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  • Rep. Joaquin Castro predicts Perry and Cruz would lose 2016 presidential race

    12/02/2014 11:46:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | December 2, 2014 | Kimberly Railey
    Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, predicted Tuesday that neither Gov. Rick Perry nor Sen. Ted Cruz can win the presidency in 2016, calling them both too divisive to garner broad support. “When you get to the general election, people don’t generally want either an angry person or a very harsh, shrill, partisan person,” Castro said about Perry’s prospects. “They want somebody … whose aim at least is to bring people together.” Castro — in a rare joint appearance with twin brother Julián Castro, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary, at a Politico event titled “Lessons from Leaders” — said Cruz...
  • Rep. Joaquin Castro calls for Gov. Rick Perry’s resignation ‘for the sake of Texas’

    08/16/2014 9:45:27 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 105 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 08/15/2014 | Twitchy Staff
    Joaquin Castro ✔ @JoaquinCastrotx Follow For the sake of Texas, Governor Perry should resign following his indictment on two criminal felony counts involving abuse of office. 5:58 PM - 15 Aug 2014 That didn’t take long. Texas Rep. Joaquin Castro on Friday night called for Gov. Rick Perry to resign “for the sake of Texas” just hours following the announcement of Perry’s indictment on two criminal felony counts involving abuse of office.
  • Joaquín Castro blasts Rick Perry for border stunts

    07/30/2014 12:47:10 AM PDT · by South40 · 8 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/29/2014 | JONATHAN TOPAZ
    The tense back-and-forth between Texas Rep. Joaquín Castro and Gov. Rick Perry over the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border is not letting up. The Democratic congressman sent a second response to Perry in a letter on Monday, accusing the governor of advocating for a “police state” on the border, of manipulating crime statistics and of using the situation for his personal political gain. ((snip)) The congressman criticized Perry for photos he took with Fox News host Sean Hannity, in which the two posed with mounted machine guns on a boat that toured the border. “I am disappointed that your first...
  • Joaquin Castro to boycott Buc-ee's after owners back Dan Patrick

    03/11/2014 11:55:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 11, 2014 | Kolten Parker
    SAN ANTONIO — Texas roadside megastore Buc-ee's found itself in between two political powerhouses Tuesday after the chain's owners offered their support to state Sen. Dan Patrick. Following a photo and announcement of the owners' support on Facebook Monday, Congressman Joaquin Castro said he would no longer shop at Buc-ee's “since they support a fear mongering immigrant basher.” “I am disappointed to learn that a popular and well-respected retailer would lend its corporate brand to a candidate for statewide office who has built his career around dividing Texans and bashing immigrants, solely for his own political gain,” Castro said in...
  • Fort Bend Democrats Party determined to turn county blue

    02/05/2014 6:37:48 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 20 replies
    fortbendstar.com ^ | Betsy Dolan
    A few months ago, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa sat down with Wendy Davis to talk about strategy for her 2014 gubernatorial run. “We told her, ‘You cannot win unless we take it to a different level’”, Hinojosa said. It’s a message that Fort Bend Democrats are hearing as well. “I think we can turn Fort Bend County blue and the best way is with a lot of green”, Congressman Al Green told the sold out crowd at the annual Noche Azul fundraising event at Sweetwater Country Club on January 24. With changing demographics, a divided national Republican party...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 29 December 2013

    12/29/2013 5:00:35 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 119 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 29 December 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows December 29th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., and Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Democratic former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Reps. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Gen. Michael Hayden, Former National Security Agency Director; NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake.THIS WEEK (ABC): A look at game changers in 2013 (I can’t help thinking it’s Auburn running back Chris Davis).STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Secretary of State John Kerry. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Neera Tanden, president and CEO of...
  • First-term Rep. Joaquin Castro: Texans have realized how extreme Sen. Ted Cruz is

    10/17/2013 9:49:43 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 30 replies
    nbclatino.com ^ | October 17, 2013 | Adriana Maestas
    First term Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, represents Texas’ 20th congressional district, made up of the western half of San Antonio and Bexar County. The district reflects the 64 percent Latino population in San Antonio. Castro and his twin brother, Julian, the mayor of San Antonio, are considered rising stars in the Democratic Party. .... Castro shared his thoughts on what Texans are now thinking about the Republican junior senator, whose father is originally from Cuba. “During the government shutdown and now with the possibility of defaulting on the debt, Texans have realized his role and how extreme his voice is...
  • DEM. CONGRESSMAN: ZIMMERMAN LAWYER’S ARROGANCE ‘MAY INCITE A RIOT’

