Conservative Latino Leader Manuel Miranda: ‘We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else.’

Manuel Miranda
Manuel Miranda

It seems self-righteousness is trait that GOP/conservatives have no matter their ethnic background. The latest example being Manuel Miranda, who’s leading the conservative charge against Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination to the Supreme Court, according to

Miranda was once busted for hacking into the files of Senate Democrats while he served as an aide to former Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN).

At a Heritage Foundation lunch for conservative bloggers earlier this week, Miranda discussed how conservatives could attack Sotomayor’s qualifications without alienating the Latino community. Miranda, as you may know or have guessed, is Latino and he argued that Latinos had concerns similar to those of “everyone else,” but then appeared to suggest that African-Americans somehow think differently from other people. Latinos are “not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else.”

Here’s what he had to say specifically:

Hispanic polls, Hispanic surveys, indicate that Hispanics think just like everyone else. We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else. When I was on the leader’s staff, someone called me once and asked me: ‘What’s Senator Frist’s Hispanic agenda?’ I said, ‘low taxes, better education, more jobs … what are you talking about?’ And that’s how Hispanics are. This is an opportunity to educate them on all of our issues and they will resonate in the way that they resonate with everyone else.

Lord we wish someone would have cut to chase and asked him just what the hell did his “We’re not like African-Americans” comment mean. The stupidity of his comment is beyond obvious. But then again, he does think like a conservative Republican

4 thoughts on “Conservative Latino Leader Manuel Miranda: ‘We’re not like African-Americans. We think just like everybody else.’”

  1. People do not understand Hispanic Americans. What Miranda is saying is that Hispanics do not think collectively as a group like African Americans. The media has had it wrong on Hispanics since day 1. Many of us do not speak Spanish nor do we have funny accents, some of us have up to 5 generations of American citizenship in our families, many are not the dark skinned indigenous people they show crossing the border (55% of all Hispanics identify as white-Caucasian), universities in states such Ca, Ar, Tex, have many schools where the predominant race is Hispanic, and 90 percent could care care less about immigration because all of us vote which means we have to be citizens. Immigration polls in from 5-7 on ranking issues just like whites. 60 % want English to be the official language. Immigrants constitute a sub division of the hispanics which which leans heavily democratic and provides an 10-12 point swing. A hypothetical: If hispanics go 48 dem. 40 rep. add in foreign born hispanics and it looks more like 32 65 in that range. And by the way tehe whole 9 kids thing couldnt be less true

  2. Typical Republican. African Amercans are always the whipping post for conservatives. Whether to topic is welfare,crime,or whatevr. African Amercans get the blame. However it hurts even more when it comes from a fellow minority. He should know that without the civil rights movement started by Africa Americans he would not have a job. Black & Brown must stick together!

  3. Yes because we know there are no self-righteous liberals. Puh-lease!
    Liberals should understand self-righteousness…you wrote the book on it!

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