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Latina Lista endorses Obama-Biden ticket

LatinaLista — Today, the McCain-Palin campaign issued a list of endorsements from 50 Hispanic business leaders mostly from Texas and California.
Ordinarily, Latina Lista would receive a press release alerting us to this fact but for quite sometime Latina Lista, along with some other online Latino sites, has been steadily ignored by the McCain-Palin campaign. We found out about the endorsements from a site called Politicker NJ.com.
Though we do admit that our commentary has been critical of McCain, Palin and specifically the House Republicans, we at Latina Lista continuously tried to reach out to the McCain campaign for them to present their side. While we were critical, we were always open to hearing what the McCain-Palin campaign would have to say — if they would tell us.
The campaign’s insistence on treating Latina Lista and other Latino/immigration blogs as if we don’t exist only serves to illustrate how those of us with different opinions would be treated under a McCain-Palin presidency — ignored and dismissed.
Hardly the kind of leadership that is supposed to represent everyone, regardless of opinion or party affiliation.

For that reason, we decided to go on the record — Latina Lista officially endorses Obama-Biden campaign.
Though there are a few issues where Latina Lista does have issue with Obama-Biden, there is a lot more hope that a solution can be reached simply for the reason that the Obama-Biden campaign has made an effort to respond to our questions and include us on their press mailing lists — in other words, talk to us.
It’s much easier to work with someone who doesn’t pretend you don’t exist just because they don’t like what you write about them.
That would be real change in Washington when that happens.

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    Evelyn
    October 15, 2008 at 4:35 am

    Good For LL!
    The following is a list of Hispanic Business Owners endorsing McCain. With the help of other Democrats we have given the Democratic party a list of those names so the owners may be contacted to see why they would want to endorse McSame.
    Some are owners of Businesses who will have to pay their fair share of taxes under Obama.
    I guess they dont mind loosing customers who are against more of McSame.
    HISPANIC BUSINESS LEADERS FOR MCCAIN
    Frank C. Rivera, Arizona
    Ruben Alvarez, Arizona
    Claudia Bermudez, California
    Donald C. Garcia, California
    Fred Armendariz, California
    Issac Barcelona, California
    Jarryd Rudolph, California
    Josh Valdez, California
    Mario Rodriguez, California
    Mary Jean Duran, California
    Matthew Venegas, California
    Pablo Wong, California
    Solomon D. Trujillo, California
    Tom Garcia, California
    William Jerry Silva, California
    Willie Wulff, California
    Jerry Natividad, Colorado
    Eric Rojo, Washington, D.C.
    Jose A. Fuentes, Washington, D.C.
    Juan Carlos Benitez, Washington, D.C.
    Roberto Jose Coquis, Washington, D.C.
    Al Cardenas, Florida
    Roberto Espin, Florida
    David Hernandez, Florida
    Eric Carson, Hawaii
    Gloria M. Campos, Illinois
    Vinicio E. Madrigal, Louisiana
    Jose Nino, Maryland
    David Olivencia, Michigan
    Richard Aguilar, Minnesota
    Jeannette Hernandez Prenger, Missouri
    Fernando Romero, Nevada
    Tibi Ellis, Nevada
    Dr. Horatio Villareal, New Mexico
    Ramon Tallaj, New York
    Dr. Cynthia Lama, New York
    Dr. Carlos Aviles, New York
    Alfredo Gutierrez, New Jersey
    John Regis, Puerto Rico
    Ignacio Veloz, Puerto Rico
    Maria Taxman, Missouri
    Jeannette Hernandez Pranger, Missouri
    F.H. Guzman, Tennessee
    Raul Lopez, Tennessee
    Sylvia Marcela Gomez, Tennessee
    Adryana Boyne, Texas
    Jacob Monty, Texas
    Jenny De La Rosa, Texas
    Jose Cuevas, Texas
    Rick Jaramillo, Texas
    Rolando Pablos, Texas
    Massey Villareal, Texas
    Nina Vaca, Texas
    Ted Cruz, Texas
    Tom Covino, Texas
    Sylvia Haro, Utah
    Jacqueline Krick, Virginia
    Jo- Ann Chase, Virginia
    Luis Quinonez, Virginia

