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The Democrats Just Threw A Latino Under The Bus For The DNC Leak

A couple of weeks ago, the Democratic National Committee had thousands of their emails published on Wikileaks.

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The leak was embarrassing for the Democratic Party for so many reasons.

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For starters, it gave Bernie Sanders supporters ammunition to claim that the party was rigging the primary in favor of Clinton. Then there was that whole Politico reporter running his story by the party before actually publishing it, something that is seriously looked down in journalism. Oh, and how can I forget, there was that cringeworthy series of emails that gave the impression that the Democrats viewed Latinos as consumers instead of actual voters.

As is the case with most organizations when s**t hits the fan, the DNC looked for people to take the fall for them.

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And like a bad horror movie, one of the first people to get the axe was none other than a person of color.

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Luis Miranda, the DNC’s communications director, was one of the three staffers who resigned.

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Miranda was one of the highest-ranking, non-elected Latino officials of the Democratic Party who didn’t work for a Latino outreach team. In other words, he was a high profile staffer who happened to be Latino.

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This is a big blow because that’s one less Latino who can tell the DNC leadership to not treat Latino voters as a niche group. What’s worse is that this isn’t an unfounded fear. Here’s a former DNC Latino staffer talking about how the party views Latinos:

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In short, they don’t.

Listen, no one is telling you shouldn’t vote. You absolutely should, and I suspect many of you will just to keep Donald Trump out of the White House.

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Yep, that’s Trump’s daughter who he is inappropriately touching.

But this doesn’t mean that you can’t call Democrats out on this or other things. That party needs to actually try to get your vote.

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And no, having dad-joker Tim Kaine speak Spanish at a rally or two isn’t going to cut it.


READ: Marco Rubio Is Proving To Be As Anti-Immigrant As Donald Trump

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Ricky Martin Says That It Is ‘Super Sad’ For Him To See Latinos Voting for Donald Trump

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Ricky Martin Says That It Is ‘Super Sad’ For Him To See Latinos Voting for Donald Trump

Ricky Martin says when it comes to the Latino support of Joe Biden for president, voters bang. He also says those who are voting for Donald Trump completely bomb.

In an interview with The Big Ticket podcast, the “Livin La Vida Loca” singer highlighted the importance of voter turnout and laid out his reasons for giving former Vice President Joe Biden his own vote.

Speaking to The Big Ticket, Martin underlined his efforts to see change this year.

“I’ve been supporting Biden forever,” the singer shared on the podcast. “I think he is the only option we have and he is great. He has been in politics all his life. This is the moment. We all need to get together and be loud about the course of this nation.” For Martin, it seems that the backing of Biden by the Latino community is especially important and seeing anything less is something he truly cannot understand. Martin went so far as to highlight his disbelief in seeing Wanda Vázquez, the current governor of Puerto Rico, endorsing Trump this year.

“Who is that? Next!” he exclaimed during the podcast. “She doesn’t even exist. She wasn’t even elected by the people. She’s not part of this conversation.”

Trump went onto call Latinos in the United States who support Trump “really scary.”

When asked about Latinos in the United States who support Trump, Martin said it’s “really scary” to see but he remains positive that the majority of Latinos will vote him out of office.

“It’s really scary,” he said, before commenting that he does think that the majority of Latinos will vote for Biden. “It’s super sad. I think. Trumpeters make a lot of noise. And it’s scary to see their enthusiasm but us, we’re doing what’s right, the right way and we’ll see what happens in November. But I’m very optimistic.”

“I am a Latino, gay, married to an Arab living in Trump’s America,” he said about his husband Jwan Yosef, a Syrian-born, Swedish painter Marin married in 2017. “We check all the boxes.”

Martin’s comments come at a time when Trump continues to receive support from Cubans in Florida.

The battleground state has seen Cuban Americans, who often vote Republican, make last-ditch efforts to reelect Trump. “Florida’s Cuban American voters remain a bright spot in Trump’s effort to retain his winning coalition from 2016,” ABC reported. “Polls show his strong support from these key voters may even be growing to include the younger Cuban Americans that Democrats once considered their best hope of breaking the GOP’s hold. For Trump, that support could prove essential in a tight race in a state he must win to beat Democratic challenger Joe Biden.”

Referring to the increase in early voters this year, Martin says he’s happy to see voters turning out. “For that, I’m extremely happy,” he explained. “We’ve had plans of if we might leave the country. No, we have to stay here and fight for our rights and for what we believe.”

You can check out Martin’s full interview with The Big Ticket on Nov. 3.

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‘Siempre, Luis’ Is A Touching Love Letter From Lin-Manuel Miranda To His Father

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‘Siempre, Luis’ Is A Touching Love Letter From Lin-Manuel Miranda To His Father

We all have that one person who has changed the world for us. For Lin-Manuel Miranda, that person is his dad. The Puerto Rican entertainer created a documentary to tell his father’s story and it is a love letter to his father.

“Siempre, Luis” is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s love letter to his father.

The trailer for the HBO Documentary is a moving testament to the indomitable spirit of Luis Miranda. The Puerto Rican powerhouse helped lead a movement to get Latinos involved in and interested in politics focusing on Puerto Ricans who had left the island.

Lin-Manuel’s documentary is a deep dive into the life of the man who raised the creator of “In The Heights” and “Hamilton.” Luis was Lin-Manuel’s inspiration when playing Alexander Hamilton in his wildly popular and famous musical.

“He’s just a relentless motherf*cker,” Lin-Manuel says in the documentary.

The documentary takes people on a ride covering decades of Luis’ life. The main focus is his political activism and how one man helped create a movement to get Latinos involved in politics. Luis leveraged the hate and pushback against the Latino community as a way to energize and mobilize Latinos to get them involved like never before.

Then, Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Luis’ home and magical escape. The island endured a direct hit from Hurricane Maria, which knocked out power to millions of Americans for months. Many Puerto Ricans fled the island for the mainland giving them a chance to vote for president in 2020.

“For me, Puerto Rico is this perfect place that all of a sudden doesn’t exist anymore,” Luis says through tears in the documentary. “I immediately saw it as my responsibility to rebuild the island.”

He added: “Doing everything we can becomes the job.

“I told him, ‘I don’t want to be a widow. There isn’t another you to replace you,’” Luz Towns-Miranda recalls to the camera about her husband’s mission to fix Puerto Rico.

Luis’ time talking about his work in Puerto Rico is accompanied by videos images of the “Hamilton” stage being constructed for the show on the island. There are shots of Luis offering aid to people and preparing meals for those impacted by the hurricane.

Luis’ activism has grown over the years and he is ready to keep making change.

“Siempre, Luis” is now available on HBO and HBOmax for your viewing pleasure. People have praised the film’s insightfulness into one of the Latinos who got his community activated and politically engaged.

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