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Inspired by tea party success, Latinos float ‘Tequila Party’ grass-roots movement
Yahoo ^ | 11/29/10 | Liz Goodwin

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; dirtyrinos; filthyrinos; immigration; juanhernandez; latinos; mccain; teaparty

1 posted on 11/29/2010 4:39:21 PM PST by jerry557
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To: HiJinx; gubamyster; SandRat; DoughtyOne; AuntB; Avoiding_Sulla; EternalVigilance; calcowgirl; ...
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.

FUJM!

2 posted on 11/29/2010 4:42:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: jerry557; Salamander

I’m ready for a Tequila Party about now.


3 posted on 11/29/2010 4:43:12 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: jerry557

Yesssssssssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111


4 posted on 11/29/2010 4:43:31 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: jerry557

OK—let’s get it on!


5 posted on 11/29/2010 4:45:25 PM PST by Silentgypsy
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To: jerry557

This is the stupidest Tea Party knock-off yet.

Who thinks that what America needs is more identity politics and special pleading?


6 posted on 11/29/2010 4:46:55 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: Paladin2

I’ll bring a salt shaker and a lime!!


7 posted on 11/29/2010 4:47:08 PM PST by Spok
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To: jerry557

“The Tequila Party” aptly describes the cultural heritage and significance of Hispanics who vote Democrat.


8 posted on 11/29/2010 4:47:28 PM PST by pallis
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To: Paladin2

Leaders Pepe Lopez and Jose Cuervo...


9 posted on 11/29/2010 4:48:31 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: jerry557

Why not? The Coffee party knock off was so faaaaabulously successful.


10 posted on 11/29/2010 4:50:02 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: jerry557

“Time Everybody Quit Using Immigration Like A “...something.


11 posted on 11/29/2010 4:51:24 PM PST by mrsmith
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To: jerry557
"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"

By George, I think they've got it!

(I wonder if the black Democrat vote will get it?)

12 posted on 11/29/2010 4:53:50 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: HerrBlucher

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.

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2010/11/tea_party_activists_turning_at.html


13 posted on 11/29/2010 4:57:48 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Silentgypsy; Spok

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...


14 posted on 11/29/2010 5:02:27 PM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: jerry557

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...


15 posted on 11/29/2010 5:06:02 PM PST by posterchild (Endowed by my Creator with certain unalienable rights.)
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To: jerry557

Is this illegal, bootleg, tequila snuck in with the undocumented voters?


16 posted on 11/29/2010 5:07:10 PM PST by 69ConvertibleFirebird
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To: jerry557

Tequila by the Champs with Pee Wee Herman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UVKsd8z6scw


17 posted on 11/29/2010 5:10:04 PM PST by Mozilla
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To: jerry557
Tequila ¡si! Socialismo ¡no!
18 posted on 11/29/2010 5:13:21 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: Don't Make Me Get My Cluebat.)
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To: jerry557

Ain’t that just like a bunch of dumbass illegal aliens. Tie their “grass roots movement” to ALCOHOL!!! ROTFL!!! What a bunch of morons.


19 posted on 11/29/2010 5:13:41 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Sittin' in da back of da bus since January 2009.)
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To: jerry557

Well let me suggest a theme song for them!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVXSv3BltCI&feature=related

TEQUILA!!


20 posted on 11/29/2010 6:11:02 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: jerry557

This “Tequila Party” would cater to all the DUI illegals who plow their cars into American vehicles and kill families?


21 posted on 11/29/2010 6:11:47 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: rogue yam
The more groups - on either side - who quit being taken for granted - the better. Seems the only people are aren't overlooked in DC are lobbyist - with tons of money ... They can buy elites of either party. Lot's of Latinos in Florida went with Republicans - it's a good sign.
22 posted on 11/29/2010 6:20:03 PM PST by GOPJ ('Power abdicates only under the stress of counter-power." Martin Buber /a Tea-nami's coming..)
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To: jerry557

How about a "Meth Party?" Here is their 2012 ticket.

23 posted on 11/29/2010 6:29:26 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (The Obama magic is <strike>fading</strike>gone.)
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To: GOPJ

Collectivistic, tribalistic thinking is the problem not the solution.

This is the land of E Pluribus Unum.


24 posted on 11/29/2010 6:30:14 PM PST by rogue yam
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To: rabscuttle385

BTT


25 posted on 11/30/2010 11:21:27 AM PST by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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