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  • Letter to a Friend: 'Harsh Immigration' Is Not Why Latinos Hate Republicans

    08/27/2015 4:59:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Larry Elder,
    Dear Larry: Geez, I cannot fathom the polls that have Donald Trump leading. Either a lot of Republicans are just frustrated or stupid, or both -- and they want a bomb-thrower. Or it is pro-Hillary Clinton Democrats voting in those polls. Trump is ruining the race for the serious Republican candidates and thereby helping Hillary immensely. Democrats must be loving his clown act. It deflects attention from Hillary's emails. Over time, Trump has donated more money to Democratic candidates than Republican candidates. Does he have any positions other than the one on immigration? At least from the news clips I've...
  • MUST-SEE: BLACK WOMAN RIPS COUNCIL OVER ILLEGAL ALIENS

    08/18/2015 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Hombre Malevo · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/2015 | Michelle Moons
    My people commit a crime, they go to jail. You people commit a crime, they get amnesty. It is wrong…
  • BOOM – Univision Reluctantly Reports Donald Trump Leading With Latino Republicans….

    08/04/2015 11:52:34 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 22 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...
  • California's Latino Education Crisis

    07/16/2015 6:00:45 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 16, 2015 | Larry Elder
    The Los Angeles Times headline was cheerful: "It's Official: Latinos Now Outnumber Whites in California." The Times said, "As of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state." Is this good news or bad news? The L.A. Times seems to think the former. The article cites the chief demographer for the state finance department who asserts, "A young Latino workforce helps the economy by backfilling retiring baby boomers." Really? Education professors Patricia Gandara of UCLA and Frances Contreras of University of Washington wrote the 2009 book "The Latino Education...
  • Donald Trump: 'I Will Win the Latino Vote'

    07/08/2015 10:06:58 AM PDT · by Hugin · 19 replies
    NBC ^ | Katy Tur and Carrie Dann
    "I have a great relationship with the Mexican people. I have many people working for me - look at the job in Washington - I have many legal immigrants working with me. And many of them come from Mexico. They love me, I love them," the 2016 GOP contender said in an interview with NBC News. "And I'll tell you something, if I get the nomination, I'll win the Latino vote." ... "Hillary's weak on immigration," he said. "I might be divisive on immigration, but she's weak on immigration, which is far worse." "If you listen to Hillary, she is...
  • It's official: Latinos now outnumber whites in California

    07/08/2015 9:03:41 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    LA Times ^ | July 8, 2015 | Javier Panzar
    The demographers agreed: at some point in 2014, Latinos would pass whites as the largest ethnic group in California. Determining when exactly that milestone would occur was more of a tricky question. Counting people isn't like counting movie ticket receipts. The official confirmation had to wait until new population figures were released by the Census Bureau this summer. The new tally, released in late June, shows that as of July 1, 2014, about 14.99 million Latinos live in California, edging out the 14.92 million whites in the state.
  • America Ferrera to Donald Trump: ‘No Chance of You Ever Winning This Election’

    07/02/2015 4:07:28 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 53 replies
    Yahoo TV ^ | July 2, 2015 | Joe Otterson
    “You see, what you just did with your straight talk was send more Latino voters to the polls than several registration rallies combined! Thank you for that,” Ferrerra wrote in a guest blog for the Huffington Post. “Here we are pounding the pavement to get American Latinos to the polls, while your tactic proves most effective,” she continued. “Remarks like yours will serve brilliantly to energize Latino voters and increase turnout on election day against you and any other candidate who runs on a platform of hateful rhetoric.”
  • Religion in Latin America

    06/10/2015 6:47:30 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 48 replies
    Pew Research Center ^ | November 13, 2014 | Pew Research Center
    [The following are just excerpts from the first 5 sections of an extensive very revealing multifaceted 2014 Pew Research survey. My focus is mainly on the Protestant and Catholic views. Complete Report PDF] Religion in Latin AmericaWidespread Change in a Historically Catholic RegionLatin America is home to more than 425 million Catholics – nearly 40% of the world’s total Catholic population – and the Roman Catholic Church now has a Latin American pope for the first time in its history. Yet identification with Catholicism has declined throughout the region, according to a major new Pew Research Center survey that...
  • Latino-Owned Colorado BBQ Restaurant Criticized for Its Plan to Host 'White Appreciation Day'

