Properly Subversive: Democrats Don’t Own Nevada’s Hispanic Voters
Sherman R. Frederick/ Correctly subversive
Nevada is Nevada and Texas is Texas. Has always been; will always be.
But in 2022, may I suggest a small connection between the two states: the awakening of Hispanic voters.
Consider Mayra Flores, who won a special election in Texas’ 34th congressional district. In a traditionally Democratic stronghold, did she run on gender identity? Did she hit the stump by telling people about the importance of critical race theory and open borders?
Do not be dumb.
She ran on the platform of “God, Family and Country”. Surprisingly, she presented herself as a feared Republican.
The democratic strategists that have seen the Hispanics withdraw from the Democratic Party in recent years say that it is not a punctual anomaly.
“Clearly, this constituency does not hold particularly hard-line views about the nature of American society and its supposed inherent racism and white supremacy,” wrote Democratic strategist Ruy Teixeria last year. “They are more of a patriotic, upwardly mobile, working-class group with fairly practical and down-to-earth concerns. Democrats will either learn to focus on that or they will continue to lose ground among this vital group of voters.
I think we see that in Nevada, fueled by a lousy economy, brutal inflation, and crazy, woke Democratic ideas. Look, I’m not saying Nevada Republicans like Joe Lombardo and Adam Laxalt will automatically benefit from this mindset shift. A small attention which avoids the democratic error of taking the Hispanic voters of the Nevada for acquired could open the way to a radical change in the state.
In 2022, the mere fact that Joe Biden kisses Steve Sisolak no longer gets you anything in the Hispanic community of Nevada. And just because Catherine Cortez Masto’s name seems to be in Nevada’s Hispanic corner doesn’t mean she is. In fact, the horrible policies of Biden and the elected Nevada Democrats who helped us get here are working against it.
The days are over when Barack Obama could jump into a parachute, fill in a gymnasium in Las Vegas, and the Hispanics led by union leaders would follow them in the polls. As Democrats in Texas are finding, Hispanics have practical concerns about upward mobility, like all Americans.
Hispanic Nevadans, like all Nevadans, see the price of gasoline, the outbreak of food prices, shortages of natural milk and want change. Nevada’s elected Democratic leaders haven’t quite realized that they no longer own the Hispanic vote.
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My apologies in advance to Daffy and Elmer for that last meme. Thank you for reading anyway. Until next week, avoid the hotheads, laugh a little, and always question authority.
(“Properly Subversive” is a commentary written by Sherman R. Frederick, Nevada Hall of Fame journalist and co-founder of Battle Born Media, a news organization dedicated to preserving community newspapers. Mr. Frederick loves feedback. You can reach him by email at [email protected])