Thursday, September 2, 2010

DIRTBAG: Radical Arizona Congressman Linked to ‘Republicans Hate Latinos’ Speech

Audio from Department of Labor representative Dolores Huerta’s speech praising Venezualan dictator Hugo Chavez and saying “Republicans hate Latinos,” reveals that Huerta’s appearance seems to have been supported by Congressman Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ). A representative from Grijalva’s office attended and “brought” Huerta to the Aprill 2006 speech, which addressed students at Tucson High Magnet School.

I would … like to thank … our representative from Congressman Raul Grijalva’s office, Reuben Reyes; thank you for bringing Dolores here and talking to our students,” Sean Arce says during Huerta’s introduction. Arce is identified in the audio as a faculty member.

Huerta’s appearance garnered state and national media attention. One student, Mon-yee Fung, even appeared in front of state legislators to talk about the event, after Huerta’s comments made her uncomfortable but she was not allowed to leave. “I got up a second time and I said, ‘Really, I want to go to another class,” she told Bill O’Reilly. “I just don’t want to hear this anymore.” Her teacher responded, “No, just sit back down. Listen to this. It’s a really good speech.”

While Fung came forward, there are many more who didn’t. But since Huerta was “brought” by the Congressman’s office, and since a representative was present, impressionable students may have given her statement’s more weight. They gave her a rousing applause at the end. READ MORE...

The “missed opportunity” does not keep her political leanings a secret. She is an honorary chair of the Democratic Socialists of America and after praising dictator Chavez in 2006 for his policies in Venezuela, she asked, “why can’t we do that here in the United States?” READ MORE...

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