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  • Vote-Buying Scandal Rattles Valley Politics

    03/06/2014 12:01:09 PM PST · by Paine in the Neck · 5 replies
    Texas Observer ^ | March 4, 2014 | Melissa del Bosque
    The FBI investigates the use of politiqueras in Valley elections. In the deeply Democratic Rio Grande Valley, the primary is the election that matters. And in local races like county commissioner and district attorney a sliver of votes can make a difference between winning and losing the election. Many times, paid campaign workers called “politiqueras” deliver the votes that put a candidate over the top. Politiqueras—who are paid to turn out voters, especially in low-income neighborhoods and colonias—have been part of elections in the Rio Grande Valley for decades. But the recent suicide of a school board president in the...
  • Dad Sees Wife, 4 Kids Die In Fiery Fresno Area Crash [Juana Martinez Bejarano ignored stop sign]

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

    02/15/2014 10:08:57 AM PST · by mgist · 19 replies
    BizPac ^ | 1/14/14 | M Deorstewitz
    Actress Maria Conchita Alonso loses acting job for supporting tea party January 19, 2014 by Michael Dorstewitz When a famed Cuban-born singer/songwriter/actress openly supported a California tea party gubernatorial candidate, the San Francisco Latino community responded much as one might expect — with derision instead of acceptance. Maria Conchita Alonso appeared with Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in a campaign ad promoting his bid for the GOP nomination. She added a Spanish translation and a little humor to Donnelly’s spiel, saying: Donnelly’s conservative views include a strong opposition to illegal immigration. He was once associated with the Minuteman Project, a group that...
  • Obamacare's Spanish-Language Website Full of Errors (Surprise, Surprise)

    01/13/2014 5:30:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 13, 2014 | Christine Rousselle
    The problems, glitches, etc. with Healthcare.gov were well-known and well-documented. Now, attention has shifted to the issues with CuidadoDeSalud.gov, the Spanish-language version of the site—namely, that the website is so poorly translated that native Spanish speakers cannot decipher it without help. The website launched two months behind schedule, and is riddled with grammatical errors and clumsy wording. Even Obamacare cheerleaders navigators have described the language as "Spanglish." “When you get into the details of the plans, it’s not all written in Spanish. It’s written in Spanglish, so we end up having to translate it for them,” said Adrian Madriz,...
  • [VIDEO] Residents support principal who BANNED speaking spanish in middle school classroom

    12/04/2013 11:22:00 AM PST · by thetallguy24 · 17 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 12/04/2013 | The Right Scoop
    You would think Hempstead Middle school principal Amy Lacey was asking to see the “papers” of the 50% Hispanic students at her school as this story is now getting national attention. But all she did was announce that students can not speak Spanish while in class to avoid disruption. The students make it sound like horrible discrimination and apparently the school district agrees. She has been placed on paid administrative leave and the school district is bending over backwards to apologize for the principal’s actions. But some residents of Hempstead (outside of Houston) agree with the principal according to KHOU11:
  • School report cards: Dramatic shifts seen in ethnic, racial makeup (Chicago goes Hispanic)

    11/02/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Libloather · 30 replies
    Sun-Times ^ | 11/01/13 | Art gGolab, Jon Seidel
    **SNIP** Whites lost their No. 1 status to Latinos in 19 suburban districts spread across the six-county area of Cook, DuPage, Will, Lake, Kane and McHenry. Blacks were displaced by Latinos as the leading group in nine other districts, including the city of Chicago. This year’s school report card shows that minorities make up nearly half the students in Illinois public schools. And, of those minorities, Hispanic students have eclipsed blacks over the last 10 years as the largest minority, 24 percent.
  • White House preps fall immigration push

    09/28/2013 4:48:37 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 42 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 27, 2013 | REID J. EPSTEIN and JONATHAN ALLEN
    The White House is getting ready to launch a major fall blitz for immigration reform... While Washington may be consumed in the latest continuing resolution crisis and debt ceiling drama, it’s also just days away from massive new push on an issue many had written off months ago. [snip] The political imperatives driving the latest immigration effort are clear: Obama can’t just abandon an issue that he promised to deliver on during his last campaign without suffering a major backlash from activists who helped elect him, and congressional Democrats are anxious to make sure Latino voters are motivated to punish...
  • NFL Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

