Leftist state and local governments across the country have targeted firefighters, police, and Christians in various ways, and the current mayoral election in San Antonio should raise some red flags for those groups. Leftists in SA have accused police of being racist, and firefighters of being overpaid, and Christians of being bigots. If leftist Mayor Ron Nirenberg wins re-election against City Councilman Greg Brockhouse, there could be a severe backlash against those groups in San Antonio.
It appears the love affair between Robert “Beto” O’Rourke and Mainstream press has ended. Beto, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman, is being ignored or criticized by the Media.
GQ magazine published a flattering story in 2018 with such gushing lines in it such as, “This has been the summer of Beto.” They turned on and wrote three recent critical stories including one on March 18 article titled, “Beto O’Rourke Raked in $6.1 Million in One Day with No Policy Details.”
During the Senate race, when Beto looked like he beat Senator Ted Cruz, Politico wrote an article titled, “Beto-mania Sweeps Texas.” But they just published a lengthy expose titled, “Beto’s Long History of Failing Upward.”
Edinburg Mayor Richard Molina and his wife Dalia have been arrested for voter fraud in what is described as “an organized illegal voting scheme” that brought him to power in the November 2017 municipal election. According to a news release from the Texas Attorney General’s office, Molina directed voters to change their addresses to places where they did not live — including an apartment complex owned by Molina — so they could vote for him.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton arrested a total of 18 people in connection with this particular scheme. This case was the latest in a string of arrests by the state’s election fraud unit.
Molina ran as an “anti-establishment” challenger against incumbent Mayor Richard Garcia who had served for 11 years as mayor and beat him by 1,240 votes.
Political machines have historically dominated in south Texas, and its big news when an outsider like Molina wins. However, election fraud and voter fraud are also prevalent in south Texas communities.
How out “partisan” are Gilbert Garcia and the San Antonio Express-News? The front page commentary by Garcia about the Nirenberg-Brockhouse mayoral election says, “This should have been easy for Nirenberg.” The SA Express-News (SAEN), who serves as the mouthpiece of the SA City Hall Establishment backed current Mayor Ron Nirenberg against challenger city councilman Greg Brockhouse, and they were shocked when Nirenberg barely won, 49%-46% in a crowded field. They will face each other in a runoff on June 8th.
Garcia outlines the reasons why Brockhouse was a weak candidate and repeats the political and personal attacks Nirenberg used in the campaign. There is no doubt the SAEN will support and endorse Nirenberg in the runoff.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating the city of San Antonio for potential First Amendment violations after the City Council voted to prevent Chick-fil-A, from opening a location in the city’s airport. At the heart of the SA city government’s action against Chick-Fil-A is the City’s “Non-Discrimination Ordinance” (NDO) that demands and forces "diversity" and " inclusion" in all matters the City touches.
Democrat TX state representative and former city councilman Diego Bernal authored the NDO that demands "inclusion" or else of everyone and everything. Many felt then, and certainly feel now, the NDO violates the First Amendment.
The NDO was extremely controversial, and there was considerable opposition against it. However, rather than hold a popular city-wide vote, the city council led by then-Mayor Julian Castro voted to pass the ordinance.