Texans should be aware that San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro and the SA Chamber of Commerce may have provoked a new “battle of the Alamo”. He has made some initial moves to allow the United Nations to influence and possibly even manage the Alamo. SA Express/News began a soft sell of the idea in their Sunday, September 15, 2013 opinion page.
It has been reported that Mayor Castro and his close ally, City Councilman Diego Bernal, have been meeting with U.S. Department of Interior officials about the future of San Antonio’s historical missions. Castro and the SA Chamber want to make the old Spanish missions a greater tourist attraction by designating them national and world cultural treasures.
Liberal San Antonio mayor Ron Nirenberg met with a small group of local conservatives on Saturday, May 18 to discuss their concerns and "open some dialogue". But it appears Nirenberg made some comments that spun and twisted the facts.
Among the most outrageous comments, was his defense of SA city manager Sheryl Sculley. He claimed her salary is not higher than Pres. Trump's! He also expressed his apparent dislike of social media because he says it spreads misinformation. However, I think it allows citizens and taxpayers to learn the facts instead of depending on the mayor's mouth piece, the SA Express.
For several months Democrats and the liberal Media have been announcing a “blue wave” of Democratic Party voters was going to sweep Texas and change the state. However, Tuesday’s voter turnout did not show that to be the case at all.
In the gubernatorial runoff between Lupe Valdez and Andrew White, probably the most important election for Democrats to see who will challenge incumbent Gov. Greg Abbott, barely 420,000 Democrats voted. It was the lowest turnout since 1920!
This was not an isolated situation either. In the runoff for U.S. congressional district 27 special election to replace former Cong. Blake Farenthold in deep Democrat south Texas, the Democrats casted a 10,200 total votes for their two candidates. But GOP runoff winner Michael Cloud got 14,400 total votes all by himself.
There does not seem to be a “blue wave” for change developing for Democrats, at least not in Texas. Nevertheless, Republicans and conservatives need to be careful regarding general elections, as dead people and illegal aliens have been known to vote Texas.
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Since it is becoming evident that the Democrats' "Blue Wave" isn't going to materialize in this midterm election, some of high profile Democrats like San Antonio's Democratic Congressman Joaquin Castro are starting to look for excuses regarding the defeat.
Castro tweeted on Monday, Oct. 22, the first day of early voting, that he saw two uniformed police officers patrolling the parking lot of the Las Palms shopping center voting site. He then asked people to let him know "if other uniformed law enforcement is present at any polls."
What? Since Las Palms is a predominantly Hispanic Democratic area, is Castro suggesting there is something suspicious about the police presence in the area? Is he actually hinting at voter intimidation by San Antonio police officers?
That same morning, Castro also held a press conference expressing concerns about "voting irregularities." He cautioned about voter suppression at polls.
Curiously, he did not mention anything about "ballot harvesting" which is common in heavy Democratic areas. Ballot harvesting is where large numbers of tampered absentee ballots usually for elderly, infirmed or deceased voters, are submitted.
Castro's fake concerns have more to do with the possible Democrats' losses in the midterm elections than anything else. He's setting the stage to excuse possible Democratic Party losses, even in Hispanic areas.
Once again this morning (Friday July 3, 2015), Fox News had two commentators who are NOT Americans of Mexican descent talking about how the Latino vote is being hurt by Donald Trump’s anti-Mexico comments. Why can't they find and ask a conservative American of Mexican descent like (yours truly) for comments?