Saturday, March 10, 2012
FILEMON VELA ENTERS THE POLITICAL RING: now battle for South Texas
FILEMON VELA ENTERS THE POLITICAL RING
THE BATTLE FOR SOUTH TEXAS
FILEMON VELA ENTERS THE POLITICAL RING
THE BATTLE FOR SOUTH TEXAS
THE HOLY WAR FOR POLITICAL SOULS BEGINS WITH POWERBROKER WATTS AND OTHER PROMINENT MEN THROWING THEIR MASSIVE SUPPORT BEHIND CANDIDATE FOR U.S. CONGRESS FILEMON VELA
In a monumental turn of events, Filemon “Blue Eyes” Vela, launching his massive congressional campaign, now has the might of Mikal Watts, the support of national defense trial lawyer Darrell Barger, and the media and political machines of the likes of attorney Joe Flores, backing his candidacy. Several wealthy and prominent trial lawyers and businessmen have also thrown down the political gauntlet behind Vela and it is whispered that the Jim Wells and Kleberg powerful political machines have been supercharged for him as well, not to mention the Rio Grande Valley.
Where did Vela come from and how has he overcome the question of his partisan leanings seemingly overnight? Several Reasons: Mikal Watts and his Good Government PAC is rising like a Phoenix from the Ashes, the Democratic party on a national scale is gaining momentum, and President Obama is gaining traction in leading the country back from the economic abyss much to the anger of stalwart Republicans who have no real candidate to vanquish Obama. Locally, men and women of influence and power remember the support, money, and political genius that lends huge clout and a huge political debt owed to Filemon Vela. One long time precinct chair remarked, “No one can mobilize the Democratic party like Filemon Vela