Doggett’s claims for jumping congressional districts not substantiated by his election record. His Democratic primary opponent, Alvarado, maintains hers is the new voice for congressional District 35.
Austin-Based La Voz, editor Alfredo Santos alleges that Maria Luisa Alvarado’s congressional District 35 candidacy “was designed to split the women and Latino vote.”
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(Free-Press-Release.com) May 26, 2012 — In an early release of the June 2012 issue of La Voz, editor Alfredo Santos published innuendo that the candidacy of Maria Luisa Alvarado for congressional District 35 “was designed to split the women and Latino vote.” Without naming sources, Santos states that “(s)ome have even speculated that Doggett camp was involved.”
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.
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.
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…
This agency is a severe blight on America’s soul. Most people acknowledge the veteran, but not all veterans are the same. I am a disabled veteran. I am a disabled peacetime veteran. There are others who are peacetime veterans. There are those who made the military their career. These career soldiers served in some war or another, some had more than one combat tour. Some military people were killed serving their country, others wounded, others just served. I am one of those that just served. I had opportunities to be involved in combat but I was fortunate that the enemy never attacked when it was my time to play soldier. I was exposed to Agent Orange and from what I understand now it was pretty nasty stuff. My disability was caused in peacetime. A year ago I was operated for a peacetime injury. I applied for compensation. For over a year I have heard VA say “we are working on it”. Letters to the secretary and the president have not been answered. When I identify myself as a veteran I hear people say thank you for your service. I do not want “thanks,” I want someone to make the VA get off its butt. Is that possible? Where are the elected officials? Why aren’t they doing something about the service from the VA? I also hear, “VA has too much work.” VA is the most urgent matter that the Congress has. Where is the Congress?
Last topic is inclusion. What does the word mean? How is it practiced? I have personal experience with the Democratic Party and inclusion. In my experience it has been more exclusive than inclusive. When I ran for Congress the first time, county chairs took me under their arm and gave me advice about being a politician. One piece of advice that they gave me was to get a hold of Martin Frost, find out his schedule and be at all his events. That was easier said than done. Or as a pundit explained, “Martin has to see Barton every day. They are buddies. Martin is not going to endanger his relationship with Joe to help you”. Then there was the infamous hot check. As I recall the TDP chair removed my name from the ballot because the check did not clear. Well this time the check did clear. However, this time the TDP chair decided that only the anointed one would be the only one welcomed at the county level and all of us were excluded by most county chairs. Funny thing, the TDP did not return anybody’s check. The TDP kept the money. So if we are talking about inclusion, transparency, and accountability we need to play with a full deck. Thus far, the TDP has not played with a full deck. Manipulating elections favoring some candidates over others is not necessarily democratic.
Four years ago I said that what the Democratic Party needed was leadership. Today, I repeat my words of four years ago. What the Democratic Party needs is leadership. I believe that it is wrong to fabricate some great hope, building everybody’s hopes when the party does not realize that the leadership is out of step with Texas politics. Old style closed room, cigar chomping people making decisions as to who was going to represent the party, well those days are over.
I am a Social Studies teacher. As a Vietnam veteran who lived and experienced the civil rights era, I am witness to a student population that could care less about any trials and tribulations of those who participated in these events. To many students these events are just footnotes in history. Most of the parents of today’s student population themselves have no recollection of these historical events. I grew up in the Westside of San Antonio. You would think that as a barrio boy I would automatically bond with today’s students. Not so.
Today’s barrio is much different than the one I grew up in. I am certain that barrio kids today love their parents, brothers and siblings, that they have barrio friends just as I did. So what is different? The values have not changed, what has changed are the circumstances and surroundings. Many of us grew up hearing “I made it, you can make it.” Today’s kids are more apt to say, “You made it, I can make it”.
For a while I have said that in politics it is all about values. Values make you a Republican a Democrat or an independent. Values make a statement about you. Values establish a bond between people that is hard to dissolve. If you ask someone to describe a Republican this is what you may get back:
Pro-Life Pro-Gun Pro-God Pro-family Small government
Low taxes Anti-abortion Balanced budget
Anti-Gay Strong military Pro-business
Ask someone to describe a Democrat and this is what you may get back:
Tax and spend Pro-abortion
Big government Weak on military
Big spender Anti-second amendment
Keeping in mind that these are merely perceptions. One of the enduring lessons from my military experience is that perceptions are reality. Or, as one of my supervisors once said, “don’t confuse me with the facts.”
This is a clear case of democrats against democracy.
Democrats against Obama…the group was renamed Boot Obama out today (BOOT)…how many Texas democrats are on that list?
It is unbelievable that many Bexar County precinct chairs resigned their positions after Obama won the primary…
Now, San Antonio Democrats and a few Texas Democrats are demanding Dan Ramos resign…and then post such information on the party website…that is nothing short of treacherous. What a great example of how democracy works.
With such a divisive mentality, it makes complete sense why Democrats cannot get anyone elected to statewide office.
Democrats against democracy…huge problem with the TDP.
You can not have an intelligent conversation with a parrot.
Obviously, RWTS sponsors are selling product and that is what they pay the talking heads to do – sell their product.
As I listen to RWTS talking heads from early in the morning to late at night, it’s difficult to ignore the incessant attack on left-wing liberals. This time the talking heads utterly exploited a national tragedy to its maximum capacity. In a land where capitalism rules, the Tucson tragedy was turned into an economic bonanza for RWTS advertisers. These RWTS folks will deny being politicians, however, listen attentively, and you will hear their political agenda. They talk about pushing the conservative agenda, taking back America, letting freedom ring, pure ideological talk that wittingly serves to do nothing more than mesmerize people to accept their ideology. Clearly, the First Amendment applies, but what is going to happen to us who are not conservative Republicans? Do the talking heads want to rule more than the airwaves? We have to wonder about these things.
It would be ideal if there was a LWTS to spur some competition, but such a group does not exist and more talking heads, we just don’t need. Further, it makes sense that if people stop buying product from the sponsors of RWTS – RWTS will disappear.