Skip to comments.Perry to meet with Hispanics and speak out for Israel on fundraising trip to NYC
Posted on 09/19/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
NEW YORK - Rick Perry, on a two-day swing to raise campaign funds here, also appears to be hoping to rob the Democrats of votes.
The Republican presidential candidate is scheduled to meet Monday afternoon in Harlem with Hispanic leaders.
Some members of the Hispanic community have been disenchanted with President Obama because he has failed to deliver on his promise to enact a sweeping immigration reform bill.
While none of the Republican presidential hopefuls has expressed support for giving some of the estimated 11 million people now living in the U.S. illegally a path to citizenship, Perry has broken with Republican conservative orthodoxy on immigration.
The Texas governor opposes extending the fence along the U.S.-Mexico border as impractical, and has backed offering in-state tuition to students in his state who were brought to the country illegally by their parents.
On Tuesday, Perry has scheduled a morning press conference to express support for Israel ahead of a speech Friday by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas at the United Nations, where he is expected to seek full U.N. membership for the Palestinian Authority. Israel opposes the recognition.
President Obama is also opposing the Palestinian request, but his support for a Palestinian state, based on Israel returning some of the land it acquired after the 1967 war with its Arab neighbors, has aroused strong opposition among conservatives and became an issue in a New York City special congressional election which Republican Bob Turner won last week in an upset.
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If Hispanics haven’t figured out that Rick Perry does their bidding by now, they’re incapable of understanding it. If only Slovaks were here in greater numbers illegally! *sigh* Bob
Estimated 11 million illegals? That’s at the low end.
United we stand as a country against the destruction of the United States of America.
If he meets them to pander to Hispanics, I will have a major problem.
If he meets them and convinces them to see “our” ways as the best way forward for that community to become prosperous, I am all for it.
Key is to get as many of them as possible to not vote Obama.
Maybe you should stop thinking of all Hispanics as “illegals,” which is obviously what is going through your mind. Most of them where I live are legal, certainly most of them in New York are legal and are second or third generation (Dominicans and Puerto Ricans particularly). The big illegal groups in a lot of places are actually Africans, Albanians and various Asians, but I doubt that they’re what you’re talking about.
The Dominicans rescued the New York City parks from the thugs. Nobody would go into the parks in upper Manhattan because the thugs would appear immediately to rob, rape or kill you. The Dominicans got there, and they were not about to let anybody prevent them for having huge birthday parties and fiestas in the parks. And since the Dominicans are never without their knives and are really good at using them, the thugs finally realized they had met their match and gave up. Then the rest of us started creeping back into the parks - thanks to the Dominican and other Caribbean immigrants.
Gov. Perry is for a sealed border.
“Perry ... to express support for Israel”
For everything but their wall I suppose.
Hispanics are very entrepreneurial and the dream of every Hispanic immigrant is to have his own business. Encouraging this is not “pandering.”
Frankly, if I were Hispanic, I’d take one look at this forum with its seething hatred of Hispanics and decide that I wasn’t welcome in the GOP at all. Making people feel welcome is not “pandering.”
Gov. Perry has consistently said, conservative ascendancy is how to fight back.
I’d rather have 1 hard-working Catholic hispanic in this country over a million pro-gay white college kiddies
Maybe that’s just a sign of the bad economy. When the economy crashed, the growing hispanic population here also cratered.
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Hyphenated Americans are the problem.
Yeah, we’re all haters, skin-head racists, homophobes and religious nuts bitterly clinging to our guns.
Go peddle your papers over at DU.
One of Rick Perrys first acts after being elected agriculture commissioner in 1991 was to create the Texas-Israel Exchange, which promoted information and research sharing. Perry has been to Israel several times. He has gone to the Gaza strip and studied how they use drones to patrol. He has asked the U.S. Federal government to use drones on the U.S.-Mexican border. Perry knows that a "fence" or wall works -- and has said they work in urban areas. Israel has walls but they don't have a wall 2000 miles long.
Frankly, if I were Hispanic, Id take one look at this forum with its seething hatred of Hispanics and decide that I wasnt welcome in the GOP at all. Making people feel welcome is not pandering.
By the way, what’s a “Hispanic’? Is that La Raza?
That’s just more more lip service.
How racist is this?
WTF is this all about?
When is Perry scheduled to meet with White Leaders?
The article is about Perry meeting with hispanics in NYC. Right away some people bring up the illegal issue. I don’t think the article is saying he’s meeting with Pancho who came across the border in the dark of night.
Perry on immigration:
White leaders met with Perry at the Tea Party debate.
He got booed over his snarky little remark when talking about the Texas Dream Act.
He doesn’t pander to them US non hispanics that look kinda white.
If you want an `eye-opener’ on the cost and benefits of unregulated immigration/open borders, read Mark Steyn’s latest book.
You Perry cheerleaders’ arguments are weak. You just want to kick this can down the road to our children. And our children are going to angry enough with us when we get up from the table and leave them the bill for what’s happening now, much less having to deal then with another 10-20 per cent of Mexico’s, say 30 or 40 million hungry, ailing cast-offs expecting that los Estados Unidos are Mexico’s Dept. of Health, Education and Welfare.
Let’s start paying off our own debts before piling even more on the backs of the next generation.
True, but the article said Hispanics, and SCP immedieately made it about illegals.
Really, so you're cool with them tripling legal immigration levels?
Never. White gentiles aren't allowed to have ethnic interests or countries to themselves, therefore they don't need "leaders".
I would like to answer you but you have not asked a question.
What are you talking about?
Do you know something I don’t?
What has Gov. Perry said that supports your comment?
Perry wants conservative ascendancy not continued social engineering and an open border.
He wants government to get out of the way and let people invest and make money — drive the economy.
He wants the EPA to back off.
He wants energy independence.
He wants trial lawyers to stop over suing.
He wants taxes lowered.
He wants what we all want.
Millions of Americans completely out of work, jammed roads, hospitals, limited resources, etc, and what's this corrupt government do? These SOBs import tens of thousands of Muslims, and hundreds of thousands from God knows where on a routine basis... Good for us?
Why don't the government just start carpet bombing us?
Those who wish to complain about this country killing lunacy, contact the White House or House of Representatives. Be sure to press 1 for English..
It's not there which is the point. You just said it was "fine" without any qualifications.
I see that so much on FR that "illegal immigration bad, legal immigration good". We have had major problems with legal immigration in this country.
It's no where near good at the current levels. It's national suicide even without the illegal aliens.
If I were Hispanic, I would acknowledge the problem with 20 million illegal immigrants the vast majority being Hispanic and understand the consternation by Conservative American citizens.
Good gad, give it a rest! As Perry said, and can be applied here, “one size doesn’t fit all”, “one size for gym socks” should not be the same for all immigrant conditions.
Not all Mexicans deserve your gym socks treatment, as they are hardly ALL radical, marxist, drug totin, gun runnin’ anchor baby plottin’, La Raza lovin’, welfare sucking Mexicans! The USA is no longer America if you think for a minute we are going to do your “trains thing” and round up all of the illegals and ship them wholesale back to Mexico. Snap out of it! We can make those determinations with a little more finess than that, for crying out loud.
How weird. Just the other day they were reporting that Perry was a racist.
THEN Hispanics "don't like" Perry.
The FACT OF THE MATTER is LIBERALS don't like Perry, whatever their stripe.
Jul. 02, 2011:"...But his embrace of the voter ID and sanctuary city bills has threatened a backlash among Hispanics, who accounted for 56 percent of the nation's population growth over the past decade.
Perry's push for the sonogram bill has fortified his long-standing ties to family values and pro-life groups but it has also made him a target from other circles.
"We would aggressively work to defeat him [Perry], of course," said Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women, which describes itself as non-partisan but typically backs Democrats. Star Telegram
What happened to the bogus lowball 12 million number the mainstream media has been using for the past 20 years?
We'll get another about 20 million third-worlders through legal immigration in the next 15 years at current immigration rates. That's naturalized citizens. That's not even counting green cards.
2/3 of all legal immigration to the United States comes under our "family re-unification program". So the numbers on the illegal side really aren't ten times worse.
And I'm not here to harp on you. Most people have no idea the levels of legal immigration or where they come from or how they get here. You may not have known.
You’re behind the times. It isn’t immigration that is the concern now, it is the number of American voters (with Hispanic names) that will be LEGALLY voting very soon. Massive numbers. AND WE WANT them to be conservatives helping to drive free market capitalism, and succeeding, NOT crippled Democrats on the dole.
Those just are the facts.
Thank Lyndon B. Johnson.
Thank all those who refused to seal the border.
But facts are facts.
So we must deal with them.
Well, they're never going to be. Look around the world. 3 out of the 5 major political parties in Mexico belong to the Socialist International. Another is Maoist and their "conservative" party is to the left of our Democrats.
Look in your own country. Believe your own eyes. Conservatism was started by, nurtured by, and stays in existence frankly because of white people. Even most Jews want nothing to do with it.
No other ethnic group in history has ever had the majority of its members embrace the very novel ideal of the liberties of Englishmen. None, never.
Once you come to grips with this, you'll be much more effective in understanding the political landscape.
Politically very smart. I suggest he (same goes for Palin if she runs) also go into black neighborhoods and do the same. Time to ditch the hillbilly image people have of the GOP. As it stands today the 2012 election is Perry’s to lose. I will not mind a Texan back in the WH.