While waiting to enter Mitt Romeny’s Hamptons fundraiser many donors had a lot to say…
One New York donor, who would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
Deepak Bhargava, Executive Director of the Center for Community Change, speaks in front of the U.S. Supreme Court June 25, 2012 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court has struck down three parts of the Arizona anti-illegal immigration law, but upheld the controversial ‘show me your papers’ provision.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, compared immigrants to dogs at a town hall meeting yesterday, telling constituents that the U.S. should pick only the best immigrants the way one chooses the “pick of the litter.”
One of the highest-ranking members of the Democratic Party doesn’t share President Obama’s newfound support for same-sex marriage, but he won’t let his personal beliefs affect the party’s platform.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) affirmed that he still believes marriage should be between a man and a woman, after Obama this week became the first sitting U.S. president to back same-sex marriage. But his personal views won’t get in the way of politics on this lightning-rod, election year issue.
“I think that I’m not going to stand in the way of people because it has no impact upon me or my family,” he said during an exclusive interview on Univision’s Al Punto.
Reid added that he thinks the announcement won’t have much of an impact on voter support for Obama or the presumptive Republican nominee, Mitt Romney.
“I think that’s not going to be a factor. I think that the number one issue in this country today is the economy, and I think that’s what people are going to be focused on,” he said.”
“I don’t throw cold water on it. I do say, Marco, give us something in writing. I’ll be happy to look at it. I’ve been a big advocate for the Dream Act,” Reid, who brought up the current DREAM Act for a vote in 2010, said.
“So let’s see what Marco’s going to come up with as far as — like it’s easy to go around and talk about it. He says one thing to one group, another thing to another group. Put it in writing,” he added.
With the general election upon us the battle for Latino votes is escalating, it’s clear presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney will have to directly address the issue of immigration. And, he’ll have to do it soon.
The federal government announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against Maricopa County (Ariz.) Sheriff Joe Arpaio — a high-profile immigration hard liner — on allegations that his office routinely violates the civil rights of Latinos.
"Last year, women working as home health aides only earned $446 a week, but that was still more than cooks and childcare workers. Only registered nurses brought home more than $1,000 a week, every other occupational category comparable to how Josh Romney describes the hard work that Ann Romney did for 30 years (without qualifying for Social Security) earns less than $600 a week. The average earnings across all of those occupational categories would put a single mother of five just below the poverty line of $28,591."