Saturday, September 20, 2008

GOP official: Hispanics 'consider themselves above blacks,' won't back Obama

-- by Dave

LP at New MexicoFBIHOP notes that Bernalillo County Republican chairman Fernando C' de Baca told a BBC reporter:

"The truth is that Hispanics came here as conquerors," he said. "African-Americans came here as slaves.

"Hispanics consider themselves above blacks. They won't vote for a black president."

If I were Republicans, I wouldn't be counting on this view being particularly widespread among Latinos. Especially if Latino Republicans -- and John McCain supporters at that -- go around spreading the word that the party is wedded to old racial divisions.

The New Mexico Independent has more.

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