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    laura
    October 15, 2008 at 9:33 am

    You are right, Marisa. Recent McCain/Palin rallies have given us a preview of what to expect from a McCain/Palin administration, where calling your opponent a terrorist and shouting to bomb him or kill him are greeted with silent acceptance. This new low in American politics is so frightening that I can’t see how anyone who wants our country to be about democratic discussion and exchange of views could vote for the Republican ticket.
    Electing Obama will be only the first precondition for turning the country around. On November 5th, the really hard work will start – towards getting substantive changes for the good. Very strong forces are aligned to protect their systems of ripping off American people and people around the world, and blaming the most vulnerable for the disasters caused by their short-sighted greed. Most certainly, immigrants will be blamed for the economic melt-down of this country again after November 5th, and calls for violence against immigrants will be used to distract from demands for fairness in the economy. Those calls for violence include the extreme violence used by ICE in raids of businesses and family homes.
    On November 5th, we will have time to take one deep breath – no more – before we get back to work to stop the raids, close down the detention centers, create a path for out-of-status immigrants to obtain visas with full civil rights, and protect American as well as immigrant workers against the predatory practices that have brought the economy to its knees.

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    EYES OF TEXAS
    October 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    You want something to fear, well fear this new Obama Gestapo.
    Do you think a Republican who said this could be elected president?
    By Vincent Gioia
    In his speech July 2 in Colorado Springs, Denver, media darling Barack Obama said:
    “We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we’ve set. We’ve got to have a civilian national security force that’s just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
    What Obama meant:
    “…we need a ‘civilian national security force’ that would be as powerful, strong and well-funded as the half-trillion dollar Army, Marines, Navy and Air Force …”
    But as reported by Joseph Farah of WorldNet Daily Obama’s comments concerning a national police force are not included in published transcripts of his prepared remarks. Moreover, transcripts posted at both the Wall Street Journal and Denver Post do not have the critical passage and none of the major news media even mentioned Obama’s call for a national police force.
    The transcripts have all had the above paragraph censored. But on the YouTube video you can hear the above comment.
    The budget of the Defense Department is about $585 billion, over $200,000 per employee. The Heritage Foundation reports that spending on military personnel averages $70,000 per member, though it is not clear what that entails. If Obama is talking about funding his civilian national security corps at the same level as the military, he would need at least an additional $500 billion. That can buy a lot of clicking boots and Lugers and other wafen for his national Gestapo.
    Joseph Farah on WorldNet Daily wrote:
    “If we’re going to create some kind of national police force as big, powerful and well-funded as our combined U.S. military forces, isn’t this rather a big deal. I thought Democrats generally believed the U.S. spent too much on the military. How is it possible their candidate is seeking to create some kind of massive but secret national police force that will be even bigger than the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force put together? Is Obama serious about creating some kind of domestic security force bigger and more expensive than that? If not, why did he say it? What did he mean?”
    I think Obama said exactly what he meant although as a slip of the tongue because this part of his agenda is not something to be expressed prior to the election. Obama has a socialist, near communist agenda, of government control and redistribution of wealth. A national police force would be important in achieving Obama’s goals and could be used to stifle opposition. If you think this is just conspiratorial thinking, reflect back on the days before Hitler’s rise to power in Germany.
    I thought we already had the FBI, DEA, BATF, U.S. Marshals, TSA, postal inspectors, park rangers, Secret Service, state bureaus of investigation, state police, local police, sheriffs and constables, among others, to already handle domestic law enforcement; why do we need an additional national police force? The only reason would be to exercise authority the existing agencies do not have.
    In all his life Obama has never managed an organization larger than a Senate staff, or that of a law school publication. And, he’s never operated a for-profit business or been responsible for any profit center within one. Yet now too many Americans seem willing to entrust him with management of the largest business in the world; and with a national police force as well.
    All Obama’s experience prior to his 123 days in the U.S. Senate has been in community organizing. Among other things he worked with ACORN, the extremist community organization whose rap sheet include perpetration of numerous acts of violence, such as the destructive actions in Philadelphia where numerous buildings were burned to the ground. His other experience includes assisting in the Meals-on-Wheels programs in Illinois, training programs for Vietnamese Refugees, assembling congregations and a synagogue in a mid-sized Texas town to provide emergency assistance to low-income citizens, and being an expert witness at a Texas Senate hearing when legislation forming the state’s Commission on Human Rights was being drafted. Although some of these community action deeds may be commendable, on one level, they hardly constitute any sort of experience to justify his election to the country’s highest office, and any comparison to Senator John McCain’s experience and background is laughable.
    Putting Obama in charge of a national police force is akin to giving a paper hanger (Hitler’s previous profession) an armed force funded with billions of dollars (to be commensurate with the existing military) and the power to enforce an agenda that will change every fabric of American freedom.
    I do not trust Barack Obama in the least and this only adds to my mistrust. If it had been John McCain who had made this proposal, the press would have been all over it. Why does Obama get a pass from the media; because they want Obama elected president!
    Do you Obama supporters still want him to be president after knowing about this part of his agenda? If you buy into Obama’s call for “change”, is this the kind of change you want?
    Vincent Gioia is a retired patent attorney living in Palm Desert, California. His articles may be read at http://www.vincentgioia.com and he may be contacted at gioia@gte.net.
    When will they be coming to your house searching for firearms or anti-government sentiment? This will not be allowed to happen, Americans will not stand still for Obamas socialist agenda.

