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  • Cornyn Campaign Hopes Tea Party Strategy Will Help GOP Diversify (RINO pandering in Texas)

    06/24/2014 10:34:13 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Killeen Daily Herald ^ | 6/24/14 | Killeen Daily Herald
    As Central Texas leaders of the League of United Latin American Citizens make plans for a January education summit, they have an unlikely partner: Republican U.S. Sen. John Cornyn. LULAC, the Hispanic civil rights group, has long clashed with Cornyn on issues, from health care to immigration. But they say they have found common ground on education. “It’s very unusual,” LULAC Central Texas District Director Gavino Fernandez Jr. said of the partnership. Typically, Republicans “don’t reach out," he said. "They stay away from our community.” That’s changing as Republicans eyeing the state’s shifting demographics increasingly invest in reaching Hispanics, African-Americans...
  • Why did Senate committee go so easy on HUD nominee Castro? (The 'Next Obama' says Al Jazeera...)

    06/17/2014 10:19:07 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 9 replies
    Housing Wire ^ | 6/17/14 | Trey Garrison
    San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro faced kid glove treatment from the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Development Committee, Tuesday, with questions mostly focused on what his plans might be and his position on GSE reform should he take over the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The next step is a vote before the committee, which is not scheduled, which would be followed by a vote on the full Senate floor. Castro was tapped by the White House to replaced outgoing HUD secretary Shaun Donovan, despite the fact that Castro has little executive experience and a controversial history mismanaging HUD...
  • Cornyn has nothing but praise for HUD nominee Castro

    06/17/2014 10:25:21 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 6/17/14 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Sen. John Cornyn is the Senate’s No. 2-ranking Republican. But Tuesday morning he preferred the role of No. 1 Texan. Cornyn gave a Lone Star State welcome to Julian Castro, introducing the San Antonio mayor at the start of his confirmation hearing before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee for the post of Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. President Barack Obama tapped Castro, a Democrat now serving his third term, on May 23 to oversee the department. Cornyn has said that he does not expect any opposition to Castro’s confirmation, and his move to introduce Castro hints...
  • Baby's first ballot! George P. Bush debuts son Prescott

    03/05/2014 12:35:14 PM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 48 replies
    The Bush family doesn't waste any time indoctrinating the next generation into the world of politics. George H.W. Bush's baby great-grandson Prescott joined his father George P. Bush in the voting booth yesterday as daddy runs for Texas land commissioner. Baby Prescott was swept up by his mom Amanda just as dad went into the booth - but he still got an 'I Voted' sticker.
  • Jeb Bush's Son Courts Fellow Hispanics in Texas

    02/20/2014 3:14:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/20/14 | Melanie Batley
    The son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is campaigning to persuade Hispanic voters to support him and the Republican Party. According to The Wall Street Journal, George P. Bush, who is also the nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of a Mexican mother, is running for Texas land commissioner in next month's primary. He says he feels a "moral imperative" to reach out to the Hispanic community, which he believes shares many values with Republicans, including a business mindset and a conservative approach to social issues. "We can't complain as a community unless we register to...
  • Bush's Nephew Courts Hispanics in Texas

    02/20/2014 6:28:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 33 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 2/19/14 | NATHAN KOPPEL
    George P. Bush Is Pitching Fellow Hispanics on Why They Should Consider Voting Republican As he barnstormed south Texas by bus last week, George P. Bush wasn't just selling himself as a Republican candidate for statewide office, but pitching fellow Hispanics—his mother was born in Mexico—on why they should consider voting for the Grand Old Party. Speaking before hundreds of residents in a school auditorium here on the Mexican border, the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and nephew of former President George W. Bush mixed English and Spanish as he urged Hispanics to vote for him and, more...
  • Republicans look to Texas in effort to appeal to Hispanic voters

