Ze gan a s cl t 310 East 6th St. Austin, Texas 20 June 26, 1981 EAT DOWNTOWN! BREAKFAST AND LUNCH OPEN 7:30 AM ’til 4 PM Across from the Alamo National Bank 135 East Commerce, San Antonio 225-0231 $4, t I Support Bill Hobby I have been mulling over your remarks \(“What’s the Difference?” TO for about a month, and I think probably it might be helpful to the Democratic Party in Texas to tell you what’s the difference. The difference is that except for a few legislative, state senatorial, or congressional districts in Texas, it is not possible to elect a Democrat like Kennedy, Gonzalez, McGovern, Chavez, Abzug, Hayden, Doggett, or Washington. Since I am better acquainted with the political situation here in my own county, I will use Medina County as an example to show you what can happen to the Democratic Party when your policies are followed. Medina County is about 50% “Anglo” and 50% Mexican-American. Under normal circumstances, the vote for governor in Medina County would be about “The Miracle of the KILLER BEES” by Robert Heard. Honey Hill Publishing Co., 1022 Bonham Terrace, Austin, Texas 78704, $7.95 plus $1.03 tax and shipping. Parisian Charm. Omelette & Champagne Breakfast. Beautiful Crepes. Afternoon Cocktails. Gallant Waiters. Delicious Quiche. Evening Romance. Continental Steaks. Mysterious Women. Famous Pastries. Cognac & Midnight Rendezvous. In short, it’s about everything a great European style restaurant is all about. 80% Democratic, although the Republicans have carried the county in the presidential elections on several occasions due to the Democratic choice of candidates for President. At the moment, the Democratic Party organization in Medina County is practically dead. In 1980, about a dozen members of the old Raza Unida political party got together and organized one precinct in a predominantly Mexican-American precinct in North Hondo. They sent delegates to the county Democratic convention. None of the other predominantly Mexican-American precincts held precinct conventions. Under the terms of the McGovern rules, we were required to send a delegation to the state Democratic convention consisting of about 50% Mexican-Americans and about 50% women. We were able to designate only two delegates out of eight that the convention wanted to elect. We can carry Medina County, and I think the State of Texas, with a candidate like Bill Hobby. If the Democratic Party nominates a candidate like Lloyd Doggett, Craig Washington, or some of the other gentlemen you mentioned, the Republicans will eat our box lunch. It is hard for me to understand why people who think as you do consistently seem to come to the conclusion that in the State of Texas that we have a choice between liberal Democrats and Republicans. We don’t. We have a choice between conservative or moderate Demo crats and Republicans. As soon as the Democratic Party nominates a known liberal for state-wide office, the result will be the election of another Republican. If I were running the Republican campaign for governor at the time of the next election, I would want the Democrats to nominate a liberal for governor; then I would want Mr. Kennedy, Mr. Gonzalez, Mr. McGovern, Mr. Chavez, Mrs. Abzug, and Mr. Hayden to come into the state to campaign for him. Unless we want the Republicans to continue to make gains in Texas and to continue to elect governors, it behooves all Democrats to quit raising hell about people like Bill Hobby and to support him, since there lies future victory. I would most respectfully submit that it is better to be a live Democrat than a dead progressive. Hugh H. Meyer, Atty., 1614 Avenue M, P.O. Box 397, Hondo, Tx. 78861. Somebody Remind Him In spite of Billy and his beer, Iran, peanuts, inflation, unemployment, killing rabbits, and so forth, the second congressional district of Texas voted Democratic in the last presidential election. I wish someone would remind my conreminded him several times, but apparently mine is a voice in the wilderness which I understand he also opposes. Where are you, John Henry Faulk? H. D. Pate, Atty., 2 Bland Extension, PO Box 261, Bridge City, Tx. 77611. \(Faulk, of Madisonville, considered running against Wilson in 1980. From Carrin Patman We must have had a “communications gap”! [TO 6/12/81, on redistricting.] I could never “the Senate is out to get Bill” [Patman] on congressional redistricting. The Senate has, in fact, been wonderfully friendly, fair and supportive throughout the redistricting process. Most importantly, the Senate respected the needs and wishes of the people of the 14th congressional district as these were overwhelmingly expressed in the testimony at the public hearings when they passed the plan they originally sent the legendary RAW DEAL Steaks, Chops, Chicken open lunch and evenings 605 Sabine, Austin No Reservations
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