    05/10/2015 5:31:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/09/2015 | Anugrah Kumar
    A barbecue restaurant in Colorado is drawing criticism after its Hispanic owners announced they plan to hold "White Appreciation Day" honoring white people with a 10 percent discount. "We have a whole month for Black History Month," Edgar Antillon, one of the two owners of Rubbin Buttz BBQ in Milliken, told 9NEWS. "We have a whole month for Hispanic Heritage Month, so we thought the least we could do was offer one day to appreciate white Americans." t started as a joke but Antillon and the other owner Miguel Jimenez made it real by announcing they'll host "White Appreciation Day"...
  • Jeb Bush Contends He Is "a Latino Trapped Inside an Anglo Body" [semi-satire]

    05/02/2015 4:57:28 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 33 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 May 2015 | John Semmens
    In a speech in Puerto Rico, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush (R) told the audience that "I am a Latino trapped inside an Anglo body." Bush lamented that "there is no ethnic reassignment protocol like there is gender reassignment therapy for a woman trapped inside a man's body. Nevertheless, I feel as if I am an illegal immigrant and want to do what I can to secure the rights of all my compatriots to enjoy the fruits of US citizenship." if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at... http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php/topic,169629.0.html
  • 34K Black And Latino Churches Cut Ties With Presbyterian USA After Same-Sex Marriage Approval

    03/30/2015 4:35:34 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 22 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 30, 2015 | Dr. Susan Berry
    A coalition of 34,000 black churches has cut its ties with Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) in the wake of its recent vote to approve same-sex marriage.
  • Latinos View GOP More Favorably than Democratic Party in New Poll

    12/17/2014 10:34:33 AM PST · by dignitasnews · 14 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | December 17, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In a new Washington Post poll released today, American Latinos have a more favorable view of the GOP, besting the Democratic Party among the nations fastest growing demographic group. In a survey conducted between December 11-14, 52 percent of Hispanic Americans view the Republican Party favorably, while 37 percent have an unfavorable view of the Party of Lincoln. In contrast, 40 percent of Latinos have an unfavorable view of the Democratic Party, while 48 percent rate them favorable. The poll suggests that large numbers of Americans, of all demographic groups, are moving toward the right, as the GOP holds a...
  • GOP Floats Limiting Funding For DHS, Largest Agency Employing Latinos

    12/04/2014 4:44:45 AM PST · by AT7Saluki · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | 12/03/14 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Should Republicans limit funding for the Department of Homeland Security over immigration to three months, they could open a new issue with Hispanics. DHS employs the largest percentage of Hispanics of any government agency, with 21 percent of its workforce identified as Hispanic, according to the Office of Personnel Management. DHS said in its fiscal year 2015 budget request that the department has 240,000 employees, which meaning about 50,400 are Hispanic.
  • New Poll Finds Something Surprising About Race and Climate Change

    12/02/2014 12:16:50 PM PST · by Up Yours Marxists · 31 replies
    The classic portrayal of climate change is one of a great equalizer, a force that knows no color, creed or class. The rising seas will swallow us all, and if crops can't be harvested, none of us will eat. But a poll found that the public is more savvy than this story would have you believe. A report by the Public Religion Research Institute and the American Academy of Religion found that race is a consistent predictor both of people's concern toward climate change and inclination to act on it, which suggests members of the public sense that the harms...
  • Gallup: Latino approval of Obama soars 14 points since amnesty, more than 20 points since September

    12/01/2014 7:05:19 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/01/2014 | AllahPundit
    A striking graph from Washington Post. For most of the country, his job approval has been flat in the low to mid-40s for nearly a year. His approval among Latinos was mostly flat too from February to the beginning of September, albeit a bit higher in the mid-50s. Then he announced on September 6th that executive action on immigration would be postponed; two and a half months after that, he finally came through with the power grab that amnesty fans have been dreaming of.Follow the bouncing ball:After the postponement, Latino support dropped below the 50 percent mark, almost to...
  • West Virginia, the nation's least Hispanic state, elects its first Latino congressman