    02/19/2014 5:35:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/19/14 | John Roberts
    If the Republican Party is looking to make inroads with Hispanic voters -- it need only to look at Texas. A recent Gallup poll found that in the Lone Star state the Democratic Party’s traditional advantage with Hispanic voters is much narrower than the national average. Nationwide, 30 percent more Hispanics identify as a Democrat than a Republican, compared to just 19 percent in Texas. Part of the reason is that Latino culture has been ingrained in Texas since its founding. Many families can trace their family tree back to when Texas was part of Mexico. But Republican strategist Karl...
  • Video: Hitting the trail with George P. Bush

    02/19/2014 9:21:18 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/19/14 | Ana Cabrera
    CNN's Ana Cabrera interviews George P. Bush - the grandson of former President George H.W. Bush, nephew of former President George W. Bush, and the son of former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush - as he carries out his own campaign for Texas land commissioner.
  • Cornyn: 2014 and beyond about ‘mitigating Obama policies’ (from yesterday's Cornyn-Rove rally)

    02/17/2014 9:18:08 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Longview News Journal ^ | 2/17/14 | Glenn Evans
    The senior senator from Texas predicted little movement in Congress for the rest of the year on immigration reform, or much of anything, during a campaign stop in Longview Sunday. “I think this is going to be about mitigating the policies of the president,” Republican Sen. John Cornyn said, noting the GOP needs a net six-seat gain to win control of the Senate. “We’ll be in strategic position to mitigate some of the harm of some of those policies.” Cornyn brushed off a recent, milder push-back on Obamacare to “mend it, don’t end it.” “You can’t actually update the policies...
  • George P. Bush 'concerned' about GOP immigration stance (July 2012)

    02/15/2014 7:09:53 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    KCRA ^ | 7/10/12 | CNN
    George P. Bush, nephew of George W. Bush and grandson of George H. W. Bush, said he has "reservations" and "concerns" about the Republican Party's rhetoric on immigration. In a sit-down with CNN reporters and producers Tuesday, Bush said that he and other Republicans wish the party would "return to George W. Bush on this issue," referring to the former president's bipartisan push to reform the nation's immigration policy. But with Election Day fast approaching, Bush said it's probably too late for Republicans to pivot away from the party's conservative base and seize the political high ground on the immigration...
  • BUSH HOPES LATINO KIN’S TV SPOTS AD UP TO VOTES (George P Flashback 2000)

    02/15/2014 6:44:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    NY Post ^ | 6/10/2000 | Deborah Orin
    Hunky George P. Bush – the GOP presidential candidate’s Latino nephew – gets a rock-star debut in New York tomorrow as he marches in the Puerto Rican Day Parade and stars in two TV ads. “I am a young Latino in the U.S. and very proud of my bloodline,” he says in one of the ads. “I have an uncle that is running for president because he believes in the same thing – opportunity for every American, for every Latino. His name? The same as mine. George Bush.” A second ad has young Bush saying he’ll vote for his uncle...
  • THE 2000 CAMPAIGN: THE AD CAMPAIGN; A Young Bush Is the Star In Ads Set for New York (George P)

    02/15/2014 6:38:41 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 13 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/9/2000 | PETER MARKS
    George Bush will be featured in a new commercial that is to run in New York on Sunday. No, not that George Bush, and not the other one, either. This is George P. Bush, the 23-year-old nephew of the presumptive Republican candidate and a budding star of the Bush campaign. The new spot, produced in Spanish and in English -- George P. is fluent in both, campaign advisers say -- is being released to coincide with the staging on Sunday of the Puerto Rican Day Parade in Manhattan, in which the younger Mr. Bush is also scheduled to participate. In...
  • George P. Bush Makes First Speech as Political Candidate (March 2013)

    02/15/2014 6:34:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 3/22/13 | Fox News Latino
    The man who some call the future face of the Republican Party had a rocky political debut. In his first speech as a candidate, George P. Bush stumbled over his words and appeared nervous during a luncheon of about 200 people Friday afternoon. Nonetheless, he was met with enthusiastic applause. Bush, who comes from well-established political lineage, delivered the keynote address at the Texas Legislative Conference – his first speech since announcing he was running for Texas Land Commissioner. The 36-year-old nephew of former President George W. Bush didn't take big risks in his political debut. Bush, whose mother is...
  • George P. Bush: Republican Heartthrob (Flashback 2000)

