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John McCain launches Spanish-language website, will speak at National Council of La Raza convention

"Feliz Cinco de Mayo" from John McCain, as he launches a Spanish-language section of his website: johnmccain.com/espanol
There's a "hablando claro" ("straight talk") link at the top which should give background on his policies, and I was expecting it to say something in Spanish that he wouldn't say on his main site. Unfortunately it leads to the English side of things, so we'll have to wait and see. This is supposedly part of his outreach to Hispanics, but one wonders exactly why he would do that by celebrating a Mexican holiday (which is a minor one in Mexico). St. Patrick's Day isn't really a celebration of the country of Ireland and Columbus Day isn't a celebration of the country of Italy, yet Cinco de Mayo is definitely a celebration of the country of Mexico. The closest analog would be if McCain tried to reach out to the Franco-American vote by celebrating Bastille Day, but I'm going to guess that almost no one knows when that was. And, needless to say, why Puerto Ricans, Hondurans, or Cubans would feel any link with a Mexican battle isn't clear.

And, per this, he's agreed to speak to the National Council of La Raza convention in July. He'll fit right in: they're a far-left organization that supported giving a break to those who engage in identity theft, they gave an award to a vile racist, their leaders frequently mislead, and they have links to and fund extremists. And, Karl Rove spoke at their 2006 event.

UPDATE: Per this, McCain said:

"everything about our Hispanic voters is tailor-made to the Republican message... I am confident that I will do very well... I know their patriotism, I know the respect for the family, the advocacy for pro-life, I know the small business aspect of our Hispanic voters."

And, to show how much he knows, he's going to speak to a far-left identity politics organization closely linked to not only the Democratic Party but to those who promote irredentism. A Democrat could have said the same thing, although it must be admitted that they would have racialized it even more and stressed other topics. And, one wonders whether he'd engage in such boosterism about other races and ethnicities. And, one wonders whether he'd point out some of the downsides, such as the fact that millions of the Mexicans in the U.S. think the U.S. Southwest rightfully belongs to Mexico.

Politics · Mon, 05/05/2008 - 10:36 · Importance: 1

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 01:07
Fred Dawes
www.myspace.com/freddawes1776

McCain will say anything and do anything just Like Obama or hillary all 3 are just tools of Dismantling the USA for race and political one world ideals. all 3 are our enemies.

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 02:57
Edward

Fred is 100 percent correct. Given these three names to pick from, even the option of choosing the 'lesser of two evils' has been taken away.

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 05:56
brak

One thing always worth mentioning again when it comes to La Raza's Greatest Hits (and the Hispanic Caucus too, namely Joe Baca) is the total disregard for freedom of speech/press. Opposition to their agenda(s) is labeled 'hate speech' which they falsely imply is not protected speech. Very sleazy tactic for a self-proclaimed civil rights organization. Baca is actually worse because he acts if it is government's job to police the content, including political viewpoint, of media. As extremist as the La Raza agenda is, it's distinguishable from the 'true believer' leftist race groups due to its deep corporate roots. E.g., La Raza will go along with guest worker component of CIR which the less compromised (by $) race groups (along with idealistic liberals) rightly oppose on exploitation grounds. So the self-proclaimed civil rights group is cool with what other groups call 'close to slavery'. I consider them a hybrid of the ethnic AND business open border agendas--the worst of both worlds.

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 09:22
crazy frog

This entry was linked to by the L.A. Times. http://opinion.latimes.com/opinionla/2008/05/como-se-dice-fl.html Mr. Wacko, along with Michelle Malkin, is referred to as 'the usual suspects'. It says '[McCain] has said he wouldn't even vote for his original bill if it came up again in Congress'. My memory is that he avoids answering that question by saying it won't come up for a vote, the American people have spoken they want border security first, etc. I don't recall him saying he'd vote NO on it. Is it really 'an about-face on comprehensive immigration reform' to simply say I'll secure the border FIRST? That implies he's still for CIR does it not?

Tue, 05/06/2008 - 11:57
vasportsmen
www.virginiashootingsportsassociation.blogspot.com

McCain will speak at the NRA Celebration of American Values Forum in Louisville next week. When they did this in DC last fall, there was a question and answer period. Shoot me the question as you want it asked and I will submit it. Can't promise it will get asked but at least we can try. If you can make it at least have some relation to the gun rights issue as a lead in, we will probably have a better chance for success.

Thu, 05/08/2008 - 07:08
Fred Dawes
www.myspace.com/freddawes1776

Freedom of ideals and freedom not to be a Mexican/Third World person is called Hate Speech so how long before the government ask Jhihadist organization inside the former USA? Brak is right.