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GOP Establishment “HandPicked” Candidate Set to Lose to Tea Party Favorite in TX Senate GOP Runoff Primary
July 31, 2012 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, patriotism, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: Cuban American, GOP Establishment, hispanics, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Sarah Palin, Tea Party, Ted Cruz | Leave a comment
Former state solicitor general Ted Cruz appears favored to win the Republican Senate runoff in Texas on Tuesday, which would hand the tea party a significant underdog victory in a massive state.
Tea party support stretching from high-profile figures like Sarah Palin, Rick Santorum and Jim DeMint down to grassroot volunteers helped catapult Cruz to the top slot in Tuesday’s primary race. And he held his lead, despite beginning the election with less name recognition and less money than his wealthy and well-connected opponent Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
Matt Mackowiak, a Republican consultant who divides his time between Washington, D.C. and Austin, T.X. is a Cruz supporter and gives “enormous” credit to the tea party for Cruz’s come-from-behind success.
“Look, this is a low turnout primary runoff late in the summer– it’s hot, we’ve never had a primary this late– it’s the most committed folks that are voting,” Mackowiak told Yahoo News, “and in many ways it’s the tea party activists who are not only voting but who are really acting as multipliers.”
December 25, 2011 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: California, DUI checkpoints, hispanics, illegal aliens, Illegal Immigrants, unlicensed drivers | Leave a comment
from the GateWay Pundit:
It’s an Obama World…
The Obama Department of Justice moved in this week to protect teachers with unacceptable English skills.
Judicial Watch reported:
Public school teachers with unacceptable English pronunciation and grammar are being protected by the Obama Administration, which has forced one state to eliminate a fluency monitoring program created to comply with a 2002 federal education law.
Singling out teachers who can’t speak proper English in American schools—funded by taxpayers, no less—discriminates against Hispanics and others who are not native English speakers, according to the Department of Justice (DOJ). As a result it violates the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the teachers must remain in their current position.
Unbelievable as this may seem, it’s a true story reported this week by Arizona’s largest newspaper. Ironically, the state launched the fluency monitoring program to comply with the bipartisan-backed No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to create standardized tests that show public school students are reaching proficiency in core subjects like English, math and science.
With only a small proportion of low-English proficiency students (reading between the lines they are referring to illegal immigrants) passing the state’s standardized reading test, Arizona education officials started to look at the teachers in those classrooms. They found a common thread in dozens of districts throughout the state; many instructors don’t speak proper English and, in fact, teach in Spanish, using Spanish-language materials. Some have “unacceptably heavy accents” that causes them to mispronounce words. Others use poor English grammar.
Here are some examples of state monitoring reports listed in the article; a teacher who asked her English learners “How do we call it in English?” and teachers who pronounced “levels” as “lebels” and “much” as “mush.” Last year a monitor documented teachers who pronounced “the” as “da” and “lives here” as “leeves here.”
Protected by the power of their union, no teachers have been fired for fluency issues.
And you wonder why the national SAT scores are on the decline?
Hat Tip Mara
November 8, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, hispanics, Lt. Col. Allen West, Marco Rubio, Nikki Haley, Racism, Susanna Martinez, Tea Party Movement | 5 comments
Maybe they are all just colorblind?
Bill Flores is a Latino who just got elected to represent the 17th Congressional district of Texas. He ran as one of the Texas GOP Vote’s Texas Tea Party Candidates, but it was probably just because all those Tea Party candidates thought it would be best to ship him off to Washington D.C. if they couldn’t send him back across the border, seeing as how he was actually born at an Air Force Base in Wyoming.
Nikki Haley–the incoming South Carolina governor– is the first woman ever elected to any statewide office in that state’s history. She’s also the first Indian-American to become the governor there, and one of the first Indian-American governor’s anywhere in the country. Although she considers herself Christian now, she also attends Sikh services in respect for her parent’s heritage.
Nikki Haley is also part of the Tea Party movement, and received an endorsement from Sarah Palin. Now she is even being considered as a “long shot” contender for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012, but I’m sure as soon as those racist tea baggers realize her parents are Indian Sikhs they will vote to impeach her instead.
Brian Sandoval will be Nevada’s first Hispanic governor ever when he takes the reins. That’s pretty ironic, because his opponent was Rory Reid — Harry Reid’s son. Yes, the Harry Reid who desperately pulled the race card to try and convince Hispanics that the GOP wanted to round them up and exterminate them. So … what was a Hispanic doing running on the GOP ticket and defeating his son?
Francisco Canseco is another new Latino Representative from Texas. I bet he sure hopes that those crazy tea baggers never figure out that his entire website has a Spanish version.
Jaime Herrera is the first Latina Representative ever elected from Washington. Taking a page right out of the Tea Party’s playbook, Jaime doesn’t hesitate to criticize both parties and stresses her own independence.
Tim Scott is the first African American representative from South Carolina since the Reconstruction. He stomped Paul Thurmond (Strom Thurmond’s son) in the GOP primary before going on to win the general election with an endorsement from Sarah Palin. If that doesn’t really tell the story of the Southern GOP’s repudiation of it’s racist past, I don’t know what could. Half a century ago the Republicans took the South by latching onto anti-desegregation politics. Now, it’s Republicans–not Democrats–who are sending the first black South Carolinian to the House since Jim Crow ended.
