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Obama's Spanish Language Ads

Delta Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 3:20 PM
Patriotic Hispanics would damned well learn that the language of the United States of America is American English. While many Americans are bi-lingual, there is entirely too much taxpayer money spent on translating our language into those of foreign-born citizens and non-citizens.
Fred_PA_2000 Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 6:25 PM
Delta;
I think most Hispanics would agree with you. Several years ago there was a proposition on the California ballot to mandate bilingual education in California schools. It was defeated after running into a buzz saw of _Hispanic_ opposition. As one first generation Hispanic woman said, "I don't want my children condemned to a lifetime of scrubbing toilets, because they couldn't speak English well enough to get a decent job."
I do wish we Republicans would recognize that church and family are strongly held values among most Hispanics, most working class whites, and most black families. They align much more naturally with our party -- especially if we position ourselves as the party of freedom and opportunity -- than with Democrats.

In an off the record conversation with the Des Moines Register that made it on to the record, Barack Obama stated that, “Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community.”

Obama, did not mention, however, what he and the Democrats will offer to the Hispanic community. To see what he thinks will animate this demographic, it is worth looking at his Spanish language ads. In September he released an ad...