Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon Must Listen to Registered Voters on Immigration; Erika Andiola Must Cut Ties To Extremist Mohammad Abdollahi

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February 20

In the below, you will see highlighted in red an immigration leader via Claudia Longo remind Erika Andiola that there are more living in the shadows than just DREAMers.  In fact, millions of DREAMers can already benefit from DACA the Obama administration implemented.  

 

 

 

On multiple occasions, politicians have told me they are not driven by undocumented people who cannot vote, but by American registered voters.  Though the undocumented cannot vote, they can certainly help by encouraging their American relatives to vote on their behalf. 

SOMOS INDEPENDENTS is a Mexican-American / Latina led organization that encourages Get Out The Vote promoting legal immigration reform.  Our leaders within the movement consist of people are American first but we are also proud (not embarrassed) with our heritage albeit from Mexico, Uruguay, El Salvador, Venezuela and so forth.  To be frank, Mexicans really are not really immigrants if you consider the Mexican American Revolution.  It is correct to call them native and indigenous to the southwestern part of the United States before Manifest Destiny took place. The majority of our leaders within SOMOS INDEPENDENTS are American women voters and we have a deep sense of matriarch responsibility to do what is in the best interest of the United States.  

That said, we believe there are naive DREAMers who are willing to settle for less instead of remembering the entire 11 million who are living in the shadows of society. Our national organization has had a lot of media opportunities and we always raise awareness regarding the DREAM ACT as well as Immigration Reform and we have a proven track record to lend the microphone and camera to DREAMers (like Erika Andiola) every chance we get

A nationally syndicated political show conducting it's program in both Spanish and in English via Carlos Galindo believes that Democratic Representative Kyrsten Sinema is not exactly a good politician in terms of immigration.  He wrote:

Was a Dreamer who may have been used as a Latino outreach puppet by a Blue Dog Democrat, fired from her job?

 

Somos Independents and our registered voters are in support of the bipartisan Gang of Eight Immigration Reform Bill passed by Arizona's Senator John McCain and Senator Chuck Shumer.  The Gang of Eight includes the best DREAM Act language ever invented, and we will always be in support of that.   However, it appears some naive undocumented DREAMers are willing to settle for less and are angering immigration activist leaders and American registered voters who want to fix the broken immigration once and for all and for the entire 11 million who remain in the shadows of society. 

Independent voters consist of approximately 1/3 of Arizona voters, therefore, we are hawkish with Rep. Matt Salmon.  We expect him to do the right thing and support Republican Senator John McCain with regard to fixing the broken immigration once and for all.  The gang of eight CIR plan includes the DREAM Act and so there is no need for Salmon to implement yet another immigration related bill considering the Senate passed one over 7 months ago. We know the GOP is reluctant in passing any sort of immigration reform law under an African-American Democratic President, and if they do not fix and do what they are hired to do as public servants -- it will be a lose-lose situation for the entire Republican Party who are viewed as restrictionists and bigots. 

We expect, the below Arizona delegation to consider what the American voter has to say about Immigration Reform and what is in the best interest of the United States.  We know some DREAMers want "amnesty" and that is not reasonable considering the post 9-11 era we live in.  We expect Rep. Salmon to support Senator John McCain who was a prisoner of war with a proven track record of fighting for our Nation.  We informed Rep. Matt Salmon of the dangerous tactics utilized by Mohammad Abdollahi which eventually led Congressman Luis Guiterrez to distance himself from Mohammad and DREAMACTIVIST.ORG -- and we also know that Erika Andiola has supported Mohammad Abdollahi and DREAMActivist.org in the past --  even though Mohammad has referred to our Nation disrespectfully as "Amerikkka."

Women and Latino voters, and immigration reform leaders are stepping get out the vote efforts in Arizona in preparation for 2014 elections.  We are demanding for our federal officials to fix the broken immigration system, or we will vote them out with the women, latino and key swing independent vote.  

 

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Mexican American National Show Host Carlos Galindo Blasts Cuban Ameriacn Jose Diaz-Balart For Tossing Easy Questions To His Republican Brother Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart

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February 19

Carlos Galindo is a Mexican American National Radio Political Show Host who is the first to conduct his show in both English and in Spanish tapping into the Spanish-speaking Latin community  as well as the Chicano and Anglo community. 

