“Oye Clinton”: Every Mexican flag means 1 million new votes for Trump!

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Once again, we see people carrying Mexican flags at anti-Trump rallies.   It happened in New Mexico.

As my Babalu friends know, I did not support Mr Trump.    I’m still wrestling with the awful choice of Trump and the Clinton he recently said would make a great president.

Nevertheless, the Mexican flags are back and someone in the Clinton camp should take note urgently.

Who do these people think they are? They are entitled to opposing Trump but do they understand how divisive these images are?

Furthermore, what does the Mexican flag mean anyway?  Do these young people know about Mexico’s immigration laws?    

Memo to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Univision and Vicente Fox: Tell your supporters to keep the flags home.     

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“Sillas y golpes” when the Democrats gather in Nevada

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We all got caught up in the Texas-Toronto baseball fight, a.k.a. “the Odor in Bautista’s face punch”!

However, that was not the only fight in the news.

How divided is the Democrat Party?   It got very nasty in Nevada between the Sanders and Clinton troops, according to news reports:

Supporters of Bernie Sanders lost their cool at the Nevada Democratic convention Saturday night after the Hillary Clinton campaign successfully challenged the credentials of 60 Sanders delegates–mostly for not being official Democrats.

Videos quickly emerged online showing Sanders supporters clashing with Clinton supporters and shouting down Clinton surrogate Senator Barbara Boxer of California. According to Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston, security ended the convention when Bernie’s supporters ramped up the action.

Frankly, the Sanders people are just starting to get angry.   Wait until they get to the convention and find out that the party nomination process is one gigantic fix to nominate Hillary Clinton.

Some will throw punches but most won’t vote for Clinton. That will be the biggest punch in the face of all!

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Trump goes beyond bizarre with the Cruz-Oswald story

What do you do when you are hours from effectively clinching the GOP nomination? When all the polls point to a big night for your campaign?

I think that most of us would take Monday night off and have dinner with our wife. Maybe order some pizza and have a fun night with friends. Or tell your staff to shut off the phones because the candidate wants a little rest and work on the victory speech.

Instead, Mr.Trump decided to mention one of the most bizarre stories in electoral history, about a young Rafael Cruz standing with Lee Harvey Oswald.

Polifact raised serious questions about the story:

Trump’s charge appears to be based on a National Enquirerreport alleging that Rafael Cruz is the man standing next to Oswald in a photo from 1963. But technical experts told PolitiFact that no such firm conclusion is possible given the quality of the photograph, and several historians of the period told us they’ve never seen Cruz’s name come up in connection with Oswald.

The whole story is based on a picture of someone who looks like a young Rafael Cruz but no one can confirm that it was him. What kind of journalism is that? What kind of candidate even mentions such an outrageous story?

For the record, many anti-Castro Cubans were seen with Lee Harvey Oswald when he was marching for Castro in the summer of 1963.

Some even got into verbal matches with Oswald over Cuba.

I’ve met a couple of Cubans who argued with Oswald about his support of the Castro regime. You can see bits of these scenes in a Frontline documentary that came out years ago.

So could there be a picture of Cubans around Lee Harvey Oswald in New Orleans? The answer is very likely yes. Does that picture have anything to do with Rafael Cruz supporting Lee Harvey Oswald or the Kennedy assassination? The answer is no!

Let me repeat my serious concerns about the Trump candidacy.

What kind of a man repeats a story like that? The answer is a man who can’t control himself or who doesn’t know that silence is golden.

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So John Wayne is a racist now?

