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  • How to Lose a Winnable Election

    08/31/2015 5:26:20 AM PDT · by rootin tootin · 57 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 8/31/2015 | David Catron
    Here’s some electoral history that Donald Trump’s supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. It’s...
  • Trump Remarks To Jorge Ramos Called 'Hate Speak' By Top Latina Journalist María Hinojosa [VIDEO]

    08/29/2015 11:03:49 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | August 28, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Donald TrumpÂ’s confrontation with Jorge Ramos at a press conference in Iowa earlier this week confirmed what we already knew about the two men. Romos, a news anchor at Univision and Fusion, can be aggressive with interview subjects and Trump can be rude to reporters. But coverage of the event revealed what many have never acknowledged: a schism between the worldviews of Latino press and their non-Hispanic colleagues. Journalists of all stripes reported the same basic facts: Ramos asked questions about his immigration policies without being called on. Trump allowed* Ramos to be ejected, and later allowed him to be...
  • Calling Trump remarks ‘bigoted, sexist & ignorant,’ Miami Latin Builders move gala from Trump resort

    08/28/2015 5:19:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Miami Herald's Elections 2016 ^ | August 28, 2015 | Patricia Mazzei
    Miami’s Latin Builders Association, which bills itself as the nation’s largest Hispanic construction trade group, has dumped Donald Trump over his strident remarks on immigration. The LBA planned to hold its biennial gala for its new president at the Trump National Doral resort in November. The group gave the hotel notice Thursday that it is rescinding its contract. “Most regrettably, Mr. Trump’s recent pattern of bigoted, sexist and ignorant verbal assaults on immigrants, women and veterans have made hosting the installation gala at the resort unfeasible,” LBA Executive Director Melissa Tapanes Llahues told members at a luncheon at the Biltmore...
  • Jeb Bush Sides with Jorge Ramos

    08/28/2015 2:34:05 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | August 27, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Trump is doing an informal press thing right now, and I see it on, and without even listening to it, just started laughing. He's having such a good time, it's infectious laughter. Turns out that what... I saw there was a chyron graphic, "No, I can't criticize Cruz or Carson 'cause they're being nice to me." (laughing) He's really continuing to go after Jeb Bush. He says he's gonna forgo a third-party run. He told this to the Republican... His lawyer... Actually Michael Cohen, the Trump top aide didn't go so far as to confirm that Trump...
  • Donald Trump is the New Palin Only Richer and Meaner

    08/27/2015 10:01:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Huffington Post's Latino Voices The Blog ^ | August 27, 2015 | Harry Franqui-Rivera, Ph.D. , Historian
    Jorge Ramos is the top news anchor at Univision and one of the most recognizable faces of the Latino community. On August 25, at a Donald Trump press conference in Dubuque, Iowa he was physically removed after asking tough questions on immigration to the presidential hopeful. Trump ordered him out after exclaiming "Go back to Univision". Once outside the conference room, one of Trump's supporters told Ramos: "It's not about you. Get out of my country! Get out! It's not about you." Those words translated Trump's true meaning. He has unleashed a campaign of hatred against the Latino community starting...
  • In taking on Jorge Ramos, Donald Trump may have picked the wrong media star

    08/26/2015 5:06:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Christine Mai-Duc
    In his latest showdown, Donald Trump ordered Univision anchor Jorge Ramos out of a news conference Tuesday, telling him to “go back to Univision.” Ramos, who like Trump is known for his confrontational style, didn’t back down until he was escorted out of the room by security. Eventually, Ramos was invited back, where he sparred with Trump over the Republican candidate’s immigration proposals. Trump has had some high-profile tiffs with media figures recently, battling publicly with Fox News Channel anchor Megyn Kelly, and on Tuesday with the network’s chairman, Roger Ailes. But prodding Ramos, who has been called the Spanish-language...
  • Gallup: Hispanics Frown on Trump, but Not Rest of GOP Field

    08/25/2015 7:16:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 126 replies
    Gallup ^ | 08/25/2015 | Lydia Saad
    PRINCETON, N.J. -- U.S. Hispanics are still getting to know most of the Republican contenders for president. At this point in the campaign, less than half have formed an opinion of any Republican candidate except Donald Trump and Jeb Bush. Partly because of this, Hispanics' views of most GOP candidates range from mildly positive to mildly negative. The sole exception is Trump, whose favorable rating with Hispanics is deeply negative.Gallup began tracking the images of all the major announced candidates for president nightly in early July. Since then, 14% of the roughly 650 Hispanics interviewed have said they view Trump...
  • Puerto Ricans Seeking New Lives Put Stamp on Central Florida

