GOP pushing Latinos into Democratic arms

Ten or 15 years from now, when Latino-Americans are voting in greater numbers and voting consistently Democratic, Republicans will be wringing their hands at their inability to attract support from a community that in many ways might have been sympathetic to conservative causes.

The explanation will be the imagery in ads such as this one.

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Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

October 26th, 2010
2:46 pm

Well, they won’t be voting Dem if we can get them out of the country pretty quick.

Mick

October 26th, 2010
2:47 pm

Jay – that is our only hope to end this era of intellectually challenged republicans. These new crop of candidates seem to wear it as a badge of honor by refusing to talk to the media. Its fox or nothing. For all those who still can’t read between the lines check out what major garret has to say about fox and co.

jt

October 26th, 2010
2:51 pm

10 or 15 years years from now, It all depends on if the said Latino-Americans are federal slaves or individual liberty-loving owners.

If the latter, these folks will not be interested in Republicans OR Democrats.

I think that the Latinos are a positive influence in that they have had a full 200 years longer to deal with a corrupt,foreign, and hostile centralized federal government.

As we speak, they are showing some seat-belted. porno-scanned, drug-tested, police-frisked, scared Americans the way to ignore authority.

Vive Libertad.

Del

October 26th, 2010
2:51 pm

Don’t know about ten or 15 years from now except that if dem’s are still controlled by the far-left they’ll still be vote pandering and putting party politics above the nations security.

jm

October 26th, 2010
2:53 pm

Well, I couldn’t get the audio at work from the video. But I don’t see why the Republican party should be pandering to non-US citizens….

All that said, they should be trying to get Latino support. But if that support is contingent on having some kind of “open-borders” policy, I don’t think that’s going to be a vote winner from anyone else…

Lesseee, does Democrat’s attempts to curry Latino support by offering amnesty amount to aiding and abetting illegal activities? All in the eye of the beholder.

Perhaps we should be offering DUI people amnesty. Or try to restore voting rights for felons. Oh wait, the Democratic party is already doing that. Easiest way to get more votes….

Nice Guy

October 26th, 2010
2:55 pm

Jay – “Republicans will be wringing their hands at their inability to attract support from a community that in many ways might have been sympathetic to conservative causes.”

If that is the case, then it will be a shame. A shame because American citizens want their rules to be followed and action to be taken against those who perpetuate violence on our borders.

jm

October 26th, 2010
2:56 pm

Democratic party is the party in favor of those with misdemeanors and felonies, and wanting government handouts. Republican party is the party in favor of those committing financial fraud, peddling government influence, and running irresponsible businesses.

I want neither. I just want less government. Period.

Doggone/GA

October 26th, 2010
2:58 pm

“I just want less government. Period”

So we can have MORE misdemeanors, felonies, financiel fraud, and irresponsible businesses?

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:04 pm

“You know what’s the matter with this country? Too many foreigners.”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ssZFyMMdTXY&feature=related

HEY CISCO, WAIT FOR ME !

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
3:04 pm

I agree 100% w/ Angle on this issue(except the English as the only language thing). Someone that is here ILLEGALLY should not get any benefits of an American citizen.

El Pendejo

October 26th, 2010
3:06 pm

Those illegals sure do look lazy.

Bosch

October 26th, 2010
3:06 pm

Peadawg,

Too bad she decided to use only Latinos to represent those here illegally in her ad.

Peadawg

October 26th, 2010
3:09 pm

“Too bad she decided to use only Latinos to represent those here illegally in her ad.”

Ya I get your point. It’s not just people from Mexico, I know.

SpaceyG

October 26th, 2010
3:10 pm

While not so great starring in political ads, Latino gang bangers DO make great *Weeds* characters. Is there a poll out showing how many political consultants watch *Weeds*?

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:12 pm

Lucy, you got some splainin to do !

