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The Democrats’ “Great Brown Hope” For President in 2016?

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By Javier Manjarres

Well, well, well, it appears the Democrat party is beginning to lay the groundwork for their ‘great brown hope’ to possibly counter a Senator Marco Rubio 2016 presidential candidacy- this ‘hope’  rests in none other than San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro.  Democrats featured Castro prominently at the 2012 Democratic National Convention to introduce him to the broader party in hopes that he would attract more Hispanics to the party.

After President Obama carried over 70% of Latino in the 2012 Presidential election, Castro would be a logical choice on the ticket to maintain that advantage.  But it’s not been widely disclosed that Castro is only now learning Spanish, and his mentor in this venture is non other than my ex-girlfriend’s look-alike, Eva Longoria.

Longoria is reported to have sent Castro some ‘Se Habla Espanol’ tapes to help Castro learn Spanish. Yes, Julian Castro, who spoke ‘un poquito’ (a little) Spanish during his DNC convention address doesn’t speak Spanish- at least not yet. (Washington Free Beacon)

Longoria is a self identified “ninth-generation” American whose Mexican ancestors came here in 1603(Keep in mind that the Mexican War of Independence did not occur until  1810-1821), but she’s also struggled in her attempt to learn Spanish.  To her credit, she speaks much more fluently than Castro does- in all honesty, sometimes my Spanish gets butchered by the fact that I speak and write English more than Spanish- use it or lose it, as they say. 

Last year I had the opportunity to be a panelist on Univision’s ‘Meet the Press’, a political show that airs on Sunday mornings.  Prior to my pre-taped segment, host Jorge Ramos conducted an interview with Castro. Ramos is a native from Mexico who speaks fluent Spanish, but he had to conduct the interview in English because of Castro’s inability to speak Spanish.

But just who is Julian Castro?  One of Breitbart’s former writers, Charles C.Johnson authored a detailed expose on Castro and his twin brother Joaqin who are the byproducts of  racist upbringing by their mother.

Indeed, he, along with his twin, Joaquin, currently running for Congress, learned their politics on their mother’s knee and in the streets of San Antonio. Their mother, Rosie helped found a radical, anti-white, socialist Chicano party called La Raza Unida (literally “The Race United”) that sought to create a separate country—Aztlan—in the Southwest. – Breitbart

Interestingly enough, Longoria has also immersed herself in Chicano studies, and the Shark Tank wrote about Eva’s more than passing interest in subject-

Eva speaks of knowing what ‘her’ community wants and needs, yet she has failed to clearly articulate how broad her knowledge of the entire Latino community is that she claims to speak for. Yeah, she studied Chicano Studies at California State University Northridge, just like my mother did, who happens to be of Colombian descent.

For those of you unfamiliar of what Chicano studies are comprised of, Chicano studies is an academic discipline that focuses on “Mexican-American’ culture and history that originated in the 60′s and 70′s and was spurred on by the Black Liberation movement. In other words, it is another racially divisive belief system similar to Black Liberation Theology.

The term Chicano was defined as those who comprised the “poorest of the poor”, but during the Civil Rights movement, this term became a rallying cry for their political movement, as most if not all self-described ‘Chicanos’ refer to themselves as such simply because they do not want to be referred to as either American or Mexican.

Longoria is not referring to herself as a “Chicana” from what we’ve gathered, but it is interesting to learn that she decided to seek her Masters Degree in Chicano Studies as opposed to a broader Latino Studies program that would encompass all Latino peoples- Venezuelans, Colombians, Mexicans-(Source- First Shark BiteLove at for Eva)

Isn’t it interesting that Castro, the Mayor of San Antonio, a city with a heavily weighted Hispanic population and home to many non-English speaking immigrants does not speak Spanish.

So how does the Mayor communicate with his constituents when he needs to get his message across to them?  Does he hire a translator?

Taking into account his radical socialist upbringing, the Castro brothers have more than a few things in common with another pair of Castro brothers that live 90 miles south of Key West.  As Marco Rubio is the son of Cuban exiles, a Rubio /Castro Presidential matchup will no doubt focus on the radicalism the Castro’s were raised on- an tyrannical ideology that countless numbers of Cubans fled to escape.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Lightweight

    Castro’s tyrannical ideology verses Rubio’s non-Natural Born Status,Immigration deception,Investigations dropped while others face conviction ? The 2 Parties contimue to engage in Wrestling Soap Opra Politics.Rubio looses because the GOP cannot win anymore elections.

    • radioman1976

      No wonder you chose your handle. Heavy on the diatribe, “lightweight” on the facts. Non-natural born status? Rubio was born in Miami, Florida. GOP can’t win elections anymore? Who won the House in 2012? Methinks that your a sordid crossbreed of a lemming Koolaid drinking leftist as well as a tin-hatted cynical nutjob that has a lot in common with the old man on the corner complaining about everything yet impotent and can do nothing. Do you self a favor: hang up your pen before you injure yourself.

      • Javier Manjarres


  • Lightweight

    The Reason Senator Rubio Got Dry Mouth

    Marco Rubio got dry mouth because he knew he was saying things he did not have any intention of sincerity for. He mentioned we need a Balanced Budget Amendment.The US Constitution already charges Congress with this responsibility.

    The Constitution is an amazingly consistent document.The problem is,it is repetitive for the purpose of enforcing what was already penned and not enforced.Most issues in the Constitution can be confirmed as redundant.To stake down another Amendment to balance the budget is not effective in a few years when Congress continues its legacy of dereliction.Congress was also charged with legislating the laws that enforce articles and amendments.They have not. How affective are all them Marriage Amendments working ?

    When American citizens do not fulfill their duties on the job,they get a verbal warning,maybe a written counseling statement then relieved from their job.And in some jobs civil or criminal charges depending on contracts or industry regulations.How many Promises have the politicians made and never fulfilled ? Go ahead and list them, I have the records ? There is no consequences when the politicians fail to do their job or break the laws.

    The Gettysburg Address was not a speech.The Gettysburg Address was a Rebuke for men not doing what was (Constitution) inherited,and the dedication to the men who were committed to it in full devotion.

    The GOP is using talking points for citizens to consider and debate.He will never tell people read the Document,that would cause questions. Rubio was only getting the low information voters to believe they are high information as they spew the buzz words in debate.The problem is,even those who consider themselves high information are buying it.All it is,is GOP indoctrination. They cannot quote the Constitution too much,because the people might learn there is no 2 party political rule in the Document.They may learn there is no Electoral College,only Electors-no groups in the U.S.Constitution.They may learn the way it is and not the way it is supposed to be.Some Patriots may realize the GOP Oaths they have made contradict the Oath they have taken to the US Constitution.

    • radioman1976

      I sincerely believe you are nothing but a left wing plant sent to these pages to try to obfuscate and confuse the reader. No, you are. The very statements you spout are the lies, lies you allege caused Marco Rubio’s “water moment.” The folks I know are engaged citizens who rightly charge that our government’s spending is out of control and that this President is racing headlong into the largest Federal tax and spend programs ever seen to day. One doesn’t need to articulate the Constitution ad verbatim to know this is not the what the Founding Fathers intended. And, your comment about the “electoral college” is equally brain dead. Whatever vernacular that reflects the constitution doesn’t change the fact that its outcome is Constitutional. But let not the truth stop you from spreading your filth ridden propaganda. You are really a despicable hateful cretin that can’t seem to stop lying.

      • Carlos

        I think “Lightweight” sez it all…..



  • Jose Lugo

    Whoever wrote this article, thinks everybody is stupid but him. Please, try to use your brain, find a better and current facts and arguments.