Obama visits Puerto Rico with eye on U.S. voters

Jun 14, 2011 Full story: Eagle Tribune 244

Disqus Obama visits Puerto Rico with eye on U.S. voters The Eagle Tribune Wed Jun 15, 2011, 12:10 AM EDT SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - Wooing Hispanic voters back home, President Barack Obama kept his campaign pledge to become the first president since John F. Kennedy to make an official visit to this recession-battered U.S. territory.

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Senseichino

Brooklyn, NY

#1 Jun 15, 2011
He was just another crow in search of a quick meal to digest. In my opinion and I live in Puerto Rico allowe me state, he wss very disrespecful to all puerto rican that paid to meet with this president, no other president has being so disrespectful by not addresing the problem we have in the island. Brother and Sisters living in USA dont vote for this man again, we are but token to be used for a cheap trick.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#2 Jun 15, 2011
Senseichino wrote:
He was just another crow in search of a quick meal to digest. In my opinion and I live in Puerto Rico allowe me state, he wss very disrespecful to all puerto rican that paid to meet with this president, no other president has being so disrespectful by not addresing the problem we have in the island. Brother and Sisters living in USA dont vote for this man again, we are but token to be used for a cheap trick.
Obama is not the first US President to use us as "a token".

In fact, our people were subjected to scientific experiments (under President Roosevelt); and under Johnson and Nixon, we were also exposed to Agent Orange, in the Yunque...and never mind what happened to Vieques, Culebra under different Presidents.

I am a statehooder, but history is there as our witness.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#3 Jun 15, 2011
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.

ISA

Since: May 07

New York - born and raised

#4 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.
OMG: you are crude and dumb.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#5 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.
Puerto Ricans aren't even Mexicans???? LOL

ROTFLMAO

hahahahahahahhaahahahahahaha

This is a good one!(and for the books)....LOL

You just made my day!
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#6 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.
You'll have to define "peaceful and polite".
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#7 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.
I can "buy" the fact that some Puerto Ricans "aren't even Americans" (after a century and two decades, already)....heck, I have family that renounced their American citizenship (after over 4 US generations).

You see?

We didn't have to migrate, nor enter a quota system, nor pass Ellis Island or some other port of entry, nor prove our loyalty to the US flag because Puerto Ricans have never been migrants.

The US invaded Puerto Rico and imposed the US citizenship.

Most stateside Americans have one generation that had to "melt" into some "pot" in order to prove they were good Americans.

We, Puerto Ricans, have proven our loyalty in other ways: thru participations in US Armed forces since the early 1900's, fighting every US war, the forging of the world's most powerful economy, only buying US products ($86 billions of dollars worth every year) etc. etc. etc. and above all, defending our US citizenship, while blending into our Latin American roots....

We are the natural bridge between Latin America and the US.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#8 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
America should get rid of Puerto Rico. Those people aren't Americans......Christ! They aren't even Mexicans. P.R. doesn't deserve statehood. We should make Guam a state instead. They are peaceful and polite.
"They aren't even Mexicans."

ROTFLMAO!!
I've read some dumb shit in Topix but this one takes the cake.
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#9 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
I can "buy" the fact that some Puerto Ricans "aren't even Americans" (after a century and two decades, already)....heck, I have family that renounced their American citizenship (after over 4 US generations).
You see?
We didn't have to migrate, nor enter a quota system, nor pass Ellis Island or some other port of entry, nor prove our loyalty to the US flag because Puerto Ricans have never been migrants.
The US invaded Puerto Rico and imposed the US citizenship.
Most stateside Americans have one generation that had to "melt" into some "pot" in order to prove they were good Americans.
We, Puerto Ricans, have proven our loyalty in other ways: thru participations in US Armed forces since the early 1900's, fighting every US war, the forging of the world's most powerful economy, only buying US products ($86 billions of dollars worth every year) etc. etc. etc. and above all, defending our US citizenship, while blending into our Latin American roots....
We are the natural bridge between Latin America and the US.
That's great, Pepe. We don't want you, we don't need you. And, we sure as sh*t don't want any kind of "bridge" between the US and the Third World banana republics of Latin America. I hope you will get your "independence". Then, you and your treasonous relatives can enjoy sovereign liberty, like all the other little juntas on the block....Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba. Good luck with all that.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#11 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>That's great, Pepe. We don't want you, we don't need you. And, we sure as sh*t don't want any kind of "bridge" between the US and the Third World banana republics of Latin America. I hope you will get your "independence". Then, you and your treasonous relatives can enjoy sovereign liberty, like all the other little juntas on the block....Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba. Good luck with all that.
Ad hominem.