    08/25/2015 6:05:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    NY Times ^ | August 24, 2015 | Lizette Alvarez
    When Manuel Hernandez, a teacher in Puerto Rico, looked at the reasons to stay home or to take a chance on joining the ever-growing Puerto Rican diaspora in Central Florida, it was not a hard call. “I was fed up,” Mr. Hernandez said of his life in San Juan, “and my wife was fed up; frustrations were building.” So last October, Mr. Hernandez got off a plane and arrived here, a place best known for hosting Mickey Mouse and rodeos, but also increasingly seen as a faraway suburb of Puerto Rico, a trend that has quickened with the island’s deepening...
  • Trump Polls Advantage Supported by Women And Hispanics While Pundits Eat Crow

    08/12/2015 9:35:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Inquisitr News ^ | August 12, 2015 | Kenneth Lim
    The Trump polls harvest has continued to be bountiful with Donald Trump registering a 19.8 percent Real Clear Politics average, ahead of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 14.8 percent in the Iowa count on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. This confirmation of Trump’s top spot among the GOP hopefuls comes in the wake of political pundits predicting his doom due to verbal gaffes on women and Hispanics. Prominent political analysts have been quick to pillory him as an outsider acting like a loose cannon oblivious to the rules of engagement observed by his more restrained rivals. Speaking out his mind with no...
  • Women's group criticizes Rauner for all-male Tollway board

    08/11/2015 10:53:33 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | July 22, 2015 | Richard Wronski
    A national women's organization is challenging Gov. Bruce Rauner's appointments to the Illinois Tollway, saying he is violating state law by creating an all-male board. Over the past three months, Rauner has named five male directors and re-appointed another to the nine-member Tollway board, which already included three men. In addition, Rauner backed Greg Bedalov as the agency's new executive director. Bedalov replaced Kristi Lafleur, who had held the post under the tenure of former Gov. Pat Quinn. The National Council of Women's Organizations is charging that Rauner is violating the Illinois Gender Balanced Appointments Act. The 1991 law is...
  • Trump/Cruz Ticket?

    08/11/2015 12:26:13 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Cowger Nation ^ | August 10, 2015 | Caiden Cowger
    Those of you who listen to my show, and regularly read my columns know that I am one of the biggest Ted Cruz fans that exists. He is an outspoken, proven conservative and a devout Christian. Last month, I watched a Fox and Friends interview with Ted Cruz, and he refused to attack Donald Trump. Not only did he refuse to attack Trump, but he defended him. “I don’t think you should apologize for speaking out against…illegal immigration,” Cruz said. That same month, Cruz and Trump privately met together in New York City, and this caught my attention. Why would...
  • US judge: Sheriff didn’t violate Hispanics’ civil rights (North Carolina)

    08/07/2015 6:14:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 7, 2015 6:32 PM EDT | Emery P. Dalesio
    The U.S. Justice Department failed to prove a North Carolina county sheriff ordered deputies to target Hispanic residents in violation of their civil rights, a federal judge ruled Friday. Judge Thomas Schroeder dismissed the government’s civil lawsuit against Alamance County Sheriff Terry Johnson. Justice Department attorneys failed to demonstrate that Johnson’s agency engaged in a pattern of unconstitutional law enforcement against Hispanics, the judge ruled. The government had alleged Johnson’s deputies routinely targeted Latinos for traffic stops. A statistical study commissioned by the DOJ said the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office was as much as 10 times more likely to stop...
  • New York Dem Says Donald Trump Is the Only GOP Candidate to Show ‘Respect and Interest’ to Hispanics

    08/06/2015 7:50:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | August 6, 2015 | Chris Enloe
    Donald Trump may have started off on the wrong foot with Hispanic voters following some controversial comments during his presidential candidacy announcement, but that hasn’t stopped him from trying to reconnect with the valuable voting bloc. So when New York state Senator Ruben Diaz (D) sent invitations to a handful of Republican presidential candidates to tour his district, a heavily Hispanic area of the Bronx, Trump gladly accepted. In fact, Trump was the only candidate to respond to Diaz’s invitation. Invitations were also extended to candidates Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL). In his invitation to Trump,...
  • BOOM – Univision Reluctantly Reports Donald Trump Leading With Latino Republicans….

