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  • Midterm immigration ads may hurt GOP in 2016

    10/20/2014 4:50:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | October 20, 2014 | Noah Bierman
    A still from an ad by Tom Cotton, a Republican challenging Senator Mark Pryor in Arkansas.One ad in the Kansas race for Senate depicts shadowy men climbing a barbed-wire fence as a narrator warns that “illegal immigration is threatening our communities and taking jobs away from Kansans who need them.” Scott Brown, the former Massachusetts senator running for Senate in New Hampshire, has run three border security ads, and cautioned that a “porous” border poses an Ebola threat. And in Texas, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor produced an ad showing a caravan of Middle Easterners waving flags and brandishing...
  • Adios Democrats! Hispanics Bolting Party

    10/18/2014 9:00:41 PM PDT · by Abakumov · 72 replies
    It's looking like a tough offyear election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero. Every party has a bad offyear sometimes; Republicans did in 2006. Sooner or later they recover. But in the crosstabs of polls and in party strategists' moves I see evidence that one group Democrats have been counting on is moving away from them: Hispanics. Hispanics voted 71 percent for Barack Obama in 2012, 20 points above his national average of 51 percent. According to Gallup, Hispanics' latest Obama job approval has sunk to 44...
  • Hispanics seem to be souring on Democrats

    10/17/2014 5:09:59 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 15 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 17, 2014 | Michael Barone
    It's looking like a tough off-year election for Democrats, with their Senate majority at serious risk and their chances of gaining House seats down toward zero. I see evidence that one group Democrats have been counting on is moving away from them: Hispanics. Hispanics' latest Obama job approval has sunk to 44 percent, just 3 points above the national average. In the last decade liberals have surged to victories in all top-of-the-ticket races in a state that once seemed safely Republican. This year that chain may well be broken. Incumbent Sen. Mark Udall trails Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in the...
  • Che Guevara poster vandalized at New Haven City Hall

    10/09/2014 5:22:36 AM PDT · by BillyBonebrake · 82 replies
    The New Haven Register ^ | Oct 8, 2014 | Evan Lips
    David Greco, cofounder and executive director of ARTE Inc., said Wednesday he’s confident police will be able to identify the individual who vandalized one of the organization’s “Heroes & Icons” posters at City Hall earlier this week. The unidentified vandal scrawled the word “asesino,” the Spanish word for “murderer,” in black ink atop the shoulder of the Argentine Marxist-Leninist revolutionary Ernesto “Che” Guevara. Greco said a police report has been filed and City Hall security personnel are reviewing surveillance camera footage. The exhibit, which went up Sept. 22 to honor Hispanic History Month, includes approximately 40 posters depicting Latino historical...
  • Hispanics Won't Turn Texas Blue

    10/07/2014 1:59:51 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 5, 2014 | Wayne Thorburn
    You don’t have to live in Texas to hear the incessant reminders by demographers and political pundits that the Lone Star State is on track to become majority Hispanic. By the time of the 2010 census, Texas had already become a “majority-minority” state, with minorities outnumbering Anglos by some two million—and with Hispanics alone accounting for 37.6 percent of residents. Although projections vary, within the next 10 to 20 years, Texas will likely have a Hispanic majority. You’ve also probably heard that this Hispanic surge is turning Texas, which has been a reliably Republican state in presidential politics since 1980,...
  • Hispanic independence movement?

    10/06/2014 3:27:42 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 24 replies
    Milwaukee J-S ^ | 05 oct 2014 | Esther J. Cepeda
    Hispanics contemplating the upcoming elections must be wondering: "What now?" President Barack Obama has shown Hispanics that he takes us for granted. The midterm elections won't feature a "Latino vote" storyline in the most contested high-level races. As far as 2016 is concerned, it's a crapshoot. How best to proceed then? Disengage from the political process? Carry on with straight-ticket voting and hope that any new officeholders will be better than the current ones? Decide that -- at least in the voting booth -- maybe the devil you know is really no better than the devil you don't? These questions...
  • Can a Republican win the Hispanic vote in Texas?

