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  • Pro-Life Latino Superstar Endorses John McCain (FReep this Digg!!!)

    11/03/2008 9:18:31 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 682+ views
    Digg ^ | November 3, 2008
    FReep this Digg!!! (We need FReepers to FReep the Vote over at Buzz too! Any volunteers???) Post your own links exposing ObamaNation on Digg, Buzz, Reddit, etc. Saturate these boards. They're massive and they are crawling with independents and undecideds. And don't post them all in one category, like politics or elections. Finally, repost your links on FR to we can put a protective FReep around them :o) For examples of how to do this, see my history. Let's use our combined FReeperPower to FREEP THE VOTE!!!
  • Once Again Senator Obama Needs to Come Clean with the Latino Community Regarding Illegal Immigration

    11/01/2008 5:08:01 PM PDT · by AuntB · 11 replies · 503+ views
    Market Watch/Latinos for Reform ^ | Nov. 1, 2008 | Latinos for Reform
    Latinos for Reform (LFR) called on Senator Barack Obama to come clean with the American people, and particularly with the Latino community regarding the issue of his aunt, who has been in the U.S. illegally for four years now. "We have no doubts that Senator Obama is once again hiding the truth from the American people when it comes to the story of his aunt," said LFR Chairman Robert Deposada. "For crying out loud, everyone would agree that when people in other countries have relatives in government, it is a common practice to contact them for assistance when they have...
  • Pro-Life Latino Star Endorses McCain, While Other Latinos Say Obama’s ‘Pro-Life’

    11/01/2008 4:48:37 PM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 25 replies · 881+ views ^ | October 30, 2008 | Penny Starr, Senior Staff Writer
    Cindy and John McCain with Eduardo Verastegui in Miami, Fla., Oct. 17, 2008 – A Latino superstar has endorsed Sen. John McCain for president, citing Sen. Barack Obama’s pro-abortion record, while some Latinos say they are supporting Obama because they believe he is “pro-life.” Eduardo Verastegui, the Latino actor whose pro-life film “Bella” won the 2006 Toronto Film Festival People’s Choice Award, has produced a new video detailing Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama’s record on abortion, which includes his opposition to a ban on partial birth abortion and his opposition in the Illinois state senate to legislation aimed at protecting...
  • Hispanic Actor Eduardo Verastegui Reminds Latino Voters Obama Pro-Abortion

    10/31/2008 3:49:17 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 20 replies · 1,008+ views
    Life News ^ | 10/31/08 | Steven Ertelt
    Los Angeles, CA ( -- Hispanic actor Eduardo Verastegui has a last-minute reminder for Hispanic voters nationwide: Barack Obama doesn't share your pro-life values on abortion. The actor has released videos on abortion and the elections that have been popular in the Latino community.In his latest, Verastegui explains the crisis of abortion in America, while explaining Barack Obama's pro-abortion track record and agenda.Before producing this video, Verastegui, 34, became famous singing in the popular Latino band Kairo and acting in telenovelas. People Magazine en Espańol recently voted him one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the world. Now,...
  • CA: Prop. 4, 8 campaigns battle fiercely for crucial Latino vote

    10/27/2008 10:02:52 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 5 replies · 411+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 26 October 2008 | Peter Hecht and Susan Ferriss
    Prop. 4, 8 campaigns battle fiercely for crucial Latino vote José Eduardo Verástegui, a Mexican soap opera star and fashion model whom People en Espańol magazine named one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, is taking to the airwaves to persuade California voters on two emotionally charged social issues. Verástegui is the face - and voice - of Spanish-language commercials calling for "yes" votes in favor of a parental notification law for abortion and a ban on same-sex marriage. His presence in the campaigns for Propositions 4 and 8 underscores the fight for a critical constituency that...
  • How Can McCain Be Losing Latinos?

