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Questions for John Fund about the Hispanic vote (Wall Street Journal, Carly Fiorina)

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal offers an interview with California senate candidate Carly Fiorina (link). Fiorina is not an option, and she says the to-be-expected things.

Rather than spending time discussing why Fiorina is wrong, I encourage the readers of this site to go to Fund's appearances and ask him about this paragraph:

An issue that will give (Chuck DeVore) some traction in a primary is that Ms. Fiorina says she "probably" would have voted to confirm Sonia Sotomayor, because most presidential Supreme Court nominees who are qualified deserve a presumption of support. One can argue with that position on substantive grounds, but it's probably smart politics in a general election given that California is 37% Hispanic.

The great majority of Hispanics in California are Mexican-American (or Mexican). Puerto Ricans make up only about 10% of U.S. Hispanics, and their percentage is probably higher in New York City than in California. And, while the two groups are Hispanic in the broad sense, the two groups aren't known for being close friends. For an example right from the WSJ's hometown, see September 6, 2003's "Little but Language in Common; Mexicans and Puerto Ricans Quarrel in East Harlem" from the New York Times (link).

Why is Fund assuming that Mexican-Americans would reflexively fall behind a Puerto Rican candidate? In fact, some Mexican-American leaders grumbled about a non-Mexican-American Hispanic being selected and Hispanics were generally in line with everyone else about the nomination. Why is Fund in effect supporting pan-Hispanic nationalism, just as Bill Richardson, Bob Menendez, and the National Council of La Raza do? Wouldn't it be better for the U.S. to oppose pan-ethnic nationalism and thereby take power away from Richardson, Menendez, the NCLR, and all the other far-left racial power advocates and organizations? And, why is Fund suggesting capitulation over the choice of someone who was a member of the NCLR, a board member of the equally far-left PRLDEF, and who showed herself to be highly ethno-centric?

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 14:13 · Importance: 4

Sat, 11/28/2009 - 20:23
eh

_smart politics...37%_ So I guess it was pretty dumb of Whites to allow that 37% to happen. Duh.

Sun, 11/29/2009 - 23:23
Fred Dawes
www.myspace/freddawes1776

"Look guys", its the start of the hispanic party. eh whites must be as stupid as you get! what a really sad end to the USA Murdered by its own hand's. The stink of the third world will soon own our butt's.

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 07:04
Leave it to Beaner

Whites have no one to blame but themselves. Greed and the PC media / acadamia are the main reasons why it has gotten to this point, in my opinion. Well, that and an ignorant denial of what is happening right in front of their face(s) on a daily basis. The politicaly correct path that America is heading, with it' multitude of new hyphanated Americans, is something I never dreamed could happen in my lifetime, let alone in just 30-40 years. It's sickening to think that America has so many foreigners, that they increasingly have gained the power over us citizens. Is there anything in the history of civilization that matches such stupidity? Western Europe

Mon, 11/30/2009 - 15:43
Fred Dawes
www.myspace/freddawes1776

Leave it to Beaner you are totally right. Weastern Europe will be part of the muslim world within 20 years not 50, we will be a third world country also.

Sun, 12/06/2009 - 14:57
European American - The new mi

Time for the Census to create the newest minority group for those who have self titled themselves as white. Your are a euro american. What do you have to fear? The fact that we will only treat you with the same level of diginity and respect as you treated us with. Bring on the Amero. Open borders, between Canada, USA, and MExico, cause China is only going to get stronger. I can't wait.