Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Minute Rant: Anti-Latino GOP ... It's Not Just [t]Rump

Everyone is jumping on Donald [t]Rump’s behind these days for his racist and insensitive remarks that Mexicans — at least, most Mexicans because he thinks “some are good” — are here illegally and are thieves, rapist and drug dealers. Even members of his own party want him to keep quiet.

But at least we know that [t]Rump is a bigot because he says so right to our faces; the other members of the GOP Clown Car shroud their racism in silence.

See, the National Council of La Raza's Annual Conference and Latino Family Expo started last weekend and there was not one Republican candidate at the event.

Now, maybe the GOP hopefuls couldn’t get to the conference, except, well, it was held in Kansas City, Missouri, about three hours from Iowa where most if the Republican wannabes were campaigning all weekend and couldn’t be bothered to speak at a Latino event.

A spokesman for La Raza said that 17 of the announced or soon-to-announce GOP presidential candidates had been invited, and that every single one of them declined.
As for the Democrats? Both Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley accepted, and Bernie Sanders rearranged his schedule to attend.

And this is nothing new for the GOP; in fact, this is the second time in two months that the Republican field has snubbed an influential Latino group.

In June, long-shot GOP contender Ben Carson was the only Republican to speak at a conference of the National Association of Elected and Appointed Latino Officials, while the same three Democrats — Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley — all showed up.

I guess maybe the GOP candidates had prior engagements both times, because otherwise, how do we explain that the entire Republican field has no interest in speaking to Latino groups at all, anywhere, ever.

At least [t]Rump]s bigotry is out in the open.


the dogs' mother said...

Rather glaring that!

anne marie in philly said...

latinos should KNOW by now that redumblicans are racists and don't care about anyone but the 1% WASPs.