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New Mexico´s Latina Gov. Susana
Martinez makes waves in the GOP

Los Angeles Times, by Mark Z. Barabak

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2013 9:53:52 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. — In 2010, New Mexico´s Susana Martinez made history, being elected the nation´s first Latina governor. Since November, she´s made waves, criticizing Mitt Romney for the harsh rhetoric of his presidential campaign and chiding fellow Republicans for actions that, she says, have needlessly estranged Latinos from the GOP. "We have to make sure that as Republicans we don´t just visit Latinos during election time, but that we make them part of the solution," Martinez said in an interview. "It´s extremely important that we elect people that look like the population they serve." Martinez is a strong favorite

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: PageTurner, 1/13/2013 10:19:04 PM     (No. 9114876)

I like her and I agree with what she is saying, but is there something a little unseemly about her telling this to the Los Angeles Times? Browbeating the GOP? Shouldn´t she be pointing the finger at Obama who held up free trade with Colombia for three years to please his union buddies, only shows up in Latinoville at election time, and seems to think that legalizing illegals is the ONLY bone he needs to throw to Latinos to get their vote. Well, that and welfare in Spanish. Obama´s the one who has the vile record for Latinos.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Submariner, 1/13/2013 10:21:11 PM     (No. 9114879)

I liked her at the convention, but this is RINO territory, and not terribly deep: "...that *look* like the population they serve." Where do ideas and sound policy come into the picture, Governor?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cortillaen, 1/13/2013 10:24:37 PM     (No. 9114881)

"It´s extremely important that we elect people that look like the population they serve."
What a spectacularly racist sentiment. Idiotic in the extreme, too.

Much of the rest of the article paints her in a favorable (to conservatives) light, but I´m thinking she deserves a critical look before one supports her.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TheMom, 1/13/2013 10:48:18 PM     (No. 9114901)

´Harsh rhetoric´ of the Romney campaign? I must have missed that...


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Reply 5 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 1/13/2013 11:13:29 PM     (No. 9114922)

Whites look to the teachings of Dr. King; Latinos look to Caesar Chavez and La Raza; Blacks to Malcolm X and Jesse Jackson. I am done with the race hustlers in BOTH parties.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: suedotsue, 1/13/2013 11:29:13 PM     (No. 9114934)

Democrats and the media credited Storm Sandy for giving Obama the edge to beat Romney. Even they didn´t bring up race. It was Republicans who ran out after the election and said we´re bad with Hispanics. The GOP establishment wants citizenship for illegals as much as democrats do. Soon that will happen and democrats will have 20 million more voters.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 1/14/2013 5:31:29 AM     (No. 9115072)

Those of us who are descendants of original settlors come from families who have been here since the 1600´s. Forgive us for looking white. We can´t help it. I hope there is still room for us.

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