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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:14 PM

Fox News host on immigration reform: ‘Baloney,’ just focus on white people

"Look, I’ve read all kinds of analysis of this… I am absolteuly convinced that this troupe that you’re hearing, that says if the Republicans don’t go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they’re never gonna win another presidential election,” Hume said. “Oh, baloney.”

“If you look at the statistics, you’ll find that there was one significant bloc of voters that turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major, major way, way below expectations, below even their ’08 turnout, and that was white voters,” he added. “Now, that doesn’t mean if they turned out Romney would have gotten them all. But it shows you that this Hispanic vote — which I think now is about 8.5 percent of the U.S. electorate or something like that — is not nearly as important, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent.”


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For the record, Hume sigificantly understated the eligible Latino vote
, pegged by the U.S. Census Bureau (PDF) at 10.8 percent of the eligible electorate in 2012, having grown by more than 1 percent every two years since 1996. And while the growth rate for eligible Hispanic voters slowed in 2012, The Pew Hispanic Center noted that it’s because the community’s overall growth actually outpaced it, even though more Latinos registered to cast U.S. ballots last year than any year to come before it.

Those numbers are largely due to the growth in the Hispanic community in the last decade, which was up 43 percent on the 2010 census, whereas the white population grew by just 1 percent over the same period. The Obama campaign is widely credited with capturing an overwhelming majority of those newly-eligible voters and hurtling to victory on the back of a “rainbow coalition” that married Latinos to issues important to women, African Americans, LGBT people and working families.


http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/07/01/fox-news-host-on-immigration-reform-baloney-just-focus-on-white-people/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:20 PM

1. Wow. Keep talking Fox

Destroy your white voting block.

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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:25 PM

2. I listen to Hume when he talks about the Shar Pei vote. Otherwise, not so much.

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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:37 PM

3. DAMN is Hume loaded in that clip!!! Vodka? Chivas? He's wasted. I'm white and he's wong.

 

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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:12 PM

4. Because they're about to block everyone else from voting. n/t

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