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  • Trump’s No. 1 Fan is a Ricky-Martin-Hating Latina Birther

    10/10/2015 11:42:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 9, 2015 | Asawin Suebsaeng
    Trump's most passionate worshipper thinks he was sent from Heaven, and has blanketed her social media accounts with pro-Trump, anti-establishment messages. “I’M HISPANIC AND I VOTE FOR MR. TRUMP! VOTE FOR MR. TRUMP! YES, MR. TRUMP! WE LOVE YOU! WE LOVE YOU ALL THE WAY TO THE WHITE HOUSE!” That was the resounding, loud endorsement given by Myriam Witcher, a devout Trump fan who was invited on-stage by the Republican presidential frontrunner during a Las Vegas rally on Thursday. Witcher, a Colombian immigrant, was picked out of the crowd after Trump spotted her flaunting a copy of the issue of...
  • Trump’s Latino Superfan Baffles CNN’s Baldwin: He Is ‘My Perfect Man’

    10/09/2015 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In his ongoing quest to prove that Latinos do, in fact, “love” him, Donald Trump brought a Hispanic woman named Myriam Witcher up on stage at his Las Vegas rally Thursday night who could not love him more. “Yes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you, all the way to the White House!” she exclaimed, her hands held high in the air. On Friday, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin tried to get to the bottom of how this woman could possibly feel the way she does about Trump. “Oh my God, he is coming — he is our man sent from...
  • Biden:Hispanics Are Taking "Beating""At The Hands Of"GOP Presidential Candidates

    10/07/2015 1:52:11 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 17 replies ^ | October 7, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Vice President and prospective Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden denounced “the beating Hispanics are taking” from Republican presidential candidates during remarks at a fundraiser hosted by the Latino Victory Project on Tuesday.
  • Why Is Trump’s Brutal Style So Effective?

    09/30/2015 2:56:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Newsweek ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marla Goodman and Richard Sousa
    Twitter feuds, hero bashing, insulting not one but two ethnic groups, ad hominem personal attacks on opponents, nose-to-nose confrontations, just one scandal after another—these aren’t from episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians—they’re from the “Trump Saga.” At the outset of the campaign, Trump insulted anyone and everyone: from calling undocumented immigrants “killers” and “rapists” to insulting venerated war hero John McCain. He then moved on to TV host Megyn Kelly, radio host Erick Erickson, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos, the pope, Carly Fiorina and the Fox News Channel. Democrats and Republicans alike didn’t take Trump too seriously when he entered...
  • Washington Post-ABC Poll: Hispanics hate Donald Trump even more than liberal Democrats do

    09/30/2015 1:01:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    The Week ^ | 09/30/2015
    Contrary to Donald Trump's impressions, "the Hispanics" do not love him. A new Washington Post-ABC News poll reveals that eight in 10 Hispanic voters (82 percent) have a negative view of the Republican presidential frontrunner and, for 73 percent, that disdain is "strongly unfavorable." As The Washington Post points out, "even liberal Democrats aren't that intensely anti-Trump." In that group, only 68 percent had a "strongly unfavorable" view of him.Overall though, Trump's favorability ratings have remained relatively stable, even as Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have risen in the polls. Trump's ratings remain at 35 percent favorable and 60 percent...
  • Will Latinos become Republicans? Not if it depends on being religious.

    09/29/2015 7:25:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/29/2015 | By Sarah Allen Gershon, Adrian D. Pantoja and J. Benjamin Taylor
    As far back as Ronald Reagan, politicians have been urging Latinos — who historically have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats — to move over to the Republican Party. The idea has been that, putting questions of immigration aside, Latinos as a whole are conservative about hard work, family values, and religious dedication, which Republicans generally consider to be “their” values. But do they stay that way once they are in the U.S.? If the Republicans continue being the party of strict borders, English-only, and deportation, they’re unlikely to get the first generation to become Republican voters. And like other immigrant groups,...
  • US Immigrant Population: Asians To Surpass Hispanics To Become America’s Largest Migrant Population