    10/26/2008 9:54:46 AM PDT · by DogBarkTree · 98 replies · 2,258+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/26/08 | Ruben Navarrette
    SAN DIEGO -- Recently, I was on a Latino-themed radio show defending John McCain. The defendant was accused of abandoning comprehensive immigration reform, turning his back on Latino supporters, and associating with a bad crowd (read: Republicans). I didn't give an inch. I was the only person in the discussion who actually knew McCain -- from my stint 10 years ago as a reporter at a newspaper in Arizona -- and I could attest to the fact that the senator had always gone to bat for Latinos. At one point, another guest scolded me in frustration: "Look, it's not about...
  • The Battle over Immigration Has Unleashed a Tsunami of New Voters

    10/25/2008 5:24:03 PM PDT · by 3AngelaD · 22 replies · 698+ views
    La Prensa San Diego ^ | October 24, 2008
    A new report suggests that “2008 will be the year of the immigrant and Latino voter,” as “unprecedented numbers of immigrants are becoming citizens and registering to vote.” The stakes, according to the report by America’s Voice, an immigrants’ rights group, “could not be higher.” Pro-immigrant groups are registering hundreds of thousands of new citizens to vote. They, along with earlier generations of immigrants, are being mobilized in large part by the passions surrounding the often heated debate over immigration. The report calls members of these communities a “sleeping giant,” awoken by the rhetoric of the anti-immigration hardliners who have...
  • Hispanic leaders: McCain losing clout among Latinos

    09/30/2008 5:37:20 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies · 759+ views
    KTAR FM 92.3 News Talk Phoenix, AZ ^ | 2008-09-30 | Jim Cross & Kevin Tripp
    A small group of Hispanic leaders in Arizona who are supporting Democrat Barack Obama say Republican John McCain won't enjoy the same strong support among Latinos in his home state as he has in past elections. Group member Mary Rose Wilcox said McCain's strength among Latinos has dwindled. That's primarily because he de-emphasized his support for a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and now says border security is the first immigration priority. Wilcox, a Democrat and Maricopa County supervisor, said Hispanics view McCain's change in position as a betrayal.
  • Chicago Latinos ask, "WHERE IS OBAMA?"

    09/24/2008 9:20:15 PM PDT · by Binstence · 46 replies · 747+ views
    Youtube | 9/25/08 | LiveFreepOrDie
    Chicago Latinos ask the question of the day. Where is Obama?
  • McCain ad slams Obama, Senate Democrats on immigration

    09/13/2008 5:09:22 PM PDT · by ricks_place · 180 replies · 408+ views
    CNN ^ | September 13, 2008 | Rebecca Sinderbrand
    New McCain ad blames Obama and Democrats for death of immigration overhaul effort.(CNN) – John McCain’s campaign is running a Spanish language ad in battleground states that blames Barack Obama and Senate Democrats for the failure of attempts to overhaul the nation’s immigration laws — even though the Republican nominee and his Democratic counterpart cast identical votes in the key Senate showdowns on that issue last year “Obama and his congressional allies say they are on the side of immigrants. But are they?” asks the announcer in the 30-second spot, “Which Side Are They On?” “The press reports that their...
  • Report From Miami: Palin is a hit among Cubans

    08/30/2008 8:34:27 AM PDT · by FreeManWhoCan · 64 replies · 361+ views
    The news of Palin has rocked Miami. The pro-republican Cuban-American community here is going crazy! They love her and are energized. Florida will go to the Republicans once again this election cycle.
  • Latino Voting Bloc Rises at a Bad Time for Black Pols

    08/18/2008 10:18:04 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 22 replies · 238+ views
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Aug.17, '08 | staff
    Two eye-catching things were buried in the new Census Bureau projection that, by 2042, America will no longer be a white man's country. One is that the proportion of African Americans also will fade, or at least not get much bigger. The other is that the number of Hispanics will soar, to about 30 percent of the nation's population. Not only will America not be a white majority country, but it will almost certainly be a bilingual nation. In many cities, Spanish will be as likely to be heard on the streets, in schools and workplaces as English. This seismic...
  • Latino voters rise in county

