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Old 09-16-2007, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Sept. 24, 2007 issue - Lionel Sosa has long been one of the Republicans' most potent weapons come election time. A Hispanic marketing guru, he's crafted successful ad campaigns for presidential candidates from Ronald Reagan to George W. Bush aimed at drawing more Latinos into the GOP fold. So his presidential pick this time—New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a Democrat—is startling. Part of the reason, he says, is ethnic loyalty: Richardson is the first serious Latino contender. But Sosa, who last worked for Bush in 2004, has also been dismayed by the way many GOP candidates have handled the illegal-immigration issue, advocating policies like building a border wall and employing rhetoric that he says is venomous and xenophobic: "It's just an exaggerated, unfriendly position that needlessly turns away Latinos."

Is GOP Erasing Gains It Made With Hispanics? - Newsweek National News - MSNBC.com (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20789363/site/newsweek/ - broken link)
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:52 PM
 
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It's a situation so touchy it's probably inevitable. Bush has just blown it, period, and has turned many people against his own party, and many in his own party against him.
Sad to say, also, that much as I'm loathe to admit it, ethnic politics will always be the primary motivating force with many voters, of all ethnicities. It's one more step on the path toward "balkanization", and I honestly don't think we'll ever find an answer to it. Look for this to be a big factor in our political system from now on.
Blame this administration, too, for the current hateful mess on illegal immigration. (Just look at the vitriol on this forum)..By refusing to level with anybody, they've succeeded in enraging just about everybody--American citizens, illegal immigrants, Mexican-Americans and whites, blacks, Asians and the rest. Everybody is upset about the situation, and this administartion has never taken an honest position on it---shame on them.
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Old 09-16-2007, 10:41 PM
 
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Yes, it was inevitable. But it didn't have to happen this soon. Bush brought this to a head sooner than it should have occurred. Millions and millions of Hispanics have illegally crossed into the United States, and their citizen children naturally vote more liberal. This course was probably mapped out and inevitable since the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 became the law of the land. The republican party as we know it is gone. Republicans will lose power and influence now election after election until the rest of the nation realizes what's happening. By then it will be too late to do anything about it.
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Old 09-17-2007, 11:26 AM
 
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and their citizen children naturally vote more liberal
No they don't.
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Old 09-17-2007, 01:18 PM
 
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has also been dismayed by the way many GOP candidates have handled the illegal-immigration issue, advocating policies like building a border wall and employing rhetoric that he says is venomous and xenophobic: "It's just an exaggerated, unfriendly position that needlessly turns away Latinos."
Enforcing laws is venomous and xenophobic now? Just another example of how people will lie and discredit others when they don't get what they want.
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Old 09-17-2007, 07:20 PM
 
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No they don't.

Over 75% vote democratic. This is no surprise. Most illegals come here not only for the work but for the very liberal social benefits. So when the children grow up and an eligible to vote they naturally vote liberal in droves.
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