    02/14/2014 8:14:05 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 17 replies
    Extra TV ^ | 8/1/2000 | Extra TV
    Seen one politician you've seen them all, right? Nope. George W. Bush found the perfect poster boy for his campaign. He's a rising star who's really rocking the vote. There's President George Bush. And presidential candidate George Bush. But what about Latin heartthrob George Bush. George Prescott Bush, or "P" is the son of Florida governor Jeb Bush and his wife, Mexican born Columba. He's the Prez's grandson and "W"s nephew. Tall dark and handsome, he's definitely not your father's republican. "I can reach out to the youth vote," says George P. And the female vote! George P sure is...
  • George P. Bush Efforting Young and Latino Votes (FL pub. school teacher for only ONE YEAR flashback)

    02/14/2014 7:50:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/6/2006 | Beth McCorry
    George W. Bush is looking to what some call his “secret weapon” in the effort to win over Latino and 20-something voters: His hunky Latino nephew. The oldest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and his Mexican-born wife Columba, George Prescott Bush was born in Houston on April 24, 1976. George P. (or “P” as he is called by family members) lived with his parents in Venezuela for three years. In 1979, the growing family moved to Miami, where he was raised while attending private schools. George P. earned a history degree from Rice University in 1998. He immediately entered...
  • Editorial: We recommend Bush in GOP race for land commissioner ("minimally experienced")

    02/13/2014 6:38:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 41 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 2/11/14 | Editorial Board
    As Texas land commissioner, Jerry Patterson was a staunchly conservative, hard-charging powerhouse. We didn’t always agree with him, but he commanded respect. Too bad, now that he’s running for lieutenant governor, the GOP primary doesn’t boast a candidate of similar caliber. Voters must choose between the minimally experienced George P. Bush and his tea party opponent, David Watts. In this race, Bush is the better choice. The 37-year-old energy consultant no doubt benefits from his family’s political dynasty. But Bush told us that, while he respects his family, his persuasiveness on the campaign trail is what will sway voters toward...
  • George P. Bush: “My message to dreamers is to keep dreaming” (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 6:13:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 10/22/12 | Toni Belchi
    For George P. Bush, the nephew of the former U.S. President, George W. Bush, the Latino vote “has a critical importance in the national election, specifically in states like Florida, Nevada and Colorado,” and he has a message for the dreamers, “keep dreaming” to reach U.S. citizenship. -snip- VOXXI: What does Spanish language represent for you? You father, former governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, speaks Spanish very well. And you? George P. Bush: (In Spanish) More or less. I have to practice (Spanish) in Texas. English is the first language everywhere but I’m proud of my Hispanic heritage. When I...
  • George P. Bush running: Return of a Texas dynasty? (Flashback)

    02/13/2014 5:57:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Christian Science Monitor AP ^ | 3/13/14 | Will Weissert
    George P. Bush running for Texas land commissioner? Will George P. Bush, the grandson of George H. Bush, continue the political dynasty? George Prescott Bush filed the official paperwork Tuesday to run for Texas land commissioner next year, hoping to use a little-known but powerful post to continue his family's political dynasty in one of the country's most-conservative states. A Spanish-speaking attorney and consultant based in Fort Worth, Bush is considered a rising star among conservative Hispanics, and his political pedigree is hard to match. He is the grandson of former PresidentGeorge H.W. Bush, the nephew of former President George...
  • George P. Bush stumps in Valley, says Abbott’s comments ‘taken out of context’

    02/13/2014 5:53:46 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    The Monitor ^ | 2/12/14 | Karen Antonacci
    HIDALGO — George P. Bush began his four-minute speech to an audience of 40 in Spanish. Looking around the three-quarters full room at the Hidalgo Chamber Wednesday afternoon, the Republican primary candidate for Texas Land Commissioner said he wanted support from Democrats. He emphasized that he is proud of his “Spanish heritage.” Bush, 38, is the nephew of former U.S. President George W. Bush and the son of former Florida governor Jeb Bush. His mother is Columba Bush, who was born in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. When asked how his non-Hispanic and famous surname would affect his chances with...
  • Hill: Rubio Gaining as GOP Establishment's Preferred 2016 Choice.

