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Julián Castro: San Antonio’s Imperial Mayor


Some say San Antonio’s mayor Julian Castro could be the first Latino President. (Photo courtesy of Julian Castro’s Office)

by George Rodriguez, President, South Texas Political Alliance

There are some interesting similarities between our imperial president, Barak Obama, and the imperial mayor of San Antonio, Julian Castro.

Obama has been called “the Anointed One” because of way the main stream media and liberal establishment fawn over him. Castro, and his twin brother Joaquin, are treated similarly by the media and liberal establishment, as they seem destined to rise to greater political heights. Notice how often Castro is mentioned as possibly the “first Hispanic president”.

Both Obama and Castro seem to ignore obvious facts and pretend or fabricate a new truth. Speaking at a fundraiser in California on Monday night, July 23, Obama said, “we tried our plan (economic policies), and it worked”. It worked if he wanted high unemployment, massive growth in the dependence on government handouts, and regulations that are strangling America’s industries. On the other hand, Castro takes credit for San Antonio’s economic growth while he refuses to acknowledge that Texas’ conservative economic policies are responsible.

They both are big on “green energy” even though the market does not support that type of projects. Obama has Solendra, and Castro has recently signed an agreement between CPS Energy and OCI Solar Power. Both men claim that jobs and energy will be created from these green projects. But the free market and economic reality does not support their ideas.

Then there is the complete disregard both men appear to have for the rule of law, specifically Obama for the U.S. Constitution and Castro for the municipal charter of San Antonio. Obama has shown his contempt for the Constitution by ignoring immigration laws, voting rights violations, and Congress. Castro has ignored the San Antonio city charter in the regards to zoning issues and other city actions such as the name change for Durango Street and the granting of city benefits to the domestic partners of city employees.
Both men also support heavily public-subsidized mass transportation, and want central city growth at the expense of suburban communities and private property.

Perhaps the most curious similarity is their family history and the influential mentors they have had. Neither Obama nor Castro had any father figures in their homes, but they did have radical friends and mentors. Obama had people like William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and Castro’s mother was a member of the radical Raza Unida party and influenced by Saul Alinsky’s teaching.
While conservatives are currently trying to stop Obama from regaining the White House, they also should consider stopping Castro (both of them) before they go any further politics. Neither America nor Texas, can afford another arrogant radical who has no traditional family values, and or who use their race or ethnicity as basis for being in office.

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