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Why Republicans won the Latin vote in Florida

TAMPA — Elsie Perez suffers from acute renal failure and receives dialysis three times a week. Every month she frets over how she will make ends meet.

“Everything has gone up and it is very difficult to live in these conditions,” said Perez, 54, a Mexican-born mother of two adult children.

Perez is a Democrat but now she regrets it. She pointed to the unique challenges she faces with inflation and the economy.

“That’s why I voted differently,” she said.

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by Anonymousreply 65December 3, 2022 4:20 AM

Flor i DUH

by Anonymousreply 1November 21, 2022 3:42 AM

Officer Seacow, you've been on a roll tonight. Can't self loathing and loneliness be cured with a bottle of vodka?

by Anonymousreply 2November 21, 2022 3:42 AM

Let's do one about how the republicans lost the Latino vote in every state outside of Florida

by Anonymousreply 3November 21, 2022 3:45 AM

Inflation is higher in Florida than it is nationwide, so perhaps they should blame DeSantis instead

by Anonymousreply 4November 21, 2022 3:46 AM

How about texas r3?

by Anonymousreply 5November 21, 2022 4:00 AM

Because the Dems pander only to black people now. Duh.

by Anonymousreply 6November 21, 2022 4:10 AM

I think brain failure is the case here.

by Anonymousreply 7November 21, 2022 4:24 AM

[quote] “That’s why I voted differently,” she said.

Elsie is a dumbfuck.

by Anonymousreply 8November 21, 2022 4:27 AM

Republicans have managed to make Communism and Ruthless Dictator synonymous. They call us Communists in every sentence even if it is not remotely true. Many Latinos have experience with actual ruthless dictators.

Republicans appeal to the Christian roots of Latino voters.

Many Latinos are business owners and Rs appeal to them on that point.

by Anonymousreply 9November 21, 2022 4:30 AM

This just makes Hispanics look as stupid as non-Hispanics.

Except what proportion of Hispanics are in thrall of the macho GOP/fascist shit because that's what "strong leaders" are to them?

by Anonymousreply 10November 21, 2022 4:34 AM

Republicans have managed to make Communism and Ruthless Dictator synonymous. They call us Communists in every sentence even if it is not remotely true. Many Latinos have experience with actual ruthless dictators.

Republicans appeal to the Christian roots of Latino voters.

Many Latinos are business owners and Rs appeal to them on that point.

by Anonymousreply 11November 21, 2022 4:35 AM

Those Republicans are really interested in helping Elsie make ends meat, typical dumbass.

by Anonymousreply 12November 21, 2022 4:57 AM

So she voted for the party who has absolutely no plan for how to combat inflation? Genius.

by Anonymousreply 13November 21, 2022 5:22 AM

Cuban-Americans are morons. Always have been.

by Anonymousreply 14November 21, 2022 5:29 AM

Exhibit A: Jose Marti Exhibit B: Bay of Pigs Exhibit C: Floyd Carollo Exhibit D: Bush and Trump

by Anonymousreply 15November 21, 2022 5:36 AM

[quote] Elsie is a dumbfuck.

I take exception to that!

by Anonymousreply 16November 21, 2022 5:38 AM

This moron doesn't realize that Republicans probably don't give shit about the expenses attached to her renal failure.

by Anonymousreply 17November 21, 2022 6:11 AM

We don't actually have the data yet so these articles are basically propaganda at this point.

Besides, the Latino vote didn't go for all Republicans, just DeSantis, and the Latino vote historically has gone for the incumbent, all the way back to Nixon.

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by Anonymousreply 18November 21, 2022 6:15 AM

Here's the stats for presidential elections and the Latino vote. Nearly every election, regardless of what party, the incumbent president wins the Latino vote.

It's not a surprise that incumbent governors are the same.

I suspect Edwwin is just spamming us with this shit because he doesn't like what's going on in the threads about his beloved Republicans conjuring up so much hate for LGBTs that we're getting massacred again because of it. Fat fuck Edwwin thinks if he loves the Republicans, they'll love him back.

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by Anonymousreply 19November 21, 2022 6:18 AM

Democrats are not adequately investing in outreach to Latinos. Republicans have a sophisticated, well-funded outreach to Florida Latinos, including media and community centers

by Anonymousreply 20November 21, 2022 12:03 PM

Sorry, enquiring minds REALLY want to know: what does she think Republicans are going to do about inflation and the economy?