    02/12/2014 7:52:24 AM PST · by Din Maker · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | February 2, 2014 | Elliot Jager
    Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is garnering support from mainstream Republican fundraisers and contributors for a 2016 presidential run, according to The Hill. Those backing Rubio are antagonistic toward the tea party and see him as an alternative to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who faced new allegations over the weekend that allegedly implicate him in the "Bridge-gate" lane-closing scandal. The senator's presidential stock has fluctuated. A year ago Time magazine hailed Rubio as "The Republican Savior" only to see him displaced by Christie after Rubio fumbled delivering the GOP response to the 2013 State of the Union Address. Rubio...
  • July 10, 2012: George P. Bush: A Political Dynasty's Young Hope

    02/11/2014 2:45:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Atlantic ^ | 7/10/12 | Molly Ball
    The fourth-generation heir to the Bush political dynasty, groomed for office since his childhood, is coming of age and building a political network. His great-grandfather was a senator, his grandfather and uncle presidents, his father governor of Florida. Now a new George Bush is contemplating going into the family business. George Prescott Garnica Bush, known to friends as "P," is not just a chip off the old preppy block. The 36-year-old son of Jeb Bush and nephew of W. is Hispanic -- his mother, Columba, is from Mexico -- with brown skin, thick black hair, and a toothy, gleaming smile....
  • November 12, 2012: George P. Bush Is Ready to Save the GOP

    02/11/2014 2:39:23 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11/12/12 | Andre Tartar
    The Republican grousing began right away on Election Night once Florida began tilting towards Obama, with some on the right predictably blaming Romney as too middle-of-the-road, while the vast majority of GOP pundits zeroed in on what really lost them the White House: the party's horrendous performance among Hispanics, the fastest growing slice of the electorate. All of a sudden Fox News's Sean Hannity was in favor of "a pathway to citizenship" for illegal immigrants, and his peers were all gaga for rising Hispanic GOP stars like Florida Senator Marco Rubio, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, and Texas Senator Elect...
  • August 7, 2012: Is America ready for another George Bush? (George P. Bush Flashback)

    02/11/2014 2:27:01 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    Power Players/Yahoo ^ | 8/7/12 | Jonathan Karl, Richard Coolidge, Sherisse Pham, Gregory Lemos & Sarah Burke
    George Bush is going to the Republican National Convention this year. Not George W Bush, not George HW Bush but George Prescott Bush, the eldest son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush. He is challenging the republican party to once again be a "big tent" party, especially when it comes to reaching out to hispanics. As the grandson and nephew of the 41st and 43rd presidents of the United States respectively, George P Bush is the heir to a long political heritage. His father Jeb - the popular former Florida governor - had until recently been considered a possible vice...
  • Rand Paul warns of blue Texas: GOP needs people ‘with tattoos’

    02/10/2014 1:43:01 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 95 replies
    The Washington Time ^ | February 10, 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Sen. Rand Paul, who represents Kentucky, said his home state of Texas could easily switch from a Republican stronghold to a Democratic voting block if the GOP doesn’t open its arms and take in more working class and more minorities. “Texas will be a Democratic state within 10 years if you don’t change,” he said at a Houston dinner with Sen. John Cornyn, CNN reported. “That doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a more welcoming party. We have to welcome people of all races. We need to welcome people...
  • George P. Bush Hints at Running for Office While Campaigning for Romney (Flashback)

