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  •  In Latin America Socialist Christians win (0+ / 0-)

    To the point about the PEW Research Center's findings on the political philosophy of many Hispanics:
    I think Bush went after immigration reform because he thought that Hispanics, being overwhelmingly Catholic, were natural conservatives once you removed social issues from the equation.
    If that's true, what he didn't get was the way Latin American politics seems to work. I travel in Nicaragua once a year. In one election year, I saw election billboards everywhere. The winning guy branded himself as ¡Cristiano! ¡Socialista! on every single billboard. Christian socialist. Apparently that's the flag in which you must wrap yourself if you wish to hold office in Central America. Socialism is openly embraced in much of the latin world, and in fact the revolutionary armies of the 80's tended to be socialist groups such as the FSLN.
    The worst thing Obama's detractors cant seem to think of to call him is a socialist. His Christianity is well-known (unless your a bat shit conspiracy whack-job).
    To someone from Latin America, branding Obama as Christian Socialist coud easily QUALIFY him.

    "Take the victory and keep on marching"

    by SeattleProgressive on Sat Nov 10, 2012 at 11:21:54 AM PST

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