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#12 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Puerto Ricans aren't even Mexicans???? LOL
ROTFLMAO
hahahahahahahhaahahahahahaha
This is a good one!(and for the books)....LOL
You just made my day!
Jorge, I hope you realize that this thread is cross-listed on the "Immigration" forum. You're bound to get a lot of traffic from Club Xenophobia patrons.
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#13 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>
Jorge, I hope you realize that this thread is cross-listed on the "Immigration" forum. You're bound to get a lot of traffic from Club Xenophobia patrons.
I thought it was on some state forum...but Immigration?

Heck, that place has gone downhill since I stopped posting altogether....LOL
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#14 Jun 15, 2011
Faith wrote:
<quoted text>That's great, Pepe. We don't want you, we don't need you. And, we sure as sh*t don't want any kind of "bridge" between the US and the Third World banana republics of Latin America. I hope you will get your "independence". Then, you and your treasonous relatives can enjoy sovereign liberty, like all the other little juntas on the block....Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba. Good luck with all that.
Faith...who's "we"?????

Bah! never mind....

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#15 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought it was on some state forum...but Immigration?
Heck, that place has gone downhill since I stopped posting altogether....LOL
Hello Jorge. How are you?
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#16 Jun 15, 2011
USMail XXXII wrote:
<quoted text>
"They aren't even Mexicans."
ROTFLMAO!!
I've read some dumb shit in Topix but this one takes the cake.
In her..."scholar exposition" (????) Faith does bring a good point!

We, here in Puerto Rico, have the nerve to compare our little "dot" of land with huge nations such as all of our Latin American neighbors.

I think there's not a single state in Méjico who is as small as we are...In fact, I don't think, not even in most Latin republics, including Cuba.....

Heck....USMAIL....(that's pretty small).

In fact, whenever I want to compare Puerto Rico with some US state, I always look into those (not the smallest like RD. Island or Delaware or Conn.)...for these are surrounded (by land) by the richest (while we are "surrounded" by poor islands).

I try to compare our island economy with specific ("land-size" or population-wise) state counties, for ex.... as in New York, Texas, California, etc.

It's a "fairer" comparison and gives us some perspective on specifics...than comparing our poor, little islands to New York state, Florida, Miss. or even Hawaii....(which is twice our size and lacks some of our geographic problems).

I always laugh at some island Puerto Ricans daring to compare us with the whole USA, or Argentina...and, God....even some with small, inmensely rich little dots of lands as those in Europe...(surrounded by Germany, France or Italy)...LOL
Jorge

Bayamon, Puerto Rico

#17 Jun 15, 2011
CatCiao wrote:
<quoted text>
Hello Jorge. How are you?
Hey friend...how's everything...????

You're posting in my "turf".

I miss ya' guys...have to go back, yet again....LOL

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#18 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
I thought it was on some state forum...but Immigration?
Go figure!

Hey, have you applied for your green card yet? Jeje!

“Tutte le strade portano a Roma”

Since: Nov 09

Mount Vesuvius

#19 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
Hey friend...how's everything...????
You're posting in my "turf".
I miss ya' guys...have to go back, yet again....LOL
Jorge!
Donde te has escondido hermano?
Como estan tus queridos padres?

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#20 Jun 15, 2011
Jorge wrote:
<quoted text>
In her..."scholar exposition" (????) Faith does bring a good point!
We, here in Puerto Rico, have the nerve to compare our little "dot" of land with huge nations such as all of our Latin American neighbors.
I think there's not a single state in Méjico who is as small as we are...In fact, I don't think, not even in most Latin republics, including Cuba.....
Heck....USMAIL....(that's pretty small).
In fact, whenever I want to compare Puerto Rico with some US state, I always look into those (not the smallest like RD. Island or Delaware or Conn.)...for these are surrounded (by land) by the richest (while we are "surrounded" by poor islands).
I try to compare our island economy with specific ("land-size" or population-wise) state counties, for ex.... as in New York, Texas, California, etc.
It's a "fairer" comparison and gives us some perspective on specifics...than comparing our poor, little islands to New York state, Florida, Miss. or even Hawaii....(which is twice our size and lacks some of our geographic problems).
I always laugh at some island Puerto Ricans daring to compare us with the whole USA, or Argentina...and, God....even some with small, inmensely rich little dots of lands as those in Europe...(surrounded by Germany, France or Italy)...LOL
What do you conclude?

“A little shake...”

Since: Jun 10

A Little Tingle

#21 Jun 15, 2011
Vorenus wrote:
<quoted text>
Jorge!
Donde te has escondido hermano?
Como estan tus queridos padres?
Otro loco mas. Jeje!

¿Qué pasa primo?

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