    02/10/2014 11:19:01 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 16 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | 10/20/12 | Elizabeth Llorente
    George P. Bush hopes to be the next in the political family dynasty to hold public office, he said in an interview with Fox News Latino on Saturday. Bush, who generally has avoided discussing his plans for his own political future, said that possibly “in the next election cycle” he’ll focus on holding public office in Texas, where he lives. Some political insiders in Texas have been raising 2014 as a year when Bush might figure prominently as a candidate. Though he did not get specific about what office he is eying, political observers have mentioned Texas State Attorney General...
  • January 17, 2014: G.P. Bush Prepares to Enter Office as Dewhurst Looks to Life After Politics

    02/10/2014 11:07:22 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    KERA ^ | 1/17/14 | TREY SHAAR
    George P. Bush has more than $2.8 million to spend on his campaign for Texas Land Commissioner. His two main challengers, a Republican and a Democrat, have a combined total of around $20,000. Democrat John Cook, former Mayor of El Paso, reports raising about $13,000 since June. Republican David Watts's campaign finance filing this week indicates fundraising in the second half of 2013 of about $7,000. Dr. Brian Smith is a professor of political science at St. Edward’s University in Austin. He says what the Bush campaign is doing is a tried and true intimidation tactic. “He’s over-raising money to...
  • Editorial: How to make the most of this opening on immigration reform (Cornyn Loves Amnesty)

    02/10/2014 7:14:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 1/31/14 | Editorial Board
    Last week was an important one for the future of immigration reform. Tuesday, President Barack Obama made the issue a component of his State of the Union speech — and never mentioned the word comprehensive. Thursday, House Republicans opened their three-day retreat by unveiling a set of immigration principles that could set the foundation for legitimate immigration reform. Suddenly, there seems to be genuine momentum for a solution. Of course, we’ve heard all this before. But this time, there seems to be a recognition by Republicans that the 11 million who operate outside our laws and institutions somehow need to...
  • Can George P. Bush trade on his name and ethnicity?

    02/10/2014 7:23:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 31 replies
    Voxxi News ^ | 1/14/14 | Tony Castro
    “P! P! P! Over here, P! Throw it here!” The adolescent voices were shrill and insistent, like those of any group of teenage boys playing in front yards. And about the only word that was clearly identifiable was the same consonant that kept repeating and echoing in the predominantly Latino neighborhood in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles. “P! P! P!” P was a tall, dark, gangly youth who was throwing passes to a group of Hispanic boys over whom he towered not so much in height as in sheer charisma, seeming dripping from his face in the...
  • Ayotte to Boehner: Get over 'trust deficit'

    02/09/2014 3:35:17 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 57 replies
    The HIll ^ | 2/9/14 | Megan R. Wilson
    GOP Sen. Kelly Ayotte (N.H.) on Sunday urged House Republicans to take up immigration reform, despite a “trust deficit” with President Obama. “Here’s the deal: The status quo is totally unacceptable,” she said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. “I think we should solve this. I think [Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio)] can find a way forward. Certainly, the bill that came out of the Senate was not perfect, but it was a good solution to a hard problem,” Ayotte continued. “I think it’s an important issue to solve – not only for the country, but for the Republican...
  • Rand Paul to GOP: Change your tune, or Texas goes Democratic

    02/09/2014 3:42:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 94 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2/9/14 | JAKE MILLER
    Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., delivered a stark demographic warning to his party on Saturday, predicting that Texas – a sizable electoral prize that Republicans cannot afford to lose in national elections – may tilt Democratic within 10 years if the GOP doesn’t broaden its appeal. “What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul told the Harris County Republican Party on Saturday, according to Politico. “That means we evolve, it doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a...
  • Rand Paul Asks George P. Bush How to Reach Hispanic Voters

    02/09/2014 9:45:32 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 35 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/9/14 | Cathy Burke
    Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul asked for some advice from Texas GOP rising star George P. Bush on how to reach out to Hispanic voters — and got a simple recommendation: Show up, Politico reported. “Really I wanted to get advice from him, as much as anything, about how the party grows in Texas and states with large Hispanic populations,” Paul, who's considered a possible GOP candidate for president in 2016, said after stumping for a state senate candidate in Dallas. Bush, whose mother is from Mexico, has pushed for expanding the GOP reach to Hispanics. Paul said Bush recommended...
  • Rand Paul warns Texas could turn blue (Tepid audience response to Amnesty comments)

