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Republicans Will Appeal to Latinos By Opposing Policies They Support ( a Brilliant Strategy)

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- 1926 days ago -
In something that shouldn't come as a surprise, at all Republicans have already announced their opposition to a minimum-wage hike. Here's House Speaker John Boehner, throwing cold water on the proposal:

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JL A (281)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:26 pm
Given how many terms the GOP have redefined since the campaigns of 2010 election, I'm not surprised they would also choose to redefine brilliant.

Jason S (50)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 6:39 pm
Good posting, thanks

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday February 13, 2013, 8:09 pm
yep, as the article says- opposition is all that's left that we could ever expect rom the rethugs..
Tha is the one point that pissed me off nearly most: when they all claim raising minimum wage would hurt the economy and "employers would hire less because they cannot afford it"- Wish they's be honest just for once and speak out the truth that it would lessen their profits. The typical and general line of the right wingers, unwilling to share even a few dimes.

Gene J (290)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 6:01 am
I guess they figure Latino's are as dumb as they are. With the republican party, you have to watch what they DO, not listen to what they SAY, because what they DO is often the opposite of what they SAY. Classic shell game and they really think no one notices. Well, Fact Check does, Colbert does, Rachel Maddow and MSNBC do. We know what shell the pea is under, John, and fellow teapublicans, no matter how times you try the bait and switch we aren't falling for it. The electorate, all of it, is on to you buffoons. And that includes Latinos who most certainly know when they are being pandered to and like it about as much as the rest of us, which is to say, not at all. You will never win them over and in a few more election cycles, white males are going to be the minority group in this wonderfully diverse country. Maybe then you'll go away quietly, okay quietly is a lot to expect, but go away, that you will definitely do as the voting population becomes more diverse, the rich old white dude party is ever more marginalized. And it couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of bigots.

Louise D (44)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 10:43 pm
Given that at the 1888 Republican National Convention, Frederick Douglass became the first African American to receive a vote for President of the United States in a major party's roll call vote. Now any black person would be harassed by tea baggers unless they lean so far right that they are like a man with their right leg blown off. The whole thing is cynical, but then cynicism is the problem with the Republicans, they try to appeal to women yet want to reduce their rights, accuse blacks, the working poor in fact anyone who is not a billionaire with the ethics of a maggot. It is a transparently hypocritical but then that is what everyone gets to expect from them these days.

Susanne R (235)
Thursday February 14, 2013, 11:08 pm
I guess those poor Republicans have found themselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to the "raising the minimum wage" issue. How can they secure the Latino vote and still protect the profit margins of the business owners they serve? So far, they've come up with a lot of worthless excuses for NOT raising the minimum wage, but I don't think our Latino citizens are going to buy what the two-faced protectors of big business are selling. Whether you refer to them as "con artists" or "song and dance men," their antics are usually pretty obvious.

I hope that "Fox News Latino" will be closely monitored. God only knows what B.S. Latinos will be fed if they choose to use Fox as their primary news provider!

Robert O (12)
Friday February 15, 2013, 12:05 am
We're talking about a group of people that only like those whom they disagree with or deem inferior, when it's to their convenience or their benefit otherise they hate them with a vitriolic purple passion.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Friday February 15, 2013, 3:47 am
It's using people towards their own end, when it suits them, no matter what their open policy towards them is.

Carol H (229)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:32 am
agreed Giana!!

Linda R (17)
Friday February 15, 2013, 7:11 am
Like most of the comments already posted, nothing from the Republican party surprises me. They say whatever and do whatever it is they feel necessary to get what they want. Once they have it then watch out. Now they will cut you down.

Elizabeth M (65)
Friday February 15, 2013, 10:40 am
Not surprising that the Republicans think that the Latinos are dumb, and are using them towards their own end.
Thanks Carrie.

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday February 15, 2013, 2:29 pm
Noted.(hopefully). I think a great mistake made by the GOP is that they stuff all Latinos into the same "box." There's quite a difference between the generations. While many of the elderly are quite attached to faith and church, a majority of the younger crowd has broken away--and are as tied to social media and the internet as much as their "non-Latino" counterparts. Different viewpoints also exist between those who have lived here for generations and the new immigrants. This is a harder group to pigeonhole than the GOP or the media want to admit.

Birgit W (160)
Friday February 15, 2013, 4:27 pm
Why do people even believe one word the Republicans say?

Julie W (32)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 1:32 am
How can anyone live on $9 an hour? It seems, despite their constant preaching, Republicans lack Christian compassion for their fellow man.

Patrice M (84)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:34 am
Republicans have always gotten hot under the collar when it comes to minimum wage increases. They don't seem to understand the basic economic principle that consumers with more money have more money to purchase goods and services. If minimum wage hikes are hard on small businesses, then a further tax incentive for small businesses would solve the problem quite nicely. And it can be done if the government would demand higher tax rates and less corporate welfare for outsourcing corporations.

I really want to understand republican thinking - are all our tax dollars supposed to go to corporate outsourcers and the military industrial complex? At what point does the GOP give a damn about struggling families? They also recently refused to vote for aid to the victims of Sandy. And they seriously wonder why they aren't winning elections? Unreal.

