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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Today We March...Tomorrow?


Pro-amnesty pimps such as Tamara Jacoby and Fred Barnes have trumpeted the election returns as a repudiation, especially by Latinos against the Republicans "mean spirited" attempts to crack down on illegal immigration. This piece in calls that CW into question...
WASHINGTON — Exit polls suggest Latino voters deserted the Republican candidates at nearly twice the rate of non-Hispanic whites during this month's congressional elections, the Pew Hispanic Center said on Monday.

But the conventional wisdom that Hispanics were turned off by the party's hard line on illegal immigration — and would deliver on the "Today we march, tomorrow we vote" cry from the spring's protest marches — was not the decisive factor, some experts said.

Dissatisfaction over the economy and job creation, the war in Iraq and the Bush administration's education policies proved more important to Hispanic voters than immigration issues, the William C. Velasquez Institute found in its exit polls of Latinos in Texas and seven other states that account for 82 percent of registered Latino voters. *snip*

"It may be that this election was more a reflection of this Democratic wave than any sort of fixed tack to the right or left by the Latino voters," Escobar said. "People will be analyzing these numbers and reading different things into them."
They already have.

H/T Michelle Malkin

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