As the presidential campaign starts to take flight, President Obama is calling for much needed immigration reform. With no clear Republican candidates who have officially thrown their hat in the ring, President Obama has a clear head start on his re-election bid.
After a very successful week in the wake of the killing of Bin Laden and Donald Trumps poll numbers imploding, President Obama’s re-election prospects look very good indeed. Obama has a decidedly strong advantage over the Republican field on this hot-button topic. He is perceived as a “friendly” and not a hostile combatant as the Republicans are.
The Latino vote will be a huge factor in who wins. The Republicans realize that they need this valuable constituency if they want to take back the white house. One problem, all polls show that Latinos heavily favor Barack Obama. Of course, this isn’t guaranteed. The Dream Act’s failure is where everyone missed the boat including the democrats. President Obama should have been a more vocal supporter of the Dream Act. Republicans were down right hostile towards this legislation.
Just when I thought I had heard it all, another conservative white guy tops the last idiot that says something goofy! I don’t know if I’m appalled,angry, surprised or what. It’s simply amazing to me. The Republican party’s tent keeps shrinking with each gaffe and insensitive remark. It’s absolutely amazing! The GOP tent has turned into a circus! They don't seem to think that Republicans and Latinos go together.
On the day of the tragic shooting in Tucson Arizona, an unlikely hero appeared. Daniel Hernandez, the soft-spoken Latino intern who worked for Rep. Gabby Giffords. His heroic actions that day, with out a doubt, saved the Congresswoman's life.
most of what we consider to be Latinos are this hemisphere’s descendants of Spanish conquerors mixed with, in most cases, Native America and African bloodlines and one begins to wonder where the “white” comes in. And don’t get me wrong; I get it. Even now, with a Black president and all, Black people still aren’t the group that other groups want to be lumped in and associated with—unless of course, they need something. Then they copy all of their strategies right out of our civil rights playbook.
My question is how much longer this will go on? As long as you have a faction of the population who sees this man is eligible for sainthood in his relentless pursuit of undocumented aliens. It appears that Mr. Arpaio has shredded the United States Constitution and thumbed his nose at federal authorities. This is being perceived by most sane people as extreme anti-immigration persecution.