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  •  Don't assume that Latino Catholics (6+ / 0-)
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    share the social views of the American bishops. Polling suggests otherwise. The GOP can't expect to pass immigration reform and everything be hunky dory with Latinos. Latinos favor pro-choice laws at MORE than the national average. Same is true of marriage equality. Further, even the ones, such as many Latino evangelicals, who oppose both, put them lower on their list of political priorities than economic justice.

    "I was not born for myself alone, but for my neighbor as well as myself."--Richard Overton, leader of the Levellers, a17th C. movement for democracy and equality during the English Civil War. http://www.kynect.ky.gov/ for healthcare coverage in Kentucky

    by SouthernLeveller on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:38:01 PM PST

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    •  Good news! Many thanks. nt (1+ / 0-)
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      "Let each unique song be sung and the spell of differentiation be broken" - Winter Rabbit

      by cotterperson on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 12:48:58 PM PST

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    •  And another thing (1+ / 0-)
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      SouthernLeveller

      While many Latinos are Catholic and would APPEAR to be receptive to the GOP's anti-choice/anti-gay stands, from what I've gathered, they also know which party has been calling them "illegals"...and worse. And it's not OUR party. Not all religious people are willing to vote against their best interests because of what their pastors tell them, unlike many poor & working class southern whites.

      A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

      by METAL TREK on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 09:10:38 PM PST

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