The town of McAllen, Texas, was something the Democrats had considered a “sure thing” for a few reasons, but now they’ve lost a mayoral race to a Republican. Now, they’re trying to figure out how this could have happened, but one reason can be attributed to their own soft bigotry.
As Nick Arama previously covered, McAllen is a Texas border town that is 85 percent Hispanic and sits in a county that voted for Joe Biden against Donald Trump by 17 points. Even before that, they had voted for Hillary Clinton by a whopping 42 points.
Perhaps that steep drop in support for Democrats should have been the canary in the coal mine, but still, Democrats didn’t seem to raise a big fuss about it. No writing on the wall was being read. As far as they were concerned, their 85 percent Latino community was going to see them getting progressive returns for the foreseeable future.
Only that’s not what happened, and as Democrats scratch their heads as to why, taking a step back and looking at the problem from the perspective of logic and not patterns will give you the reasons.
One of the biggest reasons is that Democrats couldn’t get past the racial element of McAllen’s makeup. Yes, it’s primarily Hispanic, but the status of being “not white” is not going to automatically throw that person into the Democrat column. Democrats have long been under the impression that if the community in question is a community of color, then it’s likely going to vote for Democrats. To be fair, this was a correct assumption for some time, but it’s quickly not anymore.
As Arama noted, the voting pattern of minority Americans slowly drifted to the right over the course of the years. The 2020 election saw 57.2 percent voting for Trump with a seven-point gain among minority women and a four-point gain with minority men. That should have been alarm enough, but apparently, that didn’t move the needle for Democrats.
Not let’s add to the fact that the Biden administration has effectively thrown open the borders and has allowed
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