He has been calling Cuban-American Jose Diaz-Balart (who is a Telemundo Network News Anchor and host of Enfoque, Sunday public affairs show) to the carpet. In fact, Jose Diaz-Balart blocked Carlos on twitter recently because Carlos believes Spanish media should ask fair questions we see English journalists conducting. 

Many who watch Telemundo do not know Jose Diaz-Balart is related to the Republican Representative Mario Diaz-Balart, and this may be why the Telemundo journalist has been tossing easy questions to Republican politicians on their television programs. Jose Diaz-Balart has had family members who work for the GOP as Republican House of Representatives.

Voting Americans and listeners sense bias --  particularly when Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart is given the microphone to lie about who is obstructing immigration.  Republican Rep. Diaz-Balart is participating in the immigration political football game, and he is insulting our intelligence because it is a documented fact the Democratic-controlled Senate passed immigration reform over 7 months ago with the Republican-led House of Representatives and Speaker Boehner halting immigration reform. 

It is disingenuous for Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (Cubano) to say there are many obstacles.  That is not true.  There is one obstacle and that obstacle is the Speaker of the House via Rep. John Boehner.  Of course, Rep. Diaz-Balart doesn't feel the same pressures Mexican American and other Latin groups feel who do not benefit from Cuban amnesty so how could Rep. Diaz-Balart feel our pain?  Rep. Mario Diaz Balart will not understand what an immigrant family from Mexico, Uruguay, El Salvador and more goes through because he is Cuban and he knows the majority of Cubanos in Florida don't have to worry about being deported.  

Perhaps it's time for Telemundo to replace Jose Diaz-Balart with a Mexican American journalist since we represent almost 70% of the Spanish speaking audience.  Or, they ought to replace him with another Latino who truly empathizes with those who do not benefit from automatic citizenship or amnesty. 

 

 

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Key Swing Independent Women and Latino Voters Support Sen. Schumer's Discharge Petition on Immigration

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February 14

Carlos Galindo, National Radio Show Host who has his thumb on national politics as well as the immigration issue brought up Sen. Schumer's idea of using a discharge petition to bring immigration reform to vote. 

From the New York Times:

Schumer Offers Long-Shot Option to Skirt House G.O.P. on Immigration

 

Americans have waited over 7 long months since the Democratic-controlled Senate passed CIR, and admittedly I was not for supporting a discharge petition early on in 2013 of last year for immigration in hopes of healthy bipartisanship and statesmanship.   Democrats were forced to introduce a discharge petition in October of last year as a result of the obstructionist Tea Party Republicans who wanted to shut down the government affecting services given to Veterans and millions of Americans. The House of Repuresentatives led by the GOP have proven themselves to be unstasteman-like, and we have no other option but to help millions who are living in the shadows of society even though they contribute billions to our federal, state and local tax coffers. 

As such, key Independent voters like ourselves will step up efforts to Get Out The Vote in order to DUMP THE TEA within the GOP.  Americans cannot continue to stand idly by with the do-nothing House of Representatives led by the Tea Party GOP. 

 

 

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Independent Voters: DUMP THE TEA! We Prefer Senator John McCain's Immigration Proposal Over Speaker Boehner

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February 12

 

 
Phoenix, AZ -- Speaker Boehner and new immigration policy wonk aide via Becky Tallent appear to be introducing an immigration reform idea that essentially taxes immigrants without representation.  Essentially taxation without representation undoes what the Boston Tea Party revolution stood for.  342 chests of tea were dumped because colonists viewed the Tea Act of 1773 as Britains taxation tyranny.  We have a new form of tyranny under Speaker Boehner's rule that requires immigrants to continue to pay billions of dollars into the  federal and state tax coffers every year without having representation. 
 
According to the Tax Lawyer, a paper published by Section of Taxation, American bar Association with the assistance of Georgetown University Law Center
"...each year undocumented immigrants add billions of dollars in sales, excise, property, income, and payroll taxes—including Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes—to federal, state, and local coffers. Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants file annual federal and state income tax returns..." 
According to the Gallup, "Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008." 
According to the Independent Voter Network (IVN):  
"The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. ... These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative."  
As Independent voters' numbers rise, the GOP is hurt the most and many former Republican voters have already dumped the tea to leave the GOP. 
 
