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Former Romney supporters leading immigration reform 'super PAC'

 

 

 

Carlos Gutierrez, who led Mitt Romney’s outreach to Latinos during the presidential campaign, had harsh words for the former nominee Sunday as he joined the growing number of conservative voices calling for immigration reform.

Appearing on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gutierrez said he was “shocked” to hear about Romney’s recent call to campaign donors in which he credited President Obama’s “gifts” to various groups, including the Latino community, for his loss in the election.

 

“I don’t know if he understood that he was saying something insulting,” Gutierrez said, placing the blame for Romney’s loss on the influence of the right wing of the Republican party, which took the GOP “where it doesn’t belong.”

 

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“We are the party of prosperity, of growth, of tolerance,” he said. “I mean, these immigrants who come across and what they do wrong is they risk their lives, they come here and they work because they want to be part of the American dream.”

 

His remarks echoed those he made last week, when he said the far right of the party “scared” Latino voters away from the Romney ticket.

 

“The Hispanics I know were scared of the Republican Party. I think it has to do with our incredibly ridiculous primary process where we force people to say outrageous things, they get nominated and they have to come back,” he said.

 

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) was equally harsh Sunday in condemning Romney’s remarks and the Republican party’s “death spiral” among Latinos, appearing on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

 

“When you’re in a hole, you stop digging,” he said in reference to Republican deficiencies. “He [Romney] keeps digging.”

 

Gutierrez , along with the co-founder of the massive pro-Romney “super PAC” Restore Our Future, Charlie Spies, is looking to put his focus, and donor contributions, where his mouth is on immigration reform. The two are leading the formation of a new PAC, Republicans for Immigration Reform, with a clear focus on resolving an issue that played a role in Romney’s poor showing among Latinos on election day.

 

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Gutierrez  intends for the group to be “something real and something that can have real influence on the outcomes of elections,” with the goal of promoting “some sort of legalization,” for illegal immigrants already working in the country, with the requirements for that legalization yet to be determined.

 

“If we get this right, the 21st century is ours. If we get it wrong, shame on us,” Gutierrez said, stressing the importance of solving immigration, and declaring that the Republican Party by its nature should lead in said efforts.

 

 

 

 

 
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Carlos Guiterrez, Romney campaign who worked for Bush pushing Hispanic Steering Committee super pac targeting Hispanics is the newest non White face similair to Herman Cain, Allen West and Michael Steele trying to axquire the Hispanic vote.

 

I channel surfed/watched all morning political talk shows the Sunday morning after Obama won and every Republican being interviewed individually or members of a talk show panel, constantly, coming out of their mouths time and time again, came the same two words:

Hispanics and immigration. 

Immigration reform that will include a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

And since they lost the election and starting the very next day, this is their brand new political scam..er..I meant to say "agenda" to go aggressively after and convince the Hispanic community Republicans have a better pathway for all your political interests better than Democrats even thought they still continue to demean and be totally racist towards Hispanics in their speech, political positions and state laws like Arizona totally against Hispanics. 

What Republicans aren't saying and won't tell Hispanics is their #1 reason they're trying so hard lobbying Hispanic community is they lost this election big time with their traditional "Whites Only" voting block stragety of White men and elderly Whites who are steadily dying off in huge members and they don't have enough young Whites on board to make up the difference going into the future.

Republicans only want Hispanic vote increasing their voting numbers to win elections (Presidency) and nothing else regarding overall needs of the Hispanic community.

Hispanics, they're targeting you RIGHT NOW and don't let Republicans con you into believing and buying their "we care about your community" lies because If Romney had won, it's "business as usual" and the word "Hispanic" would never be mentioned as a positive.

 

Florida Republican senator Marc Rubio's trip to Iowa last Sunday is just part of latest Republican scam appeasing Hispanics trying to obtain their vote in 2016 and dangling Rubio as potential Presidential candidate, Hispanic American in 2016.

But the political message and rhetoric is the same before Romney lost and all GOP doing is putting lipstick on the same old pig calling it something new and different.

Rubio, Hispanic and Bobby Jindal, Muslim American, both early potential Presidential candidates. 

Non White republicans are dipping their toes in Presidential waters less than two weeks after Romney lost.

 

Instead of placing another White person out front early testing Presidential waters, con is putting a "non White face" attracting non White voters. 

But you have to ask yourself this question:

Who are the invisible puppeteers behind the curtain working the strings of the visible non White puppet?

Same grey haired, White GOP Republicans ensuring their non White puppets (Rubio, Jindal) are delivering same messages (in brand new packaging) that lost the election.

After McCain's defeat, it was all Black faces out front (Cain, West, Steele) it didn't work attracting Blacks.

New con game for the next 4 years? Hispanics instead of Blacks out front yet behind the scenes? 

Same old puppeteers; Whites calling the shots.

Before election, Republicans cared less about Hispanics. 2 weeks after losing, suddendly "pretend" to like and want them.

Don't fall for the same old "brand new" bullshit.

What I can't figure out is ... really ... what in the hell can they possibly say?? 

 

'A path to citizenship...."???  Is that "amnesty" by another name???  The last time Republicans were willing to say "immigration reform" with any shred of sincerity was during Bush's (failed) try to put the issue on the table!!  And the only way they could even get Republicans to show up was to drop the "path to citizenship"  question totally and completely .... and instead be willing to settle for a "legal status" of some sort wherein those here illegally could work here (temporarily) but then have to go back home for some period of time! 

 

There was no "citizenship" consideration for any Republicans.  They flat out refused to talk about it if the word was even going to be thought about bring brought up!! 