    08/05/2015 3:37:57 AM PDT · by Jane Long · 56 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 5, 2015 | sundance
    Donald Trump previously said: “I will win the Hispanic vote in this election“. Guess what? He’s right. In a Public Policy Polling survey, Trump leads with 34% of Hispanic voters, surpassing Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. What makes this poll even more delicious, is that it had to be reported on Univision: ROGELIO MORA TAGLE, CORRESPONDENT: And it’s that upon launching his campaign, Trump said among other things that the people who emigrate from Mexico bring to the United States drugs, crime and are rapists. Those comments, for 55% of those polled, are insulting and racist, and out...
  • Report cites 'Latinization of U.S.,' warns of 'backlash' against whites

    08/03/2015 6:44:48 PM PDT · by Mariner · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | August 3rd, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    A study of the growing Hispanic immigrant population declares that the country is on the verge of the "Latinization of the United States," a "browning of America" that by 2050 will be 29 percent Latino — and politically influential. Published in the authoritative journal "Ethnicities," the immigration analysis by two California experts noted that while big states such as California and Florida are home to most Hispanics, there has been a recent growth surge exceeding 300 percent of mostly Mexicans to Georgia, Kentucky, South Carolina, North Carolina and Arkansas. The analysis is focused on how to economically handle the surge...
  • 'I'll win the Black AND Hispanic vote': Trump bashes Obama as 'doing absolutely nothing for blacks

    08/02/2015 10:08:40 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | Staff and Reuters
    * Trump said Sunday that 'black people 'are worse now than just about ever' * Claims Obama has done nothing for low employment rates * Weekend poll showed Trump has his greatest support yet nationally He has a 24.9 percent vote among Republicans, according to poll Days after assuring that he has the support of Hispanic voters, Donald Trump has now claimed that African-American people are also on his side - and that Obama has let them down. In yet another round of bashing the President, the billionaire said Obama has done 'absolutely nothing' for the black community. He gave...
  • SHOCK POLLS: Trump Just Scored Two HUGE Wins In A Way That Could Redefine The Race (Guess where?)

    07/29/2015 12:56:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29, 2015 | Norvell Rose
    When the home team suffers an unexpected and startling defeat on its own field, fans and commentators will most likely take notice. And that’s just what’s happening today as the GOP front-runner for the 2016 presidential nomination, Donald Trump, scores a big win in a state where a rival or two could certainly be considered favorite sons. The website Florida Politics reports on what it calls the “shock poll” that finds Trump leading Jeb Bush by a significant margin in Florida, the state where George W.’s younger brother served as a very popular governor from 1999-2007. According to the just-released...
  • Donald Trump touted a poll that said he'd be an 'unmitigated disaster' against Hillary

    07/29/2015 12:07:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/29/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Real-estate magnate Donald Trump has vowed for weeks that if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, he would win the Latino vote in the general election. On Wednesday morning, he touted a poll he said confirmed his predictions. "Public Policy Polling (PPP) has just come out with a major poll putting me #1 with Hispanics - leading all Republican candidates," Trump tweeted. "Told you so." However, the polling company responded on Twitter by noting the survey Trump highlighted also found him widely trailing among Hispanic voters in the general election: _________________________________________________ PublicPolicyPolling ‎@ppppolls Trump trails 61 to 28 with Hispanics...
  • Jeb Bush Insists on ‘Path to Citizenship,’ Says Deportation Is Not an ‘American Value’

    07/28/2015 9:37:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 28, 2015 | Katie McHugh
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush told a Hispanic audience on Monday that illegal aliens must be given U.S. citizenship, and encouraging them to “self-deport” is not an American value. Bush made his remarks at church in Orlando, where he discussed his Christian faith and support for amnesty for illegal aliens, the same day a CNN poll showed that 64 percent of Republican voter support deporting illegals. Self-deportation is another matter: Since the vast majority of illegal aliens commit felonies in order to forge their documents, something like E-Verify could halt fraud in its tracks. No fake Social Security Card, no...
  • Jeb: I'm Not an Angry Conservative

    07/28/2015 8:56:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Excellence In Broadcasting Network ^ | July 28, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Jeb Bush actually said, sometime in the last 24 hours, that his kids have been made to feel uncomfortable, discriminated against, because their skin is darker. You remember I read a piece yesterday from Angelo Codevilla. He makes the point that the American people are tired of being told to support losers. And we've made great heroes out of people in the losing column, like McCain and the Vietnam War. Codevilla said the American people want winners, and who are you aiming at when you're Jeb Bush and you talk about your kids being discriminated because of...
  • Exodus from Puerto Rico could upend Florida vote in 2016 presidential race

    07/27/2015 8:11:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 26, 2015 | Mary Jordan
    Puerto Rico’s economic crisis meant Jeffrey Rondon, 25, struggled to find even part-time work, so he recently joined the growing exodus from his Caribbean island to Florida. Now he holds a full-time restaurant job and something that could upend the 2016 presidential election — the right to vote in Florida, the biggest of all swing states. “It’s important to vote and be heard — it’s a privilege,” said Rondon, who is one of thousands of Puerto Ricans who have moved to Florida in the past year.
  • Trump wins support of Americans who know border isn’t secure from criminal illegals

    07/26/2015 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/26/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The Border is safe, secure, one of the safest cities in Texas with a low crime rate says Xochitl Mora, the erudite spokeswoman for Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz. She cites the extremely valuable symbiotic relationship which the city of 250,000 has with its neighbors in Mexico and all across Texas and the southwest. “The U.S. relies on the $280 Billion trade, 60% of which goes through Laredo,” she said as she stressed this huge amount would not be possible if Laredo were not secure. She explained that Mayor Saenz will greet Donald Trump when he lands in Laredo, “just as...
  • Meet The Mexican-Americans Who Are Backing Donald Trump In New Hampshire

    07/24/2015 11:20:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Huffington Post's Entertainment ^ | July 24, 2015 | Scott Conroy
    It's become one of his loudest, most frequently repeated boasts. As polls have shown him surging to the top of the Republican pack, Donald Trump has made a point of asserting his particular strength among Hispanic voters. "I have so many Hispanics, and they love me," Trump said during a speech in Laconia, New Hampshire, last week. "And interestingly, we just got from the state of Nevada a poll [that] just came out, and Trump won with a tremendous amount. And the second line was, 'Takes Hispanic vote in a landslide,' and I've been saying that. I'm going to win...
  • Why Donald Trump’s immigration stance is attracting Inland Empire fans (California)

    07/24/2015 9:01:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The San Bernardino County Sun ^ | July 24, 2015 | Beau Yarbrough
    Donald Trump’s incendiary rhetoric isn’t making him a lot of friends among his fellow candidates for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but it’s winning him converts in California. “If I walked into a poll booth right now, and I had to cast my vote, I would vote for Donald Trump,” said Robin Hvidston, the executive director of the Claremont-based We the People Rising, a grass-roots organization pushing for stronger enforcement of existing immigration laws and the enactment of stricter immigration laws. “I wouldn’t have said that three weeks ago. ... Both parties are so ingrained in political correctness and both...
  • What If The Base Is Wrong?

    07/19/2015 11:11:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 17, 2015 | Matt K. Lewis, senior contributor
    One of the explanations for Donald Trump’s surging poll numbers goes like this: The base doesn’t trust Republican leaders on immigration. The manifestation of this has been support for a man who tells it like it is.The problem with this is that the immigration schism on the right is largely about rhetoric. Almost everybody agrees we must secure the border, and even the most hawkish anti-immigration reform advocates won’t admit they want to deport the 11 million, or so, illegals. There are differences of opinion on whether to allow for a pathway to citizenship or to legalize them, but almost...
  • Jeb Bush Pushes the Poison of Identity Politics

    07/16/2015 8:46:09 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 19 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 7/16/15 | Jeffrey Lord
    “This Nation was founded by men of many nations and backgrounds. It was founded on the principle that all men are created equal, and that the rights of every man are diminished when the rights of one man are threatened.… [R]ace has no place in American life or law.” — John F. Kennedy, 1963 “America represents something universal in the human spirit. I received a letter not long ago from a man who said, ‘You can go to Japan to live, but you cannot become Japanese. You can go to France to live and not become a Frenchman. You can...
  • ABC/WaPo Poll: Trump's favorability increasing, but not with Hispanics

    07/15/2015 12:22:48 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Politico ^ | 07/15/2015 | Nick Gass
    Americans have increasingly positive views of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump since his remarks on immigration, though many more still dislike him by nearly a 2-to-1 margin, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released Wednesday. Thirty-three percent of those surveyed said they had a favorable view of the billionaire real-estate mogul, while 61 percent said they did not. Still, that is an improvement from the last ABC News/Washington Post poll, conducted in May before Trump’s campaign announcement, when 71 percent viewed him unfavorably and just 16 percent said they had a favorable impression of him. Among Hispanics, however,...
  • Hispanic Advocacy Group Leader Will Call Trump A Racist “By Definition” (LaRaza)