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    Irma
    October 15, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Wow! Are some Obama suporters now
    advocating a police state? Vote for Obama or else? This kind of thinking is not American. I doubt that Barak Obama would support this, supposed he wants to promote the welfare of all Americans not just those that voted for him.
    Leave these people alone. I know lots of
    Republicans who are very good at what they do. I am not going to discriminate
    against them and not use their services just because they dont vote Democrat.

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    laura
    October 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Hola Evelyn,
    while I agree it seems unwise to endorse McCain because of the disasters Republican administrations have brought on for Latina/os – and for small business owners – I do not think an endorsement of a candidate should be punished with a call for boycott. We don’t know them, we don’t know their thoughts and motives. Let’s give them the benefit of the doubt. I hope Latina/o (and non-Latina) Republicans and Democrats who believe in fairness and decency can work together to achieve some sorely needed changes – like fair immigration reform.

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    Evelyn
    October 16, 2008 at 1:34 am

    cam·paign (kām-pān’)
    n.
    An operation or series of operations energetically pursued to accomplish a purpose: an advertising campaign for a new product; a candidate’s political campaign.
    A political campaign is an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within a specific group. In democracies.
    The staff of political campaigns are the people who formulate and implement the strategy needed to win an election.
    ~~~
    Since when is campaigning for a particular canidate defined as a ‘police state,’or
    ‘threatening,’ (as you insinuate) to a person you contact to discuss issues and solutions to what ails our country?
    Contrary to what you may believe, that is part of the democratic process installed by our government and followed by us to elect the president who will represent us and all elected officials who will work with the citizens of this country to make it a better place to work, live and achieve our dreams.
    This kind of thinking IS American and our present situation shows that each one of us should do our best to elect someone with different policies in light of the fact that the leaders of our country have put our well being and that of future Americans including our youth in jeopardy by following the failed policies installed now.
    We do not have to settle for a mediocre, erratic, angry man without a clue to be our next president, when we can have the cream of the crop with a plan to revitalize our country to it’s former state or maybe even better.
    To achieve this we must implement an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making process within specific groups.
    The Democrats have staff who formulate and implement the strategy needed to win an election. This process is what constitutes a Democratic society!
    In my case, I cannot support any business that supports a presidential canidate who will deliver more of the same policies that have affected many people who are my friends.
    I have seen first hand how my friends have lost savings of 20 years in one day. Friends that are so broke they have to move to their parents home they left to attend university 10 to 15 years ago.
    Americans shouldent have to do this. They should be able to provide for their families. Not all of us make more then a quarter of a million dollars a year.

