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  • Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason

    05/02/2016 5:37:54 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 55 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | Jeff Rainforth
    Civil Rights Group Says Park Rangersí Uniforms Are ĎThreateningí To Latinos For ABSURD Reason By Jeff Rainforth A coalition of lawmakers and civil rights groups has a message for the National Park Service: your uniforms and vehicles are ďvery threateningĒ to Latinos. Maite Arce of the Hispanic Access Foundation delivered the ďreally toughĒ message during a press conference on Thursday: ďItís such a shame that something as simple as the uniform and itís similarity to the border patrolís uniform ó in the coloring ó could be very threatening to certain segments of the Latino population. So a discussion about that...
  • Did Protests outside Trump rally actually help his campaign? (Video Only)

    04/29/2016 6:10:20 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 80 replies
    FOX News Latino.com ^ | April 29,2016
    Video only at Source. (6 min) from Fox News- Mornings with Maria. Rick Sanchez argues with Republican Strategist Boris Epshteyn on the fallout (RIOT) following Donald Trump's Costa Mesa Rally last night. Contributor Dagen McDowell and the others condemn the rioter's violence, unequivocally. Sanchez twists Trump's words on immigration in a lame defense of La Raza instilled mob violence. (surprise-Not.) The news team believes that the out-of-control latino rioters will inspire even more Trump support.
  • Nevada aside, Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders trail among U.S. Latinos

    02/25/2016 11:36:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/25/2016 | Philip Bump
    If Hispanic voters in Nevada are representative of the rest of the country, the most popular candidate with Hispanic Democrats is Bernie Sanders and the most popular Republican is Donald Trump. When those numbers, from entrance poll data reported by CNN, first came to light, they were met with a good deal of skepticism. Could Sanders really be beating Hillary Clinton? Could Donald "Let's Build A Wall" Trump be the most popular Republican? Now, we can offer a more concrete answer. No, and no -- at least not nationally, and with some notable exceptions. A new poll from The Washington...
  • Entrance Polls: Trump Dominates Latino Vote In Nevada

    02/24/2016 6:45:21 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 02/24/16 | Jamie Weinstein
    Donald Trump‚Äôs tough immigration plan didn‚Äôt prevent him from winning the Latino vote in the Silver State¬†Tuesday night.According to entrance polls, Trump won 45 percent of Latinos who participated in the Republican¬†caucuses in Nevada, nearly as much as the combined¬†total of the two Latino candidates in the race, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. Rubio garnered 29 percent of the Latino vote, while Cruz attracted 18 percent.(RELATED: Exit Polls In South Carolina¬†And New Hampshire: GOP Primary Voters Say They Support ‚ÄėAmnesty‚Äė Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/02/24/entrance-polls-trump-dominates-latino-vote-in-nevada/#ixzz4164GWYSU
  • ‚ÄėEnglish only‚Äô fight erupts at a Las Vegas caucus site when Dolores Huerta offers to translate

    02/22/2016 12:01:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Veteran civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, an avid supporter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is accusing Bernie Sanders campaign staffers of preventing her from providing Spanish-language translation to voters who needed it at a Las Vegas caucus location during Saturday's Democratic primary. Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with late Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, told Univision reporter Fernando Peinado: "I don’t feel that Sanders' people respect our community. They stopped the people from having translation [services] in something as important as these caucuses that are taking place. They are showing that they don’t respect us." According to several...
  • 14,000 protesters just showed Wisconsin what a day without Latinos is like

    02/20/2016 9:16:04 AM PST · by detective · 73 replies
    Vox ^ | February 19, 2016 | Tara Golshan
    Wisconsinites experienced a workday without the Latino community's participation Thursday, as thousands of Latinos descended onto the state's capitol to protest two bills they deem "anti-immigrant." More than 14,000 people rallied in Madison, Wisconsin, for "Día sin Latinos e immigrants," or "Day without Latinos and immigrants," creating a scene reminiscent of the state's 2011 collective bargaining protests, packing the Capitol building's rotunda and filling the square outside.
  • No Joke: Trump Can Win Plenty of Latinos

    02/12/2016 12:44:41 PM PST · by onyx · 33 replies
    TheDailyBeast ^ | 2.11.16 11:01 PM ET | RUBEN NAVARRETTE JR.
    A new poll of Latino GOPers puts Trump ahead. Way ahead. And yes, there's an explanation, in the fault lines within the Latino community. Latinos for Trump? Oh yeah, that's a thing. Keep in mind three points. First, you have to understand that we're talking here primarily about Latino Republicans, many of whom might live in red states such as Arizona or Texas. Those Latinos who are Democrats (as about 80 percent of them are, according to surveys) are busy dividing up their support between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders, with most of it going to Clinton. Also, when you...
  • America‚Äôs ‚ÄėDisappearing White Majority‚Äô Is Not Disappearing

