GOP Gaining Ground Among... All Non-White Voters?
This isn't supposed to happen. The GOP is the party of old, rich, angry white men. Colonel Sanders and the Monopoly guy.
Except... when it isn't. This year's GOP field is a smorgasboard of races, colors, and talent. We've got an Indian, a black American, two Cubans and a woman (plus some average white guys). Not to mention the fact that we've got the youth.
Dems have got the cranky old grandparents in Bernie Sanders and Hillary. We've got the young bucks, they've got the backaches.
Ironic, then, that the person leading the pack is an old, rich white guy. But I digress...
"Despite Donald Trump's immigration comments, GOP is actually gaining among non-whites," was a headline today from The Washington Post. Like this is supposed to shock us or something.
Let's think about this. Who's the party proposing actual solutions to the world's problems? The GOP. Who believes we should wipe out ISIS? The GOP. Who believes we should stand with Israel? The GOP. Who talks about (and actually creates) jobs? The GOP. Who wants to lower taxes? The GOP. Who opposes the daily slaughter happening to innocent American children at the hands of Planned Parenthood? The GOP. Who talks about balancing the budget? The GOP. Who wants to eliminate the national debt? The GOP.
Who's on the "right" side of basically ever issue? The GOP.
Of course voters - of every color - don't really care what Donald Trump is saying about immigration. First, contrary to popular opinion, Trump is not the first Republican to talk about this issue of illegal immigration. They're big boys and girls, they've heard this before. Secondly, the election is over a year away. Most people just don't care what any candidate is saying right now.
But most of all, Americans are fed up with all the garbage being shoved down our throats because of illegals. We're (rightfully) enraged by our citizens being killed by illegals, we're tired of paying other people's bills, and we're tired of illegals taking jobs our kids and grand-kids could have had that would've gone to our children or grandchildren. I know, I know white privilege-something-or-other...
Ironically, if anything, Trump's stance on illegal immigration has actually helped GOP numbers among non-white voters:
Surppppriiiiise! After eight years of "hope and change" Americans of all colors just aren't buying it anymore.
I know, I know, white privilege-something-or-other...