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    EYES OF TEXAS
    October 16, 2008 at 9:33 am

    If you can comprehend what the article suggests, it’s Obama that wants the national police force. This is akin to Hitlers SS or Gestapo. This type of socialist force would be at Obamas command to suppress civilians. Obama is wrong to want such a force unless he feels it is required so he can force us into socialism. Obama is not right for America and can not be trusted to be President. His background is too shady and no one really understands how he may try to change America. Be very wary of him and his socialist agenda or we could loose a lot of freedoms.

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    Irma
    October 16, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Again, I do not believe that Barak Obama
    supports a boycott of Republicans.
    This is not “reaching across the aisle.”
    Modern day McCarthyism?
    This would not be the Democratic party-
    and yes such actions ARE anti-American.
    The economic situation is deplorable.
    We may be headed into something like
    the Great Depression. My mother was
    a girl during that time. Some even went back to Mexico for a time – at leas they could grow food there and not starve.
    Whoever becomes President is going to be very busy. He wont have time to
    try to settle petty grievances. That person will have to put up or shut up.
    The public has little time for excuses
    when they have no place to live.

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    Alex
    October 16, 2008 at 5:32 pm

    I, and my family, endorse Obama/biden. And most students at my college, I would say 90 to 95 percent in Dallas, Texas, do the same.

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    Evelyn
    October 16, 2008 at 6:09 pm

    Whoever becomes President is going to be very busy.
    (He wont have time to
    try to settle petty grievances. That person will have to put up or shut up.)
    Please explain these comments — I dont understand your point.

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    Irma
    October 17, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    The President is going to be very busy:
    a. national debt reduction
    b. mortgage crisis
    c. economy in general
    d. trade legislation
    e. Supreme Court nominee
    f. Health care
    g. Medicare
    h. energy etc.
    He will have NO time to remember
    who voted against him and take
    steps to punish them (economically,
    socially, publicly etc). He will
    have to do the job that the oath of the
    Presidency requires _ he will work
    to make the life of all Americans
    better in every he can.

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    laura
    October 17, 2008 at 7:22 pm

    Irma, I agree that everyone is free to endorse whomever they wish. And Evelyn, I think it’s fine to choose to buy or not buy from anyone. But endorsing a candidate I don’t like is still anyone’s perfectly legitimate option. I should not be suggesting to others that they not buy from that person because they endorsed the candidate I don’t like.
    At the same time, when it comes to McCarthyism, it is McCain who is engaging in extremely ugly behavior saying that “we don’t know who Obama is” and that “Obama should disclose the full extent of his connections to Bill Ayers.” Those connections are fully disclosed, and John McCain knows that. He is simply trying to insinuate and to attribute guilt by association – exactly like Joseph McCarthy did.
    For sheer disgusting ugliness of a campaign, I think the McCain/Palin campaign has sunk to new, awful lows. I don’t think any previous candidate would have tolerated shouts of “terrorist” or “kill him” about his opponent at a rally. It is the kind of behavior I might expect at a campaign rally in Afghanistan, but not in the United States.

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    Michaela
    October 18, 2008 at 12:23 am

    Marisa
    “Though we do admit that our commentary has been critical of McCain, Palin and specifically the House Republicans, we at Latina Lista continuously tried to reach out to the McCain campaign for them to present their side. While we were critical, we were always open to hearing what the McCain-Palin campaign would have to say — if they would tell us.”
    Marisa, your side is not at all “open” to what McCain/Palin might have to say. They know they can’t say anything that does not agree with the open borders crowd or there will be hell to pay.