    09/22/2013 1:59:54 PM PDT · by re_nortex · 34 replies
    NFL.com ^ | Updated: Sept. 17, 2013 at 04:31 p.m | National Football League
    The National Football League and its teams will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 - October 15) with a series of special events focused in week 3 of the season. All NFL teams will enhance the celebration with local efforts throughout the month including designated home games with in-stadium themed elements and local community outreach in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
  • Hispanic-owned businesses double from 2002 to 2013

    09/13/2013 1:25:20 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 13, 2013 12:38 PM EDT
    The number of Hispanic-owned businesses in the U.S. is expected to nearly double this year from 2002. That’s the finding of a study released Friday by the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Geoscape, a company that provides demographics data. …
  • Michelle Obama to La Raza: Hispanic kids more obese - less active

    07/24/2013 10:43:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/23/13 | CHARLIE SPIERING |
    Speaking to the National Council of La Raza Tuesday afternoon, First Lady Michelle Obama shared her deep love of Chicago soul food with the Hispanic activists, but warned Hispanic parents that they could be putting their kids in danger by feeding them too much. The First Lady noted that changes in the modern family life were affecting Hispanic families in America. “Sadly all these changes and how we live and eat are having a devastating effect on our children’s health,” she said. “Right now nearly 40 percent Hispanic children in this country are overweight or obese – nearly 50 percent...
  • By the way, George Zimmerman’s parents are in hiding because of all the death threats

    07/16/2013 11:21:52 PM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/16/2013 | Jim Treacher
    Apparently, “Justice for Trayvon” includes threatening to kill a Hispanic guy who was found not guilty of murder, for the express reason that he was found not guilty of murder. ABC News: George Zimmerman immediately went back into hiding after being acquitted of murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, his parents told Barbara Walters in an exclusive interview with ABC News, adding that they haven’t seen him since he left the courthouse. The Zimmermans said that because of “an enormous amount of death threats,” they, too, have remained in hiding and still don’t feel safe enough to return...
  • Question

    07/15/2013 3:11:15 PM PDT · by ealgeone · 38 replies
    self | 07/15/13 | vanity
    Do we have a way to catalouge all of the reports of "knockout" games, flash mobs, etc where there is black on all other ethnics so these could be easliy referenced as rebuttal when the leftists go ape about how unfair the "system" is?
  • My Response to Senator Graham's Rationale for Supporting Amnesty

    06/18/2013 3:47:07 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 6-18-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Remember Senator Graham, Lindsey Graham? I forget the exact words. We played the sound bite yesterday.  But he basically said -- correct me if I'm wrong, but he essentially said -- that we have to do this because Hispanics hate us and we've gotta show them that we don't hate them.  It's a paraphrase, but his motivation was that. It was on one of the Sunday shows.  His declared motivation for this was the fact that Hispanics hate us. They think we're racists and bigots who don't like them. We hate them, don't want them here. They don't...
  • Amnesty Will Destroy America

    06/18/2013 10:08:43 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 31 replies
    The Market-ticker ^ | June 18, 2013 | Karl Denninger
    Marco Rubio has repeatedly claimed he "wants more" from the Amnesty Bill now moving through Congress. Yes, folks, it's an amnesty bill. Let's cut the crap and call it what it is, because only through calling something what it is can we debate it. "Legalization" of those who are here illegally today is amnesty. I don't care whether it leads to citizenship now or later, the fact of the matter is that it rewards criminal activity by allowing those who stole from Americans and their resources to keep what they stole and remain here in America. There is no restitution....
  • Yeiner Perez, BART's Naked Acrobat, Facing Deportation

