RNC blames Obama for problems affecting Hispanics
June 20th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
3 years ago

RNC blames Obama for problems affecting Hispanics

(CNN) – The Republican National Committee targeted President Barack Obama in a new web video Wednesday, hitting the president over Hispanic jobless rates just days after the Obama administration announced a new ruling on immigration.

The one-minute web video points to the 11% unemployment rate for Hispanics and Latinos - according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - and accuses the president of failing to aid the growing community.

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"While Obama plays politics, Hispanics are suffering in the Obama economy," the video states.

The video attempts to blunt Democratic efforts in courting the Latino vote, especially after Obama announced a new rule ending the deportation of certain young illegal immigrants who seek higher education paths or serve in the United States military.

Despite heavy Republican opposition to the administration's directive, a new poll released Tuesday indicated a majority of voters - 64% - supported the president's decision.

Republicans, however, signal they'll try to keep the focus on the economy, rather than immigration, when reaching out to Latino voters.

"After four years of President Obama, our economy isn't better," the RNC video says.

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Filed under: 2012 • President Obama • RNC
soundoff (52 Responses)
  1. rob

    Great ad, its intended to tell the truth about the state of the economy. No need to attack religion or make up lies, or depend on the media to edit video's on his behalf. The truth is all the Romney campaign needs. The people who are affected the worst by this terrible economy are the very voters that President Obama and the Dems count on to vote for them. In other words, with the liberal media's help, the plight of the african American and Latino communities goes unreported.

    June 20, 2012 10:29 am at 10:29 am |
  2. enuff

    Yeah, the latino immigration thing sucked all the air out of the RNC war room. So they've got to make up something to try and convince latinos they like them... they really like them. Forget about all those silly comments they made about deportation... they were just kidding.

    June 20, 2012 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
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