    08/11/2008 11:18:12 AM PDT · by sheana · 10 replies · 71+ views
    The Sun ^ | 08/10/2008 09:42:54 PM PDT | Lauren McSherry, Staff Writer
    In what has been a strongly Republican county for years, a dramatic increase in Democratic registrations should be credited for the rise of Latino voters in the county, according to political experts. Increasing numbers of Latino Democratic voters combined with the launch of an aggressive "Viva Obama" campaign in the county have contributed to the changing tide, they said. There were 301,765 registered Republicans and 300,435 registered Democrats in the county, a difference of only 1,330 voters, as of July 28. The numbers reflect a rapid increase in Democratic voters just over the past few months, according to the San...
  • Surprise: Newsweek can’t get Juan Hernandez on the phone [McCain alert]

    07/22/2008 1:54:24 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 36 replies · 228+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 2008-07-22 | Allahpundit
    Darned curious. The last time McCain was confronted about this, he professed not to know of any controversial statements made by Hernandez while cheerily pledging to “look into it.” Does this mean he’s looked into it and decided to keep him on, albeit gagged? Or is he still getting around to “looking into it”? Sure sounds like someone knows they have a Hernandez problem.
  • Will Little Havana Go Blue?

    07/14/2008 4:41:48 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 9 replies · 138+ views
    The NY Times ^ | July 13, 2008 | DAVID RIEFF
    On the surface, political life in Cuban Miami seems unchanged. Little Havana is still partly a Disney version of a displaced Cuba and partly a genuine community hub, where families who have long since left for suburbia still come for nostalgic weekend lunches. At the Versailles Restaurant, the community newspapers preaching no compromise with Castro are all that are on offer. For almost four decades, the Versailles has been an obligatory stop for Washington politicians courting the Cuban-American community, visits that, as photographs in the restaurant attest, have often involved putting on a white guayabera, the four-pocket dress shirt that...
  • Sandinista cutthroat endorses Obama

    07/02/2008 10:25:35 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 22 replies · 281+ views ^ | 2008 | The Foxhole
    President Daniel Ortega, who led the 1979 revolution in Nicaragua, says Barack Obama’s presidential bid is a “revolutionary” phenomenon in the United States. “It’s not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. … but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change,” the Sandinista leader said Wednesday night as he accepted an honorary doctorate from an engineering university. Ortega led a Soviet-backed government that battled U.S.-supported Contra rebels before he lost power in a 1990 election. He returned to office last year via the ballot box. In statements broadcast on Sandinista Radio...
  • Elián (Gonzalez) saga might hound Obama (Miami) visit

    06/20/2008 10:53:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies · 202+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | June 20, 2008 | Beth Reinhard
    Summoning a time of political upheaval in Miami, a great-uncle of Elián González plans Friday to publicly denounce two Barack Obama campaign advisors who helped send the boy back to his father in Cuba eight years ago. One day before the expected Democratic nominee addresses a conference of mayors in Miami, Delfín González will hold a 1 p.m. news conference outside the Little Havana home where Elián lived with relatives for several months in 2000. Earlier this week, CNN reported that Elián, now 14 years old, has joined Cuba's Young Communist Union. Obama was an Illinois lawmaker during the 2000...
  • McAuliffe: Obama has Latino "problem"

    06/01/2008 4:41:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies · 129+ views
    The Politico ^ | June 1, 2008 | Ben Smith
    Ken Vogel reports that the Clinton campaign is using the results to openly argue that Barack Obama has a problem with Hispanic voters — an idea Clinton backers have previously mentioned only behind the scenes. “It was a 100 percent Hispanic primary and it shows that he has a problem with the Latino community,” Terry McAuliffe, campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton, told a handful of reporters after polls closed Sunday. “He cannot close in this key core constituency,” McAuliffe added. Voters in Puerto Rico are in some ways different from Hispanics living stateside, both because there’s a long tradition of...
  • Clinton Emerges Victorious in Puerto Rico, But Win Likely Won’t Propel Candidac

