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  • Rubio: Reid's Comment on Hispanics "Outrageous," "Ridiculous"

    08/11/2010 12:32:08 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Weekly ^ | August 11, 2010 9:16 AM | John McCormack
    Yesterday, Harry Reid said: "I don't know how anyone of Hispanic heritage could be a Republican." This morning, Republican Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio, the son of Cuban exiles, told Fox News that Reid's comments are "outrageous." Watch Rubio here: "It's outrageous. It's ridiculous," Rubio said of Reid's comments. "You know, Americans of Hispanic descent, you know the strongest issue there is? That is economic empowerment--upward mobility. My parents worked every single day to work to give me and my siblings opportunities that they didn't have.
  • Poll: A few cracks in Obama's Hispanic support

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's once solid support among Hispanics is showing a few cracks, a troubling sign for Democrats desperate to get this critical constituency excited about helping the party hold onto Congress this fall. .... For a group that supported Obama so heavily in 2008 and in his first year in office, only 43 percent of Hispanics surveyed said Obama is adequately addressing their needs, with the economy a major concern. Another 32 percent were on the fence, while 21 percent said he'd done a poor job.
  • Poll: A few cracks in Obama's Hispanic support (Nielsen/Stanford University poll)

    07/27/2010 1:00:28 AM PDT · by Brugmansian · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Associated Press/Google ^ | July 27 2010 | LIZ SIDOTI
    For a group that supported Obama so heavily in 2008 and in his first year in office, only 43 percent of Hispanics surveyed said Obama is adequately addressing their needs, with the economy a major concern. Another 32 percent were on the fence, while 21 percent said he'd done a poor job.
  • Hispanic Voters Drift From GOP

    06/04/2010 10:01:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 48 replies · 936+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | June 04, 2010 | MIRIAM JORDAN
    Hispanic Voters Drift From GOP By MIRIAM JORDAN LOS ANGELES — California Hispanics who registered to vote since the last midterm election are less likely to be Republican than those who registered just four years earlier, according to an analysis of party affiliation released Friday. The report by the nonpartisan National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, or Naleo, also shows Hispanics—the fastest-growing voter bloc—are increasingly prone to register as independent, mirroring the trend among all voters. Among California Latinos who registered between the 2002 and 2006 midterm elections, 23% were Republican, 50% were Democrats and 23% declined to...
  • If conservatives oppose amnesty Hispanics will punish them in November? The numbers say otherwise

    05/12/2010 6:38:07 AM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 19 replies · 605+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | May 12, 2010 | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    In their attempt to scare Republicans into supporting amnesty for illegal aliens, the Democrat controlled media and the Democrat controlling SEIU have declared, “Latino voters will be a force in the next election.” The implication is that the boogyman will “get” the GOP if Republicans don’t kowtow and go along with efforts to give illegal aliens amnesty and register them as new Democrat voters. the numbers As currently composed the Hispanic vote is actually negligible and only important in a limited number of locations. Moreover, in a survey taken immediately after the 2008 election of the 85% of voters expressing...
  • House Approves (Passes) Puerto Rico Statehood Measure

    04/29/2010 4:04:13 PM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 88 replies · 2,104+ views
    FoxNews ^ | April 29, 2010 | John Brandt Chad Pergram
    Breaking headline only....
  • Maldonado: GOP can’t just serve tacos and expect Latinos to sign up

    03/14/2010 1:01:27 AM PST · by thecodont · 28 replies · 767+ views
    Los Angeles Times / ^ | March 13, 2010 | 4:51 pm | Michael Rothfeld in Santa Clara
    State Sen. Abel Maldonado, the moderate Santa Maria Republican running for lieutenant governor, opened his speech to party convention delegates Saturday afternoon by acknowledging the discomfort many of them have with him for supporting new taxes, among other votes he has taken. When he walked into the room, he said, a delegate greeted him by saying, "Hey Abel, I think you're with the wrong party." "And I looked at him, and I said, 'I'm not with the wrong party, I'm with the right party. Let me tell you why.' " Maldonado, who spoke after the room had somewhat emptied following...
  • When can we let go of the myth of the “conservative” Hispanics?

