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Disappointment for Latinos in Nevada
Ruben Kihuen (third from the right) surrounded by family during a campaign canvassing event in January.
February 24th, 2012
04:52 PM ET

Disappointment for Latinos in Nevada

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By Nick Valencia, CNN

(CNN) - It’s a Thursday in early February, and Fernando Romero, the Godfather of Latino politics in Nevada, is stressed out. Two days ago, Ruben Kihuen, the Democrat who was trying to become the state’s first ever Latino congressman announced he was dropping out of the race.

“It’s a big let down for the community,” Romero says of Kihuen’s decision. “The [Latino] voters were inspired to come out to vote, but right now we’re finding it difficult to burn a fire under their butts.”

Nevada’s Latino population grew 81 percent from 2000 to 2010, and many here thought this candidate and this race would be their chance to flex some new political muscle and be represented by one of their own. “We were hanging our coats on him,” Romero says of Kihuen.

Turns out a lot of people were “hanging their coats” on this little-known newcomer who went from 9-year old immigrant from Mexico to invited guest at the president’s most recent State of the Union address. Democratic strategists hoped the excitement surrounding his race would lead to big Latino voter turnout that would in turn help President Obama’s bid for a second term.

Latino voters across the country, not just in Nevada, are this presidential election’s “Florida Florida Florida.” Both parties—and the national media—are focusing on this group, waiting to see how or if they will vote in November. This week’s cover story in Time Magazine, “Why Latino Voters Will Swing the 2012 Election” says it’s a numbers game.

Andres Ramirez, an architect of the Kihuen campaign is also the National Vice Chair of the DNC’s Hispanic Caucus. He says there has been an increase of 2 million Latino voters nationally for every presidential cycle since 1996. In 2008, roughly 85% of Nevada Latinos turned out to vote for President Obama, according to the Pew Hispanic Center. That record number propelled the freshman senator to win a state that voted for George W. Bush four years earlier.

In 2012, 1 in 4 constituents in the state of Nevada are Latino, representing 15% of all registered voters. With a majority of those voters registered Democrat, Ramirez says the numbers are in place to help the party keep Nevada from going red in 2012. Other states with a large or growing Latino population paint a similar picture.

The numbers are there and Latino voters are ready to be persuaded, but it’s not clear whether it will be the Republican candidate or President Obama who will have the message and the platform that resonates strongest.

Much has changed in Nevada since 2008, and according to Romero, who is the president of the non-partisan group “Hispanics in Politics,” Latinos in Nevada are now “disillusioned” and “uninspired” with regard to President Obama. With Kihuen out of the race, Romero says that could spell trouble for Obama’s re-election bid in a key battleground state.

“The president just isn’t doing it,” Romero says of Obama.

Otto Merida, the CEO and founder of the Latin Chamber of Commerce, agrees that President Obama should not assume that Latinos will back him again this time. “It’s not that Latino voters will vote for a Republican for president in 2012…it’s that they won’t come out to vote at all.”

A registered Republican, Merida says even he feels the fallout of the end of the Kihuen campaign. “I’m very disappointed that Ruben dropped out. He produced a lot of excitement, even for Republican Latinos. He had the youth out on a Saturday, knocking on 3,000 [doors] or something. I’d never seen anything like it.”

Merida and Romero both collaborated on Kihuen’s campaign. The crossing of party lines among the Latino community leaders highlights the priority for both men: mobilizing the Latino vote in Nevada. No stranger to working with Democrats, Merida says he “got caught up in the hope” and voted for President Obama in 2008. He doesn’t plan to vote for him again this time around.

Brookings Institution fellow and political analyst David Damore agrees that Nevada will be competitive in 2012, attributing that largely to the power of the Latino vote.

“Nevada has the large concentration of Latinos; it’s a fast growing state for that demographic. But the state is a place very much so in flux,” Damore says. “It was a pretty Republican state, but it's swinging. You have a lot of grass roots groups mobilizing.”

Ramirez, Kihuen’s former campaign manager is still confident Latinos will show up. He points to “two natural things: growth within the Latino community [in Nevada] and increased efforts around new voter registration.” He told CNN by phone that “the fear that Latinos won’t come out to vote is being exaggerated. It’s been a concern for every election cycle, but nothing shows Latinos won’t turn out.”

Damore of the Brookings Institution adds, “[Latinos] are going to be disillusioned with Obama and Ruben was a fairly charismatic guy to help supplement the vote, but the Dems don't have to deliver much when the candidate running against them is fiercely anti-immigrant. My guess is [Latinos] may not love what Obama's done, but then they’ll look at the alternative and vote for Obama.”

Merida believes the uncertainty currently brewing in the battleground state is a case study of what the Obama re-election team will face across the country. “The problem is many people want the Hispanic community to have one issue, which is immigration. That’s very important, but at this time our economy and education is paramount to what's going on. Those are big issues that affect the whole country, including Hispanics. In southern Nevada, for instance, we have a 50% dropout rate in high school for Hispanic students. We need more state resources for our teachers, and so forth,” he adds.

“You can look at what goes on here and you can see where the country will go,” he says. “What validates Nevada is we have a community here that represents the country. In terms of our Hispanic percentages, Black percentages, and other minority groups, we are the country. We represent the country.”

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  1. MaryK

    Yes Nevada does have a large population Mexicans but how many are legal? I watched a Mexican walk into H&R Block to pick up his refund check. When the representative at H&R Block asked for his SS card he said, he didn't have one. Then she has asked for his I9 and again the response was I don't have one. He then showed her a SS card and she replied with, Oh let me get your check for you. I wonder whose SS card he had?

    March 2, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Maybe he had a language problem, at least, even if he is getting a refund he is paying taxes.

      March 2, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  2. joe1265

    Did I miss something? Why did he drop out?

    February 27, 2012 at 9:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Shelly

    Until this country ensures the legality of every person voting; I have no faith in our country.

    February 27, 2012 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • GeorgeK

      I couldn't agree more strongly!

      February 27, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
  4. Alex

    As a hispanic American, I resent the notion that I should support Democrat candidates becuase many other hispanics have previously supported Democrat politicians. The political party with which I am most closely aligned is the Libertarian Party, or possibly Ron Paul's brand of Republicanism. War-mongering, evangelist republicans and tax & spend, redistributionist democrats can take a hike with their "latino" pandering.

    February 27, 2012 at 4:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Redjerry

      Nice...very refreshing.

      February 27, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • East of Eden

      lol, then you'll cry when they lock the borders on you. good luck.

      February 27, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
  5. Joe Murphy

    Mexicans are nasty.

    February 27, 2012 at 2:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      Oh lord, the high school class j@ck@$$ has got hold of a keyboard.

      February 27, 2012 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Kris

      Always refreshing to hear the mainstream GOP view...however juvenile and disgusting it is.

      February 27, 2012 at 7:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. lanena

    I am a proud American. I am a proud white woman of Spanish descent. I am a proud Republican. Those on eternal food stamps, free medical care, rent subsidy etc. are a drain on our society.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      You are a traitor. Buta madi cone!

      February 26, 2012 at 11:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • Exterminan

        Buta, madi cone????????Do you even know what you are saying. I f you are mexican then you must be a mexitard! Honestly, though, you are worth the laughs to read what you post.

        February 27, 2012 at 1:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      Chocho

      February 26, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • moncho

        Oh Edgar! Go have a hormone shake and take a nap. You're bleeding everywhere!

        February 27, 2012 at 12:04 am | Report abuse |
      • DrK

        How's that Google Spanish working for ya?

        February 27, 2012 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  7. Steve

    If you're a latino you have to ask yourself: how do the democrats represent organized labor and illegal immigrants at the same time? The answer is they don't: it's called keeping your enemies closer than your friends.

    February 26, 2012 at 8:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      A political party can represent seemingly disparent interests because of a central theme so unions and illegals can be in the same boat. In a cult like the Republicans they can't because of their exclusivity.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. GIUK

    Nevada hasn’t lost a potential congressman. It’s gained a janitor.

    February 26, 2012 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Don in Houston

      You probably say the same thing about African-Americans. There's a name for that, you know.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ali999

        Don, given the figure reported in this article, that 50% of Hispanics drop out of high school, it's quite likely that the poster is right about his "janitor" crack.

        February 27, 2012 at 7:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Dawn B

      so, like what.... was the guy illegal?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. omg4real

    why not the same zeal by hispanics in mexico to clean up their corruption and cartels?

    February 26, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Edgar

    Mexicans own the border, white people can't do anything , but run.
    They run very fast. lol!

    February 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • crymore

      Yeah they didn't do anything the last time they wanted this land either did they?

      February 26, 2012 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Olivia

      So do the Mexicans! They run north from all them cartel bullets bouncing off their nalgas!

      February 27, 2012 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
    • Exterminan

      Your new name: Edgartard.

      February 27, 2012 at 1:24 am | Report abuse |
  11. Southernquilts

    Mexicans are not welcome in America the Beautiful. Presidential elections are going to be based on anti-illlegal alien legalization. They do not intimidate me nor my neighbors. We don't need the Mexican vote. Most of them are illegal and can't vote anyway. I fired my maid, who is an illegal mexican and owes the IRS 10,000. I don't even allow illegals to care for my lawns.

    February 26, 2012 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      A similar comment was made by Chieff Sitting Bull to his neighbor Dancing Wolf about the pioneers.
      Brace yourself Southernquilts, change is inevitable.
      ;)

      February 26, 2012 at 6:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sean

        @Orso
        The issue with your analogy is the ‘white’, man is still lighter years ahead of you. Good luck.

        February 27, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      The welfare system in America is great, I had 5 kids and all are on food stamps.
      I'm going to make more Mexicans to get more food stamps. Gracias Muchachos!

      February 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        Edgar is not a Spanish name that I have seen. Are you perhaps a poser?

        Most real Mexicans know that Welfare doesn't pay as much as a simple job. They may accept Welfare, but it isn't their first choice, or even the second. And yes, I know many. There are lots of former Mexicans here in Arizona. There always have been. When they have been here long enough, their children are Americans the same as anyone else. That's usually what the parents want anyway. I have no problem with that.

        You obviously need to get out and meet some real people.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • BatElvis

        You're the reason why people vote Republican. Get a job and stop stealing from tax payers, we don't appreciate it.

        February 27, 2012 at 12:09 am | Report abuse |
    • chrisnot

      "Your" maid owes the IRS 10K?? How much do you pay her??? Just how many lawns do you have?

      February 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Edgar

    White people are scared of Latinos, they can't win when Latinos fill their neighborhoods.
    Latino culture is too strong for American culture.

    February 26, 2012 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Mexican culture? Exactly what is your culture? Stealing?

      February 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        Real Mexicans are friendly people with a strong religious tradition. Obama probably lost half of the Hispanic vote when he attacked the Catholic Church. (The majority of Mexicans are Catholic, and more attentive to the Church than most Anglos are.) There is also a work ethic that is close to what you get in the US.

        My wife is a remedial teacher in Arizona. The Mexican parents are much more motivated than most White parents, and much more than most of the Black parents about their children's education. Only the Asians are more intent on their children bettering themselves. I know that's not Politicaly Correct, but it's what the real teachers in the front lines see.

        There are many gang related problems in the Mexican neighborhoods. The primary victims are the people who live there. Support for the police is moderate. About what it is in other neighborhoods.

        In the end, they are just people like any other group. That's a good thing too, as America has been balancing the population by looking the other way at illegal immigration from Mexico since Gerald Ford was President, when the population in the US began declining. I have neighbors who are Mexicans, and they are good neighbors.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mack

        Oye, southernquilts. Isn't stealing a proud white tradition? White Europeans stole an entire continent from indigenous people (America). And for an encore they decided to steal indigenous people from a continent (Africa). The stealing skills of Mexicans pales in comparison to those of the palefaces. LOL!