Somos Independents -- a group led by women and Mexican American / Latina(o) independent registered voters refuse to support taxation without representation ideas mentioned in Speaker Boehner's immigration proposal.    Our group does not consist of naive politically undereducated undocumented DREAM Act students who have been used and splintered by the GOP.  We know there are some undocumented DREAM Act student immigrants who are willing to take less not knowing the political consequences because the likes of Speaker Boehner are taking advantage of their desperate situations.  We know taxation without representation chips away at our very ideals that made this Nation great sparking the American Revolution.
 
As informed and educated voters, SOMOS INDEPENDENTS will repudiate taxation without representation ideas and it begins with dumping the tea within the GOP.  Independent voters are the new American revolutionists, and tyranny is tyranny. We cannot repeat the British taxation tyranny ideals we see the GOP attempting to propose in handling the undocumented immigrants. In fact, Social security and government benefits given to the aging population are exhausting our federal tax revenues, and in order to take care of our elderly, we must create new tax payers with new immigrants instead of increasing tax burdens on existing Americans. 
 
Essentially independent voters become independent voters in light of partisanship in Washington D.C.   We are dissatisfied with the Tea within the GOP obstructing day-to-day government operations with shut downs affecting millions of middle-class Americans.  Women, independent and Latino voters are hawkish with continued Republican tax issues and IRS hypocrisy.  Several moderate Republicans have already dumped the tea and left the Republican party and we predict more will leave the GOP in light of their restrictionism, obstructionism and bigotry. 
 
The Democratic-controlled Senate bill considered immigrants as tax paying human beings when they passed their immigration reform plan over 7 months ago in June 2013 [though it takes immigrants a lengthy 13 -16 years to get there].  On the other hand, the GOP won't even give immigrants representation, and in fact, Speaker Boehner's proposal (seen below) appears to criminalize all immigrants before they are allowed to be adjusted.  
 
Speaker Boehner's proposal will not give an incentive to undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows of our society thereby chipping away at our National Security, therefore, we prefer Senator John McCain's proposal over Speaker Boehner's proposal. 
 
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Somos Independents is a national group of key swing independent registered Independent voters led by Mexican-American women voters who support bipartisanship in our government that will help solve tough issues.  We know the immigration issue is a federal matter and we rely on our Congress to fix the broken immigration system soon with legal immigration reform.  We are organizing the growing independent registered voter group by getting out the vote with millenium voters, and we realize college-aged students prefer registering themselves as independents rather than choosing a major political party.  We believe in putting people before Party politics.  Co-founders include a former Republican and a former Democratic voter. 
 
 
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2014 and 2016 Elections Watch: Florida losing key Republicans

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February 12
Here is a list of Republicans who already dumped the Tea Party GOP: 
  • Charlie Crist -- Florida Republican Governor
  • Ana Rivas --  Former Florida State Representative
  • Pablo Pantoja -- High-profile Latino Republican, the former head of Hispanic outreach for Florida’s RNC. 

Other key Republicans who left the GOP in California, Texas and Arizona --  a list of Republicans who already dumped the Tea Party GOP: 

  • Loretta Sanchez -- California Representative who ran as a Republican in 1994 for an Anaheim City Council seat. She changed parties two years later and beat out incumbent Bob Dornan for a spot in the U.S. Congress. 
  • Judge Carlo Key announced that he will seek reelection as a Texas Democrat.
  • DeeDee Garcia Blase -- Founder of Somos Republicans leaves GOP and forms Tequila Party (now Somos Independents) to counter Tea Party with Get Out The Vote Initiatives
  • Laura Garza -- Texas leader of Somos Republicans
  • Gene Rodriguez -- New York leader of Somos Republicans
  • Ryan Trabuco -- California leader of California Republican Party
  • Jimmy LaSalvia -- GOProud co-founder has officially announced that he is abandoning the Republican Party 
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As independent voters’ numbers rise, GOP hurt most

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February 12

Many former Republican voters are dumping the tea and leaving the GOP.  

