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Harry Reid: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican."
The Weekly Standard ^ | August 10, 2010 | John McCormack

Posted on 08/11/2010 3:21:53 AM PDT by Scanian

While campaigning in Nevada Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid told an audience of mostly Hispanic voters: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?" Watch the video here:(snip)

Reid's racially-charged comments come as the Nevada Democrat is trying to boost Hispanic turnout in his bid for reelection this November. Polls show, however, that Reid's positions on immigration are very unpopular with Nevada voters in general. Reid supports the Obama administration's lawsuit against Arizona over its immigration law, but 63 percent of Nevada voters oppose the lawsuit, according to a Rasmussen poll.

Reid voted against a measure to complete a 700-mile fence along the Mexican border in May, but 68 percent of voters nationally support building a border fence, according to Rasmussen.


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: borderfence; immigration; racecard; turnout
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1 posted on 08/11/2010 3:21:54 AM PDT by Scanian
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To: Scanian

That’s no shocker...Reid is an idiot...he doesn’t really know anything.


2 posted on 08/11/2010 3:25:05 AM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to abdicate control of it to the government)
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To: highlander_UW

But he does know shine-ola (or was it the other one). Either way, it is obvious he doesn’t know one from the other.


3 posted on 08/11/2010 3:29:33 AM PDT by mazda77 (Rubio for US Senate - West FL22nd - Hayworth for US Senate - Scott for FL Gov.)
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To: Scanian
Abortion is Always murder? "I don't know how anyone who does not hate this coutnry could be a democrat."

Reid is a communist through and through.

4 posted on 08/11/2010 3:31:21 AM PDT by abortionisalwaysmurder (Before you kill your baby, ask yourself, What did the baby do?)
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To: Scanian
Need I repeat Nathan's maxim yet again?

Harry must be scared on some level by his internal polling to play the race card so clumsily.


5 posted on 08/11/2010 3:32:28 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Scanian

They need the hispanic vote to even stay afloat after all nonsense they have crammed through. The Democrats will pander to whatever group they think is stupid enough to be led.


6 posted on 08/11/2010 3:34:03 AM PDT by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent

“I don’t know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican.”

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There are Many things Harry does not know,


7 posted on 08/11/2010 3:37:58 AM PDT by Einherjar
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To: Scanian

Well Dingy Harry, *I* don’t know how any self-respecting BLACK person could be a Democrat, considering that the ‘Rat Party is the home of institutional racism, the party of Faubus, Wallace, Maddox, Bull Connor and his attack dogs and firehoses, and WHO was it that helped LBJ break the racist filibuster of the Civil Rights Act by southern ‘Rat Senators?

GOP Senators, that’s who.

You only have a few more months to keep them uppity blacks down on the ‘Rat plantation Harry, because come November, the voters are going to remember, and YOU will be out of a JOB!


8 posted on 08/11/2010 3:38:30 AM PDT by mkjessup (Hi, Sarah here, help me and the RNC elect more RINOs, send your $$$ TODAY!!!)
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To: Scanian
"I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican, okay. Do I need to say more?"

so if I understand Harry's "translation": All people of Hispanic heritage hate the constitution and are 100% for breaking the laws of the USA?

9 posted on 08/11/2010 3:40:05 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals Crazy!)
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To: Scanian

What’s wrong with these racist morons?


10 posted on 08/11/2010 3:41:00 AM PDT by mylife (Opinions $1 Halfbaked 50c)
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To: nathanbedford
Harry must be scared on some level by his internal polling to play the race card so clumsily.

Probably is unsure if he has enough illegal and otherwise fraudulent vote lined up to carry him to victory.

11 posted on 08/11/2010 3:42:47 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: Scanian

Are there any Hispanics with self respect who would vote for that kind of clown?


12 posted on 08/11/2010 3:45:55 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Scanian

What he is implying seems to be that all Hispanics are illegal aliens. Or that there are no illegal aliens. He, in any event, doesn’t distinguish between American citizens who are Hispanic and those who are not. He simply judges them by the color of their skin.


13 posted on 08/11/2010 3:50:08 AM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Scanian

Your sheet is showing Harry, cha cha cha


14 posted on 08/11/2010 3:51:03 AM PDT by Bad~Rodeo (We've lost control of our own borders, and no nation can do that and survive-Ronald Reagan)
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To: mylife

Hispanic is not a race.

It is an ancestry, a heritage.

Like Italian or Russian or English or African.

The demoncRAT demogogues use “race” as a euphemism for protected identity groups, including their favorite “religion”, MoHamHeadism.

Note well that anti-Asian sentiment is not considered racism to the demoncRAT demogogues, neither is it racism to call an African descendent who has apostasized from the communist faith an “uncle Tom”.