    06/01/2008 12:56:18 PM PDT · by bd476 · 45 replies · 206+ views
    Fox News and AP ^ | June 1, 2008 | Major Garrett
    Sunday: Hillary Clinton waves to a supporter at the Kasalta Bakery in San Juan, as she campaigns on primary day in Puerto Rico. (AP Photo) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday, and is expected to return to the mainland with a purseful of delegates. But lower-than-expected turnout could hamper her camp’s efforts to argue she can attract enthusiastic general election voters and is the better candidate than Barack Obama in the fall race against presumptive Republican nominee John McCain. Puerto Rico’s role was enhanced in the Democratic primary election...
  • CNN projects Hillary will win Puerto Rico by 40% margin

    06/01/2008 12:07:56 PM PDT · by wsjreader · 51 replies · 194+ views
    This is just on from CNN. CNN is projecting Hillary will win Puerto Rico by a wide margin of 40%. Geez, I guess Michelle will soon add those brown people and yellow people to her 'whitey' tape. More popcorn.
  • Obama policy on Cuba draws criticism

    05/18/2008 12:29:48 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 25 replies · 79+ views
    United Press International ^ | May 18, 2008 | United Press International
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama has drawn criticism from some Cuban Americans who disagree with his policy on negotiating with U.S. enemies. The Washington Times reported Sunday that the Illinois senator will likely have to defend his policy this week when he meets with the Cuban American National Foundation, in his first campaign stop in Florida in nine months. Obama has said that if elected president he would hold direct talks with hostile governments, including Cuba's communist leaders. In addition to holding talks with Cuban leaders including President Raul Castro, Obama has said if elected he would relax restrictions on...
  • My Prediction For November--The end of America: Thoughts From a Boat in Esperanza, Viequez:

    05/15/2008 2:22:15 PM PDT · by AccidentlyFree · 44 replies · 44+ views
    Self | Today | Self
    This November McCain will win the election. I am certain McCain will be our next president. McCain will win because he will get about 54% of the Hispanic vote ( Bush got 44%). The Democrats can not overcome that large of a margin going to McCain. This will be fatal to their party. McCain will get such a large percentage of the Hispanic vote because of his support for immigration and because of the natural unreported tension that exist between the Black and Hispanic populations. At the same time, Hispanic will split their vote and vote Democratic for Congressional election....

    03/24/2008 2:59:04 AM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 5 replies · 283+ views
    New York Post ^ | Mar 24, 2008 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain - wildly popular in his home state of Arizona, on the Mexican border - has vowed to win a sizable chunk of the crucial Latino vote this fall. But history is against him. Typically, about two-thirds of Latinos vote Democratic in a presidential election. And a nationwide Gallup Poll, conducted between March 1 and March 16, confirms that trend.
  • Latino Voters in Dems' Spotlight

    02/02/2008 2:07:51 PM PST · by T.L.Sink · 13 replies · 29+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | Feb. 2, '08 | Peter Hecht
    Sen. Edward Kennedy delivered a passionate speech at East Los Angeles College with a Spanish accent that the heavily Latino crowd surely had never heard before. Proclaiming that a vote for Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is a vote for the people, he cried out, "Un voto para Obama es un voto para la gente." He went on for several more sentences in Spanish and then stopped himself. "There may be people here who don't understand my Spanish," he said.
  • The battle for Nevada

    01/20/2008 10:47:09 AM PST · by neverdem · 3 replies · 72+ views ^ | Jan. 20, 2008 | Joan Walsh
    Clinton beats Obama as candidates bicker over the final delegate count. Will the ethnic tensions inflamed by a rough caucus fight haunt the Democrats? Hillary Clinton won the Nevada popular vote, and Barack Obama's campaign is claiming he won more delegates, but it was hard not to worry that the Democratic Party could wind up the loser as I sat watching a nasty caucus battle at the Paris Hotel and Casino Saturday afternoon. At the end of the day, having called around to Democrats and reporters who were at other caucus sites, I'm pretty sure I witnessed one of the...
  • Vote 08: L.A. Latinos supporting Obama

