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(Twitter)   House Republicans set up a Twitter account to reach out to Latinos, "GOPespanol". Guess what language half the tweets are in   (twitter.com ) divider line
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2013-03-31 09:50:15 AM  
C'mon, if they want to stay in this country they have to learn English so by posting everything in Spanish and English they'll know what things mean and then how that sounds in real talk. Cuz if English was good enough for Jesus, it's good enough for me!

Seriously, though, the one question Latinos should be asking the repubs is "Do you support the path to citizenship, yes or no? Keeping in mind that any answer other than yes means no."
 
2013-03-31 09:54:10 AM  
This is the Twitter equivalent of hitting the SAP button on your remote and getting half the commentary in English.
 
2013-03-31 09:54:13 AM  

cman: NEWSFLASH

Not everyone of Latino descent in the United States speaks Spanish


The channel is GOPespanol, not GOPlatino.
 
2013-03-31 09:56:47 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Conferencia GOP @GOPespanol 14 Mar

The President wants to grow the economy http://j.mp/15Ms4st he should push for a https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BalancedBudget&src=hash" class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr">#BalancedBudget http://bit.ly/WahIkK


Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?


I thought it had something to do with the idea that having the government flood the market with debt crowds out investment in businesses. Or something. Because government debt is an incredibly attractive money-making investment in an era of historically low interest rates, right?
 
2013-03-31 09:59:49 AM  

MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was expecting German

/don't ask me why


You know who else would have tweeted in German?
 
2013-03-31 10:01:20 AM  

Rann Xerox: Infernalist: BolloxReader: Klingon?

If I had to label the GOP anything, it'd be Ferengi.

Nope.  Pakled.


i262.photobucket.com
 
2013-03-31 10:02:19 AM  

Eddie Adams from Torrance: MaudlinMutantMollusk: I was expecting German

/don't ask me why

You know who else would have tweeted in German?


The birds Siegfried could understand?
 
2013-03-31 10:02:47 AM  

cman: FlashHarry: cman: FlashHarry: dogwhistle?

Republicans would say "hello" and you would brand that as a dog whistle, too

[citation needed]

Ok, then explain this, please: how could this be a dog whistle?


I took it that FlashHarry was being snarky by answering the Subby's headline question; in that half of the tweets were in the language "dogwhistle".
 
2013-03-31 10:05:23 AM  

Sock Ruh Tease: 1,054 followers. Looks like the GOP has a lot of work to do. Fortunately, there is cheap and highly available labor all around if you know where to look.


ts1.mm.bing.net

They could hire this guy.
 
2013-03-31 10:07:10 AM  

born_yesterday: NewportBarGuy: Conferencia GOP @GOPespanol 14 Mar

The President wants to grow the economy http://j.mp/15Ms4st he should push for a https://twitter.com/search?q=%23BalancedBudget&src=hash" class="twitter-hashtag pretty-link js-nav" data-query-source="hashtag_click" dir="ltr">#BalancedBudget http://bit.ly/WahIkK


Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?

We know it won't.  They know it won't.  But through a combination of obstructionism and the absolutely remorseless "spendfest for Republican loyalty" that was the Bush administration, they know that a balanced budget and appreciable deficit reduction are an impossible task.  Plus, it's the kind of talking point that makes mouth-breathers feel smart.


And it gives them a legitimate excuse (in their eyes) to gut social programs.
 
2013-03-31 10:08:11 AM  
Derp.  They speak Derp.  It's a universal language.
 
2013-03-31 10:12:02 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?


Taxes can decrease, which means more disposable income for consumers..
 
2013-03-31 10:14:22 AM  

SomeoneDumb: NewportBarGuy:

Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?

It's complicated, but I guess it somehow involves involves either "investor confidence" or reducing the job creator's uncertainty. You know, one of those easily quantifiable things.


How about someone worry about the confidence and uncertainty of the middle class?
 
2013-03-31 10:15:29 AM  

ghare: SomeoneDumb: NewportBarGuy:

Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?

It's complicated, but I guess it somehow involves involves either "investor confidence" or reducing the job creator's uncertainty. You know, one of those easily quantifiable things.

How about someone worry about the confidence and uncertainty of the middle class?


Because that doesn't create jobs.

/sarcasm
 
2013-03-31 10:16:55 AM  

FlashHarry: dogwhistle?


This was my guess.

Did we get it right?
 
2013-03-31 10:23:09 AM  

cman: NEWSFLASH

Not everyone of Latino descent in the United States speaks Spanish


When I lived in San Antonio, the trend seemed to be: Grandparents speak only Spanish (and understand just enough English to get by), parents are fluent in both English and Spanish, but the grandkids speak English almost exclusively and can barely have a convo with their grandparents. Oh, and I've never heard the mixing of  English and Spanish together called "Spanglish" in Texas. They just call it "Tex-Mex," like the food.
 
