Thursday, December 27, 2012
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A few weeks ago, conservative firebrand Ann Coulter in a blog post entitled "AMERICA NEARS EL TIPPING POINTO" explained why she rejects the idea that Republicans need to reach out the Latino voters. She crticizes U.S. immigration policy for allowing a Latino "underclass" to grow as a percentage of the U.S. population. Here is a passage that offers a flavor of Coulter's analysis:
"In 1980, Hispanics were only 2 percent of the population, and they tended to be educated, skilled workers who got married, raised their children in two-parent families and sent their kids to college before they, too, got married and had kids. (In that order.)
That profile has nothing to do with recent Hispanic immigrants, who -- because of phony "family reunification" rules -- are the poorest of the world's poor.
More than half of all babies born to Hispanic women today are illegitimate. . . . [T]he birthrate of Hispanic women is twice that of the rest of the population, and their unwed birthrate is one and a half times that of blacks.
That's a lot of government dependents coming down the pike. No amount of "reaching out" to the Hispanic community, effective "messaging" or Reagan's "optimism" is going to turn Mexico's underclass into Republicans."
For a response to Coulter's diatribe against Latinos, click here.