Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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Why Puerto Rican Statehood Matters So Much Right NowThe Atlantic - 4 hours ago. If Ben Carson becomes president, he plans to add one more star to the ... During a New Progressive Party rally in Puerto Rico, Carson said, ...

CNN International - 1 day ago

www.cnn.com/2015/.../ben-carson-puertorico-statehood/index.html
1 day ago ... (CNN) Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed statehood for Puerto Rico at a Sunday campaign event on the island.
www.breitbart.com/.../ben-carson-pledges-to-advocate-statehood-for-puerto- rico/‎ 1 day ago ... Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson traveled to Puerto Rico on Sunday to support the U.S. territory becoming the 51st state.

At Island Rally, Ben Carson Says Puerto Rico Should Be 51st State ...www.nbcnews.com/.../island-rally-ben-carson-says-puerto-rico-should-be- 51st-n459461‎ 1 day ago ... At Island Rally, Ben Carson Says Puerto Rico Should Be 51st State ... candidate in Puerto Rico's New Progressive pro-statehood party. "You've ...

Ben Carson Calls for Puerto Rican Statehood at Island Rally | Mediaitewww.mediaite.com/.../ben-carson-calls-for-puerto-rican-statehood-at-island- rally/‎ 1 day ago ... Ben Carson spoke at a rally in Puerto Rico, where he said the island should move up from U.S. territory to statehood.

Carson endorses statehood for Puerto Rico at island rally | Reuterswww.reuters.com/.../us-usa-politics-carson-idUSKCN0SX0VW20151108‎ 1 day ago ... Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson endorsed U.S. statehood for Puerto Rico on Sunday, citing its "very strategic" location for ...

Ben Carson calls for Puerto Rican statehood after territory defaults ...www.dailymail.co.uk/.../Ben-Carson-calls-Puerto-Rican-statehood-just- months-island-territory-defaults-debts.html 9 hours ago ... A President Ben Carson has big plans for the island territory of Puerto Rico. He said yesterday he would like to see the U.S. territory become ...

 Ben Carson says that Puerto Rican statehood would strengthen the ...latino.foxnews.com/.../ben-carson-says-that-puerto-rican-statehood-would- strengthen-us/‎ 1 day ago ... SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) – Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson traveled to Puerto Rico on Sunday to support the U.S. territory ...

Ben Carson Supports Puerto Rican Statehood – That Solidifies His ...theconservativetreehouse.com/.../ben-carson-supports-puerto-rican-statehood -that-solidifies-his-progressive-platform/‎ 1 day ago ... The Bloom is off the ruse ! Ben Carson supports Puerto Rican Statehood. 65% unemployment, a mountain of entitlement debt they cannot ...

Ben Carson endorses Puerto Rican statehood - The Unz Reviewwww.unz.com/isteve/ben-carson-endorses-puerto-rican-statehood/‎ 4 hours ago ... Speaking at a convention for Puerto Rican gubernatorial candidate Ricardo Rossello, a member of the island's pro-statehood party, Carson ...

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35 comments:

  1. It's an interesting idea. But Puerto Ricans themselves are very divided on the issue, such that it would be very difficult overcome that, let alone how the rest of America would feel. I think Carson knows that outcome is extremely unlikely, as does Bush and Rubio, hence they must believe whatever xenophobic votes they lose for the position, they get more Latino vote in return.

    What do you think about it?

    JMJ

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  2. A unlikely scenario. Given Puerto Ricans are greatly divided on the issue, even as they receive many benefits from the USA, and many, if not most Americans do not presently support statehood for Puerto Rico not sure why Carson favors it. More likely than not Carson knows it ain't gonna happen so Jersey is probably right.. Carson made a calculated political decision it would render him a plus in the race for votes should he win the GOP nomination.

    Personally, I oppose Puerto Rican statehood.

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    1. How would you feel about setting Puerto Rico free, and giving her her INDEPENDENCE?

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    2. It would not pose a problem for me. Although I would oppose any move to require Puerto Ricans currently living in the states to return to their native land. Silverfiddle pointed out Puerto Ricans living in the USA vote for president; free them and remove their ability to do so.,

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    3. Really, they should have been made a state years ago. It's a shame we were never able to do that. Now, we may never see that happen. A perpetual status quo regardless of whether they are "independent" or not.

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  4. A Hop, skip, and a jump.November 10, 2015 at 8:22 AM

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    1. That may be, but THIS post is about Dr. CARSON'S reported attitude toward Puerto-Rican statehood, and what that may or may not imply about the quality of his candidacy, and his chances of getting the nomination.

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    1. That may be, but THIS post is about Dr. CARSON'S reported attitude toward Puerto-Rican statehood, and what that may or may not imply about the quality of his candidacy, and his chances of getting the nomination.