    07/14/2015 11:16:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 14, 2015 | Taylor Beck
    In the wake of Donald Trumps contextually confusing comments regarding Mexican immigrants, Janet Murguía, who leads the National Council of La Raza, will call Trump’s comments “by definition, racism” in a speech Tuesday afternoon, reports Politico. Marguía sent an interview ahead of her Tuesday speech with a message to the Republican Party about the consequences of a figure like Donald Trump. In her speech, it is expected that Marguía will further address Trump’s off-color comments. Ahead of her speech, many Democratic leaders including Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders discussed their utter disdain Trump’s comments to a crowd of Hispanic activists....
  • Republicans are alienating the 2 voter groups they need the most (Jamelle is concerned)

    07/12/2015 2:07:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 12, 2015 | Jamelle Bouie, Slate
    With his angry rants against undocumented immigrants, Donald Trump is a stark reminder of the GOP’s terrible problem with Latino voters. In short, Latinos don’t like—or trust—the Republican Party. But Trump also illustrates a second, more complicated problem. As long as his rhetoric has a place in Republican politics—as long as it has defenders—it won’t just alienate Latinos. It will offend and turn off voters who have conservative ideas and beliefs but won’t sanction or support anti-immigrant sentiment. Before looking at this other side to the “Latino problem,” it’s worth examining the first one. In the past two presidential elections,...
  • The Trump backlash: Latino consumers wield new clout

    07/11/2015 3:46:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | July 11, 2015 | Herbert Lash and Nandita Bose
    When Donald Trump described Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug smugglers last month, Latinos took to social media to express their outrage and urge businesses to sever ties with the billionaire presidential candidate. In short order, more than 10 organizations canceled their deals with Trump, in what Latino activists are calling an unprecedented recognition of their economic clout. Latino spending power will hit $1.5 trillion this year, up 50 percent from 2010, according to the Nielsen Co, which analyzes consumer spending trends. At an average age of 27, the Hispanic population is a decade younger than the U.S. average and...
  • Why Scott Walker keeps dropping Marco Rubio’s name as VP

    07/09/2015 5:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The Washington Post's Politics ^ | July 8, 2015 | Sean Sullivan and Jenna Johnson
    Scott Walker has yet to launch his presidential campaign, but the Wisconsin governor is already talking both privately and publicly about a running mate: Marco Rubio. This comes as news to Rubio, the freshman Florida senator who is running his own campaign to be president. The constant prodding from Walker has become an irritant between the two GOP rivals, neither of whom knows the other all that well. The goal for Walker is clear: to calm the nerves of Republican power brokers who love his conservative message and anti-union pedigree but who worry about the appeal of a white male...
  • Ted Cruz Calls Out Latino Media

    07/09/2015 10:47:36 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Bradford Thomas
    Doesn't give Republicans or conservatives "a fair shake" In an interview with Univision's Jorge Ramos (which was deceptively edited in its rebroadcast), Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz called out the Latino media for failing to give Republicans and conservatives a "fair shake." When Ramos pushed back, Cruz asked Ramos how many times during Barack Obama's presidency he'd discussed on air the ways in which the Hispanic community has been hurt by the Obama economy. Here's the exchange: TED CRUZ: The media, the Latino media I think doesn’t give Republicans or Conservatives a fair shake.JORGE RAMOS, HOST: We’re talking....
  • Worker Responds to Trump While Wielding Sledgehammer: ‘This Is My Drug, You [expletive]’

    07/05/2015 12:45:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2015 | Evan McMurry
    In a video uploaded several days ago by YouTube user Rafael Rivero, an unnamed Hispanic construction worker tells celebrity plutocrat Donald Trump to get bent in response to Trump’s comments calling Mexican immigrants rapists and murderers. “Donald Trump? That son of a gun who says we’re all thieves?” the worker said in response to an unidentified interviewer’s question. He then took a sledgehammer and begins work on a house frame. “Look, [expletive], how we rape…these stakes! How we work ourselves to death just to eat. I make $1,100/week and the government takes $350 to feed your lazy, unemployed drug addicts....
  • GOP is not slamming Donald Trump's views fast enough: Latino advocates

