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Letter: Is the Hispanic vote overhyped?

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Posted: Friday, May 16, 2014 3:45 am

“Manana, manana, manana is good enough for me.” Truer words have never been said about the Hispanic vote. The liberals, progressives, socialist wannabes and Democrats have been threatening Arizona for years and years and years about the Hispanic voter tsunami that will forever change Arizona.

Now let’s look at the truth (I know the “truth” is an anathema to the above left-wingers). Of the eligible Hispanic voters in Arizona, only 40 percent turned out in the 2012 election. Of that group, 33 percent of Hispanic men and 23 percent of Hispanic women voted Republican. So that means that 25 percent of the Arizona Hispanic voters are Republicans. So looking at the statistics, where is this so-called Hispanic voter threat that our local liberal TV news media and major Arizona newspapers are always throwing in the faces of the Arizona politicians? In the national 2012 elections, Hispanic voters accounted for 18 percent, in the 2008 vote 16 percent, in the 2004 elections only 12 percent. Yet, to hear the Hispanic activists, American politics will be forever changed by millions and millions of Hispanic voters.

Sorry, Charlie, the numbers aren’t there nationally. In the state where the Hispanic vote does matter, California, well, what can we say? Just these past couple of days, Gov. Jerry “Crazy Jerry” Brown, went on TV bemoaning California’s $38 billion 2014 state deficit (mostly due to the state’s union “Cadillac” retirement/pension fund deficits). So much for Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s “wise Latina” example. They can vote Democrat just like other ethnicities and races, too.

Leon Ceniceros

Mesa

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