Sunday, October 26, 2014

 
DID THE HERALD EFFECTIVELY ENDORSE RIVERA AND MAGALLANES WITH THIS OPED CARTOON?
 
The cartoon is by Steve Sack at the Star Tribune
 
The political cartoon for me is important because it speaks to a bigger issue - the Corporatists Republican agenda.  The idea began with Reagan - although I would say Reagan in today's Republican Party would be considered a flaming liberal.
 
Reagan went to the religious right for support to win the White House. The sad part is he did not have to - the people were pretty angry with Carter and his presidency - Sara Palin could have beat Carter - I note I am speaking of how the people saw Carter - not how I saw Carter.
 
Since Reagan the Christian Taliban has found a voice in the Republican Party.  They denounce Sharia law while quoting it for their own political ends.  Sharia law is based in large measure on the Books of Deuteronomy and Leviticus.   Joshua [aka Jesus] made clear gentiles were not required to follow Jewish laws - including circumcision

"For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love."
 
The Christian Taliban is anything but students of Joshua.  But the Corporatists need them to destroy our freedoms - so they promise them judges who will impose Christian Taliban law on all of us.

We are slowly losing our freedoms- Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence that the Crown's taking away of our right to Redress formed a basis for rebellion.  The Republican US Supreme Court and State Legislatures do this every day in favor of the corporations who control them - which is probably why Thomas Jefferson has been declared a persona non grata in Texas textbooks.

Trust me I get everything the Democrats have done wrong - the  Plantation politics is revolting - institutional welfare has caused generational poverty - I get it - but because of these issues are we prepared to lose our civil liberties?  For these problems are we prepared to allow for federal judges who reward the Christian Taliban and corporations?

This political cartoon spoke to the real and only meaningful issue this election - We are fighting for our Freedom and the Republicans are the enemy.  If they take the Senate you watch how they work to destroy every freedom and economic benefit thousands have died for in favor of pleasing the Christian Taliban and corporations.
 
 
In his ad this morning, Joe Rivera pointed out the obvious.  What has Cascos done in 8 years?  Nothing good -  While Hidalgo county moves forward Cameron county is mired in stupid discussions about whether or not it is ethical for Joe Rivera to gift marriage licenses.  Cascos cannot speak to any big move for Cameron county he has initiated in 8 years.  8 years of nothing is all I need to know it is time for something new.  Do I know Rivera will be better?  Nope - but I know Cascos is a failure - he has used the ghost of Gilbert Hinojosa long enough to deceive the people.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Political affiliation doesn't mean crap. The whole bunch has been around since they screwed up the county garbage service. They single-handedly decided the free-market system was not allowed in Cameron County. Lead by Cascos, they promised that along with the better coverage for the whole county by having only one APPROVED service provider, the cost would be kept low because all residents would be billed through their utilities statement. Guess what? Half of the residents on my road still don't pay for garbage service.
Hell, the Mafia does a better job at hauling trash than Cameron County.

Anonymous said...

Actually, the editorial agreed with the way you voted Bobby. You said you did not vote straight ticket Democrat, and the editorial points out that voters should not either. You might have missed it.

BobbyWC said...

My post is limited to the cartoon and I do not see that - If the blind editorial said the same thing about a mixed voted - then I did not see it because I do not read the Herald's blind editorials

Most people will only read the cartoon and it clearly slams the Republicans

BObby WC

BobbyWC said...

To be clear in general I agree with mixed voting - but this cartoon is only slamming the Republicans

Politicians fail to understand short is better - hence a cartoon.

I highly parts of my posts to bring the readers back in - I know all too well long narratives are not read - a reality I hate to admit to - people like cartoons, headlines, and highlighted areas.

But I did not want to think I disagree it is better to vote for candidates from several parties

Bobby WC

Anonymous said...

Today's editorial made point of the way that people should shy away from straight party, (palanca), voting. It was surprising for the Herald to take a stand. It was encouraging voters to move away from the palanca vote, and consider Republican candidates in the State and local races. Imagine that, the herald asking the voters to think,refreshing.

Anonymous said...

Fyi. Cascos was not county judge when garbage collection was initiated.

BobbyWC said...

That is 100% correct - but was he referring to county or city - I do not know - but your post is important to clarifying the issue

Thanks

Bobby WC