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‘Tequila Party’ proposal gains international attention
The Las Vegas Sun ^ | November 29, 2010 | Delen Goldberg

Posted on 12/03/2010 9:48:12 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The idea of a "Tequila Party," which until recently was only quietly debated among Latino leaders, is now making a splash.

First reported Sunday by the Sun, the proposal has gained international attention and has been featured in news publications worldwide.

Latino leaders frustrated by Democrat’s inaction on immigration reform and fears that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought are discussing whether to sever their traditional Democratic ties and form an independent grass-roots political group.

They have talked about modeling the effort after the Tea Party, not in substance but in grass-roots organizational style, and have dubbed the proposed movement the “Tequila Party.”

Fernando Romero, president of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, who has spoken with leaders in Nevada and nationally about the proposed effort, said he has been inundated by calls since he was featured in the Sun story.

Reporters from Fox News, the Mexican broadcasting station TV Azteca and even a Brazilian publication have asked Romero for interviews, he said.

Dozens of news organizations have followed up on the Sun story. A rewrite in the Huffington Post received more than 400 comments as of midday Monday.

"This Tequila Party thing has exploded," Romero said.

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Mexico; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; azteca; democrats; fernandoromero; foxnews; hispanics; hispanicsinpolitics; huffingtonpost; illegalaliens; illegals; immigration; lareconquista; latinos; media; reconquista; teaparty; tequilaparty

1 posted on 12/03/2010 9:48:17 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Socialist,leftist copycats with nothing in common with tea party principles.
That’ll work just fine.


2 posted on 12/03/2010 9:53:11 AM PST by Carl LaFong (Experts say experts should be ignored.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Latino leaders... ...have talked about modeling the effort after the Tea Party, not in substance but in grass-roots organizational style, and have dubbed the proposed movement the “Tequila Party.”

Already a top-down gig. This proves they don't get it.

3 posted on 12/03/2010 9:56:05 AM PST by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: windcliff

4 posted on 12/03/2010 9:57:24 AM PST by stylecouncilor (What Would Jim Thompson Do?)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, the “Coffee Party” attracted “international attention” too and for the same reason. The leftists know that the Tea Party phenomenon spells their doom and they are throwing up as much gorilla dust as possible to try to distract us.


5 posted on 12/03/2010 10:01:37 AM PST by rogue yam
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

However, if they can run their own candidates in the west they will split off support for the democratic party and throw a lot of elections to the pubbies


6 posted on 12/03/2010 10:04:21 AM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Yes, this will be grassroots. Only if SEIU, UAW, United Gardeners and Ancillary Home Depot Displaced Undocumented Workers Unions will guarantee free bus and lunch service to ALL events - oops! forgot to add the Amigo 10 dollar/hour employment remuneration that goes will each event......
7 posted on 12/03/2010 10:05:09 AM PST by Gaffer
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

How about the Hispanic DWI party would be more appro!


8 posted on 12/03/2010 10:12:21 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

big whoop.... so the “Taquila Party” is getting the same media accolades that the “Coffee Party” and Air America Radio got from them.


9 posted on 12/03/2010 10:16:19 AM PST by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <--- My Fiction/ Science Fiction Board)
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To: Dr. Ursus
How about the Hispanic DWI party would be more appro!

You said it !!!

10 posted on 12/03/2010 10:20:37 AM PST by Spitzensparkin1 (Arrest and deport all illegal aliens. Illegal is not a race - it is a crime. WhooRaah! Arizona!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I think this is a great idea!! Let’s get all the illegals and subversives out in the open.
It will be easier to find them when we get a government willing to enforce immigration laws.


11 posted on 12/03/2010 10:20:48 AM PST by snowtigger (.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

If your in the country illegally how can you be a powerful voting bloc that will send a message if amnesty isn’t passed? Silly me I always thought only citizens could vote.


12 posted on 12/03/2010 10:23:43 AM PST by bonehead4freedom
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

This will never happen. Leaders in the Hispanic community know that their $$$$ depends on being a part of the Democrat party. This is similar to Sharpton or Jackson saying that African-Americans need to leave the Democrat party. That is laughable. No leaving the plantation!!!!


13 posted on 12/03/2010 10:25:32 AM PST by CarWashMan
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To: Smokin' Joe
Already a top-down gig. This proves they don't get it.

Calling themselves the "tequila"Party" isn't a very smart move either. Imagine if the Tea Party movement had self identified as the "Beer Party"

14 posted on 12/03/2010 10:32:14 AM PST by Chuckster (The Department of Homeland Security is the schoolyard bully of the United States.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Yeah, ¨Tequila¨ Party conjures up a fine image alright.


15 posted on 12/03/2010 10:34:16 AM PST by onedoug
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
In the next election, given a choice between a Tequila Party candidate and a Marijuana Party candidate, I will have a hard time waking up my mind. lol!
16 posted on 12/03/2010 10:52:40 AM PST by Phlap (REDNECK@LIBARTS.EDU)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

They said the same damn thing about the “coffee party” and despite pushing it with tons of free publicity, it went nowhere.


17 posted on 12/03/2010 11:05:56 AM PST by packrat35 (I got your tag line..)
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To: onedoug

I personally prefer the “TACO” party. Not to be confused, however, with party taco.

I NEVER buy the party tacos because, durn it, I have to eat about 10 to get full.


18 posted on 12/03/2010 11:13:17 AM PST by NeverForgetBataan (To the German Commander: ..........................NUTS !)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


19 posted on 12/03/2010 11:48:28 AM PST by HiJinx (I can see Mexico from the back porch...)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Who are these Latino leaders? Being Latino I want to know who they are you know just in case I got to report something. /sarc


20 posted on 12/03/2010 12:44:31 PM PST by erod
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Isn’t LULAC, Mecha, La Raza, MALDEF, Hispanic caucus, etc. enough already?


21 posted on 12/03/2010 2:18:49 PM PST by manic4organic (We won. Get over it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I don’t know about you, but using “tequila” implies that all Mexicans are drunks, and is an insult.

And I guess they didn’t notice that Tequilla is Mexican, but a lot of American Hispanics are Puerto Rican, Cuban, Colombian etc. and don’t drink tequilla.


22 posted on 12/03/2010 4:26:06 PM PST by LadyDoc (liberals only love politically correct poor people)
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To: erod

I think any brown skinned or Hispanic passable conservatives, with a willingness to go above the call, should try and keep an eye on these a-holes as the opportunity to infiltrate and discredit then in the future may present itself. After all, a few pictures of objectionable posters with Mexican or Aztlan flags flying off them may be of value. After what they tried to do to us Tea Partiers this summer, I have no problems with that. We need to turn their “rules for radicals” against these scum.


23 posted on 12/03/2010 11:27:13 PM PST by nomad
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

“‘Tequila Party’ proposal gains international attention”
Gee, now WHY would THAT be?


24 posted on 12/04/2010 5:07:29 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: nomad

We do, but you have to remember the media gives these radicals a platform. Conservative Latinos, like myself decry these people at any and every opportunity, they don’t speak for me or represent my views by any means.


25 posted on 12/05/2010 9:11:13 AM PST by erod
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