    07/04/2015 8:01:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | July 4, 2015 | Celeste Katz
    Motormouth Donald Trump isn’t doing the Republican Party any favors — and his fellow GOP candidates are adding to the damage by being slow to condemn him, Latino advocates said Friday. “Trump’s comments are causing irreparable harm to the brand. It’s going to be very hard to come back from it,” said Felix Sanchez, chairman of the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. The billionaire candidate sent the debate over border control into overdrive — and cost himself business deals — by saying Mexico exports “rapists” and drug dealers to the U.S. He upped the ante Friday after Kate Steinle,...
  • Dump Donald Trump crusade: African Americans could learn from the Hispanics

    07/04/2015 5:57:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Examiner ^ | July 4, 2015 | Anthony Ogbo, Houston City Hall Examiner
    Indomitable Donald Trump, the pompously outspoken American business mogul, investor, and television personality who recently announced his bid for the 2016 presidential race candidate has finally met his waterloo, and it was not about Barack Obama. His bigmouth has finally landed him in a provocative political terrain – trouncing a presidential ambition that has only been announced. Trump, a Republican presidential entrant was announcing his readiness last month when he made some horrible remarks about Mexicans. His comments were obviously offensive. He said in part that “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people that...
  • Ted Cruz: The Constitution Wins

    07/04/2015 1:56:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    American Clarion ^ | July 3, 2015 | Bob Ellis
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), the most conservative presidential candidate for 2016, was recently interviewed by Hispanic TV channel Univision on a variety of subjects including the recent U.S. Supreme court opinion on counterfeit marriage. The interview turned out to be a great opportunity to inform the Hispanic community about the U.S. Constitution and conservative values. The Univision Leftist interviewer Jorge Ramos seemed to think “love wins” (translation: “perverted lust wins”), but Senator Cruz said that (like any patriotic American) he would rather the U.S. Constitution wins. He pointed out that the U.S. Supreme Court opinion on counterfeit marriage was “fundamentally...
  • Latinos Outraged over Donald Trump's comment release Latino Cultural Manifesto

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

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

    07/03/2015 7:10:05 AM PDT · by Mariner · 99 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 3rd, 2015 | By STEVE PEOPLES
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House hopes unless the party's presidential contenders do more to condemn Donald Trump, a businessman turned presidential candidate who's refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers. Trump's comments, delivered in his announcement speech last month, have haunted the GOP for much of the last two weeks and dominated Spanish-language media. It's bad timing for a Republican Party that has invested significantly in Hispanic outreach in recent years, given the surging influence of the minority vote. Yet several Republican candidates have avoided the issue altogether,...
  • Marco Rubio: Why, yes, I do still support a path to citizenship for illegals

    07/01/2015 8:45:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Hot Air ^ | June 30, 2015 | Allahpundit
    A leftover from Friday’s candidate forum in New Hampshire via Eliana Johnson. I had a sense of deja vu watching this clip, and not just because I’ve blogged roughly a thousand Rubio statements on immigration over the past two years. Didn’t he … give almost this exact answer to Bob Schieffer on “Face the Nation” back in April, up to and including his endorsement of a path to citizenship as the final step in a three-stage immigration reform process? Come to think of it, he did! I wrote about it at the time. In fact, as far as I know,...
  • Ann Coulter Thinks Donald Trump Is GOP’s Best Bet, Maher Panel Erupts

    06/20/2015 4:30:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 20, 2015 | Andrew Husband
    From immigration and the “Latino registration machine” to the GOP’s apparent inability to recognize the racial aspects of the Charleston church shooting, Real Time host Bill Maher had a field day with his panelists on Friday night’s show. Yet it’s the “Overtime” segment’s extra nuggets that made for some of the most WTF-worthy viewing, especially for this reaction from MSNBC’s Joy Reid: Of all the possible conversation topics, what could have triggered such a reaction from Reid? Oh nothing, really — just guest Ann Coulter‘s funny-but-serious answer to Maher’s question about “which Republican candidate has the best chance of winning...
  • The ever elusive Hispanic Vote: Will it even matter to Cruz and Rubio?

