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8602: Why Not Capitalize Upon a Divided Constituency??? (fwd)
GOP to pursue Haitian-Americans
WESTON - Republicans said Saturday that they would actively court
Haitian-American voters, vowing no longer to concede the fast-growing
immigrant group to Democrats.
Members of the newly formed Haitian American Republican Caucus pledged to
register voters, support Republican candidates and lobby for Haiti.
Speakers at the reception, attended by nearly 100 Republican activists,
recalled the GOP's roots as the party of Abraham Lincoln, saying Democrats
have "demonized" their party for not including more minorities.
Instead of giving up on minority voters, they said the Republican Party needs
to defend its record on issues of race and actively pursue new immigrants.
Why should NOT Florida Republicans NOW work at attracting the
Haitian-American constituency in their midst, which they did not care enough
about in November 2000 to consistently/legally/ support linguistically (HC)
during the recent national Election?
Why NOT capitalize on the French/English/Haitian Creole divide of Haitians
living in the diaspora?
Why NOT capitalize upon a constituency that does not yet realize where Abe
Lincoln fit into the equation of not only "freeing the slaves" but "riling
Southerners" who wanted to maintain the institution of slavery to their own
The very Republicans now courting the Haitian-American vote.
Why NOT capitalize on a constituency which is so busy feeling its newly-found
strength that it fails to recognize/address the fact that Haitian immigrants
are still turned away at Florida's shores, still intercepted at sea in the
Florida Straits, still intercepted in the bays of many Caribbean nations as
they yet "hover to be made free"?
Sounds like shades of Jesse Helms et al. to me!
I'd love to see whose budget is truly financing the Haitian American
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