Friday, November 09, 2018
Tired Of The Racist Commentary Being Aimed At Judge-elect Hidalgo
Much of the racist vitriol about the shellacking the Harris County Republicans took Tuesday night is being aimed at our new county judge-elect, who at 27 is the youngest person ever elected to the position since 1937. She's also the first Latina to also hold the top executive position in Harris County.
And frankly. I'm tired of it.
The MAGAt's have picked up on that attack line, in addition to calling her 'unqualified' and 'inexperienced' along with other epithets I won't repeat in this post. As for the other ridiculous charge of 'she's never attended a Harris County commissioners court meeting' or 'hasn't spent much time in the county', hello, she was spending that time outside the county getting a Stanford degree.
I am a native Houstonian and I've never attended a commissioners court meeting either. So what's your point with that BS line? I know one commissioner court meeting I am going to attend soon is the one in which she and Adrian Garcia are officially sworn in.
I find it interesting y'all don't worry about qualifications and experience when it's a Republican white male running for a position. You also didn't complain about straight ticket voting when it benefitted your party in 2010 and 2014.
And speaking of complaints, I'll bet if Hidalgo were a white female with the same or lesser qualifications, we wouldn't be hearing a peep out of the GOP peanut gallery, especially if she was on their political team. But because she's a Latinx woman, and her upset win flipped control of commissioner's court to make it look more like our diverse county, y'all wanna hate.
I'm also tired of hearing people on the left grousing about Emmett being bounced. Really don't care, because as far as I'm concerned, the only good Republican politician these days is an out of office one.
Harris County is blue, I and the majority of Democratic voters wanted Democrats in these positions and we seized the opportunity to make Harris County blue again.
And yes, I think she'll do an excellent job in the position.
So be mad and stay mad about that Harris County GOP snowflakes. But what we will not do is tolerate racist commentary being aimed at our new County Judge-elect.|