Tuesday, April 8, 2008

¡Boricua por Obama!

Support For Barack Obama Grows In Puerto Rico

From Carib World News:

Former President Bill Clinton touched down in Puerto Rico yesterday, hoping to drum up support for his wife`s race for the White House. But on the ground, there is a growing swell of support for Hillary Clinton`s rival, Barack Obama.

Bill Clinton may be hoping that his promise on behalf of his wife of jobs to residents on the U.S. dependent territory would resonate with voters going to the June 1 poll. But ahead of the former President`s visit, former Governor Rafael Hernandez Colon joined the growing group of leaders jumping on the Obama bandwagon.

Colon said he endorsed the candidacy of Barak Obama, (D-Ill), because Obama's opponent, Sen. Hillary Clinton, (D-NY), co-sponsored U.S. Senate legislation favorable to statehood for the island.

Speaking to the Latino-Latin American Studies Program at Syracuse University, Hernandez Colon cited a controversial bill introduced into the U.S. Senate in 2006 by Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fl) and Ken Salazar (D-Colo), calling for a referendum in Puerto Rico. Hillary Clinton co-sponsored the measure which was opposed by Hernandez Colon, a former three-time governor and the elder statesman of the Popular Democratic Party. A similar bill is currently going through the U.S. House of Representatives and is also opposed by the PDP.

`One thing that was clear to Congress from the beginning: Puerto Rico was not destined for statehood,` Hernandez Colon was quoted as saying in Syracuse. `American nationalism and cultural identity regarded us as an alien culture. Therefore, Puerto Rico was not named an incorporated territory... destined for statehood. We would belong to, but not be part of, the United States.`

Meanwhile Pedro Pierluisi, the candidate of the New Progressive Party for Resident Commissioner in Washington, also announced that he met with Obama in Philadephia last month to pledge his support for the Illinois senator. He released a photograph of the two and a statement by Obama regarding Puerto Rico.


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5 comments:

Tina Marie said...

We, believer's of change have one shot, it's now or never, change cannot happen without struggle, there seems to be a witch hunt organized to bring Barack Obama to his knees, how much more explaining can Mr. Obama do? If we fail this task, we will never see the kind of change which is desperately needed,some talk show host and news reporters anger and own racism is so apparent until this should not only be a wake up call it should be a stay up call! This Is Truly Too Much DRAMA concerning Mr.Obama's Former Pastor's comments, how can you blame one man for another man's words? This is our last shot at a sane world, will we fall into the trap set for us physiologically? If Our Will To Unite Behind, Such A Worthy Presidential Candidate "Can Be Broken", So Then Are Our Dreams For Change Broken Forever! God Bless Us All, We Are All Beautiful People!!!

"A Rainbow Doesn't Have A Favorite Color" They All Shine Together
I Hope I've Spoken For The Majority Of Americans! VOTE FOR HOPE, CHANGE
NOT THE SAME OLD THING!!!

My Tribute Video "Mr. Obama" Song/Video
I'm a Katrina Survivor/Wife/Mother/Songwriter/Poet/ Author/Friend
and on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/user/tballard98
http://www.myspace.com/tinamariesoriginalsongs

These Are The Lyrics

"Mr. Obama"

Seems like the hands on the clock are
turning backwards, we find ourselves
in a one man's war, the people have
spoken, just to be ignored
babies still starving in Africa

(Chorus) The writing's on the wall, please
answer the call... "Mr. Obama", please help
stop the drama, we're calling on you to
see us through, "Mr. Obama", Mr. Mr. Obama

Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008
Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008

REMEMBER OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
WILL NEED US NOT TO ASK WHAT HE CAN DO FOR US, YET WHAT CAN WE DO FOR HIM? TO ASSURE A
WIN IN NOVERBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina Marie said...

We, believer's of change have one shot, it's now or never, change cannot happen without struggle, there seems to be a witch hunt organized to bring Barack Obama to his knees, how much more explaining can Mr. Obama do? If we fail this task, we will never see the kind of change which is desperately needed,some talk show host and news reporters anger and own racism is so apparent until this should not only be a wake up call it should be a stay up call! This Is Truly Too Much DRAMA concerning Mr.Obama's Former Pastor's comments, how can you blame one man for another man's words? This is our last shot at a sane world, will we fall into the trap set for us physiologically? If Our Will To Unite Behind, Such A Worthy Presidential Candidate "Can Be Broken", So Then Are Our Dreams For Change Broken Forever! God Bless Us All, We Are All Beautiful People!!!

