Monday, February 22, 2016


As early as today President Obama could nominate the next Justice to the Supreme Court.  A majority of Republicans and Democrats now support a vote on the nominee, but not enough to pass that 60 mark which Mitch McConnell may demand before there is a vote.  If Obama and the Democrats play their cards right enough Republicans will fold to allow for a vote and a confirmation, albeit by a slim margin.

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, was born in Matamoros, and attended Catholic school in Brownsville until age 14, when his family moved to California. He received his undergraduate from Harvard, and law degree from Yale, and then a PhD in Political Science from Stanford.

“He’s a brilliant guy,” says Samuel Bagenstos, a law professor at the University of Michigan who knows Cuellar. “He’d be the justice with the most wide-ranging intellect since William O. Douglas.”


By a unanimous bi-partisan vote he was voted on to the California Supreme Court.  He has extensive government experience along with dealing policy issues concerning international security. 

There are about 33 Mexican Americans in the U.S. and only about 2 million Cuban Americans.  Ted Cruz will find himself in a major challenge for reelection as a Texas Senator if he stands in the way of the nomination of Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.

There are a lot of Republican Senators on the November election in close elections.  Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar would be a smart nomination.

But then the nomination belongs to President Obama.  The Mexican American community is still made over Obama's failure with the "Dream Act."  Obama like so many others think we are all the same.  We are not.  The Latino is diverse in their politics as they are in their Spanish dialects.

Central Americans tend to be Independents along with new other Latino immigrants.  The old guard Cubans tend to be Republicans.  The Puerto Ricans tend to be Democrats, along with the old guard Mexican Americans.

Pitting the Republicans against Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar could insure the Democrats take the Senate and the White House

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