        February 26, 2012 at 11:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Exterminan

        They only bought what their black african tribe brothers were selling. African tribes raided other tribes, and they would enslave the prisoners. They then sold them top the white Euro americans, and others. To this day, slavery still exists.

        February 27, 2012 at 1:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Consequence

        i have no problem with Mexicans or Mexican culture...but the kind of numbers we see in Nevada are a direct consequence of illegal immigration. They should be ashamed that their numbers have grown so much...it is like a bank robber showing off how much money he has. Illegal immigration must stop and illegal immigrants must leave this country. This is not a small issue – but, it is an issue Obama uses to find minority voters. Enough already.

        February 27, 2012 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
      • strangerq

        Edgar is not Hispanic.

        He's a typical internet troll.

        February 27, 2012 at 1:54 am | Report abuse |
      • East of Eden

        This guy just said Real Mexicans and Catholic Church in the same sentence. I never knew the proud Aztec's paid homage to the Pope. What a joke, keep bowing to your colonial masters.

        February 27, 2012 at 9:55 am | Report abuse |
      • East of Eden

        This guy just said Real Mexicans and Catholic Church in the same sentence. I never knew the proud Aztecs paid homage to the Pope. What a joke, keep bowing to your colonial masters.

        February 27, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      White people steal more than anybody.
      They stole the land from the Natives, stole oil from Iraqis, and now they steal from their own by taxing them.
      White people kill more people , but CNN won't put out the number of innocent dead in Iraq, Afghanistan, Vietnam,
      and Africa.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Olivia

        Oh Edgar! You're having a bad dream. Have one of my hormone shakes and join a gym or something. You're having hot flashes.

        February 27, 2012 at 12:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      You say we are "scared" of you but it's you and your people who constantly fear mongering about us whites. It's you who is scared and terrified of us.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ryan

      Btw, we didn't "steal" anything, we CONQUERED you and your race, there is a difference, we are too laid back now, but when whites wake up, history will repeat itself yet again... It doesn't take many whites to beat down races like yours when we organize and fight for our beliefs, only 500 Spanish horsemen pillaged and burnt the entire aztec empire. Your "empire" fell, beaten and humiliated by a tiny force of white Europeans.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        A little history would help. The Aztecs had almost a Million men to oppose Cortez. Cortez had only 500 Spanish soldiers, but he also had around 2 Million natives who hated the Aztecs. Small pox also worked against the Aztecs, as they had a serious epidemic when Cortez was besieging them.

        For the Mexican War, The Southwest was almost undefended. a small brigade of 500 Mormons took everything from just past Santa Fe New Mexico to the pacific ocean and never fired a shot. Tucson was just a small town. the troops there were recalled to defend Mexico City. San Diego was just a small church at the time. The Church was left alone.

        Mexico started that war with a larger and better equipped army than the US had. The problem was Santa Anna, who was a great politician, but a lousy strategist. Yes, that was the same Santa Anna who stopped to storm the Alamo, and wound up killing every one inside, but in the process, lost all of Texas.

        Don't ask for another war. Obama shares several traits with Santa Anna.

        History is fascinating. You should read some sometime.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • Destroyer

      Latinos are some of the most prejudiced people I have EVER seen. If not the most.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exterminan

      No one is afraid of latinos. You are all too short to be afraid of.HAHAHA.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      When Mexicans move into white neighborhoods, all the white people leave and move to the north.
      In 20 years, all the white people will live in North Dakota and they will get trapped in the snow.
      Lol!

      February 26, 2012 at 7:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        No, when Mexicans learn enough English and qualify for better jobs, they leave the Barrio and move into better neighborhoods, where they are quickly accepted. Mexicans are naturalizing just as fast as the Italians and Irish did. Probably faster than the Arabic are.

        After three generations, the only sign of Mexican decent is a spanish sounding last name. Most don't even speak Spanish.

        February 26, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Report abuse |
    • crymore

      Trollin'! Trollin'!Trollin'!

      February 26, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Antonius

      EDGAR!!! Here's a suggestion. Loco, go back and finish the 3rd grade. Then you'll be able to get a job and support your family. Tax money can be used for better purposes. Say hello to the Mrs.

      February 27, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      Edgar, Pedgar. You probably dream of fondling little boys, like the rest of your genetically-filial brethren.

      February 27, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |
    • Dittyman8

      Edgar: I'm White & Cherokee. If I'm so afraid of Latinos, why I am married to one? Plus, my son is Latino. I love them and my wife's side of the family very much. Nothing to be afraid. Take your racist trash talk someplace else.

      February 27, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
  13. Jeff

    Latinos are turning to Democats – Latinos in play – Latinos look to Democratic Party. Here is what I would like to say to ALL the Latinos out there. Black have been 'block voting' for Democrats for 40 years. Now ask yourself – are Blacks any better off for all this blind support to Democrats? If you ever had a reason NOT to support Democrats – just ask yourself if you would like to be in the same situation that Blacks are in today but 40 years from now.

    February 26, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Don't worry Jeff. Most of them are illiterate and illegal. They just like to mouth off without anything to back up their claims.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Obama2012

        While I don't agree with your biggotry, I do agree that Latinoes in this country should back up some of the cra9 they are bi7ching about. We all do really.....doncha think?

        February 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeff

        "most" Latino/Latinas are just people trying to have a better life in this their adopted country. That is a goal that seems to escape the vast majority of Blacks in this country after trusting Democrats for the last 40 years. No one will ever get ahead relying on the Government to do it for them as is seen by what the Democtratic party espouses. Republicans are the political party in this country that believes go out and do it for yourself. One thing that does irritate me is that someone can live in Estados Unidos for 25 years but never aprehendamos Ingles.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jorge

        I can speak three languages and design buildings, what can YOU do, chew tobaccee and slather your sister in buttered grits???

        February 27, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      Jeff, are republicans of any race or origin any better after 8 years of Bush?
      Look where the country is right now, and it is all thanks to the republicans.
      Do you really think they will buy your baseless rethoric?

      February 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jeff

        Pull your head out of the sand will you? Democrats won the Senate AND Congress in 2006 and THEN the White House in 2008. For two whole years they ran both houses of Congress AND the White House. We should be living in a Utopia by now! I do agree that Bush and the Republicans who merrily spent our country to the brink of collapse are largely to blame as much as the Democrats. Lesser of two evils though would mean a vote for a Republican in the next election.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        The damage you ascribe to Bush was mostly done in the last two years, under the disasterous Pelosi-Reid Congress. Up until then, it was mostly good things. The bad things happened after about a year. That is right in line with Milton Freedman's predictions of a bad Congresses effects on the economy. It takes a little over a year for the effects to begin to be felt.

        The same is true going the other way too.

        And no, I was never a Bush fan. But, he was better than what came after. It's only been gotten worse since the Democrats took over two of the three branches of Government.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Obama2012

      I am not sure what you mean......but......what we all need is a CONGRESS that works. This I see as a reachable goal for whoever runs. Its a shame this dude dropped out. I did not even catch the reason. I just watched Jan Brewer (Arizona Gov) say she is still for the "papers please" bill in her state. It is scheduled for Supreme Court chalenge soon. Common Latinoes......How could you vote for the GOP. They insist on treating you like a punching bag.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        AZ1070 really only requires the police to check the identification. If a person is then determined that they are illegally in the Country, then they are detained. The Police are not allowed to just pick up random people. It has to be in connection with another reason for the stop.

        When I am stopped, the police always ask for my identification. I am a US Citizen. Why should someone else get immunity that I don't get.

        Oh, and the majority of legal Mexican here in Arizona supported this bill. it's not what Obama claims. His problem is that Jan Brewer has shown him to be incompetent at enforcing existing Federal Law. It's all about appearance.

        Sheriff Joe now is another matter. The illegals really HATE him. The legals don't have a problem.

        About 1/2 of the Mexicans in Arizona speak English that sounds the same as any one elses in the area. Those folks never get picked on. Most Arizonans would be angry if they did.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Olivia

        Well, since Mr Obama promised to fix immigration but really didn't tell us how. He has now deported more illegals than Bush did in his 8 years in office. Maybe that's why my family and others in my area will vote Republican this time around. It really can't get any worse for us. But don't promise what you can't keep. That'll get you voted OUT very quick.

        February 27, 2012 at 12:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Bernard

      Jeff I think you need to look in the mirror!!!!

      February 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Chris

    Just like Latinos vote for their own and blacks vote black (96% of blacks voted for Obama), I will vote for MY own as well which will be the WHITE candidate yet only I will be called the "racist". Not that I care at all "its not changing my vote sorry, I'm sticking with my race" but I'm just pointing out the extreme double standard hypocrisy and bigotry of the left wing and their anti white racial agenda.
    Sorry left wingers, you aren't going to tell me how to think.

    February 26, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Edgar

      White people are always racist.

      February 26, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Exterminan

        Unless it's you talking.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      Hey Chris, I have news for you buddy, whites also voted for Obama.

      We do have something in common however, I will also vote for "MY own", the smart one, the one with common sense, the one that cares more about our country than about his pockets and those of his billionare buddies, the one that offers solutions instead of obtructionism, the one that does his best and keeps trying even after the other party keeps blocking every move he makes.

      Get used to the idea, 4 more years.
      ;)

      February 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • a slozomby

        you dont thing republicans and democrats both bow to their corporate masters? your delusional

        February 26, 2012 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        So, you are voting for Romney then. Good.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Brickell Princess

    A Latino is a South American illegal alien. It is someone that snuck into this country illegally and is still suffering the consequences of their illegal entry. They self identify as LATINO to let each other know that they are here illegally. The correct term is HISPANIC.

    February 26, 2012 at 4:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      A Latino is a South American. Bravo for you for knowing that.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Luis

      Wow your definitions are way off. I would like to know where you go to school so I know to stay away from there. Just type Latino in Wiki and Hispanic there are you definitions. Its pretty amazing I can get a better education off of Google than what you get out of public education in Florida maybe that is why your state is going so broke.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      Brickell, “princess of bigotry”, your brain is a little messed up, stop snorting that stuff, it comes from the jungles of South America, and it is not good for you.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • chrisnot

      Isn't "Santorum" a latin name?

      February 26, 2012 at 7:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        No, it's Italian. But, after a couple of Generations in America, every thing gets mixed up anyway.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Consequence

        "Santorum is not a latino name, it is Italian" – that is one of the best examples of how the word "latino" has been corrupted to fit political correctness. Italians ARE latins, it was the language and culture of the Romans. Latinos are not "latinos" – they are mostly mestizos who speak Spanish. Not even real Spanish are "latinos" or Portuguese or French or Romanians, etc. from whom mestizos learned their latin-based languages.

        February 27, 2012 at 12:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      Hey Brickhead Princess, I got news for you, Puerto Ricans are Latino/Hispanics who have been American Citizens by Congressional Decree for almost 100 years, the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and California have had Spanish-speaking Latino/Hispanic inhabitants since before they were incorporated into the Union. Maybe you need to go back to high school and pay attention to your history and social studies teachers this time, instead of chewing gum and making goo-goo eyes at Jimmy the Jock during class.

      February 27, 2012 at 7:42 am | Report abuse |
  16. Trent

    I hate these sorts of arguments where Latinos are expected to vote for other Latinos. They should vote for the political ideals they value themselves, not based on the race of the candidate.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • candy

      I agree with you. I consider myself Hispanic and proud of my heritage and US, where I was born. I am educated and accept all people. I also vote for those that resonate with my beliefs and ideals without using race, color, or where they were born. Most Hispanics that are educated and accepting of American ways if they are smart they will embrace the good things from both cultures.