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    Marisa Treviño
    October 18, 2008 at 8:57 am

    So what? Go back and reread every “Guest Voz” that I’ve ever posted on this site and you’ll see that none of them are followed by a critique. Invitations to present their side of the story are genuine and sincere. I never said, nor do I ever say, that I have to agree with the guest posters. My attempt is to present diverse voices with different opinions and they stand on their own merits.
    I can’t help it when those people who are invited to guest post at Latina Lista and decline are afraid that their opinions are not popular. Obviously, they already know before they are ever asked to guest post just how some of the public feels about their positions.
    By declining opportunities such as Latina Lista’s offer, these people, McCain and Palin included, shortsightedly give up any opportunity to win any people over. Because the beauty of a written opinion piece is that the reader reads the piece in his/her own voice and isn’t hearing it from a stage. The chance of changing a person’s mind is a lot higher but when a person doesn’t even want to try to write something, or courteously decline the invitation, the old adage – actions speak louder than words – rings ever truer and louder.

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    Michaela
    October 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    Evelyn, you actually want to boycott the businesses of Republican Latinos who support McCain????
    My God! That is just plain thuggery along the same lines as what you would find in Venezuela! People have the right to support whatever candidate they want without intimidation!
    You are a real Stalinist and un-American to boot. Those who think like you are really dangerous. You are not a liberal, or even a Democratic Socialist. You are a pure Socialist a la Hugo Chavez and that is just plain scary Evelyn!!!!

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    Evelyn
    October 19, 2008 at 2:08 am

    OH MY GOD, HA! HA! HA! HA! I wouldent give a second thought to what sorryazz aka Michaela has to say, her ignorance is so abundant that she is OBLIVIOUS to fact that every time she opens her mouth to spew she shows that ignorance and makes a fool of herself.
    I do care what Irma and Laura think because they have earned my respect, even though sometimes I dont agree with them.
    Imagine sorryazz aka Michaela making the following statement to a person who is a stanch supporter of the Constitution and human and civil rights for all, including her!
    “You are a real Stalinist and un-American to boot. Those who think like you are really dangerous. You are not a liberal, or even a Democratic Socialist. You are a pure Socialist a la Hugo Chavez and that is just plain scary Evelyn!!!!”
    Nazism
    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Nazism, a short name for National Socialism (German: Nationalsozialismus), refers primarily to the ideology and practices of the National Socialist German Workers’ Party under Adolf Hitler; and the policies adopted by the government of Nazi Germany from 1933 to 1945, a period also known as the Third Reich The official name of the party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (NSDAP) — “National Socialist German Workers’ Party”.
    The Nazis were one of several historical groups that used the term National Socialism to describe themselves, and in the 1920s they became the largest such group. Nazism is sometimes considered by scholars to be a form of fascism.
    While it incorporated elements from both political wings, it formed most of its alliances on the political right. Among the key elements of Nazism were anti-parliamentarism, Pan-Germanism, racism, collectivism, eugenics, antisemitism, opposition to economic liberalism and political liberalism, anti-communism, and totalitarianism.
    Hitler first began to develop his views through observations he made while living in Vienna from 1907 to 1913. He concluded that a racial, religious, and cultural hierarchy existed, and he placed “Aryans” at the top as the ultimate superior race, while Jews and “Gypsies” were people at the bottom.
    He vaguely examined and questioned the policies of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, where as a citizen by birth, Hitler lived during the Empire’s last throes. He believed that its ethnic and linguistic diversity had weakened the Empire and helped to create dissent. Further, he saw democracy as a destabilizing force because it placed power in the hands of ethnic minorities who, he claimed, “weakened and destabilized” the Empire by dividing it against itself.
    Now this just describes what you and most all the men you hang with believe to a tee, sorryazz aka Micahela!
    ~~~
    Where you guys get the Idea that I was calling for a general boycott of businesses when I suggest that people from Obamas campaign should contact them and discuss the issues with them, like, the fact that Obama is not a Muslim, Obama will not raise their taxes, Obama wasent Pallin round wit terrorists, Obama is an American citizen, etc etc, is beyond me.
    As far as not patronizing a business that support a party that supports, racism, raids on people who were recruted to come to this country to work and pay taxes, separating families, incarcerating children and babies, letting people rot and die in prisons without medical care, encourages for profit prisons that will ultimately be used one day for U.S. citizens if this party is allowed to stay in power, supports an illegal invasion of Iraq, has killed and maimed thousands of Americans citizens to keep this illegal war going, made torture legal, allows vigilantes to terrorise people on the streets — minutemen, sherrif Arpayso, drugs people with dangerous psychotropics and dumps them on the tarmac sometimes in countries they have never been to and dont speak the language of, deports children as young as 3 alone or in the company of other children in the middle of the night to the streets in border towns like Juarez Mexico, and I could go on and on.
    I dont advocate and never stated others should boycott those businesses, what I did say is. “In my case, I cannot support any business that supports a presidential canidate who will deliver more of the same policies, I also stated “I guess they dont mind loosing customers who are against more of McSame.,” because I know many people who feel like I do and refuse to patronize businesses who support the atrocities I mention above.
    If I am wrong for not wanting to be a patron of those businesses that support these atrocities, or if I am seen as being not ‘politically correct’ for my views, then so be it. LET IT BE KNOWN I SAY THIS WITH PRIDE!
    Let it also be known that many members of my family were Republican but had to abandon the party because of it’s practices. I wasent one of them. I have always been a registered independent, not because I support their views, but because at the time I just wanted to register to vote. I am PROUD to admit I never voted for Bush. I think it is ashame he was allowed to steal both elections here and the last one in Mexico!!!!

