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The Truth About Puerto Rico & COMMIE Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

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The Truth About Puerto Rico & Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

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  1. nick

    October 3, 2017 at 8:26 am

    What a crock of shit. Smarmy little bitch. Trump is a satanists and he is doing the elders of zions bidding. Dumbass racist idiots.

  2. nick

    October 3, 2017 at 8:57 am

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    As the race for mayorship of her home town approached in 2012, she waffled publicly on whether to become a candidate.

    At first she denied any plans to run. Once she entered the race, she strung together a series of small coalitions — including the LGBT community, students, Dominican immigrants and taxi drivers — to form a base of support.

    Such allies helped her defeat a formidable opponent — a three-time incumbent, Jorge Santini.

    “People don’t realize they have the power,” she recalled in an interview several years later. “People don’t realize that if they come together, there are more of them than those who occupy the seat that I’m in right now.”

    Puerto Rico’s politics are largely defined by their relationship with the mainland and whether the island should remain a U.S. territory, gain statehood or vie for independence.Cruz’s party, the Popular Democratic Party, campaigns to maintain Puerto Rico’s status as an unincorporated, self-governed U.S. territory.But in her trips to the United States since winning office, Cruz has at times advocated for more independence.

    She once went before Congress to ask that Puerto Rico — crippled by debt — be able to reorganize under bankruptcy laws, and thereafter enter into commercial agreements with other countries.

    “Puerto Rico has been denied these tools far too long,” Cruz said in 2015. “And as long as our options are defined by the powers of this Congress, we will always be at your mercy. The measure of our success will always be limited by the vastness of your control over our affairs.”

    Two years later, Hurricane Maria has made the island’s many dependencies all too apparent.

    [How the Jones Act limits Puerto Rico’s access to goods]

    San Juan mayor: ‘There is horror in the streets’
    Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz recounts the many struggles Puerto Rico’s capital city is facing as it tries to regain its footing after Hurricane Maria. (Claritza Jimenez/The Washington Post)
    “There is horror in the streets,” she said at the time. “Sheer pain in people’s eyes.”


    On Thursday, in the White House driveway, acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke defended the Trump administration’s response to the storm.

    “It is really a good-news story, in terms of our ability to reach people,” the director said.

    When Cruz heard that, she made good on her warning years earlier — that sometimes in politics “you can’t play nice.”

    “People are dying in this country,” Cruz said at a news conference on Friday. “I am begging, begging anyone that can hear us, to save us from dying. If anybody out there is listening to us, we are dying, and you are killing us with the inefficiency and the bureaucracy.”

    And with that, the mayor of a ruined city drew the attention and ire of the president of the United States.

    “The Mayor of San Juan, who was very complimentary only a few days ago, has now been told by the Democrats that you must be nasty to Trump,” he wrote on Twitter.

    The remark perplexed many experts on Puerto Rican politics.

    “I don’t know if Trump’s comment shows an utter lack of understanding of the political situation in Puerto Rico, or if it’s just a cover to rally his base,” said Yarimar Bonilla, an anthropologist at Rutgers University. “It makes no sense. Politics in Puerto Rico are completely different than the mainland, with completely different parties.”

    Last year, Bonilla surveyed 1,000 residents of the island. Most had no affiliation with Republicans or Democrats, and many had little understanding of either party.

    …..

    Twitter users criticized Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) administrator Brock Long in droves Sunday, after he called the disaster relief effort on Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria “the most logistically challenging event” for the U.S.

    Long made the comment on Fox News Sunday, when asked whether it was appropriate for acting Homeland Security chief Elaine Duke to call the relief effort a “good news story”.

    “The bottom line is, is this is the most logistically challenging event the United States has ever seen and we have been moving and pushing as fast as the situation allows,” he told host Chris Wallace.

    ….

    There’s nothing about 2 million meals per day anywhere like the racist little bitch states on her obvious racist Trump supporter video…

    According to FEMA, well over a million meals and two million litres of water have reached the island, plus medical equipment, generators, and other supplies, with more on the way.

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