Democrats found out some more bad news.
Joe Biden cannot afford to take on anymore water.
And Joe Biden suffered this massive defection that has Democrats fearing defeat in 2024.
Texas State Representative Ryan Guillen won his last re-election campaign by 17 points and served in office for 18 years.
But the Texas Democrats recently announced he was switching parties and joining the GOP.
Normally a state representative changing party affiliation would not warrant national attention.
However, Guillen becoming a Republican exemplified the trend that began in the 2020 election of working-class Hispanic voters trending Republican.
Pew’s after-election survey found that Trump won 38 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Trump’s message of law and order, secure borders and opposing coronavirus lockdowns and mandates blew up the corporate media myth that Hispanic voters only support candidates based on the single issue of amnesty for illegal aliens.
Guillen represents a border county and the Rio Grande Valley counties in Texas represented the epicenter of the political realignment taking place.
Starr County, Texas is 96 percent Hispanic.
Hillary Clinton won Starr County, Texas by 58 points in 2016.
Donald Trump only lost by five in 2020 as voters in the border county abandoned Democrats over the left’s support for open borders and Black Lives Matter lawlessness and riots.
Guillen referenced this shift in his statement announcing his joining the Republican Party.
“Friends, something is happening in South Texas, and many of us are waking up to the fact that the values of those in Washington, D.C., are not our values, not the values of most Texans,” Guillen stated.
Guillen explained the left’s support for defunding the police, open borders and shutting down the fossil fuel industry rendered the Democrat Party inhospitable to working-class Latinos.
“The ideology of defunding the police, of destroying the oil and gas industry and the chaos at our border is disastrous for those of us who live here in South Texas,” Guillen added.
Republicans gloated over Guillen’s defection.
“John Lujan’s upset victory earlier this month in a district with a majority Hispanic population already proved that Texans are fed up with the failures of Democratic leadership and Ryan Guillen’s party switch makes that fact all the more clear,” Republican State Leadership Committee President Dee Duncan declared.
“Today’s Democrat leaders are so focused on appeasing their fringe-left base by putting teachers’ unions ahead of parents, pushing socialist tax and spending schemes, and fighting for open border policies, that even elected officials in their own party cannot support their radical agenda anymore,” Duncan added.
After Barack Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote in 2012 Democrats thought they were on the verge of a generational majority due to a lock on the Latino vote.
That led to the misguided 2013 GOP autopsy report claiming unless Republicans supported amnesty, they would never again win a national election.
In reality, working-class voters of all races rejected Mitt Romney’s establishment Republicanism of corporate tax cuts, outsourcing jobs to China and Mexico and support for endless wars in the Middle East.
Donald Trump proved the GOP autopsy report wrong in 2016.
And it was Donald Trump that kickstarted the GOP’s growth with working-class Hispanics that now presents a mortal danger to the Democrat Party’s political prospects.
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