Can the GOP boost Hispanic vote numbers?

Can the GOP boost Hispanic vote numbers?

There are 168 comments on the Central Ohio story from Mar 21, 2014, titled Can the GOP boost Hispanic vote numbers?. In it, Central Ohio reports that:

Republican outreach to Hispanic community - A year ago, the Republican National Committee published a report chronicling why they failed in the 2012 presidential election.

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xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#162 Mar 29, 2014
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Federal tax rates are at their lowest rate in 30 years. For the upper tax brackets they are at their lowest rates since the 1950's. It has been an interesting experiment in supply side economics, but after thirty plus years it is time to conclude that Reaganomics doesn't seem to be taking off.
Personal responsibility is a good thing and a fine example of that is the fact that millions of people are now able to purchase health insurance for themselves. Oddly enough suddenly the Republicans are not fans of personal responsibility. Go figure.
As for the Republican obsession with spending while Democrats are in office all you have to do is read about Jude Wanniski's Two Santa Claus Theory. It has been right-wing gospel since the 1970's, but it is incredibly cynical.
Obviously you don't understand what "personal responsibility" means. Personal responsibility is exactly that--personal, not government forced. Government subsidized choice is nothing more than yet another social program doomed for eventual failure like all the others; a burden to taxpayers and robbing from the producers to provide to the produce-less.

Federal tax rates are not lower than the 50's, in fact, they were just as low during the Reagan years. Don't believe me, just ask, I'll provide a factcheck link. Besides, that was a lie told by DumBama before he increased taxes on those making over 450K.

If trickle down doesn't work, why did Nazi Piglosi tell us that unemployment and food stamp money would stimulate the economy? That seems to be the definition of trickle down, no? Or perhaps the so-called stimulus that amounted to nothing. That was supposed to be trickle down too!

You don't need to read any book about our federal spending and who is responsible for it. All you have to do is follow politics. The government shut-down was due to the Republicans wanting to spend less and DumBama wanting to spend more. The sequester quite the same. The lowering of our three star credit rating is yet more proof of Republicans wanting to spend less and DumBama wanting to spend more. It's been the same battle since Republicans took over leadership of Congress in 2010.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#163 Mar 29, 2014
Memo From Turner wrote:
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You have to keep up with the news. This week all of the Republican hopefuls lined up in a Las Vegas hotel for an audience with Sheldon Adelson and his checkbook. The Republicans are well on their way to selecting a candidate that is good for Shelly and a few other cash cows. Do they care what is "good for the country"? No. They care about what is good for a guy who made his billions from Chinese casinos.
It will be curious to see if Republicans received more money than Democrats did from this billionaire hedge-fund manager:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/demo...
spud

Bangor, PA

#164 Mar 30, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
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It will be curious to see if Republicans received more money than Democrats did from this billionaire hedge-fund manager:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/demo...
Good point. This is what politicians do today and it's the prime reason why average Americans have no say in their government. Politicians are too busy groveling for money from the top 1% to have any time to address the needs of the other 99%. That 1% is the only reason this amnesty garbage didn't die years ago. These days people are onto this amnesty scam and that pisses people like McCain and Obama off. They think everyone is as stupid as they are and will accept all the information they're fed by our corrupt and biased MSM. Screw them.
xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#165 Mar 30, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Good point. This is what politicians do today and it's the prime reason why average Americans have no say in their government. Politicians are too busy groveling for money from the top 1% to have any time to address the needs of the other 99%. That 1% is the only reason this amnesty garbage didn't die years ago. These days people are onto this amnesty scam and that pisses people like McCain and Obama off. They think everyone is as stupid as they are and will accept all the information they're fed by our corrupt and biased MSM. Screw them.
Politicians prioritize like this: Power first--money second.

Truth be known, amnesty and illegals are not on the top of the list when it comes to concerns of the American people unfortunately. Perhaps that may be different if you ask people in those border states, but as for the rest of the country, it ranks in the same area as Climate Change.

