Arizona Republican Insider Downplays Role Of Independent Voters After Using “Latino” Tokens

Caution To Republican Lawmakers Using Constantin Querard / Discessio, LLC Downplaying Importance of Arizona Independent Voters

By DeeDee Garcia Blase, Co-founder SOMOS INDEPENDENTS

Constantin Querard is an extreme far right wing Republican who made a grave mistake in downplaying Arizona independent voters recently.  Arizona independent voters are the largest voting bloc in Arizona who have been organizing for a few years in light of the extremism we have had to deal with in this state and much of that has to do with Querard.  Unfortunately, Querard is a perfect example of why long life Republicans like me left the Republican Party to become independent voters.

That said, I urge Republican politicians to reconsider using Constantin as a political consultant for reasons shown below:

As you can see, Mr. Querard is well aware of my leaving the Republican Party (even though I am still pro life), and I can only presume he considers my “making trouble” for telling Republican moderate voters (who do not vote straight ticket) to reconsider Michele Reagan in light of Reagan’s endorsement of extremist Kris Kobach who has been deemed as one of the worst Republicans in history. In fact, according to FOX LATINO NEWS, extremism from Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has dug a deep hole for the Republican National Committee.

Mr. Querard is in charge of Discessio, LLC, and on his website he claims he is pro family and pro life and for less taxes.

  • Where was Mr. Querard at on pro family issues when he knows damn well self deportation laws implemented by the Republican Party forces and tears immigrant families apart that affects the fast growing Mexican American population? Indeed, his own client Russell Pearce believes Operation Wetback was a great operation.
  • Where was Mr. Querard at on pro life views when he knows the ousted Republican Russell Pearce supported attacks the birthright citizenship — a law that could have fueled immigrant women to abort their children?
  • And it looks like Querard’s views on the tax issue front is hypocritical consideringtaxpayers are held hostage by private prisons.   Querard’s client base consists of the ousted Russell Pearce who was all for using our taxes to support prisons who hold immigrants who are detained for working in fast food restaurants, hotels, car washes, construction companies and more.  It is no secret the United States is housing immigrants for working here and who do not represent a real criminal element. I am for putting away real criminals but I believe it is a waste of taxpayer dollars to house immigrants caught for working in agricultural fields, hotels and fast food restaurants.

The problem I have with Mr. Querard is how he uses Latino tokens to fulfill an agenda against my people.  For instance, Querard represented Republican Rep. Steve Montenegro — a man born from El Salvador and who’s family sought refugee in our Nation.  I believe Querard uses the politician from El Salvador as a “Hispanic / Latino” token to fulfill his agenda that has been disastrous to Mexican American families as their nanas and tatasget deported.  Yet, let the record reflect how Mexican Americans and Chicanos have stepped up for the children fom El Salvador, Honduras and other Central American regions.

We are well aware of the political far right wing operatives like Querard who try to benefit from the “Latino and Hispanic” label even though the majority of that population are Americans of Mexican descent.  If Querard thinks that the tail will continue to wag the dog and ride on the gravy train that consists of mostly Mexican American Chicanos — he is sadly mistaken. Chicano / Latin Politics 101 says influence comes from numbers. He may have found a token via Steve Montenegro in the short term, but in the long term Querard’s strategy will be found out by all and it will eventually run out here in the southwestern part of the United States.

Last but not least, if you are a Republican with political aspirations to run for office, I implore you to stay away from Constantine Querard and his political consulting because he is on our radar in light of being political-sleaze maestro,” a “vision of Republican darkness, and his sleazy dark politics.


What’s a Progressive Patriot? Not Just My New Radio Show on Sunday Nights at 10

Originally posted on Messages to Millennials:

For one, it’s the name of my new live online radio show, broadcasting from 10 pm to 11 pm Central Time on Sunday nights.


But the best way to describe one is the way I did on the first episode of the Progressive Patriot this past Sunday night:

“It’s Sunday night at 10 pm and you’ve joined your favorite progressive patriot for an evening of Social Justice promoting, Constitution loving, Bill of Rights upholding, Discussion, Interviews, and more on radio blog talk.

Hello, everyone! And welcome to tonight’s episode of the Progressive Patriot. I’m your host, Sarah Reynolds, and straight out of the gate, I want you to know that my goal – over the next hour – is to provide you with information and inspiration that will motivate you to take action.

Today, May 4, 2014 is the inaugural episode of my new radio show. For those of you…

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Everything Millennials Need To Know About Politics And Economics in 25 Quotes

Originally posted on Give Me Liberty:

This is from Town Hall.

