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Obama Urges Hispanics to Punish “Enemies,” Vote Democratic

By on 10.25.10 | 4:11PM

Via Kathryn Lopez, I see President Obama is trying to use "comprehensive immigration reform" to whip up Hispanic turnout next week (in the Latino press, that is -- in papers like the New York Times and Washington Post he prefers to have his people talk about deporting illegals):

"If the Latino community decides to sit out this election, then there will be fewer votes and it will be less likely to get done," Obama said on the "Piolín por la Mañana" program on Univision Radio....

"And if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, we're gonna punish our enemies and we're gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us, if they don't see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it's gonna be harder - and that's why I think it's so important that people focus on voting on November 2," he said.

As I've argued before, the president is going to have to do better than that.

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