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  • Trump’s Latino Superfan Baffles CNN’s Baldwin: He Is ‘My Perfect Man’

    10/09/2015 5:11:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Mediaite ^ | October 9, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    In his ongoing quest to prove that Latinos do, in fact, “love” him, Donald Trump brought a Hispanic woman named Myriam Witcher up on stage at his Las Vegas rally Thursday night who could not love him more. “Yes, Mr. Trump! We love you! We love you, all the way to the White House!” she exclaimed, her hands held high in the air. On Friday, CNN’s Brooke Baldwin tried to get to the bottom of how this woman could possibly feel the way she does about Trump. “Oh my God, he is coming — he is our man sent from...
  • Blacks, Latinos Face New Problem: ‘Math Misplacement’: Pushed to the back of the math class bus

    10/02/2015 7:10:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 10/02/2015 | Rod Kackley
    California Sen. Holly Mitchell (D) connects the lack of racial diversity in Silicon Valley with racially motivated “math misplacement.”She claims middle-school algebra teachers are holding back black and Latino kids from advancing to ninth-grade geometry, even though they are doing just as well as white kids who are getting a grade of “B” or better, and are meeting or exceeding state standard assessments.However, the study that Mitchell and others supporting her effort cite as proof of their position also shows the real problem is actually with middle-school algebra teachers. Many of them just aren’t very good at their jobs.The...
  • Will Latinos become Republicans? Not if it depends on being religious.

    09/29/2015 7:25:18 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/29/2015 | By Sarah Allen Gershon, Adrian D. Pantoja and J. Benjamin Taylor
    As far back as Ronald Reagan, politicians have been urging Latinos — who historically have voted overwhelmingly for Democrats — to move over to the Republican Party. The idea has been that, putting questions of immigration aside, Latinos as a whole are conservative about hard work, family values, and religious dedication, which Republicans generally consider to be “their” values. But do they stay that way once they are in the U.S.? If the Republicans continue being the party of strict borders, English-only, and deportation, they’re unlikely to get the first generation to become Republican voters. And like other immigrant groups,...
  • GOP Debate Gathered Rally Of Trump Supporters, Unlikely Latina Who Hates Immigrants

    09/18/2015 7:43:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Latin Times ^ | September 17, 2015 | Cedar Attanasio
    Simi Valley, CA -- “Welcome GOP Candidates,” reads the sign on Presidential Drive, at the entrance to the Ronald Reagan Library where CNN held the second Republican debate on Wednesday, Sept. 16. But that welcome is partially obscured by the faces, T-shirts, and Donald Trump pińatas being paraded by pro-immigrant protesters hours before the debate. Anti-immigration protesters are there as well, holding signs in support of Republican candidate Donald Trump and in opposition to jus solis, or birthright citizenship. Trump supporters rally across the street, mostly keeping to their own side Madera Road, the four-lane road at the end of...
  • Who the Hell Are ‘Latinos for Trump’?

    09/15/2015 3:19:26 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09/15/2015 | Gideon Resnick
    Only 20 percent say they support The Donald for president. We talked to a few, who even say they agree with him on immigration. Trump will be lucky to win 20 percent of the Latino vote if he makes it to the general election, according to today’s polls. He called Mexicans “rapists,” threw the most prominent Latino reporter out of a press conference, and wants to put his name on a wall running the length of the border with Mexico. Pińatas are literally being made out of him and selling like hotcakes in Mexico. So who the hell are the...
  • Jorge Ramos: Latinos Won't Forget Trump Promoting Bigotry And Hatred

    08/30/2015 2:11:08 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 123 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Pam Key
    Sunday on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos,” while discussing his confrontation with Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump last week at a press conference, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos said next year at the polls Latino voters “won’t forget,” Trump “promoting in his speeches bigotry and hatred.”

