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Obama And Hillary Race Pander At La Raza

From the Washington Times:

Obama solicits La Raza backing

July 23, 2007

By Stephen Dinan 

MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — Sen. Barack Obama told the nation’s largest Hispanic advocacy group yesterday that he earned their support for his presidential campaign by marching in last year’s May 1 immigrant rallies and challenged them to learn whether others met that standard.

“Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year. Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk — because I walked,” Mr. Obama said at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention in Miami Beach. “I didn’t run away from the issue, and I didn’t just talk about it in front of Latino audiences.” …

Both Mr. Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat and the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, supported the [recently defeated amnesty] bill and yesterday assured NCLR that they will work to pass a bill as president.

Mr. Obama was the most forceful, promising “in my first term we will make this a priority and get this done.” Mrs. Clinton said she couldn’t predict an outcome, but would “promise my best efforts.”

In remarks during a morning brunch, Mrs. Clinton said she has been trying “to understand where all of the venom and the incredible anxiety came from” in the immigration debate.

“I am very disappointed, and I was really quite offended by the tone of the debate and some of what was said by outside parties who were trying to influence the debate,” she said.

She blamed the tone on what she called a poor economy under President Bush

Both Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Obama said a key to better opportunities for Hispanics is early-childhood education.

The two candidates also said they support passing bills such as the Dream Act, which would legalize illegal-alien students and give them a path to citizenship if they stay in school or serve in the military. It would also allow them in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities.

Is there any doubt that amnesty will happen if Hillary and her running token mate Obama win?

[Hillary Clinton] blamed the tone on what she called a poor economy under President Bush.

And that the truth means nothing to these people?

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 23rd, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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