Posts tagged "Republicans"

Marco Rubio can't save the Republican Party

Marco Rubio can't save the Republican Party
Marco Rubio is everywhere lately. The Florida senator was recently on the cover of Time magazine with the headline, “The Republican Savior.” An ABC headline described Rubio as a “Latino symbol for the GOP.” On Tuesday night, Rubio gave the Republican response to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Republicans are using Rubio in... Read more »

Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty

Immigration on the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty celebrates her 125th anniversary today. The statue was a gift of friendship given by France to the United States in 1886, and she has come to symbolize freedom and the American Dream. She is also a symbol for immigrants: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe... Read more »

George W. Bush should talk to Herman Cain about the border

George W. Bush should talk to Herman Cain about the border
Herman Cain’s electrified border fence comment is creating shock waves in unexpected places. In Mexico, La Jornada newspaper wrote an editorial against it. The Texas director of Somos Republicanos quit the party, according to the Daily Kos. Even Stanley Renshon, a fellow with with the conservative Center for Immigration Studies criticized Cain for his comments.... Read more »
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Latino Republicans make gains but Democrats don't need to panic...yet

The mid-term results may have been bad for many Democrats but across the country Latino candidates came out winners. Interestingly, several of them were Republican. Gov-elect Susana Martinez of New Mexico In New Mexico, Republican Susana Martinez was elected governor making her the first Latina governor in the United States. Martinez, 50, is a district... Read more »

Telling Latinos, "Don't Vote" is screwed up

Campaign season is heating up but there is a group out there telling Latinos not to vote. Latinos for Reform, headed by Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant, has made ads in Spanish and English telling Latinos not to vote because President Obama and other Democrats have not followed through on their promise to pass... Read more »

McCain will vote against Sotomayor

John McCain is just the latest Republican to say he won’t vote for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor. Now the senator is from a state, Arizona, that is almost 30 percent Latino and maybe he’s not interested in winning next time. Last week, I wrote a blog post about what Republicans stand to lose by... Read more »
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Republicans risk losing Latino voters by opposing Sotomayor

The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor today in a 13-6 vote but it was almost entirely a partisan affair. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina was the only Republican to vote for  Sotomayor. There are more than enough votes for her to be confirmed in the full Senate so... Read more »

Sotomayor is tough on crime

Get ready. The hearings for Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor are set to start Monday. I’m hoping the Republicans won’t throw the reverse racism charge at her. But already there are reports the GOP is going to have a white firefighter from the Connecticut case testify against her. So are they going to bait him... Read more »

Colin Powell right to defend Sonia Sotomayor

I have to give credit to Colin Powell. For a Republican, he really has some cojones. He publicly defended Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor on a Sunday news show. “What we can’t continue to have is to have somebody like a Judge Sotomayor … called a racist, a reverse racist and she ought to withdraw... Read more »
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