Dr. Juan Torres, director of the Bear Witness Council, Hispanics do not want to embrace Socialism and the failed liberal policies they left behind in their home countries – rather they are ready to embrace Conservative values...

ReconMarine~PWCM*AVA*BTTB*JLA* 2014/01/19 18:01:16

Anti-socialist Hispanics: Here's how to take Latino vote

South Carolina Tea Party convention plots conservative outreach

Published: 16 hours ago

Members attending the South Carolina Tea Party’s annual convention were told contrary to popular belief Hispanics do not want to embrace socialism and the failed liberal policies they left behind in their home countries – rather they are ready to embrace conservative values, but it is up to the tea party to educate them.

The South Carolina Tea Party is streaming its annual convention in both English and Spanish this weekend.

On the first day of their three-day convention in Myrtle Beach attendees heard from a trio of Hispanic speakers who sounded a warning that, while the Republican party is right about its need to reach out to Hispanics, the solution is not to embrace liberal ideas such as amnesty, but to instead boldly stand for conservative values, which they say large numbers of Hispanics actually embrace.

Exit polling consistently shows the Hispanic vote goes to the Democratic Party. This is frequently used by Republican leaders to claim the party needs to abandon its opposition to immigration reform and other social issues if it ever hopes to capture this key demographic. Last year, during the debate in the Senate over the comprehensive immigration bill, Sen. John McCain suggested if Republicans would pass the bill, eventually Hispanics would reward them for it.

However, Dr. Juan Torres, director of the Bear Witness Council, acknowledged that while Hispanics do vote Democrat in elections, the reasons have nothing to with Republicans’ stance on conservative issues, but is rather a failure of tea party activists and conservatives to actively educate Hispanics and Latinos about what they actually stand for.

“We don’t have media representation, everyone knows that, and when you go to the Hispanic media it’s even worse,” Torres said. “It’s time to change the way we do politics. We cannot give these people [the media] what they want in order to continue winning elections. It is very important that you remember that they don’t want you to reach Hispanics. They don’t want you to educate Hispanics.”

He noted that rather than embrace liberal ideas, Republicans need to educate Hispanics that the unemployment rate for them is over 10 percent, and let them know about what President Obama has done to take away freedoms and push the country in a more socialistic direction.

“There are more than 50 million Hispanics in the United States and the number is going to get bigger and bigger. It’s time for you to realize that we need to do something about it, otherwise things will get worse and worse,” Torres said. “In Colorado, 80 to 90 percent of the Hispanic vote went for President Obama. That is something that has never happened before.”

He explained the media and leaders in the immigration movement are engaged in a deliberate effort to keep Hispanic voters ignorant of what the tea party stands for. He went on to mention the case of a woman who asked him why he could support the tea party since he was Latino and the tea party was anti-immigration and racist.

“I told her I was going to tell her what the tea party stood for and then ask which ones she did not agree with. I said, limited government, national security, in God we trust, lower taxation, control the borders,” He continued. “I went down the list one by one and then, when I was finished, I said tell me in your heart that you do not believe in anything I had just said. She couldn’t say a single word, so I said that seems to indicate that you agree, and if you don’t agree you shouldn’t be living in this country.”

He said contrary to what many believe, Hispanics do not want more government, and if the tea party were to take up the challenge to go into Hispanic communities and reach out to individuals rather than local leaders they would be surprised to learn Hispanics want to embrace the liberty espoused by the founding fathers.

“We moved here because America still is the best country in the world. We didn’t come here looking for socialism. We don’t want to find another Hugo Chavez here. That’s the reason we escaped and moved from our countries. It’s up to you to make sure they know that we are Christians and conservatives.”

“If they don’t hear the news from you they will never know what is going on in the country. They need to hear from you what the tea party is all about.”

The convention is being livestreamed on WND, and signup is as easy as clicking here now.

Frank de Varona, a journalist, historian, author of 21 books and the only Hispanic in the U.S. who has written four books on Barack Obama, warned the president was attempting to remake America into something akin to Third World countries.

De Varona has personal experience with police states and dictatorships. At age 17, he participated in the Bay of Pigs invasion in a failed attempt to overthrow Fidel Castro and eradicate communism. Following the failed invasion he served 30 years in a Cuban prison.

“We’re very close to being a police state,” he said. “He [Obama] is a communist as well as a closet Muslim.”

“He has made us a superpower in retreat. A superpower has to be respected by our allies and feared by our enemies. We are neither, unfortunately.”

Dr. Eduardo Gil, a consultant with Hispanics for America, noted if the U.S. Hispanic community were a country it would be in the top 20 countries in the world.

“We are at 50 million people today, by 2050 it will be 100 million,” Gil explained. “The trend is very simple, the minorities will be majorities.”

