Thursday, November 27, 2008

President Obama names Latina NCLR Alumni as Director of Intergovernmental Affairs!

The Washington Post reports:
Obama Appoints White House Speechwriting and Intergovernmental Affairs Heads
President-elect Barack Obama continued rounding out his White House staff today, naming Jonathan Favreau director of speechwriting and Cecilia Munoz director of intergovernmental affairs. Favreau has worked for Obama since 2005, when he joined the president-elect's Senate office as a speechwriter. He later served as director of speechwriting during the presidential campaign, building on his role as deputy director of speechwritng for the 2004 campaign of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.). At the White House, Favreau will oversee a team of writers who carefully craft words for the president's many public appearances.
Munoz, meanwhile, will oversee the White House office responsible for relations between the administration and state and local governments. The 2000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" winner is a senior vice president at the National Council of La Raza, a leading Hispanic civil rights group. There, she has spearheaded many of the organization's immigration initiatives. Currently, she is in charge of the group's entire advocacy and legislative agenda.
"We're continuing to build a White House team that can rise to the challenges facing this country -- and I couldn't be more excited to announce Jon and Cecilia," Obama said. "I'm confident that at a critical time in our history, this White House will restore openness and accountability to our executive branch and help to put government back in the hands of the people it serves."

25 comments:

The Arizonian said...

Ok, so he makes a Hollywood director/screenwriter his 'director of speechwriting', and someone who described the national anti-immigration groups as "hate groups" (I see why Dee likes her) director of intergovernmental affairs.
Interesting...

Some comments/quotes about Cecilia Munoz:
http://www.americanpatrol.com/REFERENCE/CeciliaMunozRantNCLR.html

Dee said...

AZ, your reference is from Glenn Spencer´s American Patrol, a very restrictionist hate group! Very poor reference.

From wikipedia:
Spencer’s rhetoric departed sharply from that of legitimate immigration reform groups; Spencer did not target immigration so much as he targeted Hispanics, particularly those of Mexican origin, regardless of whether they were immigrants or not. Many of his writings and comments were simply thinly veiled diatribes against “Mexicans” (Spencer rarely differentiated between Mexicans and Americans of Mexican descent).

Dee said...

Cecilia is a 2000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" winner!

Liquidmicro said...

All Az's link does is give you the quotes from and about Mrs. Munoz, the site reference is but a lame excuse by you to not comment about what she has said and done. Argue the points of the comment, not that it is a restrictionist web site, thus deems no worth.

Dee said...

You totally miss the point Liquid, (as usual).
AZ said Ms. Munoz described anti immigration groups as hate groups. Actually, what she was describing in AZ´s link was Glenn Spencer´s role in the American Patrol, saying "He makes contentions that are ugly and very divisive," she said. "Not the kinds of things that bring people together, as is clearly needed in Farmingville right now."

Ms. Munoz´s comments very accurate.


Try READING the reference!!

Liquidmicro said...

I missed no point, Dee. You gave the answer to me instead of to AZ. Had you just answered AZ's point, I wouldn't have had to coax it out of you, but you rather dismiss it due to being a restrictionist hate group web site. AZ only pointed out some of her quotes, and said nothing good nor bad about her, yet you make it out to be something that is bad?? Seems you didn't get the point, but had to instigate an argument when there was none.

Tamara said...

Dee "Ms. Munoz described anti immigration groups as hate groups."


Dee, I am sure you meant to say anti-ILLEGAL immigrant groups, correct?

There are many groups who are against ILLEGAL immigration and they are NOT hate groups. You only say they are hate groups to race-bait.

Dee said...

Liquid,
You just didn´t get it!
As I said, AZ said Ms. Munoz described anti immigration groups as hate groups. Actually, what she was describing in AZ´s link was Glenn Spencer´s role in the American Patrol, saying "He makes contentions that are ugly and very divisive," she said. "Not the kinds of things that bring people together, as is clearly needed in Farmingville right now."

Ms. Munoz´s comments very accurate.

Dee said...

Tamara,
Well, you are right to a degree. Ms. Munoz was referencing Glenn Spencer´s American Patrol. He has proven to be a racist and his hate site is very negative.
Whether you want to call it ANTI Immigration, ANTI Latino or ANTI illegal immigration, however you define that site, it is still a HATE Site! Most all agree!!

Anonymous said...

Oh God Dee, every anti-illegal site is a hate site to you. Give us a break. Are you that ignorant?

The Arizonian said...

Show me where it is a 'hate group'?
Mexican is a nationality, not a race. This is no different than Canadian being a nationality and not a race.

"America will be the easiest of all the nations to conquer. Divided against herself, the United States will offer little opposition to our ideology when the hour to strike has come." Joseph Goebbels

Anonymous said...

Who is anti-immigrant? No one! What is a restrictionist? Why when any group is opposed to illegal immigration are they called hate groups by latinos?

Dee said...

Glenn Spencer - wikipedia:

"Spencer’s rhetoric departed sharply from that of legitimate immigration reform groups; Spencer did not target immigration so much as he targeted Hispanics, particularly those of Mexican origin, regardless of whether they were immigrants or not."

Dee said...

More:

"Many of his writings and comments were simply thinly veiled diatribes against “Mexicans” (Spencer rarely differentiated between Mexicans and Americans of Mexican descent)"

Anonymous said...

I read what wikepedia said about Spencer and much of what you said was NOT stated in there about him. Please provide a link to your exaxt claimed statements.

