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Illinois Hispanics meet with Juan McCain in Downtown Chicago (Vanity)
Self | June 19, 2008 | Rosanna Pulido

Posted on 06/19/2008 5:11:02 AM PDT by chicagolady

I was one of the 150 people at the Drake Hotel in Downtown Chicago Wednesaday night who came to hear John MC Cain speak to Illinois Hispanics.

I had e-mail in my request to attend after seeing an article in the news paper announcing this event.

This is what i received..........

We are pleased to confirm your invitation to attend the "Hispanic Voices Reception" with Republican Presidential candidate John McCain. The event will take place on June 18, 2008, at The Drake Hotel, 140 E. Walton Place, Chicago, Illinois, in the Drake Room.

A volunteer will call you in the next couple of days to give you a "unique event ID number." You will need that number along with photo identification at the registration table in order to access the event. Doors open for the event promptly at 7:30 PM. Please come early, though, to get through security.

During the reception, Senator John McCain will be fielding questions from the audience. We ask that you be respectful during the question-and-answer session even if your opinions differ from those being shared. Please dress in business-casual attire.

You may park at The Drake Hotel for $30; valet parking is also provided at the hotel for $45. If you are traveling from the suburbs, limited seating is available on the bus leaving from Aurora. To reserve a seat for the bus, please contact us on our hotline number or by e-mail. For your own directions to the event, please click here.

For questions regarding the event, please call our hotline number at 630-801-0043 or e-mail us at

Both Senator John McCain and I look forward to meeting you next Wednesday.

Face to Face with John McCain!

"Hispanic Voices Reception"

Wednesday, June 18, 2008, starting at 7:30 PM

The Drake Room The Drake Hotel 140 E Walton Place Chicago, IL 60611

You are invited to hear John McCain address Illinois Hispanics!

If you have any questions, please contact: Gabriela Wyatt or Julie Brady at Or call the event hot-line (630) 801-0043 _________________________________________________________

.....Personally as an Original Minuteman who attended the Historic Minuteman Border Watch in 2005 on the Arizona/ Mexico border and returnig 2 more times for a tour of duty along our southern Border, I was especially looking forward to what John Mc Cain would say about illegal immigration.

This was a NO MEDIA ALLOWED EVENT! That is why I am reporting back to you, all of you folks who have fought so hard with your phone calls to Washington D.C. last summer, shutting down the Washington DC switch board and defeating the AMNESTY BILL. I am reporting back to you those of you who work tirelessly in your local cities and towns trying to get some public elected official to care and enforce the rule of law.

I was told by my friend and fellow Hispanic Marianne Davies who is on the board of "You Don't Speak for Me" that John Mc Cain has been going across the country having "PRIVATE" meetings with Hispanics.

Although the inviation said we would be able to ask questions, that "question " time with John Mc Cain never happened. That was ok with me, I never had the intention of asking a question, I knew exactly the kind of open borders crowd I was with.

John Mc Cain's favorite words of the evening were Comprehensive Immigration Reform. But he started out first of all saying if he is gonna win the Presidential election he will need the support of the Latino community.

He said " My state has been enriched by the Hispanic culture in Arizona."

Then John MC Cain asked a question "Did you know this? I bet some of you did not know that Spanish was spoken in Arizona before English" ...Loud cheers from the audience. (Ok John Mc Cain What is your AZATLAN POINT?)

Then he said " I want to have some straight talk about our relationship with Mexico,our closest neighbor and dearest friend" He talked about the Mexican President fighting the drug cartels.

Then John Mc Cain aid the exact thing I came to hear, he said "I was proud to work for Comprehensive Immigration Reform and If I am elected President I assure you that in 2009 I will ask Congress to pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform." (The crowd goes wild)"It is a Federal Responsibility" he said and continued " we also need a temporary guest worker program"

He then told a story about a day laborer who got picked up this morning, worked all day and then never got paid...We have no Federal Policy, we cannot allow this to happen, he said, He repeated I assure you that I will work for Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

John McCain talked about a debate he was in about enforcing the law and he says that the "other side had a lot of "Rhetoric" "you know what I am talking about!" he said.