    01/13/2008 8:12:49 PM PST · by mdittmar · 16 replies · 247+ views
    KABC ^ | January 13, 2008 | KABC
    Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama picked up the endorsement of several Latino community leaders and legislators on Sunday, including state senator Gil Cedillo. The Los Angeles democrat has been one of the state's leading supporters of driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants. Hillary Clinton has said she opposes such licenses. Clinton has so far won most of the endorsements from California's major Hispanic leaders, including L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez. This comes on the same day that Obama, while campaigning in Las Vegas, unveiled an economic stimulus package costing up to $120 billion that his campaign said...
  • Univision Debate: Republicans Make Hard Sell to Latinos

    12/10/2007 11:25:59 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies · 352+ views
    New America Media ^ | December 10, 2007 | Elena Shore
    Editor’s Note: By participating in the historic Spanish-language debate on Univision, Republican candidates finally realized that they need Latino votes. But is it “too little, too late?" NAM editor Elena Shore monitors Spanish language media. The first Spanish-language Republican presidential candidate debate couldn’t have come at a better time for the GOP. Latino support for the Republican Party has dropped substantially when the Latino vote is more important than ever. The candidates’ jostling over who is tougher on immigration has alienated Latinos even further. Seven of the eight Republican presidential candidates showed up at the University of Miami Sunday with...
  • GOP Losing the Crucial Latino Vote

    12/08/2007 12:53:33 PM PST · by enewsreference · 14 replies · 46+ views ^ | 12/08/2007 | eNews
    This week, Pew Research introduced an interesting poll that shows Latino voters shifting away from gains the GOP made in 2006. Could it be because of the rhetoric about immigration reform? President George Bush benefited from gains in 2000 and 2004 and recognized it as a crucial voting bloc.
  • Thompson adds Miami-Dade volunteers

    11/19/2007 10:33:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies · 292+ views
    The St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 19, 2007 | Staff
    Fred Thompson's campaign named a handful of volunteer grassroots leaders in Miami-Dade to help boost its outreach to Latino voters -- a territory rival Rudy Giuliani is putting great effort in reaching. County leadership positions announced today include co-chairs: Homestead Mayor Lynda Bell and Miami-Dade Commissioners Joe Martinez and Natacha Seijas. The latter two previously endorsed Thompson when he appeared at Miami's Urbeita Oil in October. Other's involved Lois Jones, Chris Miles and Luis Rodriguez.
  • Where is Rudy?

    09/29/2007 4:39:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies · 152+ views ^ | September 29, 2007 | Robert D. Novak
    WASHINGTON -- Rudy Giuliani is the only 2008 Republican presidential candidate who has not accepted an invitation to a "values voters" conference of social conservatives in Washington, D.C., Oct. 19-21 sponsored by the Family Research Council. Giuliani's absence suggests that he will fare badly in the conference's straw vote though he leads the national Republican public opinion polls. Some 2,000 social conservatives from around the country are expected to attend the event. A footnote: Supporters from outside his staff are urging Giuliani to discontinue the stunt of interrupting a campaign speech by taking a cell phone call from his wife....
  • Hispanics flex political power (RAT CANDIDATES PANDER FOR THE LATINO VOTE)

    09/02/2007 12:53:23 PM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 13 replies · 594+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 2, 2007 | JENNIFER HUNTER Sun-Times Columnist
    CAMPAIGN '08 | Dem candidates woo growing demographic In 1994, Maya Solis became a White House intern and got to see the inner workings of the West Wing. "The Clintons have been great to our family," said Solis, 32. "I see the human side of them." Maya Solis' father, Chicago Ald. Danny Solis (25th), is one of the few Illinois politicians who has, so far, come out in support of Clinton's bid for president. Maya Solis is volunteering for Clinton, mobilizing grass-roots support in the gritty Pilsen neighborhood. » Click to enlarge image Maya Solis (left) signs up Adriana Vera...
  • Obama to join Clinton for Univision 'forum'

    08/14/2007 7:22:52 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 4 replies · 394+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | 08/14/07 | Miami Herald
    Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Monday he'd participate in the Sept. 9 Univisión ''forum'' to be held at the University of Miami. Hillary Clinton, who was to be a no-show, changed her mind last week and decided to appear. But Univisión has started calling what it formerly dubbed a debate a ''forum'' so Clinton could stick by her statement that she'd only participate in six debates. The Univisión forum will be different from others in that it will be conducted in Spanish with instant English translations. Democratic candidates Bill Richardson and Chris Dodd, who both speak Spanish, were the...
  • Blacks and Hispanics Natural Allies?