    11/06/2014 6:45:41 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | Nov 4, 2014
    The state with the smallest share of Latinos in the nation has elected its first Latino congressional representative, Alex Mooney. Mooney, a conservative Republican, ran against Nick Casey, a former chairman of the West Virginia Democratic Party. Mooney beat Casey with 46.7 to 44.2 percent of the vote, with 96 percent of precincts reporting. After his victory, Mooney tweeted: "I cannot thank you enough for this humbling opportunity to serve the people of West Virginia." Latinos make up just 1.2 percent – or slightly more than 22,268 – of the Eastern Panhandle state's population. Mooney, 43, ruffled feathers with his...
  • Politics, activism, families: How Prop. 187 is still being felt 20 years later

    10/31/2014 1:39:55 PM PDT · by Pelham · 20 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | Oct. 30, 2014 | ROXANA KOPETMAN
    There’s a ghost haunting next week’s elections in California. It’s been there 20 years. Proposition 187 – a measure Californians overwhelmingly voted into law on Nov. 8, 1994 – was never enacted. The law would have denied public services, including public education and non-emergency health care, to immigrants living in the state illegally. This summer, state legislators officially wiped it from the books, calling it the “most mean spirited and un-American” measure in the state’s history. But the legacy of Prop. 187 lives on. And the people initially targeted – Latinos in general and undocumented immigrants in particular – are...
  • Millennials (and Young Hispanics) bolt Obama for GOP in Midterms

    10/30/2014 4:19:30 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | October 29, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    In a stunning turnaround, likely voters in the so-called millennial generation prefer a Republican-led Congress after next week's elections, and young Hispanics are turning sharply against President Obama. A new national poll of 18-to-29-year-olds by Harvard's Institute of Politics shows that young Americans are leaving the new Democratic coalition that twice elected Obama. The news is little better for the GOP: These voters, who more than any other voting bloc represent the future of the American electorate, generally hold Republicans in the lowest regard. The long-view IOP findings suggest that neither party is poised to win the largest generation in...
  • Gang comment led to two Santa Ana shootings, prosecutor says

    08/30/2014 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Pelham · 23 replies
    OC Register ^ | Aug. 29, 2014 | ERIC HARTLEY
    A court hearing provided new details of the killing of Nancy Hammour, a 28-year-old woman whose body was found under a bridge in Newport Beach. The prosecutor said Irvin Tellez killed Hammour as the two rode in a car because she started screaming after seeing him shoot a woman in the face. Tellez could face life in prison without possibility of parole if he’s convicted and a jury finds the murder was committed for the benefit of a gang. Deputy District Attorney Jim Mendelson said the violence started shortly after midnight Sept. 2, 2013, when Jaime Rocha pulled to the...
  • Hurdles Remain to Signing Up More Latinos for Health Coverage

    08/21/2014 7:57:46 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    California Health Report ^ | August 20, 2014 | By Fran Kritz
    State officials are stepping up their enrollment efforts this month to prepare for open enrollment in October. But some Latino advocates say Covered California, the state’s insurance marketplace, has a long way to go. “Fact sheets in Spanish only became available this month, and events, such as bilingual information sessions, were often not well publicized,” said Sonya Vasquez, policy director of the Community Health Councils of Los Angeles. Getting more Latinos to sign up faster this year is critical. The signup period is three months shorter than last year’s and will run from November 15 to February 15, 2015. Covered...
  • Democratic Party Stereotypes of Latino Voters Betrays Its Ignorance

    08/11/2014 6:40:25 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 6 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 11, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    In yet another example of an all too common talking point for liberal activists and their allies in the press, Politico took Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky to task over the weekend for failing to "properly" engage members of the left-wing Dream Act Coalition on the issues of illegal immigration. In charging that Paul "can run but he can't hide from Latino voters in 2016" the article betrayed the increasing Democratic Party stereotype of American Hispanics and its ignorance and lack of concern for the issues facing this community. In their desire to capitalize on America's racial and ethnic...
  • The 8 Superstitions Every Latino Grew Up Believing

    08/07/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Latino Post ^ | 7/31/14 | Agelica Leicht
    Growing up in a Latino household meant that there were a lot of hardcore superstitions running rampant throughout daily life. Superstitious beliefs go together with Hispanic homes in the way that rice and beans and chanclas do. They just fit. From purses on the floor to itchy palms, we've gathered the top eight superstitions every Latino grew up with, and put them in a list, of course. And here they are. Don't Put Your Purse on the Floor Listen, you like your money, right? Well you won't have any if you put that purse on the floor. So pick it...
  • Latino PAC Shifts Course Endorses GOP Challengers Over Democrat Incumbents

