Tag Archives: hispanics

  Curse that hindsight

Obamacare Great For Poors And Minorities, No Wonder GOP Hates It

Definitely thought this through
By now, we can all recite at least eleventeen reasons why the Affordable Care Act is great for America. Better coverage, lower prices, savings all around. And while we still remain the laughingstock of the civilized world because we don’t have universal healthcare like all the other cool countries do, Obamacare is our first significant step in the right direction toward the day when we don’t just let people die because they can’t afford medical care, so shrug, oh well, FREEDOM. Read more on Obamacare Great For Poors And Minorities, No Wonder GOP Hates It…
  mittens

Mitt Romney Acknowledges He Did Not ‘Speak Openly And Effectively To Minority Populations,’ Fails To Note Wetness Of Water

Average guy Mitt Romney and his wife Egg went on the CBS This Morning teevee Showcase of Disgrace to talk about why he lost so badly in the last “America’s Next Top Figurehead” contest. Oddly, he said a thing that is arguably true: “The place that my campaign and I fell short was probably in being able to speak openly and effectively to minority populations. We didn’t get as many African-American voters as we should have, didn’t get as many Hispanic voters as we should have.” We’re not so sure about the “openly” part, because when he did speak “openly” it was kind of disastrous for him. But effectively, sure. Romney was certainly not as effective at lying to minorities as he was with the white men, who unaccountably seemed to believe that Mitt Romney was the guy who would help them become or remain rich and powerful. Then again, people believe gay marriage is caused by supernatural hell-beasts, so maybe it’s not that weird after all. Read more on Mitt Romney Acknowledges He Did Not ‘Speak Openly And Effectively To Minority Populations,’ Fails To Note Wetness Of Water…
  i will work harder!

National Review: Hispanics Triumph In American Dream Of Lifetime Working At Walmart

We were really excited when the GOP realized they no longer had any choice but to start flailing semi-earnestly in the direction of Hispanics, because we knew it would produce stuff like this, from the National Review: “What Wal-Mart Knows about Hispanics,” by Rachel Campos-Duffy, a mother of six (good job!) and the national spokesthing for a thing called The LIBRE Initiative. LIBRE is a 501(c)(4) non-profit dedicated to fooling Hispanics into voting for people who openly despise them, and as a 501(c)(4), LIBRE doesn’t have to disclose donor information. Well, obviously! We wouldn’t want anyone to know how awesome and generous we are, either. If you fondly remember when Peggy Noonan saw a Mexican, you’ll love this: Read more on National Review: Hispanics Triumph In American Dream Of Lifetime Working At Walmart…
  more reason for steve king to hide

White People Dying Out, Will Still Own Everything

Mark this day down as a day that will live forever in infamy: the day we started running out of white people. Via the Atlantic: According to a new Census Bureau report, 12,000 more white Americans died than were born between July 1, 2011 and July 1, 2012. As our James Hamblin notes, white deaths haven’t exceeded white births in at least a century. The Caucasian population only expanded thanks to 188,384 immigrants. So there’s still no net decline in white population. But now we gotta bring in ringers. This invites a series of important questions. For example, if white people are no longer a plurality, will America still be the greatest country on earth? (Answer: maybe.)  When there are barely any white people left, will 96% of our Senators still be white? (Answer: probably). Is this Obama’s fault? (Answer: definitely. His election just made white people give up on reproducing.  You could look it up.) Read more on White People Dying Out, Will Still Own Everything…
  look at the clouds

Bill O’Reilly: GOP Would Have Gotten Away With It Too If It Weren’t For These Hispanic Moochers Who Want Handouts

Would you like Bill O’Reilly’s advice on what the Republican party could have done differently to avoid losing the Presidency and their chances of a GOP Senate? Of course you would, and here it is! First off, says Bill O’Reilly, the campaign really just reined Mitt Romney in too much. He should have been allowed to be unscripted on a far more regular basis, and actually, your Wonkette agrees with this but for different reasons. Also Romney should have hammered Obama more on Benghazi, and made that issue center stage, which is what the American people care about. Forget jobs, let’s focus on Benghazi. Oh and of course, let’s talk about how Chris Christie betrayed the GOP and how liberals were “delirious with joy” over the storm. But what you’re REALLY wondering, Wonketteers, is what O’Reilly thinks the GOP should do about the “demographics problem.” (Well, the so-called liberal media calls it a demographics problem; your Wonkette characterizes it as a “racism problem.”) Read more on Bill O’Reilly: GOP Would Have Gotten Away With It Too If It Weren’t For These Hispanic Moochers Who Want Handouts…
  ladythings

GOP Puts Politics In Terms That Lady Voters Can Understand

This is the THING about lady voters you guys: they do not understand anything about politics or policy, it is too complex with them. If you want ladies to vote for your candidate, you must therefore explain things in terms they can understand, using metaphors about periods and boyfriends and shopping and whatnot. This is why the GOP has recently put out a fun new ad for lady voters wherein voting for Romney is compared to breaking up with a boyfriend because he cheats on them with Sarah Jessica Parker and plays too much golf. Read more on GOP Puts Politics In Terms That Lady Voters Can Understand…
  war on piñatas

Houston Piñata Ban: Why Does Houston Ban Piñatas?