    08/06/2007 2:00:21 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies · 1,122+ views ^ | August 6, 2007 | La Shawn Barber
    In a recent article, The Economist called blacks and Hispanics “natural allies.” Citing Barack Obama’s “brothers in the fight for equality” reference to the two groups, the writer conceded that with blacks and Hispanics, there’s no such thing. I frequently blog about what I perceive as a growing battle between blacks and Hispanics for “preferred minority” status. A preferred minority group is one that ostensibly is under-represented in certain professions and universities. This status goes beyond mere numbers and focuses on “oppression.” For example, while Asians are a minority group in America, they’re not considered oppressed in the same sense,...
  • Latino advocates look for political payback

    07/09/2007 5:54:03 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 78 replies · 1,705+ views
    The Politico ^ | 7/9/2007 | Carrie Budoff
    The goal was to work within the halls of Congress. Now, immigrant-rights groups want to replace the lawmakers who walk them. Labor unions, immigrant advocates and Democratic activists have spent the two weeks since the Senate squashed a comprehensive immigration overhaul bill constructing the early framework of a political payback plan. Capitalizing on the Latino voting bloc and its disaffection with the Republican Party, the groups intend to use the recent debate as a rallying shriek in the 2008 election. "We are the fastest-growing sector of the electorate, and we have shown a capacity to show up when we are...
  • A GOP Party of One

    06/29/2007 3:14:09 PM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 49 replies · 1,115+ views
    Statesman ^ | 06/29/2007 | Eunice Moscoso
    The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials invited all Republican presidential hopefuls to its annual convention at Disney World in Buena Vista, Fla. Only one showed up — Rep. Duncan Hunter, of California. A grateful audience gave Hunter a standing ovation Friday and some convention goers posed for snapshots with the congressman after his question and answer session. Standing at the lone candidate podium which was decorated in red, white and blue, Hunter was asked about his plan to fix the nation’s immigration system. “We need to build the fence and build it quickly,” he said. An 854-foot...
  • The Candidates in Black, White, and Brown (Giuliani does well with Latinos & Blacks)

    06/29/2007 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Kuksool · 13 replies · 252+ views
    National Review Corner ^ | June 29, 2007 | Byron York
    Gallup has just released some interesting numbers on the differences in approval levels for top political figures among whites and minorities. The survey breaks down the numbers between non-Hispanic whites, blacks, and Hispanics. George W. Bush's approval rating among whites is 32 percent, with 65 percent disapproval. Among blacks, the approve-disapprove number is 8-87. Among Hispanics, it is 29-63. (The Hispanic approval rating, by the way, is down from 38 percent a year ago, which could indicate that Bush's efforts on behalf of immigration reform haven't done him much good with Hispanics, or it could be that his approval rating...
  • Latino Event Not a GOP Draw (Hunter's the Only One Showing Up)

    06/25/2007 4:35:52 AM PDT · by Ultra Sonic 007 · 82 replies · 1,343+ views
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | 06/25/2007 | William March
    TAMPA - When 1,000 Hispanic elected officials and community leaders from across the country gather in Orlando later this week, they'll hear from seven major Democratic candidates for president, but none of the major Republican candidates. All of the GOP candidates except dark horse Duncan Hunter declined invitations to appear at this year's annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, or NALEO. Even Arizona Sen. John McCain, a hero to some Hispanics because of his stance on immigration reform, won't be there. Democrats are portraying that as a snub of Hispanics by the GOP candidates....
  • US Latinos see 2008 vote as their 'moment'