    06/20/2014 5:16:06 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 17 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 19, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Staff
    Further evidence of an erosion in confidence among the traditionally Democratic Party voting base, a major Latino Political Action Committee in San Diego, California has shifted course and given its endorsement to two GOP challengers facing Democrat incumbents in November's Congressional elections. The Latino American Political Association (LAPA) has formally endorsed Republican Carl DeMaio in his bid to unseat Scott Peters for California's 52nd District and also thrown their weight behind GOP challenger Larry Wilske in his quest to oust Democrat Susan Davis in the 53rd. Carl DeMaio The San Diego-based PAC is an officially non-partisan group which has largely...
  • Latino leaders urge Barack Obama: Hire us

    When top Hispanic lawmakers met with President Barack Obama earlier this year, the first issue they brought up wasn’t immigration reform. Their ask: Hire more Latinos. And they haven’t let up, requesting meetings and pressing Obama and White House officials to make progress on diversifying the administration. They want a progress report by the end of the year. The push is part of a broader change in strategy for Hispanic leaders. The movement built up its power as the fastest growing Democratic voting bloc in the country, one Obama himself relied on in both of his presidential campaigns.
  • Caucus closes door on Latino Republican

    04/25/2014 4:22:21 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | April 25, 2014 | By Steven Greenhut
    The California Legislature’s Latino Caucus boasts on its website that its mission “is to identify, promote and advocate on behalf of the professional, educational, social, political and cultural interests of the Latino community.” Who can argue with that? So after winning a seat to the Assembly in 2012 representing northern San Diego County, Rocky Chávez decided to sign up and see what he can contribute. Education tops the group’s legislative priority list, and it tops Chávez’s also. He spent years operating a charter school. “I said, ‘Hey, so when do we meet and how does this happen?’”, Chávez said in...
  • New Port Richey soldier says squatters won't leave his home.

    04/22/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT · by ronnyquest · 81 replies
    WFLA ^ | Posted: Apr 21, 2014 9:58 AM CST | Shannon Behnken
    NEW PORT RICHEY, FL (WFLA) - When soldier Michael Sharkey was deployed to Afghanistan two years ago, he asked a friend to watch over his New Port Richey house. Sharkey and his wife are now living in Hawaii where he is currently stationed. They plan to move back into their New Port Richey home someday. But, right now they are fighting to get their house back. They say strangers broke in, changed the locks, moved in and they refuse to leave. "I want the people out," said Sharkey. "They're criminals living in my house." Sharkey was shocked to find out...
  • BREAKING THE DEMS MAGINOT LINE: Black & Latino Leaders in Chicago Switching to GOP

    04/10/2014 6:36:55 AM PDT · by dignitasnews · 37 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | April 9, 2014 | Paul Winters
    The winds of political change sent a chill up the backs of national Democrat leaders Tuesday when two long-time Chicago Democrat powerhouses announced their support for Republican businessman Bruce Rauner, in his attempt to unseat incumbent Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. Reverend James T. Meeks of the 15,000 member strong Salem Baptist Church and Manny Sanchez, founder and managing partner of Sanchez Daniels & Hoffman LLP, the second largest minority-owned law firm in the United States, both made their intentions public today in statements and interviews given to Fox News. Both men are respected throughout Chicago, particularly among the black and...
  • Latino Evangelical Leaders Disappointed With NYC Ban on Worship Services in Public Schools

    04/06/2014 6:50:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/04/2014 | BY JESSICA MARTINEZ
    Hispanic evangelical leaders are speaking out after a federal appeals court ruled that New York City has a constitutional right to bar religious groups from using public schools for worship services after hours. The National Latino Evangelical Coalition, a group of over 3,000 Hispanic evangelical churches, immediately expressed its disagreement with the ruling Thursday. "This decision is absolutely unnecessary and whimsical. How is allowing for certain worship practices but not worship services consistent with the First Amendment?," Gabriel Salguero, president of NaLEC, said in a statement. "Worship in empty school buildings in no way undermines the non-establishment clause." The ruling...
  • Dad Sees Wife, 4 Kids Die In Fiery Fresno Area Crash [Juana Martinez Bejarano ignored stop sign]

