September 23, 2014
The ‘Shut Down All Ports’ Mexican Cartel Threat So Ridiculous, Even Breitbart Says #NoMames

You know you have major problems when even the most sympathetic of outlets says you that your story is whack. That is exactly what Breitbart is telling the organizer of the silly “Shut Down All Ports of Entry” protest, which was suddenly cancelled in the early hours of September 20 because of a “bloodbath” threat by “cartels.”

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September 22, 2014
Biden at #HispanderingHeritageMonth Event: Republicans Just ‘May See the Lord’ When It Comes to Immigration Reform

The following excerpt is from the official Vice President’s pool report for a Hispandering (sorry, Hispanic) Heritage Month event where Vice President Joe Biden spoke:

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[Biden] said comprehensive immigration reform was needed and that if Congress did not “get it done” before the end of the year, “the President’s going to do it, and he’s going to do an awful lot.”

“I know you’re all waiting and you’re frustrated,” he said.

He said:

Watch when this election is over, watch what happens when all of a sudden our friends in the other team realize their prospects for future electoral success hinge upon acting rationally. They will either act rationally, or we will act for them, and if we have to act for them, they will not be around a whole lot longer to act in large numbers … I’m not offering any false hope about what they’ll do between now and the election, but … I can tell you, when this election [is] over in the lame duck session, they just may see the Lord. It is possible. But if they don’t they will see some lightning.

According to the pool report, President Obama made a brief appearance after Biden’s remarks. And oh yeah, the Army Latin Combo Band played.



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September 22, 2014
Biden at #HispanderingHeritageMonth Event: Republicans Just ‘May See the Lord’ When It Comes to Immigration Reform

The following excerpt is from the official Vice President’s pool report for a Hispandering (sorry, Hispanic) Heritage Month event where Vice President Joe Biden spoke:

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[Biden] said comprehensive immigration reform was needed and that if Congress did not “get it done” before the end of the year, “the President’s going to do it, and he’s going to do an awful lot.”

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September 22, 2014
Survey of 400 Puerto Ricans Living in Florida’s ‘I-4 Corridor’ Says 64% Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

In a survey being heavily promoted by pro-statehood organization PR51st and coducted by Voter / Consumer Research has announced that “an even larger majority of mainland Puerto Ricans favors statehood now than in 2005.” The proof of this claim? Results of a VCR report which interviewed 400 Puerto Rican residents living in Florida’s “I-4 corridor.” The VCR report (which you can read at the end of this post) suggested that these 400 people who live in just one area of the country are full representation of a larger national trend with Puerto Ricans. According to Pew, parts of the “I-4 corridor” (specifically, Orange County) are some of the country’s largest Puerto Rican populations, third to only the Bronx and Brooklyn.

The survey, which has a margin of error of 4.9%, concluded that 64% of the 400 people interviewed favored statehood for Puerto Rico. While such a conclusion is newsworthy, the claims from Pr51st that this is now a national trend among Puerto Ricans living on the mainland is a bit misleading, since the survey was only limited to one very contained and specific geographical area. If you are not asking similar questions from people who currently live in New York City or Chicago, for example, you really can’t make such sweeping national conclusions. Orlando is not El Bronx or Filadelfía just yet.

Yet that is exactly what PR51st is saying:

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Granted, the “I-4 corridor” will have a strong influence in the 2016 presidential elections based on what happened in 2012, and much of the current survey information can help inform hopeful 2016 candidates and local Florida races. A better conclusion is that the issue of political status for Puerto Ricans living in Central Florida is important to them. It could be an issue for candidates to explore with more seriousness.

But don’t take our word for it, nor that of PR51st or of VCR, which (according to its website) “provides public opinion research to clients in the issues management and political marketplace,” and whose “clients include corporations, associations, political candidates, I&R campaigns, IE campaigns and Republican Party committees.” VCR is not a Gallup or a Pew. The data being presented should be viewed with a very critical lens, and like our founder wrote this weekend, we can safely say that this latest poll is doing exactly what has become the standard for Puerto Rico’s status politics: finding any data you can find, and then announce that it magically matches your status interest. In other terms, this type of survey is like a poll commissioned by Republicans to confirm that Republicans are awesome. The line being presented is blurry.

Maybe it’s time for Gallup to run a new comprehensive poll about this issue, since if you do a search of “Puerto Rico” on its site, the last poll about this issue was in 1998. 1998. And if you search Pew? You don’t get much out of that either. The last kind of legitimate poll we are aware of was from 2013, which interviewed 601 likely Puerto Rican voters living on the island. 71% of those voters preferred statehood. Nothing coming from the mainland.

Here is the VCR survey. It’s about 12 pages long and if you care about this issue, read the whole report yourself and don’t rely on press releases or misleading blog posts from pro-statehood supporters who are twisting the data too far.

Survey of ‘I-4 Corridor’ Puerto Ricans



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September 22, 2014
Survey of 400 Puerto Ricans Living in Florida’s ‘I-4’ Corridor Says 64% Support Statehood for Puerto Rico

In a survey being heavily promoted by pro-statehood organization PR51st and coducted by Voter / Consumer Research has announced that “an even larger majority of mainland Puerto Ricans favors statehood now than in 2005.” The proof of this claim? Results of a VCR reportwhich interviewed 400 Puerto Rican residents living in Florida’s “I-4 corridor.” The VCR report (which you can read at the end of…

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