    10/03/2014 11:11:39 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 3, 2014 | Joshua Partlow
    Ruben Villarreal knew he was different, and it had nothing to do with his curlicue mustache. The Latino tire-shop owner with the ten- gallon hat had been mayor of this border town for several years before he dared to discuss his political affiliation. He felt like a “cactus around balloons.” “It’s not easy being Republican,” he said, “when everybody’s a Democrat.” As long as anyone can remember, the South Texas counties that make up the Rio Grande Valley have been two things: Hispanic and blue-as-the-big-sky Democrat. In Hidalgo County, along the Rio Grande, the locals say a Republican hasn’t won...
  • Homosexuality and Same-Sex Marriage (Pew Poll)

    09/23/2014 6:02:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Pew Research ^ | September 22, 2014 | Staff
    The public is evenly divided over whether businesses that provide wedding services, like catering or flowers, should be required to provide services to same-sex couples despite religious objections to same-sex marriage. Half (49%) say that wedding-related businesses should be required to provide services to same-sex couples just as they would to all other customers, while 47% say that these businesses should be allowed to refuse services to same-sex couples for religious reasons.
  • US Poverty Rate Drops for First Time in 7 Years, With Hispanic Households Seeing Gains in Income

    09/18/2014 7:44:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/18/2014 | Jessica Martinez
    The overall poverty rate in the United States dropped for the first time since 2006, with Hispanics being the only racial or ethnic group that experienced the most significant change in income. The U.S. Census Bureau's annual report released Tuesday indicated that the poverty rate among Latinos in 2013 decreased by 2.1 percentage points from the previous year. In addition, income for Hispanic households increased by 3.5 percent between 2012 and 2013 to $40,963. The Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference that represents millions of Hispanic Evangelicals, attributed the rise in income to more Latinos...
  • Hispanic Heritage Month: Why history needs a Latino president

    09/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Voxxi ^ | September 17, 2014 | Tony Castro
    What would Hispanic Heritage Month be like if there were a Latino in the White House? Would the president don a white guayabera and ride in an open limousine at the head of a parade celebrating Latino heritage? Would one of his first accomplishment have been to use his presidential authority of executive action for sweeping immigration reform? Or to expect that from the nation’s first Latino president belittle the significance of what would be his — or her — place in history? So often, too, the symbolism of presidential politics overshadows the reality of the post. If John F....
  • Abortionist: “It’s Great” That 98% of the Babies He Aborted Were Hispanic

    09/16/2014 8:08:16 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 41 replies
    Life News ^ | 9/16/14 | Carole Novielli
    White abortion doctor, Lester Minto who performs abortions in Texas has admitted that he aborts primarily Hispanic babies.“For 35 years I had a clinic where I saw women and took care of their reproductive needs, but mostly terminating pregnancies,” Dr. Lester Minto says.“Ninety-eight percent were Hispanics,” Minto told NPR radio, “I would go days where I wouldn’t speak English because they were all Spanish speakers — which is great.”Minto, who says he averaged more than 4000 each year, admits that he has had emergencies related to his abortions. Two of his patients have had to go to the hospital, he...
  • Race for the Future: Book event at Heritage Foundation TOMORROW night!

    09/15/2014 9:21:41 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 15, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    If you’re in the D.C. area, come check out our free book event with author Mike Gonzalez on his new book, “Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic Americans.” It will be a fun and informative event with a Q&A session toward the end. We hope you can make it! It will be held at the Heritage Foundation, located at: 214 Massachusetts Ave NE, Washington, District of Columbia 20002 Please RSVP with Mal Kline at mal.kline@academia.org. To read our director’s review of the book, click HERE. The Facebook event page is located HERE and...
  • Government Schools Harm Hispanics

