Remind me again why we should vote Republican in 2016 ?

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  1. mio cid profile image60
    mio cidposted 8 years ago

    Remind me again why we should vote Republican in 2016 ?

    Hispanics have been called murderers, rapists, and moochers by the front runner in the Republican primary,with the acquiescence of most other candidates which all together add up to about 80 percent of the voter support at this point . Given these circumstances ......Remind me again why we the hispanic voters should give our vote to the GOP ?

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I think most people agree that reform is needed, and I would think that legal citizens of Hispanic heritage would be glad to know that felons and other lawbreakers would not be associated with them.  I am a Californian and I realize that a lot of Mexican families were here before California came into the union. They have added a beautiful cultural dimension and a heritage to be proud of. The criminal elements are tarnishing their great contibution to this country.

    1. mio cid profile image60
      mio cidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You couldn't be " righter " .And nobody in the hispanic community desires to defend felons or criminals ,and much less gang members or organized crime murderers and undesirables .They should go to jail and after they serve their time be deported.

  3. bradmasterOCcal profile image50
    bradmasterOCcalposted 8 years ago

    Tens of thousands of Hispanics are already in jail or prison precisely on these charges.

    What is your point? Hispanics and Blacks don't commit crime, even though they have the most violent and deadly gangs in the country.

    As long as people keep thinking that one party has the solution there won't be any positive change in this country.

    It took both parties to tear down this country in less than a hundred years.

    1. mio cid profile image60
      mio cidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Your are just as wrong as the first comment is right. Nobody has torn down this country.America is still a beacon of light to the world. Fear and ignorance is what motivates bigots and racists who can't accept we elected a black president.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with the commenter. I did not vote for Obama, but when he was elected, I saw  it as a hopeful and
      positive sign that showed America's acceptance of minorities.  I wished to see him succeed, and do better for all....

  4. gmwilliams profile image84
    gmwilliamsposted 8 years ago

    It is contended that many people will vote Republican because they argue that liberalism has put America in utter disrepair socioeconomically and morally.  They further insist that President Obama was a disaster for Americans in terms of racial and international relations.  They aver that President Obama caused racial division in a way which existed before the 1960s.  They will point out the amnesty program of illegals which is decimating America socioeconomically and turning her into a third world country.

    They see the Democratic Party as the new socialist/leftist party with strong socialist, even communist orientation and perspective. They remark how Obamacare is a road towards socialism, even communism by institutionalizing health care which they maintain should be a privately, individual choice and not the government. They view the Democratic Party as creating an intrusive, nanny state which is taking away their individual and civil rights gradually.   Another issue of contention of these same people is the issue of same sex marriage.  They feel that this is an affront to traditional marriage and the traditional family which they see undergoing an onslaught. 

    They feel that by voting Republican in 2016, at least the country will return to what it used to be.  They maintain that under the Republicans, the country will be great in that there will be a strong, no-nonsense leader who will put America first and will be more aggressive in confronting her enemies.  They further contend that Republicans have the knack of stimulating the economy, putting America in first place again.  They argue that Republican will streamline the government to get rid of useless social initiatives and programs which has all but destroyed this country.  They know that Republicans will put THEIR interests first, not last as the Democrats have done.

    1. mio cid profile image60
      mio cidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You make valid points . However the math doesn't add up for epublicans .If 95 % of the black vote and 75 % of hispanic vote go democrat they can't win .

  5. ColinJ profile image69
    ColinJposted 8 years ago

    It's a difficult question to answer.

    I don't know why I should be voting for either Democrat or Republican. No candidate has made him or herself really that distinguishable from the next, except for Trump, and well, he just sounds like an idiot.

    I think this is indicative of the state of stagnation of Politics in this country. Or maybe its just the apathy toward the rotating list of boring, fake and puppet-faced politicians that are put in front of us.

    I'm happy we live in a country where there is freedom to vote for the leader of our nation. There are certain aspects I look for in the leader I cast my vote for, namely, views on foreign policy and ideas for fixing our economy. This election I believe the candidate that addresses some of glaring social issues this country is facing (racial divisiveness and public violence) will take the election. But as with all politicians, they can still say one thing and readily do another.

    We have rarely held our leaders accountable for what they do wrong and to ask them to hold themselves accountable is unrealistic. My fear becomes that no matter who is put in office, some things will get done, some things will get undone and we end the next term being no better off that when the last person left office.

    That being said, I have been happy with Barack Obama. Not with everything but with most things. He has done what he could and tried to restore this country to a respectable status. I am happy this country elected a leader of color and showed something to the rest of the world by doing so.

    Yet, if we want real change something societal needs to shift. Starting with but not limited to, better people joining the political arena. This too is a challenge because people and groups are money motivated. On the ground level this means little guys with big ideas  get squeezed out by big guys with more money and more backers.

    I can't answer your question Cid. I don't know who can lead this country in a better direction other than the American public itself. And most of them are more concerned with their Facebook status, the Kardashian's, and Netflix to really care what's going on in their own country.


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