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Bill Richardson: "I don't think [Ted Cruz] should be defined as a Hispanic" - 05/06/13

The video below has former New Mexico governor Bill Richardson saying that Texas senator Ted Cruz shouldn't be a considered a real Hispanic. Transcript, bolding added: RICHARDSON: I'm not a fan [of Cruz]. I know he's sort of the Republican latest flavor. He's articulate. He seems to be charismatic, but I don't like his politics. I think he introduces a measure of incivility in the political...

How amnesty would have helped Obama trounce Romney (Hispanic vote) - 04/23/13

... along the same lines as other Hispanic voters did last fall, President Barack Obama’s relatively narrow victory last fall would have been considerably wider, a POLITICO analysis showed. Key swing states that Obama fought tooth and nail to win - like Florida, Colorado and Nevada - would have been comfortably in his column. And the president would have come very close to winning Arizona....

Oops: "Hispanics" now want GOP to stop opposing Obamacare - 04/01/13

In negotiations, when you show weakness and make weak demands, your opponents tend to take advantage of that. Thus it is with the GOP quest for racial power (link): Latinos, who have the lowest rates of health coverage in the country, are among the strongest backers of President Obama's healthcare law. In a recent national poll, supporters outnumbered detractors by more than 2 to 1. Latinos also...

Crazy Rand Paul fully supports amnesty, misleading, Hispandering, and reading poetry to do it - 03/19/13

... in a misbegotten quest for the Hispanic vote. They can't be trusted to certify that the border is secure, because then as now they'll say or do anything to reach for the unreachable brass ring. With this in place, I believe conservatives will accept what needs to come next, an issue that must be addressed: what becomes of the 12 million undocumented workers in the United States? My plan is very...

Tom Beaumont and Josh Lederman of AP mislead about immigration, avoid real reporting - 12/26/12

Tom Beaumont and Josh Lederman of the Associated Press offer "GOP shows signs of bending after election defeat" ([1]). I'll discuss why it's wrong after the excerpt: For years, Republicans have adhered fiercely to their bedrock conservative principles, resisting Democratic calls for tax hikes, comprehensive immigration reform and gun control. Now, seven weeks after an electoral drubbing, some...

NCLR, SEIU, LULAC, NALEO flex their racial power and threaten Congress in new amnesty push - 12/12/12

... muscle, after the record turnout of Hispanic voters in the November elections played a pivotal role in President Obama’s re-election victory. Janet Murguía, the president of N.C.L.R., also known as the National Council of La Raza, said the election had been a “game-changer” that conclusively “made the political case for a bipartisan solution” on immigration. “We have worked to build our power...

The Hispanic vote didn't cost Mitt Romney the election - 11/23/12

... what you'll read elsewhere, the "Hispanic vote" didn't cost Mitt Romney the election. But, don't just take it from me. Allison Kopicki and Will Irving of the New York Times write ( peekURL.com/zxgdywP ): In Ohio, where the president received an estimated 54 percent of the Hispanic vote, according to exit poll data, we find he could have won the state with as little as 22 percent of the Hispanic...

Did the white vote cost Romney the election? (Hispanic vote, RealClearPolitics) - 11/08/12

... solidarity stake) who claim that the "Hispanic vote" is all-powerful and that the GOP has to pass an amnesty.

Did Romney lose because of immigration? Find out. (Hispanic vote, Obama wins) - 11/06/12

... picked up a good share of the "Hispanic vote", he was always going to get a large share of Hispanics voting for him. On the immigration topic, what hurt Romney was that he didn't use it correctly. Instead of Hispandering - a failed strategy that just helps the Democrats - Romney should have shown how Obama is wrong on immigration. That would have been incredibly easy for him to do; for instance...

GOP consultants: which Hispanic outreach approach is better? - 08/30/12

... group would benefit more than Hispanic voters by keeping illegal foreign workers from taking U.S. jobs. Only about 5% of illegal workers are in agriculture; most of the rest are competing for jobs in construction, service and manufacturing in the same locales where most unemployed Hispanic citizens are seeking work." [3] Thinking about those two Approaches, please answer as many of these...