    09/11/2014 6:29:37 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 15 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | September 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Frequently, left-wing ideologues manage to harm the very people they claim they are aiding. “When your government and your school are constantly telling you that you’re a victim of a racist society who needs protection, you may start believing it at some point,” Mike Gonzalez writes in the recently released book, A Race for the Future: How Conservatives Can Break the Liberal Monopoly on Hispanic-Americans. mike gonzalez book Gonzalez shows, in part, how government schools are failing Hispanics. “In May 2010, the American Psychological Association (APA) published a handful of studies conducted on Latino students, and they had their share...
  • Meet Mari [31 Year Old Latina: Against Amnesty, Pro-Life Candidate for Congress in New Hampshire!]

    09/10/2014 1:59:30 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 36 replies
    Marilinda Garcia, State Representative and candidate for Congress in New Hampshire's Second Congressional District, is a new generation conservative committed to reducing the size, scope and cost of the federal government by putting power and decision-making into the hands of New Hampshire and her citizens. She is committed to reform and American economic renewal through an agenda that includes ending deficit spending, reigning in job-killing regulation, lowering and flattening tax rates, and replacing Obamacare with bottom-up, consumer-driven solutions.
  • To Reach Latinos, GOP Must Alter Its Message, Tone

    08/22/2014 11:45:02 AM PDT · by C19fan · 44 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 22, 104 | Maria T. Cardona
    There is no doubt that the Latino electorate is becoming increasingly important in presidential elections and will become even more so in the future. Today, one in six Americans are of Latino descent. By 2050, that number will be one in three. ......................................................... At a time when one-fourth of all kindergarten age children in the country are Latino, and when the majority of births are children of color, the Republican Party had better find a way to embrace policies that do not demonize the government that is currently seen as a partner of the communities they need to reach.
  • The Clintons break bread and build ties with Julian Castro, stoking talk of a 2016 ticket

    08/14/2014 10:12:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 14, 2014 | Ed O'Keefe and Philip Rucker
    As she expands her political network in advance of an expected presidential run, Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband have been cultivating an important ally who some believe could become her vice presidential running mate. Former president Bill Clinton invited Julian Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and incoming Obama Cabinet secretary, to the Clintons’ home in Washington last week for a private dinner that friends described as a chance for Democratic leaders from different generations to become better acquainted. Castro, 39, who is scheduled to be sworn in Monday as secretary of housing and urban development, traveled to New...
  • Homogeneity Is Their Strength

    08/10/2014 10:41:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The National Review ^ | August 10, 2014 | Kevin D. Williamson
    America used to be decent, stable, and diverse — until the welfare state took over. “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.” — Barack Obama on Trayvon MartinIt generally is taken as a given that the United States must become more Hispanic and less Anglo as a matter of demographic inevitability, but that assumption rests largely on the continuation of current patterns of immigration, which itself is predicated on ignoring the question: Does greater diversity serve the greater good? Glenn Loury once observed that the essence of conservatism is the belief that “human nature has no history.” Even...
  • War Against Whites? I Think Not

    08/07/2014 9:19:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | August 6, 2014 | Charles M. Blow
    When Representative Mo Brooks, Republican of Alabama, claimed earlier this week that Democrats were waging a “war on whites,” he lifted the lid on a simmering resentment that is very real and very resilient and feeds on anxiety — and fear — about a changing America, and the possibility of those changes upending historical architectures of privilege. On Monday, Brooks was on Laura Ingraham’s radio show to talk about Republicans’ deportation policies. She played a clip of Ron Fournier of National Journal on Fox News saying: “The fastest-growing voting block in this country thinks the Republican Party hates them. This...
  • Pigs Fly! New York Times admits GOP doesn’t need Hispanic votes to win