It's not Democrats, it's not Republicans, it's not money. It's because most Americans just don't care. Until we the people start to think of immigration as a serious issue, the politicians will not. As long as most of the voters don't care, they might as well gain favor with Hispanics and businesses. If we show these politicians we will take their power away, that's when they will react like they have a blowtorch under their azzes.
spud

Bangor, PA

#166 Mar 30, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
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Politicians prioritize like this: Power first--money second.
Truth be known, amnesty and illegals are not on the top of the list when it comes to concerns of the American people unfortunately. Perhaps that may be different if you ask people in those border states, but as for the rest of the country, it ranks in the same area as Climate Change.
It's not Democrats, it's not Republicans, it's not money. It's because most Americans just don't care. Until we the people start to think of immigration as a serious issue, the politicians will not. As long as most of the voters don't care, they might as well gain favor with Hispanics and businesses. If we show these politicians we will take their power away, that's when they will react like they have a blowtorch under their azzes.
I pretty much agree with you except for the idea that Americans don't care about legal and illegal immigration any more than climate change. I think most Americans realize that their jobs and their wages are in jeopardy because of excessive immigration. I think most Americans realize their standard of living has been diminished by excessive immigration. People who do their own thinking don't believe the biased media or their manipulated polls. They know that the mass immigration that we have today benefits a very few at the expense of a great majority. Most realize that the short term benefit to business will turn into a long term disaster just like free trade has. I think most people realize illegal aliens are a net drain on our economy, costing taxpayers far more than they contribute. I generally think average Americans are smarter than you're giving them credit for. A lot of dirty money has been pushing for amnesty and so far the people have stopped it. And the people are becoming more aware of this scam every day.
spud

Bangor, PA

#167 Mar 30, 2014
Memo From Turner wrote:
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You have to keep up with the news. This week all of the Republican hopefuls lined up in a Las Vegas hotel for an audience with Sheldon Adelson and his checkbook. The Republicans are well on their way to selecting a candidate that is good for Shelly and a few other cash cows. Do they care what is "good for the country"? No. They care about what is good for a guy who made his billions from Chinese casinos.
Adelson might know something that could help this country. Gambling is one of the major weaknesses in the Chinese people. They're degenerate gamblers. Maybe we can use that fact against them one day.
xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#168 Mar 30, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>I pretty much agree with you except for the idea that Americans don't care about legal and illegal immigration any more than climate change. I think most Americans realize that their jobs and their wages are in jeopardy because of excessive immigration. I think most Americans realize their standard of living has been diminished by excessive immigration. People who do their own thinking don't believe the biased media or their manipulated polls. They know that the mass immigration that we have today benefits a very few at the expense of a great majority. Most realize that the short term benefit to business will turn into a long term disaster just like free trade has. I think most people realize illegal aliens are a net drain on our economy, costing taxpayers far more than they contribute. I generally think average Americans are smarter than you're giving them credit for. A lot of dirty money has been pushing for amnesty and so far the people have stopped it. And the people are becoming more aware of this scam every day.
You can believe that if you like, but the polls say otherwise. I have yet to see one poll that shows Americans think immigration or immigration reform is a serious matter. it's at the bottom of the list.

The reason for this is most Americans are not directly effected by illegals or immigration. Up north, we have very few problems here. A small group of Mexicans reside here or there, but by far, not any kind of problem for us. Americans are more concerned about things like the economy, Commie Care, the debt and so on. People believe those things are more likely to impact their lives directly than anything else.

So welcome to the "me, me, me" culture. People today only think of themselves and nobody else in most cases. Who cares what's happening in Texas, Arizona or California? I don't live there so I really don't care. I care about my backyard and what government can do for me. That's the typical American attitude these days.
xxxrayted

Berea, OH

#170 Mar 30, 2014
whinersrus wrote:
<quoted text> I am old enough to remember when JFK was killed. Big difference from What can you do for your Country to What can your country do for you Welcome to the ME generation of people noted for buying items for themselves using someone else's money
At one time people had shame doing that. Today, they flaunt it like they were an action hero or something. You go to the grocery store and watch these SNAP people in line. They whip out the card for their food purchase, and then the wad of cash comes out for all that dog food, cat food, cat litter, alcohol and cigarettes. They think nothing of it and are hardly embarrassed about it either.

Late last year I had to evict a family I was renting to. Always late with the rent, but the mother was always home. Never seen her work one day the entire time they rented here. I suggested that she get a job on the weekends when her boyfriend was off of work, and perhaps they would be able to come up with the rent. She said she couldn't do it because she was getting $250.00 per month in food stamps. Working would decrease the amount the government gave her.

They both smoked and even supported their 15 year old daughters habit as well. They had three cats, a large dog, cable television, high speed internet and cell phones. But rent was last on their list of priorities.

“Rico's Are Everywhere”

Level 5

Since: Dec 09

Gangland, North America

#171 Mar 30, 2014
Hispanics are taking over the USA and all the white trash knows it.

