This may explain Harry Reid’s obsession with passing the DREAM Act. If he can’t get it done, then the Democrats may lose one of their biggest sources of automatic votes: The Hispanic community.
Luis Gutierrez (D-IL), a Mexican agent disguised as a congressman from Illinois has had it with the legislative process. If he can’t get the law broken legally, then he’s going to take to the streets to demand a reward for criminal activity. Gutierrez has worked tirelessly to get amnesty passed since the Bush administration. He thought that with a super majority in congress the last few years that the time had arrived for country destroying comprehensive immigration reform. Instead of staying under the radar and pushing through a series of smaller bills, the race based La Raza movement went full tilt, with a gigantic amnesty bill and million man marches in the streets. The ploy had the just the opposite intended effect. Instead of scaring Americans into a corner, they just pissed them off and politicians buckled under the tremendous pressure to kill any such nonsense.
To the chagrin of Gutierrez and his ilk, the American people were so successful at asserting their will on a sustained basis, that he may leave politics all together and try another approach. He likens the illegal alien invasion to the struggles blacks faced during the civil rights years. Not only does he give a slap to every American with his ethno based ideology, but he gives an extra kick in the stomach to every brother and sister who suffered real civil rights injustices.
If the DREAM Act fails this time, Gutierrez plans on leaving politics and taking direct action to fufill his mission of erasing the borders. That action includes marches, sit-ins and other actions normally reserved for those that have legitimate gripes. Those activities failed miserably a few years back, and he surely is aware of that. That brings up the question of exactly what kind of direct action is he really planning? He is attempting to rally a community that already are doing much better than they were in Mexico. They may not be on board with his plan. The radicals will though, and we have seen that those types are also affiliated with Marxist and anarchist factions. I’m sure Gutierrez will take whatever he can get, seeing as many planned large rallies ended up as duds in recent years, either because they were seen as ineffective, or there was an important soccer game on that day. That is no joke; outrage needs to be scheduled around certain soccer matches.
Gutierrez may be talking out of frustration, but if indeed he and other Hispanic leaders have delivered an ultimatum to the Democrats, then it would go a long way in explaining Harry Reid’s behavior. If the Democrats lose the Hispanic vote, it may be a huge loss nationally, even though the voter turnout is usually low. It would have an even more damaging effect in many Western states. Harry Reid himself would have lost handily to Sharron Angle without the Hispanic vote. The tide could also turn in local races.
If the Hispanic vote is truly on the line for the Democrats, look for them to pull out all the stops to get the DREAM Act passed. Unfortunately, even if the DREAM Act is killed once again this time around, they will continue to come with both barrels from now on. As the Hispanic population grows and more Luis Gutierrez’ come out of the woodwork, expect race-based ethno politics to take on a more prominent role in the United States. I’ve said before that illegal immigration has already caused damage that cannot be reversed. This is a perfect example.