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  • 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 · 10 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...
  • Latino population to surpass whites in California in two months..

    01/17/2014 5:59:54 AM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 17, 2014 | Luke Garratt
    California's Latino population is going to overtake the white population in only two months, according to this year's state budget report. The state is also getting older, with the population of over 65s predicted to hit a boom over the coming months. The state has been getting more diverse for a while, but now the Latino population will be 'the single largest race or ethnic group', and it's thought to be because most Latino groups are in their prime childbearing years.
  • Many blacks and Latinos have no retirement savings, study shows

    12/10/2013 5:29:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 9, 2013 | Michael A. Fletcher
    Fewer than half of blacks and Latino workers have retirement plans on the job, leaving the vast majority of them with no savings designated for their golden years, according to a report to be released Tuesday. Americans of all races face the growing prospect of downward mobility in retirement, the report said, but the problem is particularly acute for blacks and Hispanics. More often than not, blacks and Latinos benefit little from the tax breaks and other policy initiatives aimed at bolstering retirement security because they typically have no money to save for retirement in IRAs and other vehicles outside...
  • Obama approval cliff dives among poor Hispanics and Non-Whites

    12/06/2013 12:23:49 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | December 5, 2013 | Professor William A. Jacobson
    Yesterday we noted the precipitous drop in support for Obama among one of his stool legs, Harvard Survey: Obama and Obamacare push Millennials support off cliff It gets worse. There is a certain poetic justice in the latest Gallup poll of presidential support. Obama’s support has dropped the most among poor Hispanics and Non-Whites versus one year ago. President Barack Obama’s job approval rating averaged 41% in November, down 12 percentage points from 53% last December, his high-water mark since his first year in office. Hispanics’ approval has dropped 23 points over the last 12 months, the most among major...
  • Health law's Spanish sign-up tools delayed

    11/26/2013 3:59:21 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 12 replies
    AP via Yahoo! News ^ | November 26, 2013 | By CARLA K. JOHNSON
    Add one more delay to the list for the rollout of President Barack Obama's health care law. This time, it's a postponement of the launch of online enrollment tools in Spanish. Hispanics are viewed as one of keys to the success of Obama's coverage expansion. Their relative youthfulness is seen as a plus for the law's new markets. They are heavily represented in major states that the administration is targeting for enrollments and they're overwhelmingly likely to qualify for tax credits that would help make premiums more affordable.
  • Jeb Bush: 'I'm a conservative' (Running for president?)

    11/19/2013 10:08:03 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 109 replies
    CNN ^ | November 19, 2013 | Ashley Killough
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush predicted Monday night Congress would pass a series of immigration bills next year and touted his conservative credentials as he talked about his thought process on a potential 2016 presidential bid. In a wide-ranging, onstage interview at the 92nd Street Y in New York City, Bush said he didn't necessarily agree with his mother, who joked there have been "enough Bushes" in the White House. The Spanish-speaking former governor also took a slight dig at another potential 2016 contender, Sen. Ted Cruz, for his Spanish language skills. 'I'm a conservative' At one point in the...
  • Wisconsin City Sells Out of Palin Book After Visit (with video)

    11/15/2013 3:47:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | November 15, 2013 | Kevin Scholla
    When former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin went to Wausau, Wisconsin on Thursday, the whole city sold out of her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas. Palin held a book signing at the local Walmart, where a line snaked around the gigantic store (see video below) for the sold out book. Breitbart News has confirmed the town's Sam's Club and Barnes & Noble also sold out all their copies of her new book as well yesterday. At Walmart, Palin greeted a multitude of well-wishers and signed book after book. Just like her Bethlehem, PA stop,...
  • Obamacare mess weakens White House pitch to Hispanics

    11/07/2013 3:56:55 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | November 7, 2013 | By BRIAN HUGHES
    Obamacare could become a liability for Democrats among Latino voters, a key demographic that has been a focus of their health reform messaging. Hispanics have been far more sympathetic to President Obama’s signature domestic achievement than the rest of the general population, with Latinos accounting for roughly 30 percent of the uninsured pool. The botched rollout of Obamacare’s new insurance exchanges, though, hardly resembles what the president promised Latino voters when he sold his health reform plan. For all the problems with healthcare.gov, the Spanish-speaking version of the federal website registering consumers hasn’t even gone live yet. And amid the...
  • How Obamacare Glitches Could Put Hispanics in Play

