If you think that Tequila Party and Somos Republicans founder Dee Dee Garcia Blase has sailed into the sunset, think again. With the historic Arizona recall of SB1070 architect Russell Pearce last week, Garcia Blase, who is now the former head of Somos Republicans, was quick to offer a statement about the Pearce victory from the Somos Republicans page. Here is the text of the statement:
Statement from Immediate Past President and Foundress — DeeDee Garcia Blase
The Declaration of Independence states that “all men are created equal.” I believe the Creator has heard the cries of the immigrants, the weak, the poor and the defenseless. I feel it very strongly. I’m just a mere instrument led by my heart, and there have been several instruments in ARIZONA where all have contributed to the ousting of an evil dictator (Russell Pearce). Now that we have the Arizona blueprint model — we will apply the success to the rest of the nation. The arc of justice bends in favor of DREAM Act kids, the defenseless, the weak and the poor. Imagine how those Arizona instruments have led to the “National Instruments” and the network of national leaders learning and following suit. The seeds are planted, we are starting to see the growth, and I see it all coming together in this vision. I hope we see the harvest soon, because that harvest will save this nation’s economy and the elderly. The combined love of all from diverse backgrounds is what we need that will eek us on by. The United States is powerful through UNITY and not divisiveness. May we learn to never put partisan politics before what is in the best interest of our nation.
Into the hands of America God has placed the destinies of an afflicted mankind. — Ronald Reagan
The statement has raised some concerns from the hundreds of grassroots Arizona and national activists who had been focusing on removing Pearce for years. So, Garcia Blase —whose Tequila Party named was deemed "silly" by both this web page and its thousands of readers— is back. And people are talking.
This Sunday on The Lou Show, a webcast political show based in Arizona, the topic of Garcia Blase was front and center.
Roundtable discussion about Dee Dee Blase . . .
with Christina (Activist in NYC), Oso Negro (Los Brown Berets, Texas),
and Professor Stephen A. Nuno (Hispanic Politics)