GOP’s Jeb Bush, Mike Coffman - Not Just Hispanderers But Turncoats - And Traitors To America’s Working Class

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Alan Wall
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18 April 2015
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Colorado News
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We can’t be surprised by the peculiar revelation that Jeb Bush registered to vote in 2009 as a “Hispanic.” After all, Jeb just seems to identify with Hispanics more than the historic American nation that built this country. As John Derbyshire put it, Jeb Bush Just Doesn’t Like Americans Very Much.

Of course, the whole “Hispanic” identity, as it exists in the United States, is a political racket—it’s rigged to include as many people as possible and maintain their separateness from mainstream America...

My own family situation in some respects resembles that of Jeb Bush...  Both Jeb and I descend from 17th-century English colonists. We’ve both lived in Latin America, though I spent a lot more time there, and we both have Mexican wives and bilingual children.

But I believe the United States should remain an English-speaking country based on Anglo-Saxon culture–not forcibly transformed into a Spanish speaking extension of Ibero-America...

Consider the case of Republican Mike Coffman of Colorado. Coffman was elected to Congress in the 2008 election, taking office in 2009, representing the 6th District of Colorado after the great Tom Tancredo stepped down.

As late as 2013, Coffman had an A+ with Numbers USA, meaning he was solid on immigration.

But how Coffman has fallen. Currently, Numbers USA now gives him a rating of D+. Coffman also participated in the infamous Spanish language debate against Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff. And Fox News Latino is now rejoicing over Coffman’s transformation from border hawk to La Raza booster [GOP Congressman Mike Coffman keeps up Latino outreach – long after re-election, by Elizabeth Llorente, April 6, 2015].

Coffman has gone beyond Hispandering to turning his coat and reverse-assimilating. And for Fox News Latino, needless to say, that’s a good thing:

Congressman Mike Coffman has been studying Spanish for less than two years, but he launches into it with the seeming comfort and ability of a veteran speaker.

For Coffman and his fans, the language is directly related to his transformation on immigration:

The Colorado Republican, who won re-election in 2014 in what was considered the most competitive House race in the country, drew some skepticism when he began taking Spanish and going to Latino neighborhoods and adopting a more moderate view of issues such as comprehensive immigration reform.

Note that Coffman’s increasing political use of the Spanish language coincides with his “adopting a more moderate view of issues such as comprehensive immigration reform.”

As Fox News Latino’s Llorente... explains, there was a redistricting in 2011, after which “suddenly the predominantly white, Republican area was ethnically diverse–including 20 percent Latino–and was winnable by a Democrat.”

Coffman actually says he needed “to reach out to Latinos” in order to stay in Congress.

But what began as a survival tactic, Coffman said, developed into a genuine interest and respect for Latinos and the Spanish language. Where many politicians drop such outreach and nearly vanish from certain communities once an election is over, Coffman, who won re-election in 2012 and 2014, engages with Latinos and studies the language as if he were still campaigning.

“Es muy importante para la comunidad,” Coffman said in an interview with Fox News Latino where the questions were in English but he often responded in Spanish.

La comunidad?” What community?

“It’s a sign of respect for the community,” he said, translating his response to why he dove into learning Spanish, a language he continues to study several times a week with his Colombian-born tutor. “It’s been exciting for me to reach out to Hispanics, Asians, African immigrants and learn.”

“My district totally, dramatically changed,” Coffman said. “I lost a lot of my more Republican areas, and got a heavy immigrant population.” Suddenly, he was addressing issues such as immigration from a perspective he had lacked before.

So rather than the seat being won by a Democrat, it is now held by a Hispandering Republican who will support the continuing Hispanicization of the country. Which in turn gives more power to the Democrats. Brilliant.

My perspective: Congress to address immigration from a perspective of American sovereignty, American workers and the historical American nation. But that’s not what Coffman has in mind.

