Jorge Ramos

  • Aired:  12/05/13
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Univision's Jorge Ramos analyzes the Latino community's growing importance in American politics. (7:00)

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WELCOME BACK MY GUEST

TONIGHT IS A LONGTIMEUNIVISION ANCHOR.

HIS NEW SHOW FOR FUSION ISCALLED AMERICA WITH JORGE RAMOS.

PLEASE WELCOME TO THE PROGRAMJORGE RAMOS.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> THANKS.

>> Jon: THANK YOU FOR BEINGHERE.

SIT, SIT.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> Jon: HOW ARE YOU?

MR. RAMOS -->> MR. STEWART.

>> Jon: THE AMOUNT OF WORK YOUDO.

YOU ARE ANCHORING FOR UNIVISION.

>> FOR UNIVISION.

>> Jon: RUN ME THROUGH THEVARIOUS JOBS YOU HAVE TO --

>> I HAVE TO DO THE "DAILYNEWS"CAST IN SPANISH FOR

UNIVISION WHICH IS EXPANDING.

WE'RE THE MOST WATCHED NETWORKRECENTLY.

IN SPANISH EVERY DAY FROM 6:30TO 7.

AT NIGHT I DO FUSION A NEW SHOWCALLED AMERICA.

IT'S A NETWORK, NEWS ANDENTERTAINMENT, YOUNG VIEWERS.

>> Jon: IN SPANISH AS WELL ORENGLISH?

>> IT'S ENGLISH ON FUSION.

SUNDAY MORNING POLITICAL SHOW INSPANISH AND BILINGUAL COLUMN FOR

THE "NEW YORK TIMES" SYNDICATE.

I'M AN IMMIGRANT I NEED A LOT OFJOBS.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: EXACTLY.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE FAMILIARWITH THE MORE STANDARD AMERICAN

NEWS ANCHORS BUT BRIAN WILLIAMS,AND I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT.

SHOWS UP AT 5:00 PRETTY DRUNK.

>> SORRY.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: READS FROM THE

TELEPROMPTER AND BASICALLYSPENDS REST OF HIS NIGHT IN A

BROTHEL.

>> ARE YOU SURE?

>> Jon: ALMOST POSITIVE.

>> WE HAVE TO RESEARCH THAT.

>> Jon: PROBABLY HAVE TORESEARCH THAT.

KIND OF AN INCREDIBLE TIME.

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ATUNIVISION?

>> I'VE BEEN WORKING FORUNIVISION FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS

NOW.

>> Jon: WHAT IS THE CHANGETHAT YOU'VE SEEN?

HERE YOU ARE YOU'VE EARNED THISAUTHORITY AND GRAVITAS IN THAT

COMMUNITY THAT WATCHES UNIVISIONAND ALL OF A SUDDEN 30 YEARS

LATER YOU FIND THAT YOU ARE INTHE MOST RELEVANT, FASTEST

GROWING DEMOGRAPHIC ANDPOLITICAL VOICE IN THE COUNTY

RIGHT NOW.

>> IT HAS CHANGED.

WHEN I FIRST ARRIVED IN THEUNITED STATES IN 1983 THERE WERE

ONLY 15 MILLION LATINOS.

RIGHT NOW THERE ARE 55 MILLIONLATINOS.

AS YOU KNOW WE LOVE TO MAKEBABIES.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: I DID NOT KNOW THAT.

>> WE LOVE EACH OTHER SO MUCH WEHAVE A LOT OF BABIES SO THAT

MEANS IN -->> Jon: THAT'S NICE.

[LAUGHTER]>> IN 35 YEARS THERE'S GOING TO

BE 150 MILLION LATINOS.

EVERYTHING IS CHANGING BECAUSEOF THAT.

MORE TORTILLAS SOLD IN THISCOUNTRY THAN HAMBURGER BUNS.

>> Jon: I FEEL LIKE YOU AREDOING MY MATERIAL BACK AT ME.

[ LAUGHTER ]NO, NO, NO.

>> Jon: THIS IS WHAT I SHOULDBE SAYING TO YOU.

>> THE MOST POPULAR NAMES IS NOLONGER JOHN OR STEVEN.

IT'S JOSE, OF COURSE.

THE NEW RULES YOU CAN'T MAKE ITTO THE WHITE HOUSE WITHOUT A

HISPANIC VOTE AND HOPEFULLY WEHAVE OUR FIRST HISPANIC

PRESIDENTE.

[CHEERS AND APPLAUSE]>> Jon: WHERE DO YOU SEE, AS

YOU LOOK IN THE LANDSCAPE THEN,IS THERE SOMEONE WHO IS HISPANIC

LATINO THAT YOU POINT TO AND GOTHAT IS THE STANDARD BEARER,

THAT'S THE GUY AND IS IT YOU?