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:13 pm

Maybe Latinos will form their own party and just take over everything.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:16 pm

Del

October 26th, 2010
3:16 pm

Any immigrant of any nationality who is ether a legal resident or naturalized citizen should feel the same contempt as most native born Americans for those who would violate are laws and come here illegally. Those who don’t feel that same way have no business living in this country.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:17 pm

Doggone 2:58 – $677 Billion / year for SS, $453 Billion / year for Medicare, and $663 Billion / year for the military have nothing to do with stopping financial fraud or local policing.

There, I just saved $1.9 Trillion. We can spend an extra $100 B on police and stopping financial fraud and still save $1.8 Trillion. Make room for your retired family members in your spare bedrooms….

Finn McCool

October 26th, 2010
3:18 pm

They all saw how Republicans treated Sotomayor. That stuff doesn’t just fall out of memory.

Finn McCool

October 26th, 2010
3:20 pm

Jay, I hope you take the time to log into notmike’s company’s site and call him a hypocrit using a made up name to hide your true identity.

That’s such a ‘ballsy” thing to do, ya know?

Guy Incognito

October 26th, 2010
3:22 pm

Unless, as I believe, the Latinos ascend through the ranks and realize that the Dem’s only like you if you are a victimor a complete loser. They have yet to fully perceive the Left’s hatred (I thought hate wasn’t a family value) for their religion, the traditional family unit, and their desire to make life better for themselves and their loved ones.
Once they do, the Libtards will be anathema

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:23 pm

Finn – yeah. Next time a white male gets dressed down in front of a Senate confirmation committee, I’m going to take huge offense. Right…..

Because people get slapped around in front of Congress because of issues like race, like that’s not a hot potato.

Looking for Mac

October 26th, 2010
3:23 pm

Amusingly I read all of these responses and look at the immigration proposals and bigoted commercials and remember that it was a few short years ago that it was reversed. Bush/McCain’s Guest Worker program and people went ape-bachmann over it. Face it America, You can’t build a wall that people will find a way around, you’re not going to deport 12+ million people out of the country. It’s time to develop a common sense (remember when the country used to have it) approach to the issue. A starting point could be this: To the ones that are here illegally now, A path to citizenship that includes fines, backtaxes (if they already haven’t paid taxes), learn our culture and english and as they say in NASCAR the tail-end of the longest line. If you have been found guilty of a severe felony previously you are ineligible for citizenship and must be deported. For the ones that hired illegal employees, Fine and/or jail time. For the ones crossing the borders illegally, immediate deportation. And exploring a guest worker program which can lead to a path to citizenship if certain goals are met. I welcome rational ideas…The key being rational.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:23 pm

If you think rush hour at Sphagetti Juction is bad now just wait !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtkBKrCLcOg&feature=related

Jay

October 26th, 2010
3:24 pm

For those who surmised the Rand Paul incident might have been orchestrated, it would appear not, since the Paul campaign acknowledges the “stomper” was a Rand volunteer:

“The Paul for Senate campaign is extremely disappointed in, and condemns the actions of a supporter last night outside the KET debate. Whatever the perceived provocation, any level of aggression or violence is deplorable, and will not be tolerated by our campaign. The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”

Amen.

Finn McCool

October 26th, 2010
3:26 pm

jm, I can tell you have no empahty for what it’s like being a minority and seeing a member of your race/creed/religion etc make good and get promoted into a major position in your chosen country. That was a major moment of pride.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:27 pm

By the way, more on topic. As I understand it, people think latinos could fit in the Republican party well because they often fit as social conservatives. Or at least, i think that’s how the theory goes.

The last thing the Republican party needs is more social conservatives. They need fiscal conservatives. Although i personally think Latinos are often fiscal conservatives too. In particular anyone that hails from Cuba, or other messed up South and Central American countries.

Doggone/GA

October 26th, 2010
3:27 pm

“$677 Billion / year for SS, $453 Billion / year for Medicare, and $663 Billion / year for the military ”

You do realize, don’t you, that SS has it’s own funding stream and does not contribute to the general deficit? And that without Medicare we will STILL be paying for those sick people…we’ll just be paying more to the insurance companies and hospitals. As for the military…I’m all for it. I think we need to go back to the system of citizen soldiers. What do we even NEED a staning army FOR?

