Very Little Discussion about Immigration or the Latino Vote Occurred During the
July 8th Sunday Public Affairs Programs
By Micheal E. Hill
Sunday, July 8, 2012 -- 1:17 pm EDT
For the second consecutive week, the subjects of immigration and the Latino vote were largely absent from the July 8, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs, with only two brief discussions about the issues occurring.
While there were several immigration heavyweight guests on the programs, economic issues and the continuing political and legislative fallout from the Supreme Court of the United States' decision on the Affordable Care Act dominated the airwaves, leaving little oxygen left for immigration.
In the end, the only references to immigration or the Latino vote were made by Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), who chairs the Democratic National Committee; and A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor of "The Hill" newspaper.
The following is a summary of the immigration-, refugee-, or demographic-related comments that were made during the July 8, 2012, Sunday public affairs programs:
FOX - FOX News Sunday. The guest list for the July 8, 2012, edition of FOX's "FOX News Sunday" included Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), Chair of the Democratic National Committee, who answered a question about whether minorities will support President Obama for reelection given the dismal economic statistics their communities face by touting President Obama's efforts to assist minority communities and criticizing former Governor Mitt Romney's (R-MA) immigration policies, calling him "the most extreme presidential candidate in history on immigration policy." Appearing during the roundtable segments of the program was A.B. Stoddard, Associate Editor of the newspaper, The Hill, who asserted that President Obama is going to have to make up for what she expects will be his poor performance among working class white voters with minority voters, adding that he is hoping to galvanize the Latino vote with his recent DREAM Act prosecutorial discretion decision and with the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States in the case of Arizona v. United States.
Click on the Play Button, Above, to See Immigration- and Latino Vote-Related Video Excerpts from the July 8, 2012, Sunday Public Affairs Programs