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Did you folks read the latest POLITICO headlines regarding our Senator John McCain?
McCain fires back at Obama on immigration

McCain is at it again with his toeing the Party line tactics, but facts are stubborn things.

McCain is trying to solely blame Obama when he knew damn well“Mr. George W. Bush placed telephone calls to lawmakers throughout the morning of the immigration vote,  but members of his own Republican party abandoned him in droves, with only 12 of the 49 Senate Republicans sticking by him on the key procedural vote that determined the bill’s fate. ”

That said, this is simply McCain’s attempt at politicizing the issue to garner more Latino votes on behalf of Romney — but it ain’t gonna happen unless the GOP does away with their anti-immigrant platform they adopted recently.

Fast Forward … McCain lost his Latino street credibility when he voted against the DREAM Act of December 2010. Romney promised to VETO the DREAM Act. They are all the same and the bottom line is to look back at history on why American Presidents were reluctant to address immigration within their first term.

Who should Latinos gamble their voting chips into?

They should invest their vote into an incoming 2nd term President. Ronald Reagan didn’t address immigration until his second term, George W. Bush didn’t address immigration until his 2nd term either. In fact, W didn’t think there was a problem with immigration at all when he was running as POTUS the first time.

The only President in American history who addressed immigration within his first term was Pres. Benjamin Harrison when he supported Ellis Island, and he did not get re-elected into a second term and this occurred well over a century ago.  Now President Obama gets to go down in American history as a President who gave relief to DREAM Act students within his first term despite the fact that it was unpopular to be immigrant friendly during a fevered pitch anti-immigrant era.

My Independent and Latina vote is in Obama this year. Not necessarily because he is a Democrat, but because the GOP has adopted an anti-immigrant policy that emulates Arizona’s harsh SB 1070 views. The Republican Party has been thoroughly hijacked by the Dixiecrats and protectionists, while most Democrats are now toeing the Party line in support of the DREAM Act and immigration.  Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party have witnessed a surge in independent voters, and now the Dems have to work harder at retaining the vote of the fastest growing demographic in the country when Obama gets re-elected.

Republicans like Senator John McCain continue to insult the intelligence of Latinos as they try to rewrite history.  I suppose McCain forgot about this circulated mass mailer below when Romney and McCain were fighting it out during the Republican Presidential primaries of 2008. I watched Mitt Romney systematically move Senator John McCain far to the right on matters affecting immigration during the 2008 GOP Presidential Republican primaries.  If it had not been for Mitt Romney, Latinos may have felt more comfortable in voting for John McCain over President Obama.  I attribute the loss of the McCain Hispanic vote to multiple-choiceMitt Romney.

McCain has been in the Senate too long, and his forgetfulness is causing me to be a strong believer in term limits.   Besides, McCain is no longer an amigo when he decided to vote against the DREAM Act of 2010.


(ABOVE)  Mitt Romney’s anti-immigrant mass mailer when he was attacking John McCain in 2008.

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  •  Tip Jar (3+ / 2-)
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    AnnetteK, jethrock

    Because Tequila is stronger than Tea. The Tequila Party is a Latina-led counter movement to the Tea Party extremists.

    by Dose of Tequila on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 11:43:03 AM PDT

  •  immigration act 1965 (0+ / 0-)

    by LBJ...maybe not his "first" term but in his first 2 years of office

    •  Obama got a group of Senators together in (1+ / 0-)
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      the White House after the 2009 inauguration and tried to get those Republicans that had supported Immigrationj Reform in the past.
      He couldn't get ANY of them to go along with ANY Comprehensive Immigration Reform.
      Their plan was to kill it and blame Obama.
      Then they had the vote on the Dream Act. Almost all Democrats voted for it and all the Republicans voted against it.
      And they want to blame Obama.
      They really think Latinos are stupid.
      But in spite of Univision being stupid on the issue, Latinos aren't stupid and will vote 75% for Obama.

  •  Welcome to another edition of (5+ / 0-)
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    Azazello, jethrock, SoCaliana, AnnetteK, kurt

    Know Your Diarist:

    DeeDee Garcia Blase is the founder of Somos Republicans, a group focused on recruiting more Latinos to the Republican Party. Since its launch in Arizona in September 2010, the group has grown to include chapters in 14 other states. Garcia Blase is on a leave of absence from the group, to put her efforts into the recently launched Tequila Party. Like Somos Republicans, the Tequila Party aims to increase Latino voter participation, but in a non-partisan way.
    Her campaign consultant, George Braun, is a member of the Republican National Lawyers Association. Carlos Sierra and DeeDee Blase are Republicans. She's running against me in a Democratic Party primary. This mailer was supposedly organized in an empty horse paddock in El Paso with cash that fell out of the sky.

    "That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the State ..."- Vermont Constitution Chapter 1, Article 16

    by kestrel9000 on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 11:57:02 AM PDT

  •  I think maybe you'd better lay off the Tequila, (5+ / 0-)
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    tytalus, jethrock, AnnetteK, kestrel9000, kurt

    it's starting to affect your judgement. Do you really expect Democrats in Southern Arizona to vote for a wacko like Gabriela Mercer ? What about your sick hatchet job on Paul Penzone ? I notice that your organization, Somos Republicans, is rolling out a new site called Somos Independents. Do you really think you're fooling anyone ? Maybe Somos Borrachos or Somos Babosos would be a better name for you guys.