“If it ain't broke don't fix it”

Level 9

Since: Jul 09

Arcadia, LA.

#172 Mar 30, 2014
Rico from East Los II wrote:
Hispanics are taking over the USA and all the white trash knows it.
One lawn and Home Depot parking lot at a time. LoL.
Memo From Turner

Baltimore, MD

#173 Mar 30, 2014
dragoon70056 wrote:
<quoted text>
It will be curious to see if Republicans received more money than Democrats did from this billionaire hedge-fund manager:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/21/demo...
He has pledged to spend it, but let's see if he does. That is not so much compared to 20122. Adelson spent more than that on his own. The Koch brothers have already spent 22 million on the mid-terms and the primaries are not even finished yet.
Memo From Turner

Baltimore, MD

#174 Mar 30, 2014
spud wrote:
<quoted text>Adelson might know something that could help this country. Gambling is one of the major weaknesses in the Chinese people. They're degenerate gamblers. Maybe we can use that fact against them one day.
They do like to gamble. I never understood that because when it comes to business matters they count every dime and figure every angle, but casinos with their lousy odds are another story.
Memo From Turner

Baltimore, MD

#176 Mar 31, 2014
whinersrus wrote:
<quoted text> Soros spend 4x what The Koch bros did supporting their respective candidates in 2012 so what is your point?
Oh the classic Fox news false equivalency. The one thing Saudi television always leave out of their reports is that Soros has disclosed every dollar donated, because he believes in transparency in politics. Conversely, just try and find a record of the Koch brothersÂ’ donations to conservative causes. It is all through Super Pac's.

Soros isa right wing Bogeyman. He probably does not crack the top list of political contributors.
spud

Bangor, PA

#177 Mar 31, 2014
Rico from East Los II wrote:
Hispanics are taking over the USA and all the white trash knows it.
Me and my white trash buddies are nervous. If Mexicans actually would take over, we're gonna hightail it to Canada. We're hoping it will be too cold up there for you guys.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#178 Mar 31, 2014
The Republican money comes from the Koch brothers. The Democrat money comes from George Soros. Soros is a convicted criminal. Democrats could care less. They ignore the tax laws, the election laws, the immigration laws. They are disgusting.
Memo From Turner

Baltimore, MD

#179 Mar 31, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The Republican money comes from the Koch brothers. The Democrat money comes from George Soros. Soros is a convicted criminal. Democrats could care less. They ignore the tax laws, the election laws, the immigration laws. They are disgusting.
They get money from a lot more people than the Kochs. Just consider the embarrassing spectacle this weekend when every Republican hopeful went to Vegas to genuflect in front of Sheldon Adelson. If you want to talk about disgusting take a look at how these Republican heroes were licking his boots.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#180 Mar 31, 2014
The last Presidential election approached One Billion Dollars. No one has that kind of money. That was what Obama raised. I don't remember what Romney spent, but likely the same amount. You cannot get the money out of politics. We want glitzy Rock Stars who entertain us with their glib remarks. We treat them like Kings, and take their in laws to raise as well. It is disgusting.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#181 Mar 31, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
We want glitzy Rock Stars .
Looks like the wannabe rock stars were out with their begging bowls in vegas after adelson's money - fake venetian style!
Memo From Turner

Baltimore, MD

#182 Apr 1, 2014
Cat74 wrote:
The last Presidential election approached One Billion Dollars. No one has that kind of money. That was what Obama raised. I don't remember what Romney spent, but likely the same amount. You cannot get the money out of politics. We want glitzy Rock Stars who entertain us with their glib remarks. We treat them like Kings, and take their in laws to raise as well. It is disgusting.
It is a lot of money and it is wrong, but don't blame Obama. In the 2012 election his average donation was less than $100. The average donation to Romney was over $1000.

It is one thing to get small amounts of money from many people, but it is much different getting large amounts from a small number of donors. People who donate $100 or less do not expect to receive personal attention from the candidate. Those who are donating $100M or more do get personal attention. This can be seen from the sorry spectacle that played out in Las Vegas this week.

Getting money out of politics is hard, but getting rid of Citizens United legislatively is a good start.
Cat74

Aurora, IL

#183 Apr 1, 2014
You left out the Steyer Brothers. They are to the Democrats what the Koch Brothers are to the Republicans. Both major partys are all bought, and paid for. The only way to overcome money is to make sure all eligible voters go to the polls and vote. Prove you cannot be bought. Replace the incumbents. They are the people purchased by the Brothers. Put in our own people. Let the brothers waste their money

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