CA GOP Candidate for Senate Carly Fiorina Comes Out with Spanish Language Website

June 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The GOP Candidate for the Senate in California, Carly Fiorina, has come out with a Spanish language website, Amigos de Carly. I should note that Fiorina supports the controversial new Arizona immigration law, SB 1070, even though one of her chief Latino supporters, former U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, does not.

Note that on the Amigos de Carly site, there isn’t any mention of the Arizona law or more broad immigration policies on the front page, but she has suggested that we don’t need comprehensive immigration reform while insinuating that the federal government is not devoting enough resources to securing the border. As Andrea Nill at ThinkProgress points out, the Obama administration has actually spent more on immigration enforcement and border security than previous administrations.

In my view, Fiorina’s Latino outreach website reminds me of Meg Whitman’s without the fancy youtubes. It’s more hypocrisy and pandering while leaving out a lot of the rhetoric that has come out about immigration during this election cycle. It would be one thing to appear more candid with the Spanish speaking community about supporting the Arizona law and not wanting to pursue comprehensive immigration reform, but instead Fiorina makes a calculated decision to not mention this on the seguridad pública section of the Spanish website.

I also noticed that whoever wrote the seguridad pública section for Fiorina spelled marijuana with a “g” (mariguana), which I had never seen. I do know that marihuana is an alternate spelling. As expected, Fiorina doesn’t think it should be legalized, but I have a feeling that the majority of Californians think otherwise.

What do you think about Amigos de Carly?

Tags: Carlos Gutierrez · GOP · Immigration · Republican Party

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Carlos Cachima // Jun 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Esto no es mas que hipocresia en su maxima expresion, lanzar una pagina web en espanol para captar votantes hispanos mientras que nos da la punalada por la espalda apoyando leyes que nos perjudican a todos.
    Amigos de Carly? y de quien es amiga ella???

  • 2 Michaelr // Jul 1, 2010 at 10:27 am

    Exactly…well said. However, some voters in the Latino community will wholeheartily embrace this, because they believe our Latino politicians are self-serving and corrupt. And they’re not altogether wrong in that assumption.

  • 3 RAMON // Jul 12, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    The use of Spanish on billboards and websites is hypocritical when the candidate supports racist legislation like that passed in Nazizona. Just because a candidate implements an outreach effort to Latino voters doesn’t mean that the community will support them. They may even speak in Spanish (in their own magled ways) but they won’t necessarily communicate with us.
    We may be bilingual bit we are not naive.


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