While some have been alarmed by these numbers, feeling it means the end of America as envisioned by our founding fathers and that the Democrats’ liberal agenda is unstoppable, Gil said that is not necessarily the case, but it will depend on what the tea party and conservatives decide to do about this reality.

“We’re not dealing here in good or bad. It’s going to happen. Whether it’s good or bad depends on the actions that we take today.”

Scheduled speakers for the remainder of the convention include Retired Maj. Gen. Paul E. Vallely, the chairman of Stand Up America, Reps. Jeff Duncan, Mick Mulvaney, Steve King, Jim Bridenstine and Tom Rice.

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  • doofiegirl BTO-t- BCRA-F ~... 2014/01/20 11:41:36
    doofiegirl  BTO-t- BCRA-F ~PWCM~
    People are much smarter than libs give them credit for. Absolute truth is something lbs don't understand
  • henry.sasser.III 2014/01/20 08:21:25
    I hate the way all these posts seem to focus on the liberal versus conservative angle, especially when it as just 6 years ago many of these same kinds of articles were bashing Conservatives.
  • ChiTownGirl 2014/01/20 05:40:22
    Love this and hope that Hispanics vote Conservative. Many with (R) after their name are getting elected in Cali, one was a cherry farmer who got hit with lame Obama's restriction of water use in the Central Valley. More to come I hope...

    He won and more can too:
    republican cherry farmer
  • Roger47 2014/01/20 03:42:53
    Conservative values, or Corporate values? The Republican Party serves the corporations and the 1%.
  • Sal Mon... Roger47 2014/01/20 04:57:33
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    Then explain to us in detail how the banksters and the corporate world are so much better off today than they were 5 years ago?
  • Roger47 Sal Mon... 2014/01/20 05:09:22
    Corporate profits are at a record high. 95% 0f the increase in wealth in our nation since the economy began to recover has gone to the top 1%
    Do these facts surprise you?
  • Sal Mon... Roger47 2014/01/20 07:50:47
    Sal Monella ~PWCM~JL
    No, but to say Obama is anti-corporate or anti-bankster is way too stupid a belief to believe.
  • Defend ... Sal Mon... 2014/01/20 09:51:57
    Defend Western Civlization
    its told to believe by its handlers
  • doofieg... Sal Mon... 2014/01/20 11:44:05
  • Roger47 Sal Mon... 2014/01/20 17:39:47
    True. He is a corporatist, not a socialist. Obama has helped Wall Street a lot more than he has helped the middle class. He has TRIED to help the middle class, but Republicans have blocked those efforts.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 18:19:19
    Yeah right. Obama hasn't done any more for the middle class in six years than Hillary has done in 20.

    Liberalism is a cult. It takes a lot to believe the promises that never come true!
  • Roger47 JP 2014/01/20 18:42:45
    If your concern is the middle class, why are you a conservative. Republicans blocked mos all legislation designed to help the middle class, and they oppose raising the minimum wage.
    The Republican plan is to let the rich have more money. That it will "trickle down" is a myth that should be obvious after 30 years of the money trickling up.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 18:46:36
    Which plan exactly are you referring to that the Republicans blocked?

    Obamacare has raised my deductibles and raised my premiums $2500 a year.

    My income taxes also went up, and here in MN our property taxes all went up after Obama's stimulus package raised our state's baseline spending.

    Not to mention all the increases in other costs of living.
  • Roger47 JP 2014/01/20 18:59:59
    The American Jobs Act. It was predicted that it would create over a million jobs, and that with the additional income and sales taxes that would be paid as a result of those jobs, it would have paid for itself in ten years. After that it would have resulted in additional revenue, making it a profitable investment.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 19:07:26
    Were those shovel ready jobs like those promised in the Obama stimulus?

    The Obama stimulus that promised over 500k new jobs a month in the summer of recovery?

    And by American Jobs Act, you mean stimulus number 2?

    Oh well, maybe next summer!
  • susan Roger47 2014/01/22 20:55:06
    The Republicans don't have the power to block anything. All they can do is pass bills through the House of Representatives to send to the Democrat-controlled Senate, where Harry Reid refuses to even allow those bills to be read on the floor and debated.
  • Roger47 susan 2014/01/22 21:03:43
    Republican "jobs bills" were BS. One of the first they passed and called a jobs bill was a bill to allow people anc corporations to spray pesticides aling the shores of rivers and lakes without a permit.
  • susan Roger47 2014/01/23 15:39:46
    Really? Never heard of that one, and can't find anything even remotely similar in a search of House bills and proposals. Can you provide the number of the House bill that included that?
  • susan Roger47 2014/01/22 20:53:33
    Obama and his administration have not really tried to help the middle class, but have made lots of noises about it to fool their base, while actually fueling the destruction of middle class business and jobs. DOJ head Eric Holder flatly refuses to go after the giant institutions - banks and Wall Street - for their corruption.
    Republican efforts are blocked by a Democratic Senate under the control of the tyrannical leader, Harry Reid, who blocks any consideration of Republican bills passed through the House of Representatives.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 18:17:37
    I think that went way over your head, so let's try again!

