Skip to comments.New Mitt Romney Ad Features Rarity: a Latino Celebrity Endorser, Paul Rodriguez
Posted on 10/19/2012 9:26:27 AM PDT by Perdogg
President Obama has Eva Longoria pitching his candidacy to fellow Latinos.
Now, Mitt Romney has comedian Paul Rodriguez, an erstwhile Democrat who voted for Obama in 2008.
(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...
Interesting article. I always knew Rodriquez to be a big Dem until he got smacked by reality in 2009. Apparently he had the same, “I’ll be damned, I’m a Republican” monent like the NM Governor.
Funny, I thought Gloria Estefan was a conservative Cuban-American. Turns out she’s a garden-variety lefty celeb too.
yes—he got to feel firsthand the audacity of liberal policies... had his family not been effected by it, he would still be of the I Love Obama group... glad his experience has changed him... i am a Latina conservative, and i went through my change somewhere between 1989 and 1992...
Paul Rodriguez 2009 speech before the CA Republican Assembly during which he describes his conversion from dem to GOP over environmental issues. YouTube audio, about 30 min.
I’m bloody sick and tired of ‘’Latino’’ this and “Latino’’ that. Latin is a language, not a race but regardless. Haven’t we enough hyphenated groups? Why the Hell can’t we just be “Americans’’?
Sí se puede (yes we can)...
Latino is the word used to replace Hispanic—its a reference to a culture based on Spanish/Portuguese civilization from South America. Much of it is focused on Language (ie, Spanish) and Religion (Roman Catholic) The word is also a buzz word for Mexican—it never has been about Race— and Latino could mean very European types to Blacks (Cuban/etc..) Newer buzz word is Latina to mean women of the Hispano Culture. It is a clumsy word at best and does little to reflect the voting block that is diversity and vitality that has culture roots that can be traced to the Ancient Roman to Spanish Empires just as Anglo Culture reflects The culture of the English Empire.
“Latino, Latina’’, I don’t care. I’m sick of hearing it, tired of hyphenated Americans of ANY race and ‘’diversity’’ is not strength. Mt great-grandparents left Ireland one hundred and fifty years ago and I’m damned glad they caught the boat. I do not consider myself to be an “Irish-American’’. Ireland means nothing to me, I’m an American! Haven’t we fought enough wars to finally call ourselves Americans? We are The United States of America, not some boarding house for First or Third World cultures.
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