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Obama to Celebrate Latinos. I Wonder Why?

Uhhhh boy. Does this get billed to the campaign?

President Obama will speak next Wednesday at a full-day White House and Interior Department event designed to allow Obama to tell Latinos how much he loves them and needs their votes.

Notice that this event is not designed to talk about problems facing Hispanics or current issues involving them. It’s totally and completely designed to applaud them.

I thought federal property is not to be used for campaigning?

Here’s the announcement, just released by the White House.

On Wednesday, October 12, the President will deliver remarks at an American Latino Heritage Forum being hosted by the White House and the U.S. Department of the Interior to celebrate the past and ongoing contributions of American Latinos who have helped shape America’s rich and diverse history.

The forum, which will help celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, will be held at the Department of the Interior and is expected to attract a broad spectrum of business leaders, cultural leaders, and scholars from the Latino community to discuss how the legacy of American Latinos should be recognized, preserved and interpreted for future generations.

The forum will feature three panels that will discuss: “Recognizing the Contributions of the American Latino in the American Economy,” “Honoring the Contributions of American Latinos from the Revolutionary War to Iraq and Afghanistan,” and “Celebrating the Contributions of American Latino Heritage in Arts and Culture.”

33 Responses to Obama to Celebrate Latinos. I Wonder Why?

  1. Who are you going to call if Barry does “campaign” to this group on federal property?

    The Justice Department?

    I’m sure that media coverage will be limited to the comrades that will tow the party line.

    If Keith would dress as a waiter and sneak his cell phone in, he might be able to capture the smoking gun evidence. Even Breitbart would be impressed!

  2. Well, technically this is Hispanic Heritage Month, so he’s covered there. However, I do expect we’ll hear something about “pass this bill” or a “I know I’m not supposed to be campaigning, but let me say this about the Republican candidates” like we’ve heard before.

  3. This isn’t a political love-fest. It’s all about the tamales.
    Geez, have you forgotten that MrO claimed that Mexican tamales were MrsO’s favorite food .

  4. I saw the word ‘celebrating’ that means party!!!! New bracelets, new sleeveless dress by a new cutting edge Latino Designer! WaguBeef tacos
    and let the champagne will flow! Remember $1 a day feeds 5 people and
    that does not make a difference in race or vote.

  5. Wasn’t so long ago he was telling another Hispanic group — “You do not want to be between Michelle and a tamale”. How many celebrations do all the special interest ethnic groups get per year?

    • Spain declared war on Great Britain in support of the American Revolution on 21 June 1779. The sent troops from Spanish holdings in North America, primarily along the Gulf Coast, to interfere with British trade, but also took some British-held cities like Baton Rouge, Natchez, Mobile, and Pensacola. They had the effect of cutting off the southern supply routes to the British farther north. The reason the Spanish contribution is not more well known is because they kept the territories they took from the British and only vary rarely acted in concert with the Continental Troops.

  6. I suggest they add a few Power Point presentations — “Honoring the Contributions of the Zeta and Sinaloa Cartels in Punishing The Pesky Arizonans”. Maybe Holder can do a special presentation on “Killing Two Birds with One Stone — Lessons Learned from Fast and Furious.”

  7. Will El Presidente repeat Biden’s words to the Hispanic Caucus last week? ‘YOU WERE HERE FIRST”?!? Biden obviously doesn’t know the difference between a Mexican and a Spaniard….and I’m quite sure the Hispandering Obama doesn’t either!

    I believe Biden is meeting with the Jews today, lol! Will Rabbi Barry hold a Seder this Fri. night?

  8. I am extremely confused about something, and hoping the wise readers of WHD can enlighten/educate me. Perhaps it is due to my roots and up bringing in Los Angeles and Chicago that makes it so that I cannot understand some of this ethnic/racial politics that is going on in America.

    Having grown up and worked side by side with both blacks and Hispanics I learned that both groups traditionally place a high value on family, church, the traditional roles of men and women in relationships and marriage, the unborn, a strong work ethic, strong neighborhoods, a strong belief in God, and for MANY a strong belief in this country (with many having served bravely in our armed forces).

    Yet, they continue to follow in lock-step a political group, call them Progressives, Regressives, Democrats what have you, that look down upon them as nothing more than a “voting block” rather than Americans who, when given the opportunity, strive and thrive in a free market economy. I credit LBJ’s war on poverty with creating a group of permanent second class citizens, a group that has been incrementally forced into economic slavery all in the name of the government knowing what is best for them.

    The Left supports Sanger’s eugenic plot to wipe out the “miscreants” of society (ie anyone not white Anglo-Saxon protestant) by promoting and marketing into primarily minority communities death mills called Planned Parenthood. Yet the people that are being targeted have had a strong tradition of family and a love of children.

    The Left supports the economic slavery of these groups through the vast entitlement programs that have sprouted up over the past 40 plus years, causing a disincentive for people to work and produce. Yet the lock-step to slavery continues.

