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Obama's Racially Divisive Campaign for the Hispanic Vote

By Javier Manjarres

The Obama administration and its Progressive supporters within the Democrat Party are waging a race-based full court press on a number fronts in a desperate attempt of salvaging this coming election for President Obama.

No efforts have been made by the Department of Justice to address the directed threats and the bounty that was put on the head of George Zimmerman by the Black Panthers. Zimmerman was involved in the shooting of Trayvon Martin last February, and the subsequent coordinated efforts by Democrats to politicize the shooting and drive a false media narrative were nothing less than a desperate attempt to curry favor with black voters.

Obama’s Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is currently refusing to assist Florida Governor Rick Scott in his ‘cleaning’ of Florida’s voter rolls from ineligible non-citizen voters. The DHS has ordered all 67 County Supervisor’s of Elections to suspend all inquiries of voter eligibility that were ordered by Governor Scott. Could it be that Democrats oppose verifying voter status because they are very much aware that the clear majority of illegal voters cast their votes for Democrats?

Now progressives are intensifying their efforts on Hispanics in a manner that is truly cringe-worthy.

This past weekend at Netroots gathering in Providence, Rhode Island, under the cover of ‘Operation Black Button’, I attended a panel discussion as to how progressives could effectively reach out to the ‘Latino’ community, and win their votes. (H/T Franklin Center)

I can honestly say that I attended the meeting with an open mind, but within ten minutes of listening to the discussion, it was clear to me that their plan to approach Hispanics was to racially divide and conquer.

The panel of four consisted of representatives from different pro-amnesty for illegal aliens groups including California Calls, which also lobbies for raising taxes.
The discussion focused on the usage of racially divisive terms such as “Black” “White” “Brown” people and “Women of Color’. Never were individuals identified by any other characteristic other than their race.

Even more pathetic was the fact that the panel actually joked about the use of different shades of the color brown in one of their graphs to depict the Hispanic population from least to most populated areas of California. Racist? Look at the picture above and decide for yourselves.

One of the panelists named “Tomas” (wearing the yellow shirt-video) had the gall to assert that the term ‘Chicano’ was a widely accepted term used to refer to all Latinos. The term ‘Chicano’ more properly is used to describe U.S. Citizens of Mexican descent only. Read more about the term Chicano here- Love At First Shark Bite for Eva Longoria?

I openly questioned Tomas about this assertion, and he was both shocked and bewildered that someone actually called him and the rest of the panel out for being ignorant racists. I told the panel that their race-baiting tactics were a losing proposition for them, and they didn’t respond as their ‘brown shirts’ began to surround me and question my reason for attending the racially charged discussion.

Below is the video of my encounter with the group. The camera could not pick up the entire exchange, as it was too far away to pick up my voice.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • JacquelineL

    There may be a few sleepyheads left who have not had their coffee and opened their eyes to the corruption in our electoral system. The dead and Illegals are voting in great numbers. One precint in Wisconsin tallied 119% in votes! Some of those dead seem to have voted more than once (or maybe it was the criminal aliens with their false, union supplied paperwork).
    Every state should demand valid ID to vote. You need it to get a drivers license, register your kids in school, go on a cruise SO WHY NOT DEMAND VALID ID TO VOTE?!

    • Susan

      If Romney had hutzpah, he would be using #ShowIDtoVote as a central theme of his campaign – America is ready!! #commonsense #citizenry

      Pls follow me @conservagirl on Twitter

  • Sandi Trusso

    Well, I knew that nearly everything in our country today seems to revolve around sex, but the “taxes are sexy” sign seems to confirm that there’s nothing left that isn’t based on sex! Does anyone still wonder why (generally speaking) our kids are so uneducated?