    02/06/2016 3:41:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The National Review ^ | January 15, 2016 | Elliot Abrams
    Intermarriage and assimilation blur racial and ethnic lines, but the Census Bureau is determined to keep them sharp. The U.S. Bureau of the Census has projected that America will have a "non-white" majority by 2044. A new and quite stunning article in the Winter 2016 issue of The American Prospect (a left-of-center journal) debunks that claim and undermines the widespread faith that the Census Bureau knows what it is doing. The article, by the sociologist Richard Alba, is entitled "The Likely Persistence of a White Majority: How Census Bureau statistics have misled thinking about the American future." Its two key...
  • Left spin cycle: Cruz and Rubio aren't, you know‚Ķ Latino Latino

    02/06/2016 3:08:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | February 6, 2016 | JAZZ SHAW
    We’re having ourselves an historic presidential campaign in case you hadn’t noticed. Sure, we’ve only had one state vote so far, but a new record has been set. We now have not one, but two Hispanic candidates who have received more votes and more delegates than any other in the history of presidential primaries. This is a truly great day for diversity and the future of the American melting pot. Or at least it would be if either of them had been Democrats. Sadly, the Party of the Donkey is running two very white senior citizens so the groundbreaking nature...
  • Iowa Latinos Get Ready to Caucus and Boost Political Presence

    02/01/2016 6:20:42 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 2 replies
    nbc news ^ | 1-31-2016 | SUZANNE GAMBOA
    "I'm torn between Bernie and Hillary. I really like Bernie's message, how he wants to shift how the government is handled," she said. "But I also like Hillary and all the experience she has and I also think she's really, really smart ... and I was really impressed by her knowledge of foreign policy and just how witty she is. She seems to be fast on her feet," she said. Despite all the converts, Marlu Arbac, who has been preaching the turnout message door-to-door on LULAC's behalf in 22 degree weather, couldn't help feeling disappointed when she recently encountered a...
  • Trump Winning Over Latinos (beats Cruz, Rubio, Yeb put together!)

    01/31/2016 9:36:48 AM PST · by LS · 75 replies
    New York Post ^ | 1/31/2016 | Marisa Schultz
    Thirty eight percent favor Trump, followed by Cuban American Ted Cruz (15 percent), Jeb Bush (14 percent) and Cuban American Marco Rubio (8 percent), according to the national poll conducted by the Beck Research for the American Federation for Children. (Excerpted: rest at link)
  • SEIU, top Dem team up to turn 5 million Latino immigrants into voters

    01/29/2016 5:52:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/29/2016 | By Nicole Duran
    U.S. citizens and voters as possible before Election Day. Leading the charge is Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill., who said Thursday that he believes the "stand up to hate" push can get 1 million of those Latinos naturalized by May, which would see them become citizens in time to register for the presidential election. The campaign's mantra is "Naturalize. Register. Vote." Gutierrez advised Latinos to "get angry" over the anti-immigrant rhetoric emanating from Republican presidential candidates "then naturalize, register and vote." "Can you believe calling all Mexicans rapists?" he asked during a conference call announcing the New American Democracy Campaign, referring...
  • Ted Cruz: You‚Äôll be Surprised Who Really Thinks Abortion is a Losing Campaign Issue

    01/08/2016 12:43:53 PM PST · by presidio9 · 10 replies
    Life News ^ | Jan 8, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    Republican presidential candidate says some people will be surprised who really thinks abortion is a losing campaign issue: Democrats. Cruz recently pointed out how abortion was a horrendous political issue for Democrats in Texas - the second largest state in the country - because the Democrats' position of supporting late-term abortions turned off a large portion of Hispanics voters who are pro-life. As the liberal Texas Tribune reports: Asked during a question-and-answer session with voters about how Republicans could run effectively on social issues in states beyond Iowa, home to the first nominating contest, Cruz insisted the GOP has nothing...
  • Latino lawmakers look to USDA to address civil rights issues

    12/26/2015 3:05:17 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 25, 2015 12:06 AM EST | Susan Montoya Bryan
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is embarking on a partnership with universities across the country in hopes of infusing its ranks with more diversity as it faces civil rights complaints from Latino farmers and ranchers. But some members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus are voicing frustration, saying the agency has been dragging its feet and has yet to adequately address their concerns. The caucus had asked for a meeting with Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack in October, saying members received reports from constituents indicating significant civil rights violations and discrimination by the agency. Caucus members also pointed to a 2013 review...
  • Poll of Latino voters: Head to head, Hillary leads Rubio by 19 points ‚ÄĒ and Trump by 42

