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Obama Is ‘First Hispanic President,’ Geraldo Rivera Says
cnsnews.com ^ | March 20, 2009 | Penny Starr

Posted on 03/20/2009 11:49:10 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

(CNSNews.com) – Journalist and TV personality Geraldo Rivera summed up the optimism of pro-immigrant activists and mostly Democrat politicians at the 13th annual U.S.-Mexico Congressional Border Issues Conference by saying he is confident President Barack Obama will keep his campaign promise to sign “comprehensive immigration reform” into law.

“Barack Obama is the first Hispanic president the same way Bill Clinton was the first black” president, Rivera said at the conference, which took place Thursday at the U.S. Capitol.

Rivera also said the Hispanic community should “give the president some slack” in keeping that promise on immigration reform, given the pressing problems with the economy and other priorities, including health care.

At the conference’s morning panel, experts and activists called on the Obama administration to champion “rational” immigration reform that would give the estimated 12 to 14 million people who are in the country illegally a path to citizenship.

Panelist Kathleen Walker, past national president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, said she wanted to avoid the “A-word,” or amnesty, but said there is a direct link between the future health of the economy and the millions of illegal aliens who are working in the United States.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; bho2009; bho44; geraldo; geraldorivera; hispanic; illegalaliens; immigration; rivera
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1 posted on 03/20/2009 11:49:10 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Horrendo Revolver strikes again!


2 posted on 03/20/2009 11:50:28 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Stands to reason that Obama is the first Hispanic President. Clinto was the first Black President.


3 posted on 03/20/2009 11:50:32 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: gimme1ibertee

You man Whorealdo Redundo.


4 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s to FOX’s shame that they still have whorealldo on their payroll...


5 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:13 AM PDT by JDoutrider
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Okay, I get. He’s had untreated syphilis for the last 25 years.


6 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:21 AM PDT by nickcarraway (Are the Good Times Really Over?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know whether or not BO is “the first Hispanic president” or not but his admiring, dumbass followers sure do say some goofy things.


7 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:29 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Just being a "U.S. citizen" does not make one an American.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Clearly all it takes to be Hispanic is to give them (some of them) what they want. In that case, isn’t McCain Hispanic too? Heck, half our Congress probably is.


8 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:46 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Geraldo was on Fox and Friends this AM and claimed he is a registered Republican.

And we all wonder why the Republicans Lost these last two elections...

9 posted on 03/20/2009 11:51:49 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (will work for Bailout Bonus.... Twitter: maddawggmorgan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

WHOREALDO is a RACIST.


10 posted on 03/20/2009 11:52:08 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion....the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Jerry Rivers-shut yo face
11 posted on 03/20/2009 11:52:41 AM PDT by Rj Snows
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To: Mad Dawgg

Good point. What I don’t get is why they have him on F&F and fawn all over him. I turn the station when he comes on.


12 posted on 03/20/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: LottieDah
You man Whorealdo Redundo.

Yeah...LOLOL That one too!
13 posted on 03/20/2009 11:53:04 AM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Just because Whorealdo said he was a registered Republican doesn’t mean he is and doesn’t mean he votes Republican. He is just full of sh** and hot air.


14 posted on 03/20/2009 11:54:03 AM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A Rasmussen video report shows that most voters nationwide want strong enforcement of immigration laws . Specifically, most favor strong employer sanctions on employers who hire illegal immigrants and most also favor surprise raids at places where immigrants are known to gather. At the same time, most are concerned about possible civil rights violations. Seventy-nine percent (79%) of voters now favor placing U.S. troops along the Mexican border to help fight drug violence.
15 posted on 03/20/2009 11:54:25 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Many feminists think he’s the first female president too! He’s all things!


16 posted on 03/20/2009 11:54:57 AM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
1. Those Hispanics that are citizens and that are here legally, do not need an advocate in the WH to address the issue of “coming out of the shadows.” Therefore, Obammie the Commie is talking about amnesty for illegals.

2. You'd Rivera had slipped across the border himself with the way he is trying to represent Hispanics who are in this country illegally.

From Wikipedia:
Rivera was born in Manhattan, New York, the son of Lillian (née Friedman), a waitress, and Cruz “Allen” Rivera, a restaurant worker and cab driver.[2][3] Rivera's father was Puerto Rican and his mother was Jewish, and he was raised “mostly Jewish” and had a Bar Mitzvah

G. Rivera seems to be as confused about his roots as he is the facts behind his stories (e.g., Al Capone's secret vault).

17 posted on 03/20/2009 11:55:17 AM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (The Stimulus Package: Preamble to the Democrat's new Declaration of In Dependence)
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To: JDoutrider

I was watching him on a border segment.

I couldn’t help noticing that he was wearing rose colored sunglasses.


18 posted on 03/20/2009 11:55:39 AM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

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Obama is actually the first INDONESIAN President of the US.


19 posted on 03/20/2009 11:55:49 AM PDT by UglyinLA
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To: Califreak

How about Obozo as the first NO NOTHING PRESIDENT. I believe there was a political group once called that only in Obozo’s case this was meant literally...lol


20 posted on 03/20/2009 11:57:02 AM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama is the first Hispanic President. What, he was born in Mexico or Spain?

And Geraldo is another in a long line of idiot journalists.


21 posted on 03/20/2009 11:57:16 AM PDT by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, CARP! I thought Jerry found Barrack’s actual birth certificate and it said he was born in MEXICO!


22 posted on 03/20/2009 11:57:24 AM PDT by blu (Last one out of Michigan, please turn off the lights.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo Rivera also said he was a Republican on Fox this morning. If he represents your average Republican, then the party is in deeper trouble than I thought, and I thought it was in pretty deep trouble.


