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Ad from GOP group urging Latinos not to vote , thoughts?

Yesterday, Latinos for Reform — a Republican 527 group — announced that it purchased an $80,000 buy on Univision to air ads urging Nevada Latino voters not to vote. Robert Deposada, a conservative political consultant and political analyst for Univision, has described the ad as an expression of the Latino community’s frustration with the lack of immigration reform. Apparently, telling Latino voters not to vote will somehow empower them. “It’s the only way for Hispanics to stand up and demand some attention,” Deposada claims. “I can’t ask people to support a Republican candidate who has taken a completely irresponsible and bordering on racist position on immigration,” he said about senatorial candidate Sharron Angle (R-NV). (As a side note, the ad doesn’t mention Angle or the fact that Republicans have been obstructing reform for the past year).


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 3:35 PM on Oct. 19, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I guess the GOP are getting desperate. Sad really...they actually used to be a respectable party on some parts.


    Answer by Mom2Just1 at 5:04 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Politics is ugly, I hope this tactic backfires.


    Answer by RyansMom001 at 5:50 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • I guess I don't see the problem. They're not being intimidated or prevented from voting, a commercial is telling them not to. If they are that easily convinced that's their fault. I wouldn't refrain from voting based on a commerical.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 5:01 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Typical Pubs. They'll do anything to win, no concern for democracy.
    Glad this is coming out now. I chuckle at the thought of it backfiring on them and all Latinos go out and vote... My guess, not for the GOP.

    Answer by parrishsky at 5:20 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • that's because low voter turnout helps the GOP

    Answer by autodidact at 6:00 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • If they choose not to vote, they need to realize they don't get to claim "disenfranchized" later. They can vote or not vote - whatever, but they aren't really making a statement by not voting.

    Answer by jesse123456 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Just dawned on me. This is Nevada. Well SHaron Angle hardly endeared herself to Latinos recently (think you have a question up about it) and Harry Reid...well no need to go further than that. No one worth voting for, don't vote. Not the best attitude but at least now I understand it.

    Answer by sopranomommy at 5:11 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • The Hispanic population in California is a HUGE voting block - imagine if they ALL decided to vote. Would be an interesting outcome.

    Answer by tasches at 5:30 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Anyone who decides whether or not to vote, and who to vote for based solely on a 30 SECOND commercial, SHOULD just stay home!!

    Answer by LoriKeet


    Typical republican. always justifying their party's wrongdoings. Republicans are pathetic.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Oct. 19, 2010

  • Twisted logic, I must say. But lots of special interest groups have twisted logic. I have to agree with them about Angle though. I wouldn't encourage people to vote for her either.
    Is there something wrong with them expressing their ideas in an Ad?

    Answer by SuperChicken at 3:41 PM on Oct. 19, 2010