    12/07/2015 9:19:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/07/2015 | AllahPundit
    The sample is 264 Latino registered voters, which is on the small side for a major poll but still noteworthy since Latinos are a key bloc and not often surveyed on their own.Lots of interesting tidbits here. Glass half full: Various GOPers are positioned to improve on Romney’s dismal numbers with Latinos in 2012, maybe dramatically. Glass half empty: All of them still trail Clinton overall, which is a nice reminder that doing better with Latinos in 2016 and no one else won’t be enough. Clinton’s biggest lead is against current GOP frontrunner Donald Trump: She’s ahead of him...
  • Video: Latino Republican activists write off Trump, warn other candidates not to follow his lead

    10/28/2015 11:09:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/28/2015 | AllahPundit
    And by ‚Äúother candidates,‚ÄĚ I think we know which particular candidate they have in mind.Here‚Äôs the key bit from yesterday‚Äôs presser in Boulder, held just a mile away from tonight‚Äôs debate. Step one: Pronounce Trump persona non grata among Hispanic Republicans. That may or may not actually be true among rank-and-file voters, but the threat here doesn‚Äôt bite without that assumption, does it? ¬ďWe want candidates to know: We¬íre monitoring your language. We are monitoring what you propose. And we¬íre going to hold you accountable,¬Ē said Alfonso Aguilar, head of the American Principles Project‚Äôs Latino Partnership‚ĶAlthough she did not...
  • Trends in Chicagoís Schools Across Three Eras of Reform

    10/26/2015 6:14:59 PM PDT · by 100American · 1 replies
    https://ccsr.uchicago.edu/ ^ | September 2011 | Stuart Luppescu, Elaine M. Allensworth, Paul Moore, Marisa de la Torre, James Murphy with Sanja Jage
    Many of the findings in this report contradict trends that appear in publicly reported data. For instance, publicly reported statistics indicate that CPS has made tremendous progress in elementary math and reading tests, while this analysis demonstrates only incremental gains in math and almost no growth in reading. The discrepancies are due to myriad issues with publicly reported dataóincluding changes in test content and scoringóthat make year-over-year comparisons nearly impossible without complex statistical analyses, such as those undertaken for this report. This leads to another key message in this report: ē The publicly reported statistics used to hold schools and...
  • Trumpís Latino Superfan Baffles CNNís Baldwin: He Is ĎMy Perfect Maní

    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, ďloveĒ 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. ďYes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you, all the way to the White House!Ē she exclaimed, her hands held high in the air. On Friday, CNNís Brooke Baldwin tried to get to the bottom of how this woman could possibly feel the way she does about Trump. ďOh my God, he is coming ó he is our man sent from...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: ĎMath Misplacementí: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated ¬ďmath misplacement.¬ĒShe claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of ¬ďB¬Ē or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren¬ít very good at their jobs.The...
  • 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 ó who historically have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats ó 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 ďtheirĒ 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, theyíre unlikely to get the first generation to become Republican voters. And like other immigrant groups,...
  • 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 -- ďWelcome GOP Candidates,Ē 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 piŮatas 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...
  • Who the Hell Are ĎLatinos for Trumpí?

    09/15/2015 3:19:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/15/2015 | Gideon Resnick
    Only 20 percent say they support The Donald for president. We talked to a few, who even say they agree with him on immigration. Trump will be lucky to win 20 percent of the Latino vote if he makes it to the general election, according to todayís polls. He called Mexicans ďrapists,Ē threw the most prominent Latino reporter out of a press conference, and wants to put his name on a wall running the length of the border with Mexico. PiŮatas are literally being made out of him and selling like hotcakes in Mexico. So who the hell are the...
  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 123 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on ďThis Week With George Stephanopoulos,Ē while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters ďwonít forget,Ē Trump ďpromoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.Ē
  • REPUBLICANS CHASING AN HISPANIC UNICORN

    08/27/2015 2:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    There is no greater political miscalculation, or fraud, than the notion that Republicans have to ďmoderateĒ their positions on immigration reform in order to appeal to Hispanic voters. This fiction began with President George W. Bushís aborted attempt at comprehensive immigration reform in early 2007.
  • Why Latino Children Are Scared of Donald Trump

