Skip to comments.The Spanish Republicans (Geraldo Rivera wants Marco Rubio to moderate his immigration stance)
Posted on 11/16/2010 7:50:57 AM PST by SeekAndFind
On At-Large this weekend, Al Sharpton, (a chronically under-rated civil rights leader and old friend), and I pondered an interesting question: should people who consider themselves progressive applaud the election of minorities who are conservatives? It came up when Reverend Al and I were talking about the sweeping victories in the mid-term elections of Hispanic Republicans, most prominently Floridas Senator-elect Marco Rubio.
Right now, the 39-year old Cuban-American is the Latino golden boy; hes standing astride the big stage after first driving Floridas popular governor Charlie Crist from the GOP before the Senate primary,
Aside from his early and powerful Tea Party support, Marco Rubios victory is not unprecedented in the Sunshine State. He is replacing another Cuban American, Senator Mel Martínez who was also reliably conservative, consistently anti-Castro, and who retired a year ago.
Led by the Cubans (whom I have argued to some controversy became Republicans early, largely because of their sweetheart immigration deal), more will move to the right politically. To generalize, Hispanic culture is reflexively conservative; with heavy emphasis on family, care of the elderly, church (right to life), country, hard work and just rewards. In the words of Ronald Reagan, they are Republicans; they just dont know it yet.
If the GOP would just abandon, or more realistically moderate its currently noxious immigration politics, and policies like the English-only nonsense and efforts to repeal the Fourteenth Amendment, many Latinos would be up for grabs in terms of party affiliation.
In other words, if Senator Marco Rubio opts for the big tent politics of Karl Rove, George W. Bush (circa 2004), John McCain (circa 2006) and the late Jack Kemp, he could accelerate the process, expanding his party's majority on his way to the vice-presidency. Now that would be historic.
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What a waste of humanity is Jerry Rivers.
WHOREaldo = POS
Nobody every gained any credibility or respect by associating with Geraldo Rivera.
Jerkwater Rivers is now on his 5th (that’s right!) his 5th wife! Where else but the American left could you find 5 women so incredibly stupid! Unbelievable.
If one is known by the compny he keeps...Al Sharpton??
Jerry could be in the camp of a fellow Hispanic just for the sake of him being Hispanic were it not for Rubio’s conservative principles getting in the way...oh now nice it would be if only Rubio was a worthless, cowardly checked-pants country club rino in the mold of W. Bush or McPain. Then Jerry and his “underrated” buddy rev.(with a little “r”) Al would be so happy.
If only we would just surrender
If only we would just give in
If only you would let us rule you
If only you would give us your land
If only you would give us your money
The Caudillo never quits, never gives up in his relentless quest to Take from the Weak for he is Strong
Welcome to the disease that is "hispanic" culture
Will we be weak? Will we give in?
Geraldo, isn’t there an empty vault for you to open somewhere?
Jerry River describes himself as a liberal Republican. Whenever I hear that term I think of Democrat lite or in disguise.albeit RINO’s won’t use the L word but are on par with Whorealdo.
NOBODY EXPECTS THE SPANISH REPUBLICANS!
Jerry Jerry—Rubio’s stance has nothing to do with Latinos- it's about illegal immigration—you know breaking the laws-—and really about immigration period.
We do not need any more immigrants except Christians who are being crucified in their Muslim dominated and occupied countries.
In other words; If we don’t cave into amnesty and open borders, we will never get the majority of the Hispanic vote.
If the GOP would just abandon . . . policies like the English-only nonsense . . .
Sounds like Geraldo needs to move to a Spanish-speaking country. How about Cuba or Mexico?
Rubio is smarter than the average media whore like Jerry. He knows that the restoration of America is going to require an honest approach to the problem of illegal immigration, and PC ain’t it.
Uhh, you think Marko got where he is by taking advise from a Heraldo... doi!
So, how does Whorealdo explain people like Susana Martinez being elected in New Mexico? She is very much opposed to illegal immigration ans she was elected to the governor’s office in a strongly hispanic state.
Shame on Her-al-do for making this a race issue. I noticed that comments are “closed” on the FoxLatino article site.
Yeah, after Franco walloped 'em in 1938, nobody thought they'd ever show their faces again. But like the Phoenix, they appear -- in the guise of Marco Rubio -- to have arisen from the ashes.
Sí, se puede!
I would think the people most opposed to illegal immigration would be legal hispanic citizens who went through the process, why should they have worked so hard only to see the others get citizenship for nothing.
The last guy Rubio should be taking advice from is Geraldo.
I have a hunch that Rubio knows exactly what Jerry Rivers “IS” and “ISN’T”..
Geraldo Rivera wants us to pander to Latinos because they have votes at the box and in asserting this fact he is indisputably correct. One can offer a maxim of American politics: if the Republicans take 40% of the Latino vote they cannot be beaten and if they take but 30% of the Latino vote, they cannot win. Nevertheless, the path favored by Geraldo Rivera is the path of ultimate destruction for a political party. A political party, contrary to the multi-century history of the Democrats, is not in business to pander to ethnic groups. A political party is in business to raise a Chevron which others, despite their ethnicity, race or faith, will follow because it is the better way.
Republicans have a choice; they can choose a righteous path and invite Latinos to come along. Ultimately, many will. Or they can follow the path of the Democrats and pander as Democrats have done to the African-American "community" with the result that they are sinking deeper and deeper into a vortex of self deception and lunacy. We are seeing the last and most ludicrous act being played out now in the ethics trial of Congressman Charlie Rangel.