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  6. Strategically, Puerto Rican statehood looks like a political endorsement (Hispanics).

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    1. Seems likely, but how does that affect your opinion of Dr. Carson, if at all?

      If you clicked on the headlines linked, you'd see that many on the right are VIRULENTLY opposed to any such idea, and say they are now abandoning Dr. Carson on the strength of this report.

      Have you an opinion about THAT?

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    2. They can do whatever they like. But if you ask me, Carson has positioned himself very well for the "general" election. If he can squeek by Trump (who's hispanic support may be questionable), I think he has a pretty good chance.

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    3. And I don't give a whit about PR Statehood. I've been to Puerto Rico. It makes a good vacation destination and base for projecting power south (we used to get our supplies from PR and Panama). Other than that, I see no advantages/disadvantages to the statehood proposition.

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  7. It won't happen because Puerto Ricans like being a territory.

    They reap the benefits without having to pay for the right to be a State

    1/3 of PR is on food stamps supplied by us (even though puerto ricans pay no federal income tax.} At present they can't vote for president but statehood would mean they could and they would be solidly democrat.' And they a;ready benifit from our stupid gravy train. Or as the libs call it entittlements.

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    Nope. I would be very surprised if Puerto Rico votes for Statehood.

    Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

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    1. A likely scenario, although I can't say I know it for a fact, can you?

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    2. THIS post is about Dr. CARSON'S reported attitude toward Puerto-Rican statehood, and what that may or may not imply about the quality of his candidacy, and his chances of getting the nomination.

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  10. This is a standard and perennial GOP pitch for Hispanic votes. Most Puerto Ricans live in the US mainland, and as residents of one of the 50 states, they vote for president.

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  12. I have come to the conclusion that Ben Carson is a bit nuts. I say that not because I disagree with him politically, but because he doesn’t seem to know what the truth is. Donald Trump, in contrast, does. When challenged, he becomes more forceful. He exhales a gale of fibs and just shoulders his way through until his interrogator, some hapless journalist, surrenders. Carson, though, is unusually serene. He gives me the willies.

    And as for Rubio, how is it possible that a monster capable of saying such a thing is a serious contender for any position other than Misogynist of the Year? If Rubio gets the nomination, this statement alone should be enough to sink him."

    Absolutely. It is a monstrous idea from a hare-brained neophyte who can't manage his own finances but would institute a sort of Pregnancy SS to track down victims of rape.

    If someone had told me even 4 years ago that a serious GOP contender for the presidency proposed such a totalitarian scheme, I would suggest deep psychological therapy. And yet Rubio has no problem suggesting something a rogue police state would institute. Rubio is obviously as mad (as in mentally challenged) as Carson. The both of them have done something I never thought could be done: Rubio is clearly nuts..
    They make Trump look reasonable. What a circus....
    And keep in mind, that these candidates are supposedly the crème de la crème of the T-GOP, the people who crank about the government invading our lives, and yet they turn a blind eye to their candidates when they propose the most invasive government snooping.

    Can anyone imagine a more hare-brained idea than tracking down women who were victims of rape to make sure they don't abort the state-forced pregnancy? Or sending government agents to college campuses to report on who's engaging in politically biased speech?
    Also, on another note: Republicans love to talk about how Democrats take money from good, hardworking Americans and give it to lazy deadbeats. That story is the meme right-wingers use when they cut welfare, it’s how they frame their war against Obamacare, and it’s how they justify doing awful heartless things like slashing funding for school lunch programs.

    But it’s becoming increasingly clear that Republicans don’t actually believe their own talking points. And you don’t need to look any farther than the parade of Clowns they have running for the nomination.

    Wake up stupid Black Republicans, you are being used!!

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    1. There are black Republicans? Where?

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    2. Hillarity won't get a single black vote. :)

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  14. I can't help but wonder when Obsma will issue an executive order demanding everyone say Happy Holiday instead of Merry Christmas.. I know that it's coming.

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  15. Just my honest opinionNovember 12, 2015 at 8:08 AM

    As for the last debate, I would say that the big standouts were Rubio , Cruz, and Fiorina while all the other candidates still did much better than their progressive socialist democrat opponents. Donald Trump was more mellow, and that was a positive thing, he looked more like a credible candidate; possibly because some responses were moderated by indications of audience disapproval.
    Rubio looked presidential. Carly Fiorina was a standout when it came to specificity. Bush did not rise to the occasion. Carson was did help repair previous perceptions. Rand Paul had some questionable answers on the funding of the military and our involvement in world affairs. He shows that the "nut" dosn't call too fare from the tree, as bothe he and his father are bothe a bit nuttie. Both Jeb Bush and John Kasich should think of packing it in, as neither stand a chance in hell.

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