Good news: Latinos set to form “tequila party” modeled on tea party

posted at 9:27 pm on November 30, 2010 by Allahpundit

Sounds fantastic, actually. Having seen the way Democrats take black voters for granted, they’ve decided they’re not going to be treated the same way. Smart thinking. The solution: Organizing a tea-party-esque movement to pressure the party from the outside on issues like amnesty and, er … amnesty. Which, if successful, would help the GOP a bunch. For starters, it would raise the odds that Latino liberals loyal to the “tequila party” will stay home en masse if Democrats can’t deliver for the group. It also risks alienating Latinos who favor Democrats on balance but are lukewarm or cool to the idea of comprehensive immigration reform, not to mention all the independents who think tougher border enforcement is a good idea. And by overtly racializing itself, it threatens to cause otherwise needless tensions within the Democratic coalition. Might be a good move for pro-amnesty Latinos, and it’s almost certainly helpful to the GOP, but I can’t imagine that The One will be thrilled at the prospect.

“I don’t know if it’s going to happen, but there’s talk,” said Fernando Romero, president of the nonpartisan Hispanics in Politics, Nevada’s oldest Hispanic political group. “There’s discussion about empowerment of the Latino vote.”…

Congress’ actions over the next month could decide the fate of the burgeoning Tequila Party. If comprehensive immigration reform is shelved again, some Hispanics will likely decide to strike out on their own.

“It would definitely induce us,” Romero said. “We would have to do something at that point to get ready for 2012.”

The organization could operate as an affiliate of the Democratic Party or as an independent movement, as the Tea Party was initially.

One obvious difference between the tea party and the tequila party: There are enough motivated conservatives distributed across the country to make the tea party a potential factor in any statewide Republican primary. I doubt the same is true of Latinos vis-a-vis Democratic races, just as I doubt that Latinos generally will view the “tequila party” as uniformly favorably as conservatives do the tea party. Which is another way of saying that the tea party works because it’s based on a belief set which people are passionate about and which they want to see enacted. What’s the belief set of the “tequila party”? What core concerns are going to drive its members to the polls in races where immigration isn’t a major issue?

If they go through with it, their best bet would be to try to lure vulnerable Republican congressmen with the promise of an endorsement if they vote the right way on amnesty. (They’ll find some takers!) That, however, wouldn’t be very tea-party-ish at all; with the sole exception (I think) of Walt Minnick, tea partiers have kept their support entirely within the Republican fold. In lieu of an exit question, let me share with you a quote from top Democratic amnesty shill Rep. Luis Gutierrez, who sounds like he’s primed for a leadership position in the tequila party: “I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.” That’s a U.S. congressman speaking, mind you, who swore an oath to the Constitution before taking his seat. Here’s what I want you guys to do for me: If I ever mention Gutierrez in a post again and fail to remind you of that quote, e-mail me to make sure that I add it as an update. It’s invaluably revealing context for the immigration debate.


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THAT IS GOING TO BE SOME RALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Organizing top down isn’t the same as coming into being bottom up. FAIL.

Scribbler on November 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM

How is this going to be different from any other gathering of communist mexicans?

Inanemergencydial on November 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM

Hopefully they’ll be as politically potent as the Coffee Party. Which is to say, no one who isn’t laughing at them actually knows they exist.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 9:32 PM

Tequila? Move over Tea Bag jokes… the Tequila Party is here.

MeatHeadinCA on November 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

Perhaps the Medical Marijuana Advocates could form the Motivated Stoner Party.

MeatHeadinCA on November 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

How is this going to be different from any other gathering of communist mexicans?

Inanemergencydial on November 30, 2010 at 9:31 PM

It will be sanctioned by the Democratic Party. Wait, no, it’ll be the same.

KingGold on November 30, 2010 at 9:34 PM

This will properly gain more traction with disaffected college-somethings than the Coffee Party did… TIJUANA!

Jeddite on November 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM

I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.” That’s a U.S. congressman speaking, mind you, who swore an oath to the Constitution before taking his seat. Here’s what I want you guys to do for me: If I ever mention Gutierrez in a post again and fail to remind you of that quote, e-mail me to make sure that I add it as an update. It’s invaluably revealing context for the immigration debate.

If and when you quote it, please take the extra steps required to frame what the consequences (beyond electoral) should be for congressmen who fail to uphold their oaths.

ted c on November 30, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Whats next – “The Lady and the Donkey” Party???

And I have 1 word to stall this latino “movement”: abortion

Odie1941 on November 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM

OT: Hannity just gave props to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air!