    08/18/2015 1:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/18/2015 | Hector Tobar
    LYNWOOD, Calif. ó MANY monsters and ghosts haunt the dreams of Latino children. There is ďLa Llorona,Ē who is said to moan for her dead children. And more recently, the Chupacabra, which sucks the blood from farm animals and maybe a boy or a girl if he or she doesnít behave. Now we can add a new boogeyman to the repertoire of scary Latino bedtime stories. His name is The Donald. Ever since he began his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with a vicious screed against Mexican immigrants, Donald J. Trump has become a figure of dread and comic-book...
  • 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. ďI donít think you should apologize for speaking out againstÖillegal immigration,Ē Cruz said. That same month, Cruz and Trump privately met together in New York City, and this caught my attention. Why would...
  • New York Dem Says Donald Trump Is the Only GOP Candidate to Show ĎRespect and Interestí 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 hasnít 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 Diazís invitation. Invitations were also extended to candidates Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). In his invitation to Trump,...
  • Kelly Osbourne to Trump: If you kick out all the Latinos, whoís going to clean your toilet, huh?

    08/04/2015 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think I speak for all of us when I say, ‚ÄúWho‚Äôs Kelly Osbourne?‚ÄĚThe best part of this is an offended Rosie Perez apologizing to Osbourne after being reminded that they should focus on the Common Enemy. Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, ‚ÄúThere are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But [Trump] making those comments [about rapists]¬óthose racist comments¬ódoes not help.‚ÄĚ‚ÄúIf you kick every Latino out of this...
  • Kelly Osbourne Asks Donald Trump: Who Will Clean Your Toilet If You Kick Latinos Out of the US

    08/04/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/4/15 | Joe Otterson
    Kelly Osbourne stuck her foot firmly in her mouth on Tuesdayís episode of ďThe ViewĒ when she made an unfortunate remark during a discussion on Donald Trumpís favorability among Latino voters. ďIf you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?Ē Osbourne said. Her statement was met with an awkward groan from Raven-Symone before co-host Rosie Perez said, ďLatinos are not the only people doing that.Ē Osbourne quickly back-pedaled, saying ďI would never mean it like that. Iím not part of this argument.Ē
  • Liberal Celebrity : ďIf You Kick Every Latino OutThen Who Is Going to Clean Your Toilet?Ē

    08/04/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal celebrity Kelly Osbourne inserted foot in mouth on The View today. Her attack on Donald Trump sort of backfired when she exposed herself as a heartless racist. TMZ reported: Kelly Osbourne stepped into it on ďThe ViewĒ Tuesday, challenging Donald Trumpís statement about Mexicans and asking if he has his way Ö who will clean his toilet. Osbourne quipped, ďIf you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?Ē
  • 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 thatís just whatís 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 ďshock pollĒ that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.ís younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007. According to the just-released...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ĎPath to Citizenship,í Says Deportation Is Not an ĎAmerican Valueí

    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 ďself-deportĒ 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...
  • 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 Ricoís 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 ó the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states. ďItís important to vote and be heard ó itís a privilege,Ē said Rondon, who is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida in the past year.
  • 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...
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans wonít win the White House if candidates donít campaign in ďevery nook and crannyĒ of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trumpís hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race. Ö
  • 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 Trumpís surging poll numbers goes like this: The base doesnít 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 wonít 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...
  • The McCain Flap Might Ruin Trump's Poll Numbers, but the Real Damage Was Already Done

    07/19/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Slate ^ | July 19, 2015 | Juliana Jimťnez Jaramillo
    Donald Trumpís insult of John McCainís war record on Saturday has led to nearly universal condemnation from his Republican primary adversaries. More importantly, it might also be the well-anticipated moment when Trumpís popularity in the GOP race comes crashing down. Whatever happens next in the campaign, though, itís fair to say that the damage to Trumpís national personal standing and miniature media empire has already been done. That happened the instant he entered the race by attacking Mexican immigrants as ďcriminalsĒ and ďrapists,Ē and it happened thanks largely to an unprecedented grassroots response by Latino-Americans, Latino immigrants, and the broader...
  • Donald Trump Is Appealing to "Racist" Voters, Says Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson

    07/15/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump ďis appealing to a segment Iíll just label racist,Ē says Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate. ďIt exists and itís out there." "I donít want to have anything to do with it,Ē says Johnson. ďIt embarrasses me. The electorate will paint the entire Republican Party with a broad brush as a result of Trump and it wonít be positive.Ē Johnson started the 2012 campaign as a Republican before switching to the LP and pulling 1.2 million votes and 1 percent of ballots cast in the general...
  • 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 GOPís terrible problem with Latino voters. In short, Latinos donít likeóor trustóthe Republican Party. But Trump also illustrates a second, more complicated problem. As long as his rhetoric has a place in Republican politicsóas long as it has defendersóit wonít just alienate Latinos. It will offend and turn off voters who have conservative ideas and beliefs but wonít sanction or support anti-immigrant sentiment. Before looking at this other side to the ďLatino problem,Ē itís 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 Rubioís 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...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