    02/26/2010 6:08:35 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 91 replies · 1,104+ views
    The Collins Report ^ | February 26, 2010, | Kevin “Coach” Collins
    We are in the ugly situation of being governed by Marxist socialists because of a few groups of voters who turned their back on American freedoms for their own benefit by voting for Obama. Hispanics were one such group. The media constantly touts Hispanics as “conservatives” and thus people real conservatives should kowtow to for fear they would stop supporting Republicans. Those of us that watch politics know calling Hispanics “conservatives” is a lie. Texas GOP Governor Rick Perry has been on the frontline of dealing with these “conservative” Hispanics and his sorry record should serve as a reminder of...
  • Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative [TxGov]

    02/24/2010 7:15:59 AM PST · by deport · 99 replies · 1,230+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2-23-2010 | ROBERT T. GARRETT
    Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates. It shows more than half of Texas Hispanics call themselves conservative, and a surprising 23 percent say they might participate in Tuesday's GOP primary. Among those, Perry leads Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison by 2 to 1, according to the poll, commissioned by an Austin consultant for a national group of Hispanic legislative leaders... Sen. Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, said the poll hints at a little-noticed facet of Perry's political persona: He doesn't frighten Hispanics...
  • Poll: More than half of Hispanics identify as conservative

    02/24/2010 1:14:32 PM PST · by Castle21o · 45 replies · 744+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | By ROBERT T. GARRETT
    AUSTIN – A bent to conservatism and family makes Hispanics a promising pool of votes for Republicans, but the party's targeting of illegal immigrants has withered its attraction. Regardless, Gov. Rick Perry has fared relatively well, perhaps because of his anti-Washington rhetoric and his careful immigration stance, a recent poll indicates.
  • Rev. Manning : Republican Strategies For Re-gaining America ! ( Urge all FRs to listen )

    10/16/2009 6:05:33 PM PDT · by sushiman · 11 replies · 657+ views
    ATLAH ^ | 10/16/09 | James D. Manning
    Dr. Manning outlines strategies for attracting blacks and hispanics to the Republican Party and how we can control national political scene for the next 50 years ! Go to the Atlah site and click on the 10/16 Manning RReport show . You can move the player marker to the 12:20 mark and begin to listen to this . It lasts approximately 22 minutes . Please check it out and let everybody know what you think of the Rev's ideas . Thank you .
  • Losing the Latino Vote [former Bush advisor calls amnesty opponents "extremists"] [hurl]

    10/07/2009 11:26:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 26 replies · 1,246+ views
    In the Long Run, the GOP Must Be Inclusive. BY MICHAEL GERSON Mel Martinez's recent resignation from the U.S. Senate was for personal and family reasons. But the departure of the Republican Party's most visible Hispanic leader crackles with political symbolism. Martinez does not consider himself disillusioned, but he is "frustrated." "There are lots of Hispanics to the right of you and me on immigration," he told me, "but they think, 'Republicans just don't like us.' " Martinez makes clear that a number of his Senate colleagues were "conservative, but not inflammatory." Other elected Republicans, however, made "pretty divisive use...
  • Obama on Univisión: Lost in Translation (Hilarious Obama Spanish Voiceover)

    09/21/2009 4:20:36 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 16 replies · 1,212+ views
    Mediaite ^ | September 21, 2009 | Jose Simian
    So what did President Obama say to Univisión? It was hard to tell. As I began to watch the interview he gave to Jorge Ramos, I found myself moving closer and closer to the TV, as if I were deciphering a strange language. The premier Spanish network had made the awful choice of dubbing instead of subtitling the interview.It took me back to my childhood, watching Hollywood films on Chilean TV on endless school afternoons—suffering because cowboys, pirates, lawyers and superheroes shared the same toothpaste-commercial voices. Later on, my brother and I turned this nonsense into a game: who could...
  • Latinos And The GOP

