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  • Hispanic Highlights of the Midterm Elections in Texas - 2022

    Posted by · November 29, 2022 10:37 AM · 1 reaction

    November 14, 2022

    • Governor Abbott won reelection by almost 1 million votes in 2022 and the Texas Hispanic vote was a major focus of his election coalitional support. Republican victories down the ballot were felt prominently in South Texas where the GOP continued to win  races after targeting this historically Democratic region of Texas.  Gone are the days of unquestioned Democratic control of Hispanics in South Texas, as Republicans have aggressively gained new  important footholds in the region. 

    • Despite efforts by the national Democratic Party to make Texas more of a leftist state, Hispanics are now assuring the GOP consistency of their continued majority. According to exit polls, Governor Abbott received 40% of the Hispanic vote in Texas and that has helped Republicans in Texas to have now won 166 consecutive statewide elections over the last 25 years.  The Houston Chronicle (November 11, 2022) headlined, “Blowout Midterm Losses Leave Texas Democrats Again Searching for Statewide Competitiveness”.

    • Republicans gained a new political platform in South Texas in which to launch further inroads – winning the 15th District U.S. House of Representatives. Two other U.S. House Districts which were hotly contested will be top targets for the national Republican Party in the next presidential election.  The Texas GOP also gained a new State Representative in South Texas and held control of two other state districts traditionally held by Democrats. These wins are “ significant gains that would’ve unimaginable a few cycles ago “.  ( The Texas Tribune, 11/10/22 )

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  • WSJ: Democrats are in Trouble with Hispanics

    Posted by · October 20, 2022 11:47 AM

    "The following are excerpts from a Wall Street Journal opinion piece which was apparently written to be a final red flag message to the Democratic Party that the Republican Party is now achieving electoral parity and is taking the Hispanic voting population in a different cultural and economic direction.  Someday historians will look back at opinions like this and say the evidence for this transformation of Hispanics being the new swing vote began in the early 2020's of U.S. political history.  As we now know, the first precursor was the 2016 Presidential election based upon the immigration issue and the economy."

    See if you agree that the US is now at a pivotal political moment in history.

    -- V.  Lance Tarrance, Jr.


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  • TLC Hispanic Realignment Survey

    Posted by · October 13, 2022 1:25 PM

    TLC, along with Patrick Ruffini of Echelon Insights, Leslie Sanchez of Impacto Group, and V. Lance Tarrance, Jr., led a year-long Hispanic Realignment survey. Through this work, we are able to provide campaigns up and down the ballot with the tools they need to identify and message conservative Latinos across Texas.

    Some key learnings:

    • Republicans tied with Democrats across the Hispanic in key regions in the 2022 midterm race.
    • 61 percent are bothered by the current direction of the Democratic Party.
    • Few are satisfied with the direction of the country, and they blame Biden.
    • Conservative Hispanic values translate to movement towards Republicans.
    • Hispanics surveyed favor tougher border security measures.
    • Hispanics overwhelmingly support more oil and gas exploration and jobs in Texas.

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  • Year of the Latina Republican

    Posted by · September 27, 2022 12:32 PM · 1 reaction

    If anyone has been watching the news about the midterm elections and their impact on the future of America, they would have seen the many national television interviews of the three Republican Latina women running for Congress in South Texas this year.  Interviews with each of these three women have shown them to be extremely knowledgeable and hard fighters for the values of Texas.  All national analysts are looking at these three Congressional Districts for the big sign that Hispanics are realigning to the Republican Party or not.  Public opinion data says that Hispanics ARE making a strong shift to the Republican Party.  However, this opinion seems to totally rest with the outcome of these three Congressional Districts.

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  • The Democrats’ Hispanic Voter Problem

    Posted by · September 20, 2022 8:14 AM · 1 reaction

    It's Not As Bad As You Think—It’s Worse

    “The Democrats are steadily losing ground with Hispanic voters. The seriousness of this problem tends to be underestimated in Democratic circles for a couple of reasons: (1) they don’t realize how big the shift is; and (2) they don’t realize how thoroughly it undermines the most influential Democratic theory of the case for building their coalition.”

    --Ruy Teixeira, December 9, 2020, The Liberal Patriot.

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  • The Slippery Slope from the Abuse of Power

    Posted by · September 02, 2022 4:11 PM · 1 reaction

    One of the reasons so many have fled Latin America to come to the United States is the protection counted on when living in a country that operates under the rule of law rather than by the whims of an authoritarian leader. Today in America, the Democrats, who currently control the House, the Senate and the White House are practicing the leadership-by-whim style of government. 