Claim: Mitt Romney said he won't flip flop on immigration at millionaires' meeting (Murdoch, Blankfein, Home Depot, Univision, Giuliani) - 07/02/12

... Obama on this." Romney said the Hispanic vote is important, noting he has Sen. Marco Rubio on the trail for him and that one of his own sons speaks Spanish, but indicated he is not going to change positions from some of what he said in the primaries. "I know I took some positions in the primary that are" hard to contend with in a general, Romney said, according to two sources. "I am not going to...

AP admits: Hispanic vote isn't monolithic, isn't really a voting bloc - 07/02/12

... we've known for a long time: the Hispanic vote isn't monolithic. Please take a few moments and send this post (short link below) to Romney's advisors on Twitter to help them get up to speed. ----------------- [1] Hosted at AP: peekURL.com/zrvZD2F Hosted at CBS News: peekURL.com/zmAzQsM Main author: Jeri Clausing Contributing authors: Laura Wides Munoz (see that link), Kristen Wyatt, Amanda Lee...

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About New Mexico's Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics - 06/04/12

(This is a Guest Post - subtitled A Look at the States Emerging White Communities Before the Republican Primary - by Vanessa Petherbridge and Ingrid Schneckldorf; original location here at the Center for American Progress) In advance of New Mexico's Republican primary tomorrow, here are 10 important facts about immigrants and White people in the state that display their significant economic,...

Robert Reich misleads about immigration, Arizona, Mitt Romney - 04/28/12

... last November largely by angry Hispanic voters) says he's working closely with Romney advisers. The Romney campaign is seemingly incapable of pointing this out, but that Democratic Party talking point is misleading. Here's what Mitt Romney said (link): You know, I think you see a model in Arizona. They passed a law here that says -- that says that people who come here and try and find work, that...

Michael Tomasky: Mitt Romney is "too white" for Hispanics (Daily Beast) - 04/26/12

... April 15 that "we have to get Hispanic voters to vote for our party" and warned that current polling "spells doom for us." Then, on Monday, he made himself available to the media for the first time in a month—while standing beside Florida Senator Marco Rubio, a leading veepstakes name. Can Romney, who staked out an immigration position during the primaries that left him sounding like Pat...

Glenn Thrush is a shameless hack: Part 1 (Politico, Romney, Mankiw) - 03/20/12

Mitt Romney economic advisor Greg Mankiw posted a dumb joke about deporting seniors to his personal blog; see the clipping he posted below. Of this, Glenn Thrush of the Politico says the following (link), thus ushering in the first part of what might be a long series of posts showing how much of a hack Thrush is: Greg Mankiw, the Harvard professor who serves as one of Mitt Romney’s top economic...

Questions for John Fund about the Hispanic vote (Wall Street Journal, Carly Fiorina) - 11/28/09

John Fund of the Wall Street Journal offers an interview with California senate candidate Carly Fiorina (link). Fiorina is not an option, and she says the to-be-expected things. Rather than spending time discussing why Fiorina is wrong, I encourage the readers of this site to go to Fund's appearances and ask him about this paragraph: An issue that will give (Chuck DeVore) some traction in a...

Kos: Republicans must do everything Hispanics want or we won't vote for them (Sotomayor) - 08/08/09

The great Kos speaks (dailykos.com/story/2009/8/7/763043/-It-WAS-an-incredible-day-for-Latinos): We have a wise Latina on the Supreme Court... Pat Buchanan pines for the America of the '50s, but the country has changed, and for the better... And while we Latinos celebrate Associate Justice Sotomayor's accomplishments, we have also take note of who tried to stand in her way... Nine Republicans...

John McCain still confused over Hispanic vote - 08/03/09

... for me): "On the issue of the Hispanic voter, we have to do a lot more. We Republicans have to recruit and elect Hispanics to office... And I don't mean just because they're Hispanics, but they represent a big part of the growing population in America. And we have a lot of work to do there. And I am of the belief that unless we reverse the trend of Hispanic voter registration, we have a very,...

Hispanic GOP strategists shocked enough by anti-Sotomayor comments to help Democrats (Lionel Sosa) - 05/30/09

... their efforts to attract and keep Hispanic voters... This absolutely matters to the community. This is a watershed moment. It is a first. A Hispanic woman on the Court."

