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Is Democratic Convention Keynote Speaker Julian Castro the Next Obama? (Good Gawd)
Daily Beast ^ | August 1, 2012 | Eleanor Clift

Posted on 08/03/2012 5:26:29 AM PDT by C19fan

When Julian Castro, the San Antonio mayor, was announced Tuesday as the keynote speaker at the Democratic National Convention, the most common reaction among Democrats was “Who?”

The first Latino ever tapped for the high-profile primetime address, 37-year-old Castro is the youngest mayor of a top-50 American city. Serving a second term after a 2011 reelection with 82.9 percent of the vote, the Stanford and Harvard Law graduate’s biography lists a number of accolades that make it clear he’s an up-and-comer. He made Time magazine’s list of “40 under 40,” and his life story is the embodiment of what we think of as the striving American. The son of a single mother, Castro and his twin brother, Joaquin, who also has a stellar résumé and is running for Congress in Texas, strike the same chords that Barack Obama did when he was selected to keynote the Democratic convention in 2004—that America is a land of opportunity where merit and hard work are rewarded.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: castro; sanantonio
The MSM is already grooming the next "Messiah". For the love of God.
1 posted on 08/03/2012 5:26:40 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

Geeze....things must be really bad at RAT Party Headquarters.They wanted Fidel,would have welcomed Raoul,but had to settle for Julian.


2 posted on 08/03/2012 5:29:33 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Poor Barack.If He's Reelected,Think Of The Mess He'll Inherit!)
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To: C19fan

Another “Mr. Slick” slimebag.


3 posted on 08/03/2012 5:40:48 AM PDT by WellyP (question!)
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To: C19fan

Well I can tell you as someone that lives in San Antonio, the “empty suit” has never been worn better!

Of course there are plenty of bird-brained liberal ideas included.


4 posted on 08/03/2012 5:49:37 AM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: C19fan

Sure, why not Castro? He touts the same liberal/left claptrap like all the new Dems. Yay, let’s have those “sustainable” jobs built on green technology that are so abundant. What?....they’re not so abundant? You mean there’s hardly any of them? Which makes Castro the latest liberal economics quack. Maybe he’s got some “good” ideas from those people with the same name who live on that island in the Caribbean.


5 posted on 08/03/2012 5:54:18 AM PDT by driftless2
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To: C19fan

Lots of talk lateley about the “new Obama” being one Hispanic or another - Castro and Villaraigosa, for instances. Looks like the bolshevik Dems are thinking about kicking american blacks to the curb. Axelrod’s formula - Harold Washington, Deval Patrick, Barack Obama - will now be applied to a new demographic.


6 posted on 08/03/2012 5:55:01 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

The blacks had their turn so now it’s the turn of the Latinos


7 posted on 08/03/2012 5:58:53 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: I cannot think of a name

Like Obama, the “stellar resume” was a gift, not earned. I am not saying that Castro was a bad student, etc., but AA elevated his resume far beyond his real achievements.


8 posted on 08/03/2012 6:13:10 AM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: C19fan

“After engaging in protests to try to get the ChicanoStudies Department to give money to an openly communist group, he dropped out of UCLA and attended the unaccredited People’s School of Law.”

Another socialist.


9 posted on 08/03/2012 6:21:29 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: C19fan

Yea!! He’s the next little commie bastard!!!


10 posted on 08/03/2012 6:31:11 AM PDT by ontap
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To: C19fan

There can’t be a shortage of communists in the Democrat Party.


11 posted on 08/03/2012 6:42:32 AM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Congrats to Ted Kennedy! He's been sober for two years now!!)
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To: C19fan

The Democrat party - home of affirmative action presidents.


12 posted on 08/03/2012 6:59:02 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Lots of talk lateley about the “new Obama” being one Hispanic or another - Castro and Villaraigosa, for instances.


Speaking of the current mayor of Los Angeles, before he was Antonio Villaraigosa, he was Tony Villar.

His name change is attributed to his taking his (now former) wife Connie’s last name Raigosa and merging it with Villar. I went to elementary school with Connie’s older brother.

I like the sound of Antonio “Viva La Raza” better.


13 posted on 08/03/2012 7:00:56 AM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (scum)
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To: C19fan
his life story is the embodiment of what we think of as the striving American

Uh, no.

If you become a Democrat, you are not a "striving American", you are the embodiment of what we think of as the "corrupt, big city, jump-on-the-gravy-train, looter-politician-criminal".

14 posted on 08/03/2012 7:21:50 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: C19fan

They are going to try to take over TX and turn it blue.


15 posted on 08/03/2012 7:47:15 AM PDT by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: AlexisHeavyMetal1981

Better learn how to pronounce “Latino” right now. It’s not how you remember. Latino is pronounced “Lah” - followed by a very soft “t,” then followed quickly with a very loud “EEE!” — then a soft “no.” Please note the “no” needs to be pronounced through rounded lips, so it’s not just a flat American “no.” It’s a “no” with zest and style!

Remember when Zero schooled all the media puppets that it’s “Pock-EEE-stawn?”

Remember, saying things in a non-American way shows that America has humility. That’s a good thing.


16 posted on 08/03/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by duckworth (Perhaps instant karma's going to get you. Perhaps not.)
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To: C19fan
More affirmative action babies.

He's kind of like Obama except he actually has run something.

Great creds...

/s

17 posted on 08/03/2012 8:25:42 AM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: C19fan

Julian Castro.....raised by a radical mother (LaRaza) just like Obama was raised by a radical mother.


18 posted on 08/03/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT by Texan
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To: I cannot think of a name

How many ‘keynote’ speakers will be at the Dem convention?

They hve been saying for months that Los Angeles mayor- also Hispanic- would be keynote speaker......


19 posted on 08/03/2012 9:36:22 AM PDT by ridesthemiles
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Hope and Change with a latin rythmn...Live Más!


20 posted on 08/03/2012 10:12:55 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: ridesthemiles

The Mayor of LA Antonio Villaraigosa will be chairing the Dem convention but I do not think that entails any prime time speech just lots of time banging a gavel for CSPAN viewers.


21 posted on 08/03/2012 10:58:18 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: duckworth

Better learn how to pronounce “Latino” right now. It’s not how you remember. Latino is pronounced “Lah” - followed by a very soft “t,” then followed quickly with a very loud “EEE!” — then a soft “no.”


Got it covered, Duck. My family’s heritage on both sides comes through “MEH-hee-coh”. Yup. I married a white girl, and she learned how to say “TAH-coh” right away.


22 posted on 08/08/2012 8:33:07 AM PDT by AlexisHeavyMetal1981 (Dee New Taste Ees Muy Bway-no ( taco bell chihuahua some years ago))
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To: C19fan

Castro is the son of Jesse Guzman and Rosie Castro

Castro’s interest in public service developed at a young age from watching his parents’ involvement in political campaigns and civic causes.

His father, a retired teacher from the Edgewood Independent School District, and his mother, a community activist


23 posted on 08/08/2012 8:46:49 AM PDT by kcvl
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Castro is the son of Rosie Castro— leader of the Chicano political movement that sought equal rights for Hispanics.

The Chicano Movement encompassed a broad cross section of issues—from restoration of land grants, to farm workers’ rights, to enhanced education, to voting and political rights, as well as emerging awareness of collective history. Socially, the Chicano Movement addressed what it perceived to be negative ethnic stereotypes of Mexicans in mass media and the American consciousness.


24 posted on 08/08/2012 8:49:40 AM PDT by kcvl
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