Fox News Anchor Brit Hume: GOP Needs to Focus on White Voters, Not Hispanics (VIDEO)

This Monday, Fox News Anchor Brit Hume dismissed the notion that GOP members of the House should support the immigration reform legislation that was just passed the Senate — because Hispanic voters are not as important to Republicans as white voters are.

Hume’s comments came in response to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi’s comments, in which she said Republicans may never win another election if they don’t help pass immigration reform.

“And I’m absolutely convinced that this trope that you’re hearing that says that if the Republicans don’t go for immigration reform much as the Senate has done, they’ll never win another presidential election. Oh balony,” Hume said during an appearance on the Fox show America’s Newsroom. “If you look at the statistics, you find that there was one significant bloc of voters who turned out in smaller numbers this time in a major way — way below expectations, below even their ’08 turnout, and that was white voters. Now, that doesn’t mean that if they turned out that Romney would have gotten them all, but it shows you that this Hispanic vote, which I think is now 8.5 percent of the electorate or something like that, is not nearly important as, still, as the white vote, which is above 70 percent.”

In the ’12 election, Mitt Romney won a dismal 27 percent of the Hispanic vote, an factor that many agree contributed to his loss. Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote.

Watch Brit Hume on Fox’s America’s Newsroom in the video below.



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    Bob Cull

    July 1, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Did that idiot really say, “Brit, well done”? I could not believe my ears! Did they learn nothing last year on the night of the election when they were still calling a Romney landslide even after it was apparent to the rest of the country that it was over and Romney had lost badly? You have to wonder what they are smoking at Faux News!

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    July 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Well good. Brit has made it clear that the GOP doesn’t need the Hispanic vote. And they don’t need the Women’s vote, nor the Black vote. They’d better hope that every voting age White male decides to join the Tea Party, because that’s the only way they’re ever going to win back the White House if they stay the course they’re on right now!

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