    09/28/2015 4:49:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 09/28/2015 | By Vishakha Sonawane
    Asians will beat Hispanics to become America’s largest immigrant population by 2055, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday. The study estimated the United States' immigrant population by 2065 and noted that the turning point comes in 2055 when 36 percent of the migrants will be from Asia. Migrants are estimated to account for 88 percent of the increase in the American population between 2015 and 2065, the report stated. Currently, 14 percent of the population comprises immigrants compared to 5 percent in 1965. "Without the immigrants, the U.S. population would start decreasing," said Pew demographer Jeff Passel,...
  • GOP leaders: Trump sets us back on race

    09/23/2015 8:07:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The Politico ^ | September 23, 2015 | Ben Schreckinger
    In South Carolina, he confronts a changing Republican Party trying to bury its past.Donald Trump is campaigning Wednesday in a South Carolina where the Republican Party has been turning the page on a divisive racial past: The state boasts the first black Republican U.S. senator elected to Congress from the south in over a century, an Indian-American Republican governor, and a Republican-controlled legislature that voted in July to remove a Confederate flag from the grounds of its State House. So much for all that. As Trump prepared to attend events with Sen. Tim Scott and the state’s African American Chamber...
  • Why Hispanics are thanking Trump: Comments will drive huge numbers of angry voters to the polls.

    09/20/2015 4:19:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/20/2015 | By ELIZA COLLINS
    Hispanic activists have two words for Donald Trump — thank you. “I think the greatest thing to ever happen to the Hispanic electorate is a gentleman named Donald Trump, he has crystalized the angst and anger of the Hispanic community,” U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Javier Palomarez told POLITICO in an interview. “I think that we can all rest assured that Hispanics can turn out in record numbers.” Trump has rankled the Hispanic community from Day One of his presidential run when he called many illegal Mexican immigrants “rapists” and drug peddlers during his rambling announcement speech...
  • GOP Debate Gathered Rally Of Trump Supporters, Unlikely Latina Who Hates Immigrants

    09/18/2015 7:43:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | September 17, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Simi Valley, CA -- “Welcome GOP Candidates,” reads the sign on Presidential Drive, at the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Library where CNN held the second Republican debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16. But that welcome is partially obscured by the faces, T-shirts, and Donald Trump pińatas being paraded by pro-immigrant protesters hours before the debate. Anti-immigration protesters are there as well, holding signs in support of Republican candidate Donald Trump and in opposition to jus solis, or birthright citizenship. Trump supporters rally across the street, mostly keeping to their own side Madera Road, the four-lane road at the end of...
  • For many Hispanics, Trump is off the wall ("Trump forgets how much power we have.")

    09/17/2015 7:41:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Yahoo! News / Agence France-Presse ^ | September 17, 2015 | Sara Puig
    Los Angeles (AFP) - Roberto Centeno shrugs off Donald Trump's controversial remarks on Latinos -- including suggestions that America should build a frontier wall to keep out the "rapists" he alleges Mexico sends across the border. "The things that guy says do not represent Latinos. He can build all the walls he wants. We're not scared," said Centeno, reacting to Republican presidential candidate Trump's controversial remarks on immigration. "When the time comes, that guy is not going to get into the White House. This country has more sense than he does," the young Mexican, who works as a computer technician,...
  • EPA's Clean Power Plan will hurt poor Blacks, Hispanics and whites the most (as Hussein promised)

    09/15/2015 6:25:54 PM PDT · by Libloather · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/14/15 | Peter Ferrara
    When Obama was speaking to environmentalist supporters in 2008 regarding his plans to address “climate change,” he candidly revealed, “Under my plan, electricity costs will necessarily skyrocket.” Obama’s White House Science Advisor John Holdren later elaborated, “We need to de-develop the United States to bring our economic system into line with the realities of ecology and the global resource situation.” The so-called Clean Power Plan proposed by Obama’s EPA is well-designed to do precisely that -- de-develop the United States. A new study from the National Black Chamber of Commerce estimates the regulation will cause job losses reaching 7 million...
  • Two out of Three Hispanics Oppose Immigration Increase

    09/10/2015 10:47:26 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sept 2015 | Neil Munro
    Two out of three Hispanics oppose the establishment’s campaign to increase the annual inflow of migrants into the United States., according to an Aug. 20 report by Gallup. That’s good news for Donald Trump, who has made pro-American immigration reform the centerpiece of his campaign. It is bad news for Jeb Bush, who claims he can boost the one-in-four Hispanic support for the GOP by inviting more foreign blue-collar and college-graduates to compete for the jobs sought by American Hispanics.
  • I've experienced a new level of racism since Donald Trump went after Latinos