2013-03-31 10:23:34 AM  
I was about to guess "70's TV Show Foriegnese"

AEROPORTO DEL EUROPENE
 
2013-03-31 10:23:51 AM  
Latinos speak a number of languages, including Spanish, English, Portuguese and some Amerindian languiages. And quite a few second-generation Latinos are English-only. So this is neither surprising nor counter-productive for them.
 
2013-03-31 10:23:54 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: NewportBarGuy: Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?

Taxes can decrease, which means more disposable income for consumers..


A balanced budget means that we're not adding new debt. We still have old debt which means that taxes would need to stay the same in order to pay down the old debt.

So lets be clear, we need a budget surplus not a balanced budget. Part of getting to a budget surplus is cutting where we have waste and where it won't hinder the economy but Republicans refuse to work the revenue side of the equation. The fact that they're fighting tooth and nail to prevent a tax increase on the segment of our population that owns about 70% of all wealth and accrues about 30% of all income should make it clear to even the casual observer what their true agenda is.
 
2013-03-31 10:24:36 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: You have to laugh at the GOP's notion that they can get blacks and latinos to vote for their anti-minority policies if only they say some magic words.


I can see why they thought it would work. They've had great success over the years persuading poor white Americans to vote GOP, against their own interests.
 
2013-03-31 10:26:41 AM  
I didn't know bullshiat was considered a language.

/It's an art
 
2013-03-31 10:26:49 AM  
phaseolus:

And it's kind of funny that they'd have any tweets in Spanish, given their fetish for "English only" laws.

And what I find funny about that is how poorly they speak or write English, ostensibly their mother tongue.
 
2013-03-31 10:26:53 AM  
subby must be saying people that speak Spanish in the United States don't know English, which is why he/she finds it outrageous any tweets on the channel would be in English.

another day, latent racist exposed.
 
2013-03-31 10:27:43 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: The fact that they're fighting tooth and nail to prevent a tax increase on the segment of our population that owns about 70% of all wealth and accrues about 30% of all income should make it clear to even the casual observer what their true agenda is.


DEATH TO SOCIAL PROGRAMS!!!

/A little dramatic but that's the gist I gather from them
 
2013-03-31 10:27:47 AM  

Somacandra: Latinos speak a number of languages, including Spanish, English, Portuguese and some Amerindian languiages. And quite a few second-generation Latinos are English-only. So this is neither surprising nor counter-productive for them.


You're overlooking that they named the feed gopESPANOL. If it were GOPlatino or GOPbrownpeople you might have a point but the name is GOP[spanish] and they're posting to it in a different language.
 
2013-03-31 10:28:44 AM  

USP .45: subby must be saying people that speak Spanish in the United States don't know English, which is why he/she finds it outrageous any tweets on the channel would be in English.

another day, latent racist exposed.


I thought this was talking about GOPespanol and not GOPLatino
 
2013-03-31 10:30:02 AM  

BMulligan: cameroncrazy1984: You have to laugh at the GOP's notion that they can get blacks and latinos to vote for their anti-minority policies if only they say some magic words.

I can see why they thought it would work. They've had great success over the years persuading poor white Americans to vote GOP, against their own interests.


The poor and ignorant white voter base is a jealous God, however.  They won't allow the GOP to successfully court the Hispanic and/or Black voting blocks.  They'll rebel and abandon the GOP if they sincerely try, and the GOP will never be able to court enough blacks and Hispanics to make up for that lost white base.

Damned if they do, damned if they don't.  Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.
 
2013-03-31 10:30:15 AM  

BraveNewCheneyWorld: NewportBarGuy: Can someone explain to me how a balanced budget helps grow the economy?

Taxes can decrease, which means more disposable income for consumers..

rich people, who will proceed to stuff it into offshore bank accounts.
 
2013-03-31 10:31:31 AM  

The universe is laughing behind your back: Because government debt is an incredibly attractive money-making investment in an era of historically low interest rates, right?


hahaha... Nice!
 
2013-03-31 10:33:34 AM  

Infernalist: Damned if they do, damned if they don't.  Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch of people.


Pretty much. The GOP has painted itself into a demographic corner with decades of the southern strategy, gay hating, and "dey took ur jerbs". The party leaders know that the rhetoric has to change but the individual politicians don't want to lose the votes in Whiteisright, AL by moderating their hate on melanin.
 
2013-03-31 10:33:55 AM  

USP .45: subby must be saying people that speak Spanish in the United States don't know English, which is why he/she finds it outrageous any tweets on the channel would be in English.