      February 27, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Texas Coyote

    If anyone asks yet again, why the OCCUPIERS (OCCUPY is a worldwide permanent protest movement for justice and more equity for the working class) all over the United States and World are protesting. Listen up!“You control our world. You've poisoned the air we breathe, contaminated the water we drink, and copyrighted the food we eat. We fight in your wars, die for your causes, and sacrifice our freedoms to protect you. You've liquidated our savings, destroyed our middle class, and used our tax dollars to bailout your unending greed. We are slaves to your corporations, zombies to your airwaves, servants... to your decadence. You've stolen our elections, assassinated our leaders, and abolished our basic human rights as human beings. You own our property, shipped away our jobs, and shredded our unions. You've profited off of disaster, destabilized our currencies, and raised our cost of living, while lowering our wages. You've monopolized our freedom, stripped away our education and have almost extinguished our flame. Now you (international and domestic corporations) are trying to cripple/sabotage the internet by making our U.S. Congress create and pass SOPA/PIPA type legislation to end our ability to communicate and/or protest online effectively!! We are hit...we are bleeding... but we ain't got time to bleed. We will bring the giants to their knees and you will witness our revolution! WAKE UP AMERICA! SUPPORT OCCUPY!

    February 26, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      Nobody cares about your weak protests, permanent or not, you are changing nothing.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mexicano

      Smelly hippies who smoke to much pot and crack are bringing no one to their knees Texas Coyote. Nobody even cares about Occupy anymore, there are too many bad characters in that crowd for anyone to take their protests seriously. Too much rape, too much attempted intimidation, to much drugs.... Occupy failed.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tom

      I don't agree with 90 percent of this post, but it sure was written well.

      February 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Orso

      You have presented the problems very well, but in order for me to support you, I want you to present a set of solutions for each of those arguments you made. Just b1tching about everything that goes wrong in the world is not going to fix it.
      Don’t be part of the problem; bring a solution to the table. I will not go sit in front of a building and smoke pot with you, I will however support an idea that brings change.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • YetAnotherBob

      So you don't like large organizations monopolizing all the wealth either?

      Welcome to the Tea Party.

      Governments are what makes Monopolies possible. Left to themselves, they will always break down into smaller pieces. It's basic economics.

      We now live in a world with huge monopolies controlling wealth, and channeling it into Government coffers and private bank accounts around the world.

      Looking for Government to solve this is asking for the wolf to guard the flock. the solution is less government control, not more. No bank or other company is Too Big to Fail. That includes governments too. Look at Greece. We are not far behind. The solution is to let them fail. Remove the shackles that allow the politically powerful to oppress you.

      Of course, that means that you will also have to accept responsibility for yourself. No free handouts. Those don't work anyway.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  18. Joe

    What is it with the CONCERTED effort of the US MEDIA to FORCE ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION down the throats of AMERICANS!!!

    It is ILLEGAL AMERICANS have died by the tens of thousands because of it...and the media relentlessly pushes it!

    What will it take to demand our current laws to be enforced?

    30 plus million of illegal aliens in this country is the REASON why the "LATINO" population has exploded.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • gratular

      Where would you realistically send all the illegals in America today? Europe could not fit all the people here illegally.. Of course Mexicans can stay, this is their land and always has been. America has always been a brown skinned land since its beginning.. Only the last 200+ years have there been illegals here..

      February 26, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe in Kalispell

        This part of the world wasn't really "brown" until the introduction of Spanish soldiers into Mexico. Central and South America. The average conquistador foot soldier was Arab/Spanish and came to conquer the "Americas" with the Spanish Nobility because they had no future in Spain because of their Arab (Moor) heritage. No pure blood Spaniard would marry them so they married the local, Aztecs, Olmec and Mayans.

        Native Americans have more genetically in common with ancient Asians .

        February 26, 2012 at 3:07 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tim

        Why are all those landscapers and dishwashers holding signs in that picture?

        February 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Report abuse |
      • silence

        This is not Mexico's land. They owned if for 27 years. Before that, is was owned by Spain for about 300 years.Only reason Mexico was able to take this part of south west was because there were only about 2,0000-3000 Spanish citizens. Spain was involved with war actions elsewhere and unable to protect these people. The people who lived in what is now US, were not Mexicans. They were Spanish upper class who were granted land grants for service to the Spanish crown.
        United States has had south west territory for about 165 years. Before any of the three had control, Native Americans lived here for thousands of years. And no, they were not the same indigenous people who populated Mexico. The Aztecs were not this far north. Their ancestors, may have originated here, but not as Aztecs.
        Based on your comment, the Siberians own North America, because their ancestors settled here and their descendents are our Native Americans. Some continued farther south and should also own Mexico.

        February 26, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Report abuse |
      • silence

        Lot of brown skinned people in the world. They don't all originate from same places. Prior to Spanish arriving, what is now Mexico, was filled with warring tribes who hated each other and were bent on the destruction of opposing tribes. You might want to check history of Aztecs and their surrounding neighbors. There is a tendency to want glorify this group. They practiced brutal human sacrifices, as many as 20,000 at a time. They held their victims down, cut their chests open and pulled out their beating hearts. There is some evidence that they may have eaten the hearts to gain strength from their enemies.
        Are these the brown skinned people you are talking about?

        February 26, 2012 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  19. BornNRaised

    As usual, if it doesn't mean something free for them- they don't want anything to do with it. They don't respect this country and only serve to rape and pillage it. I'm truly sorry for those hispanics who are legit and good citizens getting a bad rap, but perhaps if more of those who are legal would come out against this invasion would speak up...?? Our nation is truly in ruins and the Mexican problem is stalling our recovery.
    For all those who say deportation of all them can't be done: We could send each of them home in a limo with a fully stocked bar and in the next year begin making a profit from not paying all the bills they incur daily.

    February 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Finger in Nose

      Why are you for some reason stuck on pointing out Mexicans, while the article speaks of Latinos, which covers Mexicans. What is the problem here?

      February 26, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        Perhaps because they are 65-70% of ALL ILLEGALS. Mexicans ARE the MAIN problem...period!

        How do you think they would like if 25 million POOR ILLITERATE Americans poured across their border, set up shop, then DEMANDED welfare, FREE education, FREE medical...and NO TAXES..AND for Mexicans to learn English. They are parasites on the US Tax payer.

        February 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        It's amusing to note that Mexico has the same problem on their southern border that we have on our southern border. That includes people crossing for the 'great paying jobs' and the violence they bring with them.

        The Mexican solution is to buy them a 'free' bus ticket to the US border. Some here in Arizona proposed the same solution a couple of years ago, Just buy them a 'free' ticket to San Francisco, or Boston. it could yet happen. California says that if we do, they 'll sue.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  20. Joe

    They are not coming out to vote because only about 10% of are here legally. The rest of them should not be voting even though they do. Hence the reason the democrats always fight so hard when it comes to making people show ID when they come to vote. They want to make sure they continue getting the dead mans vote!

    February 26, 2012 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Darth Cheney

      Every single thing you said was exactly wrong on the facts. You could have been more accurate had you simply made random claims; a couple of them might have been in the ballpark.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      Only 10%, huh? So who let those who are not elegible register? Why, according to you, the other 10% not vote anyway? The truth is that Latinos are the fastest growing minority in the country and if Republicans ever want to elect anyone again they better start to realize that this kind of rhetoric will, the the long run. only guarantee their eventual demise.

      February 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Montana

      It used to be that anyone with a dime could call a radio talk show to prove their ignorance and bigotry. Now all it takes is a keyboard and an internet connection. Good job joe, removing all doubt as to what an idiot you are. You are way way off all the way around. I suspect the only thing you have to be proud of is that you're white. That is an accident of birth by the way.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Buck

    Why are latinos coming here and trying to turn the U.S. into the trash pit thier country is? Do they not have the love that we have for our country to want to stay and build a country that maybe others would want to move too? Go home and build your freedom as we did. Do not steal it from others!

    February 26, 2012 at 10:06 am | Report abuse |
    • nthing2gain

      And where in Europe did you come from? Why did you or your forefathers leave? Was it a trash pit?

      February 26, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
      • BornNRaised

        What if it was a trashpit? Did we come here and perpetuate all that was wrong with it? No, we built a glorious, prosperous and awesome nation in SPITE of it.. I don't see that happening here with the illegal immigrants from the Southern Border. I also don't see them coming in here LEGALLY or wanting to build up this country- only use it.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
      • Medallion

        BornNRaised- you need to study a little more history regarding the US. Check out the Irish immigration, Italian, see the effect they had on the nation, the criminality they were attributed, some prejudice some factual. Remember, all prejudice, stems from ignorance.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Are you speaking of the Puritans? They left for freedom of religion. England was not a filthy pit. I think you're speaking of Mexico.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:41 pm | Report abuse |
  22. bird

    So Latinos will vote for a candidate, only because he is Latino. Blacks voted for Obama like 96%, only because he is black. If they polled 1000 white voters who said they voted for Mitt Romney because he is white, we would never hear the end of "Racism, Discrimination etc etc"..... I fail to understand how Government, and media fail to see the contradiction of supporting racism, as long it is against whites, and decrying supposed racism, if it is done by whites. Can someone please explain??????

    February 26, 2012 at 9:25 am | Report abuse |
    • nthing2gain

      Yes, for once they have an alternative. They have been ignored/screwed so many times, they are hoping this time they will get some attention. They are probably going to be disappointed, but they are willing to try something different.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Mexicans are Mexicans and have not been screwed over (vulgar terminology) by the greatest country in the world? They don't belong here. Go and build up your own country.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Finger in Nose

      Lets have the percentage of whites that voted for Obama. It seems Obama was voted in simply because he was the better candidate, not because of the color of his skin.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
      • Tom

        I am white, and I am a Republican. I voted for Obama because I thought that he was the best option in 2008. It was mistake! When a black Republican canidate comes along that is committed to defending our country from all threats, both foriegn and domestic, I will vote for that person. Never again will I cast my vote for a socialist. Especially one that panders to the illegals.

        February 26, 2012 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Sagebrush Shorty

    Vote early and vote often.

    February 26, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  24. chris martin

    Ahh..good ol' ILLEGAL VOTING...wakes me up in the morning! Reminds me of the history of all the white women and children that were SLAIN by Mexicans in Texas, before it was Texas. Now white women, are meeting their favorite little "illegal" at Starbucks for that "private" Spanish lesson !

    February 26, 2012 at 6:55 am | Report abuse |
    • factChecker

      Before it was Texas it was Mexico.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
      • Bob from Pittsburgh

        and before that it was French, and before that was Spanish, and before that it belong to natives.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Joe

        Sure it was...FOR ONLY 20 years! It was SPAIN long before Mexico!

        And most importantly....NATIVE AMERICANS 30,000 years before Spain or Mexico!

        February 26, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  25. Scott

    How is it that Illegal immigrants can VOTE???????????

    February 26, 2012 at 5:26 am | Report abuse |
    • ItsAMirage

      the can't BUT it makes some people feel secure saying that illegals can vote. Secure?!!! Yep, it reinforces the idea that they ARE RIGHT and they know for sure that this is happening.
      Which is weird because if you are illegal, knowing fully that if caught you will be shipped back and let's not forget it horribly expansive and dangerous to cross the border, you will also vote which is illegal, and run the chance of getting caught???!!!!

      February 26, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
      • Gail

        Sorry, you are incorrect. Over 200 cases surfaced within one year in AZ where people have sworn on their jury duty summons they were not citizens, and yet they voted! You people really need to open your eyes to the law vs. lawlessness.

        February 26, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      Because it's racist to tell non-citizens they can't vote in our country.

