Looking for Love in all the wrong places

Posted on August 23, 2012


The Obama Campaign has lost the Independents and Moderates. They’ve lost Whites, Men, Women and Catholics.  They, as I reported recently, have lost the ‘Yoot’ vote.  Yet, if one were to take the various electoral maps showing Obama significantly in the lead nationally, by over 50 electoral votes – one would not expect to see the kind of desperation tactics now being employed by his campaign.

The media has maintained a steady drumbeat of reporting on the alleged potent dynamic of the Latino vote. We’ve constantly been reminded by the Associated Press and other organs of the Legacy media, that the growing Hispanic population is a demographic that Democrats and Republicans must assiduously pursue with breathless intensity, if they have any hope of capturing the Presidency and gaining advantages in the fight for control of Congress.

The facts haven’t supported that narrative.  Quite the contrary. Studies of U.S. Census statistics have revealed that instead of trending upward, the ‘Hispanic’ vote is not just stagnating, but on a downswing.  I won’t belabor the particulars or the factors that contribute to that emerging reality, but culture plays a strong role in this.  Part of this ‘culture’ is an extremely low participation rate in elections in their native countries.

So when you see Democrats scraping the bottom of the barrel, trying to cull together the unlikeliest of unlikely voters in a state like North Carolina, you begin to suspect that they are not as certain of their prospects as the media attempts to project.

The Washington Post reports:

But finding Hispanics who are eligible to vote won’t be easy. Getting them to register and then, months later, cast a ballot for Obama will be harder. Only a fraction of North Carolina’s booming Hispanic population is eligible to vote. An even smaller number actually does.

“Are you a citizen?” Mattie Adams, an Obama volunteer with clipboard in hand, asked a young man getting into his car at Greenview Meadows. He looked at her quizzically and drove off.

Adams approached another man, Jose Martinez, a U.S. citizen who was born in Mexico. “I kind of do want to vote,” Martinez said. That was all Adams needed to hear: She helped him fill out a voter-registration form.

Some of the outreach is simpler, like what Edwin Gil, a Charlotte-based painter from Colombia does week after week: visit fellow Latinos for coffee in their homes to talk about getting involved. Sometimes it’s just Gil and his host; sometimes it’s a roomful of 20 people.

“The Latino culture, it’s very hard to make them vote because maybe the corruption, maybe they don’t have the education, maybe you never told them before they have something where they can make a difference,” Gil said, alluding to perceptions Latinos bring to the United States from their native countries.

“It’s very hard to make them vote”   Make them vote?????  Pardon me but – and I know this is a rhetorical question, but does anyone need to twist your arm as a citizen, to bully you into voting?

It’s difficult to view society and American values through the lens of the Democrat party and its operatives.  Most Americans would be somewhat disgusted that the politician they are trying to return to office is one that ignores the travesty of ¾ of the target demographic being ineligible to vote due to the fact that they, mmmmm, crossed our border illegally?

Not Democrats.  Oh no.  To them it is merely unfortunate that there isn’t some magic wand at their disposal to transform these ineligible voters into qualified ones.

Ordinarily, such cognitive dissonance would repel a likely voter that still holds some regard for the Constitution, the Rule of Law and the oath of office that the elected office holder swore to uphold.

Not your typical Democrat voter. Their concept of best practices of governance is to ignore the enforcement of laws that they find distasteful. The principal of the balance of power?  To them such a notion is quaint and unfashionably obsolete.

“It’s just cute, my dear – whatever would we do without squares.”