Call it the Grand Old Tequila Party

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    Fed up with both the Democrats and Republicans over an impasse on immigration reform, a growing number of Hispanic activists are discussing the possibility of a breakout party of their own. The idea is still in its early stages, but they hope to emulate the success of the grass-roots Tea Party movement – which shook up last month’s mid-term elections.

    And with Hispanic becoming a major force in politics – Latinos are credited with influencing several key races across the country – activists say the time is ripe for Latinos to branch out on their own.

    “The empowerment that we have discovered – we don’t want it to just go away. We want to do something with it,” said Fernando Romero, president of the Las Vegas-based Hispanics in Politics, a non-partisan group. “We were impressed, like I think everyone else was, by the strength the Tea Party showed. And we thought, ‘Why not do, basically, the same thing?’”

    The months-old Tea Party movement, a loosely organized Conservative group, helped usher in dozens of politicians across the country – many of them come-from-behind Republican candidates who trounced well-known and well-liked incumbents. In states that ranged from South Dakota to New York to Arizona, Tea Party candidates won 29 U.S. House races, five U.S. Senate seats and three gubernatorial seats.

    And Hispanics want to have the same kind of impact. One of their main issues would likely be to rally for immigration reform, which has little chance of passing in the next Congress.





    Call it the Grand Old Tequila Party - Fox News Latino
     
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    It wont pass the Constitution test IMO


    The Tea Party is based in The Constitution and the adherance to it..... Immigration reform has nothing to do with it so therefore.... let em try :cuckoo:
     
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    If Hispanics were smart they'd do just the opposite of what blacks have been doing for decades, blindly voting for Dimocrats but getting short changed in proportion to their overall support. They've never woke up to the fact they've got more to gain by offering their votes to the highest bidder. Get a commitment, give them your votes, hold them accountable, and bolt for the other party if they screw you over.
     
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    This doesn't surprise me. First I have always known that the hispanic demographic has no loyalty to either party. Second they have a perverse loyalty to themselves.

    And unlike the tea party they actually know exactly what they stand for and against.
     
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    Not unlike the TEA party at all.
     
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    The Tea Party doesn't know exactly what it stands for.
    For one you have Ron Paul types, and then you have the Palin side. You think Ron Paul would have ever supported Christine O Donnell? No way.
     
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    The Tea Party knows exactly what it stands for. Just because the liberal rags say it doesn't doesn't exactly make it true. Have another glass of kool aid.
     
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    You keep telling yourself that, Willow.
    Why don't you read up on what Paul supports, and other people like him. It is nothing like what O Donnell, Palin, or the Nutjob in Nevada believe in. Painbots might believe in the same talking points, but Palin is nothing like Paul.
    If they really wanted to do something, they would find someone like Ron Paul, and not his son. Of course, there is the religious right that just fucks it all up.
     
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    The Tea Party has a perverse misunderstanding of the Constitution and a groundswell of rednecks who, by zombie-like devotion to simple-minded ideas and not sophisticated answers, have actually had an effect.

    Ever play Starcraft? Tea Partiers are the Zerg.
     
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    Kool Aid. Kool Aid. You thought/think you have the TEA Party all figured out. They didn't exist last summer. This Nov. they kicked you squarely in the ASSS. Keep drinking the kool AID.
     

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