HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » boehner: lost the Latino ...
Introducing Discussionist: A new forum by the creators of DU

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:15 AM

boehner: lost the Latino vote, election, wants to work with Obama on immigration bill

DENVER (AP) Omayra Vasquez blinks and does a double take when asked why she voted to re-elect President Barack Obama. The reason for her was as natural as breathing.

"I feel closer to him," said Vasquez, a 43-year-old Federal Express worker from Denver. "He cares about the Spanish people."

Millions of Hispanic voters seconded that emotion Tuesday with resounding 71 percent support for Obama, tightening Democrats' grip on the White House and putting Republicans on notice that they must seriously court the nation's largest minority group if they want to win the presidency again.

...

Recognizing the political impact, House Speaker John Boehner said Thursday that he wants the next Congress to tackle an immigration bill.

"This issue has been around far too long," Boehner said in an interview with ABC News' "World News." ''A comprehensive approach is long overdue, and I'm confident that the president, myself, others can find the common ground to take care of this issue once and for all."

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/obamas-big-hispanic-win-worries-gop

4 replies, 531 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply boehner: lost the Latino vote, election, wants to work with Obama on immigration bill (Original post)
The Straight Story Nov 2012 OP
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #1
tblue Nov 2012 #2
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #4
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #3

Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:30 AM

1. boner sure likes to pander when he loses

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:39 AM

2. Mesnwhile the Tea Party faithful are sharpening their pitchforks.

So he's gonna throw them a bone now. Tell me, has he stood up to the TP on anything? How about Limbeck?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to tblue (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:46 AM

4. Boner stood up to them as much as Romney did, which is not at all. nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to The Straight Story (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 02:44 AM

3. The loonies on his side are going to handcuff him. None of the pandering cowards

on his side will take on their base in an attempt to do what is right by the country. Boner is going to end up alone. Democrats are willing to act like adults and do the heavy lifting to get legislation passed, but without ANY mature, serious republican support in the House no bill will make it's way to the Senate and ultimately to Obama's desk. The President is going to have to use executive action to make up for republicans being a bunch of fools and fucking blind cowards.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread