Skip to comments.Inspired by tea party success, Latinos float ‘Tequila Party’ grass-roots movement
Posted on 11/29/2010 4:39:11 PM PST by jerry557
Latino leaders in Nevada and around the country are floating the idea of breaking traditional ties with the Democratic Party and creating a grass-roots independent movement tentatively called the Tequila Party. According to Delen Goldberg at the Las Vegas Sun, the leaders want to pressure the Democratic Party to deliver on Latinos' priorities much in the same way the tea party has done with the GOP over the past few years.
Robert de Posada, the former GOP operative behind this fall's controversial "Don't Vote" ads aimed at Latinos in Nevada and California, tells The Lookout that he has heard "rumblings" of this movement among national Latino leaders.
"The Tequila Party is a great concept to basically say, 'You know what? This blind support for you is coming to an end,'" De Posada says. "If you are perceived as someone who will never vote for a Republican, then you're screwed," because Democrats will take you for granted, he says.
In the midterm elections, 64 percent of Latinos voted Democratic, and in Nevada, analysts agree that Latinos' votes were responsible for Sen. Harry Reid's re-election.
Reid promised to bring the DREAM Act -- which would let youths who were brought into the country illegally gain legal status if they join the military or attend college -- to a vote in the current lame-duck session of Congress. But some Democrats, and the vast majority of Republicans, are shunning the legislation, which once garnered significant bipartisan support. Juan Hernandez, Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain's former volunteer director of Hispanic outreach, told reporters Monday that the White House and Democrats are not showing enough leadership on the issue.
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I’m ready for a Tequila Party about now.
OK—let’s get it on!
This is the stupidest Tea Party knock-off yet.
Who thinks that what America needs is more identity politics and special pleading?
I’ll bring a salt shaker and a lime!!
“The Tequila Party” aptly describes the cultural heritage and significance of Hispanics who vote Democrat.
Leaders Pepe Lopez and Jose Cuervo...
Why not? The Coffee party knock off was so faaaaabulously successful.
“Time Everybody Quit Using Immigration Like A “...something.
By George, I think they've got it!
(I wonder if the black Democrat vote will get it?)
The left is completely clueless.
The comments after this story about tea partiers and school boards shows that the left doesn’t even know who they’re fighting. They’re just rabidly flailing at all things conservative.
Vamanos Muchachos !!!
Time to take a ride on the Tequila Train!!!!
And we’re breaking out the good $hit too ! None of that Jose Cuervo crap...
And a Molson party from those from the north... and a Pisco party for those from further south... and a Sake party for those from Japan...
Is this illegal, bootleg, tequila snuck in with the undocumented voters?
Tequila by the Champs with Pee Wee Herman:
Ain’t that just like a bunch of dumbass illegal aliens. Tie their “grass roots movement” to ALCOHOL!!! ROTFL!!! What a bunch of morons.
Well let me suggest a theme song for them!!