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Is Antonio Villaraigosa poised to be America’s first Latino president? (Oh Jeez!)
YahooNews ^ | 07/31/12 | David Chalian

Posted on 07/31/2012 9:12:55 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

LOS ANGELES — When Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa gavels the 2012 Democratic National Convention into session in Charlotte this September, his role as prominent cheerleader for President Obama will be clear. It is less clear, for now, if Villaraigosa has designs on the ultimate convention role in 2016--taking center stage to accept his party's nomination on the final night. Despite running the country's second largest city and coming from the fastest growing voting demographic in America, the mayor himself is quick to wave off talk of a presidential run. "The answer is no," Villaraigosa replied when asked by Yahoo News if he wanted to be president one day. "I want to finish this job with a bang. I want to go out with my head up high. I want to say to this city, 'I put everything into this job,'" he added.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Unclassified
KEYWORDS: antoniovillaraigosa; california; losangeles
This giant Ass clown has done nothing for L.A. Hell, he's never there...for president?...He makes Obama look good!
1 posted on 07/31/2012 9:12:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Only if he was born in Kenya.
2 posted on 07/31/2012 9:14:37 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the collectivists.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He’d do to the rest of the US what he did for L.A. — nothing very good at all.


3 posted on 07/31/2012 9:15:28 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

He make Clinton look celibate.


4 posted on 07/31/2012 9:15:48 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
"I want to finish this job with a bang. I want to go out with my head up high. I want to say to this city, 'I put everything into this job,'" he added.

And what'd THAT be, Tony? The cessation of California to Mexico? You think that's happening because of YOU?

5 posted on 07/31/2012 9:16:59 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If you want to complete the bankruptcy of America elect the guy who bankrupted LA.


6 posted on 07/31/2012 9:17:03 AM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Why yes!...I could be El Presidente!...Ole!
7 posted on 07/31/2012 9:17:22 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

You’re right. He’s actually more of a narcissistic sociopathic megalomaniac than 0bama is (if that’s possible).. Villar LOVES those television cameras!!!


8 posted on 07/31/2012 9:18:30 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

poised to be America’s first Latino president?


Are crap sandwiches delicious?

Anyhow, isn’t mitt Latino?


9 posted on 07/31/2012 9:19:11 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

To be honest, the chances of this happening may be greater than we think... Prior to 2008, I’d have thought, “no way” as well.


10 posted on 07/31/2012 9:19:39 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

He would be the fast track to third world status for sure!


11 posted on 07/31/2012 9:20:48 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Not no way, not no how!..........


12 posted on 07/31/2012 9:21:34 AM PDT by Red Badger (Think logically. Act normally.................)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Mayor Villaraigosa is so inarticulate he makes Bush the Younger look like a Shakespearean actor.
13 posted on 07/31/2012 9:21:53 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: windcliff
He has more mistresses than the Sheik of Araby.
14 posted on 07/31/2012 9:25:07 AM PDT by twister881
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Just the act of posing that question indicates how very low 0bama has dragged the bar.


15 posted on 07/31/2012 9:26:30 AM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Leep

OUCH !!!


16 posted on 07/31/2012 9:29:08 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I know us domb folk here in Floriduh ain’t the smartest VOTERS out there but least we haven’t fallen for crappola like Villaraigosa, Emanuel, or Bloomberg. Don’t think any of the rest of the south, mid west or nearly any other area will go for that either.


17 posted on 07/31/2012 9:30:06 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The other day on KFI in L.A. the news mikes were on before Tony knew it so he was babbling about which camera to look into and if he should wear sun glasses for a better look...This dufus pin head makes Patty Murray, Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi look like Mensa members!


18 posted on 07/31/2012 9:34:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Is this La Raza puke even a natural born Citizen?

He was born in East Los Angeles to a Mexican-immigrant father and California-born mother of Mexican descent. Raised by a single mom from age 5, Villaraigosa participated in the first grape boycott led by César Chávez, graduated from night school, went to law school, and became a prominent labor organizer."

I've not determined if either of his parents were even United States Citizens at the time of his birth. Both parents would have to have been U.S. Citizens at the time of his birth to meet the United States Constitution's natural born Citizen requirement under Article II.

Four Supreme Court Cases that Cite “Natural Born Citizen” as One Born on U.S. Soil to Citizen Parents

19 posted on 07/31/2012 9:35:31 AM PDT by Godebert
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If a guy that’s not even a proven citizen can be president, this a-hole probably has a better than 50/50 chance.

He’ll be sold as being the first Latino president. If last election is any indication, that should get him 10 to 15% of the vote right there.

Of course well meaning Republicans will have to chip in to be a part of history again, and folks will have to ignore the fact he has a terrible track record.

At least he has one. Obama had nothing, absolutely nothing to validate him as presidential material.

You and I and others will explain what an idiot he is, and we’ll be mostly ignored.

At least he won’t be running on the Republican ticket. At least I hope not. These days you never know.


20 posted on 07/31/2012 9:43:32 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Remove all Democrats from the Republican party, and we won't have much Left, just a lot of Right.)
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To: Tennessee Nana

OUCH !!!


To strong..? :)


21 posted on 07/31/2012 9:53:44 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Tennessee Nana

OUCH !!!


