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Full story at HispanicBusiness.com

Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being "anti-immigrant."

"This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It's inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn't belong in this campaign," Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad. The Gingrich campaign later pulled the ad

"The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant," Rubio said. "Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community."

Senator Rubio gets it, the ads Romney and Newt are throwing at each other are going to hurt the eventual nominee. And Gingrich actually pulled the ad. The Republicans have noticed they're making Obama's job easier. Maybe they've been watching the rise in popcorn sales. Whatever it is, they're actually worried about November. Damn, my popcorn tastes a little extra special this morning.

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  •  Tip Jar (11+ / 0-)

    "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

    From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

    by ontheleftcoast on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:15:59 AM PST

  •  I'll give Rubio credit when he applies these (7+ / 0-)

    words to his party's candidates in re: some of their comments about blacks, gays, The President, etc. :

    "This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It's inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn't belong in this campaign," Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad.

    We view "The Handmaid's Tale" as cautionary. The GOP views it as an instruction book.

    by Vita Brevis on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:23:10 AM PST

  •  if we wanted to finish off Newt's campaign... (8+ / 0-)

    .... for once and for all, we would wait until he gets the nomination (after the convention), and then:

    Give him an honorary membership in both dKos and Occupy, for having done such an excellent job roasting Mitt for his nasty financial behaviors.  

    Also give him an honorary membership in the DFH Club (DFH = Dirty Fuckin' Hippies) for being such a strong advocate of "free love," which was one of the themes of the 1960s.  

    Methinks that would cause no end of amusement.  

    Yes, and any Republican spies who are reading this, you'd better stock up on Kaopectate because you are going to have a lot of poopy-pants moments this year if you don't.  You haven't even begun to see the level of progressive Gray Ops that are going to occur.  BTW, especially beware of R/C helicopters, as they can easily be rigged to carry messages on their sides.  And beware of squirrels.  Always get paranoid whenever you see a squirrel, because they are plotting things of which you know not.  

    "Minus two votes for the Democrat" equals "plus one vote for the Republican." Arithmetic doesn't care about your feelings.

    by G2geek on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:35:45 AM PST

  •  Gingrich can't run or hide from YouTube (7+ / 0-)

    as in... "Spanish is the language of the ghetto"

    The only path forward for this nation is the UTTER DESTRUCTION of this Republican Party.
    November 6, 2012 | OCCUPY THE VOTING BOOTH

    by NamelessGenXer on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:37:26 AM PST

    •  Apparently Romney has 70-80% of the Hispanic (3+ / 0-)
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      luckylizard, cassandracarolina, Loge

      Republican vote in the Miami area. He's way, way more popular with Latino Republicans (I have trouble typing that without laughing and crying simultaneously) Gingrich has a habit of attacking his opponent's head on, so it was pretty clear he'd go after Romney in this area. What surprised me is he backed down when asked.

      "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

      From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

      by ontheleftcoast on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 08:42:38 AM PST

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      •  Perhaps he fears (2+ / 0-)
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        ontheleftcoast, Loge

        having Rubio go after him.  He can be inflammatory enough to alienate people all on his own, but if the Hispanic senator went after him, it might be more fire(s) than he could put out before the primary...

        -7.62, -7.28 "Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly." -Langston Hughes

        by luckylizard on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:13:23 AM PST

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        •  I just don't see Gingrich as the "I'll back down" (2+ / 0-)
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          luckylizard, cassandracarolina

          sort though. To me that's the amazing thing. Could Rubio be on the short list for VP nods and he doesn't want to piss him off? Regardless, the in-fighting in the GOP is a spectator's sport I never have imagined would be so enjoyable. It's been a long time since '96 and the Republicans have gotten a lot crazier.

          "What profit a man, if he gain the world, but has to pay taxes on it?" Paul 8:36

          From the Gospel of St. Ron Paul in the Teachings and Misunderstandings of the Words of Adam Smith

          by ontheleftcoast on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:16:23 AM PST

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        •  reading between the lines, (0+ / 0-)

          that was as close to a Rubio endorsement as he's going to give. He could have just kept his mouth shut.

          I'm a yuppie because my grandparents were union. M.B., 1918-2012.

          by Loge on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 11:13:11 AM PST

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  •  Betting on Romney/Rubio 2012 (2+ / 0-)

    Hispanic vote. Florida vote.

  •  Humans are mobile organisms. (1+ / 0-)
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    ontheleftcoast

    Moving and migrating is what they naturally do.  It's a human right.  To deny it, is to deprive persons of their rights.  That the U.S. is attempting to restrict the behavior of people who aren't even here yet is un-Constitutional and wrong.  Which, of course, is why not effective law has been cobbled together.  It's impossible.  But, conservatives love the impossible.  Certain failure is something they can live with.  Success is terminal.

    People to Wall Street: "LET OUR MONEY GO"

    by hannah on Thu Jan 26, 2012 at 09:36:04 AM PST

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