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February 27, 2014 - 4:36 pm

I read a lot of dumb stories featuring ridiculous faux outrage everyday. But this one…it stands out in a sea of ridiculous faux outrage.

Gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott was met by supporters at the Jimenez Bakery and Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 25, but Hispanic community leaders are calling the campaign stop “offensive” just a day later.

“The approach being taken by the Texas Republican Party towards the Hispanic community is beyond any sense of decency,” said Victor Hernandez, local city councilman and chairman of the local Tejano Democrats chapter. “The caustic behavior being exhibited by the Texas Republican Party is creating a schism that will be difficult, if not impossible, to mend, both in the short term and most definitely in the long term.”

Wait, so you’re telling me that a Democrat has a problem with something a Republican did? Well, how do you like that? I’m shocked.

Hernandez condemned what he called the “piñata politics” Abbott’s campaign used in hosting the news conference at a local Mexican food restaurant in an effort to illustrate the Lubbock Latino support for the Abbott campaign.

Piñata politics? What does that even mean? It sounds racist.

“Greg Abbott came into our house uninvited, wanting to somehow give the illusion that the Lubbock County Hispanic community is supportive,” he said.

Abbott wasn’t in anybody’s house. It was a bakery. Mr. Tejano Democrat Victor Hernandez doesn’t own it. He has no authority to sound off on who’s in it and who’s not.

Yeah, I get it — he was being figurative about the “house” bit. Because Lubbock is such a Democrat stronghold, I guess.

Whatever. Democrats in this state have become caricatures of clowns reciting lines that other clowns from some other state wrote for them.

After tossing up some warmed-over Battleground Texas talking points, Hernandez continued.

“If you want to come into my house, the first thing you have to do is to see me — see me as a person, see me as a human being, see me as a fellow Texan,” he said. “See the Hispanic community as anything, anything other than a problem to be dealt with or worse yet, to be dismissed.”

Not your house. No one needs your partisan permission.

The rest of the story follows the usual Democratmedia storyline: Republicans bad, Republicans badder, Republicans so bad they ought not be allowed to live.

It’s all tiresome.

Update: It turns out that Mr. Hernandez’s behavior was even worse than reported. A source tells me that in addition to the screeds above, he launched a personal attack on Abbott’s family. Cecilia Abbott, the attorney general’s wife of 31 years, is Hispanic. A source tells me that Hernandez callously dismissed her as a “prop.”

Is this how Democrat activists are going to behave? Are personal attacks on family members like this acceptable to Wendy Davis?

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"Is this how Democrat activists are going to behave?"

How would it be any different from their behavior in the past?

Once a psychotic, pretty much always a psychotic.
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He is not a Democrat, he is a racist bigot. He wasn't speaking figuratively: he literally means any given Latino speaks for all Latinos when it comes to whites. It's like a racial trademark or copyright. As for a "schism," that is created by institutional schisms like race-based organizations. Does the GOP have a Honky Tonky-Whit-y chapter? No. Why not? Would that be racist? Why? If the Tejanos can have one, why?
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1. The idea that there is a town or restaurant in Texas that someone can't enter because of their race is abhorrent.

2. Greg Abbott's wife, Cecelia, is Hispanic. I'm fairly sure that he views his wife "as a person, as a human being, as a fellow Texan."
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He is a Dem who is allowed to spout off racebait. It is excused. He is a tool.

And a "prop"? Lubbock to my understanding is not a Dem stronghold.
26 weeks ago
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Re: the update.
Hey Hr. Hernandez, come on over to my house and tell my Hispanic spouse of 29 years that she is a "prop".
Hope your Obamacare is paid up.
26 weeks ago
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And if he didn't do that, it would be all "He ignores the Hispanic community, see how bad Republicans are!"
26 weeks ago
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I'd hope that Hispanic voters -- in Texas, most would be of Mexican heritage -- would be offended and appalled by Hernandez's behavior. He clearly sees himself as a plantation overseer.
How dare a Republican come to where voters are -- voters who may be resistant to the candidate's message -- and ask for their support by showing how the candidate's agenda supports the voters' needs?
26 weeks ago
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Abbott's best response would be:

"Hernandez is trying to import Chicago thug politics to Texas."
26 weeks ago
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ALINKSY RULES WITH ALINSKY'S RULES. END OF STORY. It's the meme of current politics.
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"His house"? Does he own the bakery? Presumably Abbot was there with the permission of the bakery's owner.
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Well, I for one certainly regard this Victor Hernandez as a problem to be dealt with, or worse, dismissed. Worse because there's a way he should be dealt with. A word to the wise is sufficient.
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"Is this how Democrat activists are going to behave?"

How would it be any different from their behavior in the past?

Once a psychotic, pretty much always a psychotic.
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Why would you expect anything better from a Democrat?
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