The Millennials and lots of people need to know these facts, but sadly most will not accept this advice.

1) No one will really understand politics until they understand that politicians are not trying to solve our problems. They are trying to solve their own problems — of which getting elected and re-elected are number one and number two. Whatever is number three is far behind. — Thomas Sowell

2) We tolerate, even promote, many things we once regarded as evil, wrong, or immoral. And then we seek “explanations” for an act that seems beyond comprehension. Remove societal restraints on some evils and one can expect the demons to be freed to conduct other evil acts. —Cal Thomas

3) What would you think of a person who earned $24,000 a year but spent $35,000? Suppose on top of that, he was already $170,000 in debt. You’d tell…

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Driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants: Is Oregon next?

Originally posted on Voxxi:

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Oregon could soon join the 10 states that already issue driver’s licenses, or cards, to undocumented immigrants. (Shutterstock photo)

Voters in Oregon will deciding on November 4 whether the state will allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver card.

Current state law requires individuals to show proof of legal presence in the United States in order to apply for an Oregon driver license. If approved, Measure 88 would allow all Oregon residents, regardless of their immigration status, the ability to apply for a renewable four-year driver cards.

The measure would require drivers to pass the state’s driving test before they can be issued a driver card. The card would look similar to the state driver’s license but can’t be used as identification for air travel, to enter a federal building, to register to vote or to obtain government benefits.

SEE ALSO: Obama administration challenges Arizona’s driver’s license ban


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New Republic: Opinion: John B. Judis: Democrats Hope Battleground Texas Can Turn the State Blue: How Democrats Could Win in Texas

Originally posted on The New Democrat on WordPress:

Wendy Davis
This post was originally posted The New Democrat on Blogger

New Republic: Opinion: John B. Judis: Democrats Hope Battleground Texas Can Turn Texas Blue

Do I think Wendy Davis will be elected Governor of Texas next Tuesday or anytime soon? Of course not because I haven’t seen any polls that show that race between her and Greg Abbot is even within five points, perhaps not even ten points. Even though she did do well in the two debates against Greg Abbot and you could argue she won both debates. And she did pick up some big city paper endorsements in Texas as well. But when you are a big underdog going in, you simply can’t afford to make the big campaign mistakes that she has, including some bad commercials.

2014 won’t be the year for Texas Democrats, but 2018, 2020 we may see that state move in a different direction…

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Abbott’s strange doublespeak

Originally posted on Texpatriate:

Yesterday, Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor, released a new 30-second commercial on border security. Ordinarily, this would not be much for news, but a tidbit within the ad caught my attention. Overall, the ad is a garden variety conservative attack on President Barack Obama for apparently not doing enough to manage immigration into this country, while bemoaning the supposed influx of Mexican cartels into this country. I don’t want to really get into the weeds of all that, because it is a very different issues that drew ire from me.

Around the 12-second mark, the ad claims that Abbott would double the budget of the Department of Public Safety. This doesn’t sound that unreasonable, especially considering most of the DPS’ functions involve things like highway patrol and motor vehicle bureaus. The only problem is that the DPS is largely funded out of the State Highway Fund…

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Top statewide races to watch that include Latino candidates

Originally posted on Voxxi:

Currently, there are only eight Latinos who hold statewide office. But that number is set to increase significantly, as a total of 19 Latinos are running for statewide offices this year.

This includes Latinos running for governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state and state superintendent of public instruction. Here’s a look at some of the statewide races to watch:

Susana Martinez

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New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is seeking a second term in office. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Republican New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez faces good prospects of winning re-election to serve a second term.

Martinez made history in 2010 when she became the nation’s first Latina governor and the first woman elected governor of New Mexico, which has a 47 percent Latino population. She’s considered a rising star in the Republican Party.

The latest Albuquerque Journal poll shows Martinez has a 15-point lead over Democratic challenger Gary King…

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4 tight governor races where the Latino vote will matter most

Originally posted on Voxxi:

A total of 36 states have gubernatorial seats that are up for grabs on Nov. 4, and polls show 10 of those races remain too close to call. But in many of these states with close governor races, Latinos make up a small share of eligible voters.

Here’s a look at four of the country’s competitive governor races where Latino voters make up a sizable share of eligible voters:


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Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist (left) and Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott (right) faced off in a Spanish-language debate on NBCUniversal/Telemundo 51 on October 10, 2014 in Miramar, Florida. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The candidates: Republican Gov. Rick Scott is seeking to get re-elected for a second term. He faces former Gov. Charlie Crist, who has gone from being a Republican to an independent and now a Democrat. 

