Thursday, July 4, 2013

Brit Hume To GOP: Focus On White Voters, Not Hispanics

Despite the demographic threat to the GOP, Fox News anchor Brit Hume has joined Phyllis Schlafly in advising Republicans to focus on white voters, not Hispanics. Hume dismissed the notion that the party has to back immigration reform and "get right with the Hispanics." Watch:

HUME: And I am absolutely convinced that this trope that you’re hearing that says that if the Republicans don’t go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they’ll never win another presidential election. Oh, baloney. If you look at the statistics, you find there was one significant bloc of voters who turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major way — way below expectations, below even their '08 turnout — and that was white voters. Now, that doesn’t mean that if they turned out that Romney would have gotten them, all but it shows you that this Hispanic vote, which is I think now 8.5 percent of the electorate or something like that, is not nearly as important as, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent. So, if you look at it from an ethnic point of view, that addresses the question of whether you need to get right with the Hispanics.

Mitt Romney won 27 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012, while Barack Obama won 71 percent.


Michael J. Mand said...

Does the word "racism" enter anybody's mind?

Jeff Tone said...

It should, when one completely dismisses an entire group and their concerns.