The DREAMer activists across the U.S. of A. need to be trading high fives right now for getting their concerns prominently addressed at last week’s Democratic Party National Convention. The President, Vice-President, the keynoter, and a host of speakers all addressed the plight of the DREAMers. Heck, the historic appointment of Justice Sonia Sotomayor barely got a mention.
A DREAMer was even invited to the podium to speak. You have to give the DREAMers full credit for their efforts. They have kept The DREAM Act and immigration reform alive and have kind of set the agenda on the fight for the Latino vote over the next eight weeks. Way to go DREAMers!
Meanwhile, the Chron E-Board lectured major Dems donors for leaving the Lone Star State Dem Party behind. Here is part of it:
Congratulations to state Republicans on their successes. These are the product of literally decades of grass-roots cultivation that have brought the GOP from literally nowhere to dominance.
If state Democrats want to change that, they’ll have to do almost the same – and that starts with opening wallets for their candidates at every level across the state – as well as being certain that those candidates are well vetted and qualified.
The 2013 MLB schedules will be announced this Wednesday. Name the three NL teams that we have never faced on Opening Day?
Meanwhile, Burkablog reiterated that he doesn’t have high regard for the folks that run the Lone Star State Dem Party. Here is part:
(SA Mayor Julian) Castro flashed signs of big-time political talent in his speech at the Democratic convention, but he is faced with the same problem as all Texas Democrats: all dressed up with no place to go.
Democrats are not positioned to win a statewide race anytime soon. They don’t have the party infrastructure to win–the money, the organization, the top-tier consultants.
What else is new?
The Chron E-Board endorsed the METRO proposal yesterday.
At the Houston GLBT PAC endorsement meeting this past Saturday, a vote on the METRO proposal was put off until next month’s meeting. Commentary heard some grumbling from a few folks in attendance. They are unhappy with the proposal. They think METRO caved in to the County.
A poll that was reported by the Chron this past weekend said that 39% of voters would support the METRO proposal. This initiative is going to have grass roots opposition. I don’t know if I would bet on its passage today. Hey, that’s why we have campaigns.
This past Saturday the Chron business section had a piece about local car dealers and The President’s auto bailout move. Here is a taste:
"Despite what Romney says, he would have done it, too," said Carroll Smith, owner of Monument Chevrolet in Pasadena. "I think anybody sitting in that seat would have, because it was the right thing to do. How could you not?"
Smith explained: "I’m very much conservative and a free-market advocate, but it wasn’t a free market in play then. The credit market completely shut down, and there was no money to be borrowed."
Smith, though, said he is simply more aligned with Romney when it comes to "business, taxation and leadership." Of Obama and the bailout, he said, "He did it and I applaud him, but I’m not going to vote for him."
What a moron! What an idiot! What an arsehole!
We need to put this fella in a windowless room and make him listen to last week’s Jennifer Granholm’s fiery speech on the bailout 100 times.
Meanwhile, Mitt Romney is taking Senator John Kerry’s advice and trying to wrap up the debate with himself as he now likes parts of Obamacare. This fella is a worm.
Lisa Gray of the Chron slapped around the new owner of the ‘Stros for putting up those hideous signs in left field. For some they block the cool view of Downtown H-Town. The team says the signs are generating money for local parks. Oh, well! There is nothing but bad news from The Yard these days.
Things should turn around on November 14 when Sir Paul takes the field at The Yard.
The ‘Stros have never played against the D-Backs, the Fish, and the Mets of course on Opening Day and next year’s Opening Day foe will be the Rangers at The Yard. We finally won a series and today the Cubbies come in for three. Come on out to The Yard during this seven game homie if for no other reason than to be there when we finally lose numero 100 – yikes!