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Are we insane or what? Just saw this story out of California about John Wayne:
What a California lawmaker intended as a benign resolution honoring a late, world-renowned movie icon exploded into an emotional debate over decades-old racist comments.
The state Assembly defeated the official ode to John Wayne Thursday after several legislators described statements he made about racial minorities and his support for the anti-communist House Un-American Activities Committee and John Birch Society.
To be honest, I am a lot more familiar with John Wayne’s movies than his political
affiliations. It may be true that he made statements years ago that were not suitable for framing, as they say. However, so have others, including Democrats like the late Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia or President Woodrow Wilson.
John Wayne is a symbol of the legendary West or the cowboy culture. He is arguably the best known cowboy in the world. His movies are watched today in a number of languages. Wayne is one of the most popular Americans of all time. Do you hear any people of color objecting to his movies? (Not to mention that two of his three wives — Esperanza Baur and Pilar Pallete — were Latinas.)
So what’s going on here? What would drive a state legislator to pick on John Wayne?
My good guess is that this legislator does not like American history or he or she sees our past as a racist one. Everything is about “racism” with many in the left.
Furthermore, all of this obsession with racism is not solving real world problems in California. Maybe state legislators in California should show this kind of hostility against the teachers’ union holding back black and Hispanic kids in lousy schools or the Obama stimulus that did nothing to stimulate the state economy.
We are going insane in the U.S. and the left is leading the way. Thank God I don’t live in California and can celebrate John Wayne every day.
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Trump leading the league in donating to Democrats

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In the last 24 hours, we learned that Donald Trump gave $ 25,000 to Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic governor of Virginia.

This is the same Governor McAuliffe who just signed an executive order restoring voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons in Virginia.  We don’t know how these 200,000 plus will vote but President Obama defeated Governor Romney by 116,000 votes.     Would it be fair to say that the governor of Virginia just gave Mrs Clinton a bit of a head start?

Let me add that Governor McAuliffe is very close to the Clintons.   The donation goes back to 2009 when the Clintons’ good friend was running for governor of Virginia.

Here is the bottom line on Mr Trump:  The GOP frontrunner has donated to many Democrats, blasted Governor of Walker of Wisconsin for not raising taxes, has the same position on Iraq WMDs as Michael Moore and spoke against the Reagan tax cuts in the early 1990s.

And he leads the league in donating to Democrats!

It will be fun to watch the debates and see Mrs Clinton remind Mr Trump of all of those donations that he made to her friends!

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Obama in Cuba and now Argentina

Candidate Marco Rubio Is The One

March 15, 2016 is a big day for Floridians. They will have a chance to vote for the GOP nominee. They will have an opportunity to vote for a native son with Cuban-American roots. Floridians will be able to vote for a candidate who cherishes democracy and capitalism for his country and other countries throughout the world. That candidate is U.S. Senator Marco Rubio. For Cuban-Americans in particular, Marco Rubio is “lo mejor de lo nuestro” (the best that we have to offer).

Marco Rubio is the one who can unite the Republican Party to defeat Candidate Hillary Clinton.  Rubio is the one who wears his Cuban-American heritage on his sleeve everywhere that he campaigns — not just when he is in Cuban Mecca Miami.  Rubio is the one who took the fight to “The Donald” to show him that his disparaging remarks have negative consequences.

I’ve penned two op-eds recently where I make the case for why Candidate Marco Rubio is what our country needs to retain its exceptionalism and to open the doors of opportunity to those who have been left behind.

See: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/cuban-american-enamored-freedom-democracy-jorge-ponce?trk=prof-post and, https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/donald-trump-bernie-sanders-two-sides-same-drug-jorge-ponce?trk=prof-post

1983: Reagan and “the evil empire”

President Obama will soon be shaking hands with a Cold War relic.

33 years ago today, Pres Reagan used “the evil empire” phrase for the second time:

“Reagan’s aggressive stance toward the Soviet Union became known as the Reagan Doctrine. He warned against what he and his supporters saw as the dangerous trend of tolerating the Soviets’ build-up of nuclear weapons and attempts to infiltrate Third World countries in order to spread communism. Advocating a peace through strength policy, Reagan declared that the Soviets must be made to understand we will never compromise our principles and standards [nor] ignore the facts of history and the aggressive impulses of an evil empire. To do so would mean abandoning the struggle between right and wrong and good and evil.”

It was a brilliant move.   Pres Reagan made the point that the USSR represented an evil ideology that denied basic freedoms.

Are you listening President Obama?

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