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  •  Aside from the Miami Cuban vote -- (7+ / 0-)

    and mostly the older generation at that -- the Hispanic Republican vote barely exists, barely more than the Black Republican vote.

    Miami Cubans have been a fierce and influential power in Florida, hence national, politics for 50 years. It is THEIR boycott. They want to go back to Cuba and reclaim what is "THEIRS".

    They are, in fact, the oligarchs under Batista who made Castro necessary. They may have voted for Mitt, but their hearts are with Francisco. FRANCO.

    This group aside -- who have nothing in common with other Hispanic Americans, and nothing but disdain for them as well -- the Hispanic Republican vote is barely 15%.

    Of course, Mitt chose a Miami Cuban as his Hispanic campaign co-ordinator. Republicans like WHITE Hispanics.

    Perhaps we shouldn't let them know that they won't get any Hispanic votes in California, Texas, Colorado, Arizona, etc, with a bolillo like Marco Rubio.

    Let them keep after the 5% of American Hispanics who "look just like them". Let them blunder along.

    Miami Cubans aren't above using THEM, so ... let it be.

    President Obama was strong with Hispanics when he ran against Hillary.

    Hispanics -- other than Miami Cubans -- will NEVER vote for a Miami Cuban.

    •  And for that matter... (5+ / 0-)

      ... the Cuban bloc is no longer a Republican monolith either.  Generational shift - the kids grow up in America for a few generations, and no longer are interested in fighting Grandpa's political battles.

    •  So True! (1+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener

      You wrote:
      "This group aside -- who have nothing in common with other Hispanic Americans, and nothing but disdain for them as well -- the Hispanic Republican vote is barely 15%."

      Precisely!  And well done, sir.  

      That this eludes the Republican strategists says a great deal about them and their party, none of it good.

    •  Diverse Latinos (2+ / 0-)
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      LilithGardener, Aspe4

      You are right on the money. Just shows how ignorant rethugs are that they think Latinos can all be lumped into one group. Other than speaking Spanish, Latinos are a varied group and as you say Los Miamis are the outlier. Ni pienso de ellos quando pienso de Latinos.

    •  Well, the Republicans certainly do not have to go (0+ / 0-)

      only to Florida for White Hispanic conservatives.  Each state in the SW has a network of ancient Hispanic families.  The Native Americans have married white soldiers settling down after the Civil War and also contain far, far older Conquistador/Spanish and Jewish bloods.  These old rancheros progeny often pass for white.
      A 100 years ago, all these Patrones were Republican.

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