    08/27/2015 2:00:41 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 16 replies ^ | August 27, 2015 | Mike Flynn
    There is no greater political miscalculation, or fraud, than the notion that Republicans have to “moderate” their positions on immigration reform in order to appeal to Hispanic voters. This fiction began with President George W. Bush’s aborted attempt at comprehensive immigration reform in early 2007.
  • Why Latino Children Are Scared of Donald Trump

    08/18/2015 1:24:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/18/2015 | Hector Tobar
    LYNWOOD, Calif. — MANY monsters and ghosts haunt the dreams of Latino children. There is “La Llorona,” who is said to moan for her dead children. And more recently, the Chupacabra, which sucks the blood from farm animals and maybe a boy or a girl if he or she doesn’t behave. Now we can add a new boogeyman to the repertoire of scary Latino bedtime stories. His name is The Donald. Ever since he began his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination with a vicious screed against Mexican immigrants, Donald J. Trump has become a figure of dread and comic-book...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • Kelly Osbourne to Trump: If you kick out all the Latinos, who’s going to clean your toilet, huh?

    08/04/2015 2:27:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 52 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/04/2015 | AllahPundit
    I think I speak for all of us when I say, “Who’s Kelly Osbourne?”The best part of this is an offended Rosie Perez apologizing to Osbourne after being reminded that they should focus on the Common Enemy. Perez clarified the point Collins was trying to make, saying, “There are a lot of Latinos here in this country that do agree that the immigration problem is a problem and it does need to be addressed and it does need to be fixed. But [Trump] making those comments [about rapists]—those racist comments—does not help.”“If you kick every Latino out of this...
  • Kelly Osbourne Asks Donald Trump: Who Will Clean Your Toilet If You Kick Latinos Out of the US

    08/04/2015 11:56:45 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 84 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/4/15 | Joe Otterson
    Kelly Osbourne stuck her foot firmly in her mouth on Tuesday’s episode of “The View” when she made an unfortunate remark during a discussion on Donald Trump’s favorability among Latino voters. “If you kick every Latino out of this country, who is going to be cleaning your toilet Donald Trump?” Osbourne said. Her statement was met with an awkward groan from Raven-Symone before co-host Rosie Perez said, “Latinos are not the only people doing that.” Osbourne quickly back-pedaled, saying “I would never mean it like that. I’m not part of this argument.”
  • Liberal Celebrity : “If You Kick Every Latino OutThen Who Is Going to Clean Your Toilet?”

    08/04/2015 11:34:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 68 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 4, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Liberal celebrity Kelly Osbourne inserted foot in mouth on The View today. Her attack on Donald Trump sort of backfired when she exposed herself as a heartless racist. TMZ reported: Kelly Osbourne stepped into it on “The View” Tuesday, challenging Donald Trump’s statement about Mexicans and asking if he has his way … who will clean his toilet. Osbourne quipped, “If you kick every Latino out of this country, then who is going to be cleaning your toilet, Donald Trump?”
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Bush calls on GOP to embrace Latinos, African-Americans

    07/23/2015 3:41:23 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 23, 2015 5:23 PM EDT | Kathleen Ronayne
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says Republicans won’t win the White House if candidates don’t campaign in “every nook and cranny” of the country, especially in Latino and African-American communities. The Republican presidential contender made his comments Thursday during a town hall meeting in New Hampshire. They come as businessman Donald Trump’s hardline rhetoric on immigration continues to dominate the GOP primary race. …
  • 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...
  • The McCain Flap Might Ruin Trump's Poll Numbers, but the Real Damage Was Already Done

    07/19/2015 8:01:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    Slate ^ | July 19, 2015 | Juliana Jiménez Jaramillo
    Donald Trump’s insult of John McCain’s war record on Saturday has led to nearly universal condemnation from his Republican primary adversaries. More importantly, it might also be the well-anticipated moment when Trump’s popularity in the GOP race comes crashing down. Whatever happens next in the campaign, though, it’s fair to say that the damage to Trump’s national personal standing and miniature media empire has already been done. That happened the instant he entered the race by attacking Mexican immigrants as “criminals” and “rapists,” and it happened thanks largely to an unprecedented grassroots response by Latino-Americans, Latino immigrants, and the broader...
  • Donald Trump Is Appealing to "Racist" Voters, Says Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson

