What a difference a quarter of a century makes

Retire Senator Harry Reid
         Retire Senator Harry Reid

By Alexandra Cohen
Las Vegas Tribune
Since the involvement of former Senator Harry Reid, the senator who never retires, in this last election that may have ended just one day ago, Tuesday, November 6, 2018 — and without knowing the exact result of that election by writing this article three days earlier, we’d like to ask the same question that Senator Reid asked a group of naive Hispanics that met with him on August 10, 2010: “I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay,” Reid said. “Do I need to say more?”
What many people don’t seem to realize is that when Latinos become American citizens, right there, on the steps of the courthouse, in the city council chamber or at any other venue used nowadays by politicians who want to appear “Latino friendly,” they are bombarded by “good intentioned” Democrats who are willing to register them — not to the party of their choice, but to their own Democratic Party.
Latinos used to have the tendency to confuse democratic with democracy, which in many cases is what they are coming here looking for, the democracy that they don’t see in their own countries; but that is no longer the case.
On September 30, 1993, seventeen years earlier, speaking from the Senate floor, then-Senator Harry Reid told the United States Senate, “Last year alone, the Immigration and Naturalization Service estimated 3.5 million illegal border crossings occurred. Of course, INS apprehended only 1 million. These aliens came from 52 different
countries but, of course, most of them, Mr. President, came from Mexico.”
And during the same speech, attacking his now friendly immigrant followers, the former Senator reminded the entire United States Senate, “In 1986, we granted amnesty — and I voted against that provision in law — we granted amnesty to 3.2 million illegal immigrants. After being in this country for 10 years, the average amnesty recipient had a sixth-grade education, earned less than $6 an hour, and presently qualifies for the earned-income tax credit.”
Today, twenty-five years later, under the Donald J. Trump Republican Administration, CNS News reported that Hispanic Unemployment Rate Dipped to a Record Low in October.

“The national seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos in the U.S. labor force
fell to the lowest level on record in October of 2018,” Craig Bannister writes. “In October, the unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos, aged 16 and up, was 4.4 percent, down from 4.5 percent in September.
That, Mr. Reid, is why the heritage of Hispanics is Republican, but it also begs the question, Is the Hispanic heritage really Republican, or is it President Trump Republican?
Just last Saturday while visiting Miami, Florida, former president Barack Obama told a group attending a Democrat rally that Republicans are for the rich and made many wonder about his gaining a millionaire status, after his eight years in the White House.
That is one democratic quality that not many people including a group of democrats, can understand; why are they always attacking the wealthiest when they are all millionaires.

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