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. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Another desperate unhinged GOBP lie. People won't fall for it.

    June 20, 2012 06:05 am at 6:05 am |
  2. n

    No matter how hard The Republican National Committee try and spin this thing, when the bottle stops, it's pointing back at them. Amazing! This is still Bush bad economy and the republican leadership's because they refuse to keep their grubby little hands off it . . . At every turn, they tried to undermine every attempt made by This administration to grow the economy, that they destroyed with a unfunded war, unnecessary tax breaks for the rich, who for the last ten years created zip jobs in america. Oh, my bad, created jobs overseas, mainly in China. We see you behind that curtain of lies of gloom and doom. LOL!

    June 20, 2012 06:19 am at 6:19 am |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Keep it up – Keep blaming President Obama because one day you wake up and the sky is not blue, white or gray!!! It's beginning to sound ridiculous now and UNBELIEVABLE!!! One man cannot be blamed for EVERYTHING – If you did not get that raise at your job, don't blame President Obama for it – If you did not pass gas when you should have and you got cramps behind it – don't blame President Obama for it!!! Jeez, stop the LIES because it just does not work anymore. The unemployment rate or African Americans is even higher – do you expect African Americans to vote for MITTens????

    The Republicans were not concerned about Hispanics or African Americans in the past so why start now!!!

    Obama 2012 – The Only Trusted Way Forward!!!

    June 20, 2012 06:25 am at 6:25 am |
  4. Marie MD

    The reason NOBODY IS BETTER is because the teapublikkkans who ran on JOBS IN 2010 have done nothing put impede the country and the economy to go forward.
    They are just ticked off that the President, once again, outstmarted them and, to tell the truth, that is not hard with this group of morons.

    June 20, 2012 06:28 am at 6:28 am |
  5. onlyfacts61

    Lie, lie, lie. The Republicans of today will say anything and do anything to get their "team" to win. Morals are gone. Honesty is gone. They will vote for corporations profits over human health and life. They hear their candidates lie and they cheer because they feel they have scored. Never once do they second guess their thoughts and actions as wrong. Is it just plain ignorance or meanness? And, their kids seem to be following in their footsteps. It's so sad that we finally have a President who wants to see everyone prosper, but these idiots think he should be stopped. SO SAD!

    June 20, 2012 06:31 am at 6:31 am |
  6. A Kickin` Donkey

    I can only hope that Latino voters demonstrate that they are SMARTER than thos "Joe-The-Plumber" type white folks in Indiana, West Virginia, Missori, Ohio, etc. who consistently vote AGAINST their own self interests by supporting Republicans.

    Latinos can look at the GOP`s embrace of the Arizona & Georgia immigration bills, the disrespectful treatment of SC justice Sotomayer, the unprincipled attacks on Eric Holder and President Obama to see how they, those tan & brown Latinos, will be regarded and treated by a GOP that is beholden to it`s Tea-Party racist wing.

    Latinos are communal & loyal people to those loyal to them. That`s the Denocrats; not the Republicans.

    June 20, 2012 06:35 am at 6:35 am |
  7. don

    Game plan = blame Obama then offer no solutions. Works every time

    June 20, 2012 06:39 am at 6:39 am |
  8. Namejkane fl SEND THE THREE TIME LOSER romney HOME AND MAKE IT FOUR.

    No body listens to the republican bafoon party anymore ,they have no credability on any subject and are going down in flames in Nov .with romney the clown and the rest of the Gop losers !!!!!

    June 20, 2012 06:40 am at 6:40 am |
  9. King

    are these the same repubs who allow themselves to get captured by the lunatic right tea baggers? they've been holding millions of construction jobs hostage, and going around state by state seperating families, as their states comes up with discriminary laws against Hispanics. theses repubs really thinks the Hispanic community is as gullible as their followers.

    June 20, 2012 06:41 am at 6:41 am |
  10. Gurgyl

    ........Willard wants to deport all the children of illegal immigrants, no school, no driving license, etc...republicans said NO to DREAM ACT, dot we know???

    June 20, 2012 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  11. Southeast

    Republicans should stand trial for treason.

    June 20, 2012 07:06 am at 7:06 am |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    It didn't help that the Republican controlled House didn't really want to talk or do anything.

    June 20, 2012 07:28 am at 7:28 am |
  13. Are you kidding me?

    I would believe this if we had interstellar travel. The ad is such a farce I can only classify it as totally way put the fiction.

    June 20, 2012 07:29 am at 7:29 am |
  14. rla

    All the minorities created for political purposes had better get real if they really want the American dream.... Republican policies will give you that opportunity and to your children but all you can expect from the government and the democrats are handouts and the status quo-– CHOOSE WISELY!

    June 20, 2012 07:42 am at 7:42 am |
  15. grahame rhodes

    Face it once and for all. The average American middle class individual is sick and tired of the rich getting all the financial breaks and everybody else getting nothing at all. This is the GOP 'Trickle Down Economics" method and I'm sick of it. It's time to rise up and kick the GOP out for good including their religious fanatics who want to impose Sharia law on all of us

    June 20, 2012 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  16. Mario

    PLEASE !!!

    June 20, 2012 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
  17. larry

    the RNC has to do better than that ad...what a waste of rich peoples money

    June 20, 2012 07:51 am at 7:51 am |
  18. J.V.Hodgson

    The party of "No" and more importantly "No solutions" only criticism of what is done are off again.
    What have Republicans done what is your plan to get them working then we can compare, evaluate and vote accordingly.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    June 20, 2012 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  19. benita michelle wheeler

    the republican party, in the late 1990s invested time and money in this race. They have not kept the promises of the hispanic community. ...benita

    June 20, 2012 08:02 am at 8:02 am |
  20. Joseph Smith

    Sheldon Adelson's $ at work, courtesy of the Chinese. Awesome.

    June 20, 2012 08:20 am at 8:20 am |
  21. The GOP should pack up and leave

    The GOP should just pack up and leave. America can't survive long with a political party that hates Americans and America as much as the GOP does.

    June 20, 2012 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  22. GROVER NORQUIST IS A ENEMY OF THE STATE/Dutch, Bad Newz, VA

    The republican party is so out of touch with minorities, that in the very near future, there will no longer be a republican party. Their tent is not big enough for everyone. Fine! All the more reason why they will be extinct in a few more years. Viva la Democrats!

    June 20, 2012 08:22 am at 8:22 am |
  23. Jules

    I trust the Latino voters in this country are smarter than to buy what this ad is selling. Truth be known, if it were not for President Barack Obama we'd all be far worse off than we are today. He stopped an economic free fall brought about by the same economic policies being proposed by Romney, that is when he actually proposes anything. Do you ever think he will actually say what he wants to cut from the budget? He talks about getting rid of some deductions – do you think he will get rid of his horse deduction of $77,000? Can you believe it cost him $77,000 to keep a horse for a year? I think that should be audited.

    June 20, 2012 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  24. Donna

    What is disappointing is that polling was done on a few people, it does not show the truth. And yet it is being portrayed as if it represents all polling's. If 75% of people are against allowing illegals to jump in front of the line to citizenship. It is disturbing how people will use child to attempt there own agendas, in the end it is the children who suffer the most.

    June 20, 2012 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  25. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Put Democrats in charge of both houses of Congress and poor and middle class families will prosper!

    June 20, 2012 08:30 am at 8:30 am |
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