Posts tagged "Newt Gingrich"

Wish I abstained from watching Arizona debate

Wish I abstained from watching Arizona debate
The Republican debate took place in Arizona and immigration was barely discussed.  I expected more debate in the border state that passed the anti-immigration law S.B. 1070. We heard in a previous debate about Mitt Romney’s absurd notion of self-deportation. He didn’t bite at moderator John King’s question if the government should deport undocumented immigrants... Read more »

Romney wins Florida; Jeb Bush warns Republicans losing Latino voters

Romney wins Florida; Jeb Bush warns Republicans losing Latino voters
Mitt Romney won Florida, but Latino voters aren’t a shoo-in. Presidential candidate Romney crushed his opponent Newt Gingrich in the Sunshine State. And Latino voters in Florida helped him do that with 53 percent voting for Romney compared with 30 percent for Gingrich, according to CNN exit polls. But Florida Latino voters are not typical... Read more »

Mitt Romney argues self-deport or join the military

Mitt Romney argues self-deport or join the military
Mitt Romney had two estúpido ideas in Monday night’s debate. 1) Undocumented immigrants should self-deport. 2) Support the DREAM Act only for students who will risk their lives in the military, not for students who go to college. The first idea is quite absurd. Self-deport?!? It’s actually a comedic idea created by political cartoonist and... Read more »
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Does immigration matter to South Carolina voters?

Does immigration matter to South Carolina voters?
Voters are going to the polls in South Carolina Saturday. It’s going to be a close race in the Republican primary for president and if a recent poll is correct Newt Gingrich could come out ahead. A poll by the American Research Group, conducted Thursday and Friday, showed Gingrich leading Mitt Romney 40 percent to... Read more »

Eva Longoria critiques Newt Gingrich

Eva Longoria critiques Newt Gingrich
Newt Gingrich may be rising in the Republican polls. But he has plenty of critics. One of them is Latina actress and activist Eva Longoria. Over the weekend @EvaLongoria Tweeted “@newtgingrich you clearly know little about the Latina community, Latina entrepreneurs who start businesses at 6 times the national average.” And she then linked to... Read more »

Does Newt Gingrich have a heart?

Does Newt Gingrich have a heart?
Newt Gingrich showed in the Republican debate Tuesday night that he has a heart. He supports allowing “millions” of undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States. But his compassionate conservatism may spike his recent surge in the polls. He recognized this may not be a popular point of view. “I don’t see how the... Read more »
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Gingrich retracts racist Sotomayor remark

!Ay dios mio! That means “Oh my God!” in Spanish. Newt Gingrich actually retracted his comments accusing Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor of being a racist. “My initial reaction was strong and direct — perhaps too strong and too direct.  The sentiment struck me as racist and I said so. Since then, some who want... Read more »

Listen Limbaugh: Sonia Sotomayor is not a racist

The right-wing attacks against Sonia Sotomayor are out of control. Newt Gingrich has called Sotomayor a “Latina woman racist.” Rush Limbaugh called her a “reverse racist.” He said that about President Obama too. Former Colorado Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo on CNN called one of the group’s Sotomayor has been affiliated with, the National Council of... Read more »