The Democrats have a new motto: If you can’t beat ’em, smear ’em. That’s what a trio of Texas Democrat Reps. are doing to gin up racial animosity and crank up Democrat votes.
There were gasps in the audience as U.S. Rep. Rubén Hinojosa told educators Monday how he and U.S. Rep. Silvestre Reyes had been told to “go back to Mexico” by a group of Tea Party supporters.
Hinojosa said the incident happened in the Sam Rayburn U.S. House building in Washington, D.C. The two border congressmen were racing for a vote on the House floor. It was the day the House voted on the major health and higher education legislation and there was a big Tea Party rally outside the Capitol in opposition to the bill.
“They first asked Silvestre Reyes, ‘Are you a Congressman?’ ‘Yes, I’m from Texas,’ he answered. ‘Are you both congressmen?’ ‘Yes, I am a congressman too,’ I replied. ‘Why don’t you go back to Mexico?’” Hinojosa told educators during a question and answer session at an event at the University of Texas-Pan American.
The gasps in the audience when Hinojosa recalled the incident were clearly audible. Hinojosa, D-Mercedes, said he and Reyes, D-El Paso, had been confronted by five Tea Party supporters. “There were five men, all White,” Hinojosa said.
Evidence proffered that this exchange ever took place: None. Call me skeptical, but given how the President is goading Hispanics to “punish their enemies,” this just looks way too convenient. But it sure makes for a good no-budget ad for a lame Democrat candidate who has absolutely no chance of winning.