From McClatchy:

 

As independent voters’ numbers rise, GOP hurt most

depedence at 25-year high

Gallup found that 42 percent of Americans identified as political independents in 2013. Neither party has led since 2008, when 36 percent of Americans identified as Democrats.

In 2010, for example, Rep. Michael Castle, R-Del., who’d repeatedly won his at-large congressional seat statewide, fell in the Republican Senate primary to tea party favorite Christine O’Donnell. Independents were 27 percent of the state’s electorate that year, and they gave little-known Democrat Chris Coons a 3 percentage point advantage. O’Donnell couldn’t overcome that edge, since she won 4 of 5 Republicans, not enough to offset Coons’ winning 9 of 10 Democrats.

 

In 2012, Republicans saw big opportunities to win a Senate seat in Missouri and hold on to one in Indiana. But tea party candidate Richard Mourdock beat veteran incumbent Richard Lugar in Indiana’s Republican primary, and controversial conservative Todd Akin won Missouri’s Republican nomination.

Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., who’d been seen as highly vulnerable, beat Akin easily. Independents made up about 28 percent of the Missouri voters, according to exit polls, and they gave her a 50-38 percent edge. Yet those same independents voted 59-35 for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

In Indiana, Democrat Joe Donnelly benefited from the same trend. Independents were 27 percent of the electorate, and they voted by 50-39 percent for him – but 52-41 for Romney.

 

Republican conservatives face similar problems this year in states where moderate Republicans can make a difference. Center-right Republicans helped elect governors in Democratic-leaning states in 2010, but several of them now face trouble.

In Pennsylvania, Republican Tom Corbett’s Quinnipiac poll approval rating was 36 percent last month. Independents have turned on him; 59 percent voted for him in 2010, but 53 percent now disapprove of the job he’s doing. Corbett has stirred controversy with his anti-abortion and anti-gay-marriage views.

In Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage also has lost ground. Last year he called independent lawmakers – a potent force in Maine – “idiots,” and another time suggested that the Internal Revenue Service was “not quite as bad – yet” as Nazis responsible for the Holocaust.

Pan Atlantic SMS Group, which conducts surveys in Maine, found in November that LePage trailed Democrat Mike Michaud by a percentage point. A key reason: Independents preferred Michaud by 8 percentage points.

 

In the South, the independent trend creates a different narrative. The movement tends to be away from the Democratic Party, which controlled politics for generations. Republicans began making inroads in the late 1960s, as many whites rebelled against Democrats’ championing of civil rights legislation. The trend now threatens the few remaining Democratic statewide officeholders in the South .

In Louisiana, where Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu faces a tough road to re-election, white voters “tend to not like Washington. They’re pro-gun, anti-abortion and want lower taxes,” said Bernie Pinsonat, a partner in Baton Rouge’s Southern Media and Opinion Research.

It’s still hard for people whose family ties to Democrats go back generations to say they’re Republicans, but “they don’t like the Democratic Party,” Pinsonat said.

“But they don’t consider themselves officially in the Republican Party,” he explained, “so they call themselves independent.”

 

Another imperiled Democratic incumbent is Arkansas Sen. Mark Pryor. In 1999, according to the Arkansas Poll, 35 percent of adults identified themselves as Democrats, 23 percent as Republicans and 31 percent as independents. Last year, the Democratic share had dropped to 30 percent, independents were up to 37 percent and Republicans claimed 24 percent.

Those moving away from the Democratic Party “hate the national Democratic Party. They’re very uncomfortable with President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid,” poll director Janine Parry said. Nevada Sen. Reid and California Rep. Pelosi, the top Democratic congressional leaders, are regarded as leaders of the liberal wing.

At the same time, though, people in Arkansas “know their local Democrats,” and are often comfortable with them, Parry said.

 

The way a Democrat wins in such states – which include North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Kentucky – is twofold: Paint the Republican as an extremist and make sure the local folks talk up the Democratic candidate.

“We win when we get the moderates,” said Rep. Steve Israel of New York, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.

 

In each of those states, tea party favorites are challenging establishment choices. Incumbents Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., face more conservative rivals for their party’s nominations.