    09/10/2015 6:05:07 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 95 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | September 9, 2015 | Tina Vasquez
    I have never been asked the type of questions I’m now fielding from white people – and I’m not the only one.Donald Trump’s hate speech against Latinos seems to be emboldening white Americans’ racism. For many, it may be hard to wrap their minds around the fact that that a reality TV star and failed businessman who characterized Mexican immigrants as the “most unwanted people,” calling them “criminals, drug dealers,” and “rapists”, was not only running for president, but is now polling well. I can’t say I’m surprised. A couple of weeks ago, while I was running errands in my...
  • Many Hispanics want Pope Francis to address Trump on immigration

    09/01/2015 7:26:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/01/2015 | By Mary Jordan
    Karla Perez loves Pope Francis. Like her, he’s a native Spanish speaker. He is also the first Latin American to lead the Catholic Church, and he talks easily about soccer and prefers public buses to luxury cars. Most of all, though, Perez loves this pope because he has made better treatment of immigrants a centerpiece of his two-year-old papacy. She hopes, as do many of the nearly 30 million Hispanic Catholics in the country, that this month’s visit by Francis will change the tone of the nation’s divisive immigration debate. “I’m an immigrant myself, and I hear politicians saying they...
  • How to Lose a Winnable Election

    08/31/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/31/2015 | David Catron
    Here’s some electoral history that Donald Trump’s supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. It’s...
  • Trump Remarks To Jorge Ramos Called 'Hate Speak' By Top Latina Journalist María Hinojosa [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 11:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Donald TrumpÂ’s confrontation with Jorge Ramos at a press conference in Iowa earlier this week confirmed what we already knew about the two men. Romos, a news anchor at Univision and Fusion, can be aggressive with interview subjects and Trump can be rude to reporters. But coverage of the event revealed what many have never acknowledged: a schism between the worldviews of Latino press and their non-Hispanic colleagues. Journalists of all stripes reported the same basic facts: Ramos asked questions about his immigration policies without being called on. Trump allowed* Ramos to be ejected, and later allowed him to be...
  • Calling Trump remarks ‘bigoted, sexist & ignorant,’ Miami Latin Builders move gala from Trump resort

    08/28/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Miami Herald's Elections 2016 ^ | August 28, 2015 | Patricia Mazzei
    Miami’s Latin Builders Association, which bills itself as the nation’s largest Hispanic construction trade group, has dumped Donald Trump over his strident remarks on immigration. The LBA planned to hold its biennial gala for its new president at the Trump National Doral resort in November. The group gave the hotel notice Thursday that it is rescinding its contract. “Most regrettably, Mr. Trump’s recent pattern of bigoted, sexist and ignorant verbal assaults on immigrants, women and veterans have made hosting the installation gala at the resort unfeasible,” LBA Executive Director Melissa Tapanes Llahues told members at a luncheon at the Biltmore...
  • Jeb Bush Sides with Jorge Ramos

    08/28/2015 2:34:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trump is doing an informal press thing right now, and I see it on, and without even listening to it, just started laughing. He's having such a good time, it's infectious laughter. Turns out that what... I saw there was a chyron graphic, "No, I can't criticize Cruz or Carson 'cause they're being nice to me." (laughing) He's really continuing to go after Jeb Bush. He says he's gonna forgo a third-party run. He told this to the Republican... His lawyer... Actually Michael Cohen, the Trump top aide didn't go so far as to confirm that Trump...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • In taking on Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have picked the wrong media star

    08/26/2015 5:06:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Christine Mai-Duc
    In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to “go back to Univision.” Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didn’t back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidate’s immigration proposals. Trump has had some high-profile tiffs with media figures recently, battling publicly with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday with the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes. But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language...
  • Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

    08/25/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced candidates for president nightly in early July. Since then, 14% of the roughly 650 Hispanics interviewed have said they view Trump...
  • Puerto Ricans Seeking New Lives Put Stamp on Central Florida

