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The Republican Rainbow Coalition
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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in “Results” ad, Sept. 6, 2022 (Ron DeSantis/YouTube)

The modern Left has managed to unite two groups historically at crossed swords: Christians and Muslims. Concerned parents of both faiths are now confronting a common enemy — sexual perversity and indoctrination at their children’s schools, with transgender orientation the most prominent. That’s because they know it is not only pornographic but intentionally anti-family. Recently, in Michigan, hundreds of these parents crowded a Dearborn Public Schools board meeting to protest the gay-promotive “literature” multiplying in the school libraries, with such wholesome titles as This Book Is Gay, Flamer, The Lovely Bones, and Push.

Hassan Shami, father of three, was having none of it, and singled out This Book Is Gay for censure. “If the book was called ‘This Book is Straight’, we’re still going to go after it,” Shami said in a Twitter video. “It’s teaching kids how to go online and have sexual intercourse with others on the internet.” His new non-Muslim ally, Jeff Saleff, concurred: “How did these books even end up in our library–I mean these books are really bad…. They don’t belong in the hands of 13, 14, 15-year-old kids.” Add most Latinos, many blacks, and a large percentage of Democrats to the crusade and the result will be the Republican Red Sea about to flood the army of social justice warriors in less than two weeks.

A new poll by Summit Ministries found that 65 percent of respondents believe the transgender movement has gone way too far. This includes 58 percent of Latinos, 55 percent of blacks, and, interestingly, 44 percent of 2020 Biden voters. Fortunately for the future, the majority of Democratic candidates have not gotten the message. Undaunted by the state of Virginia’s flipping red last year in an early test of parental power versus the terminally woke teachers union, they are still decrying “book banning” and “homophobia” in schools. None did so less effectively than the political chameleonic wretch Charlie Crist in the decapitation that masqueraded as the Florida gubernatorial debate Monday.

Crist attacked Gov. Ron DeSantis for the now widely supported Parental Rights in Education Bill that progressives once tried to mock as the “Don’t Say Gay” bill. The former Republican governor and Democratic congressman (which pretty much says it all) accused DeSantis of launching a culture war in schools. DeSantis doubled down to destroy him.

Hispanic backing could help DeSantis be the first Republican governor to win the formerly blue Miami-Dade County since Jeb Bush 20 years ago.

“When you oppose the Parent’s Rights in Education Bill, which prevents 6-, 7-, 8-year-olds from having sexuality gender ideology injected in their curriculum, you are the one that’s waging the culture war,” DeSantis said. “Because it’s inappropriate to have that in elementary school. It’s inappropriate to tell a 6-year-old that they were born in the wrong body. It’s inappropriate to tell an 8-year-old that they may have been born a girl but maybe they’re really a boy.” With Crist looking blank, DeSantis personalized the point: “My daughters are very athletic. And we signed legislation to protect the right of women’s athletes. That you should not have someone competing on the men’s team for three years and then switch to the women’s team.” Then he delivered the coup de grâce: “Charlie Crist opposed that bill. He said he would have vetoed it. I’m going to protect women’s sports in the state of Florida.”

Voters clearly like what they heard. Almost every RealClearPolitics poll gives DeSantis a double-digit lead over Crist, and for good reason. Under his administration, Florida has gone from a purple state to a solid red one, thanks in part to his exploding approval among Hispanics. A new Telemundo/LX News poll puts DeSantis at 56 percent approval with the group and just 41 percent disapproval (he had lost Hispanics by 10 percentage points when he won in 2018). And despite Democratic wailing, the majority of them, 50 percent, supported his Martha’s Vineyard immigrant drop-off. Hispanic backing could help DeSantis be the first Republican governor to win the formerly blue Miami-Dade County since Jeb Bush 20 years ago. And the Latino-driven reddening may extend beyond Florida to the rest of the country, due to Democratic racism.

It was indeed progressive racism that presumed Latinos — as a Democrat-designated minority group — would go along with leftist lunacy when it went against their very traditions and religion. In the liberal mindset, nonwhite automatically means anti-white and pro-illegal immigration. Thus, leftists thought they could push their LGBTQ-X agenda down a macho, Catholic, family-centric culture’s throat. Could tell them any man or woman can switch from madre to padre. Could brand group members “Latinx,” expecting them to embrace androgyny like most Democrats do.

Jill Biden’s clueless, condescending speech last summer at a LatinX IncluXion conference (the name alone should have been a hazard sign), praising Hispanics for being “as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio,” crystalized the disconnect. A brand-new poll should sound the death knell for her deteriorating husband and his party. Although Biden won Hispanics 2–1 over Donald Trump in 2020, today just 26 percent approve of his performance, with 60 percent disapproving. According to the poll, 48 percent want Republicans to take control of Congress in two weeks, with just 34 percent preferring the Democrats. That should make things pretty spicy on Nov. 8 (I’m Latino. I can say that).

But the Democrats have a brilliant explanation for the defection of this rebel minority group, and that is, you guessed it, racism. Crist’s running mate, Karla Hernandez-Mats, threw her own race under the “R” train in a live Facebook chat. “They’re racist too,” she said. “Our Latino people are racist. It’s okay. They still have a lot of colonial mentality and we have to get through that.” The Atlantic’s Jemele Hill agreed in a tweet: “That proximity to whiteness is a real thing. Also reminds me of an adage I heard long ago about how the oppressed begin to take on the traits of the oppressor.”

This, of course, is ridiculous. But one thing’s for sure. With the welcome addition of Muslims, the Democrats are creating a new Rainbow Coalition — against them.

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