    The GOP ... Government of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

    by Azazello on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:09:22 PM PDT

  •  This is the troll, (2+ / 0-)
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    Fake D, really Republican that Grivalda (Sp) diaried about.

    This troll should be banned,

    Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

    by AnnetteK on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:21:05 PM PDT

    •  Link to Grijalva (3+ / 0-)
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      also please not this poster only ever posts diaries, all comments are tip jars.

      Ron Reagan: "Sarah Palin's constituency are people who wear red rubber noses and bells on their shoes."

      by AnnetteK on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:24:14 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

    •  Dee Dee claims she's voting for Obama on DailyKos (1+ / 0-)
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      Yet over at another site she is promoting Gary Johnson:

      Large Gary Johnshon event coming to Phoenix, Arizona on September 26, 2012 at 11:00 am

      by Dee Dee Garcia Blase on Sep. 17, 2012

      For the Libertarian Republicans out there who adore Gary Johnson.  If you live in the Phoenix area, you don’t want to miss this.

      DATE:  Wednesday, 26 September 2012
      TIME:  11:00 until 13:00

      LIVE FREE: Hosted by ASU Students For Liberty

      Join over 1000 of your fellow students on the lawn for our Freedom Festival and Rally. Our special guest is Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson, two-term governor of New Mexico who is a consistent advocate for limited, efficient government and personal liberty.

      speakers include:

      Gov. Gary Johnson, Presidential Candidate
      Shane Krauser, American Academy of Constitutional Education
      Carlos Alfaro, Students for Liberty
      more TBA

      Music by our local favorite, Captain Squeegee

      The festival and rally will be held on Hayden Lawn at ASU.

      Gov. Johnson will be available immediately after the rally to sign tee-shirts and his book, 7 Principles of Good Government.

      Mr Krauser will also be signing his book, Your Nation to Save.

      Books, tee-shirts and other materials will be available at the rally.

      PROMOTE YOUR ISSUE OR CAUSE- If you are a student organization and would like to table at the event, contact Blaine at ASUSFL. Tabling is free.

      Promote the event to your friends, family, and coworkers….

      Our special guest? So apparently she helped organize the event as well.

      Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

      by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 04:14:00 PM PDT

      [ Parent ]

  •  Funny. Didn't you used to work out of McCain's (3+ / 0-)
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    campaign office Dee Dee?

    Photo of Sierra and Dee Dee Blase working together, in one case at a McCain office

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:21:15 PM PDT

  •  How Dee Dee Blase is helping Sheriff Joe Arpaio (3+ / 0-)
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    Via Latino Rebels

    Dee Dee García Blase Is Back… And This Time She Is Guaranteeing a Win for Sheriff Joe Arpaio

    With less that two months left to go before Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces what will be appear to be a tough Election Day challenge, García Blase has been aggressively campaigning for independent candidate Mike Stauffer and shamelessly smearing Democratic candidate Paul Penzone. The Phoenix New Times has published a series of articles by Stephen Lemons chronicling how García Blase is on a warpath in attacking Penzone. García Blase's Tequila Party Facebook page also recently posted the following four memes about Penzone:

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:57:22 PM PDT

  •  HR'd for being a Republican operative (3+ / 0-)
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    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 12:58:28 PM PDT

  •  Liberal radio show host confronts Dee Dee Blase (3+ / 0-)
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    on her dirty politics in interview.

    via The Lou Show:

    Highlight From Show #129 - DeeDee Blase

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 01:15:13 PM PDT

  •  Even Wikipedia is onto Dee Dee. Calling kos. (3+ / 0-)
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    via Wikipedia:

    Tequila Party

    The National Tequila Party (NTP) is a nonpartisan American political movement consisting of Latinos and their supporters. NTP's membership consists of independent, Democratic & Republican party members.[citation needed] It was formed in 2011 by DeeDee Garcia Blase, who was disappointed when she saw both political parties as failures, and their lack of policies on immigration.

    The National Tequila Party Movement is a nonpartisan, Latina-led organization promoting a 2012 nationwide get-out-the-vote for young Latinos. The Tequila Party Movement also promotes the passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform (CIR) and the DREAM Act at the national level. According to Blase, the organization arose to counter the Tea Party, and a growing anti-Latino, anti-immigrant sentiment within the Republican Party. However, many of its underlying precepts (anti-abortion, working for conservative Republican candidates) still places it on the conservative side of the spectrum.

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 01:30:08 PM PDT

  •  Great roundtable discussion of Dee Dee Blase (1+ / 0-)
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    Via Latino Rebels and The Lou Show.

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 02:07:52 PM PDT

  •  Blase Accused of Harassing Radio Guests (1+ / 0-)
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    Via Latino Rebels:

    Tequila Party Founder García Blase Accused of Harassing Radio Guests

    In the comment thread Dee Dee poses as someone named Al who was on a warpath defending Dee Dee.

    Really pretty pathetic.

    Romney/Rove 2012: If you liked Bush's Brain... you'll love Romney's.

    by jethrock on Sat Sep 22, 2012 at 02:17:06 PM PDT

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