Skip to comments.San Antonio Mayor JuliŠn Castro Is Said to Be HUD Pick in Cabinet Reshuffling
Posted on 05/17/2014 11:54:30 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON President Obama is preparing to nominate Mayor Julián Castro of San Antonio as his new secretary of housing and urban development, elevating one of his partys Hispanic rising stars as part of a cabinet shuffle that has possible implications for the 2016 presidential race, Democrats informed about the plans said on Saturday.
Some of Mr. Castros allies also believe that with income inequality becoming a focal point for Democrats, the HUD job offers the mayor an opportunity to burnish his credentials on issues of poverty and to raise his appeal among those on the partys left. The post will also let him develop relationships with and win favors from city leaders and activists in a way he cannot on the Democratic lecture circuit.
In a move that raised eyebrows about his political future, Mr. Castro shared lunch in February with former President Bill Clinton and Henry Cisneros, a former San Antonio mayor who went on to serve as housing secretary in Mr. Clintons cabinet.
I advised that he accept a position for President Obama, Mr. Cisneros said in an interview this year about the previous offer (transportation secretary). I thought that if he was going to be vice-presidential material in 2016, then he needed to be more than mayor at that time.
Few prominent Hispanic Democrats are positioned to be considered for vice president in 2016, but several Republicans are thought to be prospects for their partys next ticket, including Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Marco Rubio of Florida and Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico...............................
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This guy and his brother need to be “Alinskyed.”
I heard he has a mirror twin brother. Maybe their politics reflects as well. I wish the conservative Benham Twins (fired from HGTV Home Repair Show) would consider politics. They have enough on their plate as it is.
Nothing would make the libs happier than a US president named “Castro”.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mayor Julián Castro met for the first time Saturday in Los Angeles. Castro posted this photo to his Facebook page.
Right there is the democrats’ picks for POTUS and VP for 2016.
Yep. Been predicting that for months. That’s the easiest bet in politics right now.
...following in Cisnero’s steps, I guess.
“Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Mayor Julián Castro met for the first time Saturday in Los Angeles.”
Wow, they really shopped Hillary, took 35 years off.
from now on OBAMA and his presidential seeking wife will make every decision that boosts his base into the mid terms...hell be discriminating against the best personel selection in favor of the most liberal or bullysexuals he can find...hell force military to accept transsexuals..
And that worked out so well, too.
RISING star?? It seems to me that becoming a cabiner secretary is the END of a career, not a beginning. The list of "Cabinet Secretaries who became Stars" is quite small. Can anyone name even one? Especially one appointed in the declining years of a lame duck. (Gosh, I love to say that.)
Bye, bye Julian. Don't let the door smack you on the way out.
Hispanic. San Antonio. Mayor. HUD. Henry Cisneros redux?
Every time I see this Castro guy the words, “Flaming Gay” are the first thing that comes up.
Freshman Cong Joaquín Castro warned last year that if Speaker Boehner adhered to his promise to invoke the so-called Hastert rule, the House will not pass comprehensive immigration reform last year.
So I guess that will put the kibosh to the ambitious Castro family's plans for America, thank God. God only knows how much San Diego tax money and Congressional tax money----from her sons----is going into furthering mamasita's La Raza activities.
San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro---2012 Democrat convention keynoter---genially introduced the twins' mother, Maria Rosie Castro to the convention-goers. Mamasita Castro is a radical ethnocentric, anti-assimilationist....a key figure in the activities of the blood-thirsty, tax-funded La Raza."
AMERICANS ARE ALREADY FUNDING MAMASITA'S HATE-FILLED ORGANIZATION BIGTIME: In 2005 alone, $7.9 million in taxpayer funding was given to La Raza charter schools in the form of US Dept of Education grants.
LA RAZA schools stress Latino culture, the Spanish language, the re-conquest of the American Southwest, the establishment of the mythical Atzlan on US soil, and even Aztec math.
In addition to using taxpayer funds to enforce the teaching of murder and violence in US public schools, the federally-funded La Raza organization operates 100 charter schools across America.
LA RAZA TEACHES HATE-AMERICA WITH OUR TAX DOLLARS La Raza Studies do not even try to sugar-coat its anti-America agenda and its bloodthirsty plans to kill off Americans: Raza Studies textbook Occupied America, by Rodolfo Acuña, includes a violent and blood-curdling speech given by university professor Jose Angel Gutierrez: We have got to eliminate the gringo, and what I mean by that is, if the worst comes to the worst, we have got to kill him, (pg. 323). The following is taken directly from La Raza's Occupied America: .......execute all white males over age 16, (p 167--AKA the Plan of San Diego).
La Raza also got Democrat Congressional earmarks and tax dollars for "mortgage counseling." The super-secret Congressional Hispanic Caucus calculatedly launched a housing initiative called "HOGAR"-- Spanish for home. Conspiract and collusion were the watchwords....... race-based "La Raza" was given tax dollars and Congressionsl earmarks to finance its so-called mortgage activities. La Raza's "strategic partnerships with Wachovia and Bank of America forced the falsifications of mortgage-application and the dumbing down of myge requirements and documentation standards.......which caused taxpayers to be socked w/ billions in bailouts as the US economy tanked.
La Raza aided and abetted risky federal and private-home loans to latinos over the last decade. thanks to the lending industrys version of dont ask, dont tell. In addition to millions of federal tax dollars, La Raza also collected a $1 million Democratic earmark that funded community-development projects. Analysts report that much of it went to "mortgage counseling."
“More than 4,100 people had liked the post at 8:30 p.m., Saturday................”
In the world of social media, that number is nothing to brag about.
His flaming Communist mother must be so proud ..one son in Congress and the other going to D.C. to help Obama transform the nation into a Leftist paradise.
Republicans take note. This is who Mexicans elect in San Antonio. The Castros are NOT Republicans, no matter how educated, rich and coddled they have been in Texas. These people vote for the same people they would vote for in Mexico .those on top who promise those on the bottom that they will give them free stuff. It works.
Below with mother Rosie Castro
Julian Castro "..... He graduated in 1996 from Stanford University, with a Bachelors degree in political science and communications. He said he began thinking about entering politics while at Stanford, where he and his brother launched their first campaigns and won student senate seats, tying for the highest number of votes. Castro has credited affirmative action for his admission into Stanford, telling The New York Times, "Joaquín and I got into Stanford because of affirmative action. I scored 1,210 on my SATs, which was lower than the median matriculating student. But I did fine in college and in law school. So did Joaquín. Im a strong supporter of affirmative action because Ive seen it work in my own life". Castro entered Harvard Law School in 1997 and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000. His brother graduated from both schools with him After law school, the two brothers continued together to work for the law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld before starting their own firm in 2005......"