    The latest example is the student loan debt forgiveness policy announced by President Biden. Last year his own Department of Education acknowledged that it lacked the “statutory authority” to forgive such loans on a “mass basis.” Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi famously said in July 2021 that “People think that the president of the United States has the power for debt forgiveness. He does not,” she reminded us. “He can postpone. He can delay. But he does not have that power. That has to be an act of Congress,” said Pelosi. If you get your news from CNN or MSNBC, you probably haven’t seen that video.

    Both Pelosi and Biden have conveniently flip-flopped less than 90 days from the midterm elections, a political calculation that could certainly backfire. Let’s observe the risks and project what will be the outcome.

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  • More on Hispanic Voter Trends: "Hispanic Voters Are Normie [i.e., Normal] Voters"

    Posted by · August 15, 2022 12:30 PM · 1 reaction

    Another essay by a highly respected intellectual in Washington DC continues the drumbeat on how liberal thinkers ( i.e., most Democrats ) are out of touch with the Hispanic culture. This time new national data proves his point. For example, Hispanics chose the statement "America is the greatest country in the world" 70% of the time to only 23% for the opposite view, while very liberal Democrats are the reverse; 66% not the greatest and only 28% the opposite. No wonder the headlines in political press outlets talk of the rising of the Hispanic vote and now the realignment of Hispanic vote. -- Lance Tarrance

    Hispanic Voters Are Normie Voters

    by Ruy Teixeira, August 11, 2022 in The Liberal Patriot

    Democrats are having a great deal of trouble holding on to Hispanic voters. In 2020, running against Donald Trump for a second time, in the midst of a COVID/economic crisis and after  the George Floyd summer of “racial reckoning”, Democrat Joe Biden actually did quite a bit worse among Hispanic voters than Hillary Clinton did in 2016. According to authoritative estimates from Democratic big data firm Catalist, the Democratic advantage among Hispanic voters slipped by a remarkable 16 points (two party vote) between the two elections. That doesn’t mean the Democrats lost the Hispanic vote. Far from it—they still got a solid majority of that group’s vote. But the size of their majority was whittled down considerably and appears to be falling further.

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  • Biden at the Border

    Posted by · July 22, 2022 10:45 AM · 1 reaction

    Orlando Sanchez, TLC Founder, Editorial from the Dallas Express

    San Antonio human smuggling tragedy emphatically shows the need for change in Immigration policy

    The worst case of human trafficking in modern U.S. history stands as the latest effect of President Biden’s immigration policy as it relates to America’s southern border.

    As of Tuesday morning, the death count stands at 50 after a tractor-trailer was found in San Antonio, Texas, near Lackland Air Force Base, packed with migrants trying to make it safely into the U.S. Initially it was reported that 46 were dead, most apparently from heat stroke, with 16 taken to hospitals.

    NBC News is reporting that “On Tuesday morning, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said the death toll had risen to 50. He said 22 of the dead were Mexican nationals, while seven were from Guatemala and two from Honduras. The nationalities of the remaining 19 people had yet to be confirmed.”

    This comes just days after by a Trump appointed federal judge ruled last Thursday in a 160-page order that “the Biden administration’s new policies limiting deportations violate standards set by Congress,” according to Courthouse News.

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  • Hispanics Question Asylum

    Posted by · July 15, 2022 3:57 PM · 1 reaction

    Orlando Sanchez, TLC Founder, Editorial from the Dallas Express

    a·sy·lum [əˈsīləm] NOUN 1. (POLITICAL ASYLUM) the protection granted by a nation to someone who has left their native country as a political refugee:

    This definition from the online Oxford English Dictionary is the  crux of the major issue on the border today.  This week the Supreme Court allowed the Biden administration to end the Trump administration’s “Remain in Mexico” policy whereby Central Americans and certain Cuban and Haitian asylum seekers were required to stay in Mexico to have their asylum claims considered.

    The procedure is for those coming to the US as political refugees to file a claim with Immigration.  Then they are provided with a judicial hearing.  Sometimes the process may take three years before it gets to a judge.  Before Remain in Mexico was implemented the claimant would be allowed to remain in the US and given work permits.  With Remain in Mexico they were prohibited from entering and if entering through Mexico were returned to Mexico where they had to wait for their hearing.    The Biden administration has revised the policy to allow the claimant who makes a credible fear assertion to enter and remain in the US.

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  • June 2022: A Big Month in Texas Political History

    Posted by · June 28, 2022 5:04 PM

    June of 2022 was a big month in political history for the state of Texas as a special election in South Texas brought a Republican Hispanic into the U.S. Congress. It was a special election that will have to be replayed in November.

    The key item from this victory was that almost half of the early turnout were from voters who ordinarily would vote in the Democratic Primary.  Secondarily, the Democrats in Washington D.C. were blamed for this unexpected loss.

    Read the two following articles which will give you the big picture of how important this special election was in Texas history.

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