    08/07/2014 9:03:09 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 21 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 8/7/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Much to the surprise of those who understand the decline of journalism in our country, in a discussion of how the recent House votes on handling illegal aliens would impact Republican electoral chances, the New York Times actually told the truth. After explaining how the Hispanic vote is distributed in such a way that it will have no influence on any of this year’s contested U.S. Senate races except possibly in Colorado, the Times observed that “Hispanic voters will have even less influence over the composition of the House, which is all but assured to remain in Republican hands. The...
  • There’s No Crisis on America’s Southern Border — the Crisis Is at Home

    07/28/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 07/28/2014 | Spengler
    Illegal immigrants are a minor annoyance; America’s shift towards European fertility is a catastrophe from which we may never recover. The demographic crisis isn’t at our borders but at home. It’s easy to blow off steam about illegals on the border, and tough to address the fundamentals. I’ve tried to do so in the past, for example here, but the real problems and prospective solutions don’t make easy sound-bites.Just to make things clear: I want super-tough, restrictive immigration laws. I’d prefer a Canadian-style system that favors highly-educated immigrants with capital to invest. But I don’t think the best immigration...
  • The KKK responds to Obama importing South American illegals

    07/24/2014 9:01:08 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 22 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/24/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Over 20,000 phone calls have poured into the Ku Klux Klan’s hotline since its recent weekend recruitment drive ramped up in the wake of the huge Central American illegal immigrant surge across America’s Southern Border! The White Power group distributed their fliers wrapped in plastic bags–each containing a piece of candy–onto lawns in a Vero Beach, FL neighborhood this week. While neighbors told a local CBS TV chief reporter that their very diverse area is comprised of gays, blacks, whites all living together in peace, no one offered an explanation as to why KKK fliers are showing up now. The...
  • Is Lucy Flores the Latina star Democrats have been waiting for?

    07/05/2014 2:42:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | July 5, 2014 | Benjy Sarlin
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) LAS VEGAS, Nev. – “I don’t have the background of a typical politician, right?” Lucy Flores told a crowd of Democratic activists as she accepted the party’s nomination for lieutenant governor of Nevada in June. It’s a line you’ve heard before: Candidates love to brag about how they didn’t grow up like those “typical” politicians. But there’s no other way to describe Flores, a Latina rising star who was born into an impoverished family of 13 children, whose mother abandoned her in grade school, who fell in with a gang, who was sentenced to a youth prison, who dropped...
  • How Obama's immigration push could hand the House to Democrats

    07/04/2014 8:46:53 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 48 replies
    The Week ^ | July 4, 2014 | By Bill Scher
    Everyone assumes that Republicans will easily hold the House in November. The dominant storyline among the chattering classes centers instead on the possibility that Republicans could seize control of the Senate from Democrats. But the rapidly escalating immigration face-off between President Barack Obama and House Republicans raises the possibility that Democrats could win back the House — even if Republicans do take the Senate How is that possible? It's simple: There are more competitive House races than Senate races in areas with significant Latino populations. Last year, David Damore, a polling analyst for the firm Latino Decisions, found that there...
  • Hispanics Sour on Obama as Young Illegals Surge Across Border

    06/24/2014 6:25:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 24, 2014 | Michael Barone
    What should Republican lawmakers do about immigration? That's been a simmering source of controversy ever since George W. Bush's push for so-called comprehensive immigration legislation, with legalization and enforcement provisions, in 2006. Most liberals and many economic conservatives argued that support for such legislation was a political imperative for Republicans. Otherwise, they would continue to lose Hispanic voters, an inevitably increasing segment of the electorate, by 2-1 margins. That argument was bolstered by the 2004 exit poll, which showed comprehensive immigration supporter George W. Bush getting 44 percent of the Hispanic vote. That percentage may have been inflated, but if...
  • Following Obama’s policies, Four Star Fake Eric Shinseki has killed our veterans