"A Rainbow Doesn't Have A Favorite Color" They All Shine Together
I Hope I've Spoken For The Majority Of Americans! VOTE FOR HOPE, CHANGE
NOT THE SAME OLD THING!!!

My Tribute Video "Mr. Obama" Song/Video
I'm a Katrina Survivor/Wife/Mother/Songwriter/Poet/ Author/Friend
and on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/user/tballard98
http://www.myspace.com/tinamariesoriginalsongs

These Are The Lyrics

"Mr. Obama"

Seems like the hands on the clock are
turning backwards, we find ourselves
in a one man's war, the people have
spoken, just to be ignored
babies still starving in Africa

(Chorus) The writing's on the wall, please
answer the call... "Mr. Obama", please help
stop the drama, we're calling on you to
see us through, "Mr. Obama", Mr. Mr. Obama

Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008
Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008

REMEMBER OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
WILL NEED US NOT TO ASK WHAT HE CAN DO FOR US, YET WHAT CAN WE DO FOR HIM? TO ASSURE A
WIN IN NOVERBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tina Marie said...

We, believer's of change have one shot, it's now or never, change cannot happen without struggle, there seems to be a witch hunt organized to bring Barack Obama to his knees, how much more explaining can Mr. Obama do? If we fail this task, we will never see the kind of change which is desperately needed,some talk show host and news reporters anger and own racism is so apparent until this should not only be a wake up call it should be a stay up call! This Is Truly Too Much DRAMA concerning Mr.Obama's Former Pastor's comments, how can you blame one man for another man's words? This is our last shot at a sane world, will we fall into the trap set for us physiologically? If Our Will To Unite Behind, Such A Worthy Presidential Candidate "Can Be Broken", So Then Are Our Dreams For Change Broken Forever! God Bless Us All, We Are All Beautiful People!!!

"A Rainbow Doesn't Have A Favorite Color" They All Shine Together
I Hope I've Spoken For The Majority Of Americans! VOTE FOR HOPE, CHANGE
NOT THE SAME OLD THING!!!

My Tribute Video "Mr. Obama" Song/Video
I'm a Katrina Survivor/Wife/Mother/Songwriter/Poet/ Author/Friend
and on you tube at http://www.youtube.com/user/tballard98
http://www.myspace.com/tinamariesoriginalsongs

These Are The Lyrics

"Mr. Obama"

Seems like the hands on the clock are
turning backwards, we find ourselves
in a one man's war, the people have
spoken, just to be ignored
babies still starving in Africa

(Chorus) The writing's on the wall, please
answer the call... "Mr. Obama", please help
stop the drama, we're calling on you to
see us through, "Mr. Obama", Mr. Mr. Obama

Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008
Mr. O.B.A.M.A. - Would you please lead the way - in 2008

REMEMBER OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF THESE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA SENATOR BARACK OBAMA
WILL NEED US NOT TO ASK WHAT HE CAN DO FOR US, YET WHAT CAN WE DO FOR HIM? TO ASSURE A
WIN IN NOVERBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!08!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

floridachick0302 said...

good god we don't need to do for our president!!!! a PRESIDENT should do for us!!!. we need someone to lead this country out of the recession it is headed to. lower gas prices, no food shortages, no layoffs for government jobs, lower fixed rates for mortgages, I could go on and on! I think that all the candidates should show us a plan before we even consider who our votes go to in November!!!

Hillary Clinton Team: How to Win! said...

Hillary did nothing for us. I'm boricua living in NY where she was senator and I don't remember her doing anything for us. She lied about SCHIP lied about being against NAFTA, the lady is a liar. Esa tipa es la mas embustera del mundo. Ahora le quiere lavar el celebro a los boricuas. Esta tipa y el esposo son las gente mas corrupto en el mundo de politicas. They're the most corrupted people in politics. The have the politics controlled, the media, the newspapers or any source that tried to get them out of trouble.


Here's the real Clintons (los verdaderos Clinton):
http://hillaryclintonteam.blogspot.com/