I guess the most telling event of the evening was a certain person who was in the room. From my own account he is the God Father of the massive illegal alien movement in Illinois. He is a Democrat and part of the HDO, Martin Sandoval - serves on a Mexican government advisory council. In fact, you can see his name on this list of their advisors:

Exactly which country is he representing at this rally for John Mc Cain?

Martin Sandoval, Illinois senator, wants to represent Mexicans too Martin Sandoval is a state Senator from Illinois. He's also running for a seat on Mexico's "Institute for Mexicans Abroad" advisory council: Sandoval would be the first elected official in the U.S. to serve on the advisory council. That raises the peculiar prospect of the Cicero Democrat offering policy advice in an official capacity to Mexican Cabinet members while creating laws in Illinois...

As it turns out, no law or rule prohibits it, in Mexico or in Illinois. Mexican officials call it an honorary position...

... "I see no conflict at any point. There are always people who will have questions," [Sandoval] said. "I have looked at the four corners of this. I see upside all over the place."

Sandoval said his participation is especially logical because a large share of his constituents were born in Mexico. More than 42 percent of Sandoval's Senate district is foreign-born, the second-highest rate in the state...

NOW we see what kind of folks are interested in getting John Mc Cain in office.

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KEYWORDS: aliens; hispandering; hispanics; hispanicvote; il2008; immigrantlist; immigration; johnmccain; mccain; mexico; rino
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To: jaydubya2

That was me!

41 posted on 06/19/2008 7:20:42 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: chicagolady

I thought the story sounded familiar! Great interview!

42 posted on 06/19/2008 7:23:31 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: chicagolady

Great report, my friend.

It’s obvious that voting either Democrat or Republican this year for President is a vote for the destruction of America.

43 posted on 06/19/2008 7:26:21 AM PDT by EternalVigilance ("Sheep have only three speeds: graze, stampede and cower." - mgc1122)
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To: chicagolady

The discussion continues: ‘listen live’

44 posted on 06/19/2008 7:27:46 AM PDT by jaydubya2
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To: chicagolady

Got a request from Juan yesterday for money. I checked “other” and wrote in...2000 carbon credits.

45 posted on 06/19/2008 7:32:41 AM PDT by Potts Mtn. Pappy
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To: jaydubya2

Thanks so much! Just trying to get the word out so Conservatives can make an INFORMED decision!

Darned if we do, Darned if we don’t!!

46 posted on 06/19/2008 7:42:17 AM PDT by chicagolady (Mexican Elite say: EXPORT Poverty Let the American Taxpayer foot the bill !)
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To: Will88
I agree. Now they are separated and special.
47 posted on 06/19/2008 9:21:17 AM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: meandog
there are some historic facts you ought to consider:

1. Spanish WAS spoken in Arizona before English.
2. Hispanics are now the largest minority group in the U.S.
3. It is estimated that Hispanics will be equal in size to Americans who can trace their linage back to Western Europe in 40 years.
4. Hispanics will be the majority ethnic U.S. group by the late 21st Century (grandchildren's generation).
5. Most Hispanics ascribe to the fact that hard work will result in wealth, (thanks to the Roman Catholic Church) most are family oriented and share Republican philosophy regarding such items as abortion, euthanasia and honesty in work and life.
6. Republicans need to court Hispanics; ensure they are inculcated with capitalistic ideals and are repulsed by Democratic appeals for endless cradle-to-grave welfare and entitlements.

You appear to be operating under a mistaken impression. "Hispanic" does not necessarily equal "illegal immigrant."

I don't know of anybody who has a problem with courting Hispanic voters to the conservative cause. We need (and have much to offer to) Hispanics, blacks, Poles, and people of all origins.

It's McCain's love of illegals that makes him unfit for the office he seeks.

48 posted on 06/19/2008 9:44:11 AM PDT by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..


49 posted on 06/19/2008 9:53:28 AM PDT by gubamyster
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To: chicagolady


50 posted on 06/19/2008 9:56:18 AM PDT by dennisw (We have an idiocracy not a democracy)
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To: popdonnelly
I wonder if either of the candidates wants to get elected? Seems like they want to alienate as many potential voters as possible.

Seems as though the "coveted Hispanic vote" is all that matters. The rest of us (including Hispanics who oppose illegal immigration) be d****d.