In Georgia, Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss is retiring, and a fierce Republican primary battle to succeed him is underway. In North Carolina, Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan is seen as vulnerable, particularly to a center-right candidate. Should a more conservative candidate harness the voter outrage and win a Republican primary, the Democrats would be given a better chance in those states.

 

Whether the independent trend will create a national wave for one party or another is unlikely. Past national trends are poor predictors. Romney won independents in 2012 by 50 to 45 percent, according to network exit polls, while losing the overall popular vote, by 51 to 47 percent.

Obama easily won the independents in 2008, but while Democrat John Kerry topped President George W. Bush among them by 49 to 48 percent in 2004, Bush won the election.

Presidential elections, though, tend to see higher turnouts. Participation in midterm elections usually is far less, and races often turn on local issues and personalities. That, in turn, means that voters flirting with independence are wooable.

“With Americans increasingly eschewing party labels for themselves,” Gallup analyst Jeffrey Jones said, “candidates who are less closely aligned to their party or its prevailing doctrine may benefit.”

Email: dlightman@mcclatchydc.com; Twitter: @lightmandavid


Read more here: http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2014/01/21/215122/as-independent-voters-numbers.html#storylink=cpy

 

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Tea GOP and Speaker Boehner's Introduces Taxation Without Representation on Immigrants

POSTED ON
February 11

 “I was no party man myself, and the first wish of my heart was, if parties did exist, to reconcile them.” -- George Washington

"I don’t think the Republican party is a party full of the almighty God nor is the Democratic party. They both have weaknesses … And I’m not inextricably bound to either party." -- Martin Luther King Jr. 

It appears Speaker Boehner and immigration policy wonk aide via Becky Tallent want to leave with a legacy that will tax immigrants without representation.  Essentially taxation without representation undoes what the Boston Tea Party Revolution stood for.  Yet, Speaker Boehner ignores the billions of dollars immigrants pay into federal and state tax coffers every year. 

 According to the Tax Lawyer, a paper published by Section of Taxation, American bar Association with the assistance of Georgetown University Law Center

"...each year undocumented immigrants add billions of dollars in sales, excise, property, income, and payroll taxes—including Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes—to federal, state, and local coffers. Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants file annual federal and state income tax returns..."

The Tea Party was the culmination of a resistance movement throughout British America against the Tea Act, which had been passed by the British Parliament in 1773. Colonists objected to the Tea Act because they believed that it violated their rights as Englishmen to "No taxation without representation," that is, be taxed only by their own elected representatives and not by a British parliament in which they were not represented.    

Today's modern day resistance are registered independent voters who surpass registered Republican and Democratic voter blocks on a national basis. According to the Gallup, "Forty-two percent of Americans, on average, identified as political independents in 2013, the highest Gallup has measured since it began conducting interviews by telephone 25 years ago. Meanwhile, Republican identification fell to 25%, the lowest over that time span. At 31%, Democratic identification is unchanged from the last four years but down from 36% in 2008." 

Somos Independents -- a group led by women and Mexican American / Latina(o) independent registered voters refuse to support taxation without representation ideas mentioned in Speaker Boehner's proposal.    Our group does not consist of naive politically undereducated undocumented DREAM Act students who have been splintered by the GOP, and in fact we know there are some undocumented DREAM Act student immigrants who are willing to take less not knowing the political consequences due to being in desperate situations.  Speaker Boehner knows that introducing taxation without representation ideals chip away at what sparked our American Revolution.

People who are taxed ought to be represented, and we must not support an underclass.

