'Tequila Party' Revolt
tired of Dems like we all are
Latino leaders in Nevada and
nationwide are quietly debating whether to sever their
traditional Democratic ties and form an independent grass-roots
The idea, born of frustration over the party’s inaction on immigration
reform and fears
that as a voting bloc they’re a political afterthought, Latino leaders
have discussed the idea
among themselves locally and in conference calls with colleagues across
The unlikely model for the movement they would like to launch is the
Tea Party — not in
substance, of course, but in its grass-roots organizational style.
Acknowledging the source of
their inspiration, Latino leaders have dubbed the proposed movement the
These Hispanic leaders have noticed that while the Tea Party has had
spotty electoral success,
it has called attention to its concerns and values and put the
establishment on notice.
“I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but there’s talk,” said Fernando
of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic
“There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.”
This might have some feel-good aspects, but is it
How will the 'Tequila Party' differ from the Democrats?
Why would you want to sever ties with your allies?
But then, a kick in the teeth to the Democrats might be just what they
Currently they are mired in their own urine-soaked pants, too afraid to
so maybe a tequila prescription is just the cure the spineless cowards
party? Oh, no, we're scared of them, too!"
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