Monday, March 14, 2011

Take 2 Bexar and Call Me In the Morning

Bexar County in Texas has an interesting figure as Chair of the Democratic Party.  Dan Ramos, the bearded curmudgeon who holds this post sounds much more like a right-wing wacko than a Democratic Spokesperson.

His recent statements in the San Antonio Current may give a clue to who he is.  Speaking about the Stonewall Democrats ( LGBT Democrat Organization) he says:
“I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the fucking Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a fuck who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”
How statesman-like!

Ramos shows his true colors as a bigot of the highest order, and proves that you don't have to be white to be prejudiced.  I suspect that Ramos is under a lot of stress as well, considering the former treasurer of the Bexar County Democrats is being prosecuted for embezzlement of $200,000 from the party coffers. 

Ramos, in my opinion represents the dichotomy that is Texas.  Urban centers in Texas tend to be more liberal and rural areas more conservative.  Bexar county is both and perhaps this is why such a polarizing figure as Ramos heads the Democratic Party there. 

Ramos is a problem for Democrats and specifically Bexar, and my guess is he will not be head and headache of that organization for much longer. 

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