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Watch: TX Democratic County Chair Dan Ramos Calls Gay Groups 'Termites', Compares Them to Nazi Party


I missed this piece last weekend in the Dallas Voice about Texas' Bexar County Democratic Chair Dan Ramos's remarks about the national gay group Stonewall Democrats:

In an interview with the Current today, Ramos blamed homosexuals in the party for both undermining his authority and for the poor election results in Bexar County in 2010. “They are all connected to the gay Democratic Party, the so-called Stonewall Democrats. Just like termites they managed to get some of their people in key positions,” he said.

The party faithful has been largely divided over Ramos since he was elected to office in May, 2010, but his chief detractors are all homosexuals, Ramos said.

Ramos said he opposes homosexuality on religious grounds and doesn’t believe gay-friendly Democrats like Stonewall reflect the values of Bexar County voters. “I liken them to the Tea Party — the Tea Party and the f**king Nazi Party — because they’re 90 percent white, blue-eyed, and Anglo, and I don’t give a f**k who knows that. Just like the blacks … they’re American, but you can’t get your way just because you’re black.”

Ramos held a press conference today, Think Progress reports, at which he repeated the "termites" remarks and refused to apologize for the comments.

Said Ramos: "I believe I’m dealing with the truth, sometimes the truth hurts. So be it."

The chair of the Texas Democratic Party Boyd Richie has called for Ramos' resignation and the Stonewall Democrats have condemned Ramos' remarks.

Ramos sought money from Stonewall Democrats during his campaign for County Chair.

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  1. WOW....His comments thew off the chair just now. He's Mexican-American and after all they have been through with the Tea Party. He had the nerve to say something like this????

    Posted by: Chris DaChocolatebearcub | Mar 18, 2011 10:08:28 AM

  2. My gripe:

    I love the Latino immigrants in this country. I am for a borderless frontier with Mexico, Guatamala, Honduras and El Salvador --let's face it, our economies are completely intertwined --as are our politics and societies. But time and again
    I am rankled by so many Hispanics who simply do not seem to understand democracy and the notion that "no man is above the law". I was a big supported of Bill Richardson (a Latino in New Mexico) for President, UNTIL he publicly stated that he could never seek to impeach or oust the war criminal Alberto Gonzalez from his post BECAUSE HE IS LATINO! Oh brother!! If a white or black guy does it, screw him to the wall. But if a Latino does it, he gets off scott free. THAT proves to me that Richardson SHOULD NEVER be president. And from what I can tell, this is not an unusual position in the Latino community. All of which is to say that perhaps Latinos aren't quite ready for leadership positions in the U.S., sorry to say.

    Posted by: | Mar 18, 2011 10:15:32 AM

  3. Ramos and his views are not new to the Democratic on a local level throughout this country. He's new to many Democrats who are under the age of forty, I guess.

    We've had Conservative Democrats since before the Civil War. For a long while the Democratic Party was the party of racial segregation--and for a short while the Republican Party was the party of integration and minority voting rights.

    Even in the North there was racial strife within the Democratic Party in Newark, Boston, Philly and yes, the Great Big Apple. Liberals dominate the party in big cities now, and on a national level. But Liberals don't always dominate on the state level. In those states that still have Democrats in the governor's mansion--many are Moderates (some used to be Liberals--until they sought state-wide office).

    Look at the new senator from West Virginia. He aint no Liberal, honey.

    No, Mr Ramos is not new.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 18, 2011 10:24:12 AM

  4. I guess in order to get your way you have to be White AND Heterosexual. And lets not forget having religious beliefs that allow you cover for your narrow mindedness and bigotry. How convenient.

    Posted by: mytwocents | Mar 18, 2011 10:55:50 AM

  5. Ramos is not conservative. He's not liberal. He's a La Raza Latino, a self-absorbed racist in the truest sense of the word. The only reason he's a member of the Democratic party is he likes the social services hand outs, political correctness [1 way street; as long as it means his tribe can say and get away with stuff] the ideology that helps put and keep an 'Oppressed' so-called minority like himself in power, where he can make $ for himself and his family and friends.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Mar 18, 2011 11:52:30 AM

  6. "Ramos is not conservative."

    The social issues are the factors that political pundits, historians and pollsters use in defining a Conservative Democrat. Democrats who have real problems with affirmative action, abortion rights, civil rights for Gays, etc.

    By the above definition Mr Ramos is a Conservative Democrat.

    Nowadays, there are too many Black and Latino Democrats that are conservative on social issues. The difference between them and the "old style" Conservative White Democrat is how they vote. The minority Democrats who have socially conservative views usually STILL vote for a liberal city council person, liberal mayor, liberal governor (who turns moderate to win), liberal congress person, liberal senator, liberal for president. The Conservative White Democrat will often buck the party and vote Republican.

    Who did Mr Ramos vote for in the 2008 Election? Probably John McCain. I can't believe he was one of those 68% of Latinos who stayed with the Democrats... but who knows?

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Mar 18, 2011 12:25:05 PM

  7. When are we going to let the "Lone Star State" become "The Lone Star Country"?

    The USA does not need Texas or Texans.

    Posted by: Jerry6 | Mar 18, 2011 5:51:08 PM

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