    07/15/2015 12:59:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | July 15, 2015 | Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Donald Trump “is appealing to a segment I’ll just label racist,” says Gary Johnson, a former two-term Republican governor of New Mexico and the 2012 Libertarian Party presidential candidate. “It exists and it’s out there." "I don’t want to have anything to do with it,” says Johnson. “It embarrasses me. The electorate will paint the entire Republican Party with a broad brush as a result of Trump and it won’t be positive.” Johnson started the 2012 campaign as a Republican before switching to the LP and pulling 1.2 million votes and 1 percent of ballots cast in the general...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Christie faults GOP for sounding unwelcoming to Latinos

    06/10/2015 7:52:48 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 10, 2015 6:09 PM EDT | Luis Alonso Lugo and Jill Colvin
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie faulted his party Wednesday for its unwelcoming tone at times to minority voters. In a speech to a Latino Coalition small business conference, the potential Republican presidential contender also boasted about getting 51 percent of the Hispanic vote in his re-election as governor. Christie portrays himself as the kind of Republican who can attract females, blacks, Hispanics and other voters who are normally drawn to Democrats. …
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • WATCH: Liberal Host Goes Fulls Racist Interviewing Ted Cruz

    05/09/2015 8:02:38 PM PDT · by absentee · 35 replies
    Louder With Crowder ^ | 5/9/2015 | Stephen Crowder
    On Saturday, Fausta’s Blog posted an interview from Bloomberg TV that slipped under the radar in the last few weeks, wherein Mark Halperin got uncomfortably weird and painfully white while interviewing Republican Presidential candidate Ted Cruz. Here is Digitas clip of the segment. It is a comic tragedy unto itself. Fausta, in the dangerous state of “outraged while Puerto Rican,” had a terrific rant that ended, appropriately, with bésame el culo. Kiss my … The absurdity of the situation is outweighed only by how disgusting it is.
  • Spanish-language media dub Jeb Bush 'Latino' 2016 candidate

    05/08/2015 3:46:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 7, 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    It's early in the process, but Spanish-language U.S. media is seeing former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, as one of their own. Bush is a fluent Spanish speaker and married to a Mexican, leading some Spanish-language media outlets to identify him as a "Latino" candidate, even though he's very much white. In late April, Telemundo ran an Associated Press article translated to Spanish and said Bush can "express himself in English and Spanish in declarations that [highlight] his deep ties with the Hispanic culture." Because Bush is an outspoken supporter of immigration reform...
  • Bush celebrates Mexico in Spanish-language Cinco de Mayo video

    05/05/2015 10:39:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | May 5, 2015 | W. James Antle III, managing editor
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a likely candidate for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, speaks Spanish in a new video celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The video was released by Bush's political action committee, which described it as "a message for the entire Hispanic population in the United States, but especially those of Mexican origin." Bush is fluent in Spanish. "Cinco de Mayo is an honorable date when Mexico, our neighbor, bravely defended itself against a foreign intervention," Bush said. "Here in the U.S., Cinco de Mayo has become a day where we celebrate our ties with Mexico and the great...
  • Critics blast UT’s Latino award to George P. Bush

    05/03/2015 9:24:12 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 4/5/15 | Elaine Ayala
    In awarding its first-ever Latino Leadership Award, the University of Texas at Austin hoped to highlight its longtime work in establishing a Mexican-American studies center and department. It used the celebratory occasion, in fact, to announce a new Latino Research Initiative at UT. But giving that inaugural prize to Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush — whose resume might read as thin as U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz’s on Latino issues — triggered criticism from Latino academics and activists on and off campus. Bestowed by outgoing and embattled university President Bill Powers, the UT Center for Mexican American Studies (CMAS), the...
  • George P. Bush awarded inaugural Latino Leadership Award

    05/03/2015 9:14:51 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 12 replies
    Daily Texan ^ | 3/31/15 | Katie Keenan, Jackie Wang
    UT President Bill Powers presented land commissioner George P. Bush the inaugural Latino Leadership Award on Monday evening. The president’s office worked in conjunction with the Center of Mexican American Studies and the Department of Mexican American and Latina/o Studies to select Bush as the first awardee, said Dr. Nicole Guidotti-Hernández, associate director of the Center for Mexican American Studies. “We went through a series of 15 nominees, and we evaluated them for leadership, public service and areas like that,” Guidotti-Hernández said. “With him as the first Latino land commissioner, I think in its [179-year] history of the office, we...
  • Looking presidential, George P. reports on first 100 days in office