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    Michaela
    October 19, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    Evelyn
    OH MY GOD, HA! HA! HA! HA! I wouldent give a second thought to what sorryazz aka Michaela has to say, her ignorance is so abundant that she is OBLIVIOUS to fact that every time she opens her mouth to spew she shows that ignorance and makes a fool of herself.
    Yet again Evelyn, you show your own ignorance. You have also shown a complete lack of class and a narrow and close minded view of the world. In YOUR world, you are the only one who is right. Ignorance is bliss huh Evelyn? That should be your mantra.
    And again little baby girl, I am Michaela, not this sorry person you keep calling me. What is up with that? I cannot respect a person your age who has the mentality of a petty teenage girl.

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    laura
    October 19, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Hola Evelyn,
    in my mind, the difference is between the Republican party, which yes, is responsible for unbelievable violence against immigrants, and the individuals who choose to endorse a Republican candidate.
    I don’t feel everybody I see who has a lawn sign for McCain has the same responsibility as George W. Bush and Homeland Security Secretary Michael “Katrina” Chertoff for (your, Evelyn’s, quote follows, with which I absolutely agree): “raids on people who were recruted to come to this country to work and pay taxes, separating families, incarcerating children and babies, letting people rot and die in prisons without medical care, encourages for profit prisons that will ultimately be used one day for U.S. citizens if this party is allowed to stay in power, supports an illegal invasion of Iraq, has killed and maimed thousands of Americans citizens to keep this illegal war going, made torture legal, allows vigilantes to terrorise people on the streets — minutemen, sherrif Arpayso, drugs people with dangerous psychotropics and dumps them on the tarmac sometimes in countries they have never been to and dont speak the language of, deports children as young as 3 alone or in the company of other children in the middle of the night to the streets in border towns like Juarez Mexico”.
    The crimes against humanity on this list, committed by the Bush administration, are not even known to many Americans. I have to say that in that sense, these crimes remind me of the Germans’ unawareness of what the Nazis were doing to their Jewish neighbors.
    But still, in my mind, the conclusion to be drawn is that we have to work harder to make these atrocities known to all Americans, so that they will be stopped. I do not conclude that all Americans who endorse McCain endorse these atrocities.

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    Americanvoice
    October 21, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    This week, John McCain’s campaign launched a TV ad in Spanish which blamed Barack Obama and the Democrats for the death of comprehensive immigration reform.
    Is it true?
    Not at all. The ad covers up the fact that it was Republicans who voted down immigration reform, giving into a fired-up, anti-immigrant base. In fact, just this month, John McCain’s own Republican Party unveiled an anti-reform platform on immigration. It went from bad to worse.
    Since Senator Obama has been a strong and consistent supporter of comprehensive immigration reform, we can only assume that the Campaign is trying to fool Latino voters and stir up more controversy around the issue.
    Tell the McCain Campaign to stop playing politics with immigration.
    Sign up to help take the ad down!
    We need our leaders to stand up, stand together, and enact common sense immigration reform, not play partisan politics on immigration.
    http://americasvoiceonline.org/page/content/immigrationtruth/

