social and political leanings.

    Even more importantly, the Tejano culture assimilates more recent immigrants. As a result Texas Hispanics are a whole different breed of cat than the invaders who have overrun California.

    And I bet they aren’t too impressed with the pasty Irishman sporting the Mexican nickname.

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  29. Darklich123 says:

    Don’t get crazy with this one. Only like 45,000 people voted out of 800,000

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    • Landslide says:

      I can’t seem to locate the entire senatorial district’s numbers right now, but the portion of Bexar County (home to San Antonio) that is in Pete’s district had 309,000 registered voters and 22,000 actually voted. Pete only won by 1700 votes in Bexar County. I think this close margin is what we will see with the Cruz election, too. Pete’s win was 53% to 47%. We’ll take it!! Keep Texas Red!!!

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      • 6x47 says:

        I just realized how funny the Texas Senate race is:

        You have a Hispanic of Cuban descent with a Spanish surname “Cruz” and white-boy first name, “Ted”; vs. an Irish-American “O’Rourke” with a Mexican nickname “Beto”.

        BTW – “Beto” is pronounced BEH-toe. Not BEE-toe.

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        • 6x47 says:

          “Beto” reminds me of something, apropos of nothing: I too have a Mexican nickname: “Ese” pronounced “Eeace” (rhymes with “peace”).

          Given to me by a Mexican-American buddy who asked me how to spell “ese” (pronounced “essay”) but he didn’t believe me that it’s E-S-E.

          Often he included the modifier, “pinche” a Mexican expletive, a negative descriptor meaning sorry, no good, or a “stingy mother—-r.” Ex: “I couldn’t get to work this morning because my pinche car wouldn’t start.

          So I was “Pinche Ese”.

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  30. fred5678 says:

    40% of Hispanics want law enforcement, 54% want amnesty:

    Why can’t the GOPe chase the 40% with law enforcement policy and KEEP their base,
    versus chasing the 54% and LOSING their base — stupid, stupid.

    http://www.jmisys.com/immigrationmarches/zogby5.html

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    • Dennis Leonard says:

      Fred and Dark,always on the same page,ok on to the next thread.

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    • squattybody says:

      Because people are more complex than polls and statistics can show. The person who wants law enforcement in the community also wants to protect “mi abuela” at the same time. It’s just people…

      Making Texas more red – MAGA on!

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  31. Sneaky Pete says:

    I completely disagree with SD here. Coming from one of America’s immigrant/ethnic communities, my experience is that ethnic background almost always trumps everything else. If I’m not mistaken, this was a race between two Hispanics. No wonder the electorate was split. Repubs know this too. That’s why they’re so excited when they get an ethnic or gay, etc candidate to run. They rely on whites giving everyone a fair shot and choosing based upon political ideology while minorities (like me) will usually go for the identity politics.

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  32. GSR says:

    The problem is not “Hispanic”; the problem is the number of so called “Hispanics”. The USA has already been invaded and changed by the importation of Latin Americans. And in the aggregate, Latin Americans vote in large majorities for Left/Democrats.

    The USA is already kaput. Nothing left but the tortilla rolling.

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  33. Nan says:

    I find that most white liberals have zero understanding of what “Hispanic” even means. Whatever definition you want to throw on it, in common usage, “Hispanic” basically just means “anybody whose ancestors came from south of the American border.” This is just a gross oversimplification of a very complicated region.

    Mexicans are indeed very different from Argentinians, but the difference doesn’t end there. There are many, various *actual* ethnic groups within any given South or Central American country. Some Mexicans have a strong Spanish or Irish family background, while others may be 100% Mayan. There are black Colombians and Chinese Chileans. Waves of immigration have ensured that distinct histories are layered on top of each other. Add to that the vast array of environments and biomes you have in South America, and you’re looking at very serious cultural differences.

    It’s the height of ignorance to assign a single ethnicity to this entire continent of people. It’s further idiotic to assume that everyone is “brown” (especially given the old Spanish legacy of almost brutally separating class by race). It’s insulting to assume that this is a voting bloc that is a) entirely susceptible to identity politics and b) uniformly concerned with the same issues. For example, every Argentinian I know loathes Mexicans with a passion, while most Mexican-Americans I work with hate illegals.

    However, I also know many white liberals who literally think everyone is brown, everyone is poor, and everyone loves Marxism. It’s the kind of idea you can only have about other people if you’ve never met them. Heck, my SO is from the Midwest, and it blew his mind he first time he met some of our family’s white South American friends. He had grown up his entire life under the same “everyone is the same” impression.

    Such is the effect of terms like “Hispanic.” It’s manipulative language designed to prevent you from thinking clearly on the issue.

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  34. 4EDouglas says:

    When all the hand-wringing is done, we de disvoer the the Hispaic vote is not a dem block. I personally know some very fine, loyal American, Hispanic people. some who families are land grant Spanish origins. Inother words the were here when the pilgrims arrived by a 100 years.. The black population is getting ‘woke’ too..
    The dem house is burning to the ground.-They know it, too..

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  35. B. Taggart says:

    What does this portend for the Beto-Cruz matchup? Anything? Nothing?

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  36. IMO says:

    Another silent battle won. Thank you to the great people of SA SD 19. God Bless🇺🇸

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  37. New Nonna to Be, Again!!! 🤗 says:

    Thank You, God! Thank You, Jesus!

    🙏🏼🇺🇸🙏🏼

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