Skip to comments.Latina Gov. A Rising Star, Just Not To Some Hispanics (NM Governor Martinez)
Posted on 03/30/2012 11:31:42 AM PDT by CedarDave
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the ultimate immigrant success story: Two generations after her Mexican grandparents arrived in the U.S., she became the nation's first Latina governor.
And with an overall approval rating of 66 percent of New Mexicans after more than a year in office, she is arguably the most popular Republican governor in the country.
But that popularity doesn't always translate among Hispanics, a group that in New Mexico makes up nearly half of the population.
One issue that makes many of the state's Latino voters seethe is their governor's stance on driver's licenses and illegal immigrants. In her 2010 campaign, Martinez promised to repeal a law that makes New Mexico one of only three states in the country where illegal immigrants can get a driver's license.
A bill to repeal the driver's license law has failed three times in the state legislature, and some critics charge that Martinez's support of that bill is really part of a long-term political strategy.
"Why she is introducing policies that are divisive to the Latino community, we could only guess that it's for political gain," says Adrian Pedroza, who works with Hispanic neighborhoods in Albuquerque as the director of a local nonprofit.
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This doesn’t even qualify as spin : )
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National Perverts & Racists?
Why izzit ‘divisive’ to not allow people who don’t belong here to do things?...........
It’s like some stranger walks into your home and demands that you allow him to sleep in your bed, eat your food and hand over your car..................
was the prior governor a “white Hispanic”?
They shouldn't be in the country to begin with!!
I’d like to see how many Hispanic reporters NPR has...and if they only cover Hispanics. (snicker)
That's the kicker -- Richardson had a Anglo father who lived in Mexico and a Mexican wife. But he was always referred to as Hispanic. Now Zimmerman who has the same parentage is referred to as White, because it plays better in the race narrative.
“Is he a black white man?”
“No. He’s a white black man.”
—of an albino...”Stanley and Livingstone” (1939)
Governor Martinez is doing a GREAT job for your state; it’s wonderful that we have these strong female governors in the Southwest....makes Obama look small.
Has she endorsed ROMNEY yet, as is expected...particularly of minority Republicans?
If not, I still LOVE her...if so, bummer.
What is also not being said is the 58% are from the families that have been in New Mexico since the Spanish Colonial days. The 33% are the Mexicans who have recently come to New Mexico. What most people don’t realize is that beneath the surface there is a huge unspoken dislike between these two groups.