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Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics(Really?)
The Miami Herald ^ | 1/15/12 | JERI CLAUSING Associated Press

Posted on 01/15/2012 1:25:51 PM PST by mdittmar

The Republican Party is beefing up its minority outreach nationwide and preparing to put its rising Latino stars on the campaign trail amid concerns that tough immigration rhetoric in the presidential primary is taking on an increasingly anti-Hispanic tone.

But immigrant-rights groups and some political watchers say the damage may be irreversible. They argue that the GOP has severely hampered itself as it looks to woo the critical Latino voting bloc that could decide who wins key states like New Mexico, Nevada, Colorado and Florida next fall.

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Thanks ap,for creating another non story, that will be published in every newspaper.
1 posted on 01/15/2012 1:25:55 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

Guess we should all just lay down and let millions and millions of illegal aliens flood into America. Yeah, that makes sense.

Liberals are evil.


2 posted on 01/15/2012 1:28:22 PM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: mdittmar

What? Rick Perry is the illegals’ biggest advocate!


3 posted on 01/15/2012 1:30:53 PM PST by PAConservative1
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To: mdittmar

NOT “anti-Hispanic” just ANTI-WORTHLESS MEXICANS!


4 posted on 01/15/2012 1:31:49 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: mdittmar

Is that among voting Hispanics or is that among Hussein’s undocumented voters?


5 posted on 01/15/2012 1:31:58 PM PST by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: mdittmar

Aliens are now directly influencing our already corrupt politicians. The American people are disorganized, leaderless and themselves heavily corrupted and as such are unable to effectively resist a conquest from within.


6 posted on 01/15/2012 1:32:52 PM PST by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: mdittmar

Same story, time and time again. And full of outright lies...

Largest supporter of eliminating bilingual education: Hispanics.

Largest supporter of deporting criminal illegal aliens: Hispanics.

Largest supporter of cutting off benefits to illegal aliens: Hispanics.

I don’t care about the opinions of illegal aliens - if you only include those numbers from legal citizens, the Hispanic population is very opinionated against illegal aliens. They are the ones who are repeatedly painted with the crimes of illegal aliens, hurt the most by the fraud of illegal aliens, and suffer the most by ‘accommodating’ liberals who go out of their way to force Spanish language options on the Hispanic population.

And our response? To eliminate any choice for Hispanic voters in limiting and eliminating the illegal alien population. Mock Herman Cain for his ‘electrify the fence’ idea, blockade any reforms in programs to eliminate illegal aliens, put up roadblocks to stop the deportation of criminal illegal aliens.. These are usually the actions of ‘conservatives’ who are trying to play the ‘big tent’ idea.

If both parties are uniform in their opinions, then we leave no choice for voters to choose from. And we continue the treadmill of ‘moderate’, aka liberal, elected representatives into Congress.

Much as I mock Ron Paul, he’s doing the one thing I advocate - offering a choice to voters. Now if only we could get a conservative to do the same thing.


7 posted on 01/15/2012 1:37:47 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: mdittmar

Is there actually some reason to believe that Americans of Spanish ancestry are offended by opposition to the phenomenon of limitless numbers of illegal aliens invading the territory of the U.S.A., receiving free medical care and free education for their children, and being permitted to vote in presidential elections?


8 posted on 01/15/2012 1:41:23 PM PST by Elsiejay (in)
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To: Elsiejay

Wouldn’t know,I’m of German and Irish ancestry;)


9 posted on 01/15/2012 1:48:05 PM PST by mdittmar
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To: mdittmar

So?


10 posted on 01/15/2012 1:48:12 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: mdittmar
I live in West Texas, with a large Hispanic population. Many of the people here have grandparents or great-grandparents who may have come from Mexico, but that does not make them pro-illegal.

The only people I have heard use the term "wetbacks" are Hispanic people. Not long after Arizona passed the laws everyone was having hissy fits over, I had a conversation with a couple I know. The gentleman said something along the lines of, "You know, I have to show my driver's license if I want to write a check or buy beer or do lots of things. What's the big deal about having to show your identification?" The couple's name was something along the lines of "Martinez."