As Llorente’s celebration of Coffman continues, her hero is just speaking Spanish better and better, and getting more wrapped up in the cause:

Now, [Coffman] was formulating his views and ideas after speaking directly – without translators – in Spanish to families separated after deportations, and undocumented [illegal] youths who had been in the United States since they were children and shared with him their despair over not being able to go to college or get a driver’s license because of actions their parents had taken.

What a hero! And Coffman discovers what they really think of the GOP, causing him to change his ways…

Coffman says he was taken aback by the chilly reaction he got at first by some Latinos and Asians to whom he made overtures. “They said to me that Republicans were anti-immigrant,” he said, “that was the Republican Party’s image even among legal immigrants. That surprised me as I was campaigning.”

So let me get this straight. Ronald Reagan signs the Amnesty of 1986, and Republicans go along with mass immigration for years, and yet they’re "anti-immigrant"?

Furthermore, as part of Coffman’s personal initiation into Mundo Latino, he “has softened his stance on immigration.” Whereas before he was against the DREAM Act and “expressed opposition to giving undocumented immigrants a break”, now he’s for Amnesty, repeating the same old excuses for it we’ve heard again and again.

Not only that, but Coffman has regular meetings with Mexican consulate officials.

And this summer, Coffman plans to go to Mexico and take a Spanish-language class there.

As you might have guessed,

The Republican National Committee is holding Coffman up as a model for the kind of engagement Republicans must employ if they are to turn around their image among Latinos.

Jeb Bush and Mike Coffman have both hitched their wagons to what they think is an ascending star: a new Hispanic America. It’s nothing less than a condemnation of our entire system to observe how easily politicians can betray their constituents and their nation to totally identify with a growing, often illegal, foreign presence.

The victims, needless to say: white working class Americans, despised by both Republicans and Democrats...



Notes and articles:

Here is how to contact Rep Mike Coffman to express your opinion of his sell-out on amnesty for illegal aliens.

A Dissection of Mike Coffman's Misguided Amnesty Missive, Fred Elbel, CAIRCO

The myth and a fallacy that Republicans must cater to Hispanics in order to capture the Hispanic vote has been soundly refuted. Hispanics-Americans do not support amnesty for illegal aliens any more than any other American demographic.

The GOP and Immigration - Principled suicide vs. death by pandering, Center for Immigration Studies, July 22, 2013

GOP immigration suicide, Fred Elbel, June 4, 2013

Mike Coffman does a 180 on immigration, Politico, February 25, 2013

“My district dramatically changed,” the congressman [Mike Coffman] told POLITICO. “In the district I had until last month, there wasn’t a significant Hispanic population, and with the population I had, immigration wasn’t a significant issue. In the district I have now, there is a significant Hispanic population. And meeting with those people really put a face on it.”...

...Coffman’s new district is centered in Aurora, which in recent years has seen an infusion of Hispanics who have migrated to the Denver suburbs in search of quality schools and housing. Under Colorado’s map, Hispanics make up a little more than 20 percent of the newlydrawn 6th Congressional District...


Rep Mike Coffman (R) tells Aurora crowd he favors legal status for immigrants - Rep Mike Coffman (R) tells Aurora crowd he favors legal status for immigrants [illegal aliens], The Denver Post, February 10, 2013

Coffman pulls away from rest of Colorado GOP on immigration - Coffman's sentiment contradicts earlier statements he has made against the DREAM Act, Denver Post, July 23, 2013

Immigration reform lobbying group launches new Colorado Representative Mike Coffman TV ad, YouTube, July 26, 2013

Republicans scramble for the center on immigration, KTVU, February 8, 2013

How Democrats Sponsored Illegal Immigration, Fred Elbel,, February 25, 2013.

Study finds more immigrants equals more Democrats - and more losses for GOP, Byron York, Washington Times, April 15, 2014.

Immigration's Impact on Republican Political Prospects, 1980 to 2012, James G. Gimpel Center for Immigration Studies, April, 2014.