    06/14/2013 9:46:23 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    SF Weekly (blog) ^ | Jun. 13 2013 | Erin Sherbert
    There are so many unanswered questions surrounding the May 10 incident in which 24-year-old Yeiner Perez stripped naked and attacked commuters at the 16th and Mission BART Station. Among them: Why was this man subsequently released from police custody and back into the world? According to BART Deputy Police Chief Ben Fairow, Perez was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor battery; he had a psych evaluation and then he was turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement -- which is now in the process of trying to deport Perez back to his native country. ICE officials would not reveal which country...
  • It was whites who stayed home

    06/03/2013 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    There were two big shocks for me on election night 2012: 1) Obama beat Romney. I had concluded that 2012 would look a lot like 2004, i.e. a 50-49 victory with about 290 Electoral votes. I did not subscribe to the landslide (i.e. Dick Morris) but did see a narrow Romney victory! 2) All of the talk about the "hispano" vote. I had looked at anecdotal evidence and did not see a "hispano" wave on election day. So I was surprised with all of the conventional wisdom that "hispanos" had reelected Obama. It turns out that "hispanos" did not really...
  • Hispanicize 2013 Issues Official Recap Video

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

    05/21/2013 10:04:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 49 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-21-2013 | Bookworm
    As is often the case with my brain, I need to mull over things sometimes to decide what I think about them. Such is the case with Jason Richwine, the Heritage Foundation scholar who was driven out when it was discovered that his thesis (which passed inspection at Harvard) reached the following conclusions: So what is actually in the dissertation? The dissertation shows that recent immigrants score lower than U.S.-born whites on many different types of IQ tests. Using statistical analysis, it suggests that the test-score differential is due primarily to a real cognitive gap rather than to culture or...
  • The Conservative Hispanic Society: IRS Targeted Us Too

    05/21/2013 6:42:27 AM PDT · by kimtom · 19 replies
    www.breitbart.com ^ | 21 May 2013 | Warner Todd Huston
    The Conservative Hispanic Society has joined the growing list of conservative groups that feel that they, too, were targeted by the Internal Revenue Service in its recent campaign of harassment. In a statement, CHS is "expressing outrage" over what it feels is Obama's "infiltration of every aspect of our government." In a statement the Conservative Hispanic Society, a group that represents "traditional Hispanic values," expressed its outrage at the Obama administration’s targeting of conservative Hispanic groups. CHS feels that they've been targeted for a slowed down approval process. "In fact, we too may have been victims of the IRS. CHS...
  • The GOP's Former Head of Hispanic Outreach in Florida Becomes a Democrat

    05/14/2013 12:38:08 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 28 replies
    http://www.theatlanticwire.com ^ | may 13, 2013 | Abby Ohlheiser
    The former head of the RNC's Hispanic outreach committee in Florida is so fed up with the national party's stance on immigration that he's switching teams and registering as a Democrat. The final straw for Pablo Pantoja, who worked for the RNC in the 2010 and 2012 elections before quitting last summer, was apparently the new, flawed Heritage Foundation study on the cost of immigration, co-authored by Jason Richwine who previously wrote that "No one knows whether Hispanics will ever reach IQ parity with whites." The Tampa Bay Times and the Miami Herald picked up on the Monday email from...
  • More Bill Richardson: Everyone’s misinterpreting what I said about defining Ted Cruz as a Hispanic

    05/07/2013 7:03:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/07/2013 | AllahPundit
    Via the Free Beacon. He says he didn’t mean Cruz can’t be defined as Hispanic, just that Cruz shouldn’t be defined exclusively by race. His problem is that he’s saying this against a backdrop of 25 years of liberals accusing Clarence Thomas of being inauthentically black because his politics are right-wing rather than left. And political operatives on both sides understand that if Cruz lands on the ticket in three years, attacks of this sort in ways subtle and not will be thrown at him. Peter Beinart wrote a piece for Newsweek this morning titled “Yes, Democrats Can Be Racist”...
  • There's Only One Response For Bill Richardson's Accusation That Ted Cruz Isn't Hispanic...

