Ready for a laugh?
The New York Times has discovered that some of the legal immigrants in South Texas aren’t so keen on the massive wave of illegal immigration after all:
For some Hispanic voters in South Texas, Trump-era anti-immigrant rhetoric of being tough on the border hasn't repelled them from the Republican Party or struck them as anti-Hispanic bigotry. Instead, it has drawn them in. https://t.co/gyA1TU6FmJ
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 1, 2022
Here’s the opener:
BROWNSVILLE, Texas — Mayra Flores, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, has done much of her campaigning in South Texas in Spanish. She has heard one phrase repeatedly from voters as she and other candidates try to become the first Republicans to represent the Rio Grande Valley in Congress.
And what about us?
“I hear every day that they’re tired — they feel that there is so much attention and help being given to the immigrants,” Ms. Flores said. “The attention’s on all these illegal immigrants, and not on them.”
Grievance politics, it turns out, translates.
Donald J. Trump’s brand of populism has been widely viewed as an appeal to white voters: Republicans around the country continue to exploit the fear that the left is attacking religious values and wants to replace traditional white American culture with nonwhite multiculturalism. But similar grievances have resonated in the Rio Grande Valley in a profound way, driving the Republican Party’s successes in a Democratic stronghold where Hispanics make up more than 90 percent of the population.
Maybe keep calling them “Latinx” voters? Will that help?
“The damn Latinx don’t know what’s best for them”—white liberals https://t.co/bmXpFoGuT1
— Brent Scher (@BrentScher) March 1, 2022
And why would “tough on the border” equal “anti-immigrant”?
"Tough on the border" equals "anti-immigrant" to the New York Times https://t.co/w0NJ7S7a2o
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) March 1, 2022
Contrary to this revelation in the Times newsroom, this always made sense:
Why would they be repelled? Because they’re Hispanic? People vote with their minds not their skin color. https://t.co/SMwQaSfAAU
— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) March 1, 2022
The progressive bigotry is showing.
— Pradheep J. Shanker (@Neoavatara) March 1, 2022
Well, November should be fun:
According to the New York Times if you are tough on the border that makes you anti-immigrant.
Nope, it just makes you a fan of the law. https://t.co/B8zQUAJiw3
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) March 1, 2022
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