Not a 'divorcio,' but 'una separacion' is happening
We are watching a very troubled marriage between Hispanics and Democrats.
It's not a divorce, but a separation is happening, as Ruben Navarrette wrote over the weekend:
The fog is lifting. Democrats haven’t been there when Latinos needed them. On Election Day, Latino voters are going to return the favor.
The problem is that campaign promises have finally caught up with Democrats.
They promised to focus on immigration reform in the 2008 election. Hispanics voted in huge number for Mr. Obama and Democrats. It was enough to give the Democrats 60 votes in the U.S. Senate, or the magic number to pass everything.
Nothing happened in 2009 and 2010. President Obama didn't even try!
After the 2010 "thumping," the Democrats could not pass a DREAM Act because half a dozen Democrats did not go along.
So Hispanics are angry at promises not kept!
Beyond promises and campaign slogans, there is the lack of results with the economy, public schools, and unemployment.
So lousy results and broken promises, and there is a separation happening. Again, Hispanics are not voting GOP yet, but they are clearly not enthusiastic to vote Democrat.
Maybe Arturo Cordona is right. Maybe the best way for Hispanics to get the attention of Democrats is to take their vote elsewhere!
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