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Presidential Candidates Set Their Sights on Colorado's Latinos
10-11-2012, 07:35 AM
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Presidential Candidates Set Their Sights on Colorado's Latinos

From the article:
While the Democrats are counting on Latino support, Republicans are trying to prove that their party is the natural home for Latino voters. One man who agrees with that is Joe Andujo, an information analyst for a health care group and a member of the Northern Colorado Hispanic Republicans.

"Faith, family, freedom" — those are the values that he says he believes are held by both Latinos and by the Republican Party.

"None of us," he says, "want handouts. We want a hand up. We want to be able to work hard and keep what we earned. And I think the Republican Party best demonstrates, or best helps us to achieve those goals of retaining what we have and living the American dream, which is why most immigrants come to this country to begin with."

Andujo says he thinks the Republican Party could do much more to educate Latinos about who Republicans are and what the party stands for. That strategy could one day pay off for Republicans in attracting larger numbers of Latino voters.


There's a lot more material on the audio.

I highlighted GOP supporter Joe Andujo, who is an immigrant, but because he had a grandfather born in the US, family was able to legally immigrate to the US. Andujo is a typical neo-con that is against immigration reform and wants to "secure the borders." He might find it interesting to read the Naturalization Act of 1790, one of the first laws passed by the new government under the Constitution. The summary is here:

This article of legislation allowed an individual to apply for citizenship if they were a free white person, being of good character, and living in the United States for two years. Upon receiving the courts approval they took an oath of allegiance which was recorded. The individual's citizenship was also extended to any children under the age of 21, regardless of their birthplace. If the applicant had never been a U.S. resident the application was disregarded.
(The complete text is here:

Short answer: The definition of "legal" immigrant has always been a relative term.

To pick on Andujo and his repub reasoning is too easy, but what is important is his hypocrisy and the lies used by the GOP campaign. Number one is that PBO had a super-majority in Congress and couldn't get anything done is a total lie. His hypocrisy abounds in that he and his family got to be legal immigrants through the dreaded "back door" that he complains about the DREAM act being. I could go on, but that's not what is important here. What is important is that the repubs agree with and pander to the ignorant, the greedy, the self-serving, the bigoted. They seek out the worst in all of us and trumpet those as virtues.

What is sad about the GOP supporter is his sincerity. He really believes that the repubs are better and agree with his beliefs. Experience and history have shown on multiple occasions that when the going gets tough, the tough are the first thrown under the bus.

I wonder when Rmoney is going to claim that he's Hispanic, too? Shrug

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10-11-2012, 11:40 AM
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RE: Presidential Candidates Set Their Sights on Colorado's Latinos
Romney isn't for Latinos, he's for himself. OFA has a lot of people on the ground in Colorado and he does support Latinos. Some, like the Andujo, will sell their people out but most want the American Dream and it doesn't start with a Romney nightmare.

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