Obama, Hillary Suck Up To Radical Mexican Group La Raza

Discussion in 'Politics' started by AAAintheBeltway, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Obama solicits La Raza backing
    By Stephen Dinan
    July 23, 2007

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Sen. Barack Obama told the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group yesterday that he earned their support for his presidential campaign by marching in last year's May 1 immigrant rallies and challenged them to learn whether others met that standard.

    "Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year. Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk — because I walked," Mr. Obama said at the National Council of La Raza's annual convention in Miami Beach. "I didn't run away from the issue, and I didn't just talk about it in front of Latino audiences."

    The Illinois Democrat said the recent Senate immigration debate "was both ugly and racist in a way we haven't see since the struggle for civil rights."

    The immigration bill failed late last month when a majority of senators, including 16 members of the Democratic caucus joined most Republicans in a filibuster. It would have combined more border-security spending and new workplace-enforcement rules with a guest-worker program for future workers and a path to citizenship for most illegal aliens.

    The bill's collapse galvanized Hispanic voters and advocacy groups, who say it exposed an anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic strain among American voters. The groups are vowing to fight back by pointing out when they think the debate turns hateful and are promising to register Hispanic voters so they can show their displeasure at the polls.

    Both Mr. Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat and the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, supported the bill and yesterday assured NCLR that they will work to pass a bill as president.

    Mr. Obama was the most forceful, promising "in my first term we will make this a priority and get this done." Mrs. Clinton said she couldn't predict an outcome, but would "promise my best efforts."

    In remarks during a morning brunch, Mrs. Clinton said she has been trying "to understand where all of the venom and the incredible anxiety came from" in the immigration debate.

    "I am very disappointed, and I was really quite offended by the tone of the debate and some of what was said by outside parties who were trying to influence the debate," she said.

    She blamed the tone on what she called a poor economy under President Bush.

    "Until recently, I did not hear the kind of insecurity and opposition to bringing immigrants into American society as I hear today," she said, adding that when her husband was in office, "people were too busy getting a better future for themselves."

    "They didn't talk to me about what was or wasn't on their minds about immigration," she said.

    In response to two audience questions, Mrs. Clinton would not promise to end large-scale raids on illegal aliens in the workplace, which have led to families being separated. Instead, she said she would ask her Homeland Security Department to target employers as well.

    "It is time they start going after the employers who abuse and exploit undocumented workers instead of just going after the workers themselves," she said.

    Mrs. Clinton spoke in an informal setting designed more like a late-night TV-interview set. Sitting in a red armchair, she first fielded soft questions from Monica Lozano, publisher and CEO of La Opinion, and then answered five questions from the audience.

    Mr. Obama, meanwhile, delivered a speech, then answered a handful of questions from the audience.

    He pledged to boost funding for federal, state and local authorities to go after fraudulent predatory lenders who, he said, try to trick low-income borrowers into home loans they can't afford. He said 40 percent of all subprime loans are held by Hispanics, and blacks hold more than half of them.

    Both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama said a key to better opportunities for Hispanics is early-childhood education.

    The two candidates also said they support passing bills such as the Dream Act, which would legalize illegal-alien students and give them a path to citizenship if they stay in school or serve in the military. It would also allow them in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

  2. LT701


    this guy is openly supporting sedition

    I will never vote for this guy, for any office, at any time, under any circumstances
  3. The more he is on public view, the worse he looks. He has all the depth of a parking lot puddle. He makes John Edwards appear thoughtful. He actually makes Hillary seem reasonable.
  4. LT701


    this guy was getting big time funding with only one year of office experience above state senator

    he's never talked about any real acomplishments, nor has he discussed any real plans

    he's a 'put up' job, big time by the powers that be
  5. He has the moral fortitude one would associate with a product of the Chicago Democrat machine.

    He's a corrupt POS.
  6. its funny about the timing of mr osama...... good thing the neutral media outed the ryan scandal or mr wonderful wouldn't have gained his seat.
  7. He seems remarkably stupid for someone who was Editor of the Harvard Law Review, but maybe that was an affirmative action selection as well. His political views seem anchored in Great Society fantasy land. He's supposed to be the cutting edge modern candidate, and his policies sound like recycled LBJ. Still, that's marginally better than Edwards, who is trying to channel Robert Kennedy.
  8. LT701


    It's remarkable for a 45 year old guy to be mentioning college activities in applying for ANY job.

    By that age, professional activities should have completely overshadowed anything you did in college... in fact, that would be true at 35, or even 30

    But, Obama really hasnt done much....
  9. Lucrum


  10. Well, he wrote his memoirs at age 35. It shows just how eager well-meaning Americans are to support a minority. They see one guy who is not obviously corrupt or crazy and that's all they ask for. They don't expect him to have a record of achievement or demonstrate minimal competency. Being a vaguely cool black guy and winning one screwed up Senatorial election is enough to take you to the White House.
    #10     Jul 23, 2007