According to the Independent Voter Network (IVN):  
"The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. ... These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative. 
But will the "current" Tea Party movement  go against what the Boston Tea Party actually stood for?  Will the Tea GOP create an underclass with undocumented immigrants Speaker Boehner and the Republican Party are trying to propose?  Women, independent and Latino voters are hawkish with continued Republican hypocrisy with regard to taxation issues.  In fact several moderate Republicans have already dumped the tea and left the Republican party. 
Here is a list of Republicans who already dumped the Tea Party GOP:
  • Charlie Crist -- Florida Republican Governor
  • Ana Rivas --  Former Florida State Representative
  • Loretta Sanchez -- California Representative who ran as a Republican in 1994 for an Anaheim City Council seat. She changed parties two years later and beat out incumbent Bob Dornan for a spot in the U.S. Congress. 
  • Judge Carlo Key announced that he will seek reelection as a Democrat.
  • DeeDee Garcia Blase -- Founder of Somos Republicans leaves GOP and forms Tequila Party (now Somos Independents) to counter Tea Party 
  • Laura Garza -- Texas leader of Somos Republicans
  • Pablo Pantoja -- High-profile Latino Republican, the former head of Hispanic outreach for Florida’s RNC. 
  • Ryan Trabuco -- California leader of Somos Republicans
  • Jimmy LaSalvia -- GOProud co-founder has officially announced that he is abandoning the Republican Party 
It is interesting how the Democratic-controlled Senate bill included those who are getting taxed to receive representation though it takes a lengthy 13 -16 years to get there.  On the other hand, the GOP won't even give immigrants representation.
Here is what Speaker Boehner and the GOP is proposing below. 

 

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Go Alvarez! Race for San Diego mayor within 1 point, according to 10News/U-T San Diego poll

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February 11

There is too much extremism in San Diego, and we are pulling for moderate David Alvarez to win the San Diego Mayoral race.  

According to 10 News, this will be a close race!

A last-minute surge for David Alvarez has propelled him to within one point of Kevin Faulconer for San Diego Mayor.  

Results of the latest 10News/U-T San Diego pollhave Faulconer with 47 percent and Alvarez with 46 percent.  Seven percent of likely San Diego voters are still undecided.

Can Alvarez pull it off?  “He did in the general election,” explained pollster Jay Leve.  “You have to be struck by the resilience of Alvarez and his followers.”

Compared to an identical 10News/U-T San Diego poll released two weeks ago, Faulconer is down two points, Alvarez is up two points.

According to the 10News/U-T San Diego poll, Latino voters now break 2:1 for Alvarez, whose support can no longer be characterized just as "young." Alvarez leads today, though modestly, among voters age 64 and younger. Faulconer's statistically insignificant 1-point advantage in the contest comes entirely from voters age 65+, among whom he leads by 17 points.

Women have broken sharply, late, for Alvarez. In three earlier polls, women divided evenly between the two candidates; now, newly, Alvarez leads by nine.

Upper-income voters have moved to Alvarez. One month ago, Faulconer led among the wealthiest San Diegans by 24 points. Today, Faulconer trails by two, a 26-point swing to Alvarez

Independent voters have begun to take a 2nd look at Alvarez. He had trailed among Independents by 23 points, now by 10.

Alvarez has closed the gap among moderates: at one point he had trailed by 21, now trails by five.

The contest is now even among those have started college and among those who have finished college. Both of these findings are improvements for Alvarez.

READ MORE | Detailed poll results

 

David Alvarez, Kevin Faulconer splitscreen

Alvarez, Faulconer meet in runoff election on February 11
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So-Called GOP Republican Architect Karl Rove Angering Independent Voters Attaching Labels

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February 10

 

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During the 2012 Elections, Karl Rove made a poor prediction when he told media he believed the Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney was going to beat President Obama.  He wanted to risk playing the perception game in 2012, but perception will never trump reality.  The reality is this:  Women and Latino/Hispanic voters are voting more Democratic than Republican as they continue to increase bigotry and obstructionism we see with their out of control Tea Party. 

Now the Republican Karl Rove is angering Independent voters by trying to attach a 'conservative label' to how we are going to vote in 2014.  But nothing could be further from the truth.  Independent voters become INDEPENDENT because we want independence from partisanship and the political games Karl Rove plays.  

Let me be clear: Independent voters do not want labels attached to us.  

We want to vote on a politician who puts people before Party, and we want to repudiate Rove with his perception game.  He is losing his edge in the new millenium and perhaps it ought to do him some good to retire, or at least begin to call a spade a spade again. 

Here's a spade for Karl Rove to look at and this time it comes from the Independent Voter Network (IVN).  According to IVN:  "The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. ... These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative." 

Catalina Camia of USA TODAY gets it right when she wrote: "More voters choose indie label, buck Democrats and GOP." 

IndependentVoting.org writes: 

WHO ARE INDEPENDENTS?