Everyone loves a good piñata. You get a baseball bat and go smash, ha ha ha! And then everyone goes home with stuffed pockets of candy and razor blades. The kids love this nonsense. But lo, what has Precinct 4 of Houston done now? A “park policy adopted in Precinct 4, which stretches over a wide swath of the northwestern county, specifically forbids piñatas.” Is this strictly an “anti-littering” issue, or an anti-Mexicans issue? Because we see no scenario in which some jerks might smash piñatas and leave their mess everywhere. Read more on Houston Piñata Ban: Why Does Houston Ban Piñatas?…
  republicans in the news

Southern GOP Chairman Resigns Over Racist E-Mail, The Sky Is Blue

Virginia Beach Republican Party Chairman David Bartholomew has resigned after sending out a hilarious racist e-mail about taking a dog to get welfare benefits. We probably should have warned you before posting that sentence, as some of you probably fainted from the sheer surprise at reading such a thing. A Republican official sent out a racist e-mail and Christine O’Donnell said something stupid today? How do we make sense of these strange occurrences? So what’s the deal with this dog? Was he eating watermelons with Obama in the White House garden? You know, that old cliche? No, this e-mail just compared blacks and Hispanics to the dog. Humor! Read more on Southern GOP Chairman Resigns Over Racist E-Mail, The Sky Is Blue…
  race is a harry reid construct

Sharron Angle Thinks Hispanic Students Have Those Asian Eyes

Why would anyone put Sharron Angle before a group of Hispanic high-school students? Just so she would say something offensive? Yeah, probably. “So that’s what we want is a secure and sovereign nation and, you know, I don’t know that all of you are Latino. Some of you look a little more Asian to me. I don’t know that,” Sharron Angle said, like a smart person. She also said she was “not sure” whether the scary Mexican-looking men in her illegal-immigration ad were Hispanic. This is all okay, because Sharron Angle cannot see color, because she is basically a minority herself: “I’ve been called the first Asian legislator in our Nevada State Assembly.” Read more on Sharron Angle Thinks Hispanic Students Have Those Asian Eyes…
  cartoon violence

The Foreigns: They Can’t Draw

By the Comics CurmudgeonGreetings, Wonketteers! Your Comics Curmudgeon is back at work, reading the political cartoons so you don’t have to. Except … after a grueling two weeks spent vacationing among the Foreigns, it can be hard to readjust to life in the bitter clingy land of my birth. Most doctors will tell you that making the transition back to Americanness too quickly can be bad for your health! Thus, to avoid possible brain fevers and nasty rashes, this week’s Cartoon Violence will focus on cartoons from the Foreigns, to find out what they think of our beloved presidential candidates! See our future leaders through a crazy fun-house mirror, after the jump. Read more on The Foreigns: They Can’t Draw…
 

Vodka Ad Reveals Illegal Immigrants’ Master Plan

Here is the Absolut vodka ad that is Controversial for appealing to Mexicans, who want to take back the western United States (officially) in their perfect world. Well boo hoo. Look at the upside: Absolut also wants to squash Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez while simultaneously bottle-fucking Puerto Rico. [LA Times] Read more on Vodka Ad Reveals Illegal Immigrants’ Master Plan…
 

Bill Richardson Should Have Grown Dali Mustache Instead

Is Bill Richardson’s beard catering to Ethnocentric Special Interests, and if so, why did he not just grow a sombrero instead? And what about that tan? Is that more Hispanic pandering, or is it because he just went on vacation? Remember Al Gore’s beard? Man, that was great. George Lucas also has a neck beard. This is a summary of the very sober conversation these professional members of the Fourth Estate had on Fox News yesterday. [Media Matters] Read more on Bill Richardson Should Have Grown Dali Mustache Instead…
 

Hispanic Family Still Likes Hillary

This is too adorable. Look how those darling Hispanics in Texas like Hillary now that they can’t vote for Bill Richardson! After seeing this, we’ll grant Hillary die-hards some amnesty for the twin abominations of “Hillary 4 U & Me” and “Hillary Clinton: Making Our Dreams Come True.” It’s got a beat. You can dance to it. [YouTube] Read more on Hispanic Family Still Likes Hillary…
 

Rudy Pretends To Like Jesus in Florida

While other Republicans are busy running for president in Michigan and South Carolina, Rudy Giuliani is sticking with that Florida strategy of his (it also happens to be warmer there than in Michigan). Yesterday, he went to church for the first time all campaign season, that fucking heathen. It was an Hispanic sanctuary, much like New York City during the Giuliani years. Read more on Rudy Pretends To Like Jesus in Florida…
 

NHFA’s Noche de Gala

newVideoPlayer("latinwonk.flv", 475, 376);We continue to celebrate our last day by presenting scenes from yet another party that we neglected to attend. This one was the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts’ Eleventh Annual Noche de Gala Dinner, held last week at the Mayflower’s Grand Ballroom. Honored guests included, Jimmy Smits, Kenny Ortega, Ed Markey, and FCC commisioner Robert McDowell. And our own Liz Glover and Liz Gorman, who documented the whole affair for your enjoyment. Gorman’s gallery may be found here! And some of Glover’s reflections are after the jump. Noche de Gala Gallery Read more on NHFA’s Noche de Gala…
 

Bill Richardson: Did You Know That He is Mexican?

Bill Richardson wants you to know that even though he has the whitest name in the Democratic party he’s actually a Hispanic person who speaks Spanish and is from Mexico. Well, he doesn’t necessarily want you to know that, but he would really like it if Hispanic people, especially ones who live in California, heard about it. If you’re not a Hispanic person he might like to talk instead about how he used to be at the UN and once pissed off Saddam Hussein. Read more on Bill Richardson: Did You Know That He is Mexican?…