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Team O: Let the Hispandering begin! (Breitbart is still right)

posted at 2:08 pm on April 16, 2012 by

As expected, the Obama campaign has announced its Hispanic outreach efforts.  For Team Obama, this requires, by necessity, a huge bet on the credulity and ignorance of Hispanic voters all across the fruited plain.

Per the Daily Caller:

The Obama campaign’s “Latinos for Obama” theme will begin April 18, with a synchronized set of house parties featuring a conference call with comedian George Lopez . (George Lopez? What time’s he on, again?)

The rollout will come just after Obama used his attendance at the Summit of the Americas in Colombia to showcase his support among prominent Latinos, such as Columbian singer Shakira, and to tout his repeated promise to win passage of conditional amnesty for illegal immigrants.

“This is something I care deeply about … It’s personal to me,” he told the Spanish-language TV network Univision.

A few takeaways here:  Obama can’t do any Hispanic outreach without some sort of celebrity escort (exhibit A: Marc Anthony in Puerto Rico).  His utter lack of accomplishment (particularly with regard to immigration) has reduced his standing in the Hispanic community to the extent that celebrity endorsements are all he’s got left.  Bread and circuses, in lieu of actual policy achievements. 

With regards to that Univision interview, I’m not going to go too deeply into the immigration component (which Tina covered here), other than to note the total media tongue bath that Obama got from Enrique Acevedo (who just came over from Telemundo, so maybe he was on his best MSNBC behavior?).  In lieu of performing actual journalism (which still seems to be a viable trade in St. Louis), Acevedo chose to teleprompt a campaign speech. 

After listening to Obama’s unabated response and renewed pitch on immigration, it should be painfully clear, to anyone who can rub two brain cells together, that immigration reform and the Buffett Rule are very much alike.  Such promises and proposals are never to be taken seriously, as they are solely intended for electoral pandering and base mobilization purposes  (Exhibit A: blowing off immigration reform with 60 D’s in the Senate, plus the six or seven squishes that would’ve gone along…on ObamaCare). 

I’ve included a link to the full interview here (should you be able to stomach it), in order to provide the factual basis for my next point.  Notice how Acevedo floats effortlessly from the tax return issue, to immigration, to profiling, and to Trayvon Martin, and wraps everything around one comprehensive narrative arc.  

Andrew Breitbart was, and is still right.  The Univision interview is extremely instructional in highlighting the media’s complicity, as racial strife and class warfare are once again concealed under the cover of Hope and Change.

No Se Pudo.

A Spanish-language version of this post is available at El Tercer Riel (The Third Rail).

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I’ll be for immigration amnesty when the IRS gives me tax amnesty.

aniptofar on April 16, 2012 at 2:24 PM

What Obama going to do stand up there & say: “uh if I’d had a cousin, who was, uh, Hispanic, he’s look like George Zimmerman”

batterup on April 16, 2012 at 2:40 PM

If Barry had a son he would look like the Frito Bandito.

NoDonkey on April 16, 2012 at 2:45 PM

He started off on a good foot with his outreach to Hispanics:

(1) Bash the Catholic Church
(2) Attack stay at home moms (Hispanics are SAHMs at twice the rate of Caucasians in America)

For being such a genius, he sure can be stupid.

in_awe on April 16, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Let’s try a campaign push called “Whites for Romney” and see how well that goes over. I’m so sick of this identity politics.

Shump on April 16, 2012 at 7:12 PM

When has there ever not been “Identity Politics”? The Athenian vs the Persian, the Japanese vs the Korean, the Tutsi vs the Hutu. Because of Whites obsession with Egalitarianism, doomed to fail over simple biology, Whites have seen themselves disparaged and marginalized as “racist” while other races happily form racial groups, professional associations, political groups and work for their interests.

Whites have let themselves be convinced that it is racist merely to object to dispossession,
much less to work for their own interests.
Never before has a people been fooled into thinking that there was virtue or nobility in surrendering its heritage,
and giving away to others its place in history,
only whites have been tricked into thinking that love for their own people is somehow “hatred” of others.

Bulletchaser on April 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Whites Liberals have let themselves be convinced that it is racist merely to object to dispossession,
much less to work for their own interests.
Never before has a people been fooled into thinking that there was virtue or nobility in surrendering its heritage,
and giving away to others its place in history,
only whites Liberals have been tricked into thinking that love for their own people is somehow “hatred” of others.

Bulletchaser on April 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

FIFY

OccamsRazor on April 17, 2012 at 11:09 AM