Pat Buchanan Claims Hispanic Leadership, Not Republican 527, Doesn't Want Latinos To Vote


From The McLaughlin Group, while discussing whether the Latino community will come out and vote during the mid-term elections or not, Pat Buchanan claims that "some of their leaders are saying don't come out". Eleanor Clift points out that it is ads by Republican groups that are telling them not to vote. She also rightfully points out that Republicans are in a lot worse shape with that voting bloc than the Dempocrats are.

And as usual the always "fair and balanced" McLaughlin had Mort Zuckerman on the show on the "left side" of the panel with Eleanor Clift, pretenting he's a liberal. So we got another week of Eleanor arguing with four wingnuts.

Here's more on the Republican voter suppression scheme Pat was trying to legitimize here. Republican 527 group urges Nevada Latinos not to vote:

Update: Following media coverage, Univision rejects ad discouraging Latinos to vote, ThinkProgress reports

After years of leading efforts to block immigration reform that does not involve severe criminal penalties, Republicans are looking for a new way to message the Latino community.

They may have found it in Nevada.

Attacking Democrats for failing to pass comprehensive immigration reform as promised, a Republican 527 group is running a television ad that urges Latinos not to vote.

Calling themselves "Latinos for Reform," the group is purchasing $80,000 worth of air time on the Spanish-language network Univision, which is already heavily invested in the Ya Es Hora get-out-the-vote campaign. Read on...


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