    05/06/2013 10:08:45 AM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 16 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 5-6-13 | The Looking Spoon
    Bill Richardson recently insinuated that Senator Ted Cruz doesn't really count as a Hispanic. See the story at Breitbart.There's only one response to this idiot.
  • Former Gov. Richardson on Sen. Cruz: 'I don't think he should be defined as an Hispanic'

    05/06/2013 6:42:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/06/2013 | Rick Moran
    Former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson has taken it upon himself to re-define an entire ethnic group. Speaking on an ABC News web chat following his appearance on "This Week," Richardson revealed a bigotry so deep and profound that it makes right wing anti-Hispanic loons look reasonable by comparison. And yes, Richardson is Hispanic himself. It doesn't matter. Bigotry is bigotry wherever it rears its head. And in that interview, Richardson took bigotry out of the closet and paraded it in front of anyone watching. From Brietbart: "I'm not a fan. I know [Ted Cruz is] sort of the Republican...
  • Byron York: Winning Hispanic vote would not be enough for GOP

    05/03/2013 10:27:43 AM PDT · by Will88 · 57 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 2, 2013 | Byron York
    "But what if Romney had been able to reach a mind-blowing 70 percent of the Hispanic vote? Surely that would have meant victory, right? No, it wouldn't. Romney still would have lost, although by the narrowest of electoral margins, 270 to 268. (Under that scenario, Romney would have won the popular vote but lost in the Electoral College; he could have racked up huge numbers of Hispanic votes in California, New York and Texas, for example, and not changed the results in those states."
  • On Naivety and Marco Rubio (Rush)

    04/30/2013 6:14:30 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | 4-30-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is A.J., San Francisco.  A.J., thank you for holding.  Great to have out program.  Hello. CALLER:  Yes, I had a question Rush.  On your Friday show you took a call and you said that if the GOP passes the immigration law, it's the end of the GOP, they'd be dead.  On yesterday's show you took a call from somebody and you said that Marco Rubio is a true conservative, basically we should still support him. So my question to you is, how can we support somebody who is sponsoring a bill that will kill the GOP?...
  • When Labels Don't Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity

    04/24/2013 11:01:37 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 9 replies
    Pew Research Hispanic Center ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Taylor, Mark Hugo Lopez, Jessica Hamar Martinez & Gabriel Velasco
    When it comes to the size of government, Hispanics are more likely than the general public to say they would rather have a bigger government providing more services than a smaller government with fewer services. Some 75% of Hispanics say this, while 19% say they would rather have a smaller government with fewer services. By contrast, just 41% of the general U.S. public say they want a bigger government, while nearly half (48%) say they want a smaller government.
  • Plano Police Warn Hispanic Men Of Violent Attacks

    02/23/2013 9:47:06 AM PST · by SeminoleCounty · 29 replies
    CBS DFW (CBS Channel 11, Dallas) ^ | February 23, 2013 | Bud Gillett (reporter)
    PLANO (CBS 11 NEWS) – Plano Police and volunteers hit the streets today to alert residents to a string of violent attacks that are targeting Hispanic men. There have been five since October…two of them as late as last week. Neighborhood businesses are participating, posting flyers to raise awareness of the potential danger…while police take a more direct approach. Detective Daniel Caballero and Sergeant Lindy Privett went to Plano markets and bazaars carrying a warning in Spanish….that Hispanic men walking alone have been targeted and violently robbed. Police say there have been five attacks in recent months. A group of...
  • US lawmakers want Obama admin to stop racial profiling of Sikhs, Muslims

    12/17/2012 8:56:24 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 7 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | Tuesday, December 18, 2012 | Press Trust of India
    Washington - Around 16 Congressmen signed off to a letter asking the Transportation Security Administration – the federal agency responsible for security of airports in the country – to stop racial profiling of people from South Asia and Middle East including Black, Sikhs and Muslims travelers. "Despite efforts to prevent profiling by its screeners, news reports indicate that (TSA) Transportation Security Administration screeners continue to subject Sikh, South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Black travellers to profiling. In the past few months incidents have occurred at airports in Massachusetts, Hawaii and New Jersey," Congressman Judy Chu said in his dear colleague...
  • The Republican Hispanic Challenge