    02/09/2014 10:03:55 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 79 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/9/14 | KATIE GLUECK
    HOUSTON — Sen. Rand Paul on Saturday predicted that Texas would turn blue within a decade if the Republican Party doesn’t become more inclusive. “What I do believe is Texas is going to be a Democrat state within 10 years if we don’t change,” Paul (R-Ky.), who grew up in Texas, said at a dinner held by the Harris County GOP. “That means we evolve, it doesn’t mean we give up on what we believe in, but it means we have to be a welcoming party.” -snip- The senator, whose father was a longtime congressman from Texas, acknowledged that immigration...
  • Legal immigration balances economics with opportunity

    04/17/2013 4:16:17 PM PDT · by LiberTEAWatch · 7 replies
    Glenwood Springs Post Independent ^ | April 16, 2013 | James D. Kellogg
    The fate of 12 million illegal aliens estimated to be living in the United States is hotly debated in Washington, D.C. Unfortunately, the problem is a symptom of beltway politicians' failure to enforce immigration laws and modernize our legal immigration system. At this point, some form of legal status for many illegal residents is necessary for a practical solution. But every elected leader has an obligation to ensure America remains the land of opportunity. That means stopping the current tide of illegal entry and residency with improved border security and visa tracking. At the same time, we must reformulate and...
  • Marco Rubio goes all-in on immigration bill

    04/12/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Polutico ^ | Friday April 11, 2013
    Marco Rubio is preparing to go all in to support sweeping immigration legislation, offering himself up as the public face of a bill that will split the Republican Party — but that his allies hope will propel him to the front of the GOP presidential sweepstakes. After offering lukewarm support until now, Rubio is preparing to fully embrace a measure that is the most significant of his political career so far. The gambit could pay off in spades by crowning a leading presidential contender in 2016, or it could permanently damage the Republican’s brand with conservatives. Rubio is planning a...
  • Will Immigration Reform Kill Rubio's Presidential Chances?

    04/09/2013 5:19:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 9, 2013 | Byron York
    Passing major legislation is not a path to the presidency. So why is Sen. Marco Rubio, who is almost surely running for the 2016 Republican nomination, working so hard on comprehensive immigration reform? Look at the only lawmaker who has become president in the last half-century. Barack Obama did almost nothing in his brief time in the Senate. His career in the world's greatest deliberative body consisted mainly of showing up, becoming immediately dissatisfied and looking for something better. Obama never took a leading role crafting any piece of momentous legislation. And some of the things he did do, like...
  • Out of Touch, RNC Advocates Comprehensive Immigration Reform

    03/23/2013 10:02:11 AM PDT · by AuntB · 17 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | Mar. 23, 2013 | Joe Guzzardi
    The Republican National Committee’s latest report, released March 18 at the National Press Club, offers more evidence that the GOP is out of touch-but not in the way it thinks. According to what the RNC called an “autopsy” of what went wrong in the November 2012 election, it concluded that the party is perceived as comprised of “stuffy old men,” “scary” and needs to change its ways. The first course of action should be-guess what?-passing comprehensive immigration reform! Before anything else is done, said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus, Republicans must join together to pass amnesty. Nothing could have been more...
  • Gutierrez: Ryan a key immigration ally

    03/20/2013 1:36:28 PM PDT · by AuntB · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/19/13 | By KATE NOCERA
    Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.), the chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Task Force on Immigration, said on Tuesday he’s seen a marked change in the way Republicans are approaching the immigration debate -- and that he has a key ally in Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). Speaking to reporters at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Gutierrez said he and Ryan would be talking about immigration reform in Chicago in April. He said that Ryan “was not new” to the immigration debate but that “like many in the Republican Party, his voice was shut out.” Gutierrez said that prior to...
  • Rand Paul's immigration speech

