It’s all about values


Can hardly say anything else in regards to the departure of the TDP chair.  Good Bye.  There is no disrespect.  As the chair departs it is time to look at who the replacement will be.  I have previously recommended Fidel Acevedo.  I remain committed to Fidel.  I have heard some other possible candidates.  I and other candidates for governor last election recall how we were blacklisted at County Democratic offices.  I also recall it was a county chair from South Texas who started the rumor that only the anointed one could win statewide and that all Democrats should unite behind the anointed one.  Most county chairs did.  I recall that the South Texas county chair mentioned that the DNC had come up with the conclusion that only the anointed one could win.  Goes to show you that the DNC does not know Texas politics.  It also goes to show you also that the county chair from South Texas likewise does not know Texas politics.  In fact, there are many consultants out there who do not know Texas Politics.  That county chair and all those who conspired to deny the candidates who paid their hard earned money to file to run for governor as Democrats, well all of those people should likewise resign.  The reason for that is that there is no place in the Democratic Party for such shenanigans.  The people should decide who they want to represent them.  To try to manipulate the will of the people, that is okay in some other countries, it is not okay in Texas and it is not hopefully the standard of the Democratic Party.  

I look at the mess in Bexar County and I ask myself “what went wrong?  Where is our civility?”  I remember the wise old saying “Two wrongs don’t make a right.”  It is obvious that in Bexar County two groups, both wrong are trying to get it right, and they are both getting it wrong.  Making a lot of Texas laugh, so they are all good for a good laugh.  I recall sage advice supposedly from LBJ.  “It is better to have your enemy inside the tent peeing out instead of outside the tent peeing in”.  The tent smells.  And no matter which side wins, the smell will remain. 

You really need to read my next post.

Published in: on April 11, 2011 at 12:45 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. Felix, having traveled with you and heard all the doublespeak among some democratic groups, it is easy for me to understand what is happening with BCDP. What a travesty. Truly, it is the result of poor leadership and lack of accountability on so many levels. The TDP has never had leadership representative of the growing population of Texas.

    This past election served to prove that point so well. I do hope that the state chair is sincere in his announcement. The people of Texas need a political group that is on their side and not on the side of the political elite, or one particular agenda, which is what, is rendering the BCDP ineffective. It is time for someone who is concerned with the needs of the many to represent the Democratic Party and I too believe Fidel is that person. Nevertheless, it would not surprise me to see the state chair taking advantage of the current state of affairs to garner support during the next few months, and having someone nominate him…from the floor at the 2012 convention. For sure, that travesty needs to be averted. Deceptive democracy, for me summarizes the current political landscape in Texas.

    Also, you are right on target in your assessment of the mess in Bexar County…I too liken it to school yard shenanigans…. I find the entire situation quite disturbing, much like what we experienced in 2010, when the state chair requested the gubernatorial candidates step down so his anointed one could run unopposed (That is one experience I will never forget…the audacity of the one who made the decision to instruct county chairs to support only the anointed one.).

    I am still bothered by the fact that so many went along with this ruse, so much for trying to manipulate an election. I don’t know about other voters, but I am fed up with political shenanigans. We have always been a people of subservience and look where it has gotten us. Hispanics trail far behind other groups in various categories. Hispanic children are falling through the cracks. And personally, I have a problem with being labeled an anomaly because I am a Hispanic female with a white last name. What an election year this was…

    Felix, you or your sister need to continue pursuing elected office. We need a few good democrats that still have integrity. Come on, KBH is retiring soon…go for it!

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