>> NO I THINK IT'S SONIASOTOMAYOR.

>> Jon: REALLY?

YOU SEE HER AS HAVING APOLITICAL, SHE SHOULD -- THE

SUPREME COURT DID.

>> SHE'S THE EXAMPLE FOR ALL OFUS.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAD THECHANCE TO DANCE WITH ANTONIN

SCALIA BUT I HAD A CHANCE TODANCE SALSA WITH HER.

SHE'S FANTASTIC.

SHE REPRESENTS THE BEST OFHISPANIC COMMUNITY.

>> Jon: RIGHT AND YOU FEELLIKE IS THERE SOMEONE IN THE

POLITICAL WORLD.

SHE COMING FROM MORE OF ANACADEMIC AND --

>> SHE WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO --HOWEVER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN

HISTORY WE HAVE MANY NAMES OFPEOPLE WHO COULD BE THE FIRST

PRESIDENTE.

ON THE REPUBLICAN SIDE YOU HAVESENATOR TED CRUZ OR MARCO RUBIO.

>> Jon: WHO ELSE YOU GOT?

[LAUGHTER]>> WELL, ON THE DEMOCRATIC SIDE

YOU HAVE ANTONIO THE FORMERMAYOR OF LOS ANGELES.

WE HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF FIRSTHISPANIC PRESIDENT.

THAT'S A HUGE CHANGE.

NOT ONLY BECAUSE OF NUMBERS BUTBECAUSE OF NEW POLITICAL POWER.

>> Jon: HAVE YOU FELT ADIFFERENCE IN THE WAY THAT OUR

POLITICAL PROCESS ENGAGES YOU?

HAVE YOU SEEN OUR -- AREPEOPLE -- DO YOU FIND THEM

PATRONIZING YOU?

IN THE WAY THAT OHIO IS NOW ASWING STATE SO EVERY FOUR YEARS

THEY GO TO OHIO IN DROVES ANDRIGHT AFTER THE ELECTION IS OVER

THEY RUN AWAY AND COME BACK FOURYEARS LATER.

IS THAT THE FEAR OF WHAT COULDHAPPEN TO THE LATINO COMMUNITY

AS WELL?

>> THEY PAY MUCH MORE ATTENTIONTO US.

REPUBLICANS RIGHT NOW SPEAKERBOEHNER AND MANY REPUBLICANS

THINK THEY CAN HIDE AND THEY CANDO POLITCALLY EXPEDIENT THINGS

LIKE NOT PUTTING IMMIGRATIONREFORM TO A VOTE BUT LATINOS

REMEMBER THAT.

>> Jon: IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEMWITH THEM, GET IN LINE BECAUSE

WE WERE HERE FIRST AND WE'RESTILL MAD AT HIM ABOUT A BUNCH

OF OTHER STUFF.

>> REPUBLICANS HAVE A PROBLEM.

IF THEY DON'T PASS IMMIGRATIONREFORM THEY CAN SAY ADIOS TO THE

WHITE HOUSE IN 2016.

>> Jon: DO THEY REALIZE THAT?

>> THE NEW RULE IN POLITICS IFYOU DON'T WIN AT LEAST A THIRD

OF HISPANIC VOTE YOU LOSE THEWHITE HOUSE.

GEORGE W. BUSH GOT THAT. HE WASTHE FIRST UNITED STATES

PRESIDENT WHO THOUGHT THAT HESPOKE SPANISH.

[ LAUGHTER ]BUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH, IT

HELPED HIM.

HE GOT 44% OF THE HISPANIC VOTEAND THEN WENT DOWN TO 31% WITH

McCAIN AND 27% WITH ROMNEY WHOTHOUGHT THAT PROMOTING SELF

DEPORTATION WAS GOING TO GET HIMTHE HISPANIC VOTE.

IT WASN'T THAT WAY.

NOW, I ALSO HAVE A PROBLEM WITHDEMOCRATS IN THAT SENSE.

PRESIDENT OBAMA PROMISEDIMMIGRATION REFORM.

HE DIDN'T KEEP THAT PROMISE.

>> Jon: DIDN'T KEEP HISPROMISE, HUH?

>> HE IS DOING WHAT HE WASSUPPOSED TO DO.

HIS MESSAGE IS TRULYCONTRADICTORY.

[ LAUGHTER ]>> Jon: I FEEL LIKE SAYING

FINALLY TO YOU GUYS WELCOME TOAMERICA.

[ LAUGHTER ]WAIT.

WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT IT.

WILL YOU STICK AROUND FOR ALITTLE BIT?

WE'LL TALK ABOUT DISAPPOINTMENTSFROM THAT SIDE OF AISLE.

FAMERICA WITH JORGE RAMOS AIRSWEEKNIGHTS 8PM ON FUSION.

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