By George Rodriquez, September 1, 2020
Former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro recently expressed his concerns regarding the Hispanic vote for the Democrat Party. However, is Julian worried about a Republican victory in November, or is he concerned about not being relevant in his own Party, or is it both?
Julian has served as the mayor of San Antonio, federal Housing and Urban Development secretary, and has been a candidate for president of the United States, but he currently doesn’t have an “official platform” for his opinions. He was a guest on MSNBC during the Democratic convention, but he had to share the spotlight with other Democratic Party luminaries.
But Julian does have reason to worry about Democrats election prospects, including his brother’s re-election to Congress. His brother Joaquin “outed” several prominent business owners in San Antonio because they were “Trump donors.” That political stunt backfired among Hispanics as the businesses gained support while Joaquin was criticized. Also, the Castro twins’ (pictured) support for “Black Lives Matter” and their attacks against law enforcement, including immigration agents, have flopped. They ignored the fact that many Hispanics honorably and eagerly serve as police officers and as border patrol agents.
Many Hispanics are also not receptive to the race-baiting and class-warfare the Castro twins use as their basis for politics and economics. Hispanics hail from different nationalities, racial/ethnic backgrounds, and varied immigrant experiences, and many consider themselves “American first.”
Finally, while the Castro twins talk about “Hispanic unity” and the defense of Hispanics, they have shown that they put the “Democrat Party First.” Recently, Joaquin and Julian lead a call for a boycott of one of the nation’s large Hispanic-owned businesses. Goya Foods CEO Bob Unanue complimented President Trump at the White House, and the Castro twins organized a boycott of Goya Foods. It didn’t work, Goya Food sales increased!
There are other examples of Americans of Hispanic descent opposing or differing from Castro twins’ and the Democratic Party’s ideology and actions. Given their politics and behavior, the Castro twins have reason to worried about the November election.
Americans of Hispanic descent, like all Americans, want personal and economic freedom. Democrats, including the Castro twins, support the poverty industrial complex and a bigger government, which encourages dependence rather than individual independence.
George “El Conservador Rodriguez is an author, native Texan, and radio talk show host.