    05/28/2014 9:17:47 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Barack Obama is on record as being “furious” over the needless deaths in Veteran’s Administration hospitals. He’s not “furious” because he loves veterans, to the contrary, Barack Obama is “furious” at being been caught in yet another lie. By his own admission Obama knew there were problems in the VA in 2007. In 2008 even before he first took office, Obama was made aware of the problems in the VA hospital system. His response was to appoint Eric Shinseki whose only qualification was that he is “America’s first Asian American four star general,” as the new head of the Veteran’s...
  • Fighting Against New Jim Crow: Dream Defenders analyze how mass-incarceration affects Black & brown

    05/19/2014 6:02:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Black Entertainment Television ^ | May 19, 2014 | Sandra Khalifa, Dream Defenders
    Jim Crow is not dead. It has simply changed its face. A new generation of Black and brown youth are waking up to the reality that our bodies are still criminalized. Whether by shooting down teenagers like Jordan Davis and Trayvon Martin or by funneling youth out of schools and into prisons for the profit of private prison corporation CEOs, today’s version of Jim Crow laws threaten America’s future. It’s no accident Kanye West rapped about private prison company Corrections Corporation of America locking up Black people across the country on Yeezus. This winter, Stanford-educated, Compton-born NFL cornerback Richard Sherman...
  • Lamar Smith Calls ICE Release of 36,000 Criminal Immigrants a President-Sanctioned Prison Break

    05/13/2014 11:20:04 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Caroline May
    Texas Republican Rep. Lamar Smith reacted harshly to a new report detailing the crimes committed by 36,007 criminal immigrants that Immigration and Customs Enforcement released last year. “This would be considered the worst prison break in American history, except it was sanctioned by the President and perpetrated by our own immigration officials. These criminal immigrants should have been deported to ensure that they could never commit crimes on U.S. soil. But instead, ICE officials chose not to detain them and instead released them back onto American streets,” Smith said in a statement Monday.
  • Uruguayan President Says US Will Be Flooded With Latino Babies

    05/13/2014 8:04:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 12, 2014 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    Latinos will fill the United States with Latino babies, Uruguayan president Jose Mujica told President Barack Obama in an Oval Office meeting Monday. “You will have to become a bilingual country … because the strength of Latin women is admirable and they will fill this country with people who speak Spanish and Portuguese,” Mujica told Obama during a brief public exchange prior to their meeting. Mujica’s remark is partly true — the Latino population will rapidly rise during the next few decades. For example, more Latinos babies than white babies are being born in California and Texas. Progressives are working...
  • Education Sec. to Probe Why Young Black and Hispanic Men Are ‘Less Successful’ in the Job Market

    05/12/2014 5:18:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 12, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday will host an Internet discussion aimed at uncovering why young black and Hispanic men are “less successful” in the job market and in school, and what causes encounters between them and law enforcement. The discussion is part of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative, which the administration announced in February. That initiative created a task force including Duncan as education secretary, and is meant to develop proposals to “enhance positive outcomes and eliminate or reduce negative ones” for young black and Hispanic men. In his February announcement, Obama said many groups have...
  • Millions Of Latinos Have Abandoned Catholic Church Since 2010, Pew Says

    05/08/2014 5:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 7, 2014
    More than 4 million Latinos in the United States have left the Catholic Church since 2010, according to a new Pew Research Center survey that spotlighted the church’s ongoing exodus of Latinos, a group seen as pivotal to the future of Catholicism. In 2010, two-thirds of Hispanics (67 percent) in the U.S. were Catholic. Today, that number has dwindled to 55 percent of the nation's 35 million Latino adults. While close to 20 million Latinos still identify as Catholic, the church has lost 12 percent, or 4 million Latinos in the U.S. over the past four years alone, according to...
  • Republicans Should Hope Jeb Bush Runs

    05/08/2014 9:03:45 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 55 replies
    The Upshot ^ | 5-8-14
    "The influx of Democratic-friendly Hispanics and broader Democratic gains among Hispanics combined to flip Florida’s Hispanic vote."
  • A lot of Hispanics not signing up for ObamaCare

