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Show Bustos the door in 2014 election

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

Two years ago, former U.S. Rep. Bobby Schilling saw his constituency carved up by redistricting. His central argument in 2014 should be simply, [Rep.] Bustos is a stooge of the failed presidency of Obama. Dump Bustos.

After fighting hard to capture the elusive fighting ground, he must, unlike Romney, see the value of the Hispanic vote. His main thrust should be the hypocrisy of the Democratic Party. They dangled the issue of immigration, like a carrot on a stick, when Obama needed it. He has had 5 years, and all we see is finger-pointing.

Ever hear of horse trading? Politics being “the art of the possible”? Obama’s main accomplishment in this regard was his record deportation of immigrants, a kick-in-the-head to Hispanic voters. Our turn.

Hispanic Republicans number 27 percent, not enough to influence policy in that party. But the other party has the lion’s share of our vote. It angers me that bloc vote is ignored by the Democrats.

Romney got his just deserts. To quote the former Democratic House Speaker Tip O’Neill, “All politics is local.”

Whiteside County Hispanics should start with Bustos. Show her the door like they did Romney. Time for a change, to echo their leader.

 

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