Judith Lammers (0)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 5:46 am
Once again the Party of Family Values has shown what hypocrites they are! They care nothing about anyone who has less than they have!

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 12:52 pm

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 3:24 pm
Australian minimum wage for agricultural workers, the lowest wage possible.. $17.00 ph.
U S A/Australian exchange rate roughly dollar for dollar give or take a few pennies.

Tom Edgar (56)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 8:12 pm
P S I should have added our unemployment rate is roughly half the American, in spite of our unemployment payments making a mockery of the American non system.

reft h (66)
Saturday February 16, 2013, 11:56 pm
thanks for the post

Sunday February 17, 2013, 7:56 pm
Poor Republicans, it seems they have not figured out how to appeal to Hispanics yet, and they never will,lol.

Past Member (0)
Sunday February 17, 2013, 9:32 pm
Thanks for the article! I feel that I learned something. =)

Past Member (0)
Monday February 18, 2013, 4:23 am
This could be interesting, raise the minimum wage (like most even make this amount), then when prices rise, pay the rate goes up, when prices rise, raise the rate ....

Diane O (194)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:23 am
Recently, I've been on a reading binge, as I often do, but this time it has been about South America hitting on the taking of hostages by FARC, the drug cartels and lately venturing over to San Salvadore and other points to the east and west. Of particular interest to me was San Salvador and a village called Intipuca. This village had around 17,000 people until about 1990 when over 6,500 fled to the United States due to a devastated economy and, of course, no jobs. Many left behind their small children and religiously sent home "remittances" to the family members left behind. Some started saving money to build a house in this small village. Many who fled ended up in Texas and California but the vast majority of them landed in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Under Ronald Reagan's amnesty program many became legal citizens. However, the little village of Inpulca has forever been abandoned. Some eventually went back to collect their children they barely knew after many years of being in the US. Some after starting to build meager homes abandoned that idea and they are left unfinished. When the recession hit the US it had an impact on the amount of "remittances" they could send back to their village. Underway now is a large soccor field and other unfinished projects. The village is so poor that they do not have the capability to take care of these "western ideas" to bring Inpulca up to more civilized standards. Sadly, it cannot be done.

To say that republicans do not know how to appeal to "latinos" is a broad statement most of which is untrue. Republicans want the borders proteced because as I've shown here thousands and thousands of illegals are crossing our borders and they live in the US as undocumented and they are draining our social programs. Some of the illegals who were granted amnesty under Republican President Ronald Reagan have stepped up to the plate and become tax paying citizens.

Now, back to our borders. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to point out that illegal immigration is on the rise and the reason it is on the rise is that we have virtually open borders. We have returning veterans from Afghanistan, Iraq and other locations who can't find jobs. Who better to man our borders than trained military men and women? My prediction is that they would secure our borders once and for all. I also think about the veterans relocating their families to these border towns infusing a great deal of revenue into these cities via taxes, real estate and private sector spending.

Republicans aren't against immigration. They are against President Obama's lack of leadership in getting the borders manned. Obama likes to be Santa Claus. We've all listened to him during his speeches when just the sound of his own voice lifts him to euphoria. He wants to do this and he wants to do that but he never wants to do it correctly. Get our borders secured and then let us talk about amnesty for those who are here and get them on a fast track to citizenship. If we don't close the borders we will see more villages like Intipuca, San Salvador emptying their villages to sneak into the United States.

Common sense thinking on immigration brings a common sense solution. The liberals are all wrong on this issue. You can't put the cart before the horse and expect to get anywhere.

Julie E (405)
Monday February 18, 2013, 9:36 pm
I hope I don't offend anyone, but that is a funny picture!

"Republicans want the borders protected because as I've shown here thousands and thousands of illegals are crossing our borders and they live in the US as undocumented and they are draining our social programs. Some of the illegals who were granted amnesty under Republican President Ronald Reagan have stepped up to the plate and become tax paying citizens".

I live in California. I don't like the fact that many employers are wanting to hire mostly bilingual speaking employee's, Spanish/English. Not fair to those that are here legally. Oh I better not say anymore :)

jo M. (3)
Monday February 18, 2013, 10:36 pm
I think Latinos do like pandering, Gene, and no one panders better than the Democrats. Republicans should be able to promote their ideals to Latinos without stooping to liberal style butt kissing. Quite frankly, minimum wage requirements should be left up to each State.

Helen Porter (39)
Saturday February 23, 2013, 5:43 am
Republicans, seems to me they're hiding their common sense behind hatred of Obama and anything he wants. why can't they get off the hate, which never works, and learn to negotiate.

Saturday February 23, 2013, 9:45 am
Guess what? Not many Americans opted for any of the jobs in the article below. Read the story, it is full of eye opening facts and statistics. One glaring fact that can be gleaned from this is that most Americans (of all ethnic groups) do not like to do what they consider to be menial labor.

Do Farm Workers from Developing Countries Take Jobs from Americans?

“When last year’s growing season ended, there were 468,000 unemployed Americans in North Carolina. The farmers of the North Carolina Growers Association had over 7,000 manual agricultural jobs to offer to those unemployed North Carolinians in 2011.”-


Eternal Gardener (745)
Friday July 5, 2013, 8:01 pm
They are nothing more, or less, than a bunch of self-serving opportunistic and fearful beings!
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