  • http://sharktank Norma Brown

    I’m a hispanic american and I object when Axelrod, at last glance a Jewish man, warns that the selection of Marco Rubio as VP would “insult” Latinos. Says who, other than Mr. Axelrod? I understand that the Democratic zombies on the left coast will vote for their party, but “insult,” what does that mean? I fail to see how having a very smart, well-spoken and dedicated public servant as Rubio as VEEP candidate could possibly insult a person of Latin American heritage. We are most of us strivers, and we do not begrudge a Latino for making it to the top. But enough — stop dividing our nation! This is the narrowest of administrations, the weakest of utopias, in the end it will amount to no more than the empty suit who leads it, and the corrupt Clintons, beloved of America.

    • John

      Great point, Norma. The lefties see successful people of color (for lack of a better term) as a threat to the ones who are content to live their lives waiting for “check day.”

      I have a dear friend, an African American, who just happens to have a PhD (well, actually, he worked his butt off to earn it). His mom still lives in the old neighborhood, doesn’t want to move. When he goes to his mom’s house, he is the most hated man on the block.

      I tell you truly, we are living in Upside Down Land.

  • Jeff Willis

    This is really disappointing. Especially since Obama ran a campaign touting his ability to unite the country. In reality, he has proven to be the exact opposite. A class warfare campaign hurts everyone. It is divisive. It reflects a president who will do or say anything to win. It is highly probable that if Obama loses the election, he will tout “race” and “racial prejudice” as the reason for his loss!

    Latin surnamed Americans are assimulating fast into the American melting pot. The majority hold values that run in opposition to the Presidents. These values include “pro-life, sanctity of marriage, proven work ethic and self reliance.”

    Obama and his supporters have made promises, but have shown little results. The unemployment rate with young Hispanics is higher than the national average. Obama’s promise of entitlements is hollow in comparison to a real plan to create jobs. Most of the President’s policies have been poison to job creation. This is what Americans are looking at. Is Barack Obama part of the solution? Or, is he part of the problem?

  • Michelle Lancaster

    Thank you for continuing to shine the light on those who wish to place us in a box. The more of us that speak out, the more they’ll scurry away.

  • Manny Goldstein

    #TAXESARESEXY?! (laughing)

    You deserve what you vote for.

  • matt aronson

    governor scott should sue the federal government lackey agencies, namely the depts. of justice and homeland security; they are pulling out all the stops to produce invalid votes in the coming election and it’s about time somebody stands up for his state’s rights; but then again, what else would you expect from this neo socialist administration.

  • Isabella

    Hopefully the majority won’t fall for Obama’s “divide and conquer efforts. Holder’s law suit against FLorida to stop election reform is all we need to know about this administration, especially when they constantly sue border states for enforcing the laws against illegal immigration. They didn’t come out of Cook County IL without any idea of corruption. Time to clean house people and save our Republic.

  • Lowie

    Our Florida immigrant population must come to grips that they are Americans first. Our ancestors came from all directions and we must stand our ground against an over reaching Federal government who’s desire is to topple our form of government that doesn’t work so good under socialism. I am proud of my Mexican heritage that gave me the incentive to learn everything I had to learn about being 100% American. For President Obama to preach divison is offensive to me and he does not deserve to be our President. I have never witnessed such behavior in our White House and they do not deserve to lead the free world. I was deeply offended when they hung a Mao decoration on the WH Christmas tree, employed Van Jones, a vowed Communist, and have leaked foreign intelligence to rogue nations. The offensive lists go on and on. We must stand as one people to defeat the enemy that lives in the people’s house and find them infiltrated in the highest levels of our government. Our Republic must stand united against a rogue gang of thugs and they happen to be Democrats. Vote a straight R ticket.

