Self-Loathing Hispanic Republicans To Reconcile With Drumpf
Actual subtitle. Screenshot from 1995 telenovela "Maria la del Barrio".
May 21, 2016

Are you enjoying watching the cavalcade of Republicans biting the bullet and reluctantly 'endorsing' Trump? I certainly enjoy the awkwardnes. Certain Republicans must really dislike themselves. There's no other way to explain their membership in a party that hates them.

You might be familiar with some of these especially baffling types of Republicans:

Muslim/Hispanic Republicans,
LGBT Republicans,
Black-Republicans (or any person of color, really)
Poor Republicans,
Female Republicans,
Scientifically-Inclined Republicans,
Educated Republicans, etc.

I am sure that list is far from complete. The .1% of White males, with a deep-seeded hatred for immigrants, homosexuals, a desire for unfettered gun proliferation and total absence of compassion are much easier to understand their desire to be Republicans. The number of self-loathing Republicans is much greater than the number of Republicans perfectly suited for the GOP.

We are looking today, specifically, at the coalescence of Hispanic Republicans, a proud member of the self-loathing subset of the GOP. The Hill Reports:

Prominent Hispanic conservatives say they could back Donald Trump if the presumptive GOP nominee changes his tone and walks back some of his policy positions.

Republican Latino leaders have chaffed at Trump’s call for a wall on the southern border and statements from his campaign launch about rapists and criminals coming across the border from Mexico.

The tone and policy positions have contributed to Trump’s unpopularity with Hispanics. Trump trailed Clinton by 39 points among Hispanic voters in a Fox News Latino poll released on Friday.

But prominent voices in the conservative Hispanic world say they’re ready to move toward Trump if he can move toward them.

Alfonso Aguilar, a former White House official under President George W. Bush who now leads the Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles, said he’d be open to a conversation.

Even these Hispanic Republicans' milquetoast endorsement for the Talking Yam is met with a bit of skepticism. The demographic shift of the whole U.S.A. now resembles what California experienced twenty years ago, which poses a new problem for Republicans trying to grow their base. NBC explained:

Mike Madrid, a pioneer in Latino political outreach and voting, said there is a feeling among many who have been working to bring Latinos to the party - those involved in the effort since the George H.W. Bush campaign - that a Trump-led party marks the "end of a relationship. It's like a marriage coming to an end."

Forty-four percent of the Latino electorate is millennial and they have been joining the electorate at about 700,000 to a million a year for about the past decade and will continue to. So Trump's potential nomination is coming at a time when the Republican brand is being established in the minds of a new generation of voters.

Luckily for the GOP, it's possible for Trump to woo plenty of these self-loathing Hispanics. That's because the memory of the average Republican Voter is akin to the memory capability of Ten Second Tom. 'Hi! I'm Donald. Hispanics love me.'

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