When she takes office, Susana Martinez will be the first female Hispanic governor in the history of the United States. She will also be the first female governor of New Mexico. Despite a strong endorsement from Sarah Palin, Susana Martinez faced vicious attacks on ethnicity when her own base ran attack ads that called her a “tejana”. Oh, wait, got that wrong. It turns out those ads weren’t run by the Tea Party. They were run by Democratic opponent Diane Denish. Isn’t that weird?
So last, but definitely not least, we’ve got a bona fide GOP superstar, the Cuban-American senator-elect from Florida: Marco Rubio. Rubio is the consummate Tea Party candidate. He entered the race trailing white-haired, perma-tanned Charlie Crist (then a Republican) by double-digits, but soon overtook and defeated Crist to win the party nomination. Crist, a “moderate” Republican who was apparently not satisfied with just one Cuban-American ass-kicking, decided to switch his party affiliation to independent so that he could have the pleasure of being defeated by Rubio a second time in the general election. His wish was granted.
So there you have it: the faces of Tea Party racism.
The truth is that 2010 wasn’t just a historic year because of the number of seats that the GOP picked up in the House. It was also historic because so many minority candidates succeeded, and they did so not in spite of the Tea Party, but because of the Tea Party.
While pretty much all of Hollywood and the liberal elite mainstream media might still cling to Janeane Garofalo’s derisive characterization of the Tea Party as “nothing but a bunch of teabagging rednecks” who are united solely by “hating a black man in the White House”, that absurd–and, dare I say, bigoted–stereotype is getting harder and harder for the rest of America to take seriously.
For Full article: http://americasright.com/?p=6603
August 11, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, immigration reform, Politics, socialism, Uncategorized | Tags: conservatives, Harry Reid, hispanics, Marco Rubio, Rasmussen polls, Republicans | 1 comment
Most recent Rasmussen poll shows Rubio @ 38, Crist @ 33 and Meek @ 21.
April 7, 2010 in Campaign 2008, Campaign 2010, Campaign 2012, Capitalism, Christianity, climate change, Economy, Family values, Health care reform, Politics, socialism, Terrorism, Uncategorized | Tags: Barack Obama, Ben Smith, Campaign 2012, Charlie Crist, conservatives, GOP, hispanics, Marco Rubio, Politico | 2 comments
He has “wowed” the voters with his easy going manner at campaign events throughout the State of Florida. He speaks with fluidity, and on most occasions without a teleprompter. In fact, the teleprompter is often a distraction for him. And he can answer questions with a substantive response, in less than 17 minutes.
While I have quipped before that I would like to see Marco Rubio run for the White House in 2016 or 2020, it seems that some, with far better political knowledge than I, think that, just as the Obamessiah chose “this moment” to seize his time in the White House, Rubio may be able to parlay what Obama has done with this moment to catapult him onto the national scene, right into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
In less than 24 hours, several article have appeared making the case for a “Rubio for President” campaign:
On a blogger conference call held Monday, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani of New York, a Republican, referred to former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio as “new blood” and “the future of our party.” I couldn’t agree more, and although this will undoubtedly sound premature to some, I believe that if Marco Rubio goes on to win the U.S. Senate seat in Florida in November, he should immediately think about running for president — possibly in 2012.
But the same arguments for why Obama was right to take the plunge in 2008 could be made for why Rubio should run in 2012. Obama won for a variety of reasons, including that he had not been in the U.S. Senate long enough to have acquired the out-of-touch mentality that comes with serving in the most exclusive private club in America. Additionally, he did not have a long paper trail of controversial votes that might be used against him (and his tenure in the Illinois Senate did not harm him to the degree it might have because the rules allowed him to skip controversial stands by voting “present.”) Obama was also a fresh face who lacked the historical baggage that other Democratic candidates — Hillary Clinton, for example — had to carry. Being a blank slate allowed voters to believe in his hope and change message. And because he was not part of the past, he was able to transcend some of the old arguments and alliances that dogged candidates like Clinton, Chris Dodd, Joe Biden, and even John Edwards.
Perhaps the best argument for why Rubio should run in 2012 is the reason it’s a less attractive possibility for him to wait until 2016. First, he would be up for re-election in Florida that year. He also will by then have become a “senator” – and, thus, perhaps less appealing to presidential voters. Perhaps most important, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida may by then believe the Bush name has been rehabilitated enough for him to make a run himself. Barack Obama was wise to seize his opportunity.
Marco Rubio’s remarkable fundraising haul — $3.6 million this quarter, he just announced — is a reminder of the scale of his stardom inside the Republican Party, all of whose core constituencies seem to like the guy.
He’s already hearing every day (and brushing it off) that he should run for president in 2012, and at the inevitable moment in the cycle (as in every party, every cycle) when Republicans panic about their field of nominees, he’s likely to be uniquely attractive: young, conservative, Hispanic and from a swing state besides.
The buzz for a Rubio candidacy is broad, and deep. Observers like Matt Lewis have made the case publicly, and my impression is that if a swath of conservative leaders haven’t talked up his candidacy, it’s only because they haven’t been asked. I was talking to the Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land earlier this year for another story when he brought Rubio up, unasked.
“He’s got more experience than Obama had,” Land continued. “There are a lot of Hispanics in this country who would find someone with Marco’s ethnic background very appealing. Although I like Sarah [Palin], I think Sarah’s got a lot more impediments to a nomination than Marco Rubio does.”