“I have only one loyalty,” he says, “and that`s to the immigrant community.”
Keeping Obama to His Word, by Arian-Campo-Flores, Newsweek, November 29, 2010.
For that matter, what about Gutierrez` fellow Puerto Ricans? They`re not immigrants, technically. Yet apparently he feels no loyalty to them either.
His profound race-based alienation from the U.S. is further proof that the Commonwealth experiment has failed and Americans should throw Puerto Rico out.
Incredibly, Newsweek`s Campo-Flores doesn`t comment on Gutierrez`s astounding admission. Instead, he focuses uncritically on Gutierrez` loud-mouthed lobbying for the DREAM Act (which may be voted on at any moment).
But Campo-Flores clearly isn`t very bright—no doubt he`s a quindling (= Affirmatively Acted beyond his level of competence, a phenomenon named after former New York Times writer Anna Quindlen, whose domestic life columns were excellent but whose national affairs columns were a notorious embarrassment).
Thus Campo-Flores` earlier article (Did Hispanics Save Harry Reid?, November 3), attempting to support the obviously self-interested claim that Hispanics angered by immigration reform talk saved the Senate for the Democrats, not only cites the discredited claim that Harry Reid got 90% of the Hispanic vote, but also actually includes exit poll data showing that Nevada`s Sharron Angle did about the same or better with Hispanics than California`s Carly Fiorina, although the latter ran away from the immigration issue.
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