Finn McCool

October 26th, 2010
3:27 pm

They all saw how Republicans treated Sotomayor.

And they want to call Obama a light-weight? That’s pure strategy – his team knew exactly how Repulicans would respond. Mwuahahahahahahaha

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

Del:

I’ll be “From the Halls of Montezuma” is not in their song !

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oPwbgBdleZs

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

The Paul campaign has disassociated itself from the volunteer who took part in this incident, and once again urges all activists — on both sides — to remember that their political passions should never manifest themselves in physical altercations of any kind.”

Kudos!!!!

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:29 pm

I don’t see it happening. Reid has been on the wrong side of this issue. NAFTA was supposed to relieve the exodus. We have to simply start enforcing the immigration laws or forfeit our heritage.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:30 pm

Finn – on the contrary. I’m sure it was a moment of pride. It was a moment of pride for me because I think it demonstrates the diversity and meritocracy we have in this country. So there.

But latinos should not interpret a difficult confirmation hearing and assume it is discriminatory, as you suggested.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:32 pm

Doggone –
A – let’s not rehash the funding debate for SS and Medicare
B – more to the point, glad to see you’re only willing to cut the things you don’t like (the military), instead of everything.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2010
3:33 pm

Republicans will be wringing their hands at their inability to attract support

perhaps, but at the moment, this kind of crude nativist appeal seems to be working…

http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/forecasts/senate/nevada

although it’s close enough one might optimistically call it a toss-up.

Del

October 26th, 2010
3:33 pm

“What do we NEED a staning army FOR.”

We need a STANDING Army so you’re able to publicly ask that question.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:35 pm

Norcross 2025 ……….. A plethora of Mexicans

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b6E682C7Jj4

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:35 pm

Del – amen. Although we don’t need one that costs $600+ billion to do that…. I’m of the opinion $200 Billion (1.5% of GDP) ought to cover it….

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2010
3:35 pm

Amen

[...]

Kudos!!!!

feh. Aqua Buddha Boy is still signing off on that “both sides” weasel wording.

Personal responsibility, my ass.

Nice Guy

October 26th, 2010
3:35 pm

Bosch – “Too bad she decided to use only Latinos to represent those here illegally in her ad.”

Why is that too bad? They are the ones that come over in droves.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:36 pm

Del

October 26th, 2010
3:33 pm

Come on, don’t be so nitpicking.

Nice Guy

October 26th, 2010
3:38 pm

Jay – “For those who surmised the Rand Paul incident might have been orchestrated”

How does this prove otherwise? All this tells me is that they need to do a little deeper investigating into their volutneers.

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:38 pm

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:38 pm

We have to simply start enforcing the immigration laws or forfeit our heritage.

Deportations are up and border apprehensions are declining. Many illegals are leaving on their own because of the economic downturn. NAFTA could have been a step towards easing the problem, but only if you see it as a Mexican problem.

Our illegal immigration problem is an economic one. People don’t just come here just so they can say they live in America. As our economy continues to stagnate, people will be less inclined to try to come here and work illegally when they can work in their home country. Little do people realize how much the corporations who export jobs overseas are helping the illegal immigration issue. If those jobs came with livable wages in their home countries, there would be no need to come here.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:40 pm

dB

I think that’s the closest to acknowledging his part in the problem we’ll see.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2010
3:41 pm

Meanwhile a local GA Congressional aspirant asks nicely to take the pragmatic approach…

http://dougheckman.com/immigration-reform-requires-pragmatism-not-more-extremism/

“It is false to call a path to citizenship for undocumented workers that includes a large fine: ‘amnesty’. It is also false to expect that we will ever locate and round up millions of illegal workers and ship them back to their home country. Extreme politics are preventing any meaningful action on this important issue. Why take a hardened position that you have no plan to enact? Our country cannot afford any more political grandstanding. If you say you will not consider any path to citizenship for illegal workers under any circumstances then you better have a plan for how you intend to locate and ship back millions of people and a cost estimate for doing so.”