There comes a time and place in politics when principle must predominate and the ballot box must take care of itself.
Incidentally, the numbers are not quite so clear as Geraldo Rivera makes out. For example, over 90% of Americans favor English as the official language, contrary to our author's backhand.
Indeed. A freind of mine is married to a woman who was born in Mexico. She busted her butt to become a citizen and is very much opposed to illegal immigration from any country. Also, to say that she is conservative would be an understatement.
RE: In other words; If we dont cave into amnesty and open borders, we will never get the majority of the Hispanic vote.
Like it or not, Hispanics TEND TO VOTE DEMOCRAT.
It can be said that California retaining its Democratic hold and Harry Reid’s survival came as a result of HISPANICS voting en masse for them.
SEE HERE :
Did Hispanics save the Senate for Democrats?
The question is being batted around as political analysts continue to crunch numbers after Tuesday’s election. The widespread thumping of Democrats on Election Day stalled in Nevada and California - states with sizable Hispanic populations.
According to exit polls, Hispanics turned out in strong numbers in those states and were more willing than usual to support Democrats.
In his Senate campaign against tea party candidate Sharron Angle, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) won 68 percent of the Hispanic vote in Nevada - up from 60 percent in 2004. Sen. Barbara Boxer drew 65 percent of the California Hispanic vote for her win over Carly Fiorina.
Also in California, Gov.-elect Jerry Brown beat Republican Meg Whitman with the help of 64 percent of Hispanic voters.
Pollsters who interview voters in both English and Spanish measured even higher support for Reid, reporting that he won 90 percent of the Hispanic vote. Turnout among Hispanics was also up in Nevada, where Hispanic voters made up about 15 percent of the electorate. (Full turnout figures for that state are not yet available.)
The turnout numbers suggest that Hispanics were inspired by debate over immigration, said Matt A. Barreto, a professor of political science at the University of Washington. Angle’s campaign aired a series of ads attacking Reid on illegal immigration, drawing criticism from Hispanic civil rights groups. And Angle had a late campaign faux-pas while talking to Hispanic students at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, telling the students that some of them looked “more Asian” to her.
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This is why CA is doomed. In another few election cycles, not even white dems will be elected.
Whorealdo is a Republican???
Could have fooled me, he’s more like a jackass...
I’m sure everyone here knows that whoraldo is a republican as he announced that on Fox just before the elections.
He could leave his millions here to help pay for the medical costs of victims of crimes committed by illegal aliens upon people that are here legally.
Bye bye Jerry! Enjoy your bowl of rice a day and your 16 egg ration per month. I hope the soldiers don't beat you to death when you try to exercise free speech.
How to blow your credibility in the opening sentence?
*The last guy Rubio should be taking advice from is Geraldo.*
It’s like a Saint taking advise from a demon.
WTH is Fox News Latino?
What does one call a Jewish Kid from Puerto Rico that changes his name to sound like he is a Mexican?? RACIST PIG Jerry Rivers.
That's the real questionbecause you're just talking about Nevada and California. You have to ask why "Hispanics" didn't save the Democrats in New Mexico, Arizona, or Florida, none of which has a shortage of Hispanics. What those other places may have is a relative shortage of bribery, welfare, and election fraud.
Morons flock to the party of ‘Rats and those elitists in love with big Govt. Socialism.
Why the average American with any sense of patriotism and sense votes for Dems is astoundingly stupido.
n At-Large this weekend, Al Sharpton, (a chronically under-rated civil rights leader and old friend),
Pardon me? The Reverend Al Sharpton, the man behind the race-hustling National Action Alliance? The Al Sharpton who perpetrated the Tawana Brawly Hoax? The Al Sharpton who helped fan the flames of hatred during the Crown Heights Riots/pogrom? The Al Sharpton who led the protest at Freddy's Fashion Mart, leading to murder arson? There are two differences between David Duke and Al Sharpton. Sharpton is a commie minority and Sharpton actually has blood on his hands.
Gerald Rivers/Geraldo should be a pariah for his friendship with this man.
To generalize, Hispanic culture is reflexively conservative; with heavy emphasis on family, care of the elderly, church (right to life), country, hard work and just rewards. In the words of Ronald Reagan, they are Republicans; they just dont know it yet.
What kind of racism is this? How do Puerto Rica, Cubans, Dominicans, Mexicans, Venezualans, Argenitinians... share culture? Are people from the Anglosphere interchangeable? In other words, if Senator Marco Rubio opts for the big tent politics of Karl Rove, George W. Bush (circa 2004), John McCain (circa 2006) and the late Jack Kemp, he could accelerate the process, expanding his party's majority on his way to the vice-presidency. Now that would be historic.
All lost the Hispanic vote. The GOP is the party of middle America and limited government. Democrats are the party of the alienated and those getting government benefits. New immigrants, except those fleeing communism, are natural fits for Democrats. You want to get the Hispanic Vote? Try the following. 1. Stop courting them as Hispanics, but as Americans.
2. End illegal immigration and reduce legal immigration to allow time for them to assimilate.
3. End government mandated multiculturalism in schools, which Balkanizes us.
4. Create assimilation and Americanization programs.
The pain we feel in the short term is nothing compared to what will happen if we do nothing. Imagine if we purued this policy in 1986 instead of Amnesty.
Can someone tell me why we need a Latino Fox and why were the comments closed for this article? Afraid of free speech?
He is half Jewish (via mother) and only marries porcelain skinned white women. If he is so pro-Hispanic how come he never marries one? George Soros has his antiAmerican hobbies as he heads into senility and so does WhoreAldo