Another Latino Republican considers leaving the Republican Party.
I have been receiving e-mails, phone calls, face book messages, twitter messages about how Latinos are feeling with regard to Republican inaction of Republican Presidential Candidates, politicians, and/or lawmakers when they make comments that advocate violence and DEATH of Latino immigrants.
The emails began after the failure of the 201 DREAM Act vote when it was discovered that only 3 GOP Senators supported the DREAM Act. We maintained since that failure that there would be consequences of that unless GOP Senators do something before November 2012 to help take on a tough issue by fixing what is broken.
I suppose the Party that claims to be for “personal responsibility” will indeed be responsible for their inaction in moderating extreme anti-Latino immigrant rhetoric.
From Barrera’s Blabber Blog:
We do not like or sit back when our culture is attacked. We will not sit back and say nothing and allow our people to be treated like animals. Our history shows it will take wiping out an entire civilization before victory can be declared. This issue will prove to be nothing different.
The attacks that have been tolerated ignored and even embraced by many in the G.O.P. has been the cause for a majority of the Latinos who identified, supported and gave their vote to the Republican Party to pack up their stuff and leave the tent. I am one of those who identified with the Republican Party because the congruency of their platform and my culture. Not so anymore. With insensitive jester jackass’ like Herman Cain and others who have seemed to hijack the party making offending remarks, we have been alienated and are now in the wilderness similar to Moses after leading the Israelites out of Egypt. Many of us have found ourselves in a dark forest and are trying to find our way to the promise land. The frustrating part of it is that though I agree with most all conservative ideals and would be willing to help advance them, this issue and how it has been addressed by the conservatives has made me realize why conservatism is diminishing and may have seen its better days. I refuse to give my support to the other side because I don’t believe they have the best interest of our community at heart either.