I haven’t had that busy a year on DC. No doubt, the state of politics concerns me when Republicans are still as nasty as they want to be, and Democrats, well, they only push back when a win is in sight, otherwise, they might lose a right-wing vote. Call for abolishing ICE or calling for Democrats to fight harder on, say, deportation and incarceration of brown folks, and they get skittish. Calls for “civility” are quite offensive when Democrats won’t fight and the policies offered by right-wingers are simply uncivil and not worthy of debate. If we want to win, increase turn-out, and make meaningful change it will take more than knocking on doors, but also promoting and defending a meaningful platform that fights for people, rather than one which rides a stripe down the middle of the road painted yellow on issues like immigration. At this point, 2020 is about trust and it must be earned.
Needless to say, I still had some posts that generated some good traffic, so, here are my Top 10 for 2018.
- The 2018 Dem Primary Stace Slate
- Beto’s South Texas Problem Isn’t A Problem
- Trump Planning Baby Jail for Houston
- Los Texmaniacs Cruzando Borders
- Runoffs, Victories, and Tear Jerkers
- RIP: Jimmy Gonzalez
- HISD Tactics: Reminders of the Good Ol’ Days
- Lina Hidalgo Responds to Emmett’s State of the County
- Demsplaining the DACA Sell-Out
- LULAC Supports Trump’s Wall
I don’t know how active a blogger I’ll be since some folks take all the fun out of it by flinging insults at those of us who are called “far left,” while calling for “civility” with the most uncivil among us–Republicans and their apologists. But that doesn’t mean I’m done. There’s a lot to write about politics and Chicano culture and I’ll still be doing it, or else, the pendejos who get easily offended will take over. So, stay tuned. Year 14 of DosCentavos begins in a few days!