35% of the country today are independents, people who want to be a part of the political process, but they don’t want to be labeled and they don’t want to be dictated to by any political party. 

 

Independent voters are not made up of a bunch of bigots, in fact, it is the opposite.  We put people before Party agendas, and the Republican Party is going to have to clean their own mess within their Party structure before they think about attaching themselves to us .  The independent voter seeks independence from partisanship and what is hurting and dividing our Nation.  A House divided will not stand.  We must unite as Americans and do what is in the best interests of human beings who help and contribute to our Nation.  Immigrants are human beings who contribute to our nation, as well as billions of dollars to our tax coffers. 

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DRAFT ISSA IMMIGRATION BILL IS TAXATION WITHOUT REPRESENTATION FOR IMMIGRANTS

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February 10

Somos Independents (a Get Out The Vote Group)  has stated repeatedly how we do not support taxation without representation ideas the Tea Party GOP has been offering.  It is un-American and is a dangerous slippery slope to introduce a heinous idea. 

Both the Chicano / Latino voting leaders as well as Asian leaders are against (R-CA) Rep. Darrell Issa's immigration plan that is essentially a way for the GOP to track immigrants so they can kick them out 6 years later.  

According to the Tax Lawyer, a paper published by Section of Taxation, American bar Association with the assistance of Georgetown University Law Center:  "...each year undocumented immigrants add billions of dollars in sales, excise, property, income, and payroll taxes—including Social Security, Medicare, and unemployment taxes—to federal, state, and local coffers.  Hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants file annual federal and state income tax returns..."

Susan Pai gives us the pulse of the Asian voting community. She is also an immigration lawyer and here is an excerpt from her blog:

 

The Outrages In The Issa Memo

Issa’s proposal is that all undocumented immigrants need to register and cooperate with the Department of Homeland Security within six months…but of course, not all immigrants are eligible.

There are two outrageous shockers in Issa’s Alien Accountability Act memo. Immigrants who Issa says aren’t allowed to participate and must leave immediately include:

  • Relatives of participating aliens
  • Aliens with a pending deportation case

The ‘relative of participating aliens’ proposal creates an immediate and obvious problem; a race among immigrant relatives to see which family member cooperates with the DHS first. The winner of this Amazingly Cruel Race gets to (possibly) stay in America while everyone else in their family become The Biggest Immigration Losers.

Excluding “aliens with a pending deportation case” isn’t merely cruel but unconstitutional and borderline insane.

The idea here must be that the people in immigration proceedings already are the low hanging fruit: the people already out of the shadows with names and addresses on file, so they are easy to detain and deport.

Sure, it throws out the U.S. Constitution and the right to due process but it gives Issa an easy way to say he deported half a million people or so who’d put their faith in the American legal systerm.

While this manuver might bring cheers from the Republican base who imagine Mexican and Central America immigrants currently in deportation proceeding being tossed over the fence and back south of the border, conservatives would do well to remember that the immigrants Issa’s plan would kick out include every immigrant, not just the brown skinned people who cut your lawn and who built your home.

Darrell Issa mandates that if you’re in an immigration proceeding, back you go. That means everybody goes back; from Castro-hating Cubans seeking a better life to pale skinned Brits who fell in love with an American to Iranian Christians fearing religious persecution.   FULL STORY>>>>

 

 

 

According to IVN:  "The current Congress has an average 9.2 percent approval rating and 84.2 percent disapproval rating. ... These numbers point to a grave problem: the House of Representatives is utterly unrepresentative."

Independent voters are committed to voting out the Tea Party Republicans.  As a get out the vote organization (where we put emphasis on Mexican-Americans, Latinos, women while organizing the growing independent registered voters) we have been successful in creating stronger coalitions with but not limited to the African-American community, the Asian community and Native Americans.  We anticipate the Republican Party submitting an immigration bill that is reasonable and will not create an underclass or taxation without representation before the November 2014 elections.  The more the GOP puts off a CIR bill, the more it will drive us to the polls out of righteous political anger reminiscent of the 2012 elections that cost the Republican Party the White House. 

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SOMOS INDEPENDENTS
An Independent American Voter Group merging Tip O'Neill Democrats and Ronald Reagan Republicans.