My son mentioned a conversation he had with a friend's grandfather, who said something about "da**ed wetbacks, coming up here and taking all our jobs." The gentleman's name is something along the lines of Gonzalez.

Quite a few of the Hispanic people I know feel that the people who have recently come from Mexico don't want to "pay their dues" but want to be handed everything, given special privileges, and not be bothered to learn the language (a lot of younger Hispanics didn't grow up speaking Spanish and people coming from Mexico can be quite rude about it).

Does that mean that these folks vote Republican? Not necessarily, but I don't believe that the immigration issue is that big a deal to them.

11 posted on 01/15/2012 1:48:55 PM PST by susannah59
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To: mdittmar

Right. Just keep letting them into the country so we won’t short term “offend’ anyone...and then where the problem gets so large it’s past the point of return, then what?

I guarantee you even the “tolerant” libs will regret this.


12 posted on 01/15/2012 1:49:34 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat (MERRY CHRISTMAS to the ACLU)
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To: mdittmar

I think I am going to cry...


13 posted on 01/15/2012 1:50:28 PM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: mdittmar

I’ve got a lot of Hispanic friends and have Hispanic family members. They are ALL against illegal immigration. This crap the state run “media” is spreading is no different than the white Kommie Kids whining about football teams using Indian names. It’s all bull****. The only people whining about it are white Kommie Kids and Che-loving, commie ‘RAT activists.


14 posted on 01/15/2012 1:51:27 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: Williams

And I guess we should just ignore that 90%+ of the illegals are hispanic, mainly Mexican.

F’em!


15 posted on 01/15/2012 1:55:15 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are know almost a police state?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

I met one of my lifelong friends when he was a migrant worker traveling with his family. He isn’t a fan of guest worker programs simply because he says they just provide cover for illegals.


16 posted on 01/15/2012 1:56:02 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Williams

and those same white liberals live in affluent white neighborhoods..liberals are not only evil, they should be put to pasture


17 posted on 01/15/2012 1:56:40 PM PST by max americana (Obama is a POS)
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To: kingu

Your experience is different from mine. Most of the hispanics I know at work support illegals, mainly because some of them probably are themselves or they ALL have illegal friends and relatives here.


18 posted on 01/15/2012 1:57:42 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are know almost a police state?)
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To: mdittmar
The United States of America's cherished heritage as a nation of laws not men is now anti-Hispanic, says SCUM employee.

I wish these Rat Party (formerly the traditional, patriotic Democratic Party) servile, complaisant, undistinguished media (SCUM) employees would explain why they feeeeeeeeeel that every American of Hispanic origin is an inveterate law breaker and rejects our heritage. It don't make a lick of sense.

But alas, SCUM employees and Rat Party members see no difference between legal and ILLEGAL, it looks like. It's what they do.

19 posted on 01/15/2012 1:58:58 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kingu
Same story, time and time again. And full of outright lies... Largest supporter of eliminating bilingual education: Hispanics. Largest supporter of deporting criminal illegal aliens: Hispanics. Largest supporter of cutting off benefits to illegal aliens: Hispanics.

You're right on every point. Legal citizens who happen to be Hispanic are NOT supporters of criminals of any race or country.

20 posted on 01/15/2012 2:01:28 PM PST by GOPJ (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: mdittmar
Anti-immigration tone alienating Hispanics

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Oh Yeah, Tough shit.

I'd rather see more headlines like:

Anti-Welfare programs tone alienating Minorities
Anti-Terrorist tone alienating Muslims
Anti-Crime tone alienating Criminals
Anti-Homosexual tone alienating Sodomites

I'd rather be right than allow myself to be extorted by the enemy for their vote. It's way past time to put our line in the sand. Screw them all.

21 posted on 01/15/2012 2:08:04 PM PST by festusbanjo (Planning my escape regardless of which party is in charge.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Maybe its because you are in a border state with a large legal historical Hispanic population. But move into the interior of the country like Memphis, TN and almost all of them support illegals.