    05/03/2014 10:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/03/2014 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    Something happened on the way to the Obama Care enrollment office.  A lot of Hispanics did not sign up, as reported in The Washington Post: "Hispanics, a key demographic for the Affordable Care Act, did not appear to sign up for health insurance through the law's marketplaces at the rate the Obama administration had hoped, according to new government data.  The enrollment report from the Department of Health and Human Services, the first national data on the ethnicity of Obamacare enrollees, and sheds new light on the health-care law's efforts to reduce uninsured rates among minority populations who disproportionately lack health...
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Welcome to the Finger-Wagging Olympics

    04/29/2014 8:49:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 21 replies
    Time.com ^ | 4/28/2014 | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
    It's time to look at ourselves — and our collective moral outrage — in the mirror, says former NBA player Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Moral outrage is exhausting. And dangerous. The whole country has gotten a severe case of carpal tunnel syndrome from the newest popular sport of Extreme Finger Wagging. Not to mention the neck strain from Olympic tryouts for Morally Superior Head Shaking. All over the latest in a long line of rich white celebrities to come out of the racist closet. (Was it only a couple days ago that Cliven Bundy said blacks would be better off picking cotton...
  • Buying Latino votes comes at a price way too high for Republicans to pay

    04/26/2014 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/26/14 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Simple rules of economics often escape liberals. Because they spend other people’s money, futures and safety to get what makes them feel good, the actual cost of things rarely enters into the schemes liberals concoct. They don’t understand that businesses often close when what they sell becomes too expensive for their customer base. Specialty shops of all kinds fall into this construct. Politicians who are considering buying votes must weigh whether the price to be paid is too much. They must ask themselves, “Will this break the bank?” Liberal politicians don’t bother with this consideration, but conservatives must never overlook...
  • Republicans break up with Hispanics

    04/23/2014 7:51:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/23/2014 | Fernando Espuelas
    Breakups are rough — regrets, pain and bitter memories. As Republicans in the House block immigration reform time after time, American Latinos get the message: It's over, don't call me. Have a good life.Incapable of producing even one GOP vote in favor of the Democrats' last-ditch gamble at forcing an open vote of the House, the message to Latinos is crystalline. Whatever goodwill the clutch of pro-immigration reform House Republicans won in the last year since the Senate passed its bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill has now evaporated. ADVERTISEMENT What remains are the weekly flip-flops by Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio),...
  • ARE HISPANICS NATURAL DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS?

    04/14/2014 9:18:43 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 123 replies
    Cooking With Chef Carlo ^ | 4/14/2014 | Carlo3b
    ARE HISPANICS NATURAL DEMOCRATS OR REPUBLICANS? OR SHOULD WE ASK, ARE HISPANICS MORE LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE? I report, you decide.. Broadly speaking, the Hispanic society, regardless of nationality; have strong family values, deeply held religious beliefs, a rigorous work ethic,strong community commitment,fun loving,traditionalist by culture,socially charitable,strong gender identities.. In the most generous interpretation, which political identity better fits the natural characteristics of the Hispanic community? I believe if you ask the average Hispanic, legal or illegally in our country, the following questions, the answers would be astonishingly different than the average American would attribute to the media's interpretation of...
  • Latin America Is World's Most Violent Region (1/3 of global homicides)

    04/12/2014 6:57:12 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 11, 2014 | DAVID LUHNOW
    MEXICO CITY—Latin America is the world's most violent region, accounting for nearly one in three global homicides, according to data from a new study by the United Nations. Latin America racked up some 134,519 homicides in 2012, about 31% of the total for that year, according to a tally by The Wall Street Journal of the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime's Global Study on Homicide, its first since 2011. Yet the region's 574 million people comprise just 8% of the global population, according to U.N. figures. As a whole, Latin America's per capita homicide rate is 23.4 per 100,000...
  • California: A View of America's Immigration Future