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Someone said “donkey show”?

Hog Wild on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

coffee party hardest hit!

I would be a lot more interested in going to tequila party meeting though.

Ampersand on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

And I have 1 word to stall this latino “movement”: abortion

Odie1941 on November 30, 2010 at 9:37 PM

I was going to say ‘Altezzas’, but yours is better.

Inanemergencydial on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

Margarita-ville
Too intoxicating….must be banned.

Electrongod on November 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM

OT: Hannity just gave props to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air!

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

about what? we’ve got the Biggest Loser (the NBC show, not another Obama speech) on the tube right now….not by my choice. tho

ted c on November 30, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Sammy Hagar – Mas Tequila

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LR907MlF8zk&feature=related

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:43 PM

Hopefully they’ll be as politically potent as the Coffee Party.

amerpundit on November 30, 2010 at 9:32 PM

The what now? :)

So I assume we`ll see stories about how mono-chromatic the rallies will be?…… Yeah, I thought so too.

ThePrez on November 30, 2010 at 9:44 PM

OT: Hannity just gave props to Ed Morrissey at Hot Air!

John the Libertarian on November 30, 2010 at 9:39 PM

John the Libertarian:Excellent,I’ve got Fox on,muted,look’n
for da Tequila song,missed it!:)
========================================================

Online Streaming Fox

http://atdhe.net/4371/watch-fox-news

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

If they ever come to NYC they better bring their own salt.

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

If the Tequila and Coffee Parties join together will the FDA ban them a la Four Loko?

GnuBreed on November 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Next up,the

Margaritaville Tea Party!
===========================

Jimmy Buffet: Margaritaville

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CICf8xoLyG8

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

I might go to a meeting just for the dip. Man, does anyone do a dip like Latino’s?

Is that racist? I dont know why but the first thing I think of when I read the word Latino is this espinaca (sp?) dip this local joint has.

That having been said, no worries here…because of ethanol tequila will only be for the rich…. or so I hear.

xRos on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

I am totally in with the Tequila Party. I’d be more enthusiastic for a Vodka Party but I’ll take what I can get. :)

alwaysfiredup on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

If they ever come to NYC they better bring their own salt.

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

JammieWearingFool:Lol,talk about being nearly on the same
wavelength( Margaritaville)!

And I thank Gawd,I never liked to drink:)

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:51 PM

Coming to Ireland,after the IMF Meltdown,

The Irish Coffee Party!!

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM

If the Tequila and Coffee Parties join together will the FDA ban them a la Four Loko?

GnuBreed on November 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

only if they show tendencies toward voting republican.

ted c on November 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

What a conceit. You don’t concoct a movement; it makes itself.

rrpjr on November 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

So, the party will forget what they are all about in direct proportion to the emptiness of the bottle. Maybe not perfect analogy but seriously, who thinks this will stick together with broader group of Hispanics? I am Hispanic, I want zero part of this Tequila Party 9 I will have some Silver Patron chilled now and then) but that is about the extent of any tequila party I want to join.

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

I’ll only get excited when they form the Jack Daniels party.

txag92 on November 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM

I am totally in with the Tequila Party. I’d be more enthusiastic for a Vodka Party but I’ll take what I can get. :)

alwaysfiredup on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

I am sure the hard left communists in La Raza will have some good imported Vodka to share with true believers.

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 9:54 PM

Newly Forming……after the MidTerm *ssKicking,

The Progressive BitterNess Therapeutic Tea Party!!

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:55 PM

What a conceit. You don’t concoct a movement; it makes itself.

rrpjr on November 30, 2010 at 9:53 PM

rrpjr:Yes correct,end of story!

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:56 PM

Perhaps the Medical Marijuana Advocates could form the Motivated Stoner Party.

MeatHeadinCA on November 30, 2010 at 9:33 PM

MeatHeadinCA:Terrific,the Hemp Brigade!:)

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:58 PM

Tequilla? Yes, make mine a double… with worms in the bottom of both bottles!

We are all Mexicans now. Chug-a-lug, you Gringos, you!

petefrt on November 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Guess the Tequila Party believes that ALL it’s members should be voting……even those who are not US citizens.

Otherwise, what percentage to the TOTAL vote do Hispanics comprise? And by that I mean those who want amnesty? There are many who don’t.

GarandFan on November 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

Margarita-ville
Too intoxicating….must be banned.

