“Foley Facts” - Questioning the accuracy of Kevin Foley of Kennesaw Georgia: What sources are used to manufacture “Foley-Facts” on Hispanic voting?”
Recently, while reluctantly digesting (pass the Pepto) more of the writings of MDJ blogger Kevin Foley of Kennesaw Georgia, it was noted that he continually repeats the assertion that Hispanics were once a solidly Republican voting-bloc. Another “Foley-Fact?”
“Foley-Facts” are different than real facts.
According to Foley in one of his blogs “The crucial Hispanic-Latino voting bloc, once solidly GOP until the anti-immigrant dead enders like Mr. King, Jan Brewer and Joe Arpiao shooed them off, now supports President Obama over Mitt Romney by wide margins.”
Angrily noting that this writer refused his offer to stop referring to illegal aliens as “illegal aliens” in another nugget of wisdom and while insisting that use of accurate and legal terms used in discussion of illegal immigration was driving Hispanics away from the GOP, Foley tells us he has determined that “proof could be found in the numbers of Hispanics and Latinos, formerly reliable Republican voters, who now support Democrats in overwhelming numbers
Using the endless liberal attempt to turn fantasy into “fact” by sheer repetition, Kevin Foley, a self proclaimed public relations expert, attempts to educate wonder-struck readers yet again in another blogging exhibition of his political expertise. He directs a warning to yours truly that truth is hurtful and must be regarded as “hate-talk’” with … “yours is a losing position as long as it's predicated on de-humanizing undocumented workers. How do I know? Hispanic and Latino voters - once reliably Republican - have fled the GOP in droves over the hate talk.”
(All italics mine)
Angry Liberal Kevin Foley’s “Foley-Facts” have proven to be an ideal, real-life basis for lesson-planning for those of us who try to educate Americans on the crimes of illegal immigration and illegal employment. And he is being noted around the internet for his constant inaccuracies.
Real Fact: Hispanic Americans do not represent a monolithic voting block and according to Gallup
, immigration is not their number-one issue.
Like most of us, important topics for voting Latinos are jobs, jobs, jobs, preserving first-world health care and the sinking Obama-owned economy. Only the blustering, research-free, clueless, fringe lefties actually believe that ignoring our laws and legalizing the millions of fugitive illegal aliens screaming in our streets would somehow help in that area. That includes the Hispanic Americans who proudly serve on the Board of Advisors of the pro-enforcement Dustin Inman Society
for which this long-time American serves as sweeper, president and spokesman. Foley hopes readers don’t know that (real) fact.
The assertion that the majority of Hispanics were ever “solidly GOP” is the more of the usual “Foley-Fact” goop. Umm…when exactly?
We offer a reminder from one of Foley’s fellow liberal travelers, Carlos Munoz Jr, Professor Emeritus Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley: “the Mexican-American vote made the difference for President Kennedy in his defeat of Richard Nixon 40-years ago… politicians are well aware of the fact that Latinos will not vote as a cohesive bloc - the majority of Latinos are registered Democrats but the ranks of Latino Republicans has increased significantly over the years.”
(BBC:“The Latino challenge” November, 2000
Someone please tell Kevin Foley: Munoz is referring to John F. Kennedy, a Democrat who was elected President in 1960 – now more than fifty years ago. So much for Latinos being “once reliably Republican.” Somebody please ask Foley “when?”
We have taken to referring to his fabricated nonsense as “Foley-Facts” in good fun. Let it be noted here that Kevin Foley should seriously consider hiring a fact-checker. We offer Politics Progressive Kevin Foley writing about the Tea Party and Congressman Allen West
and the Obama DREAM Act amnesty
as just two examples in addition to the blog you are reading. More coming as time allows.
Wanna-be authority Kevin Foley may want to stoop to citing his sources when he shares his vast base of “knowledge” as he oozes down the race-baiting, anti-enforcement road.
Maybe he regards it as a ‘hate-fact”, but Foley should admit that candidate Barack Hussein Obama promised another amnesty during his first year in office. And that the Democrats were in full majority power for the first two years of his presidency. And that the reason there was not an official legalization program passed in congress is because the majority of Americans reject amnesty and identity politics.
And that Obama’s real record
on immigration enforcement is dismal, dangerous and calculated to buy votes from the less-than-patriotic Latinos who will put tribalism over the rule of law. Time will tell the size of that disgusting group.
Meanwhile, readers who have trouble figuring out the dynamics of the voting scenario as applied to “the Hispanic vote” may want to give Sean Trende’s May 28 commentary from National Review a read. Before Kevin Foley labels it “hate-talk.”NRO:The GOP and the Latino Vote (subscription)Good news: Republicans can do what they think is right“So why don’t Republicans perform better with Latino voters? The answer is simple: income. In 2008, Barack Obama won 73 percent of Latino voters earning less than $15,000 a year, and 57 percent of similarly situated white voters. (Although many Latinos are white, since “Latino” represents an ethnicity rather than a race, for simplicity’s sake I’ll use “white” as shorthand for “non-Hispanic white.”) Among voters making $100,000 to $150,000 a year, 59 percent of Latinos and 42 percent of whites went for Obama — a sizable difference, to be sure, but much less than the 24 points between Obama’s share of Latino and white voters overall.In 2004 the pattern was even more pronounced. Among voters earning less than $15,000 a year, John Kerry won 58 percent of Latinos and 57 percent of whites — a nearly even split. Among those with annual incomes over $100,000, his share of both the Latino vote and the white vote dropped — to 50 and 37 percent, respectively.In other words, Latino voters vote a lot more like white voters when you control for income. The difference is that there are more poor Latino voters than poor white voters, which creates the appearance of a larger divide between the groups when one looks only at the aggregated numbers.But as the character of the Latino population changes from immigrant to second- and third-generation American, it should grow wealthier, and the income gap between Latinos and whites should close. This should, in turn, help to close the gap in voting patterns. To be sure, a gap of ten or fifteen percentage points between white and Latino voters is nothing to sneeze at. But neither does it spell ruin for the Republicans.”
We hope you will read more about - and from - Kevin Foley and Foley Facts on his MDJ blog
Somebody should. But get out the Pepto.
And a truth detector.