Latinos

As a black American, I can understand the tumult over First Lady Jill Biden associating Latin culture with “bogades”(sic) and ‘breakfast tacos.” Talking in part before the UnidosUS annual conference, she said “ —as distinct as the bogades [bodegas] of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and...

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  • July 13, 2022

The addition of the 1982 amendments to the Voting Rights Act was a turning point in terms of minority representation. Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district lines every ten years intended to bring about racially proportional representation. While its purpose was to give weight to minority votes, it...

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  • May 27, 2021

Here’s some encouraging news today for U.S. Senator Mark Kelly (D. AZ) courtesy of OH Predictive Insights newest poll: The 2022 Senate election is inching closer and the race for Arizona’s Senate seat is wide open. Kelly is on the ballot again after capturing the final two years of the...

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  • May 13, 2021

President Joe Biden announced today that every state has removed age eligibility for Covid-19 vaccinations so anyone 16 or over can received a Pfizer/BioNtech shot and anyone18 or over can receive a dose of Moderna’s vaccine. Biden’s goal of 200 million vaccinations in his first 100 days should be reached this Wednesday, eight days...

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  • April 19, 2021

A confident Joe Biden responded to a reporter’s comment that Mitch McConnell said he would fight the bill at every turn was epic. Joe Biden challenges Republicans. See full episodes here. President Joe Biden got some excellent news today. Hiring accelerated last month as U.S. employers added 916,000 workers to their...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • April 2, 2021

An ABC News poll and an AP-NORC poll both give Joe Biden above 70% approval for his handling of the pandemic. apnews.com/… Americans have responded favorably to the president’s approach, with 73% approving of his handling of the pandemic. That includes about half of Republicans, a rarity given how divided...

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  • March 31, 2021

Schaden-Friday never fails! Needless to say, this is one of the more bizarre (and sad) things I’ve ever seen. x pic.twitter.com/GgwnkrGz9U— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 11, 2020 < p class=”is-empty-p”> NARRATOR: “President Trump created millions of jobs, saved the economy from a worldwide pandemic, and led the effort to...

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  • December 12, 2020

Received this e-mail from former presidential candidate and HUD Secretary, Julián Castro (D. TX), in support of Jon Ossoff (D. GA) and Rev. Raphael Warnock’s (D. GA) U.S. Senate campaigns: Jon Ossoff (D. GA) & Rev. Raphael Warnock (D. GA) We learned on Election Day that we MUST prioritize Latinos...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • November 19, 2020

It is likely that Joe Biden will win the Electoral College. It is clear he will win the popular vote. Yet Trump feels justified sabotaging the election. Biden is in a durable lead. x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK —...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 4, 2020

The rest of the world is watching Election 2020. And what they are seeing, unfortunately, shows an America many fail to realize that we are. How can a man who cages children, steals them from their parents, grabs on women's private parts, insults every non-white demographic, lie ad-nauseam, among other bad...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • November 4, 2020

Don’t make funeral plans for you or your family because of Trump’s lies and incompetence. I appreciate the POC vote.  I appreciate the seniors who are flipping to Biden.   I appreciate Veterans and Act Blue.  I do not speak Spanish but I have a Puerto Rican friend and activist helping get...

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  • November 2, 2020

I am so tired of the story being Florida, Florida, Florida.   The pundits agree  even with doom and gloom, the case they all agree on is  Florida is the state where Trump has to win.   A Biden win and it’s all over.   We have the highest number of veterans, seniors, and it...

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  • November 2, 2020

Donald Trump is trying to do whatever he can to give the semblance of victory by all means necessary. He thinks most of his voters will come out on election day, giving him an apparent win until the mail-in votes are in. Voters must come out to vote on election...

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  • November 2, 2020

I have been getting out the vote and there seems to be some dems afraid to go vote.  Come on, put on your mask and vote.  You have a voice and you have a stake in this race.  We are depending on you.  No one is asking you to put...

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  • October 30, 2020

Donald Trump's sycophants are in for a massive disappointment on election day. It will be the result of living in a closed loop. Election Day will be rough for Trump's sycophants x x YouTube Video See full episodes here. Many take exception to the certainty I have in what must...

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  • October 28, 2020

Some very encouraging news today out of Iowa: x It's a close one in Iowa. Our new @RABAresearch statewide poll shows @JoeBiden with a 2 point edge over @realDonaldTrump. Tonight at 5pm– @realDonaldTrump approval numbers in Iowa. https://t.co/osF4c4G4mT— Dave Price (@idaveprice) September 30, 2020 Former Vice President Joe Biden leads...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 30, 2020

Other than delusions of victory, Trump is trailing and needs to win the debates. Yet Trump, as with his original 2016 plan, remains focused on surviving past inauguration day short of an indictment.  Trump is desperate for a post-election deal that will cover his massive billion-dollar debts which he may cover...

