With Hispanics shifting toward the GOP, Democrats are searching for explanations. Apparently, they have settled on Hispanics being dumb and gullible.
Rep. Darren Soto (D-FL) claims that “Spanish language voters are highly susceptible to misinformation and must be protected.” Hispanic voters who don’t speak English are just too dumb to know what is true and what isn’t, you see, at least according to Democratic politicians.
In an effort to tackle election mis/disinformation, we sent a letter to @TheJusticeDept asking how their Election Threats Task Force is focusing on Spanish speaking communities.— Rep. Darren Soto (@RepDarrenSoto) May 11, 2022
Spanish language voters are highly susceptible to misinformation and must be protected. pic.twitter.com/xdGPQVMZbS
The letter Soto shared on Twitter, calling on the Justice Department to intervene and address “mis- and disinformation targeted at Spanish-language voters,” was signed by Reps. G.K. Butterfield (D-NC), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), and Teresa Leger Fernandez (D-NM). Soto has previously said that “we’ve seen Spanish-language misinformation spread like wildfire and threaten our communities,” while Rep. Jesus Garcia (D-IL) said that “Latinos remain a particularly susceptible population to disinformation campaigns.”
Misinformation and disinformation have become the Democratic Party’s favorite excuse for election losses and policy failures, so this latest iteration of the spurious claim is no exception. Republicans used Spanish-language ads in Florida to win over Hispanic voters, knocking off incumbent Democrats such as former Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, who warned that “if we don’t do something about this, it will have a negative impact on the 2022 elections.”
Establishment media dutifully followed. NBC News, Politico, NPR, and the Miami Herald all began warning of dastardly Spanish-language “misinformation” and “outlandish conspiracy theories.” The only explanation Democrats and their media allies have for the party losing its grip on Hispanic voters is that those voters simply aren’t smart enough to sift through these alleged conspiracy theories and misinformation campaigns.
Democrats think they own Hispanic voters. They have taunted that the GOP is dying because of demographic change. But that was never a guarantee because, to the surprise of Democratic politicians and “experts,” people are more than their skin color or ethnic heritage. Republicans decided to try and win Hispanic voters the old-fashioned way, by actually appealing to their beliefs and values. That's why they have picked up major victories in Florida and Texas, and more victories are on the horizon.
Democrats are going to lose big in the 2022 midterm elections. They recognize that they are losing their grip on Hispanic voters, but the Democratic Party is not big on introspection. Losses must be blamed on “voter suppression,” racism, or, now, on disinformation. Democrats don’t think Hispanics are smart enough to think for themselves. Perhaps they will find out the truth when they are tossed out of power.