Contrary to Media Narrative, Obama Failures May Depress Hispanic Voter Turnout

As we approach the 2012 election date, the media will spin facts and headlines furiously in order to protect their anointed one, Barack Obama. One of these has been that the GOP rhetoric on immigration is so enraging Hispanics, that they will turn out in droves to support the Democrats.

Media narratives have a way of being founded more on wish rather than on fact.

From the Modesto Bee:

As the fastest-growing population group in the United States over the past decade, Latinos seemed poised to have a huge impact on the 2012 presidential and congressional campaigns.

Why then, political experts and demographers wondered, had the number of Latino voters declined significantly from 2009 to 2010? According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey, the number of Hispanic registered voters fell from 11.6 million in 2008 — a presidential election year — to 10.9 million in 2010, when congressional races led the ballot in many states.

So voter registration dropped from 2008 to 2010 among Hispanics by 700,000 voters, which represents fully 6% of the voting bloc. If this rate continues onto 2012, Hispanic registration would have dropped by nearly 1.5 million voters, 12% of the voting bloc, and representing 3% of the total votes cast in 2012. That’s a significant decrease.

Even in California, my beloved homestate that is solidly in the grip of the socialist left, Hispanics shot up to 36.7% of the population, and yet the number of Hispanic voters dropped 9% from 2008 to 2010.

To the other prong of the narrative being spun by the media, I present the poll of Hispanic political attitudes by the Pew Research Center. They find that by a ratio of two to one, Latinos disapprove greatly with how Obama is dealing with illegal immigrants (59% versus 27%). Obama’s general approval rating among Hispanics has dropped from 58% in 2010 to 49%, only slightly above the rating in the general population.

Underlying all of this is the implication that American Hispanics only care about immigration – this is told over and over, but always implied, never corroborated with research. Whether the media knows they’re willingly misleading America, I cannot say, but the facts are available to anyone willing to look for them.

When asked about which issues are important to them, half of Latino registered voters place jobs and education among the highest topics, next in importance is Healthcare (45%), and even taxes and the Federal budget deficit place slightly above Immigration, at 34%, and 33% respectively. Where is the media narrative that Hispanics care more about taxes than immigration?

Among Latino registered voters, 35% describe their political views as conservative, 32% describe them as moderate and 28% describe their political views as liberal.

Now, it’s true that Hispanics have voted for Democrats in much greater numbers than for Republicans. But the picture I’m painting for you is in stark contrast to the one you’ll be hearing from the leftist Media, in their quest to encourage more Hispanics to vote for Obama.

This is not the first time this has happened, and you don’t even have to change candidates to prove it. In 2008, the media narrative was that there were great throngs of young people running to the polls to support Obama, and that it was a historical turnout. In point of fact, none of that was true.

It was called a “huge watershed” and “very extraordinary” very soon after the elections, as if Obama’s extraordinary popularity had completely changed politics. And while it’s true that he carried the youth vote far beyond what McCain was able to garner, the percentage of the electorate composed of young people had remained unchanged from 2004 to 2008, at about 18%. While more young people showed up at the polls, all age groups showed up in increasing numbers, so they had no more effect in 2008 than in 2004. Further, there was a gain of 1.6% from 2000 to 2004, when George W. Bush was elected – ever heard the narrative that Dubya inspired the youth to vote more?

So why push the Obama youth vote narrative?

In the worldview of the Left, the youth are gods, and nothing legitimizes you more than the approval from irresponsible, badly educated, inexperienced young people who think through their erogenous zones rather than with their brains. Witness the Occupy movement.  And when the facts aren’t there to support the worldview, they spin wildly to make reality fit.

They succeeded with African-Americans, they’ve tried the same tactic with the young, and they’re targeting Hispanics next.

Get ready for the spin, and arm yourself with the facts to combat it. Like Andrew Breitbart taught us, the first enemy is the media…

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  • Asian_chic

    Wow! Thanks for the information! There are so many issues against O’s policies and ideology but the MSM want to paint a different picture. They want us all to believe that the young, old, Hispanics, women, etc. all hate the evil Republicans despite the terrible economy that O has brought upon the US.

    • Mtncougar

      Another one of Obama’s War on Reality.

  • hongryhawg

    All the Hispanics I know want a job, not welfare. When the job market is depressed, they will vote against who they perceive is causing it. The pretend president assumes everyone wants a handout and thinks by offering it he can buy votes. He is so wrong is so many ways because he is not American and doesn’t understand how we think.

  • tinker_thinker

    Well, they may have a little thorn in their sides now because obama and Holder are letting the New Black Panthers try to lynch a Mexican. We can all see that.