Jay

October 26th, 2010
3:41 pm

Well, Nice Guy, if the Paul campaign had the SLIGHTEST inkling that the volunteer in question was a plant, I suspect they’d be pretty aggressive in exposing that, don’t you think?

Unless, of course, the top people in Rand’s campaign are ALSO in on it!!!

Scout

October 26th, 2010
3:42 pm

Nice Guy:

Time for Mr. Polygraph !

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:42 pm

Serious question: should there be any bar determining whether you get to vote or not? Like paying taxes, perhaps?

I know. Everyone pays sales taxes. Everyone who works pays payroll taxes (which they think they’re going to get a benefit for). And everyone other than the homeless pays (some) real estate taxes unless you’re completely under the homestead exemption.

And yet, you can get enough credits and other offsets to not pay any taxes on a net basis. So philosophically (disregarding the inane accounting maneuvers that it would take for someone to figure this out individually), should someone be able to vote if they don’t contribute any funding (taxes) toward the management, operation, and protection of our country?

Del

October 26th, 2010
3:42 pm

jm@3:35, If that amount or even a lessor amount provides adequate security, I’m for it. Surely waste does exist in the DOD and therefore their budget requires close review. Having said that the federal governments top priority is this nations security. Some strangely don’t see it that way.

stands for decibels

October 26th, 2010
3:43 pm

Said local aspirant cited @ 3.41 faces something of an uphill political battle, however.

http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/house/georgia/7

Finn McCool

October 26th, 2010
3:43 pm

We need a STANDING Army so you’re able to publicly ask that question.

Who is going to attack a nation where everyone owns 3+ guns? The Canadians? The Russians? The Dutch? The Chinese? Maybe the People’s Liberation Front of Judea?

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:44 pm

Serious question: should there be any bar determining whether you get to vote or not? Like paying taxes, perhaps?

Was tried in the 50’s and 60’s, and I don’t want to see my country go back down that road!!

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:44 pm

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:38 pm

Yeah, the bad economy has done what INS and Congress weren’t willing. You’d think the GOP would give Obama a little credit for the slight improvement, but there’s still a long way to go.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:45 pm

The only bar determining whether or not you get to vote should be citizenship. Nothing more and nothing less.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:46 pm

Del 3:42 – yeah. By the way, DOD would have a coronary if told their budget was $200 B. But we could provide for the defense of our country for that amount.

Police the world? No.

Prepare for war with China? No. But I think we could always ramp up ala WW2 if we had to.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:47 pm

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:42 pm

No, but you should have to prove competency and at least a basic understanding of how our form of government is supposed to work.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:47 pm

TnG

I can only speak from what I see, and the general public is pretty much clueless when it comes to immigration. I know people throw around numbers and statistics, but I could do the same thing if I had an agenda that I wanted to push. If people don’t want Mexicans, or any other nationalities, coming here illegally, don’t say you’re going to invest in their country and fu*k them over at the same time. Point blank!!

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:49 pm

SoCo 3:44 – yeah, I hear you. It just seems a bit out of whack that there’s a majority of people not paying income taxes, yet determining what happens to the minority of us who do pay income taxes. Seems to mess things up on a principle basis.

But a “poll tax” circa Jim Crow is definitely not the answer.

jm

October 26th, 2010
3:52 pm

FYI, some interesting info on the “poll tax” at the link below. Apparently in most countries, it’s just considered similar to a “per head” tax. Obviously “regressive” in nature. But one form of taxation.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poll_tax

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:54 pm

Why would China want to go to war with us or anyone else? They’ve experienced it first hand and understand the horrors better than most here. How much is DoD spending for health care and other benefits for dependents the all-volunteer army produced? Married with children used to be a small percentage. Now it’s the majority. Of course the advanced weapon systems are the big ticket items, and provide many high-tech jobs.