    02/17/2014 5:57:00 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | February 16, 2014
    FRESNO (CBS/AP) — A Fresno-area father watched his four children and their mother perish in a fiery crash and was injured as he tried to rescue them from the burning vehicle. The crash occurred after 7 p.m. Saturday when a 2004 Nissan Quest minivan ran a stop sign and hit the 29-year-old woman and her four children — boys ages 1 and 3 and girls ages 6 and 11 — riding in a 2003 Ford Expedition SUV at an intersection in Fresno County, California Highway Patrol Officer Axel Reyes said. Within minutes, the SUV was engulfed in flames. The woman’s...
  • 2 Latinos plead guilty to hate crimes against blacks in Compton

    10/18/2013 1:23:39 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 29 replies
    .latimes.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Richard Winton
    <p>Two Latino gang members pleaded guilty Thursday to federal hate crime charges stemming from racially motivated attacks on four black youngsters as part of a campaign of terror aimed at forcing African Americans out of west Compton.</p> <p>The guilty pleas from Jeffrey “Turkey” Aguilar, 20, and Efren “Looney” Marquez, 22, mark the first convictions in the Los Angeles region under the federal Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act.</p>
  • Hispanic or not, we're all Trayvon Martin

    07/17/2013 10:22:38 AM PDT · by logi_cal869 · 68 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | July 16, 2013 | Jesús Iñiguez
    (snip) The interesting thing about this entire Trayvon vs. Zimmerman is the way that Latinos swayed on the circumstances of this trial. The vast majority of our Presente.org members felt that the ruling was shocking and unjust. But some of our members were upset that, as a Latino organization, we were not publicly “siding” with Zimmerman (who is of Peruvian decent), hence failing the Latino community. Others felt that the killing of a black boy was not something that we should discuss on our social media platforms, demanding instead that we don’t steer from solely focusing on “Latino issues and...
  • 2016 forecast: Rubio, Bush, Ryan have chance to win over 40% of Latino vote

    07/07/2013 7:38:56 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Latino Decision ^ | 07/07/2013 | by Matt Barreto
    While the 2016 presidential election is a full three years away many of the high profile Republican contenders are enmeshed in the immigration reform debate, and if Republicans demonstrate strong leadership on passing comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship possible candidates such as Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan could get strong support from Latino voters. However if Rubio, Bush or Ryan distance themselves from the immigration bill and House Republicans defeat the measure none of the GOP candidates stands to improve on the historic Romney 2012 defeat among Latinos. [Full poll results here]A new poll...
  • The “Latino vote” doesn’t exist. Not really.

    06/25/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2013 | Chris Cillizza
    Conventional wisdom has settled on this reality: Republicans’ inability to attract Hispanic voters not only cost them the 2012 presidential election but has the potential to doom them as a national party in future national elections too. And, the numbers are stark. MItt Romney won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote last November, a dismal showing that made the 31 percent Arizona Sen. John McCain won in 2008 look good by comparison. But, the numbers don’t tell the whole story — or even close to it. Carlos Lozada, the editor of the Post’s Outlook section and the brains behind...
  • Hispanicize 2013 Issues Official Recap Video

    05/24/2013 12:40:27 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 6 replies
    PRWeb ^ | 05/08/2012 | Katherine Johnson
    The official recap video for Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends event presented by Procter & Gamble is now available for viewing online on YouTube at http://bit.ly/Hispz13Recap. Hispanicize 2013 brought together more than 1,200 Latino influencers from film, music, blogging, marketing and business over the course of five days, April 9-13 at the Eden Roc hotel in Miami Beach. This year’s event included a Hispanic Journalist Showcase, a music festival and a film festival. Altogether, more than 103 sessions were held with more than 260 speakers.
  • On Naivety and Marco Rubio (Rush)

    04/30/2013 6:14:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-30-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is A.J., San Francisco.  A.J., thank you for holding.  Great to have out program.  Hello. CALLER:  Yes, I had a question Rush.  On your Friday show you took a call and you said that if the GOP passes the immigration law, it's the end of the GOP, they'd be dead.  On yesterday's show you took a call from somebody and you said that Marco Rubio is a true conservative, basically we should still support him. So my question to you is, how can we support somebody who is sponsoring a bill that will kill the GOP?...
  • Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour

