Tuesday, May 20, 2008


May 20, 2008

To whom it may concern:

Interesting how Democrat supporters are not scrutinized for supporting presidential candidates that voted for the Secure Fence Act. What has Clinton and Obama done? At least Cornyn and Hutchison have been actively engaged in their attempts to try to amend the act by forcing DHS to communicate with local leaders and property owners.

Early on in Judge Cascos' administration, he went to Washington, D.C. to speak with Cornyn to propose a levee as an alternative to the fence. He even has the picture to prove it and it's posted on his webpage!

Thanks to those efforts Hidalgo County will have a levee/wall combo and Cameron County better hope that they are extended the same courtesy because if Hidalgo County fixes its levees the water will run downstream to Cameron County. Which leaves one question; Can Cameron County's levees handle that?Mayor Ahumada's (Brownsville) comments in the Rio Grande Guardian (May 15, 2008 Foster: Filing the border fence lawsuit was a last resort) regarding his disappointment that Cameron County did not join Texas Border Coalition's lawsuit against the federal government are misguided. He alludes that Cameron County did not join the lawsuit because of a Republican County Judge and a Republican administration in Washington???

What??? This is coming from a man that in the past ran as a Republican against Congressman Solomon Ortiz. Cameron County's predominantly Democrat County Commission did not support it. The Brownsville City Commission that is all Democrat did not support it. Hidalgo County's all Democrat County Commission did not support it. Republicans have crossed party lines regarding the fence issue because it is not a partisan issue but why do Democrats insist on making it one.


Valentina P. Bazan

Editor's Note - for something to be well reasoned in my mind does not mean I either agree or disagree with it - it means well reasoned. I love these kind of comments because it allows my readers to take the lead on the discussion.

To add my own two cents - I hear all of the all of these things Hillary has done for the Valley - can anyone list them? Other then helping on the fence issue, can anyone name anythng Cornyn has done for the Valley? Just asking, maybe the list on bothsides is very long. This is a chance for my readers to give specific examples instead of global unsubstantiated claims.


Mas Triste said...


Both Demoratic candidates were in the Valley only days after stating they both favored the repeal of NAFTA.

Face it BW, we would still be much a farming community without NAFTA.

Nary a word from anyone as to how either canddate stood on an issue that has a direct reflection on our everyday lives.



BobbyWC said...

Nary a word, but

"Hillary Clinton openly opposes NAFTA, the bread and butter of the border areas, but yet the border areas overwhelmingly support her. The people support the person who wants to get rid of their bread and butter. Again the people remain ignorant to the issues and the candidates"

BV April 27, 2008

If you doubt my opposition to Obama try reading April 29, 2008

http://brownsvillevoice.blogspot.com/2008_04_01_archive.html (this link will take you to both comments)

Kurgan I not only faced it, I commented on it

BObby WC

Mas Triste said...


I don't mean you and me, but in general.

It was a uniparty love fest.