      February 26, 2012 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  26. edvhou812

    People that only get excited about voting when "one of their own" are running for elected office probably shouldn't be voting anyway,

    February 26, 2012 at 3:20 am | Report abuse |
  27. Mike R

    The people that traveled by foot along the american pacific to live in the north and south american continents thousands of years are the REAL americans. They did not have to commit genocide to any group of people to clear them from the land, they didn't enslave other people of different race, and they never put others in a concentration camp during the scare of communism. Your own bible says, "Do onto others as you would have them do to you". Because, like Kharna says, what goes around comes around. So my advise is for everyone to embrace this change of our globalizing-american culture. Because if you imply that latinos should leave this country, then you are saying that the use of genocide, slavery, and false emprisonment is okay to any group of people that is "in your way". Don't be a hypocrite and don't bring acts of hate on your children's children. American freedom is becoming an idea now, not a person place or thing. Help other's and you will be helped just as well. God bless the Americas and this crazy planet.

    February 26, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |
    • don

      kharna? haha

      February 26, 2012 at 5:12 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      The article is about Latinos and politics in Nevada. Only a RACIST would equate one group of people with a single issue like immigration and put that bong down.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:30 am | Report abuse |
      • T i m

        I DID NOT READ ANYWHERE , WHY THEIR DEARLY BELOVED QUIT . HILLARY CLINTON TOLD THE NATION OF TUNISIA LAST WEEK , OBAMA WILL WIN RE ELECTION . HOMELAND SECURITY IS ADDING 1 0 0 0 'S TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PER MONTH . THIS IS SUPPOSED TO GUARANTEE THE RE ELECTION . I HAVE ALSO NOTICE , OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE A CHALLENGER FROM HIS OWN PARTY . THAT SAYS THE DEMOCRATIC STATE DELEGATES ARE GOING TO TELL THE PEOPLE , IT IS OK FOR OBAMA AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY TO CONTINUE TO DESTROY AMERICA AND CHRISTIANITY . HILLARY SAID , LAST WEEK , AFTER OBAMA IS RE ELECTED , THAT WILL TELL THE WORLD , WHAT AMERICA'S INTENTIONS ARE ....................My name is T i m

        February 26, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |
      • Wendy

        Tim you can scream it in caps all you want, doesn't make it any more true and won't make someone agree with you, Not sure why Republicans figure if they scream loud enough it will be true; Well believing FOX news, which for some reason people actually think is fair anf honest newsi sort of warps your world vision . I mean seriously, just chill out.

        February 26, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Report abuse |
      • YetAnotherBob

        Wendy

        You make a mistake assuming he is a Republican. What he is is angry. He never identified his politics.

        February 26, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • West

      How about not so much leave ( except the illegals) as blen in instead of trying to take over- that is where all the problems (divisions) are coming from- everyone ( each ethnic group) wants to do things as they did in their home country and wants everyone else to do what they want- what ever happened to the melting pot the USA was before this separatism started? Anyone that comes here legally should be welcome but come to be part of what USA is not remake into the image of whatever country you left to come here-if it wasn't good enough to stay there then why would you want to have it here??

      February 26, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
  28. Dave

    The link to this article was "Latinos in nevada, big let down" LOL

    February 26, 2012 at 12:12 am | Report abuse |
  29. Jimbo Joker

    The administration is deporting Illegal aliens the gop would deport all Hispanics Que no.

    February 25, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • kiki

      WRONG! Mr JOKE the current administration is deporting more illegals than anyone ever headed by a Democrat and I agree with him,this country has laws Obey them this is not Mexico.

      February 26, 2012 at 2:19 am | Report abuse |
      • Rich54

        Kiki;

        Not according to the LA TIMES.

        http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-deportation-drop-20120224,0,5847742.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Flocal+%28L.A.+Times+-+California+%7C+Local+News%29

        February 26, 2012 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  30. Pro_Legal_Immigrants

    Most of my ancestors have beenvery succesful, coming to this LEAGALY! When Mexicans and Hispanics get grouped into this illegal and "border jumping" stereo types it angers me. I hate the MS-13 Mexiican mafia and all this other crap about latin groups coming to America and starting gangs for so called protection and defacing the name of our people. I am sad to see that Ruben dropped out of the race but it was his choice to do so. If the latin population of Nevada wants to be represented talk to the congressmen white, black, asian, middle eastern. or latino

    February 25, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • pattana

      LEAGALY? Learn to spell if you want to live in this great country.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • TruthbTold

        If poor spelling is a criteria for expulsion, then 1/2 the people in Alabama would be sent out today. Who ya for-wuh? Yee-Haw!

        February 25, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • taskmaster

        Just like a half baked potatoe nit-pick over spelling.

        February 26, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • DonQuixote

      MS-13 is not Mexican......it started in El Salvador. But yeah you're, Latinos should get out there and vote, not matter what the color of the congressman is!

      February 25, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
      • Pro_Legal_Immigrants

        I know MS-13 was created by Salvadorians I was talking about latinos in general and thank you for the support. The people of Central America and South America need to come legally, so when they get here they can have a say about their new found freedom.

        February 25, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Go back to Mexico. Reuben quit because he didn't have morals.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  31. Sagebrush Shorty

    Breaks my heart.

    February 25, 2012 at 7:59 pm | Report abuse |
  32. Let's Be Politically Correct Losers, Its Better than Winning

    I think what scares U.S. citizens the most about illegal Mexicans is that Mexicans themselves, in their own country, tend to be such complacent peasants. Either Mexicans lack the intellect, lack the backbone, or a combination of the two, to stand up to their enslavers. What in the way of natural resources, does the U.S. have that Mexico does not? They just seem to be OK with the fact that a relative handful of people own their whole nation. We in the U.S. are fighting that happening here, tooth and nail, as we speak and these illegals are not helping the situation.

    February 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • misty

      Amen! If their illegal schooling, illegal foodstamps, illegal medical care, illegal jobs and...well you get the point, then they would go home, it is that simple. They would go fight for their country that they love so much, that they keep recreating in little colonies all over America and think of all the money that the government could them put back into the budget, the deficit or hey here is an idea, maybe needy Americans would then get the benefits they need.

      February 25, 2012 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      well said. If I had the answer to getting rid of the illegals, I would send it to President Obama.

      February 26, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  33. Rob

    It's a good bet that at least 50% of latino's in this country are illegal. They show up to campaign, hold up signs, etc, however when it comes time to vote they can't, or they commit fraud to do so. Just because you say that 15% of people in Nevada are latino, how many are citizens and able to vote? You can't "light a fire" under someone who's not legally able to vote.

    February 25, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • pctoy

      Your estimate is definitely high, and rooted in ignorance. Blanket assessments like these tend to reflect more badly on the assessor (you), than the assessed (Latinos). Tsk, tsk, tsk.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        yadda yadda yadda

        February 25, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        more badly? bad grammar by another mexican

        February 26, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • galacticaman

      I actually was wondering the same.Too bad they get offended when you say tell them the truth.

      February 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • ItsAMirage

      It's good bet that 99.9% of Caucasians are racist. I can also do more bets. Its a good bet that there are little green men in Mars, well 37.4% to be exact.

      And yes, illegals are so dumb that they will show up to rallies holding signs and even commit voter fraud without given a thought that they will run the risk of getting caught by "la migra" and be shipped back. Yes, you know everything.

      February 26, 2012 at 9:52 am | Report abuse |
  34. Barrack Obama

    Deport all illegals now. We do not care if they are let down. They can take their grievance up with officials in Mexico where they belong.

    February 25, 2012 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • Patiat

      What does your exhortation have to do with voting patterns among U.S. citizens? Or did you just want to rant a little bit?

      February 25, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        And you can make your exhortations in Mexico. Go home.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Todd in DC

      and how do you plan to do that? Remember, every time you shop all Mall Wart, you are supporting illegals by using the cheapest labor possible.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
      • Txgulfwarvet

        II don't know how many illegals there are in DC, but in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California there are millions. If our current elected leaders were not so scared that they would alienate a certain demographic, then maybe they would do something about this. I'm sorry but having several family members and friends that work for Walmart or other companies Walmart uses, I can tell you that they do not support the hiring of illegals! We need to change the laws that allow anyone to slip across the border and have a child that will become an American citizen. If not, than let them deport the parents, they can leave the child and leave, or take the child with them. The way it is now, the "child" qualifies for WIC, Food Stamps, TANF, and a number of other State and Federally funded (the taxpayers) programs. I know this was about politics, but anyone that is a taxpayer and footing the bill for illegal immigrants while they pay cash for everything, drive new vehicles, have new homes, and are living the American Dream while those of us that have served our country fearlessly struggle to pay our bills and send our children to school infuriates me!

        February 25, 2012 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  35. mikrik13

    If you vote for a candidate because of their race, you are a racist. If you vote for a candidate because you believe they are the best person for the job, you are a true American.

    February 25, 2012 at 4:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Sophistry. Most of the time, a person's race will strongly contribute the definition of "best person for the job" in the mind of a "true American". Racism isn't the elephant in the living room, it is the living room. Race isn't a card, it's the whole deck.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse |
      • Mike

        In this day an age it should not. It's like saying we should put our savings in the mutual fund because of the managers race. At least I will not do it. Returns on my investment are more important for me.

        February 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • macbaldy

        You do realize that most of our citizens lack "investments", monetary or political, which is probably the greatest problem on its face.

        February 25, 2012 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |
      • Patiat

        Your point is taken, but it'd sound a whole lot more serious without the bumper sticker slogans.

        February 25, 2012 at 5:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Bill Duke

        Racism is just an excuse.

        February 25, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • the law

      amen to that,,, If you vote for a candidate because of their race, you are a racist.

      February 25, 2012 at 5:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • misty

      And if you vote for a man just because he is supposed to be somewhat black that is also being racist. He played so many for such a fool!

      February 25, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Report abuse |
  36. Edgar

    Latinos will win the race war.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • stokr

      That's the spirit, Edgar, don't look now but mexico is killing itself, apocalipto is back.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • the law

      ya, and America will become a third world country... thanks Pal

      February 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm | Report abuse |
      • smum

        Did America became a third world country when your inmigrant ancestors, both legally and illegaly, came?

        Blanket statements are detrimental to the serious discussion of such an important issue.

        February 25, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        There is no such word as "ya". Mexicans get educated and not here.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • DfwDude

      The latinos will never win a race war in America! If they cannot rise and fix the problems in Mexico,then they have a snowballs chance in hell here.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:02 am | Report abuse |
  37. Edgar

    Seriously, America is about maintaining the power base for White Americans.
    Latinos are considered dog sh!t to them, they don't want us to have rights, all they want from us is to slave labor.
    Latinos are the new slaves of America without getting whipped or lynched for mixing into their communities.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • unavailable1

      Man you are a stupid bigot....

      February 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • ohsnap

      What are you talking about "Latinos are the new slaves of America without getting whipped or lynched for mixing into their communities"? In the first place African slaves did not come here willingly. They were captured and dragged away from their homes. ILLEGAL Latinos choose to come here, break the law, overburden the system. If it's so bad here...well you know the rest. LEGAL Latinos...well, I know many LEGAL Latinos who feel the same way. ILLEGAL Latinos are an embarrassment to them. Many Latinos are a credit to any community they live/work in. ILLEGAL...go back and come in the way millions of other immigrants have done.

      February 25, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • the law

      wow, you are one F'd up dude... I bet you are sucking up a ton of tax money, and you never put in a sent...

      February 25, 2012 at 5:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Edgar, just what kind of name is that anyway? Are you just a paid liberal agitator trying to stir things up?

      You are mentally ill if you really believe any of the rubbish you wrote.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      I think you're right.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exterminan

      Then shut up and go clean the stables. I notice "edgar", your name is english.What's the matter? Don't like "latino" names? keep lookin at the ground and shut up, before you get shut up!

      February 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  38. Ryan

    The U.S.A. is the only country in the world where a minority has been voted president. You think Mexico would elect a white man (much less ANY woman to be president)? America is not racist. Minorities are racist for voting for someone just because they look like them. Just ask Samuel L. Jackson.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Actually Mexico abolished slavery before the United States and I wouldn't be surprised if the elected a woman for president before the United States. And there have been white presidents in Mexico too.

