Santorum: English needed for Puerto Rico statehood

Mar 15, 2012 Full story: KFMB-TV San Diego 35

Commonwealth of Puerto Rico Governor Luis Fortuno talks to Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen.

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jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#1 Mar 15, 2012
We don't need English to carry out our island living in Puerto Rico.

If any US mainlander wants to live among us, island Puerto Ricans, he/she HAS to learn Spanish or be ostracized to the few English only "die hards"....LOL

Any US mainlander who wishes a translation of official state documents is entitled to them UPON REQUEST.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#2 Mar 15, 2012
Was "English only" a requirement when in 1917 the US citizenship was imposed on Puerto Ricans?????

Then, when did it turn into "a requirement"???

Puerto Rico has English as its official language, Santorum....

...And you want to be President of a country you hardly know????

LOL

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaa

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#3 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
Was "English only" a requirement when in 1917 the US citizenship was imposed on Puerto Ricans?????
Then, when did it turn into "a requirement"???
Puerto Rico has English as its official language, Santorum....
...And you want to be President of a country you hardly know????
LOL
hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha hahaa
He just lost the latin vote......throw in the towel for him.. LOL. I cant wait to see new york primaries ,when is that?
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#4 Mar 15, 2012
aguadahombre wrote:
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He just lost the latin vote......throw in the towel for him.. LOL. I cant wait to see new york primaries ,when is that?
About an hour ago he just blamed the local newspapers for misunderstanding him.

The guy really is conniving.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#5 Mar 15, 2012
Santorum is all over the national news(i.e. Fox, CNN, NBC) trying to explain his "language requirement" for Puerto Rico...since his about to loose, not only the 23 Puerto Rican votes, but the primaries in such states with large Latino population such as Texas, California, New Mexico, etc.
TRUTH IS RELATIVE

Bear, DE

#6 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
Santorum is all over the national news(i.e. Fox, CNN, NBC) trying to explain his "language requirement" for Puerto Rico...since his about to loose, not only the 23 Puerto Rican votes, but the primaries in such states with large Latino population such as Texas, California, New Mexico, etc.
Big blunder to say the least. What can I say? He's from Pennsylvania which is not exactly the promised land for Latinos. Philadelphia has been one of the most racist cities in the U.S. The rest of PA is not far behind.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
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About an hour ago he just blamed the local newspapers for misunderstanding him.
The guy really is conniving.
Told ya!!

The "misuderstanding, taking comment out of context" route is the only way for him to go, frankly.

Now, he is trying to do a "tapdance".

His point on Puerto Rico should be fired..Santorun really bungled this up.

Both sides cn capitalize on this.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 15, 2012
Correction: His point person on PR should be fired.

Major blunder.

It will cost him.
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#9 Mar 15, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Told ya!!
The "misuderstanding, taking comment out of context" route is the only way for him to go, frankly.
Now, he is trying to do a "tapdance".
His point on Puerto Rico should be fired..Santorun really bungled this up.
Both sides cn capitalize on this.
After P.Rico, he forgot that Texas, California and other Latin enclaves are waiting for him...LOL

Ooooops!

Tremendous faux pas!
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
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After P.Rico, he forgot that Texas, California and other Latin enclaves are waiting for him...LOL
Ooooops!
Tremendous faux pas!
LOL!...That's right.

Romney will now make an announcement at his press conference in the island and will something along the lines of "Spanish should be respected as the language of Puero Rico along with English".

Watch...Wait and see...

Romney will try captizalize on Rick's gaffe....LOL!
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#11 Mar 15, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> LOL!...That's right.
Romney will now make an announcement at his press conference in the island and will something along the lines of "Spanish should be respected as the language of Puero Rico along with English".
Watch...Wait and see...
Romney will try captizalize on Rick's gaffe....LOL!
Too late...he already did.

He sent one of his sons, who in perfect Spanish did a 30 sec. ad and it finishes with Romney speaking in perfect Spanish.

The guy was brought up in Méjico.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#12 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
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After P.Rico, he forgot that Texas, California and other Latin enclaves are waiting for him...LOL
Ooooops!
Tremendous faux pas!
The Santorum family lived in Mexico at one time?

I have to read up on his background a bit more.
TRUTH IS RELATIVE

Bear, DE

#13 Mar 15, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> The Santorum family lived in Mexico at one time?
I have to read up on his background a bit more.
Yes, a large segment of the family still resides in Mexico and have dual citizenship. They speak perfect Spanish.
Theo

Germany

#14 Mar 15, 2012
jorge wrote:
We don't need English to carry out our island living in Puerto Rico.
If any US mainlander wants to live among us, island Puerto Ricans, he/she HAS to learn Spanish or be ostracized to the few English only "die hards"....LOL
Any US mainlander who wishes a translation of official state documents is entitled to them UPON REQUEST.
fu.. you, Romney or Obama or Santorum for president in USA.
TPMP

Brooklyn, NY

#15 Mar 15, 2012
TRUTH IS RELATIVE wrote:
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Yes, a large segment of the family still resides in Mexico and have dual citizenship. They speak perfect Spanish.
Wait, i meant Romney?...I'm Getting confused....LOL!

I have to check this out on on-line and read up a bit more.

It won't hurt him if he speaks Spanish. That is an asset.
Theo

Germany

#16 Mar 15, 2012
TRUTH IS RELATIVE wrote:
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Yes, a large segment of the family still resides in Mexico and have dual citizenship. They speak perfect Spanish.
fu.. you. You have no rights to speak spanish in usa, it is ONLY english, which should be allowed. Romney, Obama, Santorum FOR PRESIDENT in USA. And you get out of this country.
TRUTH IS RELATIVE

Bear, DE

#17 Mar 15, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Wait, i meant Romney?...I'm Getting confused....LOL!
I have to check this out on on-line and read up a bit more.
It won't hurt him if he speaks Spanish. That is an asset.
I'm speaking of Mitt Romney
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#18 Mar 15, 2012
Theo wrote:
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fu.. you, Romney or Obama or Santorum for president in USA.
What????

LOL

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha ha

As if we need the US...

hahahahahahahahahaahahahahahah ahahah
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#19 Mar 15, 2012
TPMP wrote:
<quoted text> Wait, i meant Romney?...I'm Getting confused....LOL!
I have to check this out on on-line and read up a bit more.
It won't hurt him if he speaks Spanish. That is an asset.
An asset???

It is a necessity.

My alma mater in Massachusetts just wrote me that some of their classes will be held IN SPANISH (incredible, isn't it????).

Here on the island, at a college level, classes are held in Spanish while homework is done in English....
jorge

San Juan, Puerto Rico

#20 Mar 15, 2012
Theo wrote:
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fu.. you. You have no rights to speak spanish in usa, it is ONLY english, which should be allowed. Romney, Obama, Santorum FOR PRESIDENT in USA. And you get out of this country.
OH! relax, Heidi!

Take a major chill pill....

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