It is only “racism” when you counter their collectivist, totalitarian, statist plantation ideology.


15 posted on 08/11/2010 3:51:06 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Scanian

I don’t know how Harry Reid can call himself an American!!!!


16 posted on 08/11/2010 3:51:20 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair - Man's surrender. Laughter -God's redemption)
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To: Scanian

That is racist.

How about, why would a white person vote Democrat?


17 posted on 08/11/2010 3:51:49 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Scanian

But a new poll conducted by Zogby International in April shows that these organizations don’t represent Hispanic Americans, who are largely pro-life.

When asked to give a specific position as to if and when abortion should be legal or illegal, Hispanics support a pro-life position by a 78-21 percent margin.

An overwhelming 40% of all Hispanics say abortion should never be legal. Others taking a pro-life view say abortion should be illegal except when the life of the mother is in danger (11%) or illegal except in rare instances when the woman is a victim of rape or incest (27%).

Only 21 percent took a position in favor of legal abortions and only 15 percent of Hispanic Americans say abortion should be legal throughout pregnancy. The rest favor prohibiting abortion in the later stages of pregnancy.

Raimundo Rojas, the Hispanic Outreach Coordinator for the National Right to Life Committee says Hispanic groups that co-sponsored the abortion march falsely claim to be pro-Hispanic on abortion.

“In this country, as is evident by the Zogby poll, we Hispanics bring our morals and our cultural abhorrence for abortion with us when we migrate,” Rojas explained. “But make no mistake, we are a targeted group by those marching here on Sunday. They’ve even gotten some terribly misinformed Hispanics that are way out of step with the rest of us to join them.”

“But the vast majority of us know what’s right, we know that every child has place en nuestras casas y nuestras familias — our homes and families,” Rojas said. “We know and cherish and honor the sanctity of motherhood and of life.”


18 posted on 08/11/2010 3:53:43 AM PDT by HospiceNurse
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To: Scanian

Says a great deal about what Harry Reid thinks about Hispanic: lapdogs... “OUR lapdogs.”


19 posted on 08/11/2010 3:57:01 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Scanian

IGNORANT BIGOT


20 posted on 08/11/2010 3:58:42 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: HospiceNurse

That’s a sad irony. Two groups which are overwhelmingly pro-life—Southern blacks and Hispanic Americans in general—vote heavily or overwhelmingly Democrat, and thus contribute to the endless slaughter of the unborn.

}:-)4


21 posted on 08/11/2010 4:06:30 AM PDT by Moose4 (November 2, 2010--the day that "YES WE CAN" becomes "OH NO YOU DIN'T")
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To: Scanian

Senator Reid, You can keep the sleazy mexican scum. Hispanics from real countries have known your type and want nothing more to do with you or your real agenda.


22 posted on 08/11/2010 4:10:52 AM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Scanian

I’d love to introduce Harry to our local tea party leader. She’s from a Puerto Rican background. As is my husband. They are Americans first and pro life. There are a lot of us out here Harry. He keeps confusing Americans of Hispanic descent with illegals.


23 posted on 08/11/2010 4:11:30 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: Scanian

And I don’t know how anyone with half a brain could vote Democrat.


24 posted on 08/11/2010 4:12:09 AM PDT by stratboy
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To: Scanian

Reid has passed Joe Bite Me as the GAFF-A-MINUTE guy!! <P.He is the CREEPIEST person in the Senate...CREEPY! WHO VOTES for this moron??


25 posted on 08/11/2010 4:13:11 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy
.He is the CREEPIEST person in the Senate...CREEPY! WHO VOTES for this moron??

Are you intending this to be a challenge to Al Franken?

26 posted on 08/11/2010 4:17:25 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: highlander_UW
That’s no shocker...Reid is an idiot...he doesn’t really know anything.

Identity Politics has been stampeding large segments of the American voting public into the arms of the Democrat Party for 50 years now.

Reid isn't an idiot. He's just using the same playbook that gave his party a 90%+ take of the Black vote and the "gender gap".
27 posted on 08/11/2010 4:22:13 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
If the foreign occupier grants amnesty to millions of invaders and they vote, we can say goodbye to the USA in fewer than five years.

WAKE UP AMERICA

NO STINKIN' PAPERS-2sm
WE DON'T NEED NO STINKIN' PAPERS

The Obama cult - It's hard to compete with a party that gives away the treasury.

28 posted on 08/11/2010 4:24:14 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: Einherjar

This no-mind Ruler is a panty-waste. If ANYONE on the conservative side had said anything even remotely like this their kiester would be on a Denny’s Grand-Slam Breakfast plate. Although, this might just tick off some of the Hispanic population who see through this charade.......


