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  • Phony ‘Hispanic Republican’ Front Group is Outed

    07/22/2011 12:57:17 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 34 replies
    SHARK TANK ^ | Jult 22, 2011 | swampsniper
    When the spanish-language television network Univision put out a shameful hit piece out on Republican Senator Marco Rubio several weeks back, only one Hispanic organization provided cover for Univision, and that was the upstart organization ‘Somos Republicans’. This group openly states that they are a Republican group, but they have raised flags amongst conservative groups with their over the top pro-amnesty rhetoric and shameless attacks on conservative hispanic leaders like Rubio and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz. What is so blatantly obvious about this organization’s tactics is the fact that any hispanic politician who does not tow their amnesty line...
  • Hispanic births overtake immigration in U.S. (Pew Hispanic Center survey)

    07/14/2011 2:40:28 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 7/14/11 | Tim Gaynor - Reuters
    PHOENIX (Reuters) - For the first time births have overtaken immigration as the main driver of dynamic growth in the U.S. Hispanic population, according to a new study released on Thursday The Pew Hispanic Center survey found the new trend especially evident among Mexican-Americans, who account for almost two thirds of the U.S. Latino population. The study, which drew on U.S. Census Bureau data and other government sources, noted the Mexican-American population grew by 7.2 million as a result of births in the decade to 2010, while new immigrants added 4.2 million people. ... The study found growth in the...
  • [South Texas;]Pharr pastor starts nation's first 'Hispanic Tea Party'

    07/14/2011 12:15:58 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 18 replies
    KGBT ^ | 07/13/2011 | Astrid Martinez
    Pharr-based pastor Armando Vera is the president of the first-ever 'Hispanic Tea Party' in the United States. Vera told Action 4 News that the group formed in back in June. The Iglesia Poder del Dios pastor said there is need for a Hispanic version of this political group given that 85% of the population of the Rio Grande Valley is of Mexican-American descent. Vera said Hispanics are naturally conservative and he intends to reach out and inform them about the harm he said liberal policies have on our nation. "The first goal of our group is to return to basics,"...
  • The Purposeful Thwarting of American Integration

    07/08/2011 4:15:00 PM PDT · by lbryce · 4 replies
    Don't Tread On Me ^ | July 6, 2011 | Charles Petzold
    Over the weekend,I tried my best to enjoy our Independence Day,despite the fact that I have all this information about our true state of being rattling around in my head. I spent the 4th in Weehawken N.J.,overlooking Manhattan,and watching the Macy’s fireworks show. The main street was blocked off by police,and all sorts of people were walking around,sitting on the park lawns,BBQ’ing,and more or less enjoying the day the way that I have always known it growing up. Weehawken is a very mixed neighborhood,where one can find people from all over the planet residing in one place. Specifically,the area right...
  • Perry selective in remarks to Latinos

    06/24/2011 1:51:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | June 24, 2011 | Jason Buch with Guillermo X. Garcia in San Antonio and Peggy Fikac in Austin
    <p>The Wall Street Journal, citing an anonymous “normally reliable Republican source,” reported Thursday that Perry has decided to run for president.</p> <p>Perry’s political adviser, Dave Carney, denied any such decision has been made.</p> <p>“It seems everyone with a cellphone number that begins with 512 is a Perry insider and knows firsthand what we’re thinking,” Carney said. “This nonstop misinformed speculation is threatening to surpass football as the No. 1 spectator sport in Texas. Nothing has changed in terms of the time table that was laid out by the governor. You don’t jump in the pond until you know where the rocks are and how deep the water is.”</p>
  • Perry gets tepid reception from Hispanic group

    06/23/2011 2:10:38 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | June 23, 2011 | JASON BUCH Copyright 2011 San Antonio Express-News
    <p>SAN ANTONIO -- Gov. Rick Perry touted Texas’ economic successes and the role Hispanics have played in them, but did not mention the immigration legislation he has championed in a speech Thursday before the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.</p>
  • Hispanic Christians Stand With Dem Sen. Diaz Against Gay Marriage in New York

    06/17/2011 12:47:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 06/17/2011 | Katherine T. Phan
    NEW YORK - Hispanic ministers representing over 150 churches in New York rallied Thursday against the state's gay marriage bill, which is one vote short of being legalized in the New York Senate. Supporters of New York Hispanic Clergy Organization gathered outside the office of Bronx Sen. Ruben Diaz to protest the gay marriage legislation and affirm their strong support for Diaz, the only Democrat state senator who will vote no on the bill. The Rev. Diaz, who is a Pentecostal minister, is the president of the Christian Hispanic group. Diaz "has received many threats to his life and also...
  • Democrats losing favor with some Latinos

