Posts tagged "Republican"

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law

U.S. Supreme Court should strike down Arizona immigration law
The U.S. Supreme Court is to expected to review Arizona’s controversial immigration law known as SB 1070 on Wednesday. It’s hard to imagine the court would uphold the measures of the law that have already been blocked by lower courts. The most controversial part of the law would allow local police to check the immigration status... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

@MexicanMitt mocks Mitt Romney on Twitter

@MexicanMitt mocks Mitt Romney on Twitter
Twitter has been used for political satire before. Chicagoans will recall @mayoremanuel created by @dansinker. And in New York there is @elbloombito, a Twitter feed that makes fun of how Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks mas o menos Spanish. A new faux Twitter feed @MexicanMitt launched Wednesday makes fun of the fact that the Republican presidential... Read more »

Mitt Romney's Mexican Roots

Mitt Romney's Mexican Roots
Winner of the New Hampshire Republican primary, Mitt Romney has been pretty vocal against illegal immigration. But now that he is the Republican front runner he realizes that he needs the support of Latino voters to win the presidency. So he casually mentioned the other day that his father was born in Mexico. He also... Read more »
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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 »

Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall

Latinos react to Russell Pearce recall
Politicians who think that railing against immigrants will get them elected or keep them in office should remember this name: Russell Pearce. Pearce, was the Arizona state senator behind that state’s controversial immigration law, SB 1070, that generated worldwide attention. He was voted out of office Tuesday night. Pearce lost to another Republican, Jerry Lewis.... Read more »