Skip to comments.Obama Is ‘First Hispanic President,’ Geraldo Rivera Says
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 conferences 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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Horrendo Revolver strikes again!
Stands to reason that Obama is the first Hispanic President. Clinto was the first Black President.
You man Whorealdo Redundo.
It’s to FOX’s shame that they still have whorealldo on their payroll...
Okay, I get. He’s had untreated syphilis for the last 25 years.
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.
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.
And we all wonder why the Republicans Lost these last two elections...
WHOREALDO is a RACIST.
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.
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.
Many feminists think he’s the first female president too! He’s all things!
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.
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. 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).
I was watching him on a border segment.
I couldn’t help noticing that he was wearing rose colored sunglasses.
Obama is actually the first INDONESIAN President of the US.
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
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.
Oh, CARP! I thought Jerry found Barrack’s actual birth certificate and it said he was born in MEXICO!
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.
Given the RED of his policies, I’d say he’s the first American Indian president.
One amazingly sharp dude, that Geraldo. Nothing gets by that guy.
Those democrats. They just have to be the first at everything.
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!
He knows exactly what he’s doing.
Those who are drunk on koolaid don’t, or I suppose they just don’t care.
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.
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.
He’s half white and all wrong!
ROTFLOL They get more stupid everyday.
Who cares what ‘Jerry Rivers’ thinks? I can’t believe ANYONE still employs that guy.
Jerry Rivers you never know what he’s gonna say do ya?
I can agree some what with rivera... obama is illegal alien...like many hispanics..
Well, I gotta hand it to him, Geraldo is a real panderer.
>>> Good point. What I dont 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
He imagines himself to be an intellect. He’s clearly not.
>>should give the president some slack<<
Sure, the same amount of slack President Bush got!
Geraldo is one of the specific reasons I really don’t watch FNC any more.
Funny stuff from a complete imbecile.
Bumper sticker on limo in Washington, DC:
“Politician - will Sell Soul for Votes”
Not really, but I wouldn’t be surprised to see one!
“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.
And sadly, it’s TRUE!
Geraldo’s an even bigger douchebag than the John Edward character on South Park.
Geraldo would open the borders to all Mexicans. He makes his own news.....regardless if there is any news.
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