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Original post made by jimf01, another community, on Oct 28, 2010

A bit shocking to me that President Obama would use this language. The hypocrisy of the national media is worthy of mention here as well. Turn this around and put President Bush or John McCain on the air in 2008 saying "If (race of people) sit out the election, instead of saying "We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us""
Would there be any other headline in a national news outlet the day after this aired? I dare say no.

In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday:

"If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, 'We're going to punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,'
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Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections.

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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Oct 28, 2010 at 9:40 am

jimf01 is a registered user.

The interview was taped Friday in Los Angeles for a show hosted by Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. Mr. Sotelo's radio show is immensely popular among California Hispanics.
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Posted by James
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 28, 2010 at 12:23 pm

I don't think its a question of which radio station it was, its a highly racist remark that reveals a lot about this president. he is probably the most racist president since andrew jackson.

he is basically telling the hispanics that whites are the enemy to be punished and blacks are the friends to be rewarded.

its also as politically partisan as it can get. don't vote for the right person. vote the straight party ticket to punish our enemies and reward our friends.


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Posted by b
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2010 at 2:01 pm

*yawn* Glad to hear that all is once again well with our nation, and that this is now your most pressing concern.


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Posted by question
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2010 at 9:52 pm

The remarks don't sound racist to me. I didn't know "Latino" was a kind of race.


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Posted by A Neighbor
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:47 pm

I agree with question. The comment seems more like common place dialog among average Americans than any sort of racist commentary. As a Latina, I am not offended.

Your reasoning here is a real stretch. Making a mountain out of mole hill, if you ask me, Jimbo.


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Posted by Maria
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2010 at 10:59 pm

Oh for Pete's sake...

This is why journalism is dead. It's a non-story.

Remember McCain's "that one" remark? How about Obama's "lipstick on a pig"? McCain's comment that supposedly "implied" that Arabs weren't decent family men?...


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Posted by OR...
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:26 pm

... a Republican President's remarks, while he was still vice-president?

"Vice President George Bush described his three Mexican-American grandchildren as the "little brown ones" yesterday, creating a minidebate on whether his remarks were offensive to Hispanics.

Bush had just finished a short speech bidding farewell to President Reagan before the president left for Washington from the Belle Chasse Naval Air Station. Bush pointed out the three grandchildren, who were standing some distance away, to Reagan and his wife, Nancy."

Hmmm...?


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Posted by radical
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 29, 2010 at 9:41 am

didnt your momma ever tell you "two wrongs don't make a right"


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Posted by Maja7
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Oct 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

I agree that it's a racist remark.If I said anything close to this I would be labeled a racist/bigot (I am white). Obama gets a free pass from the media because he is black.Isn't our society supposed to be color-blind?

Since when is using race as a way to motivate people to perform their civic duty appropriate? Reverse racism?


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Posted by Rae
a resident of Mohr Park
on Oct 29, 2010 at 12:19 pm

The President's comments were obviously in response to the dirty politics of the Republican group "Latinos for Reform" who aired a Spanish-speaking ad in Nevada urging "Latinos" not to vote in the November election in what was a blatant attempt to marginalize an entire ethnic group with voter suppression. The ad was pulled, but had been planned to run not only in Nevada, but in Florida, California, Texas and Colorado as well.

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Using the term "Latino" racist? Give me a break! Because I'm sure all you Obama-bashers do know that besides the Republican group "Latinos for Reform" noted above, Meg Whitman has a coalition called "Latinos for Meg". Carly Fiorina, not to be outdone, has one called "Latinos for Carly".
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Posted by jimf01
a resident of another community
on Nov 1, 2010 at 5:51 pm

jimf01 is a registered user.

I guess even he agrees that it is not.
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Posted by Mike
a resident of Country Fair
on Nov 1, 2010 at 6:20 pm

I would not doubt anything that creep Obama would say. We got to get this guy out of here.


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Posted by enemy
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 1, 2010 at 8:28 pm

Web Link#!


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