    06/12/2011 3:14:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | June 11, 2011 | Mark Z. Barabak
    Early this year, Brian Sandoval and Susana Martinez made history. He became Nevada's first Latino governor. In New Mexico, she became the country's first Latina governor. Just as striking as their breakthrough is their party affiliation: Both are Republicans. For many in the GOP, the twin victories last November, along with the election of Sen. Marco Rubio in Florida, marked an important step in efforts to mend the party's frayed ties with Latino voters, which have suffered over the last several years of hard-line talk on immigration. For Democrats, the election of the three was something else: a warning sign...
  • Obama Trawling For Hispanic Votes not Immigration Reform

    05/19/2011 4:50:52 AM PDT · by ajernig · 12 replies
    Irish Examiner USA ^ | 5/17/2011 | Alicia Colon
    How clever of President Obama to recruit a Hispanic with absolutely no credibility on the immigration issue but who looks really hot. Eva Longoria, the Desperate Housewife on ABC TV, was born in Texas and may be of Mexican heritage but she hardly speaks for all Hispanics when she said that failure to pass an amnesty bill was costing Obama support in the Hispanic community. She's another actress who confirms Truman Capote's opinion that actors are dumb. Actually what he said was, "The better the actor, the more stupid he is." Having seen Ms. Longoria's body of work maybe she's...
  • Critical Legal Studies

    05/14/2011 6:51:08 AM PDT · by combat_boots · 9 replies
    An intellectual movement whose members argue that law is neither neutral nor value free but is in fact inseparable from politics. Critical legal studies (CLS) is a sometimes revolutionary movement that challenges and seeks to overturn accepted norms and standards in legal theory and practice. CLS seeks to fundamentally alter Jurisprudence, exposing it as not a rational system of accumulated wisdom but an ideology that supports and makes possible an unjust political system. CLS scholars attempt to debunk the law's pretensions to determinacy, neutrality, and objectivity. The law, in CLS scholarship, is a tool used by the establishment to maintain...
  • Government offers payouts to Hispanic, female farmers who claim discrimination

    05/07/2011 8:41:20 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 5/6/11 | Eloísa Ruano González
    Minority farmers have complained for decades that the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied or delayed giving them farm loans because of their ethnicity or gender, costing them their crops and land. Now, the USDA has acknowledged the discrimination. It is urging Hispanic and female farmers who can prove they were wronged to apply for settlements of up to $50,000. Frederick Pfaeffle, the department's deputy assistant secretary of civil rights, recently met with farmers and ranchers in Kissimmee and South Florida to promote the program. The settlement, which some Hispanic farmers have criticized for offering too little and placing the burden...
  • The GOP becomes a viable option for Hispanics

    04/24/2011 5:10:49 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 33 replies
    NMPolitics.Net ^ | 4/22/11 | Johnny F. Luevano Jr.
    - NMPolitics.net - http://www.nmpolitics.net/index - The GOP becomes a viable option for HispanicsPosted By Johnny F. Luevano Jr. On April 22, 2011 @ 8:02 am In Commentary,Luévano Columns | 6 Comments The proof is in the pudding. Hispanic Republicans like Gov. Susana Martinez – Hispanic Business Magazine’s 2011 Woman of the Year – are making inroads in politics across the nation. Just over a year ago, I wrote a column that praised the New Mexico Republican Party for its efforts in fielding highly qualified Hispanic candidates. Well the article didn’t go over very well with many folks; I was chastised...
  • Democrats gain demographic edge in US (Electorate rapidly less white, more black and Hispanic)

    04/04/2011 6:07:09 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4 Apr 11 | Richard McGregor
    Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election as US president, launched with a video and fundraising website on Monday, is targeting a population which has been transformed racially in the past decade in ways that could have profound repercussions for the 2012 poll. The electorate has become less white and more Hispanic more rapidly than predicted, according to the national census, two trends that will influence elections for decades. “America is in the midst of a profound demographic change. Each election now brings a different electorate than the one just past,” said Simon Rosenberg of New Democrat Network, a Democratic-aligned think-tank. Mr...
  • The Proud Heritage of American hispanics

