It's campaign season in the US and, being into politics, I've been following it closely from before the first candidates put themselves forward in the primaries. One of the obvious points that you hear now and again during discussions about Obama and his record is the impact of him being the first black president of the US and what kind of impact that has had on the cultural divides in America. Another thing that has come up now and again is when the first hispanic president will come about; although Romney is half Mexican, he hardly embraces the culture so few, I think, would consider him the first hispanic president of the US should he win the upcoming election. But nowhere do I see anyone asking when the first native American president will come into office. Surely, given the history of the US and the treatment of the native Americans, it would be just as significant as having the first black or hispanic president -- so why is no one asking this question?
Answer by TheAnnoyingLife · Sep 04, 2012 at 11:28 PM
@mutley2209 Romney is in NO way even a modicum of Mexican! His grandparents were missionaries who fled the US and entered Mexico to escape anti-polygamy laws. Quit being feeble-minded and racist, and learn to do thorough research before making hasty claims!
Answer by Mattophobia · Sep 05, 2012 at 12:32 PM
The race or origin of a person shouldn't matter when electing them. It's how well they can run a country. Race doesn't and shouldn't matter - it's who they are that counts.
Answer by ClosetFuturist · Sep 04, 2012 at 12:26 PM
Because the question is irrelevant and ill conceived. The whole process has become a soap opera or a reality show and in some cases an imagination porno. So little is done that little is expected. "It is generally not taken seriously". The majority does not vote and does not trust or respect the government. That is why I think these kinds of questions come up.
Answer by Xproject187 · Nov 11, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Don't know how old this thread is cause I can't make sense of the date format,but I gotta post this even if it's dated & considered a Rant.
I'm glad Mutley2209 asked this question & it's my opinion that,True Native Amerians seldom take part in American Politics(not to run or vote)But thats just what I see.However,the word "ostracized" perfectly describes the state of Americas True Natives. Not just physically,but also in regards to the American Political Machine.(albeit the latter is more of a self imposed ostracization). Personally,"I have absolutly nothng to do with it(American Political Machine).I personally feel that Our land is under Occupation & has beem for well over 200 years"But thats just how I see it.
I will say this. Even if no one else in this thread has the decency to. Mutley2209 has clearly educated/informed himself as to Americas candidates & political partys. He also shows intrest in True Native Americans(3 Traits,not all of us posters posses)including myself. I can't help but say it."There's a Poster here,who at the very least owes Mutley2209 a sincere apology & a retraction". Because Mutley2209 is 100% correct. It's true,Romney's a Mexican & it's way more than a Modicum. Hell it's even more than 47%,it's 50%" & anyone who watched Presidential Debates (I,II & III) in full,can tell you exactly which debate it was when Romney stood up in front of the World & stated,not that he was America Indian,Spanish,Cuban,Nicaraguan,Puerto Rican,El Salvadorian or Guatamalan,but Mexican.
Allow me in closing to ask, When a chick's part Hindu & White do you call her part Hindu ? If a Dude's part Irish & Black do you call him part Black? If an American Indian's part White do you call him part Indian? Hell no & I know this for a fact. How about if an Asian chick is half white do You call her part Asian? Hell no You don't,You call that chick every nite trying to get a date,cause them girls are hot as hell & You know this shit is true Dude.
Like it or not Romney's part Mexican,but don't forget,"Race don't matter rite" ?
Answer by DJ Scooby Doo · Nov 11, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Alright listen. Romney isn't a TRUE Latino to most of us Latinos. A true Latino would stand up for us, and not try to STRENGTHEN the immigration laws. Latinos voted for Obama the most, according to the picture at the bottom. I'm not trying to get anyone all riled up, I just want to set the record straight from a Latino's point of view. A Latino who voted for Obama, not because everyone did, but because I believe in him. So what his dad's Mexican? I know people who were brought up by Latino parents and don't know anything about their culture at all. They can't speak Spanish, they don't even interact with Latinos. That's probably why the majority of Latinos didn't vote for him. He didn't make his voice heard in the Spanish market. All I saw on Telemundo and Univision were Obama ads, not Romney ads.