Mike Gomez

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Michael Gomez writes a politics blog on VictoriaAdvocate.com.

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I don’t know what role James “Ragin ‘Cajun” Carville will be playing in the 2020 presidential race.

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As I saw the images of Officer Derek Chauvin’s knee in the the neck of a handcuffed George Floyd pleading for his life and saying “I can’t breathe” brought back memories of Eric Garner some six years ago.

Peaceful protests during the daylight hours are American as apple pie but once the sun goes down, they often take on a life of their own.

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It’s ridiculous to blame political affiliation because the virus doesn’t discriminate....California was one of the first states to shut down and the last states to re-open but they are taking proactive steps.

Abbott issued the reopening order way too soon and we are seeing the resul…

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That’s true Dan, that’s gonna be A lot of mud slinging going on because this administration can’t run on the economy.

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My sentiments exactly Glen.....Born and raised in this city 75 years ago, the monument never bothered me until the historians from UVH informed me of the words used during the dedication. Not something I want on the public square.

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Lol ..BLM/Violent ANTIFA....Sounds scary but more of an answer to a conspiracy theory.

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You might want to read about Southern strategy https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/07/26/what-we-get-wrong-about-southern-strategy/

Four years later, understanding the risks of such an overt campaign against civil rights, Nixon’s team instead coded their racial appeals. The …

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Focus....That was not a literal statement. The south is the base for today’s conservative Republicans who back then were Democrats.Not talking about 26 individuals, talking about an entire party.

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Sure how about the History Channel.... https://www.history.com/.amp/news/how-the-party-of-lincoln-won-over-the-once-democratic-south

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Excellent. Worthwhile reading

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Exactly but you forgot one thing. They were white southern Conservative Democrats. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, they left the party and became today’s Republicans.I bet my last dollar that it’s today’s Republicans who are trying to keep the statues of the racist generals of the Civ…

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Well written editorial, I agree 100%

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