    12/03/2012 4:04:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2012 | Star Parker
    Although Mitt Romney took flak for his statement that he lost the election because President Obama bestowed “gifts” on key parts of the electorate, what he said is basically true. We’re stuck in a deadly spiral where economic growth is retarded because the economy is larded with enormous and ever-increasing government spending and debt. Yet, more and more Americans want the lard. President Obama got re-elected by promising to continue to serve it up. Romney’s failure, and the failure of the Republican Party, is not that Obama is pulling this off, but that they can’t get their act together to...
  • Latinos Spending 3 Times as Much as the Average Shopper

    11/20/2012 11:40:19 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 82 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012 | Diana Guevara
    They are not only the fastest growing population in the country, but Latinos are also spending 3 times more at the super market than everyone else. With more than $1 trillion in purchasing power, Latino consumers like Arlette Mendoza are gaining the attention of big name brands. “I personally like it," said the mother of two. "I think it's good that everyone else is discovering just how good our food is." Cereal companies, including General Mills are using flavors like Dulce de Leche with the hope of appealing to the growing Latino consumer. Richie Matthews is President of DIÁLOGO, a...
  • One Graph That Shows Which Party Really Looks Like America

    11/14/2012 1:39:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | November 13, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    “Why is the Republican Party so white?” is the great whine issuing forth from the fat mouths of a thousand media outlets. The Republican Party needs to be a party that “looks more like America” is the big lie of the left. So let’s take a look at the racial composition of Americans and the percent of the racial vote that Democrats and Republicans received to see which party really looks more like America. There’s America in gray. And the Republican Party in red right next to it. And there’s the Democratic Party off to the side looking nothing like...
  • 'Next Bush' makes campaign filing in Texas

    11/10/2012 3:13:01 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 47 replies
    My Way News ^ | 11-9-12 | By SCHUYLER DIXON
    George P. Bush, a nephew of former President George W. Bush and son of one-time Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, has made a campaign filing in Texas that is required of candidates planning to run for state office, an official said Thursday night. The younger Bush, a Fort Worth resident, filed a campaign treasurer appointment Wednesday, a requirement for someone to become a candidate under campaign finance law, Tim Sorrells, general counsel for the Texas Ethics Commission, told The Associated Press. Sorrells said the report does not specify what office Bush might seek, if any, and he had no other details...
  • Shifts that have helped Obama can shift away

    11/09/2012 7:23:49 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 23 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, November 10, 2012 | Ashok Malik
    This time around, all the major voter consolidation processes appear to have worked to the advantage of Mr Barack Obama. Eight years earlier, those processes had favoured Mr George Bush Right after President Barack Obama won his second term, there were the obvious questions about the wider implications of his mandate. At one level, these questions were lazy and misleading. In election after election, political pundits —and this writer is not excluded —faithfully identify long-term trends only to find that there is no long-term trend. That comment may sound facetious and overstated but, nevertheless, cannot be dismissed. Take Mr Obama’s...
  • There Will Never Be An All White Liberal/Democrat Ticket Again...EVER

    11/08/2012 12:39:20 AM PST · by My Favorite Headache · 12 replies
    Myself | 11/8/2012
    **Pure Vanity Here** Mark these words...THERE WILL NEVER BE AN ALL WHITE LIBERAL TICKET...EVER AGAIN. Bill Clinton got 2 terms because he was known as "The First Black President", Al Gore went with Lieberman and lost. Neither of them had anything remotely black about themselves. John Kerry picked John Edwards = Loss Michael Dukakis picked Lloyd Bensten = Loss Walter Mondale picked Geraldine Ferraro = Loss Jimmy Carter ran for 2nd term with Mondale = Loss Obama wins twice as black president. Democrats will trot out Cory Booker (MARK MY WORDS) and San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro in the next...
  • We voted – now let’s get to work,say Latinos after historic vote for Obama

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

    10/30/2012 8:53:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2012 | Harry R. Jackson, jr
    After much deliberation, I have decided to vote for Mitt Romney. My reasoning is based upon both economics and moral principles. I am thankful for the ground-breaking achievement our nation experienced by electing our first black president. Collectively, we are a creating a post racial America. If we are serious about delivering our nation from her original sin of “racism,” we will have to hold President Obama accountable for his abandonment of foundational moral values and his failed economic policies. We cannot accept his blame-game excuses as the reason for our increasing national woes. If a white politician had allowed...
  • Obama holds big lead over Romney among Hispanic voters nationwide; margin much smaller in Florida