      February 25, 2012 at 3:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Yes and Mexico also has the richest man in the world lving there and he does not give a dam about the poor. Poverty and wealth go hand and hand and most wealthy Mexicans like rich Americans don;t care about the poor.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
    • D

      Oh and America is from the Northern most tip of Canada and Greenland to the southernmost tip of South America. Just ask the Canadians and the person who officially named the Western Hemisphere "America" long ago.

      February 25, 2012 at 3:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • Sorel

        Actually, "America" is often short for the "United States of America," for those to whom everything must be explained.

        February 25, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Yes but Canucks call themselves Candians and are proud of it and Mexicans call themselves Mexicans and proud of it. What are we going to call ourselves here Unitians or Statonians, how about Staties. You don't make any sense man get a grip.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Candy25

      If you understand the definition of racist, you'd know that African Americans can not be racists. They can be bigots though. And white people have always voted for the person that looked like them to be president. What Samuel L. Jackson does has nothing to do with what all other black people do. He was asked a question about why he voted for Obama and he answered it truthfully. That doesn't mean every other black person in America did the same thing.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        And?

        February 25, 2012 at 7:39 pm | Report abuse |
      • Exterminan

        Obama looks nothing like me. His ears are Waaayyy too big.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • smum

      Mexioc's president is white as all previous ones have been. I suggest that you educate yourself about the difference between "race" and "ethnicity". You can be latino and be white, or black, or indian, etc. Please know the facts before you speak with such "self-sense of authority".

      February 25, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Report abuse |
  39. Nah

    "“It’s a big let down for the community,” Romero says of Kihuen’s decision. “The [Latino] voters were inspired to come out to vote, but right now we’re finding it difficult to burn a fire under their butts.”"

    So the only reason they would vote for someone, or be inspired to vote for someone, was because of his race?

    Okay.

    February 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  40. Let's Be Politically Correct Losers, Its Better than Winning

    U.S. Citizens, you are the quail, and illegals are the fire ants.........................either exterminate (deport) them, or do not b_tch about them eating your young!

    February 25, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  41. carlyjanew6

    http://www.Hear-The-Truth.com

    February 25, 2012 at 12:09 pm | Report abuse |
  42. Economystic Extraordinaire

    The number one issue to tackle which will also solve five major national financial problems at once is ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION. The best way to CREATE JOBS is to DEPORT ALL ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS NOW. First that will create thousands and thousands of seriously needed immigration and border patrol agent jobs right off the bat. Second, as the illegal immigrants are removed and deported the jobs they leave will be available for TRUE AMERICANS. Third, by having TRUE AMERICANS employed then the TAXES WILL BE PAID to the government (instead of the employers of illegal immigrants keeping that money to avoid being detected for employing illegal immigrants). Fourth, by deporting illegal immigrants we SAVE OVER A TRILLION DOLLARS A YEAR as a nation since hard working TRUE AMERICANS currently pay taxes to support THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELFARE BEING USED BY THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS WHO WILL NO LONGER BE HERE. (NOT COINCIDENTALLY THIS IS ALMOST EXACTLY EQUAL TO OUR ANNUAL NATIONAL BUDGET DEFICIET) Fifth, we won't be spending real taxpayer dollars on health (including anchor babies) education and welfare on multiple fraudulent/fake identifications for each of these individuals. And finally, as a BIG BONUS it will prove to America and the rest of the world that we are serious about getting our country back on our feet which is the biggest inducement (GLOBAL CONSUMER CONFIDENCE) that will be immediately affected. America and the world need to witness this confidence. This is the first step to establishing the stability we need as a nation to settle our country’s economic image in the world financial community.

    February 25, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      I AGREE. DEPORT ALL OF THEM.

      February 25, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Very well stated. I agree. Do you have any ideas on rapid deportation?

      February 26, 2012 at 7:08 pm | Report abuse |
      • Exterminan

        Southernquilts
        Italian is NOT Latino. Where did you go to school. Italian is a romance language, but NOT Latino.
        Are stupid or 'Tarded? Italian, like Spanish derived from the ancient ROMAN LANGUAGE known as LATIN! Where did you see someone say "latino"? You make me as a US born citizen ashamed because of your complete ignorance. STFU already.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Exterminan

      I believe most are not coming here anymore because the economy sucks too badly. See the politicians have helped limit illegal immigration.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  43. Economystic Extraordinaire

    Latinos in Nevada 'big let down' LATINOS IN AMERICA IS A PUT DOWN FOR AMERICA

    February 25, 2012 at 11:53 am | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Too late! Infiltration is everywhere. Check out the President of Ireland from 1959 to 1973, a NYC-born Cuban-American, Eamon de Valera. You're surrounded.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm | Report abuse |
  44. Manuel J.

    Some of my abuelito's and tio's came to this country LEGALLY from Mexico. Many of them were orphaned during or shortly after The Great Depression but they worked to acquire the skills and paperwork necessary to immigrate to the U.S. Several served in the military during WWII.

    My relatives ALL support LEGAL immigration and feel those wanting a "free ride" are denigrating what they achieved legally.

    February 25, 2012 at 11:00 am | Report abuse |
    • Alejandro

      Tu eres un gran ejemplo Manuel!!!

      February 25, 2012 at 11:07 am | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      Do they speak English?

      February 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm | Report abuse |
  45. Joe Olson

    Personally as bad as we have screwed up this country the American Indians should be deporting anyone who is not Americal Indian.

    February 25, 2012 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Alejandro

      What a wrong ideal you have of your own Country. Please go to live to Argentina or Brazil to see what a f.up country looks like. Watch Elite Squad movie on Netflix and you will understand about how corruption in 3rd world is. Your country needs to enforce the law and punish illegals and Americans that harbor them with low rate jobs. No more lawn making people? just don't be lazy and make it your own or pay teenagers from school to do that for you. This country put man into the moon so what the hell is going on here?

      February 25, 2012 at 10:24 am | Report abuse |
    • smum

      Amen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      February 25, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
  46. Alejandro

    I'm Italo Argentinean, so for many I'm a latino but not really, my family are immigrants from Italy that landed in Argentina that is a latin american country. My perception of this is Latino = Mexican or central American. I had a green card that cost me more than 10K to get, I come to this country with a student visa and make my way up always inside the system with legal status. I don't want illegal here, they have low education profile and most of them have delinquent records in their countries. Mostly central Americans are very low skilled and they don't obey laws. I will always be against illegals getting a pardon because its a slap on my face, but I agreed on this: offer them just residence without possibility to get citizenship because of breaking the law and a 100K fine per person or get out. That's fair for the legal immigrants that are here and suffer the hell of the system because of the criminal ones!. I will vote when citizen Republican or Democrat if the person is better qualified and also yes, Americans are right, most Mexicans and other 3rd world country people corrupt the system here. Advice to US govt. : change your social security card to look like my green card, tamper proof and impose verification in everybody. That sounds fair to me.

    February 25, 2012 at 10:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Alejandro

      Just forgot about this, also punish the Americans that harbor illegals or use them for profit. (Like allowing 10 illegals on a 2 bedroom apt) or using them at the kitchen in Hip Hop restaurants because they earn the minimum. Immigration reform? yes if they fine the hell out of them. I also will suggest demanding at least high school degree and speaking and writing english. This is USA not Spain so English is the official language.

      February 25, 2012 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • LasVegasLatin

      Excuse me but Argentina has the highest literacy rate among all Latin countries. My parents arrived from Buenos Aires on an airplane with green cards in hand before they landed in the good ole USA. Americans tend to bunch all Latinos into one category which is not correct. The immigration issue is a big deal among Mexicans and Central Americans because many of them arrived here illegally.

      February 25, 2012 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
      • Manuel J.

        Some of my abuelito's and tio's came to this country LEGALLY from Mexico. Many of them were orphaned during or shortly after The Great Depression but they worked to acquire the skills and paperwork necessary to immigrate to the U.S.

        My relatives ALL support LEGAL immigration and feel those wanting a "free ride" are denigrating what they achieved legally.

        February 25, 2012 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
      • Alejandro

        Argentina HAD the highest literacy between the Latin American countries, that was 25 years ago when I did public school over there. I'm very proud of having that education because my skill level is very high when compared to the crap they have right now. In 25 years Argentina went down the hill because of corruption and populist governments. i don't want that to happen here. My child's future is this country. Argentina is the perfect example of what not to do. Not even mention that the actual president has a fake university diploma and is no smarter than a 15 years old child.

        February 25, 2012 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
      • BillyBob117

        hey lvlatin-you are dead wrong-–the latinos and hispanics have all put themselves into one group--Me, I am always first an American-–putting you sub group first is hurting this great contry-
        I also how many of the hispanics/latinos in NV are even legal?

        February 25, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Murry

      Alejando,
      I'm a US Citizen from Guatemala married to an Argentine. I'm a Systems Engineer, My brother youngest brother served in Iraq as a US Marine Sergeant and now on a honours program working on PHD. My oldest brother is also working on his degree in computer science. Every Guatemalan I know is very succesful here and follows the laws of this country. we have plenty of succesful guatemalan doctors and scientist and hard working people here. I'm certain that some have broken the law here but you cannot say we are all this and that as the vast majority are not. I dont say the same about Argentines that have broken the law here which I know plenty.

      February 25, 2012 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
      • JOSE0311USMC

        AMERICA MUST SECURE THE MEXICO BORDER....WAY TOO MANY ILLEGALS GETTING IN... IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESN'T DO IT ? WE THE PEOPLE MUST VOLUNTEER AND SECURE THAT BORDER OURSELVES...EVERY POOR PERSON IN MEXICO–SOUTH AMERICA WANTS TO COME TO AMERICA....INCLUDING GANGS...NOW PEOPLE FROM CHINA-SOMALIA–AFRICA–THE MIDDLE EAST ARE ALSO COMING IN...WE GOT TO SECURE THAT BORDER 100 %, WE MUST PROTECT THE JOBS THAT WE HAVE FOR AMERICAN CITIZENS.

        February 25, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • macbaldy

      Italian is a Latin Language. South America has had French, Portuguese, and Spanish colonial histories involving those major Latin (Romance) languages. That's where that "Latin America" appellation derived. The Dutch and English also got into that act but were overlooked.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Italian is NOT Latino. Where did you go to school. Italian is a romance language, but NOT Latino.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  47. dd

    Well, Obama and Reid have done all they can to increase Nevada unemployment. They actually have done quite well. Since poor people are told by the media to vote for Democrats, any Democrat can win in Nevada and unemployment will continue to increase. Poverty is at record levels under Obama and will get worse as electricity and oil prices are forced up by Obama's SS- the EPA!

    February 25, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Stu Steinberg

      Exactly how have Obama and Reid increased unemployment in Nevada. Facts please, not rhetoric. What empirical evidence do you have to support this. Please refer us to a web link so we can view the data you must have looked at to support your claims.

      February 25, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sorel

      If you want a great deal, elect Santorum and see what that gets you.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Report abuse |
  48. justanotherguy60

    We used to live in a state that was comprised with about 50%. For the most part, they were great people to be around. There are those that could agitate and make others uncomfortable, but that can be said by any ethnic group. There's a good reason why this person dropped out. It might be a good idea to take a look at the Republican candidate as a choice, but that's up to them. There have been very few dems that have seen a vision that has been good for a city, county, state or even our nation. But, that's my view.

    February 25, 2012 at 9:16 am | Report abuse |
  49. Mike

    the chupacabras lurk on the border....

    February 25, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      I'm not famiiar with that term. I recently learned the word chicano, which is an illegal mexican living in the southwest.
      Where do they get these words?

      February 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
  50. CJP

    Racial voting is stupid. Blacks vote for a black candidate. Latinos vote for a Latino candidate. Why the heck not vote for the best qualified candidate???

