RNC Head Of Hispanic Outreach In Florida Quits, Registers As Democrat
The RNC's missions to outreach to "Hispanics" and other minorities is failing, miserably. Yesterday the Director of Hispanic outreach for the RNC in Florida quit, and to add insult to injury, registered as a Democrat. But who's surprised when the primary strategy behind the outreach is to make racism palatable to minorities?
So what broke this camel's back? The widely criticized Heritage Foundation study on immigration co-authored by an academic who believed Latino immigrants are genetically predisposed to low IQs.
When Republicans appointed Pablo Pantoja to State Director of Florida Hispanic Outreach for the Republican National Committee, they hoped he would be able to bridge the sizable gap that only expanded during the 2012 elections, when the state’s 4.3 million Hispanic voters supported Barack Obama over Mitt Romney by a 20 percent margin.
But after months of inaction by Congressional Republicans on comprehensive immigration reform and stiff resistance by Republican-leaning groups like the Heritage Foundation, Pantoja has had enough; on Monday, he announced via email that he was leaving the party and registering as a Democrat:
Yes, I have changed my political affiliation to the Democratic Party.
It doesn’t take much to see the culture of intolerance surrounding the Republican Party today. I have wondered before about the seemingly harsh undertones about immigrants and others. Look no further; a well-known organization recently confirms the intolerance of that which seems different or strange to them.