Because all Republicans seem to know how to do is cut taxes for the wealthy and sabotage public services.

by Anonymousreply 21November 21, 2022 12:37 PM

I love it when main stream media libsplains conservatism to conservatives.

by Anonymousreply 22November 21, 2022 12:41 PM

How are we doing with the Latinx? What about the tacos and the Cuban sandwiches?

by Anonymousreply 23November 21, 2022 12:45 PM

Ms. Perez hasn't figured out yet that the republicans only want one thing for her and people like her. THEY WANT HER TO FUCKING DIE ALREADY, and stop being a drag on society (meaning, their taxes).

by Anonymousreply 24November 21, 2022 12:50 PM

Then she deserves what she gets for re-electing the people who keep her sick and poor. Their policies put her there, and now she’s going to die in pain as they laugh and step right over her zombie bones.

Dumb bitch!

by Anonymousreply 25November 21, 2022 12:53 PM

^True dat!

by Anonymousreply 26November 21, 2022 1:14 PM

The Daily Show spoke about this two years ago. Many Latinos identify with the values the Republicans purport to represent. Also, Latinos aren't a monolith in this country, and most certainly don't want to be grouped under the umbrella term of Latinx. Many actually want to assimilate to the MAGA perception of what "real" American culture is.

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by Anonymousreply 27November 21, 2022 1:28 PM

¡Mira Maricons!

¡¡¡Los Safaria De Cletus Latino!!!

by Anonymousreply 28November 21, 2022 1:40 PM

This last election was very close. TOO CLOSE. The presidential election was close, considering what a scumbag, piece of shit trump is and how he fucked up the country.

And yes, stupid bitch Elsie is probably on some form of assistance. Probably medicaid or Obamacare and disability. All of which she might lose if the repugs were elected. But you won't hear the democrats telling her that. For the 22 year running, the democrats can't be bothered with messaging. I hate everything about the republicans, but the democrats are weak and lazy.

And even the younger people in Florida (who just had $10,000 to $20,000 handed to them in loan forgiveness) either didn't vote or voted for the republicans. That's sad and pathetic. They also had thousands handed to them during the pandemic and many have their bastard children courtesy of the taxpayers through Medicaid (at a minimum cost of $20,000 per child). They also received checks every month, for their children, courtesy of the democrats. But the democrats don't even mention that. Instead of handing that money to them, they should have made them apply for it.

by Anonymousreply 29November 21, 2022 1:51 PM

Florida is not representative of the rest of the country. The rest of the country prevented a red wave. If you were basing things on Florida, you'd expect a red wave (which, of course, never happened).

by Anonymousreply 30November 21, 2022 1:55 PM

I just think DeSantis is popular so Floridians voted for him. If he's off the ticket, I don't think the GOP would be so strong there

by Anonymousreply 31November 21, 2022 2:13 PM

I would like to know what drives republican voters to assume that the gop will fix inflation without discussing a plan of action. If they think it’s by lowering taxes they should consider the big gift the gop gave corporations under the last administration at our expense which we are still paying off.

Finally this Elsie is probably getting some sort of gov assistance due to her condition which would exempt her from paying income tax anyways.

by Anonymousreply 32November 21, 2022 2:24 PM

The practice of redrawing electoral districts to gain an electoral advantage for a political party.

by Anonymousreply 33November 21, 2022 2:30 PM

R2 That’s all that Ewww.dwin, DL Pariah Brooklyn Seacow can do is roll. It is clinically obse, in addition to being objectively ugly and firmly middle aged.

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by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2022 2:42 AM

Mrs Perez does not realize that inflation is currently a global issue, not just a US problem. Also the State of Florida leads the nation in inflation increase. If she looking for a scapegoat or someone to blame, look at your own fucking governor.

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2022 2:56 AM

Stop calling them Latinx. It's fucking stupid and antagonising

by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2022 2:59 AM

I'm Latina and I can't stand the term Latinx.

by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2022 3:08 AM

Yeah, no Latinos I know use the term

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2022 3:13 AM

[quote]Because the Dems pander only to black people now. Duh.


And when they do deign to think about Latinos, they call them "LatinX" (despite research showing they do NOT like that) and assume they are a monolith.

And they lump them into "black and brown" as an even bigger monolith.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2022 3:22 AM

Yeah, the Latino community is fairly traditional…I think they’re fine with diversity, but for the most part, they respect macho. Not saying they’re toxic about their masculinity, but the majority would never…want their son to cut off his penis. Or have their grandmother share a public restroom with a man in a mini-skirt. They think we are nuts for pushing that. And they’re right. This is not a hill we want to die on.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2022 3:30 AM

All those dumb flags. DeSantis just copies Trump.

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2022 3:38 AM

Latin vote? You mean traditional Catholics who prefer the Latin mass? Well, duh, of course they are voting Republican.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2022 3:43 AM

How do you say “shemis” in Spanish?

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2022 3:44 AM

At the end, the GOP didn’t win the Latin vote. They won some of the vote but nowhere near what it expected.


by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2022 2:28 PM

They won the Latin vote in Florida, did very well in Texas

by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2022 2:57 PM

Having Miami-Dade go Republican is an astounding political development that would have been unthinkable just six years ago. Trumpism and DeSantism have made Florida deep red.

