National Journal Magazine:

McCain’s message was obvious, the source continued: After bucking his party on immigration, he had no sympathy for Hispanics who are dissatisfied with President Obama’s pace on the issue. “He threw out [the words] ‘You people — you people made your choice. You made your choice during the election,’ ” the source said. “It was almost as if [he was saying] ‘You’re cut off!’ We felt very uncomfortable when we walked away from the meeting because of that.”


Elections have consequences, pendejo.  Deal with it.


  1. Kristin says:

    Immigration is an important issue particularly for people who live along the bordering states. As far as your consequences remarks really? I mean the economy would have taken precedence over immigration reform no matter who was President. The economy affects citizens and non –citizens alike, probably even more so for people who are not citizens. Non-citizens and illegal immigrants do not benefit from the programs that help to aid the unemployed here. They are hurting more than anybody so much that they are returning to their homeland. John McCain would have had a better shot running as an independent, that he is, instead of running with a party that minorities do not perceive as welcoming.

    Say what you will about limousine liberals they know how to do what most minorities in corporate America do every day and that is “Play the Game”.

  2. Phelps says:

    It’s like I have been saying for years. When a group votes as a block (blacks, Hispanics, Christian right, anyone) their vote becomes diluted. The side that they are going to vote for no matter what doesn’t need to work for their vote, so they are going to get put on the back burner if they win. The side that won’t get their vote no matter what has no reason to waste resources trying to get it, and no reason to buck its base chasing that vote.

    The Republicans (and the Christian right) learned this lesson the hard way the last two elections. Maybe Hispanics will learn the lesson next. Frankly, if they were voting on issues and not on complexion, McCain had an astoundingly better record on immigration reform than Obama, and better rhetoric to boot.

  3. Kristin says:

    The Hispanic vote was hardly based on complexion. There are too many tensions between black and brown to make that kind of statement.

  4. Phelps says:

    Are you saying that black people and Hispanics are too bigoted against each other for that to be the explanation? That’s very nuanced.

  5. Kristin says:

    There is a division rooted in socioeconomics and has very little to do with being bigoted. It is a much bigger picture than race, BUT if that is all you see…