Dee said...

Anonymous,
Go back to the wikipedia link and this time try word searching. The comments are ALL there! Obviously you have weak reading comprehension skills.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glenn_Spencer

ps: if all else fails, scroll down to the racism section.

the scroll is that arrow on the lower right bottom of your web page

Anonymous said...

Someone's opinion and comments does not make it so.

The Arizonian said...

Dee, get a grip.
Your first clue should have been at the top of the wikipedia article:
"This article or section is missing citations or needs footnotes.
Using inline citations helps guard against copyright violations and factual inaccuracies. (November 2007)'


So basically, the article is full of things that have NOT been verified.

And about the racism part:
"The United States and Mexico are two entirely different nations," Spencer declares. "The United States has as its founders people who came here for intellectual reasons, freedom of religion. Mexico was founded by a group of people who came to plunder, the conquistadors.... We have a clash of civilizations: the pilgrims versus the conquistadors, the civilization based on Newton's Principia Mathematica and the great philosophers of Europe versus the blood-and-sand character of Mexico, which is based on Aztec warriors and the conquistadors. We are asked to absorb millions of people from this culture; we are unable to assimilate them, so they are asking for their culture to be maintained here in ours. This is a direct threat to the Age of Reason, to the ascent of man, and will end in a massive conflict. It has to be stopped."

And where is he wrong?
Another:
"The Mexican culture is based on deceit. Chicanos and Mexicanos lie as a means of survival(read further). Fabricating false IDs is just another extension of that culture... [which] condones everything from the most lowly misdemeanor to murder in the highest levels of government."

Again, is he wrong?

We are talking about Mexican Nationals in the country, not 'Hispanic'-Americans.

But I'm sure you will draw your own context and mis-readings.....

The Arizonian said...

And you failed to answer my question:
Show me how this group (American Patrol) is racist....

You say it is based on one man?

So by that logic, everyone in New Jersey is gay because their governor was?

Dee said...

About Glenn Spencer:
GLENN SPENCER
AGE: 67

COCHISE COUNTY, ARIZ.

If there were a Paul Revere of the anti-immigration movement, it would be Glenn Spencer, a vitriolic Mexican-basher who may have done more than anyone to spread the myth of a secret Mexican conspiracy to reconquer the Southwest.

The so-called reconquista, an alleged plot to turn several American states into a Mexican state or some kind of puppet government controlled by Mexico, has been a top concern for Spencer for years. Back in 1999, he put it like this: "The consul general says Mexico is reconquering California. A Mexican intellectual suggests that anyone who doesn't like Mexicans should leave California. What else do you need to hear? RECONQUISTA IS REAL... . EVERY ILLEGAL ALIEN IN OUR NATION MUST BE DEPORTED IMMEDIATELY. ... IF WE CAN BOMB THE TV STATION IN BELGRADE [in the former Yugoslavia] WE CAN SHUT DOWN [U.S. Spanish-language stations] TELEMUNDO AND UNIVISION."

Spencer got involved in the anti-immigration movement in 1992, when he formed Voice of Citizens Together, also known as American Patrol, in California. In 2002, saying the battle was lost in that state, he moved to the "front lines" of the Arizona border, where he formed American Border Patrol. He was one of the first to call for border citizens' patrols and pioneered the use of surveillance technology.

He also was one of the first well-known anti-immigration activists to more or less openly court white supremacists and anti-Semites. He has attended conferences of American Renaissance magazine, which specializes in racist theories about blacks and others. He interviewed the magazine's editor, Jared Taylor, on his syndicated radio show. Another guest was California State Professor Kevin MacDonald, who is the architect of an elaborate anti-Semitic theory dressed up as evolutionary biology.

Just this September, Spencer promoted on his Web site a booklet published by Taylor called The Color of Crime. The booklet is a "relentlessly factual" study that alleges that blacks and Hispanics are far more likely than whites to be criminals. It also falsely alleges people of color commit vastly more hate crimes than others.

Sometimes, Spencer's racial paranoia seems to get the better of him. One night in 2003, thinking he was hearing noises outside his Sierra Vista, Ariz., home, he grabbed a gun and started shooting into the dark. He managed to hit a neighbor's garage, among other things, and was charged with four felonies. But charges like that have a habit of going away in Southeastern Arizona. In Spencer's case, his felony charges were reduced to one misdemeanor. He was fined $2,500 and given a year's probation. His lease was also terminated and he was forced to move away, taking up residence in a trailer in unincorporated Cochise County.

The Arizonian said...

Spencer, Spencer, Spencer......

I asked to show me how American Patrol was a 'hate group'.....

Again, condemning an entire group based on one individual?

Dee said...

AZ,
Here is what you are not understanding:

"Spencer got involved in the anti-immigration movement in 1992, when he formed Voice of Citizens Together, also known as American Patrol"

The Arizonian said...

And this country was founded by slave owning Britons..... Whats your point?

Does that make everyone here a slave-owning Briton?

The Arizonian said...

Or better yet, that The Nation of Islam is a hate group due to Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitic statements?

I said, show me Dee......

The Arizonian said...

Weel, this is funny (read very carefully Dee);

NCLR CEO Janet MurguĂ­a stated: "First, as a sovereign nation, the United States has the right to determine who comes and who stays. . . [It also] has a right to consider enforcement at a variety of levels, including border enforcement, interior enforcement, and workplace enforcement. . . We support enforcement...[because] as Americans, we recognize it's the right thing to do."

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