Big D

October 26th, 2010
3:55 pm

Jay…
you are so desperate to try and pin the tail on the donkey…
The next stupid thing you are going to say on this is it was Rand Paul himself in a disguise that accosted the protester….give it up you are just looking real sad…have some dignity.

Normal

October 26th, 2010
3:56 pm

StJ

October 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

“GOP pushing Latinos into Democratic arms”…yeah, the same way the GOP pushed blacks into voting for Obama.

News flash: they were already there, no pushing needed.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

jm

The remedy for that is to reform the tax laws where everyone pays their fair share. No exemptions and no exceptions. People gripe that the top income brackets pay the lions share, but I think they should. If you live in a country that allows you to make $5B in one year, you should have no problem paying “dues” that allows you to live in that country and for the government to protect you and your interests. For those on the low end, I think they should pay something. I understand that a flat tax rate hurts those on the lower end, but I think they could pay something even if it’s 2-3%. That way, everybody is paying and we can put that petty issue aside and move on to other things.

Del

October 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

Finn@3:43, you haven’t just awakened from a ten year coma have you?

Nice Guy

October 26th, 2010
3:58 pm

Jay – “Well, Nice Guy, if the Paul campaign had the SLIGHTEST inkling that the volunteer in question was a plant, I suspect they’d be pretty aggressive in exposing that, don’t you think?”

No doubt about it. I was really just saying, in general, perhaps more vetting is needed.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
3:58 pm

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:47 pm

They’re here because Congress and several administrations looked the other way. Most of them are on expired visas and would have been fairly easy to track down. Once you get to know them it really doesn’t matter if they’re legal or not. They’re just workers trying to provide for their families.

Nice Guy

October 26th, 2010
3:59 pm

I’m outtie.

Oh, and Jay, that little exchange between you and your buddy earlier, well, that’s one for the ages. His meltdown was epic. :)

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:01 pm

Normal

That is interesting. However, I don’t see it as likely.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
4:04 pm

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
3:57 pm

Hear! Hear!

They’d just have to give up the EITC and pay as little as a dollar a week to satisfy me. And we seniors certainly aren’t paying our fair share. At some level of income and wealth 100% of Social Security benefits are going to have to be taxed at a 100% rate. And the earnings cap has to be eliminated. And the COLA adjusted (but the economy is taking care of that, too).

jm

October 26th, 2010
4:04 pm

SoCo 3:57 – I agree.

jm

October 26th, 2010
4:05 pm

TnGelding / SoCo – and yet the EITC makes so much economic sense. Given that “giving” someone a little extra incentive to work is better for people and the federal budget than welfare.

A mess it is indeed.

kayaker 71

October 26th, 2010
4:08 pm

Agree with every word of the political ad. Someone, SOMEONE, has to stop this chaos and enforce our laws, political votes be damned!!! I am surprised that Bookman would run a thread like this. No, not so surprised after all.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:11 pm

Once you get to know them it really doesn’t matter if they’re legal or not. They’re just workers trying to provide for their families.

That is what makes my job hard to do. I can’t fault a man or woman who wishes nothing more than to give their children a better life than what they’ve had. With that said, I’m sworn to uphold the laws of this country. I’m just amazed at the vicious attacks from this supposed “Christian country”. Actions speak louder than words, and by actions this is nowhere near a Christian country.

One question I have is why we can sell top secret military technology to Israel and Saudi Arabia, but we can’t even give basic military support to Mexico in their fight against the cartels? I understand the need to fight terrorism where it raises it’s head, but we have a serious issue in our backyard that is headed towards chaos.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

jm

October 26th, 2010
4:05 pm

I love the concept, but we simply can’t afford it any more. And how much of it goes for beer and cigarettes? I know, I know, those products are a big part of our economy. And they keep the medical care industry thriving.

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

TnG & jm

I said it last week, and I’ll say it again… As a father and homeowner, I’m willing to part with the mortgage interest and child deductions on my taxes if it helps balance the budget or make tax laws more equitable.

