Ex-top California Democrat says ‘wokeism running amok’ is why Biden is bleeding Latino support dry
The Democratic Party is losing touch with Hispanic voters because President Joe Biden’s policies are too “bright,” says a former California Democratic leader.
Gloria Romero, a former state senator who served as Democratic Majority Leader from 2001 to 2008, tells “Fox & Friends First” that Biden is losing Latino support because his party left behind values shared by those voters.
“My message is extremely disappointing. I’ve represented one of the most democratic Latino districts in California, East LA, and whether we’re Cuban-American in Florida or Mexican-American in South Texas, Nevada or here in California, we send a very strong message to the Democratic Party that enough is enough,” Romero said in an interview on Friday.
“We have choices and look beyond the Democratic Party,” she said, adding that the Democrats no longer resemble JFK’s party or even former President Barack Obama when he was elected in 2008.
“Tonight’s party is complete wokeism run amok,” Romero said. She criticized the Biden administration’s use of terms like “birth people” instead of “mothers” or “wives” as an example of Democrats straying too far from traditional values shared by Hispanics and Latinos.
Her comments come as recent polls have shown a precipitous decline in Biden’s approval rating among those voters.
According to a, only 26% of Hispanic voters approve of Biden’s job performance recent Quinnipiac poll. The president is opposed by 54% of Hispanics, with a staggering 41% saying they “strongly disapprove” of the work he is doing.
Biden’s overall approval rating was 35% among registered voters surveyed, the lowest level of support Quinnipiac has seen since Jan. 12, 2022. A majority of 55% of voters disapproved of the President’s job performance.
Romero said traditional Latino Democrats want the president to take action on the issues that matter to them.
“We look at the economy, we look at approaches to immigration. We’re looking at the language, my God. Here in California, in the Latino community, we don’t just celebrate Mother’s Day, we celebrate two Mother’s Days. So the jargon of the people giving birth is not enough for us,” said Romero.
“We are a very enterprising people. We are interested in wealth. We value citizenship, we are a patriotic people. We are keen to ensure that the Democratic Party, or any party, stands for opportunity, liberty, liberty, and the ability to achieve the American Dream. Not getting handouts, but having an opportunity, a fair opportunity, to make that dream come true if we make an effort and work hard.”
The challenge for Republicans looking to earn Latino support, Romero said, is to show that the party believes “brown lives matter.”
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