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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:15 PM

GOP Rep Says He Opposes Immigration Reform Because Latinos Are Uneducated, Will Never Support Republ

GOP Rep Says He Opposes Immigration Reform Because Latinos Are Uneducated, Will Never Support Republicans

By Igor Volsky on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:23 am

Republican senators in the so-called Gang of 8 working to enact comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship argue that repairing the broken system would attract Latino voters to the GOP. As Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) explained during a Sunday appearance on ABC’s This Week, “We are losing dramatically the Hispanic vote, which we think should be ours for a variety of reasons, and we’ve got to understand that.” In November, President Obama “won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote while Mitt Romney won 27 percent.”

But some Republicans disagree. Responding to the bipartisan framework, Rep. Lou Barletta (R-PA) echoed the rhetoric surrounding immigrants and Democratic voters throughout the 2012 election and suggested that Hispanics would never vote for Republicans who don’t provide them with government hand outs:

“It’s amnesty that America can’t afford,” Barletta said Monday. “We have to stop people from coming in illegally. This will be a green light for anyone who wants to come to America illegally and then be granted citizenship one day.”

“I hope politics is not at the root of why we’re rushing to pass a bill. Anyone who believes that they’re going to win over the Latino vote is grossly mistaken,” Barletta said. “The majority that are here illegally are low-skilled or may not even have a high school diploma. The Republican Party is not going to compete over who can give more social programs out. They will become Democrats because of the social programs they’ll depend on.”


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more:
http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2013/01/29/1509411/gop-rep-says-he-opposes-immigrations-reform-because-latinos-are-uneducated-will-never-support-republicans/

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Reply GOP Rep Says He Opposes Immigration Reform Because Latinos Are Uneducated, Will Never Support Republ (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2013 OP
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #1
Lugnut Jan 2013 #2
Independentguy Jan 2013 #3
Angry Dragon Jan 2013 #4
dballance Jan 2013 #5
lotsofsnowplease Jan 2013 #6
sakabatou Jan 2013 #7
brooklynite Jan 2013 #8

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:19 PM

1. Some Latinos should challenge him to take some tests and see who wins

if he loses he should have to resign and leave the country

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:24 PM

2. Lou would lose.

He's my rep and he's not the sharpest pencil in the cup.

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:28 PM

3. You mean WHEN he loses.

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Response to Independentguy (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:39 PM

4. I was giving him the benefit that he would study some

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:45 PM

5. Doubtful He'd Study. Because ReTHUGS Know it All Already Don't 'cha Know /eom

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 03:55 PM

6. not swift

 

Speaking this way about people one knows nothing about reminds me of my boss. To many degrees, no life experience. Shutup dumbass!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:46 PM

7. Where's my clue-bat?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:23 PM

8. With 2 two-year exceptions, this District was Democratic for over 60 years...

...if Barletta thinks that Tea-Party patronizing is going to keep it for him, I think he's dreaming.

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