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Florida and Latino Voters Take Center Stage‎ [The power of CubanAmericans]
Fox News ^ | Jan 22, 2012

Posted on 01/22/2012 8:57:15 AM PST by PRePublic

But Gingrich has hired his former campaign manager Jose Mallea as his new state director. The Miami based campaign strategist helped steer Rubio's come from behind victory in the 2010 Senate race fueling speculation that the hire ...

(Excerpt) Read more at latino.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cubanamericans; fl; gingrich
Someone sent me a pic where Newt drinks 'Cafe Cubano'
1 posted on 01/22/2012 8:57:27 AM PST by PRePublic
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To: PRePublic

Newsflash to everyone: Hispanic & “Cuban American” are not identical voting blocks.


2 posted on 01/22/2012 9:13:58 AM PST by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: PRePublic

“..speculation has been brewing that Gingrich may get the endorsement from Florida Senator and Cuban American Marco Rubio”

This should help. Could also use an Allen West endorsement as well.


3 posted on 01/22/2012 9:17:29 AM PST by duckman (Go Newt...)
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To: duckman

bttt


4 posted on 01/22/2012 9:18:56 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: PRePublic
Mitt will bust out the 2008 playbook and wear the guayabera this week.


5 posted on 01/22/2012 9:34:37 AM PST by GOPyouth ("We're buying shrimp, guys. Come on." - Dear Leader)
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To: kabumpo
Newsflash to everyone: Hispanic & “Cuban American” are not identical voting blocks.

You're right, but here comes the indiscriminate "Hispandering".

Frankly, I can't accept Newt's refusal to renounce this lame-brained notion of granting a virtual amnesty to anyone illegal who's established roots in this country, i.e. been here for years and working. There's no practical way to do that, and I believe Newt knows it. The ultimate outcome will be complete surrender to the Hispanic lobbying groups and the business community. And what is with this notion of finding community family sponsors for these people? It's utter nonsense.

There's nothing conservative about Newt's position, and he should catch hell for it; it seems, however, to have been swept under the rug after the initial indignation. This is a critical issue for our country(and at the top of my list of concerns), and we can't afford to engage in this kind of fanciful thinking.

6 posted on 01/22/2012 9:38:36 AM PST by Calliecat
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To: kabumpo
Newsflash to everyone: Hispanic & “Cuban American” are not identical voting blocks.

Unfortunately, most of the MSM are stoopid and don't know the difference. They also seem to think all Asians are the same. Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean and Japanese all look alike, right? /sarc

I've had my bellyful of identity politics (the real racism) for a long time.

7 posted on 01/22/2012 9:38:45 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: GOPyouth
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8 posted on 01/22/2012 9:39:36 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (Quando Omni Flunkus Moritati)
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To: PRePublic

If you identify yourself with a hyphen you’re no American.


9 posted on 01/22/2012 9:47:06 AM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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Trust me, most of them feel 100% American.


10 posted on 01/22/2012 10:01:57 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: kabumpo
Newsflash to everyone: Hispanic & “Cuban American” are not identical voting blocks.

I knmow. There's also a certain class-clash between Cubans and Mexicans...

11 posted on 01/22/2012 10:03:28 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: duckman
Allen West, cool, another great

proud American

, conservative, pro-Israel. I hope he's on board.
12 posted on 01/22/2012 10:06:13 AM PST by PRePublic (9)
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If Newt and his supporter, Rick Perry, are smart, they will find a way to bring a lot of hispanic-heritage voters into the Republican Party.

I live and work with poor and lower-middle-class people, most of whom immigrated from Mexico. All of the immigrants I know have green cards. They are hard working salt of the earth people who take care of their families, strive to make their marriages work, and send their kids to college or learn a trade.

They are naturally conservative, Catholic, and pro-life.

I think it is a mistake to lump the average Spanish speaking voter in with the activists from La Raza.

Newt will win a lot of them over if he promises to secure the border. I have been shocked to hear people who swam the Rio Grande say, “Its time to build the fence. Too many people are getting killed by the Zetas. We need to stop uncontrolled immigration”.

Oh yeah, almost forgot to add, they all think Obama is an idiot bolshevic.


13 posted on 01/22/2012 1:51:17 PM PST by darth
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So what’s with waving the Cuban flag around all the time and the fact that in southern Florida English is virtually a second language? I don’t care if it’s Gaellic , German or Spanish. I’m sick of this ‘’de facto’’ dual-language nation we’ve become. Why in the world do I have to ‘’press 1 for English?


14 posted on 01/22/2012 2:18:38 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

I feel you.


15 posted on 01/22/2012 3:20:47 PM PST by PRePublic (9)
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To: PRePublic

Thank you. God Bless America.


16 posted on 01/22/2012 4:04:01 PM PST by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: jmacusa

Amen.


17 posted on 01/22/2012 7:45:35 PM PST by PRePublic (9)
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