Category Archive: Latinos

Latinos are leaving their Republican identity behind

May 16, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. It’s no secret that the Republican Party has a serious problem with immigration.  But in this instance I’m talking about their problem with Latinos migrating out of their own party.  Republicanos are trading in the elephant for the donkey, Continue Reading →

Latinos are the Holy Grail of the religious right

February 7, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. What do Evangelicals, Catholics, and Mormons all have in common?  And no, this is not the beginning of a joke. The growth of all three faiths is being fueled by the Latino population.   Latinos are not just the fastest Continue Reading →

Latinos in Obama’s cabinet is not about numbers

January 25, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. The proximate departure of Secretaries Solis and Salazar will represent a 0.0 level of Latino representation in President Obama’s top Cabinet posts. For Latinos to not be at the table when it comes to the highest levels of leadership Continue Reading →

MSNBC’s Inauguration Coverage – The President’s reference to Latinos

January 21, 2013

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Los Angeles Mayor “Suave”

January 10, 2013

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Rule number one in politics:  don’t make the headlines of TMZ. Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has broken this cardinal rule three times in the last week.  TMZ, the celebrity gossip site has actually bestowed the title of Mayor Suave upon Villaraigosa. Don’t Continue Reading →

How Obama got 75% of the Latino Vote

November 13, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. With 75 percent of the Latino vote, President Barack Obama received an unprecedented level of support from this community.  But now that the buzz and the adrenaline of election night have subsided, the question is why.  Why did Latinos not only Continue Reading →

Obama’s Re-Election Sets Record for Support from Latino Voters

November 8, 2012

This post originally appeared on The Nation. In his 1996 re-election President Bill Clinton attained 72 percent of the Latino vote, the highest level of Latino support of any presidential candidate—before this year. In 2012, President Obama set a new record, winning his second term Continue Reading →

Latino campaign ads: Bullseye and ricochet

October 23, 2012

This Op-Ed originally appeared in POLITICO. Gone are the days of Gerald Ford biting into a tamale, husk and all, or of George H.W. Bush referring to his Latino grandchildren as, “the little brown ones.” Campaigns today are more adept at targeting Latinos. And these Continue Reading →

Why Hispanic Heritage Month Really Matters

September 14, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. On this eve of Hispanic Heritage Month, I can’t help but feel frustrated. According to a pollreleased this week by the National Hispanic Media Coalition and Latino Decisions seven out of every ten non-Latinos believe that Latinos are gang members Continue Reading →

Can Republicans Connect with Latinos on Abortion?

August 24, 2012

This post originally appeared on NBCLatino. Abortion is back in the political spotlight.  Senate candidate Todd Akin made sure of that in his remarks regarding abortion, rape, and his beliefs on the science of procreation.  His comments came just days before the Republican National Committee Continue Reading →

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