Electrongod on November 30, 2010 at 9:40 PM

Electrongod:Sweet,ya beat me to it!:)

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:59 PM

A political party formed to promote marijuana could be called the ‘Herbal Tea Party’. Just sayin’.

Timothy S. Carlson on November 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM

Who gets the worm?

Gohawgs on November 30, 2010 at 10:00 PM

I hope they serve tacos and Dos Equis.

I can say that because I’m Hispanic.

madmonkphotog on November 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Yeah. Organize a party based on tequila. Mm hm. That’ll work.

curved space on November 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Sounds like another fail for top-down organizing.

I like this tequila party a lot better: Basta in Bell

PattyJ on November 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM

Coming to Ireland,after the IMF Meltdown,

The Irish Coffee Party!!

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM

Count me in! Everybody should have a party.

We Irish have three speeds: Laughing, raging, and drinking our a$$es off. Wonder if we could affect elections with that platform?

anXdem on November 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 9:52 PM
Count me in! Everybody should have a party.

We Irish have three speeds: Laughing, raging, and drinking our a$$es off. Wonder if we could affect elections with that platform?

anXdem on November 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM

anXdem:Three speeds,haha,ahem!:)

canopfor on November 30, 2010 at 10:06 PM

More liek the Four Loko party.

mankai on November 30, 2010 at 10:07 PM

I’m contemplating starting the Shiner Bock party. This movement could start as soon as tonight!

I just need to see how my wife feels when she gets home from work….

Ampersand on November 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Wet-Baggers?

slickwillie2001 on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 PM

The Tequila Party? That’s a rum idea. Any port in a storm, I guess. Speaking of which, since when are all Latinos Mexican?

Knott Buyinit on November 30, 2010 at 10:10 PM

I am totally in with the Tequila Party. I’d be more enthusiastic for a Vodka Party but I’ll take what I can get. :)

alwaysfiredup on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Russian or Ukraine?

upinak on November 30, 2010 at 10:10 PM

Disculpas, si alguien ya ha publicado esto, pero TEQUILA

Kini on November 30, 2010 at 10:11 PM

That having been said, no worries here…because of ethanol tequila will only be for the rich…. or so I hear.

xRos on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Sooper dooper awesome for rent-seekers…but I know you already know that.

Inanemergencydial on November 30, 2010 at 10:12 PM

Teqila Party is as relevant as the Coffee Party.

That is, it is the construct of an elite group hoping to brand an identity politic. For the Coffee Party, it was reactionary liberalism; for the “Tequila Party” it’s reactionary liberalism with a guacamole appetizer.

What next? The Chicken and Waffles Party (blacks)? The Patriotini Party (gaes — and y’know, I think the Patriotini Party could so ~happen~ for my people; it sounds so cute!)?

The “tea party” was a genuine movement built out of protesting TAX DAY and undue TAXES. It was not about one particular identity politic or pet issue.

I dunno why this “Tequila” Party would get any more play than the Coffee Party. Stupid flash-in-the-pan stuntjob. And stuntjob isn’t nearly as erotic as it sounds.

PATRIOTINI PARTY FOR THE MFING WIN!!!!

lansing quaker on November 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

And by overtly racializing itself, it threatens to cause otherwise needless tensions within the Democratic coalition.

Latinos mostly vote as a unified racial bloc already, might as well do it out in the open. By the time tensions between Latinos and other Democrats tear the Dem coalition apart the GOP will already be a permanetly shrivlled minority party.

My prediction is that both the Republican and Democratic parties will have been ceased to be, like the Whigs before them, before the century is half-over. What will replace them? Have to wait and see.

aengus on November 30, 2010 at 10:13 PM

Ernesto hardest hit; he was hoping for the Wine Cooler party.

Good Solid B-Plus on November 30, 2010 at 10:14 PM

Wudda ’bout Skadahovians and Finlanders? Barone says us Lake Superior Lunkheads are the new Power Players.

Glogg Party anyone?

Yoop?

Bruno Strozek on November 30, 2010 at 10:15 PM

I’d be more enthusiastic for a Vodka Party but I’ll take what I can get. :)

alwaysfiredup on November 30, 2010 at 9:50 PM

Beat me to it. But I’d probably use the Polish spelling “Wódka”.

Bigfoot on November 30, 2010 at 10:16 PM

I’ll also tell you that Marco Rubio will be President one day. Or at the very least, a failed GOP Presidential candidate.

aengus on November 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM

This will work about as well as the Coffee Party. It’s another top down democrat run organization. What’s next? The Chardonney Party? The Martini Party? The Vinti Moca Latte with Skim Milk Party?