    04/08/2014 10:09:32 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 14 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 7, 2014 | Heather Macdonald
    With the recent confirmation that immigration enforcement in the country’s interior is all but eviscerated, it is an opportune moment to assess America’s future if its immigration policies--de facto and de jure--remain unchanged. California provides a window into that future, since the transformation unleashed by the last three decades of mass immigration is further advanced there than anywhere else. Nearly 50 percent of all California births are now Hispanic, with the state’s Hispanic population almost equal to the white population. The consequences of this demographic shift have been profound. In the 1950s and 1960s, the state led the nation in...
  • The Latino Media Need Balance

    04/02/2014 11:19:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 2, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Our English-speaking media were very clear after the 2012 election that the Republican Party was demographically doomed, since all the voters "of color" were shifting toward President Barack Obama and the Democrats. They echoed the mantra of GOP moderates, stating the only way to political viability was through "comprehensive immigration reform." What these analysts did not do was explore the messaging Hispanic voters are getting from Spanish-language media. Has the conservative message been rejected by Spanish-language voters -- or is something being kept from them? We've seen a disturbing set of reports on how hand in glove these Spanish networks...
  • Latinos remain wary of Obamacare as deadline looms

    03/28/2014 6:12:32 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 28 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 2 hours ago | By Liz Goodwin, Yahoo News
    LOS ANGELES, Calif — Ruben Acosta, a 53-year-old security guard and legal immigrant from Mexico, shoved his fears aside and made a visit to a school administration building in Compton on a Wednesday last week because he wanted health insurance. “A lot of Latino people don’t come because they’re afraid,” said Acosta, who brought his wife and 6-year-old granddaughter, a U.S. citizen, to the Covered California enrollment event at the Compton Unified School District. There, people working for the California health care exchange established by the Affordable Care Act sought to enroll members of the demographic group with the lowest...
  • Obama Assures Hispanics: Illegal Relatives Won't be Deported Through Obamacare Info

    03/18/2014 11:14:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2014 | Sara Jean Seman
    Hispanics should not be afraid that their illegal relatives will be discovered and deported through Obamacare enrollment information, President Obama said Tuesday during an interview with Univision Deportes. The Hill reports: “Well, the main thing for people to know is that any information you get, you know, asked with respect to buying insurance, does not have anything to do with … the rules governing immigration,” Obama said. “And you know, you can qualify if you’re a legal resident, if you are … legally present in the United States. “You know, if you have a family where some people are...
  • Latinos become California's largest demographic though political clout lags

    03/17/2014 12:38:33 PM PDT · by C19fan · 38 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | March 17, 2014 | Rory Carroll
    It is a demographic milestone signalling the changing face of America: this month, Latinos will overtake whites to become California’s largest racial/ethnic group. They will officially make up 39% of the country’s most populous state, edging past the 38.8% who are white non-Hispanic, and dwarfing the Asian American and African American communities.
  • Obama Starts ‘New Dialogue’ with Hispanic Caucus, Raising Speculation on Exec Order for Immigration

    03/15/2014 11:32:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 03/15/2014 | Bridget Johnson
    President Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in the Oval Office last night to discuss how to move forward on immigration reform, with one caucus member saying afterward that their pleas for executive action were heard. The meeting came after Obama threatened to veto two bills that passed in the House – the ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014, which puts in place a procedure that would expedite the ability of Congress to sue the executive branch for failure to faithfully execute the laws, and the Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014, which expands the...
  • President Obama turns attention to minority males

    03/06/2014 2:17:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The South Florida Times / The Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2014 | Mohamed Hamaludin
    In one of the most significant steps of its kind taken by any Administration, President Barack Obama has unveiled a plan which he hopes will lift young minority men out of a persistent cycle of despair and hopelessness into productive lives. Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative will be in the hands of a top-level task force, which the president has appointed “to develop a coordinated federal effort to improve significantly the expected life outcomes for boys and young men of color,” he wrote in a memo outlining his plan. The program will cover not only young African-American men but also...
  • California Public University Pays Employees To Learn Spanish

