Taking Stock: Latinos and the 2012 Election

Thursday, June 14, 2012

As part of our coverage of this political year we are doing what a lot of people in the U.S. are doing as they think about voting for a new President: Taking stock of the last four years and looking ahead to the next 12 months.

We sat down with former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury George Munoz to discuss the role Latinos are poised to play in this year's presidential election.

Guests:

George Munoz

Produced by:

Joseph Capriglione and Arwa Gunja

Comments [4]

listener

Nolalou
"a large number of people, Catholic or otherwise , use birth control, including Latinos!"

That is the Pope's problem and business, not the President's problem or business!!

Jun. 14 2012 04:10 PM
CK from Ykt.

Nalalou: Social Security payments (Amish) may be annoying but they don't fly in the face of Church beliefs. In this case, that life begins at conception and contraceptive pills do not allow a fertilized egg (defined by Catholic doctrine as already a life) and therefore kills a live being. Doesn't matter how many Catholics use birth control. Doesn't matter if you agree that life begins at conception. It's the belief and standing of the church. Separation of church and state is shouted every time a person of religion (usually Catholics) want to put a nativity scene on the state's lawn or a cross up on public property. You can't have it both ways. The Feds should not be allowed to force the Catholic church to pay for birth control as it's against church doctrine. The Church is not a democracy.

The Govt needs to get their nose out of this. Employees: if you don't like the policy of coverage you can pay for your own pills or find another job that does pay.

Jun. 14 2012 03:32 PM
nolalou from New Orleans

Listner,

There has been no ruling that the Obama administration is having an 'unconstitutional confrontation with the Catholic Church'. I assume you're referring to the requirement that religious run institutions (schools, hospitals, etc) are not exempt from providing birth control coverage as part of health insurance offered to their employees.
First, a large number of people, Catholic or otherwise , use birth control, including Latinos!
Second, in spite of protests from the Catholic Church, the Supreme Court has ruled in favor of the goverment before in similar cases. For example in 1982 the court ruled that the Amish were required to pay into Social Security in spite of their claim of religious objection. The court stated in that case "not all burdens on religion are unconstitutional. The state may justify a limitation on religious liberty by showing that it is essential to accomplish an overriding governmental interest"

Jun. 14 2012 01:55 PM
listener

Naturally no mention of how abortion rights, same sex marriage and the administrations unconstitutional confrontation with the Catholic Church will impact the Latino vote but maybe nobody will notice this large hole in the discussion and the "progressive" narrative.

Apparently a Republican Congress gets no credit for the "Clinton prosperity" in the 1990's and only blame for the Obama malaise today or so the mendacious "progressive" narrative dictates.

Jun. 14 2012 11:34 AM

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