    07/14/2013 5:57:29 PM PDT · by South40 · 63 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 7/14/2013 | Dave Urbanski
    An up-and-coming Democratic congressman tweeted rather damning words for George Zimmerman’s defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, following his client’s not-guilty verdict Saturday night: Since Joaquin Castro is “widely viewed as a big part of the Democratic Party’s future,” the National Journal reported, the Texas politician’s tweet may throw a particularly bright light on O’Mara’s statements in a post-trial press conference.
  • Dem. Congressman Attacks Zimmerman Lawyer O'Mara, Says May "Incite a Riot"

    07/13/2013 8:47:32 PM PDT · by kristinn · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10:58 p.m. EDT Saturday, July 13, 2013 | Rep. Joaquin Castro
    "Defense attorney Mark O'Mara may incite a riot by his arrogance alone. Talk about adding insult to injury."Serving Texas Congressional District 20 in the U.S. House of Representatives San Antonio, Texascastro.house.gov
  • Congressman on George Zimmerman Verdict: Defense Attorney 'May Incite a Riot'

    07/13/2013 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 59 replies
    nationaljournal.com ^ | July 13, 2013 | Matt Berman
    In a dramatic end to a case that has unwinded for over a year, George Zimmerman was found not guilty of any charges related to the death of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager who was shot by Zimmerman.The case wasn't just a fascination for the broader American public, but for politicians as well. This was especially true after President Obama said in March, 2012 that, if he had a son, "he'd look like Trayvon." On Saturday night, the reactions from D.C. started coming in soon after the not-guilty verdict was reached.The first came from Rep. Corrine Brown, who represents...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 June 2013

    06/23/2013 6:08:49 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 156 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 23th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Mike Lee, R-Utah; Gabriel Gomez, Republican nominee for Senate in Massachusetts.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Tom Coburn, R-Okla., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; Reps. Loretta Sanchez, D-Calif., and Mike Rogers, R-Mich.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and Jeff Sessions, R-Ala.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Keith Alexander, director of the National Security Agency; Reps. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas; Mike Kelly, R-Pa.; and Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky.,...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 28 April 2013

    04/28/2013 4:48:53 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 75 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 28 April 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows April 28th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): en. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., Keith Ellison, D-Minn., and Joaquin Castro, D-Texas. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., and Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.THIS WEEK (ABC): Reps. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): en. Dan Coats, R-Ind.; Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, Adam Schiff, D-Calif., Bennie...
  • From political matriarch Rosie Castro, the sons also rise [pull out your crying towel]

    09/30/2012 3:09:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    San Antonio-Express News ^ | September 30, 2012 | Josh Baugh
    The Castros, Julián, Rosie and Joaquín, pose for a portrait on Sunday, April 23, 2006. Photo: Helen L. Montoya, San Antonio Express-News / SAN ANTONIO EXPRESS-NEWS The segregated barrios of the city's West Side a half-century ago were an unlikely inspiration for Maria del Rosario Castro, the daughter of an orphaned Mexican immigrant who as a girl picked ticks from white families' cocker spaniels. She grew into a firebrand, the matriarch of a new political generation, from the broken streets of her youth that flooded when it rained. The neighborhood starkly contrasted the picturesque Alamo Heights homes that her mother...
  • Castro Used Stand-In (Not Fidel)

    04/21/2005 3:07:08 PM PDT · by swilhelm73 · 13 replies · 409+ views
    WOAI ^ | 4/21/2005
    Every politician in a tight race has wished he could be in two places at once. Julian Castro has managed to pull it off. Castro said today that his identical twin brother, San Antonio State Representative Joaquin Castro, took his spot on the San Antonio City Council barge during the Texas Cavaliers River Parade Monday night so he could attend another event. "He was standing in the River Parade, because I had to host a neighborhood leaders meeting in District Seven," Castro told 1200 WOAI's Rosalinda Montero. Castro says that is the only event where Joaquin has stood in for...
  • Julian Castro: A Radical Revealed

    09/04/2012 8:59:35 PM PDT · by bronxville · 50 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 09-04-20012 | Charles C Johnson
    Mayor Julian Castro of San Antonio, who will be giving the keynote address tonight, is, according to some, the next Obama. But while Obama’s radicalism may have escaped the notice of the DNC in 2004, Castro’s views are bit more transparent. Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. Read more: http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/04/Julian-Castro-A-Radical-Revealed
  • Glorified Furniture

    05/28/2008 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 05/28/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    Our friendly neighborhood liberals over at BurntOrangeReport feel compelled to praise State Rep. Juan Garcia in HD 32, claiming he’s one of the “strongest voices” in our Texas legislature today. Fascinating. A strong voice he may be---but the real question is: Is anyone listening? In 2007 out of the 15 pieces of legislation that Garcia managed to scramble together two of them managed to make it by their respective committee’s and onto the legislative floor. Although Garcia’s website boasts his agenda as being increasing: public resources, public safety, & public education, his record doesn’t show him being successful. Sure it’s...