The Democrat party is now deep into full-pandering mode: they can’t be bothered to hold a real debate on Fox News but they’re willing to have someone do the translating for them on Univision tonight for their round-robin press conference, which they continue to call a “debate”.
By doing so, they continue to foment the delusional Hispanic mirage, which perpetuates the exploitation of poor Spanish speakers by denying them the means to participate in all of our country’s opportunities – of which learning English is only the first step.
Make no mistake: not learning English is the surest way to keep the underprivileged dependent on big government and the welfare state.
“A lot of people are free today because they believe in the American dream,” he said.
And that dream means debates like Sunday’s, where the nation’s Hispanic voters can not only watch eight White House hopefuls respond to issues of special concern to their communities but also have their answers translated into Spanish.
“We’ll have a unique opportunity to hear a discussion in a format we’ve really never heard before,” said Janet Murguia, the president and chief executive officer of the National Council of La Raza, a Hispanic activist group.
The debate at the University of Miami will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on the Univision television network, Radio Cadena Univision and online at Univision.com. Univision, a Spanish-language network, claims it reaches 99 percent of all U.S. Hispanic television households.
The forum will be conducted in English – since only New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd speak fluent Spanish – and will be simultaneously translated into Spanish.
But the meaning is clear.
Think of all the Hispanics who fled their native countries for political reasons, said Jorge Mursuli, national executive director of Democracia U.S.A., a nonpartisan group that encourages political involvement.
“We tell people in this country it’s easy to become civically engaged,” he said, “and these debates are an incredible example of how to bring democracy right into the living rooms of Hispanic Americans.”
Spare me the pandering, please. If the La Raza people were really interested in effective political involment by Spanish-speakers, they would be sponsoring English as a Second Language classes.
The Miami Herald: Democrats to participate in first Spanish-language debate
Democratic presidential candidates were meeting Sunday night for the first debate broadcast entirely in Spanish, the clearest sign yet of the growing influence of Hispanic voters.
How influential do those voters really want to become that they can’t bother to learn the language used in Congressional bills, the tax code, and the Senate record?
Or are the Dems proposing to translate those, too?
At least the Republicans aren’t heading in that direction,
Univision invited the Republican candidates for a similar forum, but only Arizona Sen. John McCain has accepted.
Sen. McCain sponsored the disastrous Kennedy-Bush amnesty bill which mercifully didn’t pass.
Coming up next? America con Hillary.
Come to the US, retain your language, learn a new one, have more opportunities open up for you. Not a difficult concept; many have done the same before, and have done well for themselves. Stop playing the race/ethnicity/minority card, and get over yourselves.
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