Romney Campaign’s Latest Comments Show How Little They Understand Latino Priorities

CHICAGO–(ENEWSPF)–October 15, 2012.  Obama for America released the following statement from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez in reaction to the Romney campaign’s latest assertion that the President is not “macho” enough for Latino voters:

“The Romney campaign’s latest assertion that the President is not ‘macho’ enough for Latino voters not only plays into backward and offensive stereotypes of the Hispanic community but shows how little they understand Latino priorities and concerns. I don’t know any Latino who thinks it’s right to veto the DREAM Act, make the middle-class pay for tax cuts for the rich or take away the opportunity for as many as 9 million Hispanics to get health care. Latinos respect the President because he’s doubled funding for Pell Grants so an additional 150,000 Hispanic kids can afford a college education, made it possible for as many as 9 million Hispanics to have access to healthcare, has created 5.2 million private sector jobs in the past 31 months and his administration acted to temporarily lift the shadow of deportation from many deserving DREAMers. Hispanics overwhelmingly support the President because he’s moving us forward, not back, with his actions and his words.”

Source: http://www.barackobama.com