Drudge’s “Boehner in a Sombrero” Meme Proves Why GOP Base Will Never Get It

Jan 30, 2014
9:14 AM

You know many on the right side of the political spectrum are having issues with the constant mocking of immigration issues by conservative media when a tweet alerting us to Drudge Report’s “John Boehner in a Sombrero” image came from an actual Latin@ conservative:


So, we checked it out, and last night we found this:


Which lead to this an Ann Coulter piece basically slamming the GOP leadership for even considering “principles” for immigration reform because in the end she has PROOF:

Immigrants — all immigrants — have always been the bulwark of the Democratic Party. For one thing, recent arrivals tend to be poor and in need of government assistance. Also, they’re coming from societies that are far more left-wing than our own. History shows that, rather than fleeing those policies, they bring their cultures with them. (Look at what New Yorkers did to Vermont.)

This is not a secret. For at least a century, there’s never been a period when a majority of immigrants weren’t Democrats.

At the current accelerated rate of immigration — 1.1 million new immigrants every year — Republicans will be a fringe party in about a decade.

Thanks to endless polling, we have a pretty good idea of what most immigrants believe.

According to a Harris poll, 81 percent of native-born citizens think the schools should teach students to be proud of being American. Only 50 percent of naturalized U.S. citizens do.

While 67 percent of native-born Americans believe our Constitution is a higher legal authority than international law, only 37 percent of naturalized citizens agree.

No wonder they vote 2-1 for the Democrats.

Aside: Is Coulter not an immigrant herself? But we digress. Back to the main point.

So Drudge puts Boehner in a sombrero because when it comes to visually explaining the whole “immigrant” problem, always go with the Mexican motif. Umm, in your quest to actually save the GOP, using these types of memes just perpetuate the image that Republicans really don’t like Mexicans. Or Latinos. We do wonder how the remaining 6-7 Latino Republicans are feeling about this today. Psst, the extreme part of the GOP, the one that actually shapes national ignorance, is not that into you, guys.

And we’re not the only ones who think gets a #NoMames:

As expected, some people thought the sombrero image was awesome: