A reader on Raoul Lowery Contreras on VDARE

From: Doug Bell
dbell@adnc.com

Good news! VDARE readership is up (by one Raoul Lowery Contreras). He doesn't like what he's reading, though (poor bugger). Thought you might enjoy this. (I didn't know you were vicious.) http://www.nctimes.com/news/111800/h.html

As usual I'm sending a response, citing the numbers from VDARE. http://www.nctimes.com/news/112200/zzzz.html Thanks for the good work and best regards!

Dear Editor:

Just when I was starting to like Raoul Lowery Contreras - wishing the Marines happy birthday and all - he has to go and spoil it with more nonsense (polite description) about Hispanics "delivering the vote" for Republicans. Actually, we should thank him for making our case for us: Hispanics, he writes, voted for Dwight Eisenhower in "overwhelming numbers" in the 1950s. Well what's changed? Why do they vote overwhelmingly Democratic today? Answer: Demographics. The majority of Hispanic voters in California today are younger, poorer, less well educated, and -- this is crucial -- unassimilated (i.e. don't speak English) compared to the Mexican-Americans who voted for Eisenhower in the 1950s (or even Reagan in the 1980s). Why? Mass immigration - legal and illegal - turns poor Mexicans into poor Americans, and amnesty and citizenship has turned them into instant (and permanent) Democrats, very unlike the more politically and economically diverse Hispanic Americans of the 1940s and 50s.

The numbers speak for themselves: Hispanics voted 62% to 35% for Gore, nationally, and 67% to 27% in California. Hispanics put Gore over the top in Bush's home state of Texas 54% to 42%, and clobbered Bush in New York, 80% to 18%. And here is a prediction: California has seen its last Republican governor, courtesy of the Mexican immigrant vote.

November 20, 2000