Thoughts for Reflection

Boxer looks for more money and Senator Abel Maldonado gets confirmed as Lt. Governor

David Moya

La Prensa Hispana

Columnist Burt Prelutsky, Los Angeles Times put his thoughts about Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein and Nancy Pelosi in very succinct understandable prose, “When it comes to sending left-wing dingbats to Washington, we’re number one”, he continues ” You don’t know if you should condemn them for their stupidity or simply marvel at their ability to form words.” Ouch, I have a new respect for Prelutsky, and I welcome him to the “I should have said that, Save California association”.

With ammunition (can you still use that word in California) coming from the very top of the administration to save the Honorable,( not Mam), Senator Barbara Boxer with her starting campaign war chest of $9,000,000, multi-millionaire Boxer is pleading for more money. You can hear her now “With a billion dollars, I can save my seat”. Who will save California?

Most of us did not attend the event where tickets started at prices Latinos consider as their yearly income.

FLASH-FLASH-FLASH, coming into our network is the news that Senator Abel Maldonado has been confirmed as the new California Lt. Governor for the duration of this term. Assemblyman Manuel Perez, our 80th District anti-Mexican representative who voted against Abel the last time his nomination was introduced was convinced by the forthcoming elections he needed to change his anti-Latino image. He has now voted in favor of Abel after having voted against him. Certainly this should enhance Manuel’s “Mi Gente” status among those who do not know any better.

Latinos have always been a very loyal block of voters and it is this loyalty that gets them in trouble and leaves them threading water and essentially getting nowhere. It was only after Manuel Perez was hauled on the carpet by disenchanted voters for always listening to the party line rather than his constituents that he decided to change his vote. Pressure from the Latino media including Marta Saldana from Univision Television and La Prensa Hispana must have convinced Mr. Perez to re-evaluate his belief Senator Maldonado was not a “real” Latino. None of us are “real” Latinos if it is not convenient to the Democrat party.

Latinos need to re-evaluate their thinking if they hope to make any significant changes in regards to improving their chances of success. In the coming weeks, you will see an abrupt change on what Democrats think of Latinos. There will be renewed emphasize on immigration reform and you will be promised the moon. Not too much different than any other election year. This time around, try to remember the politically expedient philosophy of those in power, “It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.” We need to hold those in power accountable for their actions and scare them out of office.

Californians are addicted to late night talk shows, all the goings on in Hollywood and we are always looking for what will entertain us. We are beginning to believe that if it were not for our elected representatives, we would have nothing to laugh at.