Left wing management

October 26th, 2010
4:14 pm

To the radical ideologue, there is strictly speaking no tomorrow. There’s only the singular goal of grabbing power today, for you can only really shape tomorrow by getting your hands on the levers on the hands of power, so the devil take timid calculations about ‘tomorrow’ – or so goes the radical ideologue’s thinking. And make no mistake, the so-called Tea Party is but a front for these radical elements who desperately need to consolidate their hold on power, to keep their stranglehold on power at precisely the moment that global capitalism has entered its most severe crisis. Believe me, they don’t give a damn about something so trivial as what a measly little electoral bloc thinks of them. By the time that has time to matter – so the thinking goes – the damage will be done. They can deal with getting these parties on board when they come to that bridge.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
4:17 pm

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:13 pm

Obama and Biden take a bigger mortgage deduction than a lot of us make. Think about what the truly wealthy must deduct.

Jimmy62

October 26th, 2010
4:18 pm

Interestingly a lot of Latino immigrants who came here legally are also very offended by the illegal immigrant flow. But Bookman has probably never associated with a legal Latino immigrant, he only cares about protecting lawbreakers and failures, not successes.

JohnnyReb

October 26th, 2010
4:19 pm

The only Democratic campaigners talking about immigration are Obama, Reid, and Jay. All the others run from the immigration issue like its the plague!

Obama just addressed a Latino group where he stated something along the line that he is not king, it takes more than him to change the laws. And, that Latinos should back him against their enemy. This from a President. Plus, it begs the question, if they are illegal, how can they vote?

Reid is trying to use the immigration issue to his favor, obviously. Problem is, many Legal immigrants don’t want the illegals any more than us natives.

What you have is a President whose justice department is suing Arizona over a state law that mirrors the federal law which the feds won’t enforce. The largest outside contributors to the Arizona defense fund are Californians. Imagine that.

The Illegal immigration issue is a loser for Dems. I’m surprised Jay is championing it.

Left wing management

October 26th, 2010
4:21 pm

Jimmy62: “But Bookman has probably never associated with a legal Latino immigrant, he only cares about protecting lawbreakers and failures, not successes.”

Do you realize that with words like these you throw your little lot in with lawbreakers of the most voracious and rapacious type? Do you realize? Something tells me you wouldn’t dream of it.

TnGelding

October 26th, 2010
4:22 pm

Thanks for the dialog. Have a great night, everyone!

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:23 pm

TnG

You don’t have to think too hard when Warren Buffet claims his secretary has a larger tax burden than he does. Even better, how else would Deal end up with an effective tax rate of 3% (I think that was the percentage reported).

Just do away with all the gimmicks, and make people pay their dues for being able to live, play and work in the USA.

pat

October 26th, 2010
4:26 pm

Only if you let non-citizens vote…The only hispanic demographic that votes republican are the Cubans, the rest vote democrat, ’cause their looking for a hand out and the democrats are looking to give them one.

kayaker 71

October 26th, 2010
4:27 pm

Google News is running a thread which calls this ad racist and compares it to Willy Horton. Tell me one single thing in this ad that is either racist or compares with a jailed criminal, sent to prison for armed robbery and released on weekend furlough to rob and rape again. When does political correctness become the law of the land? Are we so stupid and disconnected that we can’t see the forest for the trees? Bookman, you are way out on the fringe with this one, my friend, with little to no hope of redemption. And you call this journalism. I have another word for it but…….

JohnnyReb

October 26th, 2010
4:28 pm

Off Subject – here’s a red meat story for you. Progressives and Obama supporters, please watch this and then defend it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fiercefreeleancer

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:32 pm

The only hispanic demographic that votes republican are the Cubans,

You might want to tell them that….

Obama won the five boroughs of New York City by 59%: a 4 to 1 margin. He won Cook County (Chicago) by 53%, with more than three-fourths of the vote. In contrast, Obama took 58% of Miami-Dade county – less than the amount by which he won New York City. The 2008 Democratic performance in Miami is comparable to their performance in cities such as Dallas (57% of the vote) and Sacramento (58% of the vote).

