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  •  what is it (5+ / 0-)

    What is it with you people,
    I'm find myself repeating the same thing over and over again, Rubio is Cuban... has no clue of what it took to become a citizen. Has no pull with latins, we don't really see each other as the same race. There are about 26 countries in Central, South and Caribbian America, and yet you all see not to understand we dont hold each others hands.
    Rubio is a Republican and we latins know the difference. If hes running hes running for whites to feel good not latins.

    I think Jesus meant christian as a verb not a noun

    by rageagnstmach on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 06:52:17 AM PST

    •  Rubio is an idiot (4+ / 0-)
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      if he thinks this will give him some advantage with Latinos.  If anything it will solidify them as a Democratic block.  Many Latino households will have Obama's portrait hanging up in their living room.  None will give a shit about Rubio.  

      Cubans and White people on the other hand WILL give a shit.  Cubanos will consider him a traitor and whites will turn on him as just another brown person looking out for brown people at the expense of white people's liburty and stuff.

      This is your world These are your people You can live for yourself today Or help build tomorrow for everyone -8.75, -8.00

      by DisNoir36 on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:12:07 AM PST

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    •  Obama took nearly half the Cuban vote (3+ / 0-)
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      and exceeded 50% in districts outside of S. Florida.  The GOP can't even count on the Cuban community anymore.

      You are exactly right that Latinos in general won't flock to that pendejo Rubio just because he's got a Spanish last name.  Beyond all that, Latinos - as human beings - make up their decisions on many issues other than or in addition to ethnicity.  I didn't see African Americans flocking to support Herman Cain.  I doubt Clarence Thomas would get elected in the South Side of Chicago.  

      Rubio is using his ethnicity not to appeal to Latino voters, but to dupe Republicans into seeing him as their Great Latino Hope.  He's milking his ethnicity, but the intended target of all this posturing is probably the GOP power-brokers and donors, not the vision of a great conservative coalition with massive numbers of Latino voters.  That's marketing, not reality.

      “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

      by ivorybill on Mon Jan 28, 2013 at 07:26:41 AM PST

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    •  This morning on my facebook, a Latina colleague of (0+ / 0-)

      mine posted "Rubio is putting his pen were his mouth is.  About time! Starting to watch him as he might be worth watching."

      I haven't responded yet but I will, once I decide the best way to approach it.  She seems to like him a little and I know she is a Democrat.  I need to show her the light, but not sure how to do it without upsetting her.

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