    08/25/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lizette Alvarez
    When Manuel Hernandez, a teacher in Puerto Rico, looked at the reasons to stay home or to take a chance on joining the ever-growing Puerto Rican diaspora in Central Florida, it was not a hard call. “I was fed up,” Mr. Hernandez said of his life in San Juan, “and my wife was fed up; frustrations were building.” So last October, Mr. Hernandez got off a plane and arrived here, a place best known for hosting Mickey Mouse and rodeos, but also increasingly seen as a faraway suburb of Puerto Rico, a trend that has quickened with the island’s deepening...
  • Trump Polls Advantage Supported by Women And Hispanics While Pundits Eat Crow

    08/12/2015 9:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 12, 2015 | Kenneth Lim
    The Trump polls harvest has continued to be bountiful with Donald Trump registering a 19.8 percent Real Clear Politics average, ahead of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 14.8 percent in the Iowa count on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This confirmation of Trump’s top spot among the GOP hopefuls comes in the wake of political pundits predicting his doom due to verbal gaffes on women and Hispanics. Prominent political analysts have been quick to pillory him as an outsider acting like a loose cannon oblivious to the rules of engagement observed by his more restrained rivals. Speaking out his mind with no...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Trump/Cruz Ticket?

    08/11/2015 12:26:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Cowger Nation ^ | August 10, 2015 | Caiden Cowger
    Those of you who listen to my show, and regularly read my columns know that I am one of the biggest Ted Cruz fans that exists. He is an outspoken, proven conservative and a devout Christian. Last month, I watched a Fox and Friends interview with Ted Cruz, and he refused to attack Donald Trump. Not only did he refuse to attack Trump, but he defended him. “I don’t think you should apologize for speaking out against…illegal immigration,” Cruz said. That same month, Cruz and Trump privately met together in New York City, and this caught my attention. Why would...
  • US judge: Sheriff didn’t violate Hispanics’ civil rights (North Carolina)

    08/07/2015 6:14:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2015 6:32 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio
    The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed the government’s civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson. Justice Department attorneys failed to demonstrate that Johnson’s agency engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional law enforcement against Hispanics, the judge ruled. The government had alleged Johnson’s deputies routinely targeted Latinos for traffic stops. A statistical study commissioned by the DOJ said the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office was as much as 10 times more likely to stop...
  • New York Dem Says Donald Trump Is the Only GOP Candidate to Show ‘Respect and Interest’ to Hispanics

    08/06/2015 7:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 6, 2015 | Chris Enloe
    Donald Trump may have started off on the wrong foot with Hispanic voters following some controversial comments during his presidential candidacy announcement, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to reconnect with the valuable voting bloc. So when New York state Senator Ruben Diaz (D) sent invitations to a handful of Republican presidential candidates to tour his district, a heavily Hispanic area of the Bronx, Trump gladly accepted. In fact, Trump was the only candidate to respond to Diaz’s invitation. Invitations were also extended to candidates Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). In his invitation to Trump,...
  • BOOM – Univision Reluctantly Reports Donald Trump Leading With Latino Republicans….

    08/05/2015 3:37:57 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 56 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump previously said: “I will win the Hispanic vote in this election“. Guess what? He’s right. In a Public Policy Polling survey, Trump leads with 34% of Hispanic voters, surpassing Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. What makes this poll even more delicious, is that it had to be reported on Univision: ROGELIO MORA TAGLE, CORRESPONDENT: And it’s that upon launching his campaign, Trump said among other things that the people who emigrate from Mexico bring to the United States drugs, crime and are rapists. Those comments, for 55% of those polled, are insulting and racist, and out...
  • Report cites 'Latinization of U.S.,' warns of 'backlash' against whites

    08/03/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the "Latinization of the United States," a "browning of America" that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino — and politically influential. Published in the authoritative journal "Ethnicities," the immigration analysis by two California experts noted that while big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, there has been a recent growth surge exceeding 300 percent of mostly Mexicans to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas. The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • SHOCK POLLS: Trump Just Scored Two HUGE Wins In A Way That Could Redefine The Race (Guess where?)