    February 25, 2012 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
  51. Matthew Weaver

    Ruben's problem? Turns out most "Latinos" are illegal and cannot vote. Thus, he had no one to vote for him.

    February 25, 2012 at 7:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Cacique

      When you view yourself based on your race, that's how you vote. Those who consider themselves American vote for the best person.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  52. scott

    Latino's suck the big one. Go make me a taco and shut your dirty holes. You are turning my great nation into a garbage dump.

    February 25, 2012 at 4:24 am | Report abuse |
    • EdNv

      I would argue that people like you are turning America into a garbage heap all by yourselves.

      February 25, 2012 at 5:24 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        I would argue that sticks and stones will break my bones, but faceless internet postings will never hurt me:)

        February 25, 2012 at 5:38 am | Report abuse |
    • NooYawkah

      Agreed. Why is it white Americans always have to be "inclusive" but Hispanics (and Blacks) can "put one of their own" in power and flex political muscle. F all of you b@stards and I hope you enjoy the f'd up America you're turning this country into.

      February 25, 2012 at 7:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Old Hitler youth

      Snott, you sure know alot about sucking the "Big One". Face it, one day you were standing at a urinal, looked over to see a massive Mexican Rattler, wished you could wrap your loving lips around it and well, most men know what's next. How? You knelt to their bidding and now you want to be one.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:06 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        okl um Old Hitler Youth, whats up with that? I live in Amherst Massachusetts with the other liberal interllectuals. See if you can find it on a map

        February 25, 2012 at 7:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • chefdugan

      I don't know about a garbage dump but they are drastically changing our culture for the worse. Learn to speak English or go back where you came from. If we deported half of lthem, legal or illegal, the US would be better off.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:21 am | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        We'd be alot cleaner and would reduce the deficit.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • justanotherguy60

      You must live in a very narrow minded world. Get out of your shell and look around you. I've had many friends from all ethnic backgrounds and they've accepted me as much as I accepted them. I look at the merit of the individual, not their skin color, name or religious background. May I suggest visiting Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California. Take your blinders off and enjoy their culture and cuisine.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
      • BillyBob117

        and 30-40 percent are illegal but that is alright with you--I live in AZ. and the illegals have turn certain areas into mirror images of their third world dump-but that is ok with you-–illegals are sucking the taxpayers dry, but that is ok with you--

        February 25, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Mexican foos gives me gas

        February 25, 2012 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Another nation heard from.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Claire

        Sure. Go to Miami and try to speak English. Those who own the city–the Cubans–will pretend they can't understand you, then laugh at you when you walk away. What a lovely way to repay those who gave them sanctuary from the dictator THEY put in power. You may think you're enjoying some kind of cultural meeting ground, but I grew up in a Hispanic-dominated city. I assure you, they are contemptuous of the "Americanos."

        February 26, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mattski

      Your mother was a hampster and your father smelt of elderberries!

      February 25, 2012 at 9:36 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        I just joined the occupy your mom movement.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Manuel J.

      This AMERICAN of Mexican decent fought with the Big Red One (i.e 1st Infantry Divisiion) to protect the First Amendment right of Free Speech..... even for GARBAGE LIKE YOU!!!

      February 25, 2012 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Yes and white americans stood on the sidelines during the war. Again the insults of faceless internet boobs don't really hurt. But its nice to provoke a reaction from you:)

        February 25, 2012 at 7:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Evan Roth

      I would not want you representing the United Sates... you make my country look and sound like if they are full of illiterate, angry people that live in a garbage dump created by people like you.

      February 25, 2012 at 3:59 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        I don't want the country represnted by people like you.

        February 25, 2012 at 7:49 pm | Report abuse |
  53. scott

    Lets just settle all scores and have a race war.

    February 25, 2012 at 4:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Old Hitler youth

      I'm ALL for it snott! Just let me know where you are and I will GLADLY buy an airline ticket and go pummel your anus.

      February 25, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Snot you call yourself Hitler youth and you call me snot. Whats that man are you a bigot?

        February 25, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Pummel my ass I don't swing that way honeybuns. Also calling yourself Hitler youth in an insult to the millions of innocent people that were killed by the Nazis. Have you no respect sir? have you no shame? I have a lot of Jewish friends that would like to PUMMEL you in the ass mister. Shalom

        February 25, 2012 at 7:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      LOL I'm as frustrated as you.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
  54. RichardB

    Do white people's votes still matter?

    February 25, 2012 at 3:21 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      The media is hedging it's bets. No one watches CNN or reads Time magazine anymore so they have to appeal to others and stir up problems and race bait. Most Latino Americans will vote for jobs and other important issues. Not so their relatives can walk across the border with no trouble.

      February 25, 2012 at 4:13 am | Report abuse |
  55. Mike R

    The people that traveled by foot along the american pacific to live the north and south american continents thousands of years are the REAL americans. They did not have to commit genocide to any group of people to clear them from the land, they didn't enslave other people of different race, and they never put others in a concentration camp during the scare of communism. Your own bible says, "Do onto others as you would have them do to you". Because, like Kharna says, what goes around comes around. So my advise is for everyone to embrace this change of our globalizing-american culture. Because if you imply that latinos should leave this country, then you are saying that the use of genocide, slavery, and false emprisonment is okay to do this to any group of people "in your way". Don't be a hypocrite and don't bring this on your children's children. American freedom is becoming an idea now, not a person place or thing. Help other's and you will be helped just as well. God bless the Americas and this whole planet.

    February 25, 2012 at 1:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Rhonda

      You are correct, this is a changing America. We need the Mexicans. They come to this country and open up Mom and Pop companies and they add to our economy. Our economy is better with them here. Towns with a large Latino population are thriving....

      February 25, 2012 at 2:01 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        They also pimp out old cars and spray paint buildings and become a burden on our society by having too many children they cannot afford.

        February 25, 2012 at 4:17 am | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Rhonda, you're crazy. Go back to mexico.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Latino's should leave the country....or mow my lawn

      February 25, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
      • Arthur

        Ok Scotty we get it, you hate latinos and you need your lawn cut. Have fun drinking beer, getting fatter in the back of your Jeff Gordon stickker laden pick up truck with your mullet haircut watching cars make left turns for 500 miles at Daytona today...you're a true American!

        February 25, 2012 at 6:56 am | Report abuse |
      • Old Hitler youth

        And what have you done for humanity SNOTT? I can hardly wait to learn this program I was recently given, learn it and ring your door-bell. It is the very same program law enforcement uses to capture perverts and child molesters. Get ready girlie, cuz Daddy's coming.

        February 25, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Ok Arthur I will have you know that I am African American , HELLO and DOn't pick poor Jeff Gordon what has he ever done to you.

        February 25, 2012 at 9:36 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Ok Arthut enjoy your virgin pink daiquiri and reruns of the wnba.

        February 25, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        What have Mexicans done to advance world peace, medicine, the arts, history or anything else? They're leeches.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • NMEast

      You need to study the history of the American "natives" and the peoples of Central and South America. It's a fallacy to say they did not commit genocide until the Europeans arrived. The tribes of all three areas, North, Central and South America, regularly attacked other tribes and destroyed them over territory and food issues. When Spain arrived in Mexico, they quickly decimated many tribes, not least of which was by disease. Then, as Spain moved into North America, they enslaved the "native americans" so they would have workers, besides the enslaved native mexicans they brought with them. Mexico likes to think that the American Southwest belongs to them, yet, they had established NO villages, ranches, churches or cities in the area until Spain did it for them. When Spain finally left, Mexico only had control of the area that Spain gave them, for 35 years before the U.S., first, fought a war over it, and when the U.S. won, they then paid Mexico $15Million for the land they won in the war. During that 35 years, they still ONLY had the cities that Spain settled, they didn't establish any new ones on their own. I contend that, if Hispanics are such a gift to the U.S., starting mom and pop businesses, etc,; why aren't they living in their own country and doing the same thing? No, it's because they can come here and receive government assistance, even though they are illegal aliens, who contribute nothing to the tax base that supports them.

      February 25, 2012 at 7:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Big Bob

        Wow, NMEast!

        You're offering facts? That's so racist!

        February 25, 2012 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
      • DC

        Not exactly true. Many illegals pay taxes with what is called a TIN' tax identification number. They are currently helping keep our Social Security system afloat as they pay in but can never partake.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Thank you for your fact based post. Have any ideas on rapid deportation?

        February 26, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        DC, what an idiotic statement. A taxpayer identification number does NOT go into social security.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:34 pm | Report abuse |
  56. Marty

    Latinos have been a huge letdown here in clark county for years. This is not news.

    February 25, 2012 at 12:28 am | Report abuse |
  57. JR

    I work in construction as an electrician and trust me, Latinos work faster and better then White or any other ethnic group, so its not that Latinos do it for less money but because 10 americans= one Latno.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joan

      Saying this kind of stuff does not help endear Latinos to the majority.. Keep in mind, you are hurting and not helping.

      February 25, 2012 at 2:36 am | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Really you don't say and how much do you pay them. Gimme a break

      February 25, 2012 at 4:18 am | Report abuse |
    • NooYawkah

      Maybe 1 Latino = 10 JR's

      February 25, 2012 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
    • DfwDude

      That is BS!
      I do home remodeling and repair and many of my repair jobs are fixing what some mexican did with little skill or knowledge.
      If they did not have caulk to hide there mistakes they would be in a world of hurt.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:10 am | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      JR, I'M A HISPANIC GUY...MANY EMPLOYERS HIRE ILLEGALS FOR MANY REASONS, 1..YOU CAN PAY THEM IN CASH TO AVOID PAYING TAXES--INSURANCE–SOCIAL SECURITY.....2..THEY GET INJURED AND YOU HIRE ANOTHER ILLEGAL...TAX PAYERS PAY FOR THEIR HOSPITAL BILLS...3..THEY WORK FOR A LOT LESS AND DON'T TELL ME THAT IS NOT THE # 1 REASON YOU HIRE ILLEGALS.....COME ON E-VERIFY...BY THE WAY JR ANYONE THAT HIRE ILLEGALS ARE CRIMINALS.

      February 26, 2012 at 8:40 pm | Report abuse |
  58. Oh Snap!

    This is great, haha makes me laugh. American politics are suppose to be the role model for the world but yet we can not stop the hate and imbalance in our own country.

    February 24, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Old Hitler youth

      As an American, I cannot agree with you more. Our political system is a farce and just another way for the greedy to get more of what is not theirs.

      February 25, 2012 at 9:00 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Why do you call yourself old Hitler youth? Seems a bit odd that such a forward person like yourself would chose that name.....they guy did 30 million people, that we know of, let go your hate OHY . Let go and embrace the puppies and ice cream and rainbows. Feel the love love my friend . Feel the love.

        February 25, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Report abuse |
  59. libsareracist

    LOL!

    February 24, 2012 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  60. dontbow

    The big let-down is the cost of illegal immigration on American tax-payers. stop free-loading and go back to mexico if you can't pay your way here.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • DESERT STORM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, KUWAIT, BOSNIA VETEREAN

      I agree, they come over work for many years and do not pay taxes.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:53 pm | Report abuse |
      • Arthur

        You forgot to mention your GED in your name/list of accomplishments

        February 25, 2012 at 7:00 am | Report abuse |
    • JOSE0311USMC

      WHY IS AMERICA SO STUPID ??? WE ARE SUPPORTING MEXICO'S POOR PEOPLE WITH FREE EDUCATION-FREE HOSPITAL--THEY STEAL OUR JOBS...WHAT IS NEXT ?? FREE COLLEGE ?...IF WE WERE TO DEPORT ALL THE ILLEGALS, THE UNEMPLOYMENT WOULD DROP DOWN TO 2 %..COME E–VERIFY-COME ONE SUPREME COURT DECISION ON THE ARIZONA IMMIGRATION ....CAN'T WAIT.... ARIZONA IS TRYING TO PASS A BILL THAT WILL GIVE THE GOVERNOR THE AUTHORITY TO HIRE AN ARM MILITIA TO GUARD THE ARIZONA BORDER, ANY WORD ON THAT BILL ???

