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Democrats' use of Spanish in debate evokes praise, eye rolls

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By RUSSELL CONTRERAS and CURT ANDERSON

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What a blunder. Not only does it alienate a lot of Spanish speakers, it alienates even more frightened Americans sitting on the fence between the dem nominee and Donny.

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Pandering. Plain and simple.

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I’m still trying to figure if they were running for the Presidency of the US or Mexico.

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Really stupid thing to do.

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Really.

https://edition.cnn.com/2018/05/20/us/english-us-official-language-trnd/index.html

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Yes, it does, English. Our government, all institutions, products how operations are learned, our military etc., you buy in the stores, engineering and on and on are all in English, we do have products and some institutions will use some Spanish, but overall, across the country, it’s English.

None of this matters. The US Federal Government has not established an official language for the United States. That's a fact. If you read the article I posted, you'd know that.

But we all know the difficulties you have with reading. It's actually very fortunate for you that English isn't the US' official language. You'd probably be deported.

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I’m still trying to figure if they were running for the Presidency of the US or Mexico.

This is probably hard to understand for someone who somehow isn't even fluent in their mother tongue, but most people are impressed with those who are bilingual.

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Did they also promise abortion for men, as they did in English? Wonder how that goes over in Mexico.

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Tulsi was the only one who answered the questions competently and without steering up emotional bs. And yet everybody ignored her. Just....wake up Dems...wake up or Trump 2020 will be a sad reality

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Sorry for those people, I speak 4 languages and I get it, Beto was trying to pander to the Hispanic crowd, he needed to do that to pick up his sluggish poll numbers,

That's a new one! One day Spanish will be the official language.Better teach it to your kids.

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Tulsi is the only one that looks credible. The others are a joke.

Unfortunately for her shes in the wrong party.

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Really?

Go and fact check Sneezy!

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Bernie Sanders pacing around his hotel room repeating and memorizing, "Los billionarios... Medicare por todos!" over and over again.

Andrew Yang is practicing "1,000 dolares para todos."

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Pandering. Plain and simple.

I’m still trying to figure if they were running for the Presidency of the US or Mexico.

In the US it will only be a matter of time before there are two official languages there.

Given that the Democrats are pandering to the Latinos, working to decriminalize illegal entry to the U.S. and opening borders, willing to extend Medicare and other entitlement benefits to "undocumented immigrants", the Democrats are aiming to make the future USA into "United States of Latin America".

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The look on Booker's face when "Beto" started speaking in tongues was absolutely priceless! And the look on his face when he started speaking in tongues, hahahahaha

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This is probably hard to understand for someone who somehow isn't even fluent in their mother tongue, but most people are impressed with those who are bilingual.

Sorry for those people, I speak 4 languages and I get it, Beto was trying to pander to the Hispanic crowd, he needed to do that to pick up his sluggish poll numbers, but then to get the evil eye from Booker and then for Castro to join in and watch these guys try to outdo each other in Spanish was too, too funny.

The US doesn't have any official languages

Yes, it does, English. Our government, all institutions, products how operations are learned, our military etc., you buy in the stores, engineering and on and on are all in English, we do have products and some institutions will use some Spanish, but overall, across the country, it’s English.

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"Sorry for those people, I speak 4 languages and I get it,"

Which four languages do you speak. I think the First Lady made the same claim?

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Even Deblasio trying to not be left out. Oops! Don’t use a language that is not yours, you might not get the historical context.

https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/bill-de-blasio-quotes-che-guevara-in-miami-11206431

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Bernie Sanders pacing around his hotel room repeating and memorizing, "Los billionarios... Medicare por todos!" over and over again.

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The only thing missing from the first debate was a brightly painted Yugo for all the dem candidates to pile into at the end.  

The democrat candidate scrub team's moment in the national spotlight has come and gone; and soon, so will they.

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In the US it will only be a matter of time before there are two official languages there.

The US doesn't have any official languages.

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@serrano  "Beto" started speaking in tongues

Speaking in tongues? That quote's consistent with those who post youtubes from Tucker Carlson and other white nationalists.

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krispis:

In the US it will only be a matter of time before there are two official languages there.

Spanish and Arabic?

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Plenty of ordinary Americans who thought of themselves as Democrats are having a serious rethink after seeing their presidential candidates mass movement to the loony left .

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Hispanics have high birth rates.

In the US it will only be a matter of time before there are two official languages there.

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