    07/29/2015 12:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    When the home team suffers an unexpected and startling defeat on its own field, fans and commentators will most likely take notice. And that’s just what’s happening today as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump, scores a big win in a state where a rival or two could certainly be considered favorite sons. The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007. According to the just-released...
  • Donald Trump touted a poll that said he'd be an 'unmitigated disaster' against Hillary

    07/29/2015 12:07:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has vowed for weeks that if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, he would win the Latino vote in the general election. On Wednesday morning, he touted a poll he said confirmed his predictions. "Public Policy Polling (PPP) has just come out with a major poll putting me #1 with Hispanics - leading all Republican candidates," Trump tweeted. "Told you so." However, the polling company responded on Twitter by noting the survey Trump highlighted also found him widely trailing among Hispanic voters in the general election: _________________________________________________ PublicPolicyPolling ‎@ppppolls Trump trails 61 to 28 with Hispanics...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Jeb: I'm Not an Angry Conservative

    07/28/2015 8:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jeb Bush actually said, sometime in the last 24 hours, that his kids have been made to feel uncomfortable, discriminated against, because their skin is darker. You remember I read a piece yesterday from Angelo Codevilla. He makes the point that the American people are tired of being told to support losers. And we've made great heroes out of people in the losing column, like McCain and the Vietnam War. Codevilla said the American people want winners, and who are you aiming at when you're Jeb Bush and you talk about your kids being discriminated because of...
  • Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

    07/27/2015 8:11:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mary Jordan
    Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states. “It’s important to vote and be heard — it’s a privilege,” said Rondon, who is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida in the past year.
  • Trump wins support of Americans who know border isn’t secure from criminal illegals

    07/26/2015 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The Border is safe, secure, one of the safest cities in Texas with a low crime rate says Xochitl Mora, the erudite spokeswoman for Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. She cites the extremely valuable symbiotic relationship which the city of 250,000 has with its neighbors in Mexico and all across Texas and the southwest. “The U.S. relies on the $280 Billion trade, 60% of which goes through Laredo,” she said as she stressed this huge amount would not be possible if Laredo were not secure. She explained that Mayor Saenz will greet Donald Trump when he lands in Laredo, “just as...
  • Meet The Mexican-Americans Who Are Backing Donald Trump In New Hampshire

    07/24/2015 11:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment ^ | July 24, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    It's become one of his loudest, most frequently repeated boasts. As polls have shown him surging to the top of the Republican pack, Donald Trump has made a point of asserting his particular strength among Hispanic voters. "I have so many Hispanics, and they love me," Trump said during a speech in Laconia, New Hampshire, last week. "And interestingly, we just got from the state of Nevada a poll [that] just came out, and Trump won with a tremendous amount. And the second line was, 'Takes Hispanic vote in a landslide,' and I've been saying that. I'm going to win...
  • Why Donald Trump’s immigration stance is attracting Inland Empire fans (California)

    07/24/2015 9:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Bernardino County Sun ^ | July 24, 2015 | Beau Yarbrough
    Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric isn’t making him a lot of friends among his fellow candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but it’s winning him converts in California. “If I walked into a poll booth right now, and I had to cast my vote, I would vote for Donald Trump,” said Robin Hvidston, the executive director of the Claremont-based We the People Rising, a grass-roots organization pushing for stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and the enactment of stricter immigration laws. “I wouldn’t have said that three weeks ago. ... Both parties are so ingrained in political correctness and both...
  • What If The Base Is Wrong?

    07/19/2015 11:11:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, senior contributor
    One of the explanations for Donald Trump’s surging poll numbers goes like this: The base doesn’t trust Republican leaders on immigration. The manifestation of this has been support for a man who tells it like it is.The problem with this is that the immigration schism on the right is largely about rhetoric. Almost everybody agrees we must secure the border, and even the most hawkish anti-immigration reform advocates won’t admit they want to deport the 11 million, or so, illegals. There are differences of opinion on whether to allow for a pathway to citizenship or to legalize them, but almost...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes the Poison of Identity Politics

    07/16/2015 8:46:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/16/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    “This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.… [R]ace has no place in American life or law.” — John F. Kennedy, 1963 “America represents something universal in the human spirit. I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, ‘You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman. You can...
  • ABC/WaPo Poll: Trump's favorability increasing, but not with Hispanics