    06/17/2007 4:06:15 AM PDT · by TADSLOS · 101 replies · 1,987+ views ^ | 17 June 2007 | Staff
    The US Hispanic community, galvanized by a drive to reform US immigration law and wooed by presidential candidates, has become a political player ahead of the 2008 vote. Hispanics mobilized to pressure congressional passage of the most sweeping immigration overhaul in 20 years, hoping to bring some 12 million illegal immigrants, mostly Latin Americans, out of the shadows. Latinos became key voters ahead of the Republican and Democratic parties' primary elections next year as several states with huge Hispanic populations have moved their primaries to earlier dates. The rallying cry of Latino organizations has become "It is our moment, we...
  • New Mood From New Citizens (Latinos Reject GOP...Surprise!)

    06/16/2007 10:35:03 AM PDT · by truthkeeper · 33 replies · 1,024+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 16, 2007 | Peter Wallsten/Staff Writer
    New Mood From New Citizens Latino immigrants in South Florida who have traditionally registered with the GOP have felt alienated by the party, critics say. MIAMI BEACH — As a Cuban who fled Fidel Castro's communist rule for a new life in the U.S., Julio Izquierdo would seem a natural Republican voter — a sure bet to adopt the same political lineage that has long guided most of his countrymen who resettled in South Florida. But moments after taking his oath this week to become a U.S. citizen and registering to vote, the grocery store employee said he felt no...
  • Schwarzenegger courting Latinos

    09/03/2006 11:27:46 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 16 replies · 278+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | September 3, 2006 | Aurelio Rojas
    When Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger travels the state this fall, he is more likely to stop at Spanish-language media outlets than the conservative radio talk shows he frequented his first two years in office. The Republican governor's re-election team has targeted Latino voters, calculating that if he gets more than a third of their votes -- a threshold a GOP gubernatorial candidate has not reached in the state since 1990 -- Democratic challenger Phil Angelides cannot win. "We'll probably be spending more time, more money and resources among Latino voters than any Republican statewide has ever done," said Schwarzenegger's chief strategist,...
  • Myth Debunked - A Latin conservative tidal wave is not coming

    07/24/2006 2:02:13 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 20 replies · 1,188+ views
    National Review ^ | July 24, 2006 | Heather MacDonald
    The myth of the redemptive Hispanic is finally cracking. For years, conservative open-borders advocates have touted Hispanic “family values” as a prime reason to increase immigration. Hispanic immigrants, these conservatives say, will save America from itself. At a time when Anglo and black families are disintegrating, when society is becoming increasingly atomized and alienated, Hispanics will bring the traditional values that the country so desperately needs. In a classic iteration of the theme, Larry Kudlow wrote on NRO last May that Hispanic immigrants would “become a much-needed churchgoing blue-collar middle class . . . that is crucial to a healthy...
  • Myth Debunked: Latin Conservative Tidal Wave Is Not Coming

    07/24/2006 6:36:23 AM PDT · by Tancred · 156 replies · 2,608+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 24, 2006 | Heather MacDonald
    The myth of the redemptive Hispanic is finally cracking. For years, conservative open-borders advocates have touted Hispanic “family values” as a prime reason to increase immigration. Hispanic immigrants, these conservatives say, will save America from itself. At a time when Anglo and black families are disintegrating, when society is becoming increasingly atomized and alienated, Hispanics will bring the traditional values that the country so desperately needs. In a classic iteration of the theme, Larry Kudlow wrote on NRO last May that Hispanic immigrants would “become a much-needed churchgoing blue-collar middle class . . . that is crucial to a healthy...
  • Latino-voter drive proves hard

    07/08/2006 10:54:21 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 19 replies · 779+ views
    Charlotte Observer ^ | Mon, Jul. 03, 2006 | By DÁNICA COTO
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Local leaders discovered Sunday just how daunting a nationwide call to register Latino voters could be. Charlotte volunteer Alejandro Gálvez talked to soccer teams and their fans gathered at Martin Luther King Park Sunday afternoon, but most were illegal immigrants and couldn't vote. So Gálvez went to Plan B: registering them as volunteers to help find citizens who could vote. "We're trying to put pressure on the government so we'll get a response, be it good or bad," he said. "Although some are not citizens, they still have rights." With congressional elections coming up, pro-immigrant groups have...
  • Feathering Their Casas

