Democratic Party Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz has nominated Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to Chair the 2012 Democrat Party nominating convention where Barack Hussein Obama is expected to be nominated for a second term.
Radical Chicano activist, labor agitator, lifetime politician, tax raising, gun grabbing, sleazy Antonio Villaraigosa. The perfect Obama Democrat and the perfect contradiction to the traditional values that Americans of Hispanic descent hold dear.
An L.A. native, Tony Villar (as he was known in high school) spent his college years at the University of California Los Angeles as a leader in M.E.Ch.A.,(Movimiento Estudiantil Chican@ de Aztlan) a radical organization dedicated to reclaiming from the United States lands Mexico lost in the War of 1848.
The “Movement” is anti-American and anti-white. M.E.Ch.A. demonstrations feature signs saying “Europeans Go Home!” and “I didn’t cross the Border, the Border crossed me”. The “Movement” demands an open border with Mexico and amnesty for illegal immigrant.
After UCLA, Villar attended the “People’s College of Law” in L.A., an unaccredited law school notorious for turning out radical labor lawyers. Villar graduated but failed the bar exam four times, gave up, and settled for a job as “field representative” for the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) union.
He served as President of the Los Angeles chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. He was elected to the State Assembly in 1994, and to the L.A. City Council in 2003. He has never had a job outside of politics and labor unions.
In 2005, he was sworn in as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles by Judge Stephen Reinhardt of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of the most liberal, and most often overturned on appeal, federal judges in the U.S.
In attendance was Mayor Michael Bloomberg of New York, who recruited the new L.A.Mayor to Bloomberg’s “Mayors Against Illegal Guns Coalition”.
The Nation attributed the Mayor’s election to adding significant African-American voters to his coalition of “Latino, labor, and white lefties”.
Pictured as a good family man in campaign appearances, Villar has fathered four children by three woman, one of whom he was actually married to.
Villar combined his name with his wife’s name (Corina Raigosa) and has been known since the late 1980s as “Antonio Villaraigosa.”
In 1994 while his wife battled thyroid cancer, Villaraigosa had an affair with a friend’s wife, and Corina filed for divorce. The couple reconciled, only to divorce in 2007 when Antonio had a very public affair with Telemundo TV reporter Mirthala Salinas.
Politically, Villaraigosa practices the Chicago style politics Obama has brought to the national political scene.
John Perez, Antonio’s cousin, wanted to run for the 46th State Assembly seat in 2008. After two other candidates (Ricardo Lara and Arturo Chavez) met with the Mayor at Getty House, the Mayor’s Mansion, the two dropped out of the race, paving the way for Perez to win the seat.
Lara was then appointed by the Mayor to the City Planning Commission.
The Mayor lives large on the taxpayer while ordinary Angelenos struggle with high unemployment. His “do as I say, not as I do” attitude is a mirror of the Obama regime.
In 2010, Antonio called for cuts in City staff and budgets, while La Opinion noted that his personal staff of 205 was nearly twice the size of the Mayor before him. His personal office budget was $1.8 million more in his first year in office than the last year of his predecessor.
Villaraigosa challenged L.A. residents in 2007 to cut water use because of a drought. The LA Times reported that water use at the Mayor’s home was nearly twice the average of similar homes. The Mayor blamed his high water use on “gophers that chewed holes through a rubberized drip-irrigation system”.
In 2008, the Mayor was only in L.A. 11% of the time during the period May 21 to August 1, according to an article in LA Weekly. Even that 11% was taken up largely with meetings with special interest groups who have helped him in elections.
The Mayor may not spend a lot of time on the job, but he spends a lot of effort raising taxes and fees.
The Mayor tripled the City’s trash collection fee promising that “every new dollar residents pay for trash pickup will be used to put more (police) officers on the streets”. According to a later city audit, only about a third of the new revenue went to hire police; only 366 cops were hired instead of the promised 1000.
Antonio has championed ballot measures to raise telephone taxes and property taxes, always promising more police officers if the measures pass, then diverting the new revenues to general fund projects. In 2010, he fought for a 37% increase in the Department of Water and Power rates.
The AP reports that Wasserman Schultz told Democratic National Committee members that Villaraigosa chairing the DNC convention this year will place the Latino Mayor “front and center” as Democrats woo Latino support.
Republicans, with solid leaders like Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), and Rep Raul Labrador (R-Idaho), have to be ecstatic that Villaraigosa has been anointed the symbol of Democrat appeal to Latino voters.