    The Left calls for “immigration reform” and yet will not secure the border and establish “Ellis Island” type entry zones so that immigrants can come out from the shadows and take their rightful place in American society. Again, forcing a group into perpetual slavery to unscrupulous businesses that abuse the immigrant worker.

    The black community once had a strong identification with church and God, but the Left, via the ACLU, is trying to eliminate any and all references to God in the public square. And it is getting to the point where even in church one cannot speak out against sin without having this or that group scream. The Left is removing from the very communities that need spiritual leadership the ability to lead.

    I cannot believe that only whites in America want safe neighborhoods. I have known hundreds of blacks and Hispanics that simply want their communities to be safe for their children to play in the street and not have to sleep on the floor for fear of some stray bullet coming through a wall or window. And yet the Left allows guns to be illegally sold to criminals across the border, guns that have ultimately been used to kill Americans. The Left has tried for years to take away our right to protect ourselves through gun control, and yet sells guns to criminals. And the very groups that are being terrorized by these criminal gangs continue to vote for their own murders and destruction.
    Is it the poverty pimps and race baiters that make it so that minority voters cannot see what is being done to them versus for them? Is it our failing education system that allows the Left to continue to its march towards universal slavery? I remember as a child in Chicago the neighborhood school, where kid’s parents knew who their friends were, and whose house they were at. We ripped children from their neighborhoods, bussed them across town all in the name of racial equality and diversity and the end result was the destruction of once strong and vibrant communities. Parents know not their children’s friends, and kids, who once were willing to protect each other from bullies, now have no identification with their own neighbors. It is no wonder why the spread and growth of gangs in America has been so prolific. Kids are looking to have a place of their own, but what was once theirs has been ripped from them by sending them across town. They have no identity, no roots to the community, no community family to help steer them in their lives. And yet they continue to vote in lock-step for their own destruction and the destruction of their own communities.

    The Left has done more to destroy the black community than all of the racists throughout American history. The Left has taken away God, ripped children from their communities, made youth dependent on government largess, murdered millions through their agenda of eugenics disguised as not wanting to “punish with a baby” a woman who get pregnant, forced immigrants into the shadows by refusing to bring about true reform and legitimate pathways to citizenship, destroyed the greatest educational system in the world, is working on destroying the greatest medical system in the world and yet we conservatives and libertarians are called the racists.

    Is it racist to want EVERYONE to succeed and prosper? Is it racist to want communities to be strong and safe so that children and old women can play and shop when they want? Is it racist to want God and the church to take an active role in the community? Is it racist to want schools that are connected to the neighborhood so that children feel apart of something bigger than themselves? Is it racist to want to stop the murder of the unborn so that the community can grow and thrive?

    Can someone, anyone please answer me my questions? Or am I just a racist?

      • kokopuff-

        They are not sheep, but rather have been sold a bill of goods for nearly three generations. There are now movements afoot within many communities that realize how they have been sold not a house of brick and mortar, but rather a house of sticks and twigs.

        Read the history of Sanger, Brown v. Bd, of Education, the Great Society, the War on Poverty, the Warren Court, read anything about the Progressive movement in America going back to the early 20th century and you will see that there has been a concerted effort by the Progressives to reshape this country into something it was never intended to be. Remember it was the Dems that fought tooth and nail against the Civil Rights and Voting Acts. It was the Dems that fought the abolition of slavery. Yet, today, they still are trying to enslave what has become their core constituents.

        Today’s leaders in the black community have become nothing more than “Macaulay’s Children” as Macaulay said in a speech in Feb. 1835, “We must at present do our best to form a class who may be interpreters between us and the millions whom we govern . . .” The so called “Black Leadership” of America has become nothing more than what would have been called pejoratively in the 1850’s “house negros.” The do the beck and call of the left in order to ensure their place at the table, and to enrich themselves at the expense of their brethren.

        But to borrow from Lucas, there is “A New Hope” within the black community, one that is not beholden to Left, but rather is standing on principle. Men like JC Watts, Herman Cain, and Allen West who hopefully will be able to lead blacks in America to what King called the “Promised Land.” A land of economic and individual freedom. A land where communities are safe. Where children are educated in not only math and science, but also in the history of this country – good, bad and ugly. A land where family, church and God are respected and not denigrated.

        Then read Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations or the writings of Von Mises or Hayek (Not Selma). Read the history of this country and others that have through the years attempted “social engineering” all in the name of “fairness.”

        Then come back for a discussion on what the Left has and is attempting to do to this country and its people. All of its people.

    • Excellent post and some interesting conclusions.
      I agree with your assessment of the Hispanic community. Here in AZ we have multi-generations of Hispanics and they are mostly conservative in their personal and business lives. It’s possible that if they are Dems they are just as disillusioned as I am at what this “new” Democrat party has become.
      As for the Black community, I have no answers, no understanding of their complaints, or what they’re talking about when they mention the “BlackAgenda”. They act like they hate America but don’t want to leave to live somewhere else. They want to , be accepted as equal, but with special considerations and quotas.

      Anyhow, I enjoyed reading your opinion and don’t have a quarrel with any of it.