It would be like if you called your bank and the voice said "press 1 for English" and when you did, the rest of the call was in Japanese.  And nobody here is outraged. We're amused.
 
2013-03-31 10:35:48 AM  

The Why Not Guy: USP .45: subby must be saying people that speak Spanish in the United States don't know English, which is why he/she finds it outrageous any tweets on the channel would be in English.

It would be like if you called your bank and the voice said "press 1 for English" and when you did, the rest of the call was in Japanese.  And nobody here is outraged. We're amused.


hi there subby.
 
2013-03-31 10:36:20 AM  

BolloxReader: Klingon?


Silly BolloxReader, the GOP have no honor.
 
2013-03-31 10:37:34 AM  

cman: NEWSFLASH

Not everyone of Latino descent in the United States speaks Spanish


There's one.  Her name is Veronica, I work with her.

That's it.  All the rest do.
 
2013-03-31 10:39:07 AM  

flucto: All Latinos only speak Spanish? Who knew?


The account is @GOPEspanol, not @GOPLatino.
 
2013-03-31 10:39:38 AM  

cman: NEWSFLASH

Not everyone of Latino descent in the United States speaks Spanish


NEWSFLASH: Espanol doesn't mean Latino
 
2013-03-31 10:40:23 AM  

USP .45: hi there subby.


Check my profile. You'll see I've never had a link accepted. Not that I expect facts to start mattering to you now...
 
2013-03-31 10:43:41 AM  
Since they are trying to reach out to Latinos, I would guess Latin, or maybe Igpay Atinlay.
 
2013-03-31 10:44:14 AM  

The Why Not Guy: USP .45: hi there subby.

Check my profile. You'll see I've never had a link accepted. Not that I expect facts to start mattering to you now...


sick burn yo
 
2013-03-31 10:44:34 AM  

runwiz: Since they are trying to reach out to Latinos, I would guess Latin, or maybe Igpay Atinlay.


I fully expect to see the GOP hold rallies in the near future, advertising free tacos and tequila.
 
2013-03-31 10:45:01 AM  
images.pictureshunt.com

Tweet profile pic...
 
2013-03-31 10:47:17 AM  

USP .45: subby must be saying people that speak Spanish in the United States don't know English, which is why he/she finds it outrageous any tweets on the channel would be in English.

another day, latent racist exposed.


Another day, another dumbass. GOPespanol =! GOPLatino. Presumably, the GOP has other Twitter feeds for people who speak English.

Frankly, it says something about *you* that you assume Latinos would only read GOP tweets if the Twitter feed had espanol/latino tacked onto the end.
 
2013-03-31 10:47:19 AM  

USP .45: sick burn yo


You know, the correct response to making a claim and being demonstrated to be wrong is to say "you're right, I was wrong." The fact that you can't even admit it when it's plain as farking day is the surest indication that The Why Not Guy was justified in saying "Not that I expect facts to start mattering to you now..."
 
2013-03-31 10:47:26 AM  
Most spanish speakers in the US (i.e. the target audience) are bilingual and also speak english, seems like a reasonable simplification to me.
 
2013-03-31 10:48:36 AM  

USP .45: sick burn yo


Oh and "hi there subby" was? You were wrong. Again. Just admit it.
 
2013-03-31 10:51:29 AM  
Go Pespanol? Is that a new antacid?
 
2013-03-31 10:52:10 AM  
They do not want to alienate their "base".
Now they have yet another talking points distribution channel.
Same brainless messages, many channels....
 
2013-03-31 10:52:14 AM  

Monkeyhouse Zendo: USP .45: sick burn yo

You know, the correct response to making a claim and being demonstrated to be wrong is to say "you're right, I was wrong." The fact that you can't even admit it when it's plain as farking day is the surest indication that The Why Not Guy was justified in saying "Not that I expect facts to start mattering to you now..."


submitted links approved can be hidden in preferences, but I don't expect facts will start mattering to a crowd that will do anything to point out people they might not agree with are wrongg.

(hur hur see that typo?)

so I guess I can expect screenshots of his preferences even though it should be pretty clear I don't think nor care if he's subby or not.
 
2013-03-31 10:52:22 AM  

Jim_Callahan: Most spanish speakers in the US (i.e. the target audience) are bilingual and also speak english, seems like a reasonable simplification to me.


So the purpose of the GOP[spanish] feed is to communicate with people in the US that speak English?

Honestly, why can't the republican apologists just admit that the GOP confused Espanol with Latino and overlooked that Espanol is a language, not an ethnic group?
 
2013-03-31 10:53:43 AM  

USP .45: submitted links approved can be hidden in preferences, but I don't expect facts will start mattering to a crowd that will do anything to point out people they might not agree with are wrongg.


If it's hidden, does it report zero or not display the number of approved links?
 
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