 

In "Romney-speak" .... 'self-deportation' was the kinder, gentler way to express Republican sentiment about what "reform" should look like. 

 

So what kind of plan could Republicans possibly come up with .... that would appeal to Latinos in any realistic way??? 

Quote by ER: "'A path to citizenship...."???  Is that "amnesty" by another name??? 


Republicans don't have a plan because the GOP remains a long way from consensus.


The party remains divided over whether it will support a path to citizenship for the undocumented -- an issue that could cause problems and legislative delays in the Republican-controlled House and the fact that their base (Tea Party) won't support it because if House Republicans support a bill that includes citizenship for the undocumented, then they will be voted out of office in the next mid-term.


Republicans have both their hands tied with trying to pass legislation that the Tea Party is willing to accept under their terms and if they don't, they will be unemployed so IMO, their efforts to attract Hispanics will fail because of the divided Republican Party that's now more fractured than ever since Romney lost.


Tea Party blames the GOP for selecting a weak candidate in Romney yet they allowed it to happen without visible opposition and then voted for him because they hated Obama so much.


Stupid.


And the D.C. Republican's plan to “put a sombrero on the Republican elephant,” by making Hispanic Republican elected officials as the Republican's party’s new darlings out front with little or no White faces, the base won't go for it.


And here is another justification they plan to use:


"Latinos are “a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative".


Republican base knows they need additional voters but they are not going yo take a back seat to Hispanics and especially with the GOP once again calling the shots deciding who they want as opposed to what the vase wants.

 

They didn't want Romney and if you asked them, he was forced down their throats and it sure won't work with Hispanics taking the lead.

Originally Posted by Yemaya:

As I stated months ago, how is Amenesty aka Dream Act going to affect the black community?? and not just the "middle class" bougie blacks, but the man on the ground. I like my immigrated folks and all, BUT when you start messing with my money and the opprotunities my children have, I get a little aggravated.

 

Of course you know that racist and agitating Whites are going to try to pit African Americans and Latinos against each other so that any voting block or minority power in this country will be (remain) splintered.  

 

There are only two ways for that to be accomplished, (1)  make sure that African Americans and Latinos are made to feel like they are competing for jobs in America, and (2)  crank out (or continue cranking out) propaganda that tells African Americans and Latinos that we don't like each other.

 

The way I see it, African Americans have very little choice other than to focus on education, skills and specialized degrees in order to be prepared to open specific doors that lead to job security, and guarantees that all of us are not competing for the same jobs or competing with recent immigrants for the same jobs.  

Originally Posted by Yemaya:

As I stated months ago, how is Amenesty aka Dream Act going to affect the black community?? and not just the "middle class" bougie blacks, but the man on the ground. I like my immigrated folks and all, BUT when you start messing with my money and the opprotunities my children have, I get a little aggravated.

 

..... YEAH THAT!!!

Originally Posted by Cholly:

And here is another justification they plan to use:


"Latinos are “a natural Republican constituency: striving immigrant community, religious, Catholic, family-oriented and socially conservative".


 

I think you just struck a VERY important nerve here, Cholly!! 

    

In the special kind of ignorance that Republicans live in ... this is what they THINK is going to be their main hook!!    They are going to try to play on all of the above attributes to "attract" Hispanic voters into the Party.  But the PROBLEM with that is .... NONE of that is more important than the negative Republican position on immigration ... which greatly affects the residency issue with grand- and great-grandparents, moms, dads, recent arrivals ... or in other words FAMILY ... which is at the top of the Latino hierarchy in terms of importance!

 

A national "Arizona Law" plan is what most Republicans would like to use in the way of "immigration reform" ... and that won't go anywhere with the Latino population!!  And while most Latinos are economically 'naturally Republican' (they want for themselves and their own and really don't care about the plight of anybody else!) ... they are not accepting of "the-rich-getting-richer-while-the-poor-gets-poorer" mentality (at least not while they are a part of the "poor" .... and if the Repubs don't come up off of that way of thinking, they won't be able to attract the Hispanic vote as a bloc, either!!

 

HOWEVER ..... IF the Republicans were ever willing to find some way to 'adjust' their stances on those issues so that they seem amicable to the Latino way of thinking and feeling about those issues .... Black people better WATCH OUT!!!

 

'Cause they would have NO PROBLEM following the Republican ideal to lay us out on the floor like a doormat ... and walk all over us ... wiping their feet on us .... while on the way to their own prosperity!! 

Originally Posted by sunnubian:
 

The way I see it, African Americans have very little choice other than to focus on education, skills and specialized degrees in order to be prepared to open specific doors that lead to job security, and guarantees that all of us are not competing for the same jobs or competing with recent immigrants for the same jobs.  

 

I couldn't agree with you more, Sunnubian!! 

 

However ... there's a whole lot of non-immigrant and (undocumented) immigrant Latinos that are that are making even bigger educational gains than our children/people are right now!!  Their graduation rates mirror - if not surpass - that of African American children in many school districts across the country!!

 

(Also, they are making great gains - catching up to, if not surpassing - Black people in local elected government positions in places like California, New Mexico and Colorado!)

 

But, what that means is that ... it's not just a matter of being 'over-powered' in competing with recent or undocumented immigrants for the low-paying/minimum wage jobs (that we're losing out to) .... but there is - and will continue to be - also stiff competition in those jobs that do - or are going to - require higher learning/degrees in the (near/not-so-distant) future.  And probably from this point on.

 

ESPECIALLY if amnesty/the Dream Act suddenly makes them instant "citizens." 

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