Hispanic Leadership Network Demands Apology from President and His Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC – Hispanic Leadership Network (HLN) Executive Director Jennifer Sevilla Korn today issued the following statement in response to a tweet from Obama 2012 Campaign Manager Jim Messina, saying: "Line of the day from WAPO’s Dana Milbank: ‘The chimichanga? It may be the only thing Republicans have left to offer Latinos.’"
"The fact that the campaign manager of President Obama’s reelection campaign thinks it’s appropriate to disseminate insulting jokes about the Hispanic community is a perfect example of the kind of empty rhetoric that characterizes this White House’s so-called outreach to Latinos. We demand that Mr. Messina immediately apologize and we ask that President Obama disavow his campaign manager’s ridiculous statement. Liberals are always trying to put Hispanics in a box. In typical fashion, when liberals cannot speak substantively to the top issues facing our community, they resort to name calling.
How insulting and condescending, @Messina2012 must apologize immediately and Obama must disavow
— Hispanic Leadership (@HispanicLN) February 15, 2012
"The facts remain the same, and they are no laughing matter. President Obama broke his campaign promises to the Hispanic community on jobs and immigration. Our community is suffering from over 11% unemployment rate. In addition, President Obama has deported more immigrants than any other U.S. president in history. When confronted with his record, this President has no standing with Hispanic voters across our country."