      February 26, 2012 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
  61. hilo, hawaii

    Latinos are overwhelmingly against abortion (Catholic "pro-life" hence the 3rd world gluttonous breeding habits)
    YET they vote Dem for the immigration bennies.

    Can't wait till strategists predictions come true and there are enough Latinos to sway the vote to their liking -which is overwhelmingly conservative. Will serve the bleeding hearts right for opening the floodgates in the first place. They will have created their own political extinction.

    February 24, 2012 at 10:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • DESERT STORM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, KUWAIT, BOSNIA VETEREAN

      I AM NOT A CATHOLIC, I AM A REPULICAN AND I THINK EVERY WOMAN SHOULD HAVE THE OPTION TO CHOOSE BEETWEEN GOING TO HEAVEN OR HELL RATHER THAN BEING A MISERABLE SINGLE MOM. WE HAVE THE OPTION TO CHOOSE THEREFORE, WE CAME TO THIS WORLD TO CHOOSE THRU OUR ACTIONS. I DID NOT CHOOSE THAT PUERTO RICO WAS INVADED BY USA IN 1889 AND THEN ALL PUERTO RICANS GIVEN THE NORTH AMERICAN CITICENSHIP BY THE USA CONGRESS IN 1917 AND THEN SENT TO WWI, WWII, KOREAN WAR, VIETNAM, DESERT STORM, IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN. DESPITE OF ALL THE YEARS OF SERVICE TO THIS GREAT NATION, I SEEN HOW NATIONS LIKE NORWAY, FINDLAND HAVE TOTALLY FREE EDUCATION AND MEDICAL SERVICES FOR THEIR CITICEN AND THEN OUR NATION CAN NOT EVEN DEVELOP A MEDICAL PLAN AND WE STILL HAVE PEOPLE THINKING THAT THERE ARE NO POOR PEOPLE IN THE APALACHIAN MOUNTAINS WEST VIRGINIA WITHOUT BIRTH CONTROL, PEOPLE IN LOUISSIANNA POOR AND STARVING

      February 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
      • nicy3

        Your caps lock is on.

        I don't believe in heaven or hell, but like you I do believe a woman has a right to choose what to do with her body, and that birth control needs to be available. Like you, I agree that our government should be able to come up with a national health plan like other modern countries in the world. Unfortunately, Republicans call this socialism and say health care will be horrible and that "death panels" will decide your treatment. Of course, none of this is true.

        In terms of education, I agree with you on that point as well. Republicans (for example, Santorum) argue against college education, and say that liberal "indoctrination" occurs in college, and this is why Obama pushes for a college education for all children. The funny thing is that my conservative friends must have missed that memo when we were all in college together. They're all still conservative.

        One point I should make about illegal immigrants is that they do not qualify for any kind of welfare benefit other than emergency Medicaid, and they were given that benefit under President Reagan. Illegals can and do pay taxes, and they do it by obtaining a legal ITIN (Individual Taxpayer Identification Number). It's not a social security number, but it allows them to pay into our tax system to the tune of tens of millions of dollars. The kicker? They pay into social security as well, but aren't eligible to receive the benefits later on because they are illegal. Sounds like a win-win for the U.S. to me. On top of all of this, illegals cannot vote (even though Republicans on comment boards often seem to think they can) and they even contribute to our economy by purchasing food, clothing, cars, insurance and other necessities for living. The process to become a citizen isn't as simple as walking down to some government office, paying a nominal fee and filling out a form. Instead, the process is complicated and extremely expensive (tens of thousands of dollars), which is prohibitive for someone working a low-paying job who is just looking for a better life. Think about that. A high percentage of Latino voters are immigrants or have relatives who are immigrants and they understand the struggles and contributions of immigrants, legal or not. Their votes are important, and my hope is that they vote Democrat instead of not voting at all.

        February 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
      • Dennis Pence

        nicy3 – You are terribly deceived. You don't believe in heaven or hell, so consequently, you don't believe in the Judeau Christian principles this country was founded on. It is people like you that vote democratic to get benefits paid for by someone else. Yes – DESERT STORM, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN, KUWAIT, BOSNIA VETEREAN's caps are on – but sadly, your brain is OFF. One day it will come down to survival and I wouldn't want to be on your side – even if you win – you lose. If the ones that make this country great cease to exist – who will take care of you then? – You – I seriously doubt it.

        February 25, 2012 at 12:24 am | Report abuse |
      • Big Bob

        First of all, thanks for you service. But, you realize the Scandinavians are being displaced by Muslims?
        The natives are leaving the country in droves, yet their populations continue to grow! Allah Akbar!

        February 25, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Txgulfwarvet

        It is sad that people that do not know, spout their ignorance. Living in Texas, you see all the time where a pregnant woman got to the US, had a child, and THAT child qualifies for the programs. They will not deport the mother so SHE gets the food stamps and Medicaid, and other programs. Not only am I a Gulf War Vet, I have worked since I was 14 years old and paid taxes. Several years ago (2002) my wife and I BOTH were laid off, we had one child and one on the way. We could not afford COBRA insurance and I told her that we need to apply for you Medicaid so that you can have well baby care benefits. I thought I had more than paid for it over the years. By the way, we have ALWAYS, had insurance since marrying in 1989 and NEVER applied for ANY assistance in the past. We went to the DHS office and were told basically we were the wrong ethnic group! I am NOT kidding! Luckily there were not any complications with our child. Then when our oldest was about 3, there was a new program called Head Start. I thought good, so we began asking around and heard that it too was NOT for us. You go into ANY school in Texas and Kindergarten thru 12th grade has non-English speaking classes. It is NOT "politically correct" to say ANYTHING about this or you are called a racist! I have NEVER been prejudice against ANYONE, but this is crazy. We are going BROKE and the borders are still basically wide open. I ever know a girl who's mother go's to visit her family in Mexico twice a year and she is ILLEGAL! She has no fear of being caught! Her uncle had been caught, but he was back here in a couple of weeks! We had all better pull together if we want to preserve our way of life, if it is not too late. I do not want to hear either how America is a melting pot because that is NOT what these people want. They want to make it their own, not learn the language, and have ALL of the benefits!

        February 25, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Please stop yelling.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Report abuse |
  62. 2cnts

    "In terms of our Hispanic percentages, Black percentages, and other minority groups, we are the country. We represent the country.” Funny that at no point in this article are they referred to as American, They don't represent America, only the corruption that has infiltrated America..

    February 24, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
  63. John Eckert

    Don't you even think that you are this country. you are nothing and will remain as such

    February 24, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  64. ARMYCSM

    ...and oh BTW President Obama got this.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
  65. ARMYCSM

    Latino's just reading these posts should serve notice to you and the cubans that you cannot cash in your face in the republican party. Keep thinking the republican't like you, your vote – yes, but not you.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      Nobody likes them. Their UNsustainable high birthrate will turn USA into the same 3rd world sewers just fled in 1 or 2 generations.
      Look at the "81% Latino population increase".........This is about COLONIZATION B/C of and through GLUTTONOUS BREEDING, NOT BECOMING AMERICANS.
      To desecrate democracy by overbreeding for the sole purpose of a higher voting block is obscene, and will be the Death of America faster than anything terrorists can cook up.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:44 pm | Report abuse |
      • Jon

        This is blatantly racist and inappropriate. Don't mask your hatred in fallaciously presumptuous statements.

        February 24, 2012 at 10:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Ash

        Are you an idiot? Births from immigrants is what's sustaining the US population replacement rate. These people that "no one likes" are going to keep you from working until you're 90, are going to put food in your mouth when you can't move, and are most likely going to keep the economy moving so that the US doesn't become the next Russia, which pleads its citizens to have children. If anything, you should be happy that Latino's have such high birthing rates because they will help keep white Americans (which I assume you are) with low numbers of children rather high on the socio-economic strata (as horrible as it sounds). And you call yourself American? True Americans know the worth of immigrants.

        February 25, 2012 at 1:06 am | Report abuse |
      • Luis

        Are you kidding me your from Hawaii.... where the large majority of the families here are in an incestual relationship. Every corner turned is a Hawaiian mother with 6 kids on her lap collecting WIC or Welfare.... talk about fair when the "illegal immigrants" are working their ass off for chump change. its not just the illegal immigrants but pure laziness of all the people sticking a hand out asking for change. Anyways im done with this island its the worst place I have been send me stateside Hawaiians are the worst people to be around.

        February 26, 2012 at 6:46 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        I agree with you. A mexican is a mexican is a mexican. go home.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm | Report abuse |
  66. lance

    check their green cards and start deporting them back home.

    February 24, 2012 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      you forgot the anchor babies

      February 24, 2012 at 9:45 pm | Report abuse |
  67. Lou50

    sounds raciest to me!

    February 24, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • El Diablo

      You mean racist. Sounds uneducated to me.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        And i take it your a genius

        February 25, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        It is the uneducated mexican leeches that are tanking our country.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  68. Cacique

    OMG latinos are disappointed, how will we live?

    February 24, 2012 at 8:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Southernquilts

      You will continue to live in poverty and filth.

      February 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  69. Miriam

    So you are not going to vote for Obama because he didn't do everything you wanted. Well, poor you. He is not a KING. He has worked so hard to bring the REPUBLICANS on board with no help from them at all. You would rather vote for a REPUBLICAN instead. Are you crazy? you would rather go back to where we were in the 50's. GOD HELP US ALL

    February 24, 2012 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • utahsang

      Obama has worked hard to bring republicans on board to promote his agenda. Pehaps you for got but when the dems had both the house and the senate as well as Obama in 2010 Obama said republicans canride in the back of the bus when it comes to policy making. One more example of Obama bringing the country together.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:32 pm | Report abuse |
      • BillyBob117

        and he told the latinos in wonderful LA that whites are their enemy and to only vote for him--of couse he is half white-

        February 25, 2012 at 2:40 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Billybob, why would a mexican use a Southern name? Go home.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • BillyBob117

      How does it feel to get into bed with little barry every night? You really need to stop spreading lies, so you can hand on to your king.

      February 25, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  70. Tbone281

    Articles like this are what enables stereotypes. Latinos don't vote alike...don't share the same cultures, and often don't speak the same languages. It's as similar a description that WHITE entails...there is no unified culture, language or traditions. It is a social label designed purely for politics...only thing is, they don't work for describing the electorate.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • NYINIL

      I think you missed the part where they mentioned the 85% Latino vote for Obama last go around. That's not a stereotype, it's a overwhelming number.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Yes well lets see how Barry does when gas prices are through the roof. Its gonna kill his chances and it will be sweet. But keep in mind barry has deported more Latinos then any president before...why you ask? simple they are draining the resources and suplanting Black people. He can't have that, and all his black friends are telling him to fix it so he may promise one thing then pull out the rug from beneath you whicc is kind of funny in a way

        February 25, 2012 at 4:31 am | Report abuse |
    • El Diablo

      That's totally wrong. Spanish is the language and Catholic is the religion. Those half mayate half Portuguese Brazilians are not Latin.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
      • juanmoretime

        Hey pendejo, Brazilians speak portuguese and portuguese is a latin based language.