    11/05/2013 1:58:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The National Journal ^ | November 4, 2013 | Beth Reinhard
    After two election cycles of Democrats successfully marketing Obamacare to Hispanic voters, the health care law's rocky start could turn into a bargaining chip for Republicans. Hispanic adults have supported President Obama's Affordable Care Act at a rate twice that of whites. More than 10 million Hispanics—roughly one-fourth of the total uninsured population—stand to benefit from the law. An outsize proportion of the eligible Hispanics are the healthy millennials who could make or break universal health care. But glitches on the enrollment site are blocking Hispanics (and everyone else) from signing up for subsidized insurance, while the Spanish-language website has...
  • Hispanics could make or break ObamaCare

    10/14/2013 5:01:16 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10-13-13 | Bryan Llenas
    Bryan Llenas reports from New York City
  • Can the GOP Survive as a White Nationalist Party?

    10/10/2013 8:38:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Houston Chronicle's GOPLifer ^ | October 10, 2013 | Chris Ladd
    <p>“The Republican Party needs to stop talking to itself. We have become expert in how to provide ideological reinforcement to like-minded people, but devastatingly we have lost the ability to be persuasive with, or welcoming to, those who do not agree with us on every issue.”</p>
  • Obamacare’s Terrible Impact on Hispanics

    09/25/2013 8:47:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 25, 2013 - 10:32 AM | Israel Ortega
    Here’s something you won’t hear from the Hispanic media, the mainstream media, or the White House: Among the many terrible side effects of Obamacare is its adverse effects on Hispanics. This stems from the fact that the Hispanic population is one of the youngest, in addition to Obamacare’s impact on the wholesale and retail industry, which employs many Hispanic Americans. Wholesale and retail will be hit especially hard by Obamacare, because, as one consultant noted, “employers not currently offering coverage to all employees working at least 30 hours a week may be more inclined to change their workforce strategy so...
  • What Walmart Knows about Hispanics

    09/05/2013 4:01:05 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 9-5-13 | Rachel Campos-Duffy
    Who would have thought that a Walmart commercial could make me shed a tear and then jump out of my chair, pump my fist in the air and yell out loud “Yes”? Well, that’s exactly what happened a couple years ago when I first saw a commercial about Noemi Flores, a middle-aged Hispanic woman who earned her 20-years-of-service badge from Walmart.
  • Study: 92 Percent of US Latinos Biblically Illiterate

    09/04/2013 2:01:23 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 34 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 9/4/2013 | Julie Shutley
    The National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference (NHCLC) and the American Bible Society (ABS) are kicking off a three-year campaign to promote biblical fluency and literacy in the U.S. Hispanic community with Mes de la Biblia (Month of the Bible). With biblical illiteracy affecting 92 percent of the U.S. Latino community, the two organizations are challenging Hispanic churches and Hispanic Christians to commit to reading Scripture daily throughout September. “We are inviting pastors and leaders to take action in the fight against biblical illiteracy, which threatens to destroy the principles and values on which our great nation was founded,” says Rev....
  • Conservatism, Texas Style: Latinos Are Making Their Home in a Welcoming GOP

    09/04/2013 7:02:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Townhall ^ | 09/04/2013 | Ralph Benko
    The political stakes could hardly be higher. Latinos, who have leaned Democratic, demographically are surging in Texas. And if the Democrats can turn Texas blue (or even purple) they would have a huge leg up at winning control of the executive branch of the U.S. government in future presidential elections. By achieving sufficient Democratic preeminence in Texas progressives could turn the White House blue.  And they know it. As the Democratic Party’s George Washington Plunkitt of Tammany Hall once famously said, “I seen my opportunities and I took ‘em.”  So, too, are Plunkitt’s Democratic Party successors taking their opportunity … announcing...