Notorious for their pro-immigration and open border positions, the Democratic Party, to their surprise, lost a huge chunk of their Hispanic support despite claiming and promising they want only the best for Hispanic and Latino immigrants. “So what went wrong?” is the question that many Democrats have been pondering on, after all, haven’t they always been vocal on wanting to help Hispanics and Latinos? The answer is not that complicated.
According to NBC News President Trump won Florida with an impressive 55% vote from Cuban-Americans, 30% of Puerto Ricans, and 48% of ‘other’ Hispanics/Latinos. Despite many calls for Trump’s loss in swing states like Florida, most, if not all, left-wing publications are shocked with the increase in support of Hispanic voters for Trump. The past four years in journalism and article contributors have been about claiming that Trump is a racist, bigoted, hateful individual that hates all POC. However, when you take a look at the average Hispanic/Latino family, conservative values are at the core.
Fleeing from socialism and coming to the states, Cubans have first-hand knowledge of the destructive nature of socialistic policies. Free healthcare and forgiveness of student loan debt, big positions from Biden’s campaign platform, are enough to scare and hurt the Democratic effort to win elections. In an interview with NBC News, a Cuban immigrant stated, “Cubans like me who were born and raised under communism get scared. It may sound exaggerated to some, but this was part of our indoctrination.” DNC Chair Tom Perez has said that figures like AOC are becoming the future of the Democratic party and that it may pose long-term issues according to The Federalist.
Hispanics and Latinos are known to be very family-oriented and many chose to vote for Trump because of his strong pro-life stance. My own Hispanic family has placed much priority in candidates who fight for the life of the unborn and it seems it has been much the same for much of the Hispanic community. Pew Research has found that nearly half of Hispanics believe abortion should be illegal and that one-third of Latino Catholics will support him, a surge from only one-fourth support in 2016.
Though issues like socialism and abortion are known to be prominent issues among the Hispanic community, the left continues to push for socialistic policies and strong pro-abortion stances. It has become clear that simply being pro-immigration and pro-DACA is no longer enough. Hispanics and Latinos are an incredibly diverse community, believing in hard work and individualism. The collectivist mindset has led to the bleeding of Hispanic democratic support.
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