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Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington
Wall St. J ^ | January 18, 2013 | MONICA LANGLEY

Posted on 01/18/2013 8:32:40 PM PST by Steelfish

Eva Longoria's Next Role: Hispanic Activist in Washington

By MONICA LANGLEY

Eva Longoria emerged in 2012 as President Obama's secret weapon in securing the Hispanic vote. Now the Hollywood star is starting in earnest her transition from celebrity to political activist. WSJ's Monica Langley sat down with Ms. Longoria for an interview.

When Barack Obama takes the presidential oath of office on Monday, he will be joined on the platform by Supreme Court justices, former presidents—and one of the "Desperate Housewives."

Actress Eva Longoria, the 37-year-old star of the hit television show and twice Maxim magazine's Hottest Woman of the Year, is taking on a challenging new role as a Hispanic activist and power player in Washington, D.C. One of her primary aims is to make the case that "Latinos aren't a drain on the economy or criminals crossing the border," she says. "Most are hardworking people who are America's emerging market."

Ms. Longoria is the most prominent among Latino leaders who are gaining political sway from the 2012 election, in which the Hispanic vote was a critical force in delivering victory to Mr. Obama. A co-chair of his campaign, she stumped for him at rallies across the country and was one of the largest "bundlers," or fundraisers, while hosting star-studded events raising millions of dollars.

Her role reaches beyond fundraising and speechmaking, however, and into policy and strategy. She helped urge Mr. Obama to make a key change in immigration policy last year, and she is teaming with business to explore investments in housing and retail developments in Hispanic communities.

Along the way she has developed a rapport with the president and his advisers. She is now planning meetings this weekend with the capital's elite, including private receptions at the White House...

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012election; barricadetheborder; election2012; evalongoria; longoria

1 posted on 01/18/2013 8:32:45 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Wasn’t she the one that called a cop a “spic”?


2 posted on 01/18/2013 8:34:14 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: Steelfish

Perfect. The leader of the soon to not be free world has an actress, on stage while he organizes the U.S., who is supposed to represent America. As empty and vacuous a man and his entourage has never before gained such notoriety.


3 posted on 01/18/2013 8:41:16 PM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Steelfish

Good grief, another pea brain. She is only there because of her fading celebrity and La Raza connection.


4 posted on 01/18/2013 8:45:46 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish
Why not, she is as unqualified as any of the others in Obama’s crew.
5 posted on 01/18/2013 8:47:06 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: Steelfish

“”Latinos aren’t a drain on the economy or criminals crossing the border,” she says.”

‘Laws?!! We don’ need no stinkin’ laws!!”

We don’t need English either, suckers. Your country is my country.


6 posted on 01/18/2013 8:47:53 PM PST by Pelham (Treason, it's not just for Democrats anymore.)
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To: ozzymandus

She apparently called Mitt Romney a “racist/misogynist twat”... at least she re-tweeted a Tweet to that effect...


7 posted on 01/18/2013 8:50:36 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Steelfish

“They can’t even run their own lives, I’ll be damned if they run miiiiiiiiiiine”

“Sunshine”


8 posted on 01/18/2013 8:52:50 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Steelfish

This slut does not represent me. Also I did not vote for that Usuper Kenyan the first time nor the second time around. She does not speak for Hispanic neither only if they are Illegals I suppose. The best thing that ever happen to her is when her smart husband dumped her.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 8:53:51 PM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: freekitty

Right. Another Hollywood bimbo and airhead coming to DC to further screw up our country with her vast experience and knowledge about everything, or, nothing.

Longoria, a pretty shell but nothing inside, much like an empty sea shell. Only good for decorating a table or as an ash-tray.

Pretty much sums up the Obama Administration people. Heads full of marxist air but empty of any real content.


10 posted on 01/18/2013 8:55:07 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Steelfish

Criminally stupid slut.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 9:06:45 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: A_Former_Democrat
“They can’t even run their own lives, I’ll be damned if they run miiiiiiiiiiine”

Yup I know (That song)


(sighs)

I am that old. (grin)

12 posted on 01/18/2013 9:32:06 PM PST by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: Steelfish

Shut up Eva, you’re getting long in the tooth, soon, her “Hispanic” genes will kick in, then, she’ll wish she was Asian!


13 posted on 01/18/2013 9:56:44 PM PST by IslamE (epiphany)
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To: Steelfish

She’s 37 like I’m 49.


14 posted on 01/18/2013 9:59:30 PM PST by VanShuyten ("a shadow...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence.")
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To: Steelfish

She’s perfect for Secretary of State (except she would probably be insulted to be called a secretary)...


15 posted on 01/18/2013 10:21:47 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper

True


16 posted on 01/18/2013 10:58:55 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Steelfish

she’s only 37? c’mon that face can’t only be 37!?! the mouth is at least 50 and a sailor’s one at that.


17 posted on 01/19/2013 1:11:27 AM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Steelfish; All
This racial "activist" is all class. /s

"I have no idea why any woman/minority can vote for Romney. You have to be stupid to vote for such a racist/misogynistic tw*t."

"He's just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph."

18 posted on 01/19/2013 1:25:18 AM PST by newzjunkey (bah)
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To: Steelfish

Did she even graduate from high school in TX? Inquiring minds want to know.


19 posted on 01/19/2013 2:05:47 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: txrefugee

Did she even graduate from high school in TX? Inquiring minds want to know.
Perfect she will fit right in. Money and fame gives you intelligence dont ya know


20 posted on 01/19/2013 2:48:53 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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To: raybbr

The vacuity is endorsed by the Americana people.


21 posted on 01/19/2013 4:24:29 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Steelfish

Guess it’s me but I could think of a few ways she’d be useful I just wouldn’t let her speak.


22 posted on 01/19/2013 4:54:42 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Steelfish

“Actress Eva Longoria, the 37-year-old star....”

I thought she played 3rd base for the Tampa Bay Rays....


23 posted on 01/19/2013 5:12:07 AM PST by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: A_Former_Democrat

A flash from a different time. I LOVE that song!


24 posted on 01/19/2013 5:46:05 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Steelfish

actors......................what DON’T they know?


25 posted on 01/19/2013 5:53:29 AM PST by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: Steelfish
Ambassador Nipslip, such a serious political player.
26 posted on 01/19/2013 6:00:12 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Steelfish
Her role reaches beyond fundraising and speechmaking, however, and into policy and strategy. She helped urge Mr. Obama to make a key change in immigration policy last year

"Hey, you have a great ass! Can you help me establish our national immigration policy?"

Si!

27 posted on 01/19/2013 6:13:13 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Steelfish

I wonder when/if whites will realize that people and groups that work on behalf of ‘Hispanics’ or any other group for that matter are not working toward racial nirvana but for racial spoils. These groups spearhead to enact laws that are decidedly anti-white. Meanwhile most whites are just mealy-mouthed when it comes to race in general and laws specifically enacted against us.

Our children, progeny and nation will suffer because of white cowardice.


28 posted on 01/19/2013 6:24:37 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: leaning conservative

Every time I heard those words I thought of politicians . . . now more than ever


29 posted on 01/19/2013 7:24:47 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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