    04/03/2011 9:41:35 AM PDT · by jimt · 14 replies
    self ^ | 4/3/11 | self
    There is a proud and long history of American hispanics in the United States. The highest honor an American can win is the Congresional Medal of Honor. General officers stand at attention when a CMH recipient enters the room. A CMH winner deserves our highest honor because they were unusually brave (saw the danger and disregarded it) or showed exceptional valor (in spite of the odds, kicked ass) in the performance of their duties or both. There have been 43 men who have won the Congressional Medal of Honor who were "hispanic". Of those, 3 men were named "Jose". That...
  • Extremist Hispanic Group racist death threat video attacking black activist Ted Hayes

    03/24/2011 6:42:32 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 9 replies
    judicialwatch.org ^ | March 23, 2011 | Unattributed
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained a shocking video produced by a extremist Hispanic group attacking civil rights activist Ted Hayes with racist smears and death threats. The video was posted to the internet on YouTube after Mr. Hayes testified, by invitation of Maryland Delegate Pat McDonough, on March 15 before the Judiciary Committee of the Maryland House of Delegates against providing taxpayer dollars for in-state tuition benefits for illegal aliens. The video begins with the message “[expletive] you ‘Mayate,’” which is reportedly a racist and derogatory term...
  • New milestone: 1 in 6 in US is Hispanic

    03/24/2011 7:35:33 AM PDT · by OldDeckHand · 27 replies
    MSNBC.com ^ | 03/24/2011 | HOPE YEN
    In forthcoming Census Bureau release, racial and ethnic minorities are expected to make up 90 percent of total US growth since 2000 WASHINGTON — In a surprising show of growth, Hispanics accounted for more than half of the U.S. population increase over the last decade, exceeding estimates in most states. Pulled by migration to the Sun Belt, America's population center edged westward on a historic path to leave the Midwest.
  • Nonprofits striving to reach out to growing Hispanic population

    03/13/2011 5:24:05 AM PDT · by mcosta79 · 1 replies
    Austin American-Statesman ^ | March 12, 2011 | Andrea Ball
    As Austin's Hispanic population increases, some local nonprofit groups are boosting their efforts reach Latinos. They're seeking bilingual staffers. They're trying to recruit Hispanic donors, volunteers and board members. They're consulting strategists to better understand the culture and reach people more effectively. Meanwhile, Cultural Strategies — a Latino-focused marketing and advertising company — and the Texas Association of Nonprofit Organizations recently created Engage 501 , a training series designed to teach Texas charities about population changes, cultural differences, multicultural marketing and building relationships with communities. That program will begin in the spring. "I think in light of the changing demographics...
  • U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, First Look at Race

    03/09/2011 11:46:21 AM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/09/11
    U.S. Census Bureau Delivers Ohio's 2010 Census Population Totals, Including First Look at Race and Hispanic Origin Data for Legislative Redistrict– 34 mins ago WASHINGTON, March 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau today released more detailed 2010 Census population totals and demographic characteristics to the governor and leadership of the state legislature in Ohio. These data provide the first look at population counts for small areas and race, Hispanic origin, voting age and housing unit data released from the 2010 Census. **SNIP** Data for Ohio show that the five most populous incorporated places and their 2010 Census counts...
  • Tito Munoz…the Washington DC Conservative Latino…..

    01/18/2011 7:34:20 AM PST · by La Lydia · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Political Dog ^ | July 17, 2010
    He is the voice and the irrepressible personality of a new effort by some local conservative Latinos to claim a little more bandwidth in the political conversation taking place in Spanish. Against the popular perception’s….Latino’s have conservatives…. Here’s a media one that Sarah Palin pushes….. When last we heard from Tito Muńoz, he was onstage with Sarah Palin at a rally in Leesburg in the waning days of the 2008 presidential campaign, a burly guy in a yellow hard hat, trying to bellow some life into the GOP ticket. Speaking up for his America on the air, Tito Muńoz takes...
  • How Obama Gets to 270 in 2012 (This is a Fight We Must Win)

    01/03/2011 12:37:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | January 3, 2011 | Myra Adams
    It's all in the math — and the numbers aren't looking good for the GOP. Collective wisdom (and wishful group-think) among Republicans is that Obama will be a one-term president. “One & Done” is a rallying cry with the merchandise to match.Not so fast my friends — as Obama’s victorious lame duck session proves, never underestimate this president or the power of the presidency. Obama does not take defeat easily and tends to recycle negative energy into fuel for his re-launch. Obama’s re-launch plans for 2011 include spending more time outside of Washington “engaging with the public,” according to a...