29 posted on 08/11/2010 4:24:55 AM PDT by Shady (No more laws based on LIES!)
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To: Scanian

The soft spoken grandfatherly type speaks. What an ass.


30 posted on 08/11/2010 4:26:01 AM PDT by b4its2late (Ignorance allows liberalism to prosper.)
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To: Scanian

Well let see if they favored a balanced budgets, limited ethical government and 4% unemployment they might favor the Republicans


31 posted on 08/11/2010 4:32:12 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (The problem with Socialism is eventually you run our of other peoples money. Lady Thatcher)
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To: Scanian

And the nation doesn’t know how Nevadans can be so ignorant as to elect someone as pathetic as Reid to represent them in the Senate. He must be winning by stuffing the ballot box in minority districts.


32 posted on 08/11/2010 4:32:23 AM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: The Cajun

Al Franken is a MEAN IDIOT....Reid is CREEPY, like he is the result of COUSINS marrying.


33 posted on 08/11/2010 4:37:22 AM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Scanian

Harry Reid says, Those stupid little brown people need to know their place and get back in line.


34 posted on 08/11/2010 4:42:36 AM PDT by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Scanian

The Democratic party is reduced to nothing more than a bunch of race hustlers and union whores. Pathetic.


35 posted on 08/11/2010 4:46:17 AM PDT by mike-zed
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To: Ann Archy
Al Franken is a MEAN IDIOT....Reid is CREEPY, like he is the result of COUSINS marrying.

Subtle difference, but none the less a difference ;^)

36 posted on 08/11/2010 4:46:57 AM PDT by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: mkjessup

The Democrat party was the Party of Slavery at its founding two centuries ago, and remains the Party of Slavery today.


37 posted on 08/11/2010 4:47:43 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Scanian
Did he said it in a Negro dialect?


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

38 posted on 08/11/2010 4:47:43 AM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Scanian

Vete al carajo, Harry.


39 posted on 08/11/2010 4:57:41 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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40 posted on 08/11/2010 4:58:33 AM PDT by cll (I am the warrant and the sanction)
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To: Scanian

I don’t know how Harry Reid can call himself an American.


41 posted on 08/11/2010 4:59:18 AM PDT by spkpls4 (Jeremiah 29:11)
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To: sodpoodle

Posted my reply before I got down to yours! I guess great minds think alike.


42 posted on 08/11/2010 5:00:33 AM PDT by spkpls4 (Jeremiah 29:11)
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To: Scanian

I have Harry in my sights with new EXPLOSIVE revelations coming out in my book HARRY (click my name to see more info).


43 posted on 08/11/2010 5:01:10 AM PDT by DaxtonBrown (HARRY: Money Mob & Influence (See my Expose on Reid on amazon.com written by me!))
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To: Scanian

That’s alright, Harry. We don’t know how anyone of human origin could be a democrat, either.


44 posted on 08/11/2010 5:02:44 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Never trust anyone who points their rear end at God while praying.)
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To: Scanian

Gee I don’t know....it might be freedom, self-reliance, responsibility for one’s actions, patriotism....

I wasn’t aware those virtues are off limits to Hispanics! I’ll go tell my husband who is “of Hispanic heritage”. Perhaps he’ll quit his job and resign his Navy commission so we can go on the dole like good families “of Hispanic heritage”.


45 posted on 08/11/2010 5:03:00 AM PDT by GatorGirl (Eschew Socialism!)
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To: Scanian

And I don’t know how any person with 2 brain cells that talk to each other could be a Democrat.


46 posted on 08/11/2010 5:04:51 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (Some people are too stupid to be ashamed.)
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To: GatorGirl

The inherent assumption behind Reid’s statement is that “people of Hispanic heritage” are all on government assistance because they aren’t smart enough to succeed on their own.


47 posted on 08/11/2010 5:07:52 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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To: Scanian

Back about six or seven years ago, I got into a ‘friendly discussion’ with a woman who was a passenger on my shuttle van. She was a Democrat and a precinct officer in her voting district. I remember that she made a comment during our discussion similar to Mr. Ried’s....
“I don’t know how anyone who makes less than $25,000 a year could be a Republican.”
Now, at the time, I DID make less than $25,000 a year with a family (at that time) of 5 (now 6). I never understood the logic (or lack thereof) of her statement until just recently.
Not that it’s news to anyone here, but the Dems WANT you to be poor, they WANT you to be stuck in a job that you can’t advance in.


48 posted on 08/11/2010 5:10:21 AM PDT by hoagy62 (.)
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To: Scanian

This is terrible. Tried to warn everybody in here (for many years) this crap would be their argument.


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