    10/14/2012 6:48:26 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 24 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 10/14/12 | Marc Caputo and Patricia Mazzei
    Mitt Romney is closing the gap on President Barack Obama among likely Hispanic Florida voters, a majority of whom say they’re not better off than four years ago, according to a new Florida International University/Miami Herald/El Nuevo Herald poll. Obama is ahead of Romney 51-44 percent among Hispanics, a relatively narrow lead that could spell trouble for a Democratic campaign that’s counting on minority support as non-Hispanic white voters flock to the Republican ticket in droves. In the rest of the country, however, it’s a different story for Obama when it comes to likely Hispanic voters. The president wallops Romney...
  • 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...
  • Racial Preferences for the Privileged

    10/12/2012 7:43:43 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2012 | Linda Chavez
    The Supreme Court this week took up a case that just might put an end to race-based college admissions. The justices heard arguments Wednesday involving an affirmative action program, at the University of Texas, whose whole purpose seems to be to give special preference to black and Hispanic applicants who come from middle-income and affluent homes. Long past are the days when affirmative action proponents could argue they were simply trying to help disadvantaged minorities, much less actual victims of discrimination. Now, the rallying cry is simply to bolster the number of black and Hispanic students on campus -- even...
  • Obama will win the Spanish vote - the few that show up (Hispanic apathy is nationwide)

    10/09/2012 11:21:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/09/2012 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    We saw a pathetic turnout among Hispanics in the Texas Democrat primary.   In fact, District 33 was created for the sole purpose of electing a Hispanic Democrat.  It elected a black Democrat because Hispanics stayed home.   Only 19,000 voted in the runoff.     Hispanic apathy is nationwide, as explained by Chuck Todd of NBC:   "And then let me give you this last one here, because this is, I think, the most important one. And that's Hispanics. The President's winning Hispanics by 50 points. He hit the 70% mark. However, look at this in terms of interest in the...
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/01/2012 5:12:46 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 24 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 1, 2012 | MATTHEW DALY
    WASHINGTON — In a move aimed at shoring up support from Hispanic and progressive voters, President Barack Obama will designate the California home of labor leader Cesar Chavez as a national monument. Obama will establish the Cesar E. Chavez National Monument in Keene, Calif., during a campaign swing through California next week.
  • Diversity and Catatonic Schizophrenia

    09/28/2012 5:03:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 28, 2012 | Mike Adams
    Dianne Harrison is the new president of California State University, Northridge (CSUN). It’s a small college in the Golden State but it sure is loaded with diversity. How do I know? Because Dianne has written a letter to the entire university, telling everyone how diverse they are and, more importantly, what a great person she is because she loves diversity. In her short email of around 800 words she refers to diversity no less than 17 times (and I have highlighted them in bold letters). Because it is so dripping with Orwellian double-speak, I thought it would be fun to...
  • USDA Announces Hispanic and Women Farmer and Rancher Claims Period Now Open

    09/24/2012 6:05:54 PM PDT · by SgtHooper · 21 replies
    US Government ^ | Sept. 24, 2012 | Ag Sec. Tom Vilsack
    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that Hispanic and women farmers and ranchers who allege discrimination by the USDA in past decades can file claims between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013. The process offers a voluntary alternative to litigation for each Hispanic or female farmer and rancher who can prove that USDA denied their applications for loan or loan servicing assistance for discriminatory reasons for certain time periods between 1981 and 2000. As announced in February 2011, the voluntary claims process will make available at least $1.33 billion for cash awards and tax relief payments, plus up to...
  • Obama Refuses To Admit That He Broke His Promise To Hispanic Voters

    09/20/2012 4:53:30 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 9 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ ^ | September 20, 2012 | Joal Gehrke
    President Obama refused to admit that he broke his 2008 promise to get an immigration bill passed in his first year in office, as he blamed Republicans and the economy for thwarting him and maintained that he “did not make a promise that I would get everything done 100 percent when I was elected.” “I want you first of all to acknowledge that you did not keep your promise,” the Univision town hall moderator told Obama today.
  • Hard Truths for Hispanic and African-American Voters