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  • September 29, 2020

Vox has a great piece out about how U.S. Senate candidate, Mark Kelly (D. AZ), is following the same game plan and path now current U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D. AZ) took in 2018 to defeat Martha McSally (R. AZ): “I would be willing to wager Sinema just handed Kelly...

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  • September 27, 2020

Received this e-mail today from VoteVets: We’re teaming up with Nuestro PAC to run our latest ad in Florida featuring Iraq War Veteran and former GOP Hispanic Outreach Director Pablo Pantoja speaking out against Traitor Trump and his disregard for Puerto Rican lives following Hurricane Maria. It’s a Spanish-language ad...

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  • September 23, 2020

Received two e-mails today I wanted to pass along. First, from Governor Tom Wolf’s (D. PA), PAC, Wolf PAC: Hey, when we say every single vote counts, we mean it. In 2016, Donald Trump won Pennsylvania by 44,292 votes — less than one percent. In 2018, we flipped four Congressional seats in...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 22, 2020

Several state polls released this afternoon show the Biden campaign doing fairly well in a number of key states. http://www.monmouth.edu/… Monmouth University Poll gives Joe Biden a 50% to 45% lead in Florida among likely voters under a high turnout scenario. With a lower turnout, Biden’s lead shrinks to 49%...

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  • September 15, 2020

First indoor event since Tulsa, a rally shorter than last night’s in the north,  x Not since a rally in Tulsa, which was blamed for a surge of COVID-19 infections, had Trump gathered supporters indoors. There was no mention from the president that the pandemic had killed nearly 200,000 Americans...

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  • Avatar of annieli
  • September 14, 2020

This 538 analysis does explain the strange Trump tactical moves to Nevada and Minnesota, as they see their secondary targets instead of their main swing state targets. We can count on the race tightening and the margins are closer in the swing states. We’ve moved past Labor Day and into...

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  • September 13, 2020

Received this e-mail today from Slate Magazine’s The Surge that re-evaluates the top seven swing states the Biden-Harris ticket should keep an eye onn: 1. Florida Pipe down, Pennsylvania. Sit on it, Wisconsin. Go suck an egg, Michigan! When it comes to election anxiety production, Florida, the Terror State, has...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • September 11, 2020

Journalist Arturo Dominguez challenged the white Latino to much pushback. The failed Trump presidency is getting exposed daily. We must vote early. Arturo Dominguez challenges the white Latino x x YouTube Video Politics Done Right Live weekdays @ 3:00 PM Central Video Zoom: LINK — Live Calls: (346)248-7799 ID:254 0 9091...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • September 8, 2020

Loving this: Joining forces with MJ Hegar, Beto O’Rourke blasted Sen. John Cornyn Thursday night as “the single greatest enabler of Donald Trump in the U.S. Senate”— urging Texans to oust the three-term Republican to save the nation from a lawless and dangerous president. “If you want to end not...

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  • September 4, 2020

Kitchen Table Kibitzing is a community series for those who wish to share a virtual kitchen table with other readers of Daily Kos who aren’t throwing pies at one another. Drop by to talk about music, your weather, your garden, or what you cooked for supper…. Newcomers may notice that...

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  • August 29, 2020

Trump did more fear-mongering and ranted enough to cause his second official violation of Twitter rules. This happened as Trump tried another pre-RNC stunt regarding an emergency authorization of a plasma treatment. Then again, the lazy GOP decided they would copy the 2016 platform into their 2020 statement, but perhaps they...

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  • August 24, 2020

I have a few thoughts. Perhaps they may seem random, perhaps not. I watched all of each night, and some commentary both on cable and what I saw online. These thoughts, however, are only mine, They will not be in any particular order. Make of them what you will. Let...

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  • August 21, 2020

When these two voters expressed a certain frustration and resolve for voting to end the nightmare, the writing was on the wall, a landslide win. Fearlessly building the landslide Watch the full episode here. I could show you graphs and polls that show everyone how Donald Trump is losing suburban...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 15, 2020

Once more the media got played and with that many Americans. Joe Biden’s Latin American/African American gaffe was not a gaffe at all. Biden need not claim this gaffe Watch the full episode here. As a Black/Latino/Caribean man, AKA an Afro-Latino/Afro-Caribean married to an African American woman, I take offense to...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • August 8, 2020

From Dean M. Harris at NC Policy Watch: In 2015, U.S. Senator Thom Tillis of North Carolina argued that we don’t need government rules for public health in the food service industry, because the free market would protect public health and safety. As an example, he said that the government...

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  • July 22, 2020

Rabbi Michael Lerner visits to discuss an important message that progressives must heed detailed in his new book “Revolutionary Love.” Rabbi Michael Lerner, a different point of view but apropos x x YouTube Video Watch the full episode here. Rabbi Michael Lerner’s Revolutionary Love: A Political Manifesto Heal and Transform the World,...

