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Only One Guarantee on Latino Voters

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There’s no guarantee that passage of bi-partisan immigration reform would bring big GOP gains with Latino voters, but it is guaranteed that if Republicans block reform they’ll gain nothing—and probably lose even more ground—with America’s fastest-growing voter bloc. This means political suicide: Mitt Romney swept white voters by a 20 point landslide but lost the election because non-whites voted three-to-one against him.

Immigration policy matters deeply to Hispanics and Asians, who together represent 20 percent of the electorate. No, illegal immigrants can’t vote, but they all have children, siblings, friends and neighbors who can—and do. The right reason to back reform is that it’s good for the country, but conservatives should also realize that if the GOP drags us back to a broken, indefensible status quo, it will make future victories even more improbable.

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  1. John D. Fiat  •  May 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Nonsense! So the idiot that wrote this article thinks that it’s OK to spend 6.5 TRILLION dollars to have more Americans lose their jobs, have the wages depressed, and put up with the massive amounts of crime that these parasites will rage upon us? Remember, illegal immigrants kill 25 Americans each day, yet the establishment blames guns for the rare lunatic that opens fire on innocent people. Furthermore, Reagan gave a full-blown amnesty to these people, yet he barely won more of the Hispanic vote than did Romney. It’s just not worth it!

    And again, prominent Jews are always pushing for this immigration “transformation” of the U.S. when in Israel they just kick out their illegal immigrants (like we should). Do as I say, not as I do!
    Why do we allow Aztecs to hold our country hostage? It’s F-N ridiculous. Cut off the handouts and immigration attrition will commence. Problem solved!

  2. NEVER QUIT  •  May 10, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    I agree that legal American conservatives stand to gain little or nothing by letting these line jumpers to push people out of line that are foing the right thing. We are not talking about 11 or 12 million illegals, we are talking about at least twice that many and we can not afford it. Obama wants to bankrupt us and this is just another way he wants do it. Wake up America before it is too late.

  3. Brad  •  May 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    This is why I stopped listening to you on the radio years ago.

    You complain about moral relativism incessantly when the left engages in it and turn a complete blind eye to it when the Republicans, who are anything but conservatives, do it.

    I don’t give a flying you know what if this costs us votes.

    It’s WRONG to reward law breakers and PUNISH those who immigrated to this country through legally established means.

    It’s WRONG to saddle the US tax payer with the trillions of dollars in additional debt for a policy that thumbs it’s nose at those same tax payers, the constitution and morality.

    You are so off base on this it’s patently disgusting that you call your self a conservative.

  4. David Dwyer  •  May 10, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    Part of me is a hard liner on immigration. After all, they broke the law getting here, and they cost the taxpayers. It’s easy to say, then they should go. But I work with these people from time to time, and I’ve never met one who wasn’t a hard working, good, family oriented man. I think whatever hit our entitlement programs might take is outweighed by their contribution.
    It wasn’t long ago that everything being said about our current influx of immigrants were also hurled at my Irish ancestors. Thank God it wasn’t as hard to get into this great country back then.

    • John D. Fiat  •  May 15, 2013 at 1:49 am

      I’ve worked with several illegal aliens, and some of them are lazy or incompetent (and they seem to like their siestas). But unlike Aztecs, European immigrants had skills, knowledge, and a desire to assimilate into the culture of the US. Aztecs didn’t help us get to the moon, you know. however, European and other Caucasian immigrants did (Dr. William H. Pickering was born in New Zealand). It costs 40 grand a year to educate each one of an illegal alien’s 10 children. Do you really think that they’ll contribute enough in taxes for us to even break even on that? Plus, like I said before, they kill 25 Americans everyday (12 by murder, 13 by drunk driving), so even if they’re hard workers, they’re also hard drinkers. And what would you say to someone who had a family member killed by someone who shouldn’t even be in our country (even if if was an accident)? And look at the bad culture that they bring in to the US. In Mexico City they actually have separate buses for women and girls because when they ride on the regular bus they get groped, molested, and even raped (This was in Mexican newspapers 10 years ago. And the buses were hailed as big victory for women). Recently in Northern California, a Mexican man sold his daughter for steak and beer (I’m not kidding, look it up!). Do you really want to pay more money in taxes and suppress American wages for this? Pay more to earn less, with way more crime! WTF?

      • R. Adamson  •  May 22, 2013 at 4:06 pm

        It will end badly, unless we can figure out how to compel them to go home.

  5. Stephen Czaja  •  May 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    ” it is guaranteed that if Republicans block reform they’ll gain nothing—and probably lose even more ground—with America’s fastest-growing voter bloc. This means political suicide:”

    If this incredibly stupid law passes-there will be more Republican Party to concern yourself with, Michael. In every article I have read , the “illegally-leagalized immigrants” will obtain drivers licenses and therefore have their voting cards approved; citizen or not!
    It is National suicide to pass this bill -yet we get intelligent people, like you, endorsing it? God help all!
    We already have laws now that are not enforced! You actually think Holder and Napolitano will enforce ANY such immigration law after willfully ignoring the last law??

  6. Philip Fleck  •  May 10, 2013 at 11:43 pm

    Michael-

    I think you are spot on. The problem for most conservatives is that we support law and order. That fact that these people broke the law is a tough pill to swallow. It is for me too, but I more of a pragmatist. 99% of the people that come here illegally want to have a better life for them and their family. I have worked in Mexico and other parts of world and I totally get it. We are the greatest country that has ever existed in the history of the world. The immigrants that come to the US are much more likely to start their own business. They are risk takers by their nature. We have to secure our borders and reform immigration and get this reform in place now or we will only hurt ourselves. Many years ago, the Republicans should have been more outspoken about being the party of immigrants and reformed our legal immigration policy. Now we look like we are being forced to the table and the reality is…we are. Let’s get this done and over, but let’s assure of border security first!

    • John D. Fiat  •  May 15, 2013 at 2:01 am

      Do you really think that this administration is going to do anything about border security? They don’t care, there is an agenda, and that’s all they care about. They hate Caucasians, they hate patriots, and they hate the Constitution. The agenda is to ruin us by Divide and Conquer (and it’s working). Besides, most of these parasites don’t actually want to become citizens anyway (for that would require some responsibilities like paying taxes), they just want to be able to stay here. Sure, some of them will work hard, but their 10 kids cost more to educate than any taxes that they’ll ever pay (and that’s a big if). Enhanced border security will happen when illegal aliens pay fines and/or taxes. It won’t!

      • R. Adamson  •  May 22, 2013 at 4:03 pm

        Spot on, John.

  7. Ike M.Gonzalez  •  May 13, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    If you believe Obama and his senate ‘gang of eight’ are going to be pushing for the creation of 12 million new citizens (read new Democrats) to benefit the economy and the nation, I have a cute bridge in Brooklyn to sell to you very cheap. Logic and experience tells me that over 95% of new badge of Hispanic citizens are going to register Democrats and will be voting democrats all the time. I campaigned for Goldwater many years ago and walked an East LA precinct where I met and talked to many nice hard working christian Hispanics using our common language. They consistently answer my question of “Why are you a Democrat?” with the infantile answers: “Because we live in a Democracy and the Democrat Party is the logical party for a democracy”. Others justified their allegiance with: “because my parents and my grandparents were all Democrats, what else should I be?”.
    And those were the days where people control through modern cyber technology did not exist. I am sure the new badge is going to be voting Democrats even before they get their papers as citizens. Why in hell do we conservatives want to help our enemies to bring about the destruction of the Republican Party and the end to the Conservative movement?
    Of course that horror dream could only become reality with the help of “useful fools” like you and ambitious politicians without principles or honor like the gang surrounding Obama.
    If we oppose the new law we are not going to gain any new Republicans and if we don’t oppose it it will be the same, might as well oppose it and maintain our principles.

    • John D. Fiat  •  May 15, 2013 at 2:17 am

      Well put, Mr. Gonzalez. And like I said before, the proof of this has already happened. After granting a full amnesty, Ronald Reagan only received 1.5% more of the Hispanic vote than did Mitt Romney did in 2012. It’s clearly not worth it. Like you said, we might as well maintain our principles.

      And everyone here, including Michael Medved, should read an article entitled, “7 Political Questions For Republicans Who Support Amnesty” by John Hawkins @ Right Wing News

  8. R. Adamson  •  May 22, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I love Michael, thanks for the many many hours of reasoned insight and education. One disagreement, however: I think it’s OK that you support Senator Rubio’s position on “immigration reform”, for some purely practical reasons, but not for the reason that “they” want to be “US citizens”…..they don’t, really….they want to be citizens of Mexico, or Guatemala, or whatever, but living the US lifestyle. They are not like our grandparents (whom Michael referenced), who typically DID NOT teach their kids their home country’s language….they ASSIMILATED….and why won’t this new crop of “immigrants” assimilate? Irredentism, proximate racial/nationalism, and generations of European resentment (the same which exists around the world), and the fact that they don’t have to work for this society….it’s already here, already great! They have no psychological/emotional capital invested in our nation. That’s why they still insist on flying their home flags from their rearview mirrors (one small example of many increasingly outward displays), so they can be emotionally close the their beloved homelands at all times. This century’s immigrants won’t be the same as the “pioneers” (not immigrants) who built this nation in the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

  9. Becky  •  Jul 18, 2014 at 9:32 am

    There is no guarantee at all that Latinos will vote for the GOP. There’s no bigger poster board for amnesty than John McCain. Did they vote for him in large numbers? NOPE! Not gonna happen. Say good by to seeing a Republican president again in our lifetime if these people can vote. I listen to your show off and on and I see that this is an issue you mostly ignore. Good. Keep it that way. When you start talking about how secure the boarder is and that these people will have to pay a price to get citizenship etc etc…………….I turn you off. As far as I know you are the only talk radio host who is for amnesty.

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