    After nearly 6 years of HopenChange, why is the top 1% so much better off and everyone else isn't?

    DFL values = corporate wealth. You posted links yourself!
  • Roger47 JP 2014/01/20 18:43:51
    Because the Bush tax cuts, and Reagan tax cuts, are still in effect. We still have trickle-up economics in this country.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 19:10:07
    Even though taxes are already high and imposed on nearly everything, how much of our income should we get to keep?
  • Roger47 JP 2014/01/20 20:59:56
    Our economy was stronger when the rich paid 70%
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 22:05:53
    "In 2010, the top 1 percent of tax returns included 18.87 percent of all adjusted gross income and 37.38 percent of all federal individual income taxes paid. The top 5 percent earned 33.78 percent of income and paid 59.07 percent of taxes, and the top 10 percent earned 45.17 percent of income and paid 70.62 percent of taxes."


    The rich pay more than their fair share. Taking more money away from my boss, who happens to be wealthy but works 70 hours a week hurts my income mobility.
  • Roger47 JP 2014/01/20 22:14:24
    No it does not. Your boss probably pays a lower rate than you do.
  • JP Roger47 2014/01/20 22:18:01
    Nope, he doesn't. But at 70 hours a week he earns every penny he gets to keep.
  • susan Roger47 2014/01/22 21:03:30 (edited)
    Not true. In fact, as a former business owner, I can tell you that I paid on income at several levels. First, the business was taxed on net income at 35% at the federal level. Then, any salary I took from the business was taxed at the individual level, any of the profit from business taken from that net income was taxed once again at the individual level.
    Add to that the payroll tax paid on my owner's salary at both employer and employee rates, and the many other taxes paid, federal and state.
    Throughout nearly 30 years of owning a business, my husband and I worked 70-80 hours a week, and many times did not even draw a salary, in order to maintain jobs for our employees.
  • susan Roger47 2014/01/22 20:49:36
    Of course they are. The Federal Reserve is pumping $85 billion a month into Wall Street in order to keep it moving upward. Problem is that the O administration has systematically destroyed middle class businesses (also corporations, but much smaller) that provide most of the jobs in this country.
  • Defend ... Roger47 2014/01/20 09:51:26
    Defend Western Civlization
    republicans are not Conservative
  • Roger47 Defend ... 2014/01/20 17:40:20
    There are cults more conservative than they.
  • Defend ... Roger47 2014/01/20 17:58:18
    Defend Western Civlization
    Cults are liberal progressive elite like the cult of the KKK and NAMBLA
  • Roger47 Defend ... 2014/01/20 18:45:40
    I had not thought of either of those groups being made up of the elite. I guess we just think differently about who the elite are. I would not give those groups as much creiit as you do.
  • Dwight 2014/01/20 02:13:35
    Torres is a good man, I think. I have seen and heard him before, and I like what I've seen and heard.
  • SK-pro impeachment 2014/01/20 02:01:38 (edited)
    SK-pro impeachment
    Yep. if we become a third world socialist, dicktatorship country they will have nowhere to illegally run too. even Canada doesn't put up with that sh!t!

    and it doesn't make sense to come here seeking jobs and that vote for job killers.
  • Temlakos~POTL~PWCM~JLA~☆ 2014/01/20 01:34:16
    If they're smart, they WOULD be ready to chuck the socialism.
  • ReconMa... Temlako... 2014/01/20 01:39:27
  • RandyScott (TCOG) 2014/01/20 01:33:56
    RandyScott (TCOG)
    “We moved here because America still is the best country in the world. We didn’t come here looking for socialism. We don’t want to find another Hugo Chavez here. That’s the reason we escaped and moved from our countries. It’s up to you to make sure they know that we are Christians and conservatives.”

    “If they don’t hear the news from you they will never know what is going on in the country. They need to hear from you what the tea party is all about.”

    Yet they continue to vote Democrat. They consistently vote for a party that promotes almost nothing but Socialism.

    It's time for the Libertarians, or the Constitution Party to start speaking to the Hispanics. Either one of them has more to offer, a people that seek freedom, than the Republicans or the Democrats.
  • ReconMa... RandySc... 2014/01/20 01:40:52
  • RandySc... ReconMa... 2014/01/20 01:51:23
    RandyScott (TCOG)
    Thank you for understanding my position.

    I expected to get blasted by both Democrats and Republicans.
  • jimmy RandySc... 2014/01/20 13:29:39
    If they do than there stupid as the day is long.

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