I think liberals actually do think the TP is astroturf. They don’t seem to realize it is successful because it is a bottom up movement…with no leader.

But I say, hey, let them think it’s astroturf. Works for us.

ramrants on November 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

I’m contemplating starting the Shiner Bock party. This movement could start as soon as tonight!

I just need to see how my wife feels when she gets home from work….

Ampersand on November 30, 2010 at 10:08 PM

Yeah but it not available all over the US is it? I know I have been to several states that don`t have it. Of course if you just meant the Texas Shiner Bock Party, I am in.

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 10:25 PM

Is there a “Don’t Eat the Worm” flag in their future?

BKeyser on November 30, 2010 at 10:26 PM

“Tequila party” Organizing a tea-party-esque movement to pressure the party from the outside on issues like amnesty and, er … amnesty

.

Whatever you do, dont swallow THAT worm.

canditaylor68 on November 30, 2010 at 10:27 PM

I’ve got the slogan for them.

When things get tough, the tough drink tequila.

huckleberryfriend on November 30, 2010 at 10:28 PM


“..just as I doubt that Latinos generally will view the “tequila party” as uniformly favorably as conservatives do the tea party”

It depends on the brand… if it is Jose Cuervo Tequila Gold I’m in…oh…wait…what are we talking about here..?

ujorge on November 30, 2010 at 10:32 PM

Does anyone else like Don Juilo? I’m staring at two bottles right now and this chit chat is making me thirsty.

visions on November 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM

If comprehensive immigration reform is shelved again, some Hispanics will likely decide to strike out on their own.

I’m confused. Are these citizens who want to give some illegal aliens privileges over other immigrants because of their race? Or are they not citizens?

Count to 10 on November 30, 2010 at 10:36 PM

Seriously? Tequila? The Tequila Party? I mean, stereotypes are bad enough, and these folks go with ‘Tequila Party’?

j_galt on November 30, 2010 at 10:38 PM

Wet-Baggers?

slickwillie2001 on November 30, 2010 at 10:09 PM

You get bonus points for that one!

:)

mankai on November 30, 2010 at 10:39 PM

Someone once wrote a song…

MunDane68 on November 30, 2010 at 10:40 PM

Does anyone else like Don Juilo? I’m staring at two bottles right now and this chit chat is making me thirsty.

visions on November 30, 2010 at 10:35 PM

I like Don Julio Silver, chilled!

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 10:45 PM

I like Don Julio Silver, chilled!

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 10:45 PM

Heh, that’s what I’ve got. Good stuff. Cheers.

visions on November 30, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Heh, that’s what I’ve got. Good stuff. Cheers.

visions on November 30, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Salud!

bluemarlin on November 30, 2010 at 11:03 PM

Tres generaciones tequila, por favor. And, yes, I would like a little salt, some chips and a bowl of guac.

Fallon on November 30, 2010 at 11:06 PM

I went to a tequila party once.

I don’t remember what happened, but I sure as heck wouldn’t want laws passed based on it.

englishqueen01 on November 30, 2010 at 11:15 PM

A raced based tea party. Umm… no.

Mojave Mark on November 30, 2010 at 11:20 PM

Dum, dun a dun dun dum, TEQUILA!

di butler on November 30, 2010 at 11:33 PM

Won’t La Raza kick their butts for talking to a Republican?

crosspatch on November 30, 2010 at 11:35 PM

ted c on November 30, 2010 at 9:41 PM

Sorry so late in reply. Hannity was referring to Ed’s post that said Obama is going after the wikileaks butthead now because he’s been personally embarrassed, not because American lives are at risk.

John the Libertarian on December 1, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Did the early Patriots have to deal with idiotic rip offs like this when they had the Boston Tea Party?

scotash on December 1, 2010 at 1:27 AM

Good idea. I’ve long thought that Latino voters had more good sense and ambition than to allow themselves to become the new black vote. Should think it insulting to be taken for granted by the Democratic Part simply because of race or color.

jeanie on December 1, 2010 at 1:36 AM

I hope they serve tacos and Dos Equis.

I can say that because I’m Hispanic.

madmonkphotog on November 30, 2010 at 10:02 PM

Stay thirsty, my friend.

BillH on December 1, 2010 at 1:55 AM

Slogan: “The worm is turning.”

Oh, and…

If the Tequila and Coffee Parties join together will the FDA ban them a la Four Loko?

GnuBreed on November 30, 2010 at 9:48 PM

Thread-winner, IMHO.