        February 24, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      Don't foget, the "Latino Community" THREW HILLARY UNDER A BUS in the decisive TX primary. She was the best friend Latinos ever had in politics, starting years b/f Mrs Governership, registering Latinos in TX in the 70s when NOBODY CARED about them. Both Latinos and Democratic party OWED HER BIG for this.
      The Thanks she gets? "Oh wait, Obama is at least Another Other. Sc rew that white lady."
      100% RACIST through and through.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  71. Stella

    If Latinos are concerned they can try voting for a good candidate rather than just for any Latino even if he's a knucklehead.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      Colonization is the concern.
      Knuckleheads will do just fine.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  72. JP

    I love reading the comments section to remind me how many Americans are bigots, racists and so eager to blame their lot on somebody else. I'm sorry you can't find a job and you're angry. Try getting an education or get off your lazy ass and get a job at the local chicken plucking factory or farm field for minimum wage. Oh, right...those darn Mexicans keep stealing those prime jobs you can't seem to get an interview for. They are also depressing those awesome wages you would earn at the local cannery or as a maid. Damn those plush jobs just keep getting stolen. And then, they have the audacity to want to educate THEIR children in OUR schools and use OUR services? I mean, why should they get welfare? I mean, you earned your TWO years of unemployment benefits, right? But not THEM...no, they might work for minimum wage but god forbid we should help them put food on the table. God no, they should starve....in Mexico.

    Christian my ass, this country really has a problem of empathy and compassion. You might want to go back and double check those values you claim to so desperately cling to. #YourRacismIsAJoke

    February 24, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Stella

      Wow take a pill or something. You're the angriest racist on here.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
      • JP

        Stella – Wow, reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it? If you read my message slowly and out loud so you capture half the thought, it doesn't have any racist over or undertones. It's a message of compassion.

        February 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • ArchieDeBunker

      Wow, compassionate old JP – how much did you pay in taxes last year? Not much, I'll bet. How about having a little compassion for those of us who work our butts off and are tired of those (like you) who are determined to make sure that thousands of others are allowed to freeload off of us via the U. S. Government?

      February 24, 2012 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toobad

      Oh yes, let's play the race card YET AGAIN. There was a story about a Mexican woman who crossed the border illegally with her four children. The article went on to state, "She got a job as a waitress. The owner hired her because she was willing to work for 1.00 less than the current waitress." The former waitress was a white woman with three children..... Tell me now how is that NOT lowering wages? You think no Americans are willing to work as maids? Think again, you idiot. Shall we talk about construction? Are you going to tell me Americans don't want to work in this industry? They DO. But not many of them actually work in that industry anymore because again, ILLEGAL immigrants have driven down the wage base to the point that it is no longer a living wage. This has NOTHING to do with race and EVERYTHING to do with behavior. If these people didn't break the law, go on our welfare system, INSIST on everybody else learning THEIR language instead of them learning English (like every OTHER group of immigrants has!) and wonder why we don't like then or want them here? It's not because of the color of their skin. It is due to the financial damage they have and are continuing to cause this country through their BEHAVIOR.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
      • Former Republican business owner

        R u for real. Do you know who employs these so called wage lowering illegals? Big business employs them and they know they are doing it illegally and most of them are owned buy you guessed it rich wealthy Republicans. Get your head out of the republican cool aid bucket and do some research. I see it here in AZ everyday the rich want the cheap labor even if they are breaking the law, it helps them keep minimum wage down, do away with unions and benefits and help to suppress the middle class. If you make less than $50.000 per year stop drinking the republican cool aid and do some research cause they are screwing you every time you turn around.

        February 25, 2012 at 1:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Tante Waileka

      So you are one of the illegal aliens, right? You don't 'get' that WE AMERICANS pay into UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE so that when we need it, it is THERE. WELFARE is supposed to be a short-term help for AMERICANS in need, not a long-term solution for bums or ILLEGAL ALIENS. ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE FELONS who are evil thieves stealing jobs, keeping the economy depressed, causing vehicle insurance to skyrocket (because they drive unsafe vehicles and do NOT have insurance), causing healthcare costs to SKYrocket (because they get FREE healthcare for illnesses they generally acquired in their 3rd-and-4th-world countires), they drive up the cost of an education because their children get FREE schooling, they drive down the ability for AMERICAN kids to get a DECENT education because AMERICAN kids have to function at the speed of 'english-as-a-second-language' kids, they ruin houses by illegally crowding multi-families into single-family residences, they lower the quality of new-built homes because they take jobs away from SKILLED AMERICAN craftspeople and do their 3rd-and-4th world poor quality carpentry, etc. etc. etc. We should SHOOT ILLEGALS at our borders! In CANADA, they do NOT have the illegal alien/FELON problem because people or companies who hire illegals are subject to SEVERE FEDERAL jail time and fines. So if you are an illegal, STFU and GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY. I'm ARMED and I won't hesitate to shoot if you break into MY home or try to cross MY LAND sneaking into MY COUNTRY.

      February 24, 2012 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
      • El Diablo

        How would an illegal be able to read that English post?

        February 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • Old Hitler youth

        Girl, why you so angry? Did you get it up the korn-hole once by a Mexican and left you crying? (for more huh?)

        February 25, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        They just won't leave. It makes me want to vomit. They willnever be welcome, but it doesn't seem to bother them. I wouldn't have any of them sit at my dinner table. I wouldn't even let them in my front door.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • utahsang

      If you want to be compassionate feel free to go out and do something volunteer donate some of your money to charity nobody is holding you back go to it Mr. wonderful!

      February 24, 2012 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • lance

      build a 50ft wall across the whole border that would put a dent in obama's unemployment nation.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:33 pm | Report abuse |
      • El Diablo

        No. Smugglers will just make a tunnel under the wall.

        February 24, 2012 at 8:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      Bigots? Racists? Read up the post re TX dem primary......remember?

      btw, Latinos only coming out to vote for Latinos is what exactly? Patriotic duty? Democracy in action?
      hmmmmmm, actually it's, well, RACIST.

      And Christian? You mean as in Catholic NO BIRTH CONTROL, UNSUSTAINABLE 6.9 high Latin Birthrate, 3rd World Recipe? Maybe save us from the gluttonous breeders with a little less "Christianity" -sorry, Famine Loving Pope.

      February 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Whats your point Mary?

      February 25, 2012 at 4:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Slim Jm

      Very well said. These racisist bigots are just bitter about their own sad situations and looking to blame anyone but themselves.

      February 25, 2012 at 6:14 am | Report abuse |
      • scott

        Whats your point ?

        February 25, 2012 at 7:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • DfwDude

      Just because I want the laws of America to be followed and enforced makes me a bigot or a racist!
      Wrong.

      February 26, 2012 at 4:15 am | Report abuse |
  73. Republican debt

    Time for latino's to go back. You've worn out you're welcome; you cost more than you're worth.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • El Diablo

      Yeah. They took so much that you couldn't get a quality education. You can't even write a sentence correctly.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
      • Southernquilts

        Diablo, mexicans are leeches. we would reduce the deficit if you would leave.

        February 26, 2012 at 7:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • hilo, hawaii

      "cost more than worth" ?? to whom? The Tax-Payers? Sure they cost We, The People, but do you think Walmart & Target CARE who pays their HUNDREDS OF BILLIONS off POVERTY BREEDING, both domestic and imported?

      Why no US-MX Border, no Welfare Reform? FOLLOW THE MONEY. Hundreds of Billions in Poverty Breeding, from Formula, diapers, clothes, garbage food of the poor (Monsanto-gmo, mcdonalds, pepsi, etc), so then Merck for the adhd-juvy diabetes-obesity (again mainly poor) -clothes, private prison contractors -on and on.

      WHO IS MORE LUCRATIVE? Sustainable 2.1 mid-upper income USA OR 6.9?
      Pampers is paying attention (hundreds of millions more off the overbreeding & poor). So should the ones paying them.

      February 24, 2012 at 10:02 pm | Report abuse |
  74. Seriously?

    Seriously? Latino vote? Black vote? now the Catholic vote?

    How about people who think for themselves vote? I don't think that has ever existed though....

    Remember, George Washington warned about political parties.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
  75. BT

    The article failed to mention that Miguel Rodriguez is running for the exact same congressional seat on the Republican side.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • FlyGuyInSJ

      Oh, well, that's because Rodriguez can't be a "real" Latino because he's a Republican. Guess you didn't get the memo on that ;-)

      February 24, 2012 at 6:33 pm | Report abuse |
  76. jj

    Really tired of hearing about Latinos.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • El Diablo

      You live in the wrong part of the world then.

      February 24, 2012 at 8:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Oh Snap!

      You can't just blame them, lol there are blacks also but they were slaves so they get a "GET OUT OF JAIL FREE CARD".

      February 24, 2012 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  77. forreal89

    so sad maybe the Latinos should go back to Mexico and be much happier

    February 24, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Auggie Doggie

      Half of Mexico's population has moved into the US, legally of course. Their intentions are to assimilate into US culture and pay taxes, vote once per election, and not live off the dole of other Americans. ZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzz oh eh, I was asleep. Sorry.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • scott

      Amen brother

      February 25, 2012 at 4:23 am | Report abuse |
    • America for Americans Act

      - All Americans of Spanish descent, born in the United States, should be shipped back to Mexico. No more birthright citizenship. Both parents must be American citizens. Hiring of foreign workers is to be halted immediately and deemed illegal.

      - English must be declared the official language at the federal level. No more English language lessons funded by tax payers.

      - No more free public education or drivers license for illegal aliens. Any foreigner on a student visa arrested for any reason will be deportated. Any foreigner who goes to the hospital for medical attention and found to be an illegal alien, is to be deported along with his or her child and family.

      - Businesses are subject to random inspection of every employee's legal status and employment status.

      "The America for Americans act was passed almost unanimously by House and Senate Republicans. The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, who are lobbying to legalize the estimated 50,000 illegal Irish aliens, vowed to fight the act all the way to the Supreme court."

      February 26, 2012 at 9:31 am | Report abuse |
      • Rick

        Actually between keeping you and keeping them I would actually prefer to ship you out.

        February 27, 2012 at 11:25 am | Report abuse |
    • FatSean

      Every time I read such ignorant sentiments on the internet, my decisions to use illegal labor for my home and business are reinforced as correct.

      February 27, 2012 at 9:04 am | Report abuse |
  78. Big let down

    I'm more let down by the fact people are still so focused on race, special interests. Why can't we just focus on what's good for America as a whole? Instead we spend so much time dividing the population and focusing on those divides. When I no longer hear about the "Latino vote," the "Black vote," the "Woman vote," the "Gay vote," the "Evangelical vote," etc., I will be content.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • Toasted Oats

      One day is will be the "Christian" vote as it should be.

      February 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  79. Nevada neighbor

    Nevada a battleground state? It has a whopping SIX electoral votes (same as Arkansas, Kansas, and Mississippi) hardly enough to make a real difference in this election.

    To compare it to Florida with 27 is just a little ridiculous.

    February 24, 2012 at 6:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • JP

      If Democrats or if Republicans don't win Florida – than winning states like Nevada, New Mexico and Colorado are pretty important nimrod...so yeah, I'd say Nevada is a battleground state.

      February 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm | Report abuse |
      • El Diablo

        There is a difference between than and then.

        February 24, 2012 at 8:29 pm | Report abuse |
  80. Jeff

    15% of voters? Wow, big voting block. It is hard for a group with a substantial number of non-citizens (or citizens without voting rights) to make headway, but 15% is not worth even having an article written about.

    There are states with larger percentages of African-Americans that are still "red".

    February 24, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • TonyInNYC

      Then again, even in a not close election 15% can make a difference.

      February 24, 2012 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  81. blaze562

    And as el Congressio I promise to fight for the illegals and pass laws that make illegal's immune to American laws, Also I will make Americans our slaves.. We will strive to take over America so we can all have freedom of drug sales and lawlessness just like the toilet south of America.

    How else would they have it if they had a mexican or latino Congressman.

    February 24, 2012 at 5:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mystic American

      Would you park your car on the White House lawn and pound on your car horn at 5:30 a.m.?

      February 27, 2012 at 9:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Rick

      We already have a "Latino" congressman, Rubio, or do you think Cubans are not Latinos?

      February 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | Report abuse |