Will San Juan County Hispanics vote O...

Will San Juan County Hispanics vote Obama?

There are 34 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Oct 21, 2008, titled Will San Juan County Hispanics vote Obama?. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Magdalena Diaz does not know any Hispanic people who will vote for Republican presidential nominee Sen.

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Los Lunas, NM

#1 Oct 22, 2008
I don't know which hispanics that wshe has been talking to, but all of the hispanics that I have talked to will vote for John Mcain. Most hispanics that I know do not agree with his views on abortions and scialist ideals
Racial Politics

Ithaca, NY

#2 Oct 22, 2008
This is the problem with our obsession about dividing the country according to race and reporting as if race is more important than our unity as Americans. Building a campaign to appeal to one racial block of voters, as this article says the Democrats have admitted doing, is racist in itself. I thought Obama was supposed to be the post-racial candidate. Funny that he and his people work the race angle all the time. And I am not a big fan of McCain, so don't dismiss my comment as partisanship, please.

Since: Sep 08

Aztec, NM

#3 Oct 22, 2008
I'll tell you who she spoke to: the Hispanics that want taken care of, the ones who want the "rich Anglos" to pay for everything, the ones who have thrown their religion by the wayside in favor of an Americanized life.

NOT all Hispanics are this way, please don't think I'm anti-Hispanic. Unfortunately, enough have come to America seeking welfare and free schools for their children that it has tainted them in the eyes of many. I work with several Hispanics, and they are hard, dependable workers, but they are the first to admit that there's a serious number of (illegal?) immigrants that come here to be taken care of, and have moved on from the values they once followed.

Albuquerque, NM

#4 Oct 22, 2008
This hispanic will no way in hell vote for Obama. I've never understood how any catholic (which many hispanics are) could vote for a democrat, solely based on moral ethics that are taught by the church, which the democratic party discounts or opposes. Can any good hispanic catholic out there explain this to me please. I don't agree with McCain on a lot of issues either, however his moral stance on abortion is probably one of the most important, so based on that, I will not put the economy in front of my morality and vote for McCain/Palin. Just a reminder, the US was doing pretty well in all areas until 2006, despite the War on terror, which we all knew was not going to end over night. What happened in '06, oh that's right democrats took control over both houses of congress. Result: the mess we are in now.

United States

#5 Oct 22, 2008
Why would one vote for barrybama?
He wants to give terrorists rights!! I don't think so!
Every Hispanic i see either is free loading or on welfare, which is draing the resources for people that really need these services.

Not every hispanis is for bama

Plano, TX

#6 Oct 22, 2008
Wow! Could the Daily Times be any more obvious in its political leanings? Where are the interviews and comments from the hardworking, tax paying, educated voters in San Juan County that are smart enough to know that selling out to the Government to support them is not a good idea?...Hmmm, not reaching out to them---why? If I were Hispanic, I would be insulted to be lumped in with those that want a free ride!

United States

#7 Oct 22, 2008
How many people did you have to interview before you found a Hispanic (Mexican) who would for a black man?

No Mexican that I know will vote for a black, they will not employ a black, they hate black people more than they hate white people.

Nageezi, NM

#8 Oct 22, 2008
You Hispanics must be crazy to vote for someone whose people that tell you to go home to Mexico.
Then I guess you should all go back to Mexico.
Charlene Martinez


#9 Oct 22, 2008
I just read the article and I would like to comment on what Diaz has said. She said that she didnt know any hispanic people here that are voting for McCain and I'm here to tell her that I am. First off I agree with McCain on Immigration policies. One major reason being that my step-son who is going to be 21 had his social security number stolen from an illegal immigrant and is working in this area. We are having a hard time finding this person as he puts false addresses down. My son is having a hard time finding/getting a job and once he does has a hard time cashing his check because this person has already used his social and signed up under it. I dont mind them coming here to work as long as they do it legally and not steal from those who are american citizens. I am going to the poll and putting in my vote.

“Just Us for All”

Since: Sep 08

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Oct 22, 2008
You know, this type of thing actually increases my confidence in American people, whatever the race, creed, or color, and especially in the people of San Juan county.

This Diaz person came here (I guess she came here) and attempted to lump all Hispanic people into a common lump...a very racist and biased thing to do...in the name of the Democratic party.

