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Kamala Harris Invokes Racist LBJ During Beto-Challenging Texas Swing

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HOUSTON, Texas — Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris of California blew through Texas last weekend to prove she was better than Beto, and decided to woo voters by invoking the tarnished memory of Lyndon Baines Johnson, according to reports.

In a story by the Washington Examiner, Harris is said to have told her Dallas audience LBJ “was the last president that made a meaningful investment in public education” as a way “to bridge the gap between helplessness and hope.”

Perhaps unfortunately for Harris, he’s also the man that alienated a generation of Democrats, a man even MSNBC now begrudgingly denounces as an opportunistic racist (certainly not a willing champion of civil rights). Democrats hated LBJ — unless they weren’t alive when he was alive.

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A matter of public record, Johnson is the man who inspired mostly far-left college students to revolt in 1968 and as president, referred to the Civil Rights Act as “that N–er bill” (in addition to bragging that he “expected everyone to know” the first black Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall is “a n–er.”)

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Now, Sen. Harris touts LBJ as her legacy and as a bellwether of what we can expect from her presidency.

Harris is a lawmaker who advocates legalizing prostitution and defended Somali transplant U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar’s anti-Semitic remarks.

The Californian’s “Texas two-step” occurs in the shadow of the Democratic primary set to take place next March, Super Tuesday, and included a townhall-style event, along with a private fundraiser in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Harris’ itinerary also involved a breakfast courting black women judges in Houston before her big finale — a 2,400-person rally at Texas Southern University, where she made a pledge to close the alleged “teacher pay gap” in the first year of her hypothetical administration.

Such a commitment to blanket spending presumes that Texas has a pay gap or that teacher pay has gone unaddressed by state leadership, when quite the opposite is true — with action spanning several legislative sessions decidedly increasing teacher pay and brining about significant reforms in the way teacher salaries are determined.

“We are here to fight,” Harris said during her rally, referencing the economic, immigration, criminal justice, climate change, and gun control planks of her platform.

The presence in Texas of yet another Californian promising to lead America with more of the same policies rejected in 2016 by a plurality of the U.S. electorate  has led some Texans to ask whether Harris’s message will stand a chance if a Texas-born congressman from El Paso with a large following cannot defeat a largely disliked incumbent in Ted Cruz.

The “born to run” ‘Beto’ O’Rourke ticket failed to unseat the robotic Sen. Ted Cruz, and he will likewise have to prove he is better for California than Harris, who was an attorney general in the Golden Gate state.

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POLL: Hispanics Support Big Government Across The Board

Even Hispanics Republicans are to the Left of the Average Republican

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Pew Research released some interesting statistics highlighting Latino voters’ views on national political problems based on a survey they conducted on Latino adults this past December.

Record numbers of Latinos — 32 million — will be voting in the 2020 general election. This exceeds the number of eligible black voters for the first time in history.

According to the results, the majority of Hispanic voters favor more government involvement on issues ranging from minimum wage to gun control.

62 percent of registered voters identify or lean toward the Democrat Party, whereas 34 percent connect with or lean in the direction of the Republican Party.

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Several key findings stood out:

Most Hispanic voters (71%) say the government should do more to solve problems, while 27% say government is doing too many things better left to businesses and individuals.

The findings by Jens Manuel Krogstad, Mark Hugo Lopez and Abby Budiman revealed that 82 percent of Hispanics who identify with or lean Democrat “say the government should do more to solve problems, compared with 51% of those who affiliate with or lean toward the GOP.”

As far as minimum wage is concerned, the three authors found some interesting results

On the minimum wage, a large majority of Hispanic voters (79%) say they favor raising it to $15 an hour, including more than half (56%) who say they strongly favor this change. Majorities in both parties favor raising the minimum wage, though Hispanic Democrats are much more likely than Hispanic Republicans to do so (88% vs. 62%, respectively).

The same Hispanic support for big government held true for healthcare which the authors noted below:

Hispanic voters generally believe the U.S. government should play a role in providing health care to Americans. About seven-in-ten (71%) say it is the federal government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, including 38% who favor a national health insurance system and 32% who prefer a mix of private and government health care coverage. Around a quarter (28%) say it is not the government’s responsibility to make sure all Americans have health care coverage, though most in this group say they prefer to keep Medicare and Medicaid.

When broken down across partisan lines, there were some key differences between Hispanics Democrats and Hispanic Republicans:

Hispanic Democrats and Republicans have different views on the role government should play in providing health coverage. About eight-in-ten Hispanic Democratic voters (84%) say it is the government’s responsibility to ensure Americans have health care, with 49% supporting a national health insurance system. Meanwhile, about half (51%) of Hispanic Republican voters say it is not the government’s responsibility to ensure universal coverage, though most in this group prefer to keep Medicare and Medicaid.

Interestingly, Hispanic Republicans were considerably to the Left of the average Republican voter on healthcare. 24 percent of Republican voters believe that the government should be responsible for guaranteeing healthcare coverage.

For gun control, there was also a noticeable Hispanic majority in favor of stricter gun laws:

“Around seven-in-ten Hispanic voters (68%) say gun laws should be stricter than they are today, while 24% say current gun laws are about right. Only 7% say gun laws should be less strict. The survey was conducted several months after a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, involving a suspect who said he targeted Mexicans.”

Similarly, there was a sharp partisan gap on gun control among Hispanics:

Among Hispanic Democratic voters, 80% say gun laws should be stricter. Hispanic Republican voters are more evenly divided, with 44% saying gun laws should be stricter and 42% saying gun laws are about right.

In the Republican case, Hispanics Republicans are to the Left of Republican voters on gun control. Only 27 percent of Republican voters want stricter gun laws.

All things considered, continued mass migration will not only ensure eventual Democrat Party domination in the near future, but also a more leftist Republican opposition that now has a big government faction within its ranks.

Graphics from the study can be referenced below:

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