    06/17/2015 12:08:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Texas GOP Vote ^ | June 16, 2015 | Sonja Harris
    There are two Hispanic Americans campaigning for the GOP nomination for the presidency, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio. They have many similarities; they are both US senators, Cruz from Texas and Rubio from Florida. Both are sons of Cuban immigrants, both are 44 years of age and both are social conservatives. From all indications these two men will rise to the top 10 contenders list. Regardless of whoever seizes the GOP nomination, their struggle will be for the ever elusive Hispanic vote. Statistics are hard to dismiss in an ever growing Hispanic population. Mitt Romney lost in 2012 and...
  • At least Rubio didn't say that the police were picking on white Hispanics

    06/08/2015 5:10:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/08/2015 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    The Democrats, and their allies at The NY Times, must be worried about Senator Rubio.    How else do you explain the silly story about Senator Rubio and traffic violations?   How do you explain it in light of The NY Times’s total silence about Senator Obama's driving record? To be fair, a story about reckless driving could be relevant about a person's character, especially if it involves alcohol or drugs.   It may be something we should know about the candidate if there is a pattern of recklessness. There is nothing like that in Rubio's past.  This Rubio...
  • Report: NYC Cops Arrested Men for ‘Manspreading’ on the Subway

    05/30/2015 11:21:40 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 89 replies
    National Review ^ | May 28, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Smash the patriarchy! New York police allegedly arrested two men for “manspreading” (sitting with their legs far apart) on the subway, according to a report entitled “That’s How They Get You” released by the Police Reform Organizing Project. “On a recent visit to the arraignment part in Brooklyn’s criminal court, PROP volunteers observed that police officers had arrested two Latino men on the charge of ‘man spreading’ on the subway, presumably because they were taking up more than one seat and therefore inconveniencing other riders,” the report states.
  • The GOP’s lunatic center

    05/29/2015 3:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist
    The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks have offered two striking examples of how dependent the Party’s base and elected officials have become on spouting and trying to enact as legislation their own worst impulses. One involves the American military’s three-month-long Jade Helm 15 combat-training exercises that will get underway in July and spread over various sparsely populated...
  • The Game Changer

    05/27/2015 11:50:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Politics The Blog ^ | May 27, 2015 | Robert Slayton, Professor of history, Chapman University
    The field of Republicans contending for their presidential nomination does not present grandeur.; in truth, it's a pretty weak roster. Take a look at the top names: --Jeb Bush (actually John Ellis, btw): lots of money, lots of friends, fading fast. His death knell was the inability to answer the most obvious question a three year old could have predicted. And conservatives now think poorly of his brother for spending too much (doughnut hole anyone?), and for the Iraq nation building fiasco. The dream of another Bush presidency is over. --Scott Walker: the last guy who claimed that running a...
  • Univision host: Hispanic vote to jump from 12 million to 16 million, will decide presidency

    05/23/2015 9:26:54 AM PDT · by PROCON · 21 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | May 20, 2015 | Paul Bedard
    Jorge Ramos, the influential host of Univision's Noticiero Univision, said the Latino vote will decide the 2016 presidential election and that Hispanics could see a reward for providing the margin of victory. In an interview with Harvard University's Institute of Politics following a speech to students, Ramos predicted that about 16 million Hispanics will go to the polls, likely to vote Democratic based on past trends.He said that there is a "new rule" in politics — winning the White House can't be done without Hispanics."
  • People for the American Way's Sanchez Says GOP Needs Accountability in Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric

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

    05/11/2015 7:54:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    MIAMI – Union leader Dolores Huerta prefers a woman in the White House in 2016, saying that “there’s a lot at stake for Latinos” if one of the current Republican hopefuls wins the election, even if he has “a Latino name or speaks Spanish.” The tireless 85-year-old activist said in an interview with Efe that Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) “took two steps back” when he could have used his “influence to pass immigration reform” in 2013. “Some of those candidates who are Latinos in reality don’t represent the values of the Latino community, who for the most part are working...
  • No Due Respect: The real problem with Bloomberg's Halperin-Heilemann show

    05/11/2015 12:35:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Politico ^ | May 11, 2015 | Dylan Byers
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Bloomberg Television's "With All Due Respect," hosted by Game Change co-authors Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, is probably the object of more ridicule from Beltway and Manhattan insiders than any other news show on television. That's not an opinion, it's a fact. The vast majority of the Gang of 500, a term coined by Halperin many moons ago, thinks the show is really bad. Which is a problem, because the Gang of 500 is Halperin and Heilemann's target audience. The rest of America doesn't watch the show. Although Ruben Navarette, a San Diego-based columnist, did happen upon Halperin's interview with...