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Latinos 'Tequila Party' Revolt
They're 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 political group.

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 country.

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 “Tequila Party.”

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 Romero, president
of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic political group.
“There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.”

This might have some feel-good aspects, but is it practical?

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 need.
Currently they are mired in their own urine-soaked pants, too afraid to breathe,
so maybe a tequila prescription is just the cure the spineless cowards need.

 "Tequila party?  Oh, no, we're scared of them, too!"



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