Vice President Joe Biden Calls Hispanics ‘Most Powerful Force in American Politics’

Arlette Saenz, ABC News, September 13, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden described the Hispanic population in this country as the “most powerful force in American politics” during a speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in Washington, D.C. Thursday night.

“I’m here to say thank you, and tell you how much this great country owes you and how much more can be done with the infusion of new blood, of new ideas,” Biden said. “Ladies and gentlemen, you are about to become, and already have, the most powerful force in American politics. Exercise that power well, and the country will embrace you.”

The Census Bureau says the 52 million Hispanics in this country accounted for 16.7 percent of the nation’s population in 2011, and the Pew Research Center has predicted nearly a third of the U.S. population will be Hispanic by 2050, a projection that Biden says Americans have embraced.

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“Look how the American people reacted to President Obama’s executive action lifting the threat of deportation from the Dreamers. It had to be emotional, fill all of you with pride how that first day those Dreamers were eligible to apply for deferred action, thousands lined up, block after block after block,” Biden said. “I’m proud of my president, I’m proud of what the president did and I know you’re equally proud.”

“Everyone in this room, maybe more than anyone in the country understands we’ve got a lot more to do. And we will not rest in this administration until we find a permanent path out of the shadows for those who spent their lives living in fear, a path to citizenship,” Biden added.

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  • Puggg


    Vice President Joe Biden described the Hispanic population in this
    country as the “most powerful force in American politics” during a
    speech to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute Gala in
    Washington, D.C. Thursday night.

    Of course the big dummy would say “hispanics are great” to hispanics.  The reality is that on a national basis if you lose 9 hispanic votes you only need one white vote to get back to par.


    “Look how the American people reacted to President Obama’s executive
    action lifting the threat of deportation from the Dreamers. It had to be
    emotional, fill all of you with pride how that first day those Dreamers
    were eligible to apply for deferred action, thousands lined up, block
    after block after block,” Biden said. “I’m proud of my president, I’m
    proud of what the president did and I know you’re equally proud.”

    He wasn’t looking in my direction, apparently.

     

  • jedsrael

    “Exercising the power well” means “do all you can with the vote, both legal and illegal, to wipe out even more middle class White privilege, but wink wink nod nod stay out of my neighborhood”.

    • JDInSanDiego

      Imagine if they “exercised that power” by producing politicians and citizens like Washington, Jefferson, Adams and Franklin?  

      • jedsrael

        A completely outdated notion. From Regan to Obama, a nation that wouldn’t defend its borders from known incursions and invasions is not a country that will ever again produce the quality men who founded this country.

        First generation builds it. Second generation maintains it. Third generation ruins it. Fourth generation fends for self, bitterly.

  • Speaking of mexicans, has anyone else noticed how food is changing these days? I used to love going to El Torito restaurant until they made their salsa so spicy it’s unbearable. Since mexicans are flooding in at rocket speed, local foods are having to be spiced up in order to cater to their tastes.

    From Doritos Dynamita:

    http://www.fritolay.com/assets/images/blue/doritos-dinamita-chile-limon.gif

    To the  Taco Bell Volcano Menu:

    http://www.sogoodblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Volcano-Taco-Burrito-HiRes1.JPG

    every where you go, especially here in So. Cal., BBQ joints, steak houses and typical White American food is being displaced by non-white spicy crap.

    I was speaking to a friend about this the other day, and he put it this way: he said that the White palate is very refined and sensitive. We gave birth to Classical music and shy away from ruckus. Our tastes for food are the same. The mexican palate is as noisy as their taste for music– loud, glaring and brash. Overly spicy food to me is as nauseating as blowing a tuba in my ear.

    Simply reason #515,978 why I can’t stand being forced to live/work with people who are not of my own kind

    • Fighting_Northern_Spirit

      Take a trip to Mexico and you’ll find that most real Mexican food is rather bland, with a few exceptions.  The fiery variants come from Texas.

    • JDInSanDiego

      Mexican’s have also ruined pizza in southern California (if it was ever that good in the first place) by spicing up the sauce.  I’ve told them pizza is not supposed to taste like hot sauce.  You’re supposed to be able to taste the cheese and the tomato sauce.  But the thing that makes pizza taste like pizza is the olive oil and oregano.

  • Biff_Maliboo

    I bet Joe says that to all the girls…

  • IKantunderstand

    Joe, hey, SHOVE it. How much we owe hispanics? He’s kidding, right? I’m pretty sure 1000 chimpanzees would have discovered the taco.  

  • IKantunderstand

    Seriously? These people are taking over our counrty, and you talk about food??????  I swear to God, this is not the website I first started commenting on.

