Bexar County Dems: A Party at War


Can we say that Bexar Democrats are a reflection of Texas democrats?  If they are – we will be seeing a lot of red in 2012.  What a sham and shame that Bexar County Democrats idea of exercising political power came at the sacrifice of one of their own.

I hope that no other county party behaves in such manner.

Anyway, you would think that a Democrat in leadership role would use some common sense when criticizing a fellow democrat, especially in a public domain since they already have a bad image…no need to expand on that topic.  You may recall that there was opposition to Ramos forced removal, but unfortunately his supporters were not given equal media coverage, or equal voice, but this is San Antonio, you know how that goes. However, just when I thought Bexar democrats had satisfied their lust for power, imagine my chagrin at reading comments by an SDEC member.

I finally encounter a democrat exercising his freedom in support Ramos and in support of our democratic process. He makes this bold statement…

“I believe that any future correspondence or communication regarding BCDP, should be signed or sent out by Dan Ramos, who is the duly-elected (by 60% of Bexar County Voters) BCDP Chair, to counter the misleading information citing Choco Meza as “Chair” and to avoid any further confusion.  This is especially true regarding any letters sent out to the Secretary of State, Attorney General or to Jackie Callanen.

The LAW is THE LAW.   Neither Nelson Wolff, who is only a county judge and NOT a Supreme Court Justice, nor anybody else, has the authority issue any “orders” setting aside the votes of an official election – nor should they place themselves above the law.”

BCDP’s insane approach to address Ramos comments was just that “insane.” I forgot what Ramos said, but I recall all the comments and letters written to oust Ramos, even to extent of criticizing his appearance and intelligence. It was a long reach for power and it worked. It would be nice if the power they were reaching for actually did some good, but not the case as Texas voters have yet to elect a Democrat statewide. I attended some of the meetings prior to lynching Ramos and they were just that…lynching parties…like in the old days….way back…

And from what I understood there was no precedence in this case, hence why emotions ran high and logic and order were no where to be found.

Political incorrectness, however seems to pervade democratic halls…read on. These are a couple of responses to the statement above.

From: NovaCamp 

To: “B Shvetz” <

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2011, 8:20 PM

No body is listening to you losers. Look at your pathetic web site. Morons. 

“Losers” “Morons” These individuals are part of the same organization. What does the website have to do with anything? 

From: B Shvetz

“Nova Camp who sent a hate email to me …”

To: Don’t step on my freedom of speech…

 Obviously, these ranting are due to the division caused by the removal of Ramos, which continues to smell of foul play. Nevertheless, the BCDP’s scandalous  behavior has surpassed anything Ramos said…

Comments made by another SDEC member were just as disturbing. BD shout intolerance yet they too are intolerant to the point of daring to silence the voice of opposition.

“You are beganing to sound like that loudmouth and very vulgar Dan Ramos formerly the Bexar County Chair till we took a stand and ousted him. If you want to build any type of following you need to temper your speech. I doubt I would support you.” Ralph Galvan SD 26 committeeman

This Nova Camp individual is a member of the BCDP and SDEC .  Why is this representative for Texas Democrats making such comments to other democrats who are simply exercising their freedoms in supporting Ramos? 

Choco Meza was conveniently “elected” by party members, many of which were newly appointed precinct chairs. However, Ramos was voted in by popular vote, even though Meza had support from many of the local elected democratic officials, SHE LOST! I guess it was not easy to eat that slice of humble pie. I guess Bexar Dems were going to get their person in one way or another.

It baffles the mind that many democrats found Ramos comments distasteful, but many of those same democrats are in perfect agreement with name calling,  bullying, and directing hateful comments at Dan Ramos and his supporters.  Come on, two wrongs do not make a right. 

This is a case for the pot calling the kettle black. It’s not OK for Ramos to make comments about special interest groups shoving their agenda down the throats of voters, party members and such, but it QUITE ACCEPTABLE!  for democrats to heave deragatory comments on Ramos and his supporters.  Again, I guess Bexar Dems are like the preachers that don’t practice what they preach.

Oh and this just in: Boyd Richie made a remark that stunned a lot of folks who believed that the Bill White campaign was directed to some degree by Boyd. He told us that he thought it both dumb and wrong for Bill White to have run a Republican Lite campaign and not support the down ticket candidates. Richie said he had no control and little input. He also said that he has been upset for sometime with the DNC finance folks who call Texas donors and tell them not to contribute to the TDP.

So, why is the DNC supporting/endorsing Hinojosa for party chair? Why is the BCDP on a quest to silence the democratic voice?  Whatever these politiqeros are cooking up, it does not look like anything Texas Democrats should bite into..but that’s just my opinion.

What do you think? Are you ready to run for governor again? I think you should.

Balancing the Budget

As I understand it, Republican do not want to tax rich folk and large corporations.  Reason.  We they are going to create the ton of jobs that we need.  And these ton of jobs is going to increase  tax revenues that every level of government desperately needs.  The tooth fairy is also going to leave a large sum of money for me.  Republicans will not increase the taxes on rich folk and large corporations but they will increase the taxes on you and me.  Or let’s put it this way:  When they increase the Social Security retirement age from 65 to 70 and above, folks this is a huge tax increase.  Of course it is not called a huge tax increase, it is called “entitlement reform.”  Let us also remind ourselves that the entitlement reform came about because the social security money was spent by Congress.  As you watch this debate on the budget, when it is all over, ask yourself – “Who won?  Who lost?”  If you need help answering the question, let me help you, it was the American people who lost.  The American people were dealt a losing hand.

