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ProSense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:01 PM
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Group urges Nevada Hispanics not to vote
Source: Las Vegas Review-Journal

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Latinos for Reform, a group with Republican links, is paying for a Spanish-language commercial to air in Nevada urging people not to vote.

"Don't vote this November. This is the only way to send them a clear message," a narrator says. "You can no longer take us for granted."

"Them" refers to President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats whose images are flashed during the 60-second spot, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California and Sen. Harry Reid of Nevada.

<...>

Latinos for Reform is headed by Robert Deposada, a political consultant and former director of Hispanic affairs for the Republican National Committee. The group posted an English-language version of the commercial on its website.



Read more: http://www.lvrj.com/blogs/politics/Group_urges_Nevada_H...
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Bozita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:08 PM
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1. I'm surprised they're not telling folks that Hispanics vote on the Wednesday after Election Day.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 11:56 PM
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22. Maybe the republicans realize...
that they are hispanic, not stupid. But then again, the republican party is stupid enough to do such a thing, so it is surprising.
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Gman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:09 PM
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2. A true Tio Tomas
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:16 AM
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27. LOL
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:13 PM
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3. I Occasionally See Similar Posts On DU Advocating That Liberals Send A Message...
...By staying home and being quiet.

Of course, I always tend to wonder whether those who advocate such actions are truly Democrats.
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pnwmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:16 PM
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4. Many of them aren't Democrats.
They're Greens, Naderites, and other progressives who would like to pull supporters from the Dems.

And of course, some of them probably are Rethug trolls.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:39 PM
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9. Greens etc. want you to vote ...for them!...definitely repugs not progressives IMO nt
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:52 PM
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11. I keep hearing these claims and have yet to see such a post.
Do the mods nuke them very quickly or what? Are they posted in GDP?
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 11:21 PM
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20. Here is an example of a post that damns Democrats with faith praise...
Edited on Mon Oct-18-10 11:25 PM by TomCADem
It seems to paint the Democrats in a pretty broad brush:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

While I may agree with respect to someone like Ben Nelson or Blanche Lincoln, are they really representative of most Democrats in Congress? Also, Joe Lieberman is not even a Democrat. Yet, they are often cited on DU as somehow being representative of most Democrats, and therefore all Democrats are quasi-Republicans.

So, I always have to wonder whether someone who really believes that most elected Democrats are quasi-Republicans is really a Democrat?

If you accept the premise that Democrats don't really represent Democratic ideals, couldn't you argue that Republicans have similar strayed from the ideals laid down by Lincoln?
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 11:48 PM
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21. I don't see that poster advocating not voting. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:27 AM
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29. That post says the OPPOSITE of what you claimed in Reply # 3. Talk about moving goal posts!
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breadandwine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 10:06 PM
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14. Time to HOLD DOWN the Democratic vote so the FASCIST ORDER can take over.


Otherwise you'll be arrested at the polls for VWD

VOTING WHILE DEMOCRAT.


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Iowa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 11:06 PM
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18. It depends on your definition of "truly Democrats"...
Many would argue that most of today's Democrats in Congress and the WH aren't really Democrats at all... that they are quasi-Republican corporatists who are masquerading as Democrats and sullying the reputation of the once-great Democratic brand-name... a brand that was built by the blood, sweat, and tears of laboring people of the past. They might argue that the "true Democrats" (to use your words) are the ones who actually adhere to the principles of the once-great Democratic party - who care enough not to allow themselves to be duped by interlopers. They might even see posts such as yours as displaying evidence of manipulative intent. Unfortunately, this is the type of psychological game-playing that splits a party.

That said, there's no excuse for not voting. There's absolutely nothing to be gained by it, IMO.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:21 AM
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28. I don't recall seeing any DU post like that. I tend to stick to LBN, though.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 06:13 AM
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32. I think teabaggers should stay home and not vote.
After all, they are the ones who have been saying both parties are the same and they're not really Republicans in disguise or anything. So if they really think it makes no difference they shouldn't bother going to the polls.
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Liberal_Stalwart71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:25 PM
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5. Fucking disgusting!!! n/t
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Journeyman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:26 PM
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6. Fortunately, many of the Latinos in Nevada are Asian, so they'll vote. . .
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TomCADem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:29 PM
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8. Yup, The Sharron Angle Approach To Racism and Multiculturalism...
Edited on Mon Oct-18-10 09:30 PM by TomCADem
...If you are a Latino in Arizona, and the police give you a hard time, just claim that you are actually Asian.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-10 03:36 AM
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25. Well to tell the family secret
my grandmother was dutch.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:34 AM
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30. The Dutch get stereotyped, too. Not usually as undocumented immigrants in the U.S., though.
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rollin74 Donating Member (489 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:27 PM
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7. what about latinos who look asian
what are they supposed to do??
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:57 PM
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12. They're supposed to vote twice, silly
They vote Democratic in honor of their Latin roots, then turn around and vote Democratic again in honor of their appearance.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-20-10 02:38 AM
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31. What about Asians who look Latino?
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bemildred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 09:44 PM
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10. Hey the tea party people should boycott the election too, that would send a message. nt
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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 10:02 PM
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13. Yikes, today in poli sci class I was learning about federal regulation of voting rights.
This kind of advertising should NOT be protected under the First Amendment. I put this under violations of Voting Rights Acts and maybe analogous to falsely yelling "FIRE!" I wonder if the RNC sought out unemployed Cuban-Americans in Miami for this supposed "Latinos for Reform" group.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 10:09 PM
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15. "You can no longer take us for granted."
Uh.... actually, if you're not gonna participate, they can forget you completely.
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Grassy Knoll Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 10:10 PM
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16. That's weird...........
Telling republicans not to vote makes no sense but ok,
Harry Reid says thanks.
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Roselma Donating Member (297 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 10:22 PM
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17. Can we get away with posting anything at all from that
publication. After all, Righthaven is suing DU. This is why I have concerns about this and the publication you've cited:

http://scholarlykitchen.sspnet.org/2010/09/30/fighting-... /

By the way, I got a call with a recording suggesting that I not vote in 2008 to show the bums that they can't take my vote for granted.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-18-10 11:12 PM
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19. Repugs begging for "non-votes" .... !!
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-10 12:08 AM
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23. I don't think that will work. I marched with too many to know better here.
:D
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Shining Jack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-10 01:15 AM
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24. Isn't it illegal or something?
:(
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-19-10 03:06 PM
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26. Got a link to another source?
I don't want to click on that and have DU show up in their site logs as the referrer. They're suing DU over the use of articles from their site, after all.
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