"What the president did is he gave them [Latinos/Hispanics] two things. One, he gave them a big gift on immigration with the DREAM Act amnesty program, which was obviously very very popular with Hispanic voters, and then number two was Obamacare. For any lower-income Hispanic family, Obamacare was massive [...] For a home earning let's say thirty thousand a year, free health care, which is worth about ten thousand dollars a year, I mean is massive, it's huge. So this--he did two very popular things for the Hispanic community." With regards to African-American voters, 'Obamacare' was a huge plus -- and was highly motivational to African-American voters. You can imagine for somebody making $25-, or $30-, or $35,000 a year, being told 'You're now going to get free health care' -- particularly if you don't have it, getting free health care worth, what, $10,000 a family, in perpetuity -- I mean this is huge. Likewise with Hispanic voters, free health care was a big plus."TPJ: Why does he single out Hispanic families? Millions of white families voted for Obama, too. Besides, there are plenty of lower-income white families who benefit from "Obamacare." In my opinion, he singles them out because he has to blame his defeat on someone, so why not do what rich, white-men have been doing for centuries, blame it on the "coloreds."
As Alex Wagner opined today on MSNBC, "Romney subtext: who likes hand-outs better than African-Americans and Hispanics? Never mind that according to the Department of Health and Human Services, Hispanics make up 32.5% of the uninsured. African-Americans make up 15.9%, and white people 44.6%.
You'd think these Republicans would stop shooting themselves in the foot with diverse, modern, America. I guess some are still in denial that the American voting population no longer looks or acts like "1950s America." But, as a liberal, it makes me smile to see the Republicans spin-off into political irrelevancy. If they're going to shoot themselves in the foot then I would happily provide them with the metaphorical bullets.
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