    07/03/2006 3:16:04 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 17 replies · 1,275+ views ^ | April,2006 | By George W. Grayson
    Mexican politicians continuously demand more visas for their citizens, an expanded guest-worker program, and "regularization" of illegal aliens living north of the Rio Grande. While neglecting to mention that the United States admits nearly one million legal newcomers each year, they also fail to publicize: (1) the extremely high salaries they receive, often—in the case of federal and state legislators—more than their counterparts in developed nations that have substantially longer annual sessions, (2) the generous stipends that they grant themselves, including year-end aguinaldos and end-of-term bonuses of tens of thousands of dollars known as bonos de marcha, and (3) the...
  • Illegal status hinders Mexican voting bloc

    07/02/2006 9:45:17 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 44 replies · 2,210+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 7/02/2006 | By Peter Pregaman, Associated Press Writer
    LOS ANGELES - A potentially powerful expatriate voting bloc likely will have little effect on Mexico's presidential race because of the illegal status of many who live in the United States. Thousands of Mexican expatriates streamed into border towns Sunday to vote in their homeland's elections and others were allowed to cast absentee ballots for the first time. Still, many more were disenfranchised by their fear of crossing the border as undocumented residents. "I really wanted to vote, but I don't have papers so I couldn't go to Mexico" to get a voter card, said Adriana Lopez, 27, a housewife...
  • Mexicans choose between right and left

    07/02/2006 5:45:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 162 replies · 3,402+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo ^ | 07/02/06 | By Traci Karl,, Associated Press Writer
    MEXICO CITY - Mexicans voted Sunday in a tight presidential race to decide whether their country becomes the latest Latin American nation to move to the left, choosing between a shopkeeper's son promising to save the poor and a conservative calling his rival's free-spending populism dangerous. The campaign, which exposed Mexico's painful class divisions, was the first since Vicente Fox's stunning victory six years ago ended 71 years of rule by the Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI. Polls predicted a close race between conservative Felipe Calderon, 43, of Fox's National Action Party, and leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, 52, a...
  • Mexican leader faces chilly U.S. relations

    07/02/2006 3:07:55 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 43 replies · 2,498+ views
    Associated Press Writer via Yahoo ^ | 7/2/2006 | By Lisa Adams
    The reason why Mexico is having chilly relations with the United States because we are importing Mexico's poor and the American tapayer is paying for them. Mexico refused to do nothing about the corruption that is pervasive in all levels of government. There is a massive crime wave being committed more and more by Mexican nationals against American citizens. Could this also be another reason why there is a chill between Mexico and the United States?The author of the piece does not touch this.
  • Republicans Slate New Immigrations Hearings

    07/01/2006 8:12:11 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 50 replies · 2,529+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo News ^ | 7/1/2006 | Suzanne Gamboa
    Story on the House of Representatives start on hearings on immigrants. The fur will fly on this one.
  • Hispanics against Immigration Hearings

    07/01/2006 7:13:50 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 49 replies · 2,678+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 7/1/2006 | Emily Fredrix
    What are Hispanic groups and the Democratic Party have to fear about the upcoming immigration hearings by the GOP?What are they hiding?I thought that they would be glad that they are finally to air their views in the public.
  • Drive is on to Register Hispanic Voters (Propaganda Alert)

    06/28/2006 11:05:26 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 20 replies · 775+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 6/26/06 | Peter Pregngaman
    Thinking that people have forgotten the May 1st failed boycott,Hispanic leaders are beginning a drive of sign new voters in 19 states. Whether these "new voters" are qualified becuase of their immigration status remains to be seen. But, they are still going through their voter drives, especially in heavily Hispanic areas of the country and along the border state.