This is a continuation of our 2018 election coverage.
We begin with my opinion that the national news media may have blown it by not reporting about an alleged racist man’s attempt to enter a church before shooting and killing two African Americans at a Kroger supermarket in Kentucky.
Would houses of worship been on high alert if they’d known?
Then I go on a bit of a tear regarding Jake Tapper’s “both sides” argument on last week’s State of the Union .
View the video here. The conversation I refer to is around 19:00 minutes in.
Then we discuss the 2018 mid terms and new predictions from Larry Sabato at the University of Virginia’s Center for politics website.
Denise finds an interesting article that seems to indicate Latino’s are voting blue in a big way this November.
After Mitt Romney’s defeat in 2012, many Republicans (including a certain reality-television personality) had concluded that their party’s indulgence of nativism was politically unsustainable: In a country with a rapidly expanding Latino population, a major party simply could not compete on the national stage while pledging to imiserate “illegals” into “self-deportation.” The Republican National Committee implored their party to embrace a pathway to legalization for the undocumented, and Sean Hannity echoed their call. The GOP donor class began dividing its affections between two pro-immigration Floridians — one a handsome young Latino senator, the other a former governor with a Mexican-American wife and children.
On the eve of the 2014 midterms, just 35 percent of Latino voters told Pew Research that they were paying “quite a lot” of attention to the upcoming elections; the latest Pew poll puts that figure at 52 percent. Meanwhile, 55 percent of Hispanic voters say they are “more enthusiastic” about voting in this year’s midterm than they have been in previous years.
And only a small minority of those voters are excited to cast a ballot for the party of Trump. According to Pew’s data, two-thirds of Latino adults say the Trump administration’s policies have been harmful to Hispanics; half have serious concerns about their “place in American society” now that Trump is president (up from 41 percent in 2017); 55 percent say they are worried that either they, a family member, or friend could be deported; 69 percent disapprove of Donald Trump; and 63 percent of registered Latino voters prefer Democratic congressional candidates to Republican ones, up from 57 percent in 2014.