    07/03/2015 9:29:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 2, 2015 | Yeni Alvarez, Los Angeles City Guide
    Unless, you've been living under a rock watching only Fox news in a cave, you haven't felt the wrath of Latinos and Hispanics in social media, a raging "radio bemba," the term for Latino word of mouth. Once adored and imitated by many, today, Donald Trump, is hated and scolded by major media moguls and celebrities alike for his anti-Mexican comments. Former Miss USA co-host Roselyn SŠnchez and Christian De La Fuente have publicly condemned Donald Trump for his behavior and have withdrawn their support from the competition. Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA...
  • Hispanic leaders aren't happy with how Republican hopefuls have reacted to Donald Trump's 'idiocy'

    07/03/2015 9:07:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Business Insider / Tne Associated Press ^ | July 3, 2015 | Steve Peoples
    Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media....
  • Marco Rubio: Why, yes, I do still support a path to citizenship for illegals

    07/01/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A leftover from Fridayís candidate forum in New Hampshire via Eliana Johnson. I had a sense of deja vu watching this clip, and not just because Iíve blogged roughly a thousand Rubio statements on immigration over the past two years. Didnít he Ö give almost this exact answer to Bob Schieffer on ďFace the NationĒ back in April, up to and including his endorsement of a path to citizenship as the final step in a three-stage immigration reform process? Come to think of it, he did! I wrote about it at the time. In fact, as far as I know,...
  • The ever elusive Hispanic Vote: Will it even matter to Cruz and Rubio?

    06/17/2015 12:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sonja Harris
    There are two Hispanic Americans campaigning for the GOP nomination for the presidency, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. They have many similarities; they are both US senators, Cruz from Texas and Rubio from Florida. Both are sons of Cuban immigrants, both are 44 years of age and both are social conservatives. From all indications these two men will rise to the top 10 contenders list. Regardless of whoever seizes the GOP nomination, their struggle will be for the ever elusive Hispanic vote. Statistics are hard to dismiss in an ever growing Hispanic population. Mitt Romney lost in 2012 and...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats. Ö
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ĎManspreadingí on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for ďmanspreadingĒ (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled ďThatís How They Get YouĒ released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. ďOn a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklynís criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of Ďman spreadingí on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,Ē the report states.
  • The Game Changer

    05/27/2015 11:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | May 27, 2015 | Robert Slayton, Professor of history, Chapman University
    The field of Republicans contending for their presidential nomination does not present grandeur.; in truth, it's a pretty weak roster. Take a look at the top names: --Jeb Bush (actually John Ellis, btw): lots of money, lots of friends, fading fast. His death knell was the inability to answer the most obvious question a three year old could have predicted. And conservatives now think poorly of his brother for spending too much (doughnut hole anyone?), and for the Iraq nation building fiasco. The dream of another Bush presidency is over. --Scott Walker: the last guy who claimed that running a...
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

    05/19/2015 10:07:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Latin Post ^ | May 19, 2015 | Michael Oleaga
    Latin Post presents "Turnout," a series featuring leading Latino politicians, government leaders and advocacy groups discussing and debating the most important issues facing the Latino voting bloc. Listen to the Unedited "Turnout" Interview with People for the American Way's Coordinator for Political Campaigns Carlos Sanchez:(AUDIO-AND-VIDEO-AT-LINK)More than two-thirds of the U.S. Latino electorate live in six states -- Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, New York and Texas -- but one progressive advocacy organization has been working on having anti-Latino and anti-immigrant representatives accountable and heard for Latinos across the country, especially for the presidential election season. With people entering their names for...
  • WATCH: Liberal Host Goes Fulls Racist Interviewing Ted Cruz

    05/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 35 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    On Saturday, Faustaís Blog posted an interview from Bloomberg TV that slipped under the radar in the last few weeks, wherein Mark Halperin got uncomfortably weird and painfully white while interviewing Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Here is Digitas clip of the segment. It is a comic tragedy unto itself. Fausta, in the dangerous state of ďoutraged while Puerto Rican,Ē had a terrific rant that ended, appropriately, with bťsame el culo. Kiss my Ö The absurdity of the situation is outweighed only by how disgusting it is.