23 posted on 03/20/2009 11:57:25 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Given the RED of his policies, I’d say he’s the first American Indian president.


24 posted on 03/20/2009 11:58:46 AM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One amazingly sharp dude, that Geraldo. Nothing gets by that guy.


25 posted on 03/20/2009 11:58:47 AM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: LottieDah

Those democrats. They just have to be the first at everything.


26 posted on 03/20/2009 11:58:56 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo may be more right than he knows. Obama’s mother was in Cuba from Oct. 1960 to the end of Dec. 1960. Do the math!


27 posted on 03/20/2009 12:01:17 PM PDT by WellyP (obama must go!)
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To: Ev Reeman

He knows exactly what he’s doing.

Those who are drunk on koolaid don’t, or I suppose they just don’t care.


28 posted on 03/20/2009 12:02:46 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

There are times when I actually like Geraldo Rivera but, I must conclude, the guy is just a hater of America and a race baiter. Since he says any talk of enforcing the borders or respecting U.S. laws is anti-Latino hate, then I can only conclude that like a lot of American journalests, Geraldo hates America as it once was and longs for America the debased.


29 posted on 03/20/2009 12:03:39 PM PDT by Professor_Leonide (I said to the young man who showed me a photo, "Who can ever be sure what is behind a mask?")
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To: Free ThinkerNY


Empty again, Geraldo.
30 posted on 03/20/2009 12:03:47 PM PDT by mentor2k
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He may be right since Hispanic is a phony category set up by the Dems in the 1970's so they could create another victim class and imbue them with special rights and privileges, including whites. More than 50% of Hispanics consider themselves as white per the Bureau of the Census, which has set up the phony category of non-Hispanic whites.

Here is the definition of Hispanic from the government of Virginia website on minority business set asides:

3. "Hispanic American" means a person having origins in any of the Spanish-speaking peoples of Mexico, South or Central America, or the Caribbean Islands or other Spanish or Portuguese cultures and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.

The same holds true for that nebulous category called Asians.

"2. "Asian American" means a person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the Indian subcontinent, or the Pacific Islands, including but not limited to Japan, China, Vietnam, Samoa, Laos, Cambodia, Taiwan, Northern Mariana, the Philippines, a U.S. territory of the Pacific, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, or Sri Lanka and who is regarded as such by the community of which this person claims to be a part.

The Dems are using these definitions to create a herd instinct so that voters go with the group rather than their individual interests when voting. And we are led to believe that "minorities" will become half the population by 2042. Of course, 87% of the 1.2 million legal immigrants who enter this country annually are minorities by that definition.

31 posted on 03/20/2009 12:03:57 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s half white and all wrong!


32 posted on 03/20/2009 12:04:01 PM PDT by devistate one four (Impatiently waiting for the next tea party! Tet '68)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

ROTFLOL They get more stupid everyday.


33 posted on 03/20/2009 12:04:02 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Drango

http://nativeamericansagainstobama.wordpress.com/


34 posted on 03/20/2009 12:04:58 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Who cares what ‘Jerry Rivers’ thinks? I can’t believe ANYONE still employs that guy.


35 posted on 03/20/2009 12:06:00 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Jerry Rivers you never know what he’s gonna say do ya?


36 posted on 03/20/2009 12:06:37 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (We are all equal here but some of us are more equal than others.)
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To: UglyinLA

I can agree some what with rivera... obama is illegal alien...like many hispanics..


37 posted on 03/20/2009 12:07:05 PM PDT by JoanneSD (illegals represented without taxation.. Americans taxed without representation)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, I gotta hand it to him, Geraldo is a real panderer.


38 posted on 03/20/2009 12:07:39 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; ...

Ay Carrumba...Ping!


39 posted on 03/20/2009 12:09:29 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Geraldo is a USDA Choice horses ass. He is living proof that horses asses out number horses.
40 posted on 03/20/2009 12:09:30 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: brytlea

>>> Good point. What I don’t get is why they have him on F&F and fawn all over him. I turn the station when he comes on. <<<

Me Too, I cant stand to look at him or listen to his commie junk


41 posted on 03/20/2009 12:10:06 PM PDT by Eagle50AE (Pray for our Armed Forces.)
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To: Eagle50AE

He imagines himself to be an intellect. He’s clearly not.


42 posted on 03/20/2009 12:11:27 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>>should “give the president some slack”<<

Sure, the same amount of slack President Bush got!


43 posted on 03/20/2009 12:12:33 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo is one of the specific reasons I really don’t watch FNC any more.


44 posted on 03/20/2009 12:14:59 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Funny stuff from a complete imbecile.


45 posted on 03/20/2009 12:16:08 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: brytlea

Bumper sticker on limo in Washington, DC:

“Politician - will Sell Soul for Votes”

Not really, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see one!


46 posted on 03/20/2009 12:19:15 PM PDT by HiJinx (~ Support Our Troops ~ www.AmericaSupportsYou.mil ~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

““Barack Obama is the first Hispanic president “

Yes, as opposed to being a US president. Hate to tell you, Jeraldo.....the entire country isn’t ‘hispanic’.....yet.


47 posted on 03/20/2009 12:22:12 PM PDT by AuntB (The right to vote in America: Blacks 1870; Women 1920; Native Americans 1925; Foreigners 2008)
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To: HiJinx

And sadly, it’s TRUE!


48 posted on 03/20/2009 12:22:42 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo’s an even bigger douchebag than the John Edward character on South Park.


49 posted on 03/20/2009 12:23:18 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( Two Kids' Dad ---- (T) - CA ** Join the "T" party ** ))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Geraldo would open the borders to all Mexicans. He makes his own news.....regardless if there is any news.


50 posted on 03/20/2009 12:25:43 PM PDT by RC2 (http://www.youtube.com/user/Funbobbasso)
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