A really good Gabriel Gomez question concerning the Amnesty Gang of Eight Bill

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A really good Gabriel Gomez question concerning the Amnesty Gang of Eight Bill

One of the reg­u­lar argu­ments that we’re con­stantly told is that if the GOP would only sup­port the amnesty Immi­gra­tion Bill it will solve our prob­lems with Lati­nos or at least be the first step in solv­ing said problems.

Here in Mass­a­chu­setts we have a per­fect test of this hypothesis.

Gabriel Gomez is the GOP can­di­date for the US sen­ate, he has from day 1 made it no secret of his sup­port for the gang of eight and has bluntly said he would be a GOP vote for said bill if elected.

He ran on this and won in a 3 way GOP pri­mary not only win­ning but draw­ing over 50% of the vote.

His Oppo­nent is Ed Markey a career pol who has voted in lock­step with his party 99% over a 36 year career. He is a hack with a 36 year record behind him he has spent all his time and effort attack­ing his oppo­nent who has done noth­ing with his life but become a Navy Flyer, a Navy seal and a suc­cess­ful businessman.

Now given that Gomez is not only a sup­porter of the Gang of Eight Bill but a latino sup­porter of the gang of eight bill one might assume that he would res­onate with vot­ers in gen­eral and Latino vot­ers in par­tic­u­lar.

Markey, the Malden Demo­c­rat, leads Gomez by 56 to 36 per­cent among likely vot­ers and a 5332 per­cent advan­tage among all reg­is­tered vot­ers in the poll.The one bright spot for the ex-​Navy SEAL is that his best night of polling came this Wednes­day, after his final debate per­for­mance against Markey. He trailed in that night’s sam­ple by 13 points, indi­cat­ing Gomez gained steam from the tele­vised showdown.

Now maybe this poll is off, after all Scott Brown was down big in polls before is win in 2010 but you would think that the num­bers would look a bit bet­ter. And let me remind you of this

not every­one sees him as a His­panic trail­blazer. The Boston Spanish-​language news­pa­per El Plan­eta ran a col­umn won­der­ing if Gomez is a “LINO” (Latino In Name Only).

It’s bad enough that La Plan­eta raised this ques­tion — and worse that its answer was “yes.”

Lit­mus tests for eth­nic­ity serve no pur­pose besides divid­ing our com­mu­nity. They are point­less, unnec­es­sary and bor­der­line offen­sive. Yet as more His­panic can­di­dates join the polit­i­cal arena, these ques­tions seem to be the new norm.

Lit­mus test for eth­nic­ity the new Norm??

So let me get this straight, you have Gabriel Gomez who has a life full of achieve­ment as a Navy Flyer, Navy Seal and busi­ness­man, who won a GOP pri­mary with over 50% pro­claim­ing loudly and pub­licly his sup­port of the efforts of the gang of 8, and the reac­tion is to Ques­tion if he passes a lit­mus test for being Latino?

If this is how an actual Latino, a son of Columbian immi­grants, a per­son to who Eng­lish was the sec­ond lan­guage he learned what makes who sup­ports the gang of 8 bill is treated can some­one explain to me why any­one would assume Lati­nos will even give a hear­ing to the GOP if they sup­port this bill?

When you come up with an answer I’d be delighted to hear it.

P.S. Although I stren­u­ously oppose the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill I will still vote for Gabriel Gomez in the gen­eral elec­tion for three reasons.

1. Ed Markey is a com­plete hack, Gomez is a far supe­rior can­di­date on the issues.

2. Gabriel Gomez unlike oth­ers in the GOP has never pre­tended to be any­thing other than a sup­porter of the Gang of eight. He ran on what he is and took 50%+ He’s not telling me one thing and doing another. I can han­dle dis­agree­ment if it’s being done honestly.

3. The time for protest­ing against a party is not before a crit­i­cal elec­tion that decides the future of your coun­try or state, the time to do so is after such an elec­tion (see Barack Obama re-​election of 2012)

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Sun­day starts a new week and a new attempt to make pay­check and the mortgage.