51 posted on 06/19/2008 9:57:16 AM PDT by Nea Wood (I'm not a bad Christian because I refuse to join you in giving other people's stuff away.)
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To: meandog

Mexico does not have aright to invade America via immigration— legal and illegal.

52 posted on 06/19/2008 10:02:39 AM PDT by dennisw (We have an idiocracy not a democracy)
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To: chicagolady
Thanks Rosanna. Your post is merely the latest proof we have that John McCain is unfit to be President.

If your best neighbor continued to break onto your property or into your home, take your food, siphon gas out of your car, leave trash inside and outside of your house, occupy one of your bedrooms against your objections, steal money out of your pocket to educate his children and pay for health care for his family, I'd hate to think what your worst neighbors were doing.

McCain is an absolute fool when it comes to Mexico. No, I'd say he's more like an absolute saboteur on behalf of Mexico when it comes to our nation.

McCain is a danger to this nation. He will have absolutely no opposition to any leftist globalist policy he wants to pass, and there will be plenty.

Thank you for your post.

53 posted on 06/19/2008 10:10:15 AM PDT by DoughtyOne ( I say no to the Hillary Clinton wing of the Republican party. Not now or ever, John McCain...)
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To: MBB1984
McCain is a loser, a liar and a traitor and I look forward to his defeat in November. I will celebrate his defeat...

And you, sir, aren't fit to walk a step in McCain's dirty socks! Traitor? Just whom did he betray while serving his country and his Navy, only to end up in the hell hole of an Hanoi POW cell (and, don't even bother to try to counter with the Internet BS about his POW stay); Liar? Who did he lie to, I don't recall anything like "I'm not a crook" (Nixon) or "I invented the internet," or even something as outrageous as "I did not have sex with that woman, Ms. Lewinsky"? And, as far as being a loser, it will be the American public, IMO, if Obama becomes president--but then you can wallow in more of your hatred.

54 posted on 06/19/2008 10:14:50 AM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 220 and counting))
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To: chicagolady
I am a Hispanic that wants the rule of law enforced. Allowing 12-24 million illegal aliens who violate our laws into our country with the gift of AMNESTY is NOT what’s good for America, while the American taxpayer foots the bill for the benefits package!!

They (i.e. supply) are coming here for jobs (i.e. demand). It is a pure and simple rule of economics: Stop the demand, and you will stop the supply. McCain wants to secure the borders; he has stated that time and again (which is different than anything you'll ever hear from the Democrats) But what you don't hear is anyone (GOP or Dems) ACTUALLY (though they do talk about it) going after the "demanders," and therefore the root of the drive for amnesty, BECAUSE they are the money conduits (Walmart, Kmart, Swift, Armor, Del Monte, Green Giant, General Mills, Golden Corral, Holiday Inn, Ramada Inn, small business owners and farmers, unions and corporations, ad infinitum that supply campaigns and keep politicians in power).

55 posted on 06/19/2008 10:29:46 AM PDT by meandog ((please pray for future President McCain, day minus 220 and counting))
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To: chicagolady
They could care less what we think.

Actually, they couldn't care less what we think.

56 posted on 06/19/2008 10:37:26 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: meandog


57 posted on 06/19/2008 10:39:41 AM PDT by wac3rd (LIBS GONE WILD)
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To: Will88

You are correct.

If Ted Kennedy hadn’t skewed immigration for the last 43 years, putting the UK/Western Europe LAST and humping every 3rd World cesspool for people, this also wouldn’t be an issue.

That, coupled with the Refugee Act signed by Carter forever made the US a pit.

You need to make enough money to live in a gated community as the wild newcomers love to rob, kill, rape and carjack.

I have 2 kids and want 3 more, we need to offset the anchor babies...

58 posted on 06/19/2008 10:47:01 AM PDT by wac3rd (LIBS GONE WILD)
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To: highball

Then we should end all the “race-specific” benefits and programs, and base it on need and/or ability.


59 posted on 06/19/2008 10:49:05 AM PDT by wac3rd (LIBS GONE WILD)
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To: DoughtyOne

Hey, I was going to ping you but thought I’d check to see if you had noticed this yet. I see you have. :)

If he wants to be President, he can do it without my vote. Obviously he does not want or need my vote.

60 posted on 06/19/2008 10:55:24 AM PDT by ozarkgirl
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