WaPost Enlisting ‘Hispanic Media’ To Attack GOP

Greg Sargent of The Washington Post is very concerned that if the Republicans don’t rush through an amnesty bill, it might cause the “Hispanic media” to get mad at least he says so in his latest entry at The Plum Line blog. There, Sargent warns that the “GOP will get a beatdown by the Hispanic media” by slowing immigration reform.

Sargent sourly notes that Republicans in the House are putting the brakes on any forward momentum in favor of amnesty and “see no urgency whatsoever about acting this summer on immigration reform.”

Of course, many of these Republicans, the Post writer says, “won’t feel any pressure to act on reform” because they are in safe, conservative districts.

“But there’s one potential downside for the party in this strategy,” Sargent warns, “it could mean the GOP gets hammered in the Hispanic media for months.”

Sargent goes on to note the several members of the Obama-supporting Hispanic media that is scolding the GOP via Twitter and other outlets.

The writer dourly inform us in his best concern-troll fashion that all this condemnation surely “won’t help much with that Latino outreach” that some GOP leaders have been fretting over for these last many months.

Growing the portion of the Hispanic vote that goes to the GOP is a worthy goal, but it is no cure all. As Byron York recently pointed out, even winning the entirety of the Hispanic vote would not have been enough to give Mitt Romney the White House.

Also, early in July, Britt Hume chimed in pointing out that the Hispanic vote is less important for the GOP in the near term than securing a more solid showing with white voters.

Finally, Congressman Raúl Labrador (R-ID) warned that amnesty simply won’t automatically turn the Hispanic vote toward the GOP.

So, perhaps Sargent’s overwhelming concern for the health of the GOP is misdirected… not to mention completely disingenuous.

Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com, BigJournalsim.com and all Breitbart News' other sites, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, and many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs across the country to discuss his opinion editorials and current events as well as appearing on TV networks such as CNN, Fox News, Fox Business Network, and various Chicago-based news programs. He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions : EMAIL Warner Todd Huston and follow him on Twitter, on Google Plus , and Facebook.

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