    03/19/2013 7:04:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 116 replies
    03.19.13 | Hon Sen Rand Paul (KY)
    Por favor disculpen mi Espanol. Como creCI en Houston -es un poco ‘espanglish y un poco Tex Mex. I lived, worked, played and grew up alongside Latinos. As a teenager I worked alongside immigrants mowing lawns and putting in landscaping around businesses. I remember once asking one of the immigrant workers how much he was being paid. “Cuanto le Pagan por el trabajo? He responded “tres dolars.” I responded, “Yo tambien. Tres Dolars, por hora . . . ?” He shook shook his head, “No tres Dolars, por dia!” At a young age, I came to understand that it makes...
  • New Commercial Features Illegal Aliens Asking For ‘Affordable Healthcare’

    03/19/2013 10:06:17 AM PDT · by montag813 · 25 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 03-19-2013 | John Hill
    Let me think about that....NO!A new ad campaign has been launched to extend medical coverage to illegal aliens in the state of California. The California Endowment, a private foundation that advocates for affordable healthcare, wants county-run Medicaid expansion programs called Low-Income Health Programs to be "retooled" to provide insurance for this population - well over 1 million people! Just what the people of California need, right? First they cut tuition assistance for citizen students by $1.2 billion. Then they made illegal aliens eligible for in-state tuition and financial aid, with AB131 - signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Then tuition assistance was...
  • Natural Conservatives? Really?

    03/18/2013 12:32:39 PM PDT · by AuntB · 92 replies
    Center for Imm Studies ^ | March 11, 2013 | James R. Edwards Jr
    Ever heard the claim that Latinos are "natural conservatives"? The person repeating the conventional wisdom of the Beltway apparently hasn't examined the evidence. That's why, for Republicans, to buy that canard spells disaster. The most recent evidence comes from a new Latino Decisions poll. It shows two-thirds of Latinos support "comprehensive immigration reform" that includes special immigration privileges for foreign-born gays and lesbians. Of those Hispanic respondents who favored giving homosexual couples the same immigration rights as traditional couples, 92 percent view it as important (very or somewhat) to make the change part of any amnesty bill in Congress. While...
  • U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz Statement on Immigration Reform Proposal

    01/28/2013 3:39:16 PM PST · by kristinn · 46 replies
    U.S. Senate ^ | Monday, January 28, 2013 | Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) issued the following statement regarding today’s bipartisan immigration reform proposal: I appreciate the good work that senators in both parties have put into trying to fix our broken immigration system. There are some good elements in this proposal, especially increasing the resources and manpower to secure our border and also improving and streamlining legal immigration. However, I have deep concerns with the proposed path to citizenship. To allow those who came here illegally to be placed on such a path is both inconsistent with rule of law and profoundly unfair to the...
  • Exclusive poll: Obama's support among Hispanic voters eroding

    10/13/2012 6:15:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 76 replies
    Bay News 9 (FL) ^ | October 13, 2012 | By Holly Gregory
    ST. PETERSBURG -- There are two million Hispanic voters in Florida. It's a constituency that has the power to shift a tight election, so both political parties have tried to sway the Hispanic vote their way. An exclusive Tampa Bay Times/Bay News 9 statewide poll shows many Hispanic voters dropping their support for Obama. Last month, 52 percent of Hispanic voters polled said they would vote for the president. That has now dropped to 44 percent. Romney picked up some ground among Hispanics, from 43 percent to 46 percent. And the number of undecided Hispanic voters has doubled from 5...
  • Law Profs: Obama's Deferred Action Not Supported By Constitution [DREAM Act]

    10/09/2012 10:12:40 PM PDT · by zeestephen · 12 replies
    Center For Immigration Studies ^ | 08 October 2012 | Jon Feere
    If the president may constitutionally permit 15 percent of the nation's illegal immigrant population to remain in the United States without fear of removal, why may he not do the same for 50 percent of that population, or for all of it?
  • Rewriting History (The Real Cesar Chavez)