    05/03/2015 9:06:06 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 28 replies
    Austin American Statesman ^ | 4/22/15 | Jonathan Tilove
    George P. Bush stood in front of the lectern with its official seal. Behind him, flags bracketed the picture of a majestic white building. For just under 10 minutes, Bush talked about all that he had accomplished in the whirlwind of his first 100 days in office. Bush is in his first term as Texas land commissioner, the seal on the podium is that of the General Land Office, and the building depicted behind him is the mid-19th Century General Land Office building that now serves as the Capitol Visitors Center. But looking at Wednesday’s tableau, you could be forgiven...
  • Todd J. Gillman: Can Ted Cruz help GOP court Hispanic voters?

    05/03/2015 5:10:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | May 2, 2015 | Todd J. Gillman
    Can Republicans win the hearts and votes of Hispanics? Is Sen. Ted Cruz, son of a Cuban immigrant, a candidate who can make a breakthrough with that crucial segment of the electorate? Texas, Cruz noted at a forum with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, “is the only majority-minority state in the country that is solidly Republican.” And he added, “It’s not rocket science that if Republicans continue to get clobbered in the Hispanic community it won’t stay solidly Republican.” Javier Palomarez, president and chief executive of the chamber, teed up the issue by noting that President Barack Obama won...
  • Jeb Bush is shaping his still unannounced campaign around the Latino vote

    05/01/2015 7:31:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | May 1, 2015
    Javier Palomarez, president of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, recently said he believes any new U.S. president will only be elected to office if he or she openly courts Latino voters. He was speaking to Sen. Ted Cruz, who is of Cuba descent, during a question-and-answer session in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday. But it’s something that former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush seems to have taken to heart. Bush, who has yet to announce he will seek the Republican presidential nomination, has been actively courting the Hispanic community. It doesn’t seem to matter to the former Florida governor that Hispanic...
  • Cruz walks a provocative line on panhandling

    05/01/2015 6:15:28 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show ^ | May 1, 2015 | Steve Benen
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) took his presidential campaign to the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce this week, where he raised a provocative point about, of all things, panhandling. Benjy Sarlin reported: “If you look at the values that resonate in our community, they are faith, family, patriotism, hard work,” he told host Javier Palomarez, the CEO of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. “Some years ago I was having lunch with a Hispanic entrepreneur in Austin and he asked me a question: He said, ‘When was the last time you saw a Hispanic panhandler?’ It’s a great question…. I’m not sure I’ve...
  • How Jeb Bush and Ted Cruz are making a play for the Hispanic vote (Wednesday and beyond)

    04/29/2015 10:56:43 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's Post Politics ^ | April 29, 2015 | Jose A. DelReal and Ed O'Keefe
    Former Florida governor Jeb Bush and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will both be making overtures to Hispanic voters Wednesday, speaking to national groups on issues that could increase their appeal within the rapidly growing voting bloc in the 2016 election. What they will discuss -- and how they will discuss it -- could provide a preview for the different way in which the two candidates will reach out to Hispanics once the primary season is properly underway. Fresh off a trip from Puerto Rico, Bush on Wednesday will speak the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Houston, a gathering of...
  • Fox’s Andrea Tantaros Reportedly Dating Jane’s Addiction Guitarist Dave Navarro (oh-noes!!)

    04/28/2015 2:44:39 PM PDT · by drewh · 50 replies ^ | 4:13PM April 28th, 2015 | Andrew Kirell
    This is kinda surprising: Fox News conservative pundit Andrea Tantaros is reportedly dating Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro. According to Us Weekly, the pair have been spotted canoodling around New York City and have been dating for a few months since being introduced by mutual friends. Navarro is 47 years old, Tantaros is 36. “Even though they seem like opposites, they have a lot in common. They both have a wicked sense of humor and share a love of politics and dark eyeliner,” a source told Us. They certainly don’t seem like political opposites, however, as Navarro performed at the...
  • żQuien es más Hispano? Rubio, Cruz, Castro or Bush