Noocyte on December 1, 2010 at 2:05 AM

I don’t know about a party that wants to be named after an alcoholic beverage. What if the Tea Party Patriots was named the Beer Party Patriots? It wouldn’t sound patriotic to the USA. Doesn’t Mexico have something equivalent to our tea that represents patriotism? I can imagine how rowdy their rallies will get.

Smorgasbord on December 1, 2010 at 3:38 AM

The “Tequila Party” will not be “modeled after” the Tea Party.

The Tea Party is about promoting policies that are best for the U.S.; the Tequila Party is about promoting policies that are best for the millions of Mexicans living illegally in the U.S. and taking advantage of U.S. citizens.

Very different goals.

AZCoyote on December 1, 2010 at 5:01 AM

I think is kinda funny, I expect if the democrats get amnesty passed the new voters will not become democrats, they will establish their own party, possibly an extension of the parties that exist in Mex. This might be the first step.

RonK on December 1, 2010 at 5:34 AM

Sure, just like the Tea Party – organize around one thing, all about your group. Yep, that’s what the Tea party is all about.

disa on December 1, 2010 at 7:22 AM

This poor sick country is beginning to smell like an outhouse with an open lid on a hot day.

rplat on December 1, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Tequila Party you say?

You get the lime
I’ll get the salt
We’ll get smashed
And go John Galt

Sounds like a plan/

hillbillyjim on December 1, 2010 at 7:38 AM

This is a great idea. It will speed up the process of getting to the ultimate showdown toward which we are headed anyway. That being- is this the USA or a province of Mexico, like Texas used to be, where the Mexicans tell us Gringos what to do. This kind of idea just adds the potential for “racial” violence.

I’m starting a new political party for Gringos. It’s called the “Come and Take It!” Party. You Texicans and others familiar with Texas’ history will understand the quote and its implications. Viva los Gringos!

JimP on December 1, 2010 at 8:19 AM

I’m Greek… well, at leat my grandfather came from Greece. So I’m going to form the Baklava Party or maybe the Feta Cheese Party. Hmmm… the Spanikopeta Party?

WordsMatter on December 1, 2010 at 8:33 AM

Wordsmatter:

Greeks will be welcome in the “Come and Take It!” Party. Your dues will consist of baklava and spanikopeta made like your Greek great grandmother used to make them. At the yearly BBQ you will be in charge of the arnipsito(sp) with mint jelly and lots of feta too.

In fact, all people are welcome in the “CATI” Party, but their loyalty must be to self reliance, limited government and the Constitution. You’ll have to own at least a dozen firearms and join the CATI Country Club located in your local wood patch and shoot weekly. Also, no Gringo bashing. ;)

JimP on December 1, 2010 at 8:43 AM

Hey, is the Tequila Party going to include the worm in the bottle?

I mean, it ain’t real Tequila without the worm, dude!

pilamaye on December 1, 2010 at 8:47 AM

If conservatives had joked about latinos creating a ‘tequila party’, they would be called racist. But latinos can play into negative stereotypes about alcohol consumption and they get a free pass.

eaglewingz08 on December 1, 2010 at 10:17 AM

Sounds racist to me.

Herb on December 1, 2010 at 10:57 AM

Good. Then law enforcement will have a much better idea of who to keep an eye on.

Dark-Star on December 1, 2010 at 3:33 PM

DUMB DUMB DUMB!!!!
PENDEJOS.
Why is it that they want to be seperate.
You wont be accepted into the general culture if you always want to be SEPERATE!
My grandmother imigrated here from mexico because it was a SHITHOLE. she insisted that her children all learn english and become “Americanized”, for good reason, she didnt want America to turn into the shithole she just left.

I see people that do this kind of CACA as whimpy crybabies.
Get over yourselvs and your color and get with the USA.
Keep your culture in your home.

Jesus just frosts my ass.

ColdWarrior57 on December 1, 2010 at 4:22 PM

I’m thinking about forming “The Kegger Party” to lobby for a constituional ammendment where no matter what transpires in Dc, its always Beer-thirty, even on Sundays in dry towns and no matter what the Cowboys do in any particular season. Instead of “Don’t tread On Me” tee shirts, it’ll be “Beer me” shirts.

44Magnum on December 1, 2010 at 5:33 PM

If they ever come to NYC they better bring their own salt.

JammieWearingFool on November 30, 2010 at 9:46 PM

Funny!

Red State State of Mind on December 1, 2010 at 7:45 PM

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