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    laura
    October 22, 2008 at 9:49 am

    Dear Americanvoice,
    I agree – the Republicans are trying to confuse people. And as Marisa has emphasized, the worst case scenario is that people do not vote. Maybe that’s the Republicans’ goal with this ad: getting people into an uncertain frame of mind, so that they don’t feel strongly about voting.
    I think our strongest efforts have to be to get everyone we know to vote. Making sure people have an absentee ballot if they are unable to go to the polls. Convincing people that their vote matters and that it gives them a voice.
    At this point, making sure everyone goes to vote is my top priority.

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    Sandra
    October 30, 2008 at 8:32 am

    AmericanVoice,
    Care to post a link to this anti-reform bill that the Republican party has unveiled recently? I have a hunch that they are stressing border security first. I wouldn’t call that “anti-reform”.
    Do you know how revealing it is that it is mostly Latino citizens that are pro-reform, pro-illegal when most of the illegal aliens are Latino also? I can just imagine the furor if they were mostly white Europeans or Canadians and the whites of this country were of the same mindset. Why can’t you all see the racism and anti-Americanism in that? We are a nation of laws and have soveirgn borders. Why so little respect for that by Latino citizens?

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    Laurie L
    November 3, 2008 at 4:38 pm

    http://www.rushlimbaugh.com/home/daily/site_110308/content/01125110.guest.html
    Caller Sees Marxist Revolution
    November 3, 2008
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    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT
    RUSH: Kansas City, this is Jane. Glad you called. Thank you for waiting. You are on the EIB Network. Hi.
    CALLER: Hello.
    RUSH: Hi.
    CALLER: This for me? Rush? Hello?
    RUSH: Hi.
    CALLER: Rush, I’m so glad I got through. (laughs) I’ve been trying to call for three months. And I had this observation. First of all, I don’t know if American realize this, that this is a revolution that we are going through. And I’m sorry, I’m a little nervous. I got so much I wanted to tell people. The Republican Party are — the votes are getting split because of the strategy Democrats are trying to play, and I think that everybody should vote for the Republican Party of proof.
    RUSH: Wait a minute. Let me try to help you get focused here. What’s the revolution going on?
    CALLER: Well, first of all, let me go back. Russia expelled the poet, Solzhenitsyn — if I pronounce correctly. He had given a speech in 1976, and I never forget, and I was so young. He said… See, I am not from this part of country. My family migrated here because we knew that the communists would eventually take over, you know, our part of the country. So Solzhenitsyn gave a speech. He said that you will see in 25 years, in the West, in America, they will be handcuffed behind them by the communists. They will be pushed into the iron bar, and all the people will have a big smiling face.
    RUSH: Okay. So what you think is that Obama represents a Marxist revolution that’s in disguise?
    CALLER: Yes. There are two groups of people here. For us, we think we are going through a normal election. But even that, most of the people say, “This is unusual election.” But then, okay? They are going to a revolution under the disguise of a election.
    RUSH: All right, here’s the problem with that. Now, I understand what you’re saying, and I know that you were raised in China, and so you have practical experience with this. But a revolution of the kind you mean… I know exactly what you mean, but we have perhaps the largest… Now, again this is part of the template and the narrative. We’ll have to wait and see. But we’re being told that we’re going to have the largest turnout in history of presidential elections, right? That means if there is indeed a revolution, that the people themselves are causing it. I mean, this is not… Right now, Obama is not Castro up in the hills plotting his trip down into Havana to kick Batista out of the country and so forth riding along with a cigar in a Jeep. He’s out there and he’s trying to get people to vote for his “revolution” (using your terminology) but he is promising different things to different people depending on the state he’s in, the region of the state that he’s speaking in. There’s no question that… Whether you want to call it revolution or not (drumming fingers) time will tell, but there’s no question that he has a desire to “fundamentally,” in his own words, change the structure of the country, and it does not bode well.
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