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  1. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    Latinos, like all of us, are individuals first.

  2. mikefive

    mikefive said, almost 2 years ago

    Supporting a politician because of race or ethnicity instead of broader issues is a poor reason to grant them that support.

  3. cjr53

    cjr53 said, almost 2 years ago

    Portrayal of Democrats in desperation is false. The reality is the r/w, republicans and tea partiers are the desperate ones. The message that rubio put forth was the same exact message that mittens lost the election with. the response didn’t even match well the message from President Obama.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, almost 2 years ago

    Let’s get a few things straight about “latinos” please …


    1. There are LOTS of different kinds of latinos, each with their own culture and prejudices. If you compared a Mexican and a Cuban, e.g., both might be insulted and consider you ignorant.


    2. Hispanic surnames don’t prompt latinos to jump through hoops of fire any more than Allen West or Michael Steele, Condaleeza Rice or that pizza guy made black people do it.


    3. Latinos tend to LIKE government in America because they or their ancestors left a place that was corrupt, racist and full of hollow promises. This place—even with our dysfunctional government—is a paradise compared to many of the hispanic countries and latinos know that. The GOP is anathema to this concept.

  5. brent

    brent GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    If they just turned up the volume they’d walk away.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, almost 2 years ago

    @Chillbilly

    I would like to add to what you said.
    Cubans who come to the US are not illegals, thaks to legislation from 1959.
    Puerto Ricans are already citizens but can’t vote.
    We are talking about millions of people who may pick your crops but may be your doctor or nurse.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, almost 2 years ago

    Does no one vet these cartoons? Latinos haven’t been gravitating to Rubio. His policies are terrible not just for Latinos, but for America at large. Exit polling shows that Latinos are more liberal than the average American on every issue, including abortion rights. In what fantasy land is Rubio enchanting Latinos? Why choose him over a liberal Latino whose policies make actual sense?

  8. Harrison_Bergeron

    Harrison_Bergeron said, almost 2 years ago

    @ODon

    That’s not how the Democrats portray them. That is not how Democrats encourage non-whites to think, behave, and vote. Non-whites, women, gays, etc are all encouraged by the Democrats to think of themselves not as individuals, but as members of a race, a gender, or a sexual orientation. Thus, any member of those groups who doesn’t mindlessly vote Democrat, is a “traitor to his people.”

  9. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, almost 2 years ago

    Obama didn’t win in 2008 because he was black – he won because he wasn’t in the same party as George W Bush. No matter who the Democrats chose, that candidate would have won, because the Republican leadership at the time had pretty much bankrupted the country. If you weren’t rich in 2000, your life did not improve by 2008, and the number of unemployed compared to 2000 meant most had less than before W took office. Obama won in 2012 because the Republicans still could not convince enough people they had a satisfactory solution to the problems we faced. “I’m not Obama” was about as effective as Kerry’s “I’m not Bush” platform.
    Even if Rubio is the candidate – he will not be able to win on race alone. It is the Republican party that will need to change to convince all those people for whom welfare is the only thing keeping their families from starving to death under a bridge to vote for him. Demonizing the poor and telling them their problems are all their fault will not win their votes.
    Rubio CAN win if the PARTY separates itself from the right wing extremists of the Tea Party and offers up some genuinely workable fiscal solutions that does not involve severing the lifeline of the poor. I don’t see a particularly strong candidate on either side yet, but I don’t generally vote for a candidate as much as the platform. Both sides have a few years to come up with a solid plan for 2016-2020, and I’ll wait to see which one makes the most sense then. Until that point, potential candidates shouldn’t make their moves too soon; best to make the opposition scramble for dirt on them as opposed to having three years to drag their names through the mud.

  10. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @Harrison_Bergeron

    What’s a rino? I’ve heard that expression from many Republicans.

  11. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, almost 2 years ago

    The GOP “water boy” is carrying another empty GOP bucket. As the term “Latino” has no real meaning other than a surname, how is it a group? Black, yellow, white, from almost any country in the “western” world; Europe, North America, South America, even African or Asian ancestry, it IS perhaps the most absurd “label” out there.

  12. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 2 years ago

    @ODon

    Republican In Name Only

  13. Kylop

    Kylop said, almost 2 years ago

    @Fourcrows

    That is quite insightful.

  14. Kylie2112

    Kylie2112 said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Because blacks didn’t vote 75%+ for all Democrats, even for Bubba Clinton.

  15. ODon

    ODon said, almost 2 years ago

    @HOWGOZIT

    Not playing dumb just countering Harrison’s erroneous comment about Democrats.

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