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Monday, September 12th, 2016

Latino voters in swing states could hurt GOP

*In Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, North Carolina and Ohio Latino voters favor the Democratic candidate for Senate. VL By David F. Damore, Latino Decisions (8.5 minute read) New polling from America’s Voice and Latino Decisions released earlier today finds that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s dismal standing with Latino voters has the potential to hurt Republicans’

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016

Taco trucks on every corner? Business group wants them at every polling site instead.

*The taco truck wave doesn’t end. Maybe that’s a good thing. There’s a call now for taco trucks at every polling site. Are there that many taco trucks? VL By Ed O’Keefe, The Washington Post A taco truck...

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

#TacoTrucksOnEveryCorner Lampoons Trump Supporter’s Bizarre Warning, Praises Tacos

*What’s wrong with so much of something so delicious? VL By Sameer Rao, Colorlines While Republican presidential nominee Donald Trumpx tries to sell his anti-immigration platform with less-xenophobic language than before, one of his most prominent Latino supporters unintentionally sparked a...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

‘Cállate, imbécil’: the best Mexican responses to Donald Trump’s visit

*This is rich. Mexican humor is ruthless and relentless, it’s awesome. And Mexicans saw Trump’s visit for what it was, puro circo. VL By Amber Jamieson, The Guardian (4 minute read) Mexicans furious that Donald Trump came to their...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Mexican president likely hurt by ‘ill-advised’ Trump meeting

*Yep, but when your approval rating is 23%, to quote Donald Trump, What do you have to lose? VL By Christopher Sherman and Mark Stevenson, Associated Press (3 minute read) MEXICO CITY (AP) — President Enrique Pena Nieto’s meeting with...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Donald Trump Gambles on Immigration but Sends Conflicting Signals

*He wasn’t so tough in Mexico, was he? Then he comes back to Phoenix and barks again. Typical Trump. VL By Patrick Healy, The New York Times (5 minute read) Donald J. Trump made an audacious attempt on Wednesday...

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Several Hispanic Trump surrogates reconsider support

*From a U.S. Latino perspective, even among his supporters and GOP partisans, yesterday was a fail for Trump. VL By Katie Gluleck and Kyle Cheney, Politico (3 minute read) Several major Latino surrogates for Donald Trump are reconsidering...

Thursday, August 18th, 2016

How Trump is the child of a narcissistic, unholy political marriage

*Henry Flores tell us that the GOP lost control of their party back when they plotted a political takeover. VL By Henry Flores, NewsTaco When Dwight David Eisenhower left the presidency the Republican Party was seen as a...

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

Washington Perspective: How Trump pulled the curtain to reveal a devil’s bargain

*I’ve read many characterizations of Donald Trump, and this one, where Bill Valdez compares him to Toto from the Wizard of Oz, is the best. He says Trump pulled back the curtain and the GOP got the...

Thursday, January 7th, 2016

The Republican three-ring presidential show

*From our friend Tomas Ricardo’s perspective the GOP presiodential race is happening under the big top. VL By Tomas Ricardo, Friend of NewsTaco The vaudeville show is done. The entertainment phase has flown.  Still, the clowns remain....

Monday, January 4th, 2016

Ted Cruz exploits the power of cultural resentment

*It’s interesting how media thought framers coin new terms to fit new political realities. It used to be that angry white voters were a fringe, now they’re a resentful group.  I hadn’t read about “cultural resentment” until...

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015

Washington Perspective: The extreme road to the GOP’s 2016 loss

*Bill Valdez draws a connecting line of similarities between the red scare, the present GOP extremism and radical Islam. He says mainstream voters haven’t and wn’t elect an extremist to the presidency. VL By Bill Valdez, NewsTaco...

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2015

Canceling Telemundo Debate Would Be At Odds With GOP ‘Autopsy’

*So I read the GOP “autopsy” to gauge where their heads were back in 2012. Here’s what it said: “It is imperative that the RNC changes how it engages with Hispanic communities to welcome in new members of...

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Immigrants are like rats and roaches … yeah, she said it

By Victor Landa, NewsTaco It was recorded on the venerable CSPAN, a place for policy-wonk viewers where discussions are broadcast live, unedited, free of gatekeeper interference. The mother-in-law of well-known conservative pol David Bossie was handed a...

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