    09/15/2012 5:21:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/15/2012 | Keith Edwards
    "The largest and fastest-growing minority group in the United States last year remained Hispanics at 52 million, or nearly 17 percent of the nation's population. The Black population was 43.9 million." As the current largest minority voting bloc in America, it would behoove Hispanics to examine the facts of how African-Americans, the former largest minority voting bloc, are currently doing economically and socially after such a long history of support for the Democratic Party. African-Americans have been major supporters of the Democratic Party since 1964, when the Civil Rights Act was passed under Democrat President Lyndon Johnson. For almost six...
  • Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contracts (heated words exchanged about RAT convention)

    08/05/2012 2:45:25 AM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/03/12 | ANNA PALMER
    Hispanic lawmakers unhappy with Charlotte contractsBy ANNA PALMER | 8/3/12 1:20 PM EDT Hispanic lawmakers are peeved at the Democratic National Convention Committee for not hiring more Latino-owned businesses for next month’s convention. Upset over the lack of contracts, Hispanic lawmakers exchanged heated words Wednesday with a top DNCC official in a closed-door meeting on Capitol Hill. Afterward, Rep. Joe Baca (D-Calif.) suggested that DNCC Chief Executive Steve Kerrigan should be fired if things don’t improve. If the situation isn’t rectified, “there will be a recommendation that the person who is in charge will not be in charge,” Baca told...
  • ATF Sales Form Profiles Hispanics and Latinos?

    07/17/2012 7:16:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    guns.com ^ | 16 July, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Last week, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives amended its Form 4473, the Firearms Transaction Record, so that it now requires purchasers buying a firearm from a Federal Firearm Licensee (FFL) or gun dealer to identify if their “ethnicity” is “Hispanic or Latino.” “Failure to do so will cause potential criminal prosecution and a denial of Second Amendment Rights,” author and attorney Evan Nappen, who first reported the change, wrote on the Pro-Gun New Hampshire website. “The Form 4473 has been around since 1968, but never before has one ethnic group been singled out where individuals have to...
  • Attorney responds to claim that consistency was purpose behind ATF form change

    07/12/2012 9:21:13 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    An attorney reporting a change to ATF’s Form 4473 Firearms Transaction Record requiring gun buyers to identify if their “ethnicity” is “Hispanic or Latino,” says dismissing the revision as simply a move to standardize race and ethnicity on all federal forms is “a lame excuse” that ignores several key considerations. Evan F. Nappen responded this morning to follow-up questions to yesterday’s Gun Rights Examiner report about a revision to the gun purchase form that went into effect on Monday. “If this is just a consistency update, then it is to make sure every federal agency is consistent with their racism,”...
  • ATF gun purchase form profiles Latinos and Hispanics

    07/12/2012 6:31:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 July, 2012 | David Codrea
    Effective as of this past Monday, the Firearms Transaction Record, widely referred to as the “Form 4473,”which is mandated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for individuals to purchase firearms from licensed dealers, has been modified to require transferees to identify if their “ethnicity” is “Hispanic or Latino,” attorney and author Evan Nappen reported yesterday on the Pro-Gun New Hampshire website. “Failure to do so will cause potential criminal prosecution and a denial of Second Amendment Rights,” Nappen writes. “The Form 4473 has been around since 1968, but never before has one ethnic group been singled out...
  • Justice used research by Dem 'agent' to build case against Texas voter law, rep claims

    The chairman of the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday accused the Justice Department of using data from an “agent of the Democratic Party” to bolster its case for blocking Texas' controversial voter ID law. Republican Rep. Lamar Smith, who represents Texas, said he’s "disappointed" and concerned by the "unacceptable" move, demanding an explanation in a letter sent to Attorney General Eric Holder. The letter notes that the Justice Department is using data compiled by a company whose client list has included President Obama’s own election campaign. "The Department of Justice has a responsibility to enforce and uphold the laws of...