Regardless of who wins the 2020 presidential election, one congressman believes that it has told us a lot about the future of the Republican Party.
Breitbart reports that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) recently argued, based on the results of the 2020 election, that, going forward, the Republican Party is no longer the so-called party of old white men, but instead a “multiethnic, multiracial, working-class party.”
Rubio explained why he believes that this is now the case during a recent interview on Fox News’ “Hannity.” His reason, in short, is that it’s the Democrats’ fault.
“What I mean by working-class party are normal, hard-working, everyday people that don’t want to live in a city where there’s no police department, where people rampage through the streets every time they’re upset about something, where their kids are afraid that they’re going to fail a college course because — unless they agree with their crazy professor, where they’re afraid to speak out on what they believe on some issue because they might get fired from their job or they’re going to be called a racist because they wear a MAGA hat or have a sticker on their car, and people recoil at all this,” Rubio said.
Here, of course, Rubio was referring to the call by many Democrats to defund the police, which for obvious reasons hasn’t been a popular idea. Rubio was also referring to the myriad of challenges that a conservative, whether he be a student or worker, faces living in America.
Rubio continued by touching upon the way Democrats have handled the coronavirus.
“These are people that work hard and they don’t want their small businesses shut down,” Rubio said. “They take the pandemic seriously, but they have to make a living, and they’re tired of seeing their job sent to another country, and everyone telling them, in both parties, well, that’s just the way it works. It’s not working for them. And they don’t like crazy people, and a lot of the elements that control the Democratic Party today are crazy.”
And, one more thing that Rubio thinks that the Democrats continue to get wrong is immigration – the belief that Hispanic voters, for example, want lax or even no immigration laws.
The more the merrier
Rubio’s argument is that the Democrats, with such policies, are driving groups to the Republican Party who traditionally have voted Democrat.
Early exit polls from the 2020 presidential election would appear to back this thesis up. They suggest that President Donald Trump has exceeded expectations with the votes he received from Black men and women, Latino Men and Women, and White women.
One of the most surprising results of all came from Starr County, Texas, a district that is overwhelmingly Latino and that overwhelmingly went for Hillary Clinton in 2016. There Trump only lost by five points; in 2016 he lost by 60 points.
Rubio certainly has a point here. The left’s narrative that Republicans are racists is being proved false. And, all we Republicans can say is that we welcome all.