Congressional District 35 – Alvarado, definitely a new voice

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-setting-the-record-straight-on-doggett-1337973125.html

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.

http://www.free-press-release.com/news-austin-based-la-voz-editor-issues-doggett-alvarado-innuendo-1338080982.html

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.”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(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.”


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…

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.

Burnt Orange Report: Disaster Recovery: A Path Forward for the TDP and Texas Democrats

Burnt Orange Report: Disaster Recovery: A Path Forward for the TDP and Texas Democrats.

A conversation that began a few days ago has quieted down some, but the message that the TDP needs to be revamped it quite loud. Not everyone agrees that the current leadership has been ineffective, but I think the general consensus is that the party leadership could have done better.

It is time to take a serious look at the TDP infrastructure, the leadership and it is time for democrats to put their friendships aside and make some critical decisions as to how and what will move the party from its stagnate state.

It’s time to move over…

Interview with Richie 6/14/2010

“It’s true that of the 29 statewide offices available, the Texas Democratic Party doesn’t hold a single one. The party’s chairman, Boyd Richie, says it’s legitimate to criticize the Democrats for that — but not to blame him for it.”  

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-politics/texas-democratic-party/tdp-chair-faces-a-challenge-from-michael-barnes/

Democrats against Democracy

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.

 

 


 


Wait folks! Felix is the only candidate with a plan!

 

Yes, Felix is the only candidate with a plan to address the critical issues facing us… a daunting task even for the current leadership that have consistently fallen short and to date fail to rise to the occasion…  All we have to do is turn around to see the failures of our current leadership. Nowhere is it more visible than in south Texas. We did not make it to the bottom by sheer luck. It took years of hard work, and neglect to get here. There is plenty of blame to go around.

“The general tendency of things throughout the world is to render mediocrity the ascendant power among mankind.  Author: John Stuart Mill”

While the anointed and the millionaire have been filling the airwaves with empty rhetoric, empty punches and receiving their due reward, Felix has been steadfast at presenting solutions.

While the establishment rule has worked diligently at promoting their worn out strategies to elect “one of their own” Felix has impressed upon us all that we, the people are highly capable of choosing our own leaders.

Felix presents solutions for education from the heart of the problem. He did not gain insight into the problems in the classroom from any secondary source.

Felix is close to the working men and women who struggle to maintain a remnant of the American dream.

Felix knows the ills that plague our health care system, our military veterans and our seniors.

Someone once said that “Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity (author: Charles G. Dawes).” Well, mediocrity is not what we need in Austin. We need someone who offers workable solutions. The old phrase “Where’s the beef?” describes the platforms of the only two candidates that merit any attention from the democratic establishment.

We do not need someone who can pay off for not delivering on a promise. We do not need another mediocre leader in Austin whose campaign tactics take us back fifty years. We do not need a leader in Austin who has to be seduced to lead, or who bows to the demands of deep pockets.

 We need someone with actual leadership skills. We need someone committed to the people and who will diligently pursue, and put into action solutions to our current problems. That candidate is Felix Alvarado.

He has proven himself steadfast and committed to presenting real solutions to real problems, while the anointed and the millionaire have been diligent at promoting the status quo.

March 2, 2010 Texans will have a choice… Keep with indifference or make a difference!  

 The only real choice is Felix Alvarado.

The Primaries…

are bloody affairs..as Felix likes to note. The White Sham scam is buying up air time to spread their agenda, force feeding it to Texans and it’s considered newsworthy. I said their agenda, because their want to be governor has little to do with addressing the needs of Texans.

Running for office, raising money is all well and good, but we already have plenty of career politicians that do that quite well, and well…let’s face it…how well has that worked for the people of Texas? We’ve had Texas millionaires run this state. How has that work out for Texans?

I find it interesting to note how many candidates, especially those that are part of the political elite identify with the common people, when they are so far removed from the struggles of ordinary citizens.  We…we…we…turn that w upside down and the truth is revealed. Career politicians stay focused on the “me” lane. If one race falls through…there is always another one to pursue.

Texas is long over due for a leader with vision and direction that will address the needs of all Texans. Texans need a leader who can say what he can and will do, and then do it. Texans deserve a leader who can stand on his own merit.  Look around this state, and you will see that few politicians have little reason for boasting about their political records. As Texans we need to hold all our elected officials accountable for our current situation. We need someone in Austin who has not been bought out by big money.  We need someone who can be objective and efficient. We need a leader that can stand strong against the status quo.  We need to remember that the status quo mission is to support a system that favors a particular group of people. It is does not identify with any particular party.

Not all Texans are struggling during this economic downturn. Not all children attend substandard public schools. Many Texans are covered by affordable health care plans. For these Texans, the level of concern, and the reason for concern over these issues may be vastly different, but this is where we need a leader that can stand strong against the status quo that merely seeks to pursue the interested of a few.

We need some different. We don’t need the stereotypical politician.