    • John Bonham

       Lighten up … All we EVER do is talk on here anyway ( me included ) .. No one is ever going to do anything about the troubles that face this nation and whites on here anyway .. If a revolution hasn’t started by now with all that has been going on since 1965, then I suspect there never will …
      I mean how much can whites take without a  fighting back ??  Apparently a lot ..

      • IKantunderstand

        Ummm, actually, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for me to lighten up. I’m pretty lightened already. Also, enlightened. You are right. If no revolution has started by now, well, then , gosh, no revolution ever will start. Because apparently we have gone past some expiration date that john bonham has established. I admit, things don’t look good. But, hey, john bonham,  there is no expiration date on revolution.

  • Hispanic illegal invaders were never “living in fear!” They are some of the most arrogant and militant interlopers to ever to squat on our soil. Joe Biden should be arrested for treason against this country!

  • mobilebay

    Congressional Hispanic Caucus? Hummmm…Could someone please direct me to the Congressional French Caucus? German? Greek? Italian? British?  I didn’t think so. Welcome to Los Estados Unidos.

  • Defiant White

    And here I thought Pedro & Family waded across the Rio Grande to give their chilluns a better life . . . I think Crazy Joe Biden wants to change this

    With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    to this
    With silent
    lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,

    Your huddled
    masses yearning to breathe free,

    The wretched
    refuse of your teeming shore.

    Send these, the
    homeless, tempest-tost to me,

    So that voting for socialists and Dmocrats they will be!

  • Dump Joe?  Why?  If they dump Joe, they would have to dump 90% of the party, Obama and HRC included.

  • The__Bobster

    Joe is insurance to prevent anything form happening to the Messiah.

  • scott81

    Blacks are in for a rude awakening if they think a Hispanic majority will kowtow to them like Joe Biden and his white liberals. Not only are Mexicans taking black jobs they are taking over their neighborhoods as well. Hispanics can’t be guilt tripped or even care about black issues

  • Tom in Miami

    It’s a shame that Hispanics, a small percentage of the population, is “the most powerful force in American politics.”  In what sense can this be true?  Easily.  Add the Hispanic vote to the Black vote, liberal vote, and female vote and you have a majority.  There’s not much we can do about the Black or Hispanic vote, but surely we ought to be able to swing our women to vote Republican.  Of course, electing Republicans  does nothing to put a stop to the programs that hurt White families (affirmative action, for example).  I suspect that, regardless of who we put into government, the anti-White programs will stay in place.  I fear that nothing short of (peaceful) revolution will bring about change to treat all Americans as equals.

    • NM156

      GOP Inc. needs to be gutted by its new constituency. Affirmative action was an issue until neoconservatism and globalism infected the GOP.

  • Wilmington

    Sounds like a quote from George W. Bush.

    • Bush did not grant amnesty or subvert the Constitution.

      • NM156

        Bush invented amnesty, stupidf**k. Go back to planet douchebag, a wholly-owned subsidiary of GOP Inc.

        • LaSantaHermandad

          “Bush invented amnesty, you moron”.
          I referred to gangs of marauding Blacks  as “savages” and my post was edited. 
          Why not enlighten Franklin Ward with those “quotes” that you mentioned above. I don’t think that now  he’ll be interested in anything you have to offer after you called him   a “moron”. 
          I don’t consider anyone who posts here to be a “moron”. Generally this is a quite intelligent and often erudite group.
          Actually Mr. Ward, I read recently a quote attributed to “W’ that referred to the Constitution as a “Goddamned piece of paper”.  Is it true?  ?????

  • Is this guy for real.  We owe Latinos?   For what?  We are happy about Obama’s illegal action in lifting the threat of deportation?  Biden makes it sound like illegals are welcome and have contributed so much.  I am from Delaware and I can tell you not many of us from the First State are proud of this nut.  He and his master have got to go.

  • NM156

    Stay in the shadows, please.

  • NM156

    Illegals? Legal immigrants and their children and grandchildren born in the US have added tens of millions to the population of the US in the past 20-30 years. Ilegal immigration is but a small contribution to a much larger overall problem.

  • NM156

    That’s “pierogi”, sir…

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Biden describes Hispanics as if they were one big homogeneous group who march in lock step with all other Hispanics. 

  • Major

    Crazy “Unkle” Joe…..needs to keep giving Biker chicks lap dances and wear his lamp shade in a corner.

  • In Latin American, there is no middle class.  Just rich people and crooked politicians living behind iron gates.  Biden and other Democrat leaders like him are just pandering to the masses so they can keep theirs.