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Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument
Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY

Posted on 10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument.

Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.

(Excerpt) Read more at wsbtv.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: buy; hispanic; votes

1 posted on 10/01/2012 5:12:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Not Satire? ...I had to look twice.


2 posted on 10/01/2012 5:14:26 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Can these symbolic gestures actually work? I have doubts.


3 posted on 10/01/2012 5:14:46 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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4 posted on 10/01/2012 5:15:50 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, I thought it was *Hugo* for a moment.

Carry on.


5 posted on 10/01/2012 5:16:27 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama probably thought it was Hugo Chavez.


6 posted on 10/01/2012 5:17:09 PM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Free ThinkerNY

7 posted on 10/01/2012 5:23:06 PM PDT by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Courageous move,Osama.Comrade Chavez will surely return the favor with the house in Caracas where you had your first lovefest with Venezuelan Marching Powder.

8 posted on 10/01/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yeah, that’ll make up for all the Mexicans murdered by Fast & Furious, as documented by Univision.


9 posted on 10/01/2012 5:25:32 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m OK with this.


10 posted on 10/01/2012 5:27:50 PM PDT by shalom aleichem
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To: TexasCajun
Not Satire? ...I had to look twice

After seeing the headline, I thought that it may have come from The Onion.

11 posted on 10/01/2012 5:28:09 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Bot sure how many people know this but......Chavez Camp as the locals call it, originally was a Tuburculosis hospital. Seems appropriate. Lol


12 posted on 10/01/2012 5:32:03 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Hardraade
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13 posted on 10/01/2012 5:39:34 PM PDT by mikrofon (Hugo Hugs)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama continues to break new ground in cynical pandering.


14 posted on 10/01/2012 5:40:30 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wasn’t Cesar Chavez’s main goal to organize Mexican-American citizen and legal resident farm workers? And didn’t he oppose illegal immigration because it drove down the wages of legal workers?

That’s what I recall, and I doubt those points will be made at the ceremony.

But that sure won’t stop the shameless panderer during his reelection bid.


15 posted on 10/01/2012 5:42:52 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I remember back in the day when Chavez’s goons were around here trying to unionize the farm workers. We had a bus full of pickers and they refused to get off the bus until we promised them more money and my husband said go home. They came back the next day and got off the bus and started picking. They told my husband that they beat the crap out of that guy.

The funny thing is that my husband was going to give them more money because it wasn’t a good crop and he knew it was going to cost more to pick it.


16 posted on 10/01/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT by tiki
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To: TexasCajun

I thought it was satire, too...then saw AP.


17 posted on 10/01/2012 6:20:59 PM PDT by madison10
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To: x

Have to give that both a LOL! and a BARF.


18 posted on 10/01/2012 7:22:12 PM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: TexasCajun; All

This is not the Venezuela Chavez. This Chavez organized farm workers, for better pay, latrines and water to wash with, and protection from pesticides. Of course, being Labor I’m sure he did some bad things too.


19 posted on 10/01/2012 9:01:58 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: mikrofon

EVIL SQUARED!


20 posted on 10/02/2012 1:56:16 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

One communist honoring another!


21 posted on 10/02/2012 2:06:16 AM PDT by dalereed
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cesar Chavez --- Immigration
The UFW during Chávez's tenure was committed to restricting immigration. Chávez and Dolores Huerta, cofounder and president of the UFW, fought the Bracero Program that existed from 1942 to 1964. Their opposition stemmed from their belief that the program undermined US workers and exploited the migrant workers.
Uh ... Barry, are you suuuuuure you know what you're doing? As you can see Cesar Chavez was not exactly a FRIEND of 'immigrants'. In fact it sounds like he was one of those dang Right Wing Extremist Tea Party Racists who want our border sealed tighter than a drum.

(pssst ... maybe he was a 'white hispanic'

22 posted on 10/02/2012 4:55:01 AM PDT by Condor51 (Si vis pacem, para bellum.)
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Eeeeyuuuuu! Yuck! I’m close to runnin’ to the BR to lose my breakfast.


23 posted on 10/02/2012 6:07:28 AM PDT by 3catsanadog (Scats for Newt!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why is Obama going through California at all with only 35 days left in the campaign?

Is it possible that their internal polls are showing the state is not as much of a ‘gimme’ anymore?


24 posted on 10/02/2012 6:12:59 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: Steely Tom

Sure they can, and Obama knows it.

Every time I see tomatoes for $2.50 in the grocery store, I say to myself: “Damn you, Cesar Chavez.”


25 posted on 10/02/2012 10:08:49 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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