Skip to comments.Hispanic GOP Group Endorses Gingrich
Posted on 01/16/2012 1:47:37 PM PST by parksstp
CNN) -- Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the endorsement of the nation's largest Hispanic Republican group.
Somos Republicans, which says it has a membership of 6,000 people, issued a statement Monday saying the former speaker of the House "knows the importance of the Latino community" and "has been working hard for many years to include American Hispanics in the overall conversation for a better America."
"We believe Speaker Gingrich is the most Hispanic-friendly candidate in the race," Steve Rodriguez, a spokesman for the group, told CNN in a phone interview from Colorado.
(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...
A pro amnesty front group who has called for the GOP to use the tea party and toss us aside when they’re done with us.
I hope this endorsement is as useful to Newt as McCain's endorsement was to Mitt. < / sarcasm >
ping (er, however, that’s done)
My guess is that this is probably a bigger endorsement type than at first glance. Specifically, Miami-Dade County in FL for the Jan 31 primary.
However, as I was reading this article, is this group Pro-Amnesty or Anti-Dream Act? Can’t tell.
Yes! Go Gingrich! He has some of the best ideas on immigration (which we need, Hispanic-haters here aside) and the best ideas on creating a positive economy where individuals...such as Latin Americans fleeing from lefty governments...will be able to give a boost to our economy.
I live in Florida, and we are getting tons of wealthy Venezuelans and people from other parts of neo-Marxist Latin America, and we are also getting LatAm banks and businesses because we are (so far) stable.
Ah, that’s what I thought. Didn’t read the full article before I posted.
So this group was encouraged by Gingrich’s language on immigration reform?
Well, a quick glance at their website shows that they’re pretty pro-DREAM Act.
“We believe Speaker Gingrich is the most Hispanic-friendly candidate in the race,”
True but Newt’s no Reagan in that area.
Somos Republicans - How un American is the tea party
Given this group’s politics, maybe this will put to rest finally the lies about Perry being soft on the border or supporting the dream act or amnesty.
I smell Willard. This would be a classic trick of his minions to pull. Pay some unknown non-conservative front group to make a fake public endorsement and then hammer Newt by innuendo and false attacks.
Mmmmmmm......pols love those illegals b/c they pay several thousand dollars to establish several identities——each identity votes and rides the US gravy train.
EVEN JUDGE JUDY KNOWS a drunken latino going 110 MPH struck a light pole and left the scene with the pole lying in the street and did not report the accident . He had no insurance (but was getting in-state tuition).
Another motorist ran into the pole and was seeking damages.
THE KICKER JJ asked the latino if he was working under his own name........to enable his paycheck to be garnished.
Strange. I don't recall seeing any "Hispanic-haters" here but, hey, I only spend about 8-10 hours a day in forum so I could have missed them.
I love this Headline,thanks cnn;
These hispanics are tea party haters so the feeling would be quite mutual.
How does that "put it to rest"? The group said nothing about Perry, the border, the dream act, or amnesty. The said Newt is the most "pro-Hispanic" candidate. If this a codeword for "pro-illegal migrant" candidate, they'd be correct. Both Perry and Newt are soft on illegals. Perry's bad, Newt is worse.
The only that is going to be "put to rest" is if Perry announces he's going to seek a repeal of his in-state tuition for illegal law, and apolgize for signing the Texas state version of the DREAM act.
The simple point I was making is that FReepers don't hate any group of persons based on their ethnicity or color of skin. But you already knew that cripplecreek.
Oh yeah I knew that. My first love was Mexican. One of my dad’s longtime friends was a Mexican they called Brown Belly.
I don’t know where you’ve been looking, but in my mind, this is the ONLY blight of FR. The usual code word is “illegal immigrant,” always referred to in the next sentence as “Juan,” and then people go on about how there are too many of “them” living in [fill in the blank].
There are many other non-Hispanic illegal immigrants, and most of the others don’t come here to pick fruit or work on your lawn, but to sponge off of welfare, figure out how they can build their mosque somewhere that it will be really offensive, how they can plant a bomb somewhere that will kill Americans, etc. But the only thing many people here ever obssess on are Mexicans and the supposed “Mexican invasion,” which is not true and could easily be solved by short-term visas, legal residency permits for people who have been here working and contributing to SS and paying local taxes for decades, and a better program for the future. And in exchange, get rid of the “refugee” programs and “family reunification” programs that have done nothing but bring us troublesome African and ME Muslims who do not assimilate, hate us, and are brought here at US government expense and installed directly on government benefits or are supported by foundations. No lawn work for them!
We’ve got to face this and deal with it. I got sick of hearing Bush referred to as “Jorge” Bush because he actually proposed solutions, and I am equally sick of hearing Perry referred to as “Ricardo” because he felt there should be a reasonable, economically sound way of dealing with the problem, which is essentially due to an immigration law that needs reform in a big way.
So let’s look at this again.
People here don’t hate hispanics. People here hate politicians who ignore the well being of American citizens and pander to illegal aliens in the hope of getting votes, illegal votes at that.
That is what people hate. And for good reason. The legal American citizens gets thrown under the bus and made to pay with their lives and money for people who break the law.
How many Americans can go to Mexico and get free food, health care, and pandered to by the Mexican government?
And we know that's not about to happen. Perry supported Texas' pro-ILLEGAL alien Dream Act in 2001 when he signed it and supports it still. He was even willing to torpedo his campaign over it by telling those who did not support it they "have no heart". And don't forget how he went down to Mexico to brag about it when it passed. These aren't the actions of a man who is soft on his position. He thinks ILLEGAL aliens deserve taxpayer subsidized handouts and he thinks you are wrong if you disagree. That is, of course, why he is polling in single digits and why he will never be POTUS.
Yeah they were pretty supportive of Perry a few months back when they thought he had a shot. Now they’ve moved on to another candidate they think will screw the tea party.
Hispanic is NOT a Synonym of “illegal”.
Here’s Newt Gingrich’s stance on illegal aliens...
“In three years and eight months, we defeated fascist Italy, Nazi Germany and imperial Japan. Today, we can’t build a (border) fence,” Gingrich said. “I would propose cutting off all federal funds to any city that declares itself a sanctuary city.”
He said that if UPS and FedEx could keep track of millions of packages a day, the federal government should be able to track illegal immigrants in the country.
But Gingrich added: “I don’t believe we’ll ever pass a bill which requires us to hunt down every single person” who has been in this country for some time illegally.
Gingrich also said he would favor a “very sophisticated, very clean” guest worker program.
“I think we should go back to the World War Two selective service model where local citizens are certified at a local level, where they actually know the person,” he said.
“If the person is a good citizen, has genuine ties to the United States, has genuine roots, they still don’t get amnesty, they still don’t get citizenship, they still don’t get the right to vote. They do get the legal right to be a resident.”
What happened to the Roman Empire that you loved so much when they allowed the Goths to cross the Danube?
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