    02/21/2014 2:47:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 21, 2014 | Jennifer Kabbany, Associate Editor
    UCLA will foot the bill for its employees to learn to speak Spanish under a new program launched this month at the Southern California-based public university. Employees can take the class during working hours as well as get the cost of the Spanish course – $177 – reimbursed by their department budgets, campus officials told The College Fix. “It is important as a university and employer that we are on the cutting edge providing our staff with the necessary tools needed to meet the future,” Lee Walton, a UCLA diversity coordinator, said in an email to The College Fix. “The...
  • Cruelty of cock fighting just another gift of cultural diversity from Mexican illegals

    02/21/2014 10:02:50 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 35 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/21/14 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    Hispanic promoters of cruel, cock-fighting extravaganzas were arrested in a massive, February 9th raid at a Plattekill, New York farm about 90 minutes from New York City, the liberal bastion of freedom and amnesty for illegals! (1) The very large cock-fighting ring was headed up by Manuel and Jesus Cruz. According to the Ulster County Sheriff’s office which organized the raid, the enormous operation involved some 6,000 birds, all bred to kill for money! According to media reports, this cock fighting ring had “operated for years under the guise of a live poultry farm,” yet nothing was done until recently...
  • A Purple Texas? Not so fast.

    02/07/2014 2:12:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | February 7, 2014 | Aaron Blake
    Texas might be going purple, but probably not as quickly as people think. That's the takeaway from some interesting new findings from Gallup. For a while now, smart political observers have talked about the prospect of the Lone Star State becoming competitive (or even blue) at the presidential level, giving Democrats a potentially game-changing 38 electoral votes that would make it very difficult for Republicans to win elections for the foreseeable future. Some have even suggested Texas could be in play in 2016 or 2020. One of the problems with the whole Texas-turning-purple/blue idea, though, is that there isn't a...
  • Colorado Hispanics Resist Obamacare Sign-up Efforts

    01/28/2014 6:06:30 AM PST · by rellimpank · 6 replies
    Colorado Observer ^ | 27 jan 2014 | Mark Stricherz
    The Spanish version of healthcare.gov did not work until December, a delay that rendered many Hispanics unable to enroll. The Spanish version of healthcare.gov did not work until December, a delay that rendered many Hispanics unable to enroll. WASHINGTON — In the popular media, the face of the person whom Colorado health officials want to sign up for health insurance is young and white. But under the radar, that person is Hispanic. Since Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a state-based health exchange into law in June 2011, state officials and interest groups have organized a campaign to enroll Latinos in health...
  • House GOP number three: How about legalization without citizenship for illegals?

    01/22/2014 8:46:17 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 22, 2014 | Allahpundit
    A nice example of what I said last week about Republicans forging their immigration policy based not on what works but on what they think they can sell. Legalization without citizenship is, as DrewM says, arguably the worst possible outcome policy-wise. It rewards illegals by letting them stay in the U.S. indefinitely, creating an incentive for future illegals to cross the border, but then tries to punish them by relegating them to a status of uncertainty. Will they ever be allowed to apply for citizenship or will they be stuck forever as second-class quasi-citizens? No one knows. And no one...
  • California Republican Tim Donnelly releases one of the strangest ads ever (María Conchita Alonso)

    01/19/2014 6:39:04 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Salon ^ | January 16, 2014 | Elias Isquith, assistant editor
    California Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly almost certainly won’t succeed in his quest to become the Golden State’s governor, but give him this much: He’s made what’ll probably be the most bizarre political ad of the 2014 cycle. Donnelly’s three-minute Web ad, titled “The People United,” is strange in a few ways. For one thing, Donnelly apparently decided that the best way to win back California’s Latino community — whom he has no doubt thoroughly alienated with his Minuteman vigilantism — is to have Cuban-born actress and singer María Conchita Alonso join him in the ad, translating (and sometimes reinterpreting) whatever...