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  • Avatar of Egberto Willies
  • July 14, 2020
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The New York Times has a great piece out about how Democrats are eager to not only help Joe Biden take out Trump but also want him to expand the electoral map. The goal is to get to 270 electoral votes and here are the current states Biden’s campaign is...

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  • July 12, 2020

Former Vice President and Democratic Presidential nominee, Joe Biden, has a great op-ed in the Los Angeles Times that’s worth a full read but here’s a little taste: The truth of our nation is that too often, the color of your skin alone can endanger your life and, for far...

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  • June 7, 2020

Completely agree: Former Vice President Joe Biden has renewed his criticism of e-commerce giant Amazon, once again turning the company into a political football that has been kicked around by presidential candidates on various issues, including taxes and delivery charges. On Friday, Biden was asked in a CNBC interview on...

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  • May 23, 2020

Some good news today out of Florida: FLORIDA Head-2-Head:Biden 52% (+4)Trump 48%@PBlankPolitical 5/14-17https://t.co/UwQao3ICaH https://t.co/gfuyJDkyeQ — Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) May 19, 2020 Here’s some more info: Former Vice President Joe Biden holds a small lead over President Donald Trump in a poll of likely Florida voters conducted by Point Blank Political....

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  • May 19, 2020

Wow: Martha McSally has the solution for Arizona cities that have seen a gaping hole blown in their budgets because of the coronavirus pandemic: Sit tight and hope that the federal government loosens the strings on a too-small pot of money that you can’t access. What she definitely doesn’t have...

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  • May 7, 2020

Jon Ralston and Democratic pollster John Anzalone have the latest news in Nevada: In the presidential race, even though some people (looks in mirror) have said Nevada is becoming a blue state, the poll says we are still quite purple. Yes, Biden’s lead is just outside the margin of error...

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  • May 7, 2020

BOOM! x YouTube Video A new ad from former Vice President Joe Biden’s presidential campaign accuses President Trump of shirking responsibility for the federal government’s coronavirus response and blasts him for feuding with governors. The new ad, viewed first by The Hill, is called “Buck Stops Here,” and it accuses...

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  • April 20, 2020

The big names keep on coming: Former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign is planning a rollout for Michelle Obama’s endorsement, although there are questions around just how public a role the enormously popular former first lady will play in his campaign. Sources tell The Hill that the Biden campaign’s early plans include...

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  • April 17, 2020
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D. NY) nailed it yesterday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe: GOV. ANDREW CUOMO: I don’t think we ever get back to normal. I think this is one of the new normals now in public health, like we go through the environment, like we’ve gone through the economy. It...

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  • April 11, 2020

This fucking idiot is making Ted Cruz look like the smart one: x Sen. John Cornyn: “China is to blame because the culture where people eat bats & snakes & dogs & things like that, these viruses are transmitted from the animal to the people and that's why China has...

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  • March 19, 2020

With so much COVID-19 opportunism going on, the gun stores are getting a slight uptick even if the best social distance is your sight picture. In the US COVID-19 has become a prepper’s holiday that made people hoard toilet paper and water needlessly because coronavirus is not going to take down...

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  • March 17, 2020

Revisionism has no race, class, gender, even as economic justice reigns. Last week, the Root joined the chorus with its “Every Democratic Candidates’ ‘Black Agenda’ Ranked” study. They enlisted “policy experts, legal scholars, and political pundits, all of whom were black,” none of whom were revealed, to create a policy framework and grade the...

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  • March 3, 2020

I want to congratulate Bernie Sanders on his victory in the Nevada Caucus.  It is going to take some time for us to see the final tally and the data.  And I have been watching some of the coverage on MSNBC.  This is my initial read from what I can...

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  • February 23, 2020

Last year, the state of Virginia culminated its transformation from one of the most Republican states to electing a Democratic controlled legislature for the first time in a generation. What will be the next state to transform from a dependable Republican to swing state or better, maybe the Grand Canyon State? Reviewing the...

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  • February 17, 2020

I’m liking this: Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, who heads to New Hampshire with an apparent third-place finish in Iowa, is looking ahead to Texas and its bevy of Latino voters. On Monday, the Massachusetts senator's campaign is launching a five-city tour, starting in San Antonio, the hometown of former...

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  • Avatar of Sam Sero
  • February 6, 2020

If an undocumented immigrant ran over a 14-year-old white girl, how many tweetering fingers do you think Donald Trump would sprain trying to broadcast the details to his deplorable horde? But when a white Iowa woman purposely hits a young girl of color with her car?  Is this a cricket...

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  • December 21, 2019

There are misnomers in this great big wide country of ours. One is that non-voting minorities, young people and women, are responsible for the election of Donald Trump. Barack Obama was elected with unprecedented numbers of blacks, Latinos, and young people between 18-29.  That record-breaking support returned to normal levels...

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  • December 2, 2019