We need someone who can identify with the people of Texas! We need Felix Rodriguez Alvarado!

more later…

Lubbock Democratic Candidates Banquet

I was so impressed and proud of the Lubbock Democrats that arranged the event last night.  They are the Democratic group that make me proud of being a Democrat.  I am sure that those who attended would agree.  I understand that the event was completely sold out with people waiting hopelessly for tickets.  Clearly, the candidates did not disappoint.  This is the kind of enthusiasm we need all over Texas. This is the level to which every one who calls himself a Democrat should rise….

My special message for the South Texan Democrat that suggested that all politicians unite behind one candidate…”You should have been present at last night’s event.”  This is a Democratic primary and Democrats should decide whom they want to challenge the Republican winner.  This primary contest is not fought in the middle, it is fought on the left and the right. “This is a fight!” said one gentleman.

After Lubbock, I headed on to Knox City.  As I was enjoying breakfast at a local restaurant I took the opportunity to speak with some clients about what three issues were most important to them.  Their response… jobs, education and health care.

From the beginning, my campaign has focused on creating jobs, immediately and long range planning for jobs that cannot be outsourced.   We continue on that path.  This campaign is not about rhetoric.  It is about action.

I will be speaking in Knox City at today at 2:30 p.m.

http://maps.google.com/maps?q=33.420868,-99.815545&num=1&t=h&sll=33.415058,-99.815603&sspn=0.006295,0.006295&ie=UTF8&ll=33.420822,-99.815587&spn=0.003045,0.004812&z=18&iwloc=near

More later…….. Felix

I get the message folks. This is a fight. The Primaries is where we choose our David. With a sling-shot and a stone…we can be victorious in November.

Debate anyone??-$$

http://trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com/archives/2010/01/no-big-push-evident-for-democr.html

If you recall,

I posted on Jan 7 that there would no gubernatorial debates before the primaries.  That remains true. The person who called to cancel the original arrangements for the end of Jan. (it was initially sent out as a candidate forum) did share with me that they had tried for weeks to coordinate a debate with no success, because the White campaign refused. They, whoever does the arrangements for the campaign told this other coördinator that their candidate would not be participating in any debates.

I was waiting for the chosen campaign to come back with “we never said that” it is the only way to “save face” this far into the race. It is convenient though.  

The thing is our campaign staff is small, so when you call in…you speak to me and I act on the request at hand.  I pass on information to this blog…if I find it relevant to our campaign. We are directing our campaign. It is not been directed by any outside forces. We are the people who are compelled to bring real change, something different from what we already have.

Coincidence…

The rational broadcasting radio show had the anointed one on yesterday’s show. A supporter who happened to be listening in called me up to share some of what the chosen one had to say about his opponents. The supporter found it quite disturbing that this guy would completely dismiss the other gubernatorial candidates, including Shami who is paying for his own campaign, as is Felix. He is just on a way smaller budget.

Anyway, I don’t know how many people listened to the anointed one’s interview yesterday on this show, but his comments about the other candidates were quite offensive to our supporters. I cannot speak for anyone else’s. First, when asked about the other candidates, he responded with “well, I am told there are five or six candidates also running…I guess the filing fee is too low.” When he was informed that listeners found the comment offensive, he responded with “I guess those people….need to get a life.” Now mind you I was not listening to the show, but this  listener called me up… angered by the comments the anointed one made.  I see an immediate need for an apology to the listeners that were tuned into that program (or can we file this under politics as usual).  

Either way, the word arrogance came to mind. And this is the candidate that wants to lead Texas? This is the candidate who has a loyal following of our elected officials. Where is his concern for the people of Texas? 

The people are the biggest concern at the moment. It is the people that he has offended that are struggling with the state of the economy, with the inadequacies in education, and with the lack of affordable and accessible health care. This guy is dismissing people (voters) and he has yet to make it past March 2. Will he so easily dismiss the needs of Texans? To whom does he owe allegience?

Debate…bring it on!

Debate…yes, Felix will debate with all the candidates.  I don’t know who this guy thinks he is that he gets to set the rules for any debate? Here are our rules.

Rule 1: All the candidates are to be invited. Participation is voluntary.

Rule 2: Only a neutral organization that will not endorse any candidate, and is not a PAC  may organize the debate.

Rule 3: The debate must be held in a rural area.

Who does the chosen one think he is… trampling over the democratic process?  As an attorney did he not learn that we live in a democracy? If I were him, I would not want to debate anyone either. I would not want to embarrass myself.  He confronts Perry, as if Perry is his only opponent. He has yet to win the Primary.  He’s not even sure how many democratic opponents he is facing.  

It is a good thing this poll was released today. 

The poll released today by Rasmussen (not surprising at all)  shows the anointed one maybe able to beat Debra Medina in November; if she can beat Perry/Hutchinson (no disrespect to Mrs. Medina-she has loyal supporters).  There are 42 days left until the March 2 primary. Why is the anointed just now presenting his campaign theme (platform)? Is this the time when voters…have to take it or leave it because he is the only choice?

Perhaps the chosen one does not want his opponents to get free airtime.  That is probably true, but I prefer to believe that he does not want his opponents to upstage him because he knows any one of them probably will… He has not done any serious campaigning, outside of a room full of elected officials.

At this point, many Democrats will consider voting Republican. Before you take that step, I ask you to consider Felix. Felix has been committed to this race and to the people of Texas.

More later…