25 years ago, there was very little hispanic presence in Memphis. Now we have Spanish language radio stations and they are everywhere. A large percentage speak no or little English.

Do I need to mention how far from the border Memphis is? Tens of thousands live here now. Most are from Mexico and tell you they don’t want to assimilate. Hell, at my job, we had so many who couldn’t speak English (illegals) at one time, that to get a promotion you had to be bi-lingual. WTF???

We later got raided by Social Security 3 years in a row over fake SS numbers and now the percentage has dropped from 75% hispanic to 25%. I haven’t seen the bi-lingual requirement in the past 5 years, as most now speak some English.


22 posted on 01/15/2012 2:09:19 PM PST by packrat35 (When will we admit we are know almost a police state?)
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To: packrat35

I think it’s because most of them where you live ARE illegal aliens. The ancestors of the Hispanics who live where I currently live came here with Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and stayed.


23 posted on 01/15/2012 2:14:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Climate Change" my a.... All weather is local.)
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To: packrat35
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24 posted on 01/15/2012 2:16:58 PM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: max americana

“and those same white liberals live in affluent white neighborhoods..liberals are not only evil, they should be put to pasture”

Make that “put under the pasture”


25 posted on 01/15/2012 2:51:07 PM PST by RBK
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To: mdittmar

Geez, how slow some people are getting it!


26 posted on 01/15/2012 3:42:55 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (There's a pill for just about everything ... except stupid!)
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27 posted on 01/15/2012 3:54:34 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: packrat35

They mention a few key states, but the fact is that most states have a lot of illegals and some don’t want to get rid of them. When there was plenty of fed & state aid, there were a lot of reasons to keep them (imported pork, so to speak); now, they’ve proven to be a huge drain on local governments that are flat-out broke. Last week someone posted a story about California trying to root out its underground economy; guess someone let the cat out of the bag that illegals don’t pay state income taxes, often live in housing units on which property taxes aren’t assessed, and oh yeah, they cost billions of dollars and shut down your emergency rooms.


28 posted on 01/15/2012 8:37:52 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: packrat35

“And I guess we should just ignore that 90%+ of the illegals are hispanic, mainly Mexican.”

Here in NJ it seems most of our “Hispanic” illegals are South American (Brazilian, Peruvian, Ecuadoran), while many others are Asians. Until a few years ago I’d never met a Mexican; they started showing up just as the demand for them was drying up (either the Americans started cutting their own grass, or the bank took the house from them anyway).


29 posted on 01/15/2012 8:41:57 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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To: kearnyirish2
Freehold has had a large Mexican population since the 90s.

First started seeing the Mexicans in NYC around '94, with the peak influx being 94-01. Many of the folks you see in North Jersey were priced out of NYC.

BTW: My Brazilian wife takes umbrage at being called "Hispanic," and will sic her paisanos (same word) in Kearny on you. ;)

30 posted on 01/17/2012 4:58:36 PM PST by Clemenza ("History, I believe, furnishes no example of a priest-ridden people maintaining a free civil governm)
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To: mdittmar

This comes out every 4 years: the Republican Party is commiting significant resources to “reach out” to Hispanics, Eskimos, native Americans, blacks, etc., etc.

When are they going to “reach out” to conservatives? We want a “seat at the table”, too. (To throw in just one more hackneyed phrase.)

Study after study has shown that the Republicans win when they increase their percentage of the white vote, regardless of how the minority vote breaks out; when their percentage of the white vote decreases, they lose. But because they’re the Stupid Party, they haven’t quite figured that one out yet.

Doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different result . . . .


31 posted on 01/17/2012 5:46:07 PM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Clemenza

A lot of my Portuguese classmates in high school became “Hispanic” when it was time to apply for colleges. I think the only phrase for describing Brazilians other than “Brazilian” is “South Americans” (which includes Hispanics, as well as Guyanese - from all 3 “Guyanas”).

My wife was born in Montevideo (she’s a Spaniard); ask your wife about the “Maracanazo”.

: )


32 posted on 01/17/2012 7:17:04 PM PST by kearnyirish2
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