    07/15/2015 12:22:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Nick Gass
    Americans have increasingly positive views of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump since his remarks on immigration, though many more still dislike him by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. Thirty-three percent of those surveyed said they had a favorable view of the billionaire real-estate mogul, while 61 percent said they did not. Still, that is an improvement from the last ABC News/Washington Post poll, conducted in May before Trump’s campaign announcement, when 71 percent viewed him unfavorably and just 16 percent said they had a favorable impression of him. Among Hispanics, however,...
  • Hispanic Advocacy Group Leader Will Call Trump A Racist “By Definition” (LaRaza)

    07/14/2015 11:16:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 14, 2015 | Taylor Beck
    In the wake of Donald Trumps contextually confusing comments regarding Mexican immigrants, Janet Murguía, who leads the National Council of La Raza, will call Trump’s comments “by definition, racism” in a speech Tuesday afternoon, reports Politico. Marguía sent an interview ahead of her Tuesday speech with a message to the Republican Party about the consequences of a figure like Donald Trump. In her speech, it is expected that Marguía will further address Trump’s off-color comments. Ahead of her speech, many Democratic leaders including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed their utter disdain Trump’s comments to a crowd of Hispanic activists....
  • Republicans are alienating the 2 voter groups they need the most (Jamelle is concerned)

    07/12/2015 2:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, Slate
    With his angry rants against undocumented immigrants, Donald Trump is a stark reminder of the GOP’s terrible problem with Latino voters. In short, Latinos don’t like—or trust—the Republican Party. But Trump also illustrates a second, more complicated problem. As long as his rhetoric has a place in Republican politics—as long as it has defenders—it won’t just alienate Latinos. It will offend and turn off voters who have conservative ideas and beliefs but won’t sanction or support anti-immigrant sentiment. Before looking at this other side to the “Latino problem,” it’s worth examining the first one. In the past two presidential elections,...
  • The Trump backlash: Latino consumers wield new clout

    07/11/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 11, 2015 | Herbert Lash and Nandita Bose
    When Donald Trump described Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug smugglers last month, Latinos took to social media to express their outrage and urge businesses to sever ties with the billionaire presidential candidate. In short order, more than 10 organizations canceled their deals with Trump, in what Latino activists are calling an unprecedented recognition of their economic clout. Latino spending power will hit $1.5 trillion this year, up 50 percent from 2010, according to the Nielsen Co, which analyzes consumer spending trends. At an average age of 27, the Hispanic population is a decade younger than the U.S. average and...
  • Why Scott Walker keeps dropping Marco Rubio’s name as VP

    07/09/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other all that well. The goal for Walker is clear: to calm the nerves of Republican power brokers who love his conservative message and anti-union pedigree but who worry about the appeal of a white male...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Latino Media

    07/09/2015 10:47:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Bradford Thomas
    Doesn't give Republicans or conservatives "a fair shake" In an interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos (which was deceptively edited in its rebroadcast), Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz called out the Latino media for failing to give Republicans and conservatives a "fair shake." When Ramos pushed back, Cruz asked Ramos how many times during Barack Obama's presidency he'd discussed on air the ways in which the Hispanic community has been hurt by the Obama economy. Here's the exchange: TED CRUZ: The media, the Latino media I think doesn’t give Republicans or Conservatives a fair shake.JORGE RAMOS, HOST: We’re talking....
  • Worker Responds to Trump While Wielding Sledgehammer: ‘This Is My Drug, You [expletive]’

    07/05/2015 12:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    In a video uploaded several days ago by YouTube user Rafael Rivero, an unnamed Hispanic construction worker tells celebrity plutocrat Donald Trump to get bent in response to Trump’s comments calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. “Donald Trump? That son of a gun who says we’re all thieves?” the worker said in response to an unidentified interviewer’s question. He then took a sledgehammer and begins work on a house frame. “Look, [expletive], how we rape…these stakes! How we work ourselves to death just to eat. I make $1,100/week and the government takes $350 to feed your lazy, unemployed drug addicts....
  • GOP is not slamming Donald Trump's views fast enough: Latino advocates

    07/04/2015 8:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    Motormouth Donald Trump isn’t doing the Republican Party any favors — and his fellow GOP candidates are adding to the damage by being slow to condemn him, Latino advocates said Friday. “Trump’s comments are causing irreparable harm to the brand. It’s going to be very hard to come back from it,” said Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S. He upped the ante Friday after Kate Steinle,...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...