    08/18/2009 5:03:46 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 19 replies · 829+ views ^ | 08/18/2009 | Debra Medina
    by Debra Medina, Republican candidate for Governor of Texas It’s a shame isn’t it, that Republicans continue to ignore Hispanics especially here in Texas? The writing has long been on the wall that unless the GOP begins to better work with Latinos, the GOP will continue to lose races and be a minority party. It is equally important, of course, for the Latino community to realize that true political identity will be achieved only through participation in all national party structures - Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, Independent, etc. We are not all the same and we shouldn’t all be attracted to...
  • 31 GOP Votes To Kiss Off A Constituency (Barf Alert!!)

    08/11/2009 6:21:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies · 2,554+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 11, 2009 | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR
    During his recent HBO special, "Tall, Dark and Chicano," comedian George Lopez tore a hole in the Big Tent. Incensed that 31 Senate Republicans had voted against Sonia Sotomayor's nomination to the Supreme Court, Lopez informed the GOP that it would never again get the votes of Latinos. In fact, he said, given changing demographics, Republicans might as well get used to losing in the years to come because "you won't win a . . . pie-eating contest." That's harsh, but fair. Republicans know not what they did. They're only fooling themselves if they think they won't pay a price...
  • Snowe: GOP Could Be Alienating Hispanics

    08/07/2009 8:15:45 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 59 replies · 1,792+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2009-08-09 | Amy Harder
    Olympia Snowe said today that her Republican colleagues' pending "no" votes on Sonia Sotomayor raise "a serious concern" about alienating their Hispanic constituencies. The Maine moderate was among the first GOP lawmakers to say she would vote yes, joining Mel Martinez of Florida and Richard Lugar of Indiana on July 17. Snowe told reporters that voting for Sotomayor "would have certainly been an avenue for appealing to the Hispanic community, where we did poorly in the last election. I think we can ill afford to lose their support in the future when we're attempting to rebuild the Republican Party nationally,"...
  • Sarah Palin Is Pro Amnesty For Illegal Aliens - Univision Interview [Old news, 2008]

    08/09/2009 6:56:23 PM PDT · by RebelYell1990 · 613 replies · 12,447+ views
    Diggers Realm ^ | October 24, 2008
    Sarah Palin finally came out and made her stance on illegal immigration clear. She is pro amnesty for illegal aliens. In an interview to Univision she stated unequivocally that she is for a pathway to citizenship. In the same interview she says she is against amnesty for illegal aliens. Have your cake and eat it to, I think that is called. Back on the same day that John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his vice-presidential candidate I started investigating Palin's past on illegal immigration. I invited others to send in anything they found. There was nothing on the record. Many...
  • McCain in Interview with Univision [says "life's not fair"] [Spanish, no transcript]

    07/28/2009 12:25:33 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 13 replies · 522+ views
    Univision ^ | 2009-07-26
    Video at link.
  • Zogby: GOP Faces Extinction Risk

    07/25/2009 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Fizziks · 152 replies · 3,933+ views
    Pollster John Zogby says the Republican Party could be "teetering on the brink" of extinction as it fails to appeal to the fastest-growing demographic groups in America.
  • Graham Confronts Sotomayor over Involvement in Puerto Rican Legal Defense Fund - Video 7/14/09

    07/14/2009 2:46:11 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 8 replies · 664+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | July 14, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video today of Sen. Lindsey Graham questioning Supreme Court nominee Judge Sonia Sotomayor. Graham confronted Sotomayor with her quote from numerous speeches in which she said she would hope that a "wise Latina woman would come to a better decision (as a judge) than an average white male." Graham worked the exchange to a high point where he pointedly told Sotomayor that if he, as a white male, had ever said anything even close to what she did, his career would be over. He asked her if she could understand that? She said that she could understand how...