    10/09/2012 3:47:33 AM PDT · by OddLane · 9 replies
    American Rattlesnake ^ | October 9, 2012 | Gerard Perry
    With a little under a month remaining until Election Day, the Obama campaign has transitioned into full-blown hispandering mode. This week’s symbolically potent, yet empty, exercise in gestural politics entailed President Obama designating the home of former California labor leader Cesar Chavez a national monument. The ostensible purpose of this decision is to rally support among one of his party’s most reliable voting blocs, i.e. Hispanic Americans. Because even though they still decisively support the President’s reelection, that support does not always translate into votes, as other analysts have trenchantly observed. What makes Obama’s trip to California so fascinating though...
  • Brown acts on driver's license, deportation bills

    09/30/2012 11:55:51 PM PDT · by South40 · 18 replies
    LATimes ^ | 9/30/2012 | Patrick McGreevy and Anthony York
    SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that will allow hundreds of thousands of young illegal immigrants to obtain driver's licenses and vetoed another that would have restricted sheriffs from helping federal authorities detain undocumented Californians for potential deportation. His actions, announced Sunday as the deadline neared to finish work on nearly 1,000 bills sent to him by the Legislature this year, followed an intense week of protests, prayer vigils and lobbying by immigrant advocacy groups. The governor also revived a tax break for Hollywood, allowed juvenile killers serving life in prison a chance for release and outlawed...
  • Some illegal immigrants may get drivers licenses under new California law

    10/01/2012 3:17:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 7 replies
    fox news ^ | 10/1/2012 | ap
    Some illegal immigrants could get California drivers licenses under a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown announced he signed into law late Sunday. AB2189 by Assemblyman Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, will let the Department of Motor Vehicles issue licenses to illegal immigrants eligible for work permits under a new Obama administration policy. The bill requires the department to accept as proof of legal residence whatever document the federal government provides to participants in its deferred action program. Cedillo said his bill will make roads safer while letting young immigrants drive to school and to work. His reasoning drew support from several...
  • (Jerry) Brown approves driver's licenses for young undocumented immigrants

    09/30/2012 10:50:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | September 30, 2012 | 9:57 pm
    The governor signed a bill Sunday that will let hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants qualify for California driver’s licenses. Young people would qualify if they are accepted by a federal program giving work permits to those who came to this country before they were 16 and are now 30 or younger. …
  • Romney to pledge to fix troubled U.S. immigration system [Focus on Border Integrity]

    09/17/2012 3:13:56 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 17, 2012
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will pledge to Hispanics on Monday that if elected he will fix the troubled U.S. immigration system in an appeal to a rising voter bloc that overwhelmingly favors Democratic President Barack Obama... Romney will vow to "work with Republicans and Democrats to permanently fix our immigration system," while stressing that any plan must first ensure the integrity of U.S. borders - a problem on which the Obama administration says it has already made progress.
  • Conventions Flaunt “Hispanics”

    09/08/2012 5:26:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2012 | Humberto Fontova
    My Hispanic can beat up your Hispanic!” pretty much captured the Convention kick-offs. “Republicans chose Senator Marco Rubio of Florida, a Cuban-American, to introduce Mitt Romney, “reported the AP. “Democrats picked Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, a Mexican American, as keynote speaker. Both are considered rising stars.”Ah! But what FUN the Republicans missed! Given the era’s political-correctness, politics in the U.S. get pretty boring nowadays. No present-day politician or their slick consultants could possibly publicize what’s forthcoming in this article. So please stick around, because I belong to neither profession. Most immigrants arrive in America poor (especially by U.S....
  • Jeb Bush tells Republicans to ‘stop acting stupid’ on immigration policy

    08/29/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/12 | Cameron Joseph
    TAMPA, Fla. — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Tuesday said Republicans aren’t going to close the gap with Hispanic voters until they “stop acting stupid.” Bush said many Hispanic voters share the GOP’s commitment to faith, family and small government but have been alienated from the party by exclusionary rhetoric on immigration. But that, he said, is finally changing. “I promise you this is where the conservative cause is going, and thank God it is,” he said to cheers at a lunch sponsored by the center-right Hispanic Leadership Network. The advantage that Democrats have with Hispanics is a...