Blase and The Tequila Party (Watch) | James Pat Guerréro


On TheAlyonaShow, the Tequila Party was featured and posted on YouTube (Watch). The founder of the new political movement is DeeDee Garcia Blase of Scottsdale, Arizona. After carefully watching and listening to the video, one easily discerns that the call by President Obama in El Paso, Texas, for a Latino grassroots action and bipartisan support is taking form, and soon function. Whether it is bipartisan or not, remains to be seen.

The motivation for this movement is immigration reform, mainly, but also, the economy and jobs, especially for young people. Blase maintains that “for every farmworker job, that job produces three middle income jobs.” No support for this assertion is presented, but that’s her message.

Blase’ premise is low Latino voter turnout. This grassroots movement wants to energize that low Latino voter turnout by neutralizing the “anti-immigrant crowd.” Blase perceives that the Tea Party and the GOP have become part of the anti-immigration crowd. She said that the anti-immigrant crowd has hijacked the Tea Party, and the GOP is hostile to the Hispanic population.

Blase recognizes what the Tea Party is good at: motivation, empowerment, GOTV, micro-targeting states, and primary election voters.

For the Tequila Party, the strategy shall be to neutralize the anti-immigration crowd similar to the way the Tea Party neutralizes. The tactics shall be to motivate and empower the Latino voter; get out the vote (GOTV); micro-target certain Latino states, e.g., Texas, Utah, and Arizona; and focus on primary election voters.

Blase acknowledges her movement is comprised of young although powerful voters. Blase sees the “enemy” as the anti-immigration crowd. She was once a Republican and has recently become a no party preference.

Watch also: Tequila Party wants Latinos to vote | The Americano.

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8 Replies to “Blase and The Tequila Party (Watch) | James Pat Guerréro”

  1. “According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are 3.1 related jobs off the farm for every job on the farm. Eliminating the on-farm jobs would put at risk many more jobs paying middle-class wages and employing native-born American workers. ”

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12730

    Xenophobes, protectionists and restrictionists are distorting the economic facts of what immigrants bring to the table as it relates to our economy.

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    1. Dear DeeDee,

      I verified your fact which comes from http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=12730 .The off-farm related jobs to on-farm job is 3.1 to 1. The caveat I would add is that this relates to the agricultural industry.

      Without immigrant workers, the most likely scenario is that we would simply produce less agricultural output as a nation. This would mean not only a direct loss of manual, on-the-farm jobs but a ripple effect of job losses in upstream and downstream sectors such as management, processing, packaging, distribution, and marketing. According to estimates from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, there are 3.1 related jobs off the farm for every job on the farm. Eliminating the on-farm jobs would put at risk many more jobs paying middle-class wages and employing native-born American workers.

      Thanks for your input.

      James Pat

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  2. Found it….here you go.

    Daniel Griswold
    Director, Herbert A. Stiefel Center for Trade Policy Studies
    Cato Institute
    1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW
    Washington, D.C, 20001
    202-789-5260
    http://www.freetrade.org
    madabouttrade.wordpress.com/

    “On Immigration, Nice Words — and Not Much Chance,” by Daniel Griswold

    CNN.com, May 10, 2011:

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=13096

    “Unfounded Fear of Immigrant Crime Grips Arizona,” by Daniel Griswold,

    The Washington Times, May 25, 2010:

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11842

    “U.S. Needs to Let More Workers In,” by Daniel Griswold, The Philadelphia Inquirer, April 27, 2010:

    http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11718

    “Comprehensive Immigration Reform: What Congress and the President Need to do to Make It Work,” by Daniel Griswold, The Albany Government Law Review, Volume 3, Issue 1 (2010):

    http://www.albanygovernmentlawreview.org/files/Griswold_Introduction.pdf

    And here are a couple of bonus items:

    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/what-would-reagan-do-on-immigration/

    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/gov-barbour-breaks-with-gop-on-immigration/

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    1. Dear DeeDee,

      Thank you for the comment. The way I see the immigration issue is that it is more (and will be more) tied to our economy. So, it is correct to tie it to our economy, when we legislate about immigration reform. I love immigration. I believe in my heart that the conservatives have it right on immigration reform. I hope your bipartisan organization gets that word out, too. Meanwhile, I enjoy our communication. Although I subscribe to the Cato Institute, I haven’t seen the supporting facts on your premise. When you have time, please shoot me an email or comment with that link. Thanks, James Pat.

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