The good news is of course a new week means I have a new chance to man­age a pay­check and bail the month of June out.

The bad news is with the three pre­vi­ous week fail­ures to may my pay­check even a suc­cess­ful week will mean I’m short of the mort­gage by almost a 13

But first things first, let see if we can man­age the full pay­check this week and then I’ll worry about the mort­gage shortage.

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One of the regular arguments that we’re constantly told is that if the GOP would only support the amnesty Immigration Bill it will solve our problems with Latinos or at least be the first step in solving said problems.

Here in Massachusetts we have a perfect test of this hypothesis.

Gabriel Gomez is the GOP candidate for the US senate, he has from day 1 made it no secret of his support for the gang of eight and has bluntly said he would be a GOP vote for said bill if elected.

He ran on this and won in a 3 way GOP primary not only winning but drawing over 50% of the vote.

His Opponent is Ed Markey a career pol who has voted in lockstep with his party 99% over a 36 year career. He is a hack with a 36 year record behind him he has spent all his time and effort attacking his opponent who has done nothing with his life but become a Navy Flyer, a Navy seal and a successful businessman.

Now given that Gomez is not only a supporter of the Gang of Eight Bill but a latino supporter of the gang of eight bill one might assume that he would resonate with voters in general and Latino voters in particular.

Markey, the Malden Democrat, leads Gomez by 56 to 36 percent among likely voters and a 53-32 percent advantage among all registered voters in the poll.The one bright spot for the ex-Navy SEAL is that his best night of polling came this Wednesday, after his final debate performance against Markey. He trailed in that night’s sample by 13 points, indicating Gomez gained steam from the televised showdown.

Now maybe this poll is off, after all Scott Brown was down big in polls before is win in 2010 but you would think that the numbers would look a bit better. And let me remind you of this

not everyone sees him as a Hispanic trailblazer. The Boston Spanish-language newspaper El Planeta ran a column wondering if Gomez is a “LINO” (Latino In Name Only).

It’s bad enough that La Planeta raised this question — and worse that its answer was “yes.”

Litmus tests for ethnicity serve no purpose besides dividing our community. They are pointless, unnecessary and borderline offensive. Yet as more Hispanic candidates join the political arena, these questions seem to be the new norm.

Litmus test for ethnicity the new Norm??

So let me get this straight, you have Gabriel Gomez who has a life full of achievement as a Navy Flyer, Navy Seal and businessman, who won a GOP primary with over 50% proclaiming loudly and publicly his support of the efforts of the gang of 8, and the reaction is to Question if he passes a litmus test for being Latino?

If this is how an actual Latino, a son of Columbian immigrants, a person to who English was the second language he learned what makes who supports the gang of 8 bill is treated can someone explain to me why anyone would assume Latinos will even give a hearing to the GOP if they support this bill?

When you come up with an answer I’d be delighted to hear it.

P.S. Although I strenuously oppose the Gang of Eight Amnesty Bill I will still vote for Gabriel Gomez in the general election for three reasons.

1. Ed Markey is a complete hack, Gomez is a far superior candidate on the issues.

2. Gabriel Gomez unlike others in the GOP has never pretended to be anything other than a supporter of the Gang of eight. He ran on what he is and took 50%+ He’s not telling me one thing and doing another. I can handle disagreement if it’s being done honestly.

3. The time for protesting against a party is not before a critical election that decides the future of your country or state, the time to do so is after such an election (see Barack Obama re-election of 2012)

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Sunday starts a new week and a new attempt to make paycheck and the mortgage.

The good news is of course a new week means I have a new chance to manage a paycheck and bail the month of June out.

The bad news is with the three previous week failures to may my paycheck even a successful week will mean I’m short of the mortgage by almost a 1/3

But first things first, let see if we can manage the full paycheck this week and then I’ll worry about the mortgage shortage.

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