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PenÚlope Cruz Controversy Reveals Duplicity in Immigration Debate
David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | December 20, 2010 | Walter Hudson

Posted on 12/20/2010 2:36:39 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson

Providing us with another convenient excuse to share an image of the radiant Penélope Cruz, some readers responded with indignation to last week's post regarding the actress and her unborn child. The source of their angst was a position taken in defense of the term "anchor baby." A conservative Hispanic group, Somos Republicans, took a hard stance against FOX News Latino for using the term in reference to Cruz's unborn child, equating it to epithets like "wetback."

The counter-argument was simple. An epithet's only purpose is to demean. The term "anchor baby" references a relevant concept in our political discourse, the birthing of children in the United States for the purpose of benefiting from their citizenship. It is therefore not an epithet, and likely opposed by amnesty advocates not because it demeans, but because it effectively conveys an idea damaging to their position. The call for FOX News Latino to apologize is thus an example of political correctness, an attempt to stifle debate by dictating which ideas may be expressed.

Whether any individual or group finds a term offensive is beside the point. Arguments are won and lost on their merits, not emotional reactions. The information provided by our readers in support of Somos Republicans only bolsters the claim that they are leveraging political correctness in lieu of a substantive argument.

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TOPICS: Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; anchor; anchorbaby; illegal; immigration; racism

1 posted on 12/20/2010 2:36:43 PM PST by Walter Scott Hudson
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To: Walter Scott Hudson
So. Some are now getting their pantalones in a knot over the term "anchor baby"?

Who cares? I will say this. Bring on more Penelope Cruz pictures.

Si Senora!


2 posted on 12/20/2010 2:46:25 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Responsibility2nd

Please, restrain your baser instincts and refrain from posting crass photos.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 2:48:14 PM PST by Celtic Cross (I AM the Impeccable Hat. (AKA The Pope's Hat))
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4 posted on 12/20/2010 2:57:45 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Celtic Cross

Crass is in the eye of the beholder. One who finds any pictures crass should simply refrain from looking at them, rather then attempt to censor others who do not find them so.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 2:58:50 PM PST by ez ("Abashed the devil stood and felt how awful goodness is." - Milton, Paradise Lost)
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

I say that since she greatly benefits the gene pool that she gets a pass.


6 posted on 12/20/2010 3:23:54 PM PST by Aria ( "Remember, attitudes are contagious, so make sure yours are worth catching." Sarah Palin 9-18-2010)
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To: Aria

Penelope is of Spaniard stock I believe. Very different from the people crossing the border down here in Texas. Apples to oranges difference. Geesh so is she a liberal too? Anyways, keep those pics coming. :-)


7 posted on 12/20/2010 3:30:18 PM PST by MrInvisible
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

She is really cute until she speaks.


8 posted on 12/20/2010 3:34:36 PM PST by fuzzybutt (Democrat Lawyers are the root of all evil.)
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Penelope is Salma Hayek’s Mini-me.


9 posted on 12/20/2010 3:36:16 PM PST by isom35
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

NO, I will not click on the blog.

YES, I will check on the thread in FR to see the pics!


10 posted on 12/20/2010 3:36:26 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: MrInvisible
Penelope is of Spaniard stock I believe.

Penelope and her husband both are white Castilians with Spanish citizenship and EU passports.

What the mestizos are latching onto, I have no idea here.

11 posted on 12/20/2010 3:43:37 PM PST by triumphant values (Never criticize that to your right.)
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To: Walter Scott Hudson

Isn’t she a home-wrecking putosa? Who cares what she says?!?


12 posted on 12/20/2010 4:39:06 PM PST by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Responsibility2nd

She is not guilty.


13 posted on 12/20/2010 9:06:47 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: FlyingEagle

Penelope Cruz deserves the same leniency we have to give to Willie Nelson. Not guilty due to cultural icon and in her case hottiness.


14 posted on 12/20/2010 9:08:34 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: MrInvisible

“Penelope is of Spaniard”

Yeth. She’s from Thpain.

True, though. Whatever that movie she was in with the 4 daughters was a great, funny romp. In several respects, actually.


15 posted on 12/20/2010 9:11:14 PM PST by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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