Contrary to what the corporate media wants us to believe, Hispanics were not responsible for President Obama’s victory over Republican candidate Mitt the Twit Romney in the 2012 presidential election. A new study shows African-Americans made the difference because they had a higher turnout than ever before. Had they voted in 2012 with the same turnout as they did in 2004, our president would be Mitt the Twit, regardless of how Latinos voted.
For example, Obama’s victory in Ohio was almost entirely attributable to historic levels of black turnout in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Toledo. The same is true in North Carolina and Virginia. African-American voter turnout represented 13 percent of voters, compared to 11 percent in 2004.
Had African-Americans not turned out in such record numbers, Romney would’ve won even though eligible white turnout was lower in 2012 than what it was in 2004.
Why was white turnout low? Perhaps it’s because Romney is a Mormon, or perhaps white Republicans didn’t want to vote for a guy’s whose platform called for more failed tax cuts for the rich, exporting more jobs, as well as cutting social security, medicare and medicaid for the 99 percent in order to give those tax cuts to the rich. People are not so easy to fool anymore. Such a platform is more and more becoming a recipe for lost causes.
Obama also suffered a loss of white voters. It’s possible that people have discovered he’s some kind of indentured servant to Wall Street since he does their bidding. Like Mitt, he wants to cut social security, medicare and medicaid, and he keeps signing legislation to ship our jobs overseas, as well as signing other legislation that redistributes income from the 99 to the 1 percent.
Latinos played a role in Obama’s victory, but that role has largely been overstated. That’s because there are millions of undocumented Latinos, and they cannot vote. Another factor is the higher percentage of Latinos who are too young to vote. Obama already had California before the election. An increasing Latino population played no role in that victory, and this may be true in the foreseeable future.
As Nate Cohn of the New Republic magazine reported, “African American turnout could be more important to the outcome of the 2016 election than the ability of Republicans to rekindle their support among Latino voters. A 10 point shift among Latino voters toward the GOP is worth a net 1.5 million votes nationally—even if the Latino share of the electorate increases by another 2 percentage points. But between 3 and 4 million new black voters joined the electorate over the last two cycles, and they voted for Democrats in overwhelming numbers. If black turnout returns to 11 percent of the electorate and the next Democratic candidate only wins 90 percent of the black vote, there’s room for a shift of a net 4 million votes in the GOP’s direction. Whether those 4 million voters stay home or return” …to the Republicans “from eight years ago could easily decide a close presidential election, especially in states like Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Florida.”
This suggests that Republican support for some kind of amnesty for undocumented immigrants is suicidal since historically more Latinos will vote for Democrats than Republicans. So why would Republicans want to commit political party suicide? Because Wall Street most likely ordered them to support comprehensive immigration reform.
Why would Wall Street want that? Because it will redistribute hundreds of billions of dollars from the 99 to the 1 percent. Immigration reform will push real wages down for years, probably for more than a decade (like the last time there was amnesty), and the difference between the old higher wages and the new lower wages will travel into the pockets of the 1 percent via higher corporate profits, rising dividends and surging share and bond prices. Add to this something more sinister.
One of the components of immigration reform is that undocumented immigrants will need to pay back taxes. That money, as well as the interest, will be redistributed to Wall Street investment firms, as well the bondholders of the 1 percent. Check out the following link for an explanation of how that will be. Little known Economic Facts About Comprehensive Immigration Reform. Part 2.
By the way, the Democratic Party is also in on Wall Street’s scam against the American people, and they’re in this scheme to make undocumented immigrants become financial indentured servants, as well.