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Monday, January 16, 2012
Martin Luther King Day

Hollow Hispanic Threat
Romney has staked out a winning position – but will he keep it?
Fox News Latino -- January 15   
Republican Immigration Tone Remains Elephant in the Room
    ....Mitt Romney "is done," said DeeDee Blase, founder of Somos Republicans in Arizona. "He'll be lucky to get 8 percent of the Hispanic vote" after saying he would veto legislation that would create a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants and accepting the endorsement of anti-immigration activist Kris Kobach, architect of two of the strongest immigration crackdown laws in the country.
Newsday -- January 15
Oppenheimer: Romney's problem -- Hispanic voters
....A November poll of Latino voters by the Univisión network found that Romney does not fare well among Hispanics. The poll showed that if the elections were held today, Obama would beat Romney by 67 percent to 24 percent.
    The conventional wisdom among pollsters is that no Republican candidate can win the White House with less than 40 percent of the Hispanic vote.
Sunshine State News -- January 16
Can the GOP Lose the Latino Vote and Still Win the White House?
...."The fact is, Latinos just don't affect elections in America as you might think. In pockets, yes. But the Latino share of the electorate has actually remained stagnant for much of the past decade," Marshland claims.
Red DotAmerican Patrol Report Comment
Latinos are about 8% of the electorate, of which about half probably represent a swing vote. Romney can win on the issue, but will he govern that way?

Paul Craig Roberts -- VDare.com      sc  
Washington moves the world closer to war   
Since my January 11 column and the news alert posted on January 14 , more confirmation that Washington is moving the world toward a dangerous war has appeared. The Obama regime is using its Ministry of Propaganda, a.k.a., the American media, to spread the story that President Obama, Pentagon chief Panetta, and other high US officials are delivering strong warnings to Israel not to attack Iran...

Kyle Rogers -- The Examiner   
Holder tells NAACP that whites want to take away their voting rights 
Monday, January 16th, US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the annual anti-Confederate flag rally held by the NAACP. The NAACP has held the event annually since 2000 to demand that the Confederate flag and the Confederate soldier statue be removed from the White House grounds. They have also covered up a statue of George Washington during, at least two, former rallies...

KVOA-TV -- Tucson    
Arpaio to appeal decision in racial profiling case   
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is appealing a federal judge's ruling that prohibited his deputies from detaining people under Arizona's [illegal alien] smuggling law based solely on the suspicion that they're in the country illegally. -- Arpaio's lawyers told U.S. District Judge Murray Snow in a filing Friday that they will appeal the judge's Dec. 23 ruling in a lawsuit alleging that the sheriff's deputies racially profiled Latinos...

CNN      sc 
Dubious Latino group group endorses Gingrich   
Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has received the endorsement of the nation's largest Hispanic Republican group. -- Somos Republicans, which says it has a membership of 6,000 people, issued a statement Monday saying the former speaker of the House "knows the importance of the Latino community" and "has been working hard for many years to include American Hispanics in the overall conversation..."

James R. Edwards Jr. -- Center for Immigration Studies    
European allies get it on immigration, why not America?   
A couple of interesting news items recently show that the United Kingdom and France "get it" that importing foreign workers hurts their citizens' economic prospects. -- The British Migration Advisory Committee has reported that four non-European immigrants displace a native U.K. worker. The report said 700,000 immigrants over the past five years, of employment age, kept 160,000 Brits from getting jobs...

Associated Press    
Immigration courtrooms silent during ICE review   
In a trial of a politically divisive program, U.S. prosecutors in Denver and Baltimore are reviewing thousands of deportation cases to determine which illegal [aliens] might stay in the country --- perhaps indefinitely --- so officials can reduce an overwhelming backlog by focusing mainly on detainees with criminal backgrounds or who are deemed threats to national security...

George Picard -- The American Thinker -- Bellevue, Wash.    
How Obama betrays Martin Luther King's dream   
...Most recently, Obama chose Cecilia Munoz to be in charge of his Domestic Policy Council. For the past two decades, Munoz has served as the chief lobbyist for the National Council of La Raza ("The Race") and has devoted herself to promoting its agenda of in-state college tuition breaks and drivers' licenses for illegal aliens as well as opposing enforcement of immigration laws and border controls...

Brian D. Hill -- USWGO Talk Radio     
The Enemy Expatriation Act, no different than the Nazi Nuremberg laws
The Enemy Expatriation Act (H.R. 3166; S. 1698), an act that the U.S. Congress is now considering, that will allow the U.S. Government to take away citizenship of anybody that is considered a hostile enemy or supporting hostility towards the U.S. Government, is similar to the Nazi Factions Nuremberg laws where Adolf Hitler took away Germans citizenship based on race, blood types, and those against the Hitler regime...

One News Now    
Open-borders advocate promoted   
...According to Chris Farrell, a spokesman for Judicial Watch, [La Raza mole Cecilia] Muñoz is highly regarded -- by government officials in Mexico." She received an award from the Mexican government, which is pretty extraordinary -- not for anything that she did for our country, but for theirs," he notes. "So here's this woman with this pretty radical resume, [and] now she's going to be in charge of the overall policy of the whole country."

Washington Times    
Bail jumper fuels Chicago illegals debate  
Controversy over a Cook County, Ill., ordinance that forbids the sheriff from notifying federal officials when they're about to release suspected illegal [aliens] from jail is heating up after a suspect charged in a fatal hit-and-run posted bail and disappeared. -- Amid reports that Saul Chavez, an illegal [alien], hasn't been seen since late last year when his family posted bail...

James Corbett -- Global Research TV -- Toronto    
Indefinite Detention: The NDAA and the Enemy Expatriation Act   
With the signing of the National Defense Authorization Act into law, more Americans than ever before are wondering how the country could have descended so quickly into a police state. Far from a unique or isolated act, however, the NDAA is just the latest entry in a long list of steps toward the codification of outright martial law...

Dave Gibson -- The Examiner    
Is harmful era of Raza Studies finally over in TUSD?   
On January 10, U.S. Circuit Court Judge A. Wallace Tashima ruled against a group of Tucson Unified School District (TUSD) teachers who sued to re-instate so-called Raza Studies (or Mexican-American Studies), claiming their 1st Amendment rights had been violated. -- The teachers filed the suit after a state law (HB 2281) was passed banning any curriculum which promotes "resentment toward a race or class of people..."

VDare.com    
Federal court in New York City rules on Mexican custody case   
Open border boosters constantly use family unity as a pretext for not deporting illegal aliens. It's a bogus argument. If Mexican families want to stay together, they ought to just stay in Mexico. Plus, some of the "family values" displayed by some Mexican illegal aliens just make things worse. -- There's an article by Barcelona-born Claudia Torrens, distributed by Associated Press en Español, which reports a case in which...

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