    04/20/2015 6:13:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Austin American Statesman ^ | April 20, 2015 | Jonathan Tilove
    Good morning Austin: I had a story in Saturday’s paper on the startling fact that, with Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, two of the first three announced candidates for the Republican presidential nomination for president are Hispanic. In other words, if America elects its first Latino president in 2016, that president would almost certainly be a Republican. Meanwhile, on the Democratic side, at best there could be a Hispanic candidate for vice president, with most of the speculation concentrated on Julián Castro, the former San Antonio mayor who is now serving as President Obama’s secretary of housing and urban development....
  • Ted Cruz to address Latino issues in Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Q&A event

    04/17/2015 8:53:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | April 17, 2015 | Elizabeth Llorente
    Sen. Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican who is running for president, plans to meet with the head of a national Latino organization who accused the lawmaker of distancing himself from his ethnic community. Cruz is scheduled to meet on April 29 with Javier Palomarez, president and CEO of the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and hold a question-and-answer session in Washington D.C. before an audience of business leaders and journalists. “The Hispanic Chamber is an important constituency,” said Rick Tyler, the national spokesman for the Cruz campaign. “We’re going to have a conversation, the host and the senator. They will...
  • Is Ted Cruz Latino enough?

    04/10/2015 12:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 82 replies
    The Brandenton Herald ^ | April 10, 2015 | Maria Recio
    WASHINGTON — Ted Cruz has a Latino name. He has a Latino background. And he’s one of the few Latinos to have ever run for the presidential nomination of a major party. But is he Latino enough? The Hispanic community in his home state of Texas gave him some but not overwhelming support when he was elected to the Senate in 2012. And mostly Democratic Latinos nationwide are more wary than ever after Cruz’s relentless criticism of immigration reform and the new health care law. His father is a Cuban exile, and the Republican senator from Texas touts his father...
  • Jeb Bush marked 'Hispanic' on Florida voter form: NYT

    04/06/2015 11:07:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Yahoo! News / Reuters ^ | April 6, 2006
    Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as "Hispanic" on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reported on Monday. The newspaper posted a fuzzy copy of the form, which it said it obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department. The circle marked "Hispanic" was checked. The next circle said "White, not Hispanic" and was not checked. "My mistake! Don't think I've fooled anyone!" Bush wrote on Twitter on Monday, responding to a message from his son calling him an "honorary" Latino....
  • Ted Cruz’s Campaign Shows the Duplicity of the ‘Multicultural’ Left

    04/03/2015 2:29:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 3, 2015 | Mike Gonzalez
    Ted Cruz’s official campaign isn’t even two weeks old, and already it’s done the nation a favor—by highlighting the duplicity of the “multicultural” left and what it is really after. Ever since Cruz announced his candidacy for president, “Latino leaders” have been stepping all over themselves to declare that not only does he not speak for Hispanics (something only they presumably do) but he’s not even a “legitimate” Hispanic. All of which serves to pull the curtain back on multiculturalism: Defined by liberals, it’s a concept that exists solely to advance liberal objectives. It’s not ancestry that makes one a...
  • Why Latinos won’t, shouldn’t support Cruz for president

    04/01/2015 2:15:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | April 1, 2015 | Mario T. García
    Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican from Texas, a few days ago became the first formally declared presidential candidate for next year’s election. Although Cruz is a Latino of Cuban-American background, I want to give five reasons (there are more) why most Latinos will not or should not support Cruz, who was just elected two years ago. The first reason is that he seems to have little affinity with Latinos, including the large Mexican-American population in his own home state of Texas. Indeed, Cruz is an anomaly in that state due to his Cuban-American background. He was raised outside of the state...
  • Ted Cruz 2016: Why Hispanic Voters Might Not Be Thrilled If Texas Senator Becomes President

    04/01/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 03/23/2015 | Cristina Silva
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz is vying to become the nation's first Latino president, but the conservative Republican won't be able to count on Hispanic voters in 2016. Despite his heritage, Cruz, the son of a Cuban immigrant, is unlikely to rally voters around his potentially historic candidacy the way President Barack Obama did in 2008, when black, Hispanic and other important voting demographics were eager to elect the nation's first African-American commander in chief. "I can't envision any scenario in which Ted Cruz can make any appeal to Latinos at this point," said Matt Barreto, co-founder of the polling and...