It’s all about values

During a very close game, where it was do or die, win or go home, a quarterback called a desperate play he dubbed the “Hail Mary Pass”.  The team won.

That is the story of the TDP the past few years, one Hail Mary Pass after another.  The TDP has not learned from professional football teams that develop game plans that the whole team gets tested on how well they learn the plans and then they practice until they can execute their plan better than the opposing team.  It works.  Those teams that go on the field disorganized, well, they get whoopped.  Organization starts at the top.  With the coach.  We Democrats cannot allow the TDP to continue down this road.  We have been there too many times, too often.  It is time for all Democrats to start calling for the TDP Chair to step down so the rebuilding can start.  The new beginning cannot start with old wine in old bottles.  All the groups inside the big tent must realize and understand that they cannot have the whole pie.  It is not about who owns the biggest slice of the pie but contributing the necessary ingredients (values) to make the pies.

It’s all about values

Here we go again.  When will it stop.  Looks like the DNC and the TDP concocted another Dream Idea (as opposed to Dream Teams) that somehow since so many Republicans are trying to replace KBH that the winner will come out of the Primary wounded, a real bloody mess.  Goes to show how neither one of them understands Texas politics.  The Republican primary is not about an intelligent discussion about issues.  Never has been, probably never will be.  No one is going to take a position that will alienate the base of the party.  The Republican primary is a race to see who is the most conservative.  How far right can a candidate go?  Look at your governor.  He got elected never really taking a stroll to the center.  The Democratic base is going to be looking for solutions, the Republican base is going to be looking for positions.  Pick a Republican favorite, abortion.  Republican position, pro-life.  Democrat solution, pro-abortion.  Guess who is going to get the most votes in Texas?  Here is a typical issue, immigration.  Democratic solution some sort of amnesty.  Republican position no amnesty.  In Texas, whom do you think has the most votes?  It’s all about values and it is all about Texas.  Washington values do not apply in Texas.  The TDP needs to stop fantasizing and raise 100M to help the latest Dream Pick get elected.  Anything less, I go with my pick for TDP chair, Fidel Acevedo.

Published in: on May 14, 2011 at 10:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s all about values

I shelled out $5,000 to run as a Democrat expecting a nominal degree of support from the party, especially county chairs that can and often do control access to the media.  I am not a new Democrat.  I am a proud Democrat that has seen the party go downhill for several years now.  There is no one person to blame for this demise.  It just happened.  There were and there are many contributors.  The biggest contributor was and is complacency.  Another contributor was the belief that you had to be “qualified” to run for office.  Qualified was never quite defined but in many cases unless you were annointed by the illuminati, you were not qualified.  Education, titles, degrees, experience did not matter.  What mattered was the annointment.  In my travels across the state I have met many fine Democrats.  They have all been helpful to me and have given me invaluable advise as a candidate.  These Democrats have introduced me to a world that as a young boy from South Texas never ever dreamed of seeing or living.  To these Democrats I say “thank you”.   The current condition of the TDP has many contributors but as they say in sports, “you always fire the coach”.  The coach of the TDP is the chair.  I never met anyone out there who had anything personal against the TDP chair.  I certainly don’t.  I believe in the two party system.  I believe it makes our Democracy more honest.  There is this mistaken belief that “safe” districts were made for Democrats.  There is no such thing as a “safe” district for a Democrat.  And acting like a Republican does not make the incumbent Democrat safe.

The process of rebuilding has to start now.  The TDP is surrounded by mythology.  One of the biggest is in regards to Hispanics.  Trying to lure votes by dangling Hispanics in front of the electorate.  That is not going to sway an election.  The electorate is much more intelligent than that.  Which brings me back to the same issue.  You win and lose elections based on values.  The Republicans in Austin are having a field day with Santuary Cities, Voter ID, Redistricting, abortion and the list goes on.  This is a test of your hearing.  Can you hear  the public complaining?  Democrats for sure but you have to remember History lesson two or three.  “To the victor belong the spoils”.  Folks the Republicans are feasting.  The current leadership of the TDP and including the DNC are responsible for the downward slope.  Time for new leadership.

Published in: on May 12, 2011 at 9:39 am  Leave a Comment  

For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Texas Democratic Party Chair – Texas Democratic Party, Texas Democratic Party Chair, Felix Alvarado

For Whom the Bell Tolls: The Texas Democratic Party Chair – Texas Democratic Party, Texas Democratic Party Chair, Felix Alvarado.