Published in: on July 31, 2011 at 1:51 pm  Leave a Comment  

Fidel, the only Democrat for the job of State Party Chair!

Fidel Acevedo is the only candidate for state party chair that  does have all of the necessary leadership qualities and qualifications any Democrat can possess to take Back Texas for the people of Texas! Fidel is the most qualified, the most honest, integrity minded, progressive Democrat and the only man for the job.

History speaks for itself when it comes to telling the story of past party leaders.  The leader must be a person of the people and not a person of the same old status quo “quid pro quo”  that has led the party to it’s current downward spiral to destination no where.

If  Texas Democrats have learned anything it’s that money, even $70 million will not get a Democrat elected statewide in Texas. So why is the focus always on raising money. Here is the problem …

He is my friend.  Ann Richards was my friend.  
Bill White is a very dear friend.  
Molly Beth Malcom is a very dear friend.  Yep!
What is the political  field in Texas... 
if lame Ducks can still do a lot of good with a good staff 
and money raising is the main goal?

We are experiencing the results of such…

Gilberto Hinojosa Misleads | Brownsville Tea Party Association

Gilberto Hinojosa Misleads | Brownsville Tea Party Association.

There is one attribute the “State Party Chair” should definitely possess and that is “integrity.”

Published in: on July 28, 2011 at 3:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

The 2014 Elections Have Begun

It is time for all those persons who are interested in running for statewide office to get the wheel rolling.  Not much time left.  We can make 2014 a banner year for Democrats.  Those interested in running in 2014 need to get their issues going.

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 6:09 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s the economy stupid

Today’s job report was not good.  In fact, it sucked.  So what is the problem?  When you cut yourself and start bleeding, the body reacts and creates a blood clot to stop the bleeding.  If the damage is more than the body can fix by itself, you can apply pressure on the wound, a bandage, or a tourniquet  These simple measures should take care of 99.99999+ percent of the problems.  Of course there is always a transfusion, in the rare case that none of these measures works.  If the body cannot create enough blood to replenish the lost blood and transfusion does not work the body becomes weak and persons have been known to die.  That is the problem with job creation.  Just because jobs are not being created in America does not mean that jobs are not being created.  They are just not being created in America.  Jobs are going to go where labor abundant and cheap.  Trickle down economics works.  It is just that the money is trickling down in places like China, India and so on.  The idea that giving tax breaks to corporations and rich individuals is going to create jobs in America, well that violates rule number (something) in economics that the jobs are going to follow cheap labor.  There are solutions.  But the solutions are going to be outside political rhetoric.  So for us to start an honest discussion about job creation the first thing we have to do is leave ideology at the door.

Published in: on July 20, 2011 at 6:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

It’s all about values

I believe that if you sit democrats and republicans side by side and had an honest conversation with both of them you would find out that they have much in common. You would find out that both want the best education for their children.  If you asked them if they supported abortion on demand they would both be opposed. Likewise, if you asked them under what circumstances they supported abortion they would both reply, rape, incest and when a mother’s life is in danger. Both would probably agree that marriage is between a man and a woman and there would be strong support for civil unions.  Yes, when it comes to core values, Democrats and Republicans have much in common.  Politically, both of them support the second amendment and if you ask them under what circumstances they support gun control they would probably both agree on the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals. Both would probably own guns and even be avid hunters.  I bet they would both be opposed to higher taxes, with Democrats including fees as taxes. Once upon a time, some Democratic politicians probably thought that the only way they could be elected as democrats was to run on extreme liberal positions, which represented the opinion of the politician but veered far off course of core Democratic values. This led to the perception that all Democrats are liberals.  The liberal label has been unfairly and unjustly used to describe all democrats, and that is just not so. On core social values, Democrats and Republicans share the same core values. Why is this important?  Because once we agree that we share core values, we can get down to discussing serious political issues.  It is time to shake the liberal tag that has never really been representative of the TDP.

It’s all about values

You have seen the Republicans in action during this legislative session in Austin.  Governor Good Hair gave the legislature HIS agenda and they went to work.  Got most of what he wanted.  Most laws that were passed were more concerned with maintaining their majority in the legislature than good governing.  The session was a well designed and choreographed act of political grandstanding.  Unfortunately, once a topic becomes law, only the courts can intervene,  and that takes a ton of money.  Hence, we need the check and balance of two parties.

We know the history of the TDP.  It is time to get beyond that and look at the future.  This is a start:  1.  A new TDP Chair.  2.  Prohibit the current TDP chair from obligating the TDP in any way, shape or fashion.   He is out.  3.  In deciding who are the best candidates for any position, look at finance campaign reports.  The D’s that have taken R money, or publicly supported R’s need to stand aside for the moment.  4.  Support the President.  He is the leading and top Democrat.  Texas Democrats need the President more than he needs Texas Democrats.  The easiest slogan to say is “Obama Care’s” and every candidate for office needs to say it, loud and proudly.

Solidarity is a value and that is the first value we need to learn to rebuild the TDP.  The diverse, big tent party is not owned in whole or in part by any group.  Everyone brings their values to the tent.

Published in: on July 3, 2011 at 5:15 pm  Leave a Comment