    04/16/2013 10:12:59 PM PDT · by Syncro · 51 replies
    Breitbart/Big Government ^ | Feb 19, 2013 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    Tea Party Express Considering Latino-Focused Bus Tour On Monday, Sal Russo, co-founder of Tea Party Express, the political action committee that sponsored Rand Paul's response to President Obama's State of the Union address, said that his group was considering a nationwide bus tour specifically focused on the Latino community. ..."[t]he bus tour is the iconic symbol of the Tea Party. When we’ve gone to some states, like Texas, we’ve had good Hispanic participation. We’re trying to do a [national] bus tour that would be more directed that way.” *snip* A final decision on whether Tea Party Express will undertake a...
  • Why Mexican Children are Well Behaved (Dr. Jennifer Espinosa: The secret of La Chancla)

    03/31/2013 6:14:33 PM PDT · by Dallas59 · 35 replies
    Youtube ^ | 3/31/2013 | Youtube
    Video Linky here
  • Sorry, GOP! Immigration Reform Won’t Win You The Latino Vote

    03/23/2013 9:13:58 AM PDT · by AuntB · 19 replies
    Mediate ^ | Mar. 20, 2013 | AJ Delgado
    There are those who support – whether enthusiastically or reluctantly so – immigration reform on compassionate grounds or out of a desire to fix our broken system (border control; greater enforcement; changing our evaluation methods for who gets in and who doesn’t, etc.). Fair enough. But let’s be blunt: political gain is the driving factor. It’s no surprise that the three Republicans most publicly discussing the issue are all 2016 contenders: Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, and Jeb Bush. We conservatives are told – by GOP strategists and consultants – that immigration reform is the key to winning the Latino vote....
  • 2 Men Undergoing Leg Amputations Following Possible Hate Crime At LA Strip Club

    03/10/2013 9:17:04 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    CBSLA.com) ^ | March 10, 2013 8:10 AM | Art Barron
    LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — An argument at an L.A. strip club turned violent early Sunday when a man reportedly plowed his car into two men, requiring them to undergo leg amputations. The incident occurred at around 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Sam’s Hofbrau strip club at 1751 East Olympic Boulevard, according to the LAPD. The suspect reportedly rammed the men with his white BMW, pinning them against a black Mini-Cooper. The Mini-Cooper, which is said to belong to one of the employees, was then pushed up against a wall. Police are treating the incident as a possible hate...
  • Hispanicked GOP Elite: They'll Respect Us In the Morning [Coulter]

    02/21/2013 2:18:41 PM PST · by Bryan · 2 replies
    Townhall ^ | February 21, 2013 | Ann Coulter
    Don't anyone tell Marco Rubio, John McCain or Jeff Flake that nearly 80 percent of Hindus voted for Obama, or who knows what they'll come up with. I understand the interest of business lobbies in getting cheap, unskilled labor through amnesty, but why do Republican officeholders want to create up to 20 million more Democratic voters, especially if it involves flouting the law? Are the campaign donations from the soulless rich more important than actual voters? Without citing any evidence, the Rubio Republicans simply assert that granting 12 million to 20 million illegal aliens amnesty will make Hispanics warm to...
  • Loudmouthed Latino Demonstrators Cow American-Owned Hotel

    02/16/2013 5:10:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 16, 2013 | Humberto Fontova
    This week some “Latinos” in Florida detected an “ethnic slur” on the wall of the ritzy South Beach Hotel W’s lounge. Within minutes all hell broke loose. A few stormed over to the manager and DEMANDED it be taken down, promptly and ceremoniously! The rest got on their BlackBerrys and iPhones to “burn up the wires.” Word spread throughout this tightly-knit “Latino community” and soon the hotel was blitzed with scathing e-mails, phone calls and tweets. This “Latino” groups powerful “Latina” Congressperson even jumped into the fray, firing off a letter to the Hotel owners, denouncing the “insensitivity” of the...
  • DREAM Activist's Family Arrested After Home Raided By ICE

    01/11/2013 4:17:53 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 31 replies
    YahooNews ^ | 1/10/2013 | Yahoo News
    Erika Andiola, a young undocumented immigrant and activist, may be free from the threat of raids and deportation, but her family is another story. On Thursday night, Andiola's home in Arizona was raided by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents, who knocked on her door then arrested her mother, Maria Arreola, after she opened to check on her visitors. When her older brother refused to provide documentation of his own legal status, he was brought in as well. "My mother came out of her room without really understanding what was happening, just that there was a really strong knock on the...
  • Winning the Latino Vote: If the Democrats have the winning formula, why not copy them?

