Romney's Racist Ad

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    I'll go one further than Gerson.

    The only way the GOP can win this election, is if they can peal away Hispanic votes from Obama. the only way the GOP survives as anything but a regional party is if it makes inroads with minorities overall.

    And here's Romney, playing the race card.
     
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    mexico is an important ally?

    Well, that's the mistake right there.
     
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    Since Mexico and Canada are our number one oil providers I would say it isn't a mistake at all..without Mexico we couldn't drive our cars like we do.
     
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    Why?

    What is so alien about Mexicans that Romney should treat them like the enemy?

    Now, I think Perry explained the policy badly. The courts have ruled that the states are required to educate the children of illegals, and the tuition policy is only an extention of that. I think using the "have no heart" statement was inept.

    But the thing is, Romney was praising immigration reform as recently as 2005. Only when he started pandering to the Minuteman vote did he start pulling stuff like this.

    And it's counter productive. Hispanics are currently the largest minority group in the country and they are a natural ally of the conservative movement- fiscally and socially conservative. But this kind of talk drives them into the Democrats camp for generations.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXPPIXVkL80&feature=player_detailpage]Toby Keith Made in america (clear version) - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    Are Cain and Ginrich for Drill Baby Drill?
     
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    We can't produce enough oil to self sustain...
     
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    Nice to see Toby still milking the Bubbas for money.

    Somehow, Full Auto, I doubt you supported the Auto Bailout, which kept cars being manufactured in this country.
     
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    I think we should have more oil exploration, but that is only part of the problem.

    As we speak, India and China are moving up to the same level of technology and energy usage as we are. And there is only a finite amount of petroleum in the world, some of it easy to get to (the Arab world) other requiring a bit more work.

    Ironically, Drill baby Drill is only profitable when oil is expensive.

    We need to be doing the research for 50-75 years down the road when there isn't any more petroleum.
     
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    Well, one of the damaging things about this is that Fox refers to the beneficiaries of this policy as "Mexican migrants", not as immigrants or even as residents of Texas. This creates the impression that the policy is almost something like foreign aid, rather than one aimed at people who will probably live in the US for some time.

    Of course, the commercial is clearly designed to provoke a xenophobic reaction.
     
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