The Republican-backed “Latinos for Reform” has a new ad urging Latinos to sit this election out because of broken promises on immigration reform by the Democrats.Â They must think Latino voters are stupid.
Univision, the large Spanish language network, has rejected the ad.Â Here’s some details:
â€œUnivision will not be running any spots from Latinos for Reform related to voting,” said a spokeswoman for the network, Monica Talan, in an email. “Univision prides itself on promoting civic engagement and our extensive national campaigns encourage Hispanics to vote.â€
The network also distanced itself from Robert de Posada, who had sought to air the ad, and has been a conservative commentator on the channel.
“It is also important to clarify that while Mr. Robert de Posada has on occasion provided political commentary on Univision, representing one of various points of views, he is not in any way affiliated with Univision,” Talan said.
De Posada responded that he’d been an on-air analyst on the network for 16 years, and contended that they’d succumbed to Democratic pressure.
“They got a little bit of pressure from the Democratic Party and they pulled it off,” he said.
So how is sitting out this election going to help pass immigration reform?Â Or the Dream Act?Â It’s like using strangulation as a means of holding your breath.
Comprehensive immigration reform is blocked by Republicans in Congress.Â Having Latino voters, who typically back Democrats, sit out the election is designed to supress the Democratic voter and would insure that immigration reform never sees the light of day.
So, for Latino voters out there, Latinos for Reform thinks you’re dumb enough to sit out this election and permit candidates against what you want get elected?Â Show them what you want by voting for candidates who support immigratioin reform and the Dream Act.