To strong..? :)


22 posted on 07/31/2012 9:53:52 AM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: ScottinVA
To be honest, the chances of this happening may be greater than we think...

You "get it." Tony Villar's chances are frighteningly good. The skids are being greased for him by all the Usual Suspects on the Left. When did having mistresses and not being a natural born citizen hurt any Democrat's chances?

23 posted on 07/31/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: twister881
Did you say "Sheik of Araby"?

Oh, I'm the Sheik of Araby
And all the women worship me.
You should see them follow me around. Not bad.
Even wives of all the other sheiks,
They beg to kiss my rosy cheeks
And that ain't bad -- in fact, that's good, I've found.
I'm a cad!
24 posted on 07/31/2012 10:00:41 AM PDT by kenavi (Obama doesn't hate private equity. He wants to be it with our money.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Probably significant that the Dems have chosen another Mexican -American, the Mayor of San Antonio, to give the opening keynote speech

Villagarrosa could be radioactive on a national level because of his radical past.


25 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:39 AM PDT by wildbill (You're just jealous because the Voices talk only to me.)
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To: Leep

No

just right...

and accurate...

:)


26 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:41 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Not to mention his communism.


27 posted on 07/31/2012 10:01:51 AM PDT by kjo (+)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Has he ever been able to pass the bar exam?


28 posted on 07/31/2012 10:08:20 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Greed + Envy = Liberalism)
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To: Cowboy Bob

from Wikipedia: After UCLA, Villaraigosa attended the People’s College of Law (PCL), an unaccredited law school that promotes labor union causes in Los Angeles. His desire to practice law has been prevented due to his repeated inability to pass the California Bar Exam, which he has failed four times.[7] He received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from University of Southern California in May 2006.[...failed four times?


29 posted on 07/31/2012 10:18:34 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Cowboy Bob

No...He never passed it after banging his head on the wall four times...


30 posted on 07/31/2012 10:20:50 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: wildbill

From Wikipedia:
On May 2, 2007, the Los Angeles Times reported that Villaraigosa was under investigation for ethics violations. “The executive director of the Los Angeles Ethics Commission...accused Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa of 31 violations of campaign finance and disclosure laws stemming from his 2003 campaign for the City Council.”[64]

In June 2010, a formal ethics investigation of Villariagosa was launched, due to his unreported acceptance of 81 tickets to concerts, awards ceremonies and sporting events.[65] Estimates - including the 13 Lakers courtside tickets valued at $3,100 each[66] and Academy Awards and Governor’s Ball tickets at $21,000 each—suggest that the value of the tickets could amount to tens of thousands of dollars.[67] The unreported tickets came to light after the City of Los Angeles paid $3.2 million for Michael Jackson’s Memorial, including $2 million in police overtime.

After his election as Mayor, Villaraigosa was featured on the cover of Newsweek, and in Time ‘s story on the country’s 25 most influential Latinos, but repeated questions concerning his marital infidelity issues appear to have damaged his reputation locally and nationally.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa topped a list of all-time worst Angelenos chosen by online voters who responded to the Talk Back to Lopez poll at the Los Angeles Times.[68]

Villaraigosa has also received criticism because of his membership in MEChA while attending UCLA and his alleged support for immigration reform.[69][70] He has also been criticized because of the high frequency in which he holds press conferences, attends photo-ops, and travels out-of-town (including campaigning for Hillary Clinton). An LA Weekly article by Patrick Range McDonald published on September 11, 2008, presented an analysis of a 10-week period from May 21 to August 1, and determined that “On direct city business—such as signing legislation and meeting with city-department heads—his schedule shows the mayor spent 11 percent of his time...Yet the 11 percent of Villaraigosa’s time that the Weekly has identified as being spent in L.A. on actual city work—running, fixing or shaping government policies and actions—reveals that he frequently spends that limited time huddling with special-interest groups who have helped him attain higher office.”[71]

A November 4, 2008 election day poll conducted by the Leavey Center for the Study of Los Angeles at Loyola Marymount University found that Villaraigosa had a job approval rating of 61%.[72][73] In 2009, a poll by the Los Angeles times showed his approval rating had slipped to 55%, “relatively low for a sitting mayor who faced little name opposition in his recent re-election victory.”[74] At the same time, his showing and that of the candidates he supported in the election were lackluster.


31 posted on 07/31/2012 10:32:41 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Who? Ha,ha,ha!


32 posted on 07/31/2012 10:50:29 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

After the Obama experience I do not think the American electorate will cast another Affirmative Action vote for at least 75 years.


33 posted on 07/31/2012 10:50:46 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: kjo; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
Not to mention he's a brutal remorseless cold-blooded 'bort.

Hey Antonio, if you think it's tough being a "minority," how does killing all those niñitos help your minority status?

"Abortion is the solution...

...to the liberal boy's problem."

--Andrea Dworkin

34 posted on 07/31/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o ("You can observe a lot just by watchin'." - Yogi Berra)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

At least for any ex-ACLU lawyers out there...


35 posted on 07/31/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No mas por favor...


36 posted on 07/31/2012 12:27:27 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

No mas por favor...


37 posted on 07/31/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
LA Slimes wishful thinking.

A ridiculous article from any perspective.

38 posted on 07/31/2012 12:31:41 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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