    • NYGino

      They are not falling for the “White Hispanic” narrative either. It’s insulting. I never heard anyone else described as such but the MSM, in trying to paint their picture the way they feel it needs to be painted, has chosen to soft pedal the Hispanic element and concentrate on the White element.

      • Tomasfgt

        they made a political mistake and jumped the political shotgun too fast. thought ‘zimmerman’ was some ‘plaint white redneck dude’. thought travyn was some clean cut black kid that they could spin to a racial attack to energize both bases as an attack on minorities. turns out zimmerman is a democrat, zimmerman is hispanic, zimmerman – as the news is coming out – was attacked by a drug dealing, burgalizing, gangster.

        the narrative they are trying to spin is so going to so fall flat in their face ala duke lacrosse team 2006

      • Read a funny comment yesterday: “Zimmerman is just as white as Obama”

  • toongoon

    Obama has a record now, a lot of people are opening their eyes, and he is not able to say it’s Bush’s fault. Hispanics have a strong sense of family and God. Something the obama administration was either too ignorant to understand or tried to deny. They are hard working people and want to own businesses. They can see that he is trying to kill small businesses and the church and in turn, destroy their families. You’ve got to completely blind to not acknowledge what zero is doing.

    • Siobhan7

      I want to believe this, but according to Pew Hispanic, about 70% still support Obama. I pray this is wrong.

      • Hispanics are susceptible to media brainwashing just like everyone else… that’s kinda the point of this post! We need to fight back with facts and reason, and persuade Hispanics that their natural home is conservatism.

        • W.

          I do not think Hispanics (or Blacks) can relate to Romney. We will see that in TX and CA – if not in NOVEMBER.

  • mike payton

    after a week of the President and his black Klan calling them racist white people, I think a pallet cleanser might just be a certain Cuban Senator as GOP VP candidate. just sayin’

    • W.

      Rubio is not a natural born citizen – therefore not qualified.

      • mike payton

        If Obama can be President with a Kenyan father who never became a citizen, then Rubio is qualified. I know that the Paulbots are refusing to give up on this because they want their little racist douche as VP, but clearly it’s not a problem. who is gonna bring it up? The Dems? LOL. Good luck explaining Obama’s eligibity when you’re saying that Rubio can’t be VP

        • That’s a dangerous position to take. Obama is the exception to the rule, and must remain so. If we allow the exception to become the rule America loses. If Rubio is not eligible so be it, but to ignore the rule of law just because Dems did it is destructive, and plays right into the left’s hands. “They did it” is not a good enough reason to violate the constitution no matter how much we like Marco.

        • Nukeman60

          Obama is not qualified. Just because he got elected does not eliminate the unqualified aspect of his eligibility. Only a brief from the Supreme Court will clarify the term ‘natural born citizen’. Obamas father was clearly not a naturalized citizen and neither were Rubio’s parents. Plain and simple. We await getting the case to the Supremes.

          Btw, it’s got nothing to do with Paul. There are people like me who do not support Paul and believe Obama is not nor ever was eligible to be President.

  • Jay

    A lot of “poor” people in this country only get broadcast TV and they believe what the propaganda wing of the Democratic party (aka MSM, aka Democrat Media Complex) tell them.

  • GEDouglas

    If the Hispanic community falls for the leftist lies as the Black community has they invariably will suffer the same results. And if you think you have seen certain segments of society that don’t toe the democrat line attacked with made up rhetoric…wait until the Black and Hispanic communities favor and VOTE conservative tickets. The inherent racism of the left will no longer be covert…they will go apocalyptic…I wouldn’t be surprised if they resorted to wearing sheets again.

  • bobemakk

    If Romney or any one of the republicans choose Rubio as VP, the hispanic vote will sway to the republicans. Let’s pray for that.

  • aZjimbo

    Anyone who votes for this muslim is a dumbass no matter what color or nationality.

  • Nukeman60

    Obama’s general approval rating among Hispanics has dropped from 58% in 2010 to 49%

    Isn’t this information irrelevant, as Obama has made it clear that he is ignoring the white vote anyway?

  • dk_in_tn

    Obama is not delivering on JOBS! I don’t think he wants to. He seems to want us to have high gas cost and his EPA is going to make it impossible to afford to heat and cool our home.

  • jsinfonico

    I’m a young Latino and definitely voting for Obama again. None of the Republican candidates have anything substantial to offer me. Thanks for the article though.

    • I don’t vote because some politician promises me anything personally. I don’t vote for a handout or for subsidies. I vote to make America better and stronger – Obama will weaken it and bankrupt it, as he has already started to do. The reason this country has been so great is because it’s citizens were selfless – and the reason it’s collapsing is because they’re now selfish…