As per the Democrat Standard operation Procedures, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has stood behind a podium and accused the Republican Party of hating Hispanics by saying:
“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?”
Well, actually, you could try to square that statement with this:
According to a 2005 report by the Pew Hispanic Center, 77% of American Hispanics oppose abortion. Thus, the Democrat Party is anathema to the values of the American Hispanic community in terms of life issues. According to the 2005 National Latino Survey, 62% of American Hispanics oppose gay marriage and 48% of registered voters in that same community agree that lowering taxes is the best strategy for encouraging economic growth, as compared to 12% who thought raising taxes is the best strategy.
I don’t see how any of those folks could vote for Democrats.
The Politico headline reads that Reid doubled down on the statement, but to me it reads like he’s trying to move away from the race angle:
“Sen. Reid’s contention was simply that he doesn’t understand how anyone, Hispanic or otherwise, would vote for Republican candidates because they oppose saving teachers’ jobs, oppose job-creating tax incentives for small businesses, oppose investments in job-creating clean energy projects, and oppose the help for struggling, unemployed Nevadans to put food on the table and stay in their homes,” read the statement.
They must think we’re stupid.
Hispanic or otherwise? Come on, folks.
This was a clear attack on the Republicans party, branding them as racists, and an attempt to divide the country on racial lines. I’d say Reid should be ashamed, but 1) I doubt the man has any shame and 2) this has been a Democrat tactic for decades.