Obama: “If I Win, It’ll Be Because the GOP Alienated Latinos”
In an off the record interview with the Des Moines Register made public Wednesday, President Obama said that if he gets reelected, it’ll be because the GOP alienated Latinos.
The Des Moines Register originally agreed that the interview was off the record, but later published a story imploring the Obama campaign to allow them to release the interview. The Obama campaign initially resisted, but then obliged without further comment.
President Obama implied during the interview that he believes paying attention to the Latino community should be any elected official’s top priority:
The second thing I’m confident we’ll get done next year is immigration reform. And since this is off the record, I will just be very blunt. Should I win a second term, a big reason I will win a second term is because the Republican nominee and the Republican Party have so alienated the fastest-growing demographic group in the country, the Latino community. And this is a relatively new phenomenon. George Bush and Karl Rove were smart enough to understand the changing nature of America.
Although President Obama touts the care he’s taken to reach out to Latinos, which includes the DREAM Act, he doesn’t mention his administration’s increased deportations.
As usual, there is no discussion of the black vote. The assumption is that black people have nowhere to go, so it’s a given that we’ll all go to the polls to re-elect President Obama en masse.
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