Skip to comments.Vice President Joe Biden Calls Hispanics ‘Most Powerful Force in American Politics’
Posted on 09/14/2012 6:53:39 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
Vice President Joe Biden described the Hispanic population in this country as the most powerful force in American politics during a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington, D.C. Thursday night.
Im here to say thank you, and tell you how much this great country owes you and how much more can be done with the infusion of new blood, of new ideas, Biden said. Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to become, and already have, the most powerful force in American politics. Exercise that power well, and the country will embrace you.
The Census Bureau says the 52 million Hispanics in this country accounted for 16.7 percent of the nations population in 2011, and the Pew Research Center has predicted nearly a third of the U.S. population will be Hispanic by 2050, a projection that Biden says Americans have embraced.
The rest of America is beginning to understand that your success is Americas success, Biden said.
With both parties aiming to attract the Latino vote this election cycle, the vice president touted the progress the administration has made to advance Latino causes, including improving access to education.
Biden expressed pride in the presidents executive action that halted the deportation of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to this country as children and promised there is more work to be done to ensure a path to citizenship is provided for those students.
Look how the American people reacted to President Obamas executive action lifting the threat of deportation from the Dreamers. It had to be emotional, fill all of you with pride how that first day those Dreamers were eligible to apply for deferred action, thousands lined up, block after block after block, Biden said.
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Of course he did.
He is talking to illegals..
Personally, I think the Dems perceive ENVY as the most powerful force in American politics.
Joe Biden's America everybody.
Really, Joe? Hundreds of thousands of Christians are praying about this election. I beg to differ with your assessment of power.
You can say that when the black vote is automatic.
I guess that explains why they’ve been treating the rest of us like dirt.
16.7%? I bet that stays the same or goes down over the next few generations.
How long until an “Hispanic” lineage no longer becomes an “Hispanic” linaeage through marriage and only becomes an ethnic ‘white’ (e.g. Italian, Greek, Portuguese etc.)?
If I were to judge what the most powerful force in America is, that would have to be “ignorance”. It got obama/Biden elected...didn’t it. Oh well, on to November.
I thought that AMERICANS were "the most Powerful Force in American Politics."
Ya' know, it seems that the entire White House and cabinet is the result of a poorly written SNL skit: buffoon pretending to be a president, an absolute idiot playing VP, a clown playing Sec of State, a comedian playing a tax-cheat Sec of Treasury, etc. . . . .
When Hispanics vote for Obama, there’s an empty box outside the polling station for them to turn in their knives and forks.
And I think they’re right.
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“Exercise that power well,” They will Joe!
I would rather have the ILLEGALS turn in their EBT cards.
White power -- racist!
The power of the individual, unremarkable.
Didn’t Biden get help from organized crime for his first election? Sweet old Joe... is Biden the communist connection?
Voters should be the most powerful force. Not illegals.
What Constitution did he swear to uphold?
Stand up, Jose.
I really wish that the politicians would not try to elevate this section of the population to something they or anyone is not. Most of these people have little education and are reliant on government assistance to live. We cannot make them what they are not. It takes generations (if at all) for illegal immigrants to assimilate into the American society. They maintain there roots in Mexico and South America. Most have no desire to take advantage of what America has to offer except what is free (health care, food stamps, etc).
They are not the hard working people we keep telling them they are. They drag down our schools and neighborhoods to a level that’s acceptable in Mexico. We cannot change their culture. And we should not lower our standards for them. Nobody wins that way.