McCain lashes out over leading on immigration "reform" and not getting "Hispanic vote"; not a moment of clarity - 04/03/09

... in pushing immigration reform, Hispanic voters flocked to Democrat Barack Obama in last year's presidential contest. McCain's raw emotions burst forth recently as he heatedly told Hispanic business leaders that they should now look to Obama, not him, to take the lead on immigration. What follows is he said, she said hearsay. Whatever he said and however he said it, don't worry: the GOP will be...

Clarissa Martinez/NCLR's offensive, misleading pro-illegal immigration editorial - 02/07/09

... discussion here. See also the Hispanic vote compared to the full electorate. And where immigration was concerned, Latinos supported the candidate that was more clearly in favor of reform. They did this during the primaries (Latinos were a deciding factor in Sen. John McCain's primary victory over other Republicans, delivering Florida at a crucial juncture of the campaign) and in the general...

Odd: Obama Latino outreach director promoted giveaways, tax cuts, not immigration "reform" - 01/29/09

Elisa Montoya is a Washington DC lawyer who served as Barack Obama's National Latino Outreach Director during the election and who's now been appointed to an unknown position in the State Department. Back on October 31, 2008, she offered "Barack Obama: Putting the American Dream Back Within Our Reach" [1] and, for some strange reason, she promoted redistributing the wealth at the same time as she...

"Latino Voting in the 2008 Election: Part of a Broader Electoral Movement" - 01/28/09

... a new report on the so-called Hispanic vote in the 2008 elections (link). A few key points: * The drop in support among Latinos for Republicans between 2004 and 2008 was part of a broad-based electoral movement away from the GOP, and was hardly specific to that demographic group. McCain received only 57 percent of the white male vote, compared with 62 percent for Bush in 2004, and McCain’s 55...

McCain blames low Hispanic vote on those who weren't running for president - 01/08/09

... race and the devastating loss of Hispanic voters and how that arose on the rhetoric on immigration," said a Senate Republican who attended the meeting. A Republican senator who attended the meeting said that McCain emphasized the importance of healing the rift with Hispanics by talking about immigration reform in a "positive" way. McCain also discussed the importance of expanding the size of...

Bush smears illegal immigration opponents (12/18/2008 edition) - 12/20/08

On December 18, beloved and can't-leave-too-soon president George W Bush spoke at the American Enterprise Institute convocation and said [1] the following (via this): ...And I'm a little concerned about the tone of the immigration debate, labeling our party as "anti"-people. It's one thing to say they want the border enforced, and I understand that. But if a group of people think that a...

New York Times editorial mind reads the "immigrant vote", gets it wrong - 01/19/08

... election calendar with a sizable Hispanic vote, and among them will be a substantial number of immigrants. We don't know who they'll choose, but we do know they are anxious. They have endured the racially tinged rhetoric used to sink immigration reform; they have witnessed Republican candidates exploiting the xenophobic nastiness. Families have been torn apart as illegal immigrants have been...

Immigration questions George F. Will won't answer - 06/19/06

... 46% of the (largely mythical) Hispanic vote. Wouldn't Kerry have won AZ if he'd supported that proposition? And, if he'd highlighted what Bush's "guest" worker scheme was designed to do, wouldn't he have won Ohio? So, if he'd supported what's in the best interests of the country, wouldn't he be president today? * Should the GOP embrace a racially-biased immigration scheme that encourages massive...

How out of touch is Morton Kondracke? - 01/10/06

... Commerce. And, he plays the "Hispanic Vote" card. But, wait, there's more work for me to do: ...Anti-immigrant campaigns don't win. In Southern California, Jim Gilchrist, co-founder of the much-publicized Minutemen Project, a civilian border-control group, got only 25 percent of the vote and finished third... And former Virginia Attorney Gen. Jerry Kilgore (R) lost to Lt. Gov. Tim Kaine (...

George F. Will on Tom Tancredo - 10/09/05

... to avoid giving offense to the Hispanic vote, the rapidly growing -- and already the largest -- cohort in play in American politics. Now, see The "Hispanic Vote" myth for all the many reasons that concept is wrong. The basic problem is that the nation's economy is ravenous for more immigrant labor than the system of legal immigration can currently provide. Last I checked, there are millions...