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  • Carlos

    Any group who tells us the word “illegal” is racist, then calls themselves La Raza, is a total joke and has no credibility. It’s not complicated, these folks leave corrupt, murderous dumps like Mejico
    or El Slavador (who can blame them) to come here for a better life. But for many, the work needed to obtain said life is more than they thought it would be so their dream experiences mission creep. Then it becomes how much can I get from those ‘pinches gringos’, or ‘jodios yanquis’ if it’s Cuban rafters. They have little or no intention of assimilating and there’s a huge market for garbage, 3rd world TV to prove it. Their religion is reconquista, still haven’t gotten over the Alamo. The price we pay for an open society is when malcontents come in under one premise then quickly change tactics and goals. Like all forms of liberalism, latino activism cannot be coddled. It must be confronted and defeated. Although a minority, there are smarter, hard working latinos who will fulfill the American dream, move out of East LA or Winwood and never look back. The GOP needs to appeal to their “verguenza” (sense of shame) for those who still have any. The message is clear-depend on Obama & Co. to throw you just enough crumbs to get by or set your own goals and accomplish them with self reliance and hard work. That’s for the internal part, for the external we need to get enough of our troops out of places like Iraq & Afghanistan and put them on the border.

    • GenEarly

      Marielena Stuart just won the Pinellas County Straw Poll and is Hispanic. I’m a Gringo and enthusiastically supporting her Real Conservatism for the US Senate.

  • Muriel Akamatsu

    OMG#$^^&!!! “I’m a cultural anthropologist”…translation: “I can be bigoted and not only get away with it, but receive pay and speak authoritatively at conferences.” I don’t blame you for being disgusted. I’m appalled–but not surprised. Appears the opposition are revisiting apartheid.

  • Bill G

    It’s all part of Bam-Bam’s Blood For Votes campaign strategy.

  • GenEarly

    Very Well Done Javier, on confronting the hypocrisy of the Socialist Left in Ca..
    Now, on to the Repub Estab in Florida …………

    Mack or LeMieux? Really? How about a new poll with Marielena Stuart?

    • Javier Manjarres

      Thanks. I am currently writing a post about the race, and now including Stuart.

  • Capt Mike

    Howdy Lowie,
    I think if you look around that most second and third generation Latino’s / Hispanics love America just as much or more than ‘native’s’ (by whatever definition); their parents deliberately chose to immigrate here for better prospects (some combination of economic opportunity & freedom).

    I’m on board with better border control, but we also need some sort process to deal with those already here (especially kids, who are innocent), and to recreate a useable temporary visa for migrant farm workers.

    There is absolutely no reason our party should abandon a demographic that largely shares our values; we should be having a vigorous debate countering Dem policies. Many of these immigrants have lived through the failed economics of statist regimes, and should be receptive to the ideas of free markets and free people (and yeah, that’s a loose borrow from WSJ)

    Best Regards,

  • Scott

    Obama a racist? Say it ain’t so!!!

    Obama and that moron Holder are two of the biggest racists in this country.

  • Carlos J. Negron

    Basura talk is just that, diversionary tactics that divert attention from reality.


    That is political reality and all who come upon this comment best start accepting that reality.

    to ALL the Hispanic surrogates, I ask the following:

    How did the Hispanic community benefit from the first Obama administration?

    Please, DO NOT parrot empty promises of a second administration respond to lthe question.

  • James Pepper

    The United States National Voter Registration form requires Spanish speaking people to answer the questions in English and when you turn on a screen reader for the blind the form speaks in English, not in Spanish despite the fact that it is required under the Voting Rights Act, the Civil Rights Act and Executive Order 12166. The usual response from the Administration is that if you speak English with a Spanish accent you are speaking Spanish.
    This link is to a video that shows a Spanish speaking screen reader reading the page, and it repeats the name of the page over and over again and it will read numbers in Spanish and individual letters but it is reading English.
    The form is not accessible to the blind in English and this is very illegal. So the Obama Administration talks a good game but they are doing this in the form, and this is voter suppression. The form requires the blind to draw a map of where they live and the form requires the blind to own a program that costs $1100 to fill out parts of the form. These are a Literacy Test and a Poll Tax and are expressly against the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
    OH and Voter ID is FEDERAL LAW, it is in every voter registration form, so this whole debate over Voter ID is a fake issue, it was already decided years ago.