    11/27/2012 7:21:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/27/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Over the last three weeks, I think I have read most of the post-election op-eds written on the Latino vote. I have studied exit polling, read sophisticated demographic analyses, and talked to as many Latinos in my hometown as I could. The result is that I would not advise Republicans to go down the identity-politics route. I don’t wish to live in an America where Steve Lara or Bob Martinez is reduced to an anonymous “Latino” and Victor Hanson is just a “white male.” But if Republicans really believe there is a monolithic Latino vote, and if those of Hispanic...
  • North Carolina town split over sheriff's treatment of Latinos [conservatives need to fight]

    11/24/2012 7:28:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    Las Angeles Times ^ | David Zucchino
    GRAHAM, N.C. — In this southern mill town, tortillas and bolillos are as common as Carolina barbecue sandwiches. Spanish-language advertisements tout Latino-owned restaurants, garages, churches and used-tire lots, and banners lining the downtown streets proclaim, "Preserving our heritage — promoting our future." But protesters who gathered downtown last month in Court Square, near the statue of a Confederate soldier, delivered a different message: "We Want Respect" and "Terry Johnson Stop Lying." Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson's approach to fighting illegal immigration has raised tensions among Latinos in the community. A two-year investigation by the U.S. Justice Department, released in September,...
  • Latinos Spending 3 Times as Much as the Average Shopper

    11/20/2012 11:40:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    They are not only the fastest growing population in the country, but Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else. With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands. “I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else is discovering just how good our food is." Cereal companies, including General Mills are using flavors like Dulce de Leche with the hope of appealing to the growing Latino consumer. Richie Matthews is President of DIÁLOGO, a...
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession (GOP is right to worry, but the wrong solution would be worse than none)

    11/14/2012 4:46:57 PM PST · by Kolath · 2 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo.
  • The Latino-Vote Obsession

    11/13/2012 6:27:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/13/2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Postelection panic among conservatives about the Latino vote has reached the point of absurdity — and mostly reveals the naïveté of detached political grandees who know little about the ideology and motivations of those they are now supposed to adroitly woo. Republican postmortems have focused heavily on the Latino vote. According to exit polls, it went 70 percent for Barack Obama, and this year it might have accounted for 10 percent or so of the electorate. Presumably, this margin was an important, and in some exegeses the decisive, factor that denied Mitt Romney the presidency. Given demographic reality, then, the...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

    11/07/2012 12:31:17 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 18 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | November 7, 2012 | Sandra Lilley
    We voted – now let’s get things done. That was the strong takeaway today from Latino leaders and activists during a discussion of the sweeping and historic Latino vote in yesterday’s election. “Last night Latinos confirmed unequivocally that the road to the White House goes through Hispanic neighborhoods,” said Clarissa Martinez De Castro, from the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). ”The Latino giant is wide awake, cranky and is taking names,” said labor leader Eliseo Medina, of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). Yesterday’s Latino vote made history in two ways. Over 12 million Latinos came out to vote,...
  • Latino Voters: Obama Support Stronger Among Catholics, Unaffiliated Than Evangelicals

    10/18/2012 2:49:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/18/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Among Latino registered voters, support for President Barack Obama is higher among Catholics and those with no religious affiliation than among evangelical Protestants, according to a Pew Research Center survey. Obama has the support of 73 percent of Latino Catholics and 82 percent of Latinos with no religious affiliation, but only half (50 percent) of Latino evangelicals. Obama's main rival in the presidential race, Republican Mitt Romney, has the support of 39 percent of Latino evangelicals, but only 19 percent of Latino Catholics and seven percent of Latinos with no religious affiliation. Among all Latino registered voters, Obama has a...
  • Exclusive poll: Obama's support among Hispanic voters eroding

    10/13/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Bay News 9 (FL) ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Holly Gregory
    ST. PETERSBURG -- There are two million Hispanic voters in Florida. It's a constituency that has the power to shift a tight election, so both political parties have tried to sway the Hispanic vote their way. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama. Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent. Romney picked up some ground among Hispanics, from 43 percent to 46 percent. And the number of undecided Hispanic voters has doubled from 5...