Skip to comments.DNC makes Spanish calls on shutdown
Posted on 10/10/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT by Tailgunner Joe
The Democratic National Committee is launching Spanish-language online ads and robocalls targeting Republicans on the government shutdown, it announced Thursday.
The effort is the third phase of a broader campaign this week that has been hitting Republicans in their home states, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), as well as early voting states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada.
The Spanish-language calls and Twitter, Facebook and Google ads launching Thursday will target Latino voters in Florida, Texas, Nevada and Arizona.
The calls in Florida and Texas will focus on attacking Sens. Rubio and Cruz in their home states, while the ones in Nevada and Arizona will target the Republican Party as a whole. The message of the call specifically mentions the shutdowns impact on Latino communities, according to a script.
In a sample of the Florida call script, the message says, Rubios shutdown costs the economy as much as $10 billion a week.
Sen. Marco Rubio was an architect of the GOPs government shutdown and its hurting the Latino community in Florida, the script reads.
A sample script of calls in Arizona names Sens. Rubio, Cruz and Paul as examples of Republicans who shut down the government.
Both urge listeners to call the state Republican Party and voice their concerns, providing a phone number.
The DNC would not disclose the size of the ad buy and campaign, but an aide said it would reach hundreds of thousands of voters.
Well continue to hold Republicans like Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz accountable for shutting down the government and risking the full faith and credit of the United States, DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said in a statement. The GOPs shutdown is hurting Latino communities nationwide and the DNC is going to make sure voters in every community know that Republicans are siding with the tea party over working families.
Latino voters were a key piece of President Barack Obamas successful reelection campaign against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, and have been a constituency Republicans have been eager to court away from Democrats.
The Republican National Committee announced Monday it had hired Hispanic engagement directors in seven states for a ground-game campaign to have a year-round presence in Latino communities.
Amid the government shutdown, Democrats have rekindled efforts to pass immigration reform legislation in the House. The Senate in June passed a bipartisan immigration reform package, of which Rubio was a key architect and proponent.
They’re campaigning for 2014 on the $hutdown and all the pain they’re causing...that’s sick.
And what is the RNC doing??
So the democrats are calling for the Mexican government to invade the US?
And this is endorsed by the POTUS? Via his political party?
Can you say “ Insurrection”?
And how come those people involved are not currently under arrest, and being charged with insurrection?
The RNC? they’re sending me Emails saying they’re winning.
They have that preaching to the Choir thing down pat, but the Church Pews are empty.
Impeachment File on Communist B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro, a legal citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.
Might be time for a new Tea Party “March on Washington” (Just like 2009)-that’s the only thing that the politicians fear, the people.
Well, Bohner is looking for a pair of white underware without yellow stains to use as a surrender flag.
What would illegal aliens know about a government shutdown? They were allowed to trample all over the Washington Mall a couple days ago as honored guests of Pelosi and the Obama regime. What government shutdown?
They do this crap because it works.
a few weeks ago, there were threads about how desperate the dems were because their money dried up.. yea, not so much..
How can the DNC pay for this campaign since it is said to be broke?
If the DNC is broke, then II suspect that DNC ads and robocalls are being paid for with Obama's constitutionally indefensible stimulus funds for "shovel-ready" jobs.
Like the drug dealer who gets his customers hooked on heroin
They were broke. Where’s the money coming from?
Are they also making calls in Ebonics to the other part of their base?
Donde esta de welfare ofico?
Wait! There was a shutdown? Of the federal government? How is this possible when I experienced no hiccups or alterations in my daily life? Commerce was transacted, the Russians were kept at bay, the restaurants were full, the children went to school...