Skip to comments.Ron Paul says Latinos are being made 'scapegoats'
Posted on 02/02/2012 7:31:42 AM PST by SeekAndFind
LAS VEGAS Ron Paul dropped his standard stump speech on Wednesday and aggressively courted Latino voters.
At a senior center in East Las Vegas, the Texas congressman told about 100 Hispanics that they have been unfairly made scapegoats for the countrys economic troubles. He said its part of human nature for newcomers to be shunned, but that prejudice toward outsiders worsens when unemployment is high. He said that illegal immigrants were being scapegoated in a manner similar to Jews in Nazi Germany because of tough economic times.
When things go badly, individuals look for scapegoats, he said.
I just do not believe that barbed-wire fences or guns on our border will solve any of our problems, he added.
In focusing on Latinos, Paul is reaching out to an important voter group that can help him make a strong showing in the states Saturday caucuses, which will award delegates on a proportional basis. But the tactic also revealed a new and softer side of the Texas congressman, who typically derides government in harsh terms and whose foreign policy is considered outside the Republican mainstream.
Paul was the only GOP presidential candidate to attend the morning event hosted by the nonpartisan group Hispanics in Politics. Afterward, he did a media availability exclusively for Spanish-language press. He also held a Hispanic Roundtable at a restaurant in the hotel where hes staying.
Latinos make up a quarter of the Nevadas 2.7 million population. They are closer to 14 percent of the electorate and an even smaller share of Republicans. Three-quarters of Hispanics voted for Barack Obama over John McCain in 2008.
In the 2008 GOP caucuses, Latinos accounted for 8 percent of the GOP vote and Paul nabbed just 7 percent of it, placing fourth among GOP contenders, entrance polls said.
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What 'scapegoating' is he referring to?
Ron Paul, the gift that keeps on giving...
I have no problems with Latinos. Well, except one.
You wanna come and live in MY country?
Then you need to learn and speak MY language!!!
Spoken like a true Left wing panderer. He better get his merry band of guerrillas back to work because his showing in Florida showed he gets more attention than he deserves.
Good question Ask him on one of his web sites and report back.
Here’s a t shirt for your efforts.
Who was the comedian who asked: "What do they want now? Moving walkways?"
Dunno. But they’re too much like right to be funny.
YO Pauly boy ... swallow your tongue .... please
Illegals are the bedbugs of the country plain and simple...
Are latinos being called “racists?” If the answer is no which I suspect it is then RP has slipped his trolley wire.
Ron Paul loses credibility as a Constitutionalist when he makes comments like this.
You can’t be a Constitution guy when you don’t honor and respect the rule of law.
Illegal is Illegal.
The “sucking sound” of Ron Paul going south.
No.....he’s comparing how hispanics are treated in this country to how Jews were treated in Nazi Germany?.....He’s living in the alternate dimension known as “insanity”.
Time to slap the old long-sleeved white coat on Ron and haul him off to Happy Acres because he’s insane.
Anti-semites ALWAYS give themselves away. They attempt to minimize the holocaust at any chance they get. This analogy is outrageous.
Oh, yeah,,,like the illegals are going to vote for him instead of boy-god.
He sped past “insanity” to batshit crazy a long time ago.
Wonder where all the paultard defenders are lately? Maybe they can’t find some way to spin his crazy talk anymore and they’ve gone back to the Obamavilles to smoke more pot.
Glad we’ve been seeing their numbers dwindle. I’ve stopped posting on the Bretbart sites because of all the crazy Paulisinians who jump up and down on you for saying anything against their savior. They are batshit crazy too.
Yep, I quit Breitbart a while back, too.
The way paul speaks, you’d think the only people eliable to vote are Hispanics, and the rest of us are on our own
I listened to this speaking engagement on from the Ron Paul 2012 podcast broadcast.
It was very inspirational. He never advocated amnesty or anything during the speech. When he talked about scapegoats he was referring to difficult economic times and how some ethnic group seems to always get singled out. (it sounded like an allusion to the Irish, Chinese, Black Slaves of past history).
I can tell by some of the comments here that most of you voted for that warmongering RINO McCain in the last election.