Much of this is due to the Cuban vote, the city’s largest demographic group. Refugees from Castro’s Cuba, staunchly anti-Communist, and faithful Republicans ever since the Bay of Pigs fiasco; Cubans vote as strongly Republican as Jews vote Democratic. In 2000, George W. Bush won about four out of five Cubans, helped by Cuban anger over Al Gore’s role in the Elian Gonzalez affair. In 2008 Obama won around 35% of their vote, based on exit polls. This was the best performance of a Democrat with Cubans in recent memory.

Also…

It suggests that Mr. Obama has become a catalyst for openness, accelerating a political shift here that first became visible after the furor in 2000 over whether to send a young Cuban rafter, Elián González, back to his father on the island. Indeed, despite this community’s reputation for loyalty to Republicans, the poll found widespread approval for Mr. Obama: 64 percent supported his new policies on travel and money sent to relatives. An even larger majority, 67 percent, said they had a favorable or somewhat favorable opinion of Mr. Obama, the highest rating among Cuban-Americans for a president in a Bendixen poll since Ronald Reagan in the mid-’80s.

What the

October 26th, 2010
4:33 pm

Wat a minute! What about the muslims and the gays and the pro-choice folks and the progressives and the liberals and the anti-american non-tea-partyers and the blacks and the non-evangelical christians and the anti-business people… Why should the latinos get all the attention and why just a subset of the latinos. Is this an example of what they call a targeted ad.

JDW

October 26th, 2010
4:37 pm

JohnnyReb

October 26th, 2010
4:28 pm
Off Subject – here’s a red meat story for you. Progressives and Obama supporters, please watch this and then defend it.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fiercefreeleancer

JohnnyReb, you do realize that IndyMac was seized on July 12, 2008 when Duhbya was still “The Decider” and sold in March 2009 under Bush Admin rules….don’t you?

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
4:37 pm

Oh, and Jay, that little exchange between you and your buddy earlier, well, that’s one for the ages. His meltdown was epic.

Meh. Typical mike.

Moderate Line

October 26th, 2010
4:38 pm

Jay’s comment also make more cynicall about the reason Dems are so pro-illegal. It makes it obvious this about hoping to buy loyality.

Bosch

October 26th, 2010
4:42 pm

Should their be some kind of bar? There already are — you have to be 18, register to vote, and be a citizen. What other kind of bars should their be? A

JDW

October 26th, 2010
4:43 pm

Oh and JohnnyReb, the deal to sell IndyMac was inked to IMB HoldCo inked on December 31, 2008, again while Dubya was still “Deciding”. So in answer to your question, I see no defense, how about you?

Southern Comfort

October 26th, 2010
4:45 pm

JReb

Interesting video. Kinda sheds light on what those with $$$ are doing to the rest of us. It’s not Dem vs. Rep, it’s all about keeping the status quo so they can profit no matter what. He who controls the game makes the rules. Plain and simple…

carlosgvv

October 26th, 2010
4:46 pm

Jay, I have been asking this question on other blogs but no one will give me an answer. Are there any other countries that have as many illegal aliens inside their borders as us? If so, who are they? If not then either they know something we don’t or we know something they don’t. Which do you think is the most likely?

Hillbilly Deluxe

October 26th, 2010
4:51 pm

I understand the need to fight terrorism where it raises it’s head, but we have a serious issue in our backyard that is headed towards chaos.

The U.S. government will wait until it blows up before they make any move to do anything and then they’ll be forced to do unpleasant things. They can never seem to be pro-active about these things.

JohnnyReb

October 26th, 2010
4:52 pm

JDW and Southern Comfort

JDW, you make a good point on who was the deciding POTUS. It stinks, even if it was Bush, which it looks like it was.

Southern Comfort, agreed on the good old boys club scenario. No way that arrangement can be defended. It’s more raping of the taxpayers.

Kamchak

October 26th, 2010
4:53 pm

Are there any other countries that have as many illegal aliens inside their borders as us?

Whatsamatta?

Your google broke?