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2022 4:10 PM

R46, they like DeSantis and didn’t like Crist.

It’s less about liking Republicans than like DeSantis,

Don’t know if they would vote for another Republican for gov just because he’s Republican

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2022 5:28 PM

Democrats are dumb to keep putting up Crist. They were dumb in VA to put up Terry McAuliffe. Democratic voters in those states still don’t get voters want fresh, unconventional candidates

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2022 7:04 PM

"voters want fresh, unconventional candidates"

Exactly. Like Herschel Walker.

by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2022 7:10 PM

Does Elsie Perez really believe that she will fare better under Republicans?

The problem is that many voters are reactive and have little or no real knowledge of how the moving parts of the economy actually work and interact.

by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2022 7:50 PM

R49, Hershel is close to winning

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2022 8:11 PM

I don't believe that R51. Obvious CTE victim.

by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2022 8:20 PM

You obviously don’t know Georgia politics r52

by Anonymousreply 53November 24, 2022 8:23 PM

I know that Zell Miller's demographic are all dead, and that's a good thing.

by Anonymousreply 54November 25, 2022 5:54 AM

That’s crazy R51. I believe you.

by Anonymousreply 55November 25, 2022 12:17 PM

DeSantis created the most effective voter registration drive in the 2022 cycle, adding to the Republican gains from among those who were born in or moved to Florida. Republicans now outnumber Democrats for the first time in state history. If a significant majority of New Yorkers who came to Florida during the past decade still lived in their former state, and had been there to vote for Zeldin, the gubernatorial race results may have turned out differently.

by Anonymousreply 56December 2, 2022 6:28 PM

R51 Close indeed. But like Herschel and your spelling, a bit off.

by Anonymousreply 57December 2, 2022 6:33 PM

[quote]Republicans have managed to make Communism and Ruthless Dictator synonymous.

Communism IS synonymous to ruthless dictators, it's based on a totalitarian ideology and produces dictatorial regimes.

What the Rethugs have done is propagandizing a run-of-the-mill centrist party as the Democrats as if they are the second coming of Pol Pot. That's the outrageous manipulation going on.

by Anonymousreply 58December 2, 2022 7:14 PM

R56 New Yorkers are happy to have lost those trash voters. Right-wing Boomer trash, cluttering up the suburbs with their armchair bigotry and self-interest couched in harmless economic terms.

"I vote Republican for lower gas prices, and because Pataki kept 'em honest!"

Bullshit, Deborah! You vote that way because you hate the gays and the Schwartzes. You never drive more than eight miles in a week, anyway!

by Anonymousreply 59December 2, 2022 7:14 PM


by Anonymousreply 60December 2, 2022 7:16 PM

Why do the dems just sit back and take the blame? Trump is directly responsible for the economy we have today. Bush Jr fucking crashed the economy and it took Obama a good four years to turn it around. Why is this fuckng mess Biden's fault when we are still feeling the effects fo Trumps economic polices, trade wars and ineffectual Covid response? Hell if Trump had won it would be worse. History has proven over and over the Republicans fuck up the economy - (Nixon, Reagan, Bush, Bush Jr, Trump) and the Dems fix it (Clinton, Obama, Biden).

by Anonymousreply 61December 2, 2022 7:30 PM

Obama successfully convinced voters in 2012 that Bush was to blame for the high unemployment and overall lackluster economy. He had charisma and extraordinary political skills to weather prolonged bad economic news

by Anonymousreply 62December 2, 2022 8:14 PM

r62 who needed convincing? Bush Jr fucking tanked the economy so bad (like Trump did) that it took four years to get it turned around

by Anonymousreply 63December 3, 2022 2:52 AM

Nonsense R62. Bush cooked the books and lied about the economy for eight years. At the end of his term it was in freefall. Obama got a small stimulus, but republicans blocked the rest. They also blocked the public option and expansion of medical schools to stop the cost controls Obama wanted in ACA. However, the first years were relatively low cost as companies actually competed before raising their prices because the public had become indifferent. The public are far to the left of both parties. They would like government health care, nationalized oil and gas, and an end to Wall Street hedge funds and unregulated financial instruments. They would like more transparency in corporate America and workers on the boards of directors of all public companies. They would like better transit infrastructure and an end to college price fixing. They would like to see K street gutted and campaign finance limits. They would like to see conservative media monopolies broken up and people like Elon Musk taxed so much they have ability to meddle in politics.

by Anonymousreply 64December 3, 2022 4:20 AM

Capitalism is first stage socialism but it only works if corporations are strictly regulated in the public interest.

by Anonymousreply 65December 3, 2022 4:20 AM
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