Saturday, January 15, 2011

It's All In The Timing..........

And this time I'm letting it all out on how I feel about being a Republican with a Spanish last name.

I'll be the first to admit that I hear many people talk to myself and other Latino Republicans in a condescending way. They might not mean to, but they do.   I can't count the times we have been referred to as "you guys" or "those people" or have heard people say "we need to get more of those Mexicans, I mean Hispanics involved".  Get "us" involved because it's the right thing to do, not because you feel obligated to. 

For god sake, treat "us" like you treat your next door neighbor and you will see that you won't have to come after "us" to participate in the party. Stop talking about us like "we" are not in the room and we will gladly throw all of our support behind the candidates and the party. Take our suggestions and concerns into consideration, treat us like human beings and "we" will help you make things happen for the GOP. Treat our candidates like credible candidates because they are. Don't use us simply because our last names are Gonzalez, Martinez, Fernandez or Cervantes and you will see that the party will make great strides and move this country in the right right direction.

We don't want you to give us an equal outcome, we just ask that you give us an equal opportunity! We wan't the same thing as everyone else in this country. The only difference between "us" and "them" is that some of us can order chile rellenos without any help from the waitress. I said some not all.


  1. Love it Sammy!


  2. Great word Sammy! I'm with ya all the way!!

  3. Sammy, your post is on the money. I have felt the way you do for a very long time. It was very apparent that "you guys" are mostly an afterthought in the EPGOP while I was actively campaigning last year. It sickened and angered me.

    Our party MUST grow in order to become viable in El Paso. The ONLY way that will happen is if active members of the EPGOP turn around and open their arms to the community.

    We must realize where we are, who lives here, and what El Paso is culturally. We have to be understanding of the views people have, and put aside our prejudice and intolerance.

    That does not mean that we surrender our values. We support the ideals of self-reliance, solid families, and rule of law.

    We as a party must also dispel the myths about our stances. Too often, El Pasoans believe that the GOP cares only about the rich businessmen and ignoring the poor and homeless.

    The EPGOP must stand for personal and fiscal responsibility in all levels of government. We need to be clear that what is needed is "a hand-up" and not "a hand-out".

    Sammy, I hope that you and the rest of the LNRC will continue to grow. Your influence within the EPGOP is desperately needed.

    May God bless you and our community.


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