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A “Defcon 1” moment is how one Democrat consultant seems to be describing the launch of America’s first Spanish-language conservative network.
With news and commentary content, Americano is set to open for business Tuesday morning at 6 a.m. on SiriusXM satellite radio channel 153, with a streaming TV platform to follow this summer.
This new media outlet emerges as a Wall Street Journal survey, along with other similar data, has shown that Latino voters are shifting to the right as President Joe Biden’s approval rating craters because of economic conditions and other issues.
In a detailed article, NBC News claims that the Americano venture has a unique combination with its purported close ties to both ex-President Trump’s campaign as well as “low-energy” Jeb Bush, the ex-Florida governor and unsuccessful 2016 primary election rival to Trump.
As alluded to above, a Democrat pollster in Miami claimed that the new conservative network is the metaphorical equivalent of the most severe defense readiness condition borrowed from military parlance.
While lamenting so-called disinformation in its headline, NBC acknowledged, “Aside from tapping into strong anti-socialist sentiment, Trump also broadened his Latino support nationwide [in 2020] with an emphasis on blue-collar, pro-business and anti-Covid lockdown messages that played better with Hispanic voters — from Florida to Philadelphia to Wisconsin to the Texas border.”
Seismic shift among Hispanic voters in new WSJ poll should send Dem heads spinning – https://t.co/tIZK3hvAK6
— Bo Snerdley (@BoSnerdley) December 9, 2021
“For those concerned about the disinformation problem harming Democrats’ chances with Hispanics, this is a Defcon 1 moment. We should worry,” [Fernand] Amandi said. “The Democrats’ response to all of this Hispanic outreach from Republicans — whether it’s disinformation or conventional campaigning — is to do the bare minimum. Unfortunately, some Democrats are deluding themselves. The ultimate act of disinformation is to pretend that this is not a big problem,'” the former Obama Hispanic outreach coordinator told NBC News.
The new Miami-based, national broadcasting station’s boss, disagreed with the disinformation allegation, according to NBC News:
Americano’s founder and CEO, Ivan Garcia-Hidalgo, bristled at the notion that the privately funded network is going to purvey disinformation or misinformation, and accused Democrats of trying to cancel speech they don’t like.
“They’re scared. And they should be,” Garcia-Hidalgo said of Democrats in an interview. “Democrats took Hispanics for granted for too long, and no one thought to create a home for us in conservative media. There is an appetite for this. You see it on social media. You see it in elections.”
Particularly since the Trump era, the left has often found itself experiencing a form of cognitive dissonance or perhaps transference. Disinformers/misinformers accusing others of spreading disinformation or misinformation constitutes one of many examples.
Like any startup, it remains to be seen how much market share Americano will pull in. According to ex-Trump aide Michael Caputo, Americano’s chief strategy officer, “Hispanics are moving toward us. They’re jumping into the Republican pond. And we’re giving them a lily pad to land on. Some will land on the Donald Trump pad. Some on Reagan. Some are for Jeb Bush.”
When the dust clears after the May 24 runoffs, as many as eight Latinos — including six women — could ultimately be Republican nominees for congressional seats across Texas. In the Rio Grande Valley alone, at least two Latinas will carry the GOP nod. With the GOP continuing to pump money into South Texas and more Hispanic Republicans, particularly women, running for office, there are signs the traditional balance of power in the longtime Democratic stronghold is beginning to shift….
[Mayra] Flores was one of three Hispanic women in the Rio Grande Valley to finish in first place on Tuesday, along with Monica De La Cruz, a Trump-endorsed candidate who also won her primary outright, and Cassy Garcia, a former aide to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) who was in the lead spot heading into a May runoff election for the seat currently held by Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar. If any of them win come November, they would be the first Hispanic women — and first Republicans — to hold a congressional seat in South Texas.
Voters are reportedly dissatisfied with the one-party rule by Democrats in the region. “Flores, Garcia and other Hispanic Republicans explain that the shift also stems from frustrations with the Biden administration and Democrats over their immigration and border policies.”
‘Big night in Texas!’ Trump touts endorsement power as Gov. Abbott wins primary with ease https://t.co/lchUHJrvVm
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) March 2, 2022
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