The issues: Scott touts how he has helped improve Florida’s economy ever since…

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Demand A Seat At The Table, Millennials

Originally posted on BravoVoice:


Those born between 1980 and 2000, known as Generation Y or “Millennials,” have the opportunity to alter the course in which this country is headed. Roughly 1 in 4 Millennials have actively participated in past elections. This statistic brings to mind questions we must address, “Why aren’t more young people voting? and “What can we do to engage them?”

I, myself, am a Millennial, and wasn’t registered to vote until just recently. My coworkers at Bravo explained why it’s so important to educate myself on the issues and to use that information to cast an informed vote. I now look forward to participating in the upcoming election.

With the impending gubernatorial election just days away, now is the perfect time to highlight the importance of voting. Voting is especially important in the case of millennials– the largest generation in American history with a population of over 80 million –most of…

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Mitch Don’t Kill My Vibe

Originally posted on Busy Being "That Girl":

I’m not certain if my political affiliation has ever been officially posted on this blog or not but I’ll just go ahead and let you know I’m about as liberal as they come. Don’t get me wrong I’m not crazy or anything but I love some equality. In all of its forms. So to express some democratic support I thought I would throw my girl Alison Grimes some blog love.

Today I went to my first Students for Alison meeting and received this wicked cool shirt. Kendrick Lamar himself said it was the best shirt ever made and I agree. So without further ado, vote for AG and get Mitch the heck out of office.


Best. Shirt. Ever.

Peace, love, and donkeys.

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Dave Reichert: Why won’t you debate

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

After opposing equal pay for women, marriage equality, and a fair minimum wage, and after wasting 24 billion taxpayer dollars shutting down the government, is it any wonder he is shying away from the public eye?

He should be afraid to debate that record. That’s why I’m challenging Dave Reichert for Congress.

I believe it is the responsibility of any person seeking elected office to stand up and debate the issues. If you can’t explain your positions then you haven’t earned your seat.

Instead, Reichert chooses to ignore constituents and marches in lockstep with Tea Party extremists. The people of the 8th Congressional District deserve answers. Click here to add your voice and demand Dave Reichert debate. 

I’ll debate Dave anywhere, anytime. I’m not afraid to talk about the values I believe in: equality, economic fairness, and an end to gridlock.

Our district is one of only 17 districts in…

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Vote for Shenna Bellows … #Midterm2014Matters

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

Republican Senator Susan Collins has a dirty secret.

Collins voted to shut down the government over Obamacare. Twice. She voted against raising the minimum wage and the Paycheck Fairness Act but supports building the Keystone XL Pipeline and spying on Americans without a warrant.

Sen. Collins likes to pretend that she’s an old-school moderate, but one look at her actual voting record tells a different story. When the stakes are high, the dirty secret is, Susan Collins votes with the Tea Party every single time.

Here’s the thing: This November, we can defeat Senator Collins — and help save the Senate from GOP control.

Enter Shenna Bellows, the former director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Maine, who is running to unseat Collins this November. Shenna has deep Maine roots and a long history of fighting for justice, and she’s been proud to fight alongside progressives like Elizabeth Warren…

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meet fred Duval … for Gov. Democratic Party, AZ

Originally posted on Point4CounterPoint:

  • AZ Illustrated Politics: Fred DuVal Says Legislature Flunked the Session

    Posted By Jim Nintzel on Sun, May 4, 2014 at 9:05 PM

    On Friday’s AZ Illustrated Politics: Democratic gubernatorial candidate Fred DuVal said lawmakers earned between a D (for “disappointing”) and F (for “failure”) for recently completed legislative session. DuVal called for more dollars for education and child-welfare programs; said he was opposed to expanding programs that provide public dollars for private schools; criticized lawmakers for passing anti-gay and anti-abortion legislation; and promised to reverse Gov. Jan Brewer’s push to deny driver’s licenses and in-state tuition for DREAM Act kids.

    Republican National Committeeman Bruce Ash and Pima County Democratic Party chairman Don Jorgensen tackled immigration issues, the latest skirmish over equal pay in the race between Congressman Ron Barber and Republican challenger Martha McSally, and the legislative session.

  • http://www.tucsonweekly.com/TheRange/archives/2014/                <— video for article above       …fred-duval
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    “If you…

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