I've lived in SJC most of my life. I know that not all Navajos, Hispanics, blacks, etc ad infinitum vote straight Democrat. That Diaz can hold one political viewpoint and Charlene Martinez can hold another just tells me that people think for themselves, and INDIVIDUALITY is still important to us all.

Whatever differences of viewpoint we might have, we are still citizens of SJC, New Mexico, AND the USA. GOOD FOR US!

Las Vegas, NM

#12 Oct 22, 2008
I don't see how anyone could vote for a future President that doesn't salute the flag or put his hand over his heart during the Pledge or the National Anthem, and who also wants to change the National Anthem because it refers to war.

People get your heads out of the sand and really take a look at this man.
Embarrassed New Mexican

San Antonio, TX

#14 Oct 22, 2008
It's pretty sad when people can't research a candidate themselves. Instead blindly listening to someone else. For example, when Bill Richardson said, "It is your Hispanic duty to vote for Obama." And when former Navajo Nation Chairman Peter MacDonald said, "If you are a Navajo, you have no choice but to vote for Obama." What the HELL? Cmon people! I think these people just got through watching Nepoleon Dynamite.

"If you vote for me, all of your wildest dreams will come true."
Gramsci Speaks

Albuquerque, NM

#15 Oct 22, 2008
Well said Rush. Most of the comments on this forum solidify the ignorance I have come to accept from a majority of non-indigenous foreigners (ie the masses who arrived after 1492) of this community, who, for some odd reason, rarely consider HISTORICAL CONTEXT in their facts and opinions. I'm an independent "hispanic" (a simple free-thinking- gringo-looking-mestizo, really) with the advantage of good credit and a salary position where I can pronounce my fancy American degree titles without a hint of dissent in my perfect english accent. I was reared as a "democratic catholic", and have gone full circle, literally, in the systemic power plays of race, religion, language, culture, and politics that I was unfortunately born into. However, I have also been consciously reborn, no thanks to same education system that dumbed me down in the first place, and have the uncanny ability to deconstruct social phenomenon. Right now, that ability is instructing me to implore to the world, or uh, maybe just a few people who read this thread, that both candidates represent the same hypocrisy of elite-military-industrial-corp orate-capitalism. Period. This "hispanic" refuses to play along with the spin doctors and propagandists in the "spirit of the time". Only an armed revolution will bring about change. Period. See you folks around!!


Since: Jul 08


#17 Oct 22, 2008
Grammy wrote:
Where are the interviews and comments from the hardworking, tax paying, educated voters in San Juan County that are smart enough
Did you just imply that all Hispanic Americans aren't hardworking, tax-paying, educated, or smart? Yes...yes you did.

And you have the unmitigated gall to call the Daily Times biased?


Since: Jul 08


#18 Oct 22, 2008
Listen, you don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand that a minority candidate, especially one that has been discriminated against because of his background, upbringing, and even his name, probably understands other minorities better than someone without that perspective.

Las Vegas, NM

#19 Oct 22, 2008
Rush Limburger:
Quote from Sept. 7, 2008 Meet the Press:
Obama was asked to explain why he doesn't fllow protocol when the National Anthem is played. "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, " Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know,'the bomb's bursting in air" and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song, "I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing". If that were our anthem, then I might salute it. We should consider to reinvest our National Anthem as well as to redesign our flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. My wife disrepespects the flad for many personal reasons. together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many year ago."

And a quote from Dale Lindsborg of the Washington Post referring to the program "This could possibly be our next President. I for one, am speechless."

Albuquerque, NM

#22 Oct 22, 2008
I am so disgusted with all of you, This election has shown people's true colors, that americans are racist...

Rio Rancho, NM

#23 Oct 22, 2008
This article is biased. I am Hispanic and most of my friends are Hispanic! And we are voting McCain. So I dont know why this paper is so biased. It is sad.

Montrose, CO

#26 Oct 22, 2008
Mexica wrote:
You Hispanics must be crazy to vote for someone whose people that tell you to go home to Mexico.
Then I guess you should all go back to Mexico.
Yes! If you are illegal.
The Cuban

Niceville, FL

#28 Oct 22, 2008
I frown when I hear that other hispanic groups will support Obama especially when alot of blacks and half blacks don't like hispanics. They view us as second rated citizens however this year they are a little friendlier because they need to get a half black man in the white house. I truely hope that hispanics in New Mexico and elsewhere will look into Obama's past and see what he has done for the hispanic community. If he did he probably did something just prior to announcing his intent to run for president so he could use it as a tool to back his speeches.

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