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"Latinos push for Cabinet posts": NCLR, MALDEF, NALEO trying to embed supporters in Obama administration

"Latinos" want to be named to positions in the Barack Obama administration. Actually, it appears they want a quota system. And, it's not really "Latinos" as a group, but the familiar far-left pressure groups such as the NCLR, MALDEF, and NALEO. The second has an indirect link to the Mexican government, and the last has a direct link.

The ethnic boosting "reporter" Gebe Martinez of the Politico offers "Latinos push for Cabinet posts" (link). Here's the quota bit:
Weeks before Barack Obama won the presidency, he met privately in Washington with his former Democratic rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York, and Latino political leaders who had fervently backed her bid.

The cards were laid upon the table, according to one of the participants. The Hispanic leaders said they expected at least two Latinos to be named to an Obama Cabinet — meeting the standard set by President-elect Bill Clinton in 1992 — but preferred three. Of course, they also wanted sub-Cabinet-level posts.
Then, she says that Latinos pushed Obama over the top; I'll wait for a reliable source.
...Cecilia Munoz, vice president of National Council of La Raza, said, “It’s a foregone conclusion that we should be at the table for policy debates and in a position of authority, " because Hispanics are affected by major issues facing all voters. Latinos will be prominent in an Obama administration "just as we would be in any administration moving forward," she added.

...Any diminishment of the Hispanic presence in today's society and politics "would be a colossal mistake," said Arturo Vargas, executive director of National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. "Latinos have demonstrated they can have an impact."

...Before the election, two dozen groups that make up the National Hispanic Leadership Agenda turned over to Obama and John McCain policy recommendations that included adding more Hispanics to the federal workforce, increasing Hispanic political appointments and naming more Latinos to the federal bench.

The coalition will be collecting resumes to submit to Obama's transition team. "It behooves us to not just suggest that the administration hire Latinos. We need to also provide good candidates," said Peter Zamora of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

NALEO's Vargas worries that, early on, the only names usually mentioned for possible appointment to the Obama administration are New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Obama's Hispanic adviser Federico Pena — two Democrats who previously served in the Clinton administration.

...[Raul Yzaguirre] said he and others addressed that issue frankly with Obama at their meeting several weeks ago. "We said, ‘Look, if you are going to see us as late-comers, that's not going to work. If you see us as partners from here on, we will have a good relationship.' And he said he welcomed our support," Yzaguirre said...

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 09:54 · Importance: 9

Fri, 11/07/2008 - 18:08
Leave it to Beaner

Conservative white folks who make up the shrinking majority might have one more oppertunity for the Presidency. The most likely chance will come as the anger and backlash from the racist obama administration sinks in and affects the guilt ridden whites who voted for ass. But after a short [8 years max] black Presidency and perhaps a white one or two .......it will all be Latino Presidents forever after. And that my friend is fucking TREASON! Unfucking believable that the last 3 Presidents have completely destroyed everything thing were sworn to protect......the citizenry they represented! Hang em' all who brought this about, after a trial for "crimes against Americans". We might have to import the rope to do it though?

Sat, 11/08/2008 - 09:24

These groups don't even bother trying to disguise their demand for quotas. It's just you owe 'us' x. “It behooves us to not just suggest that the administration hire Latinos. We need to also provide good candidates,” You think? Just being from the ethnic group isn't enough? All those other people making demands aren't going to like you saying that. I'm also guessing they only count toward the quota if you take directly from their radical groups.

Sat, 11/08/2008 - 19:04
Nancy

Better not....it COULD get worse in this country if they drag those backstabbing mexican subversives into the mix.

Sun, 11/09/2008 - 06:04
eh

Obama could hire a few as janitors in the White House; think that'd satisfy these 'Latinos'? Actually that be more representative of what 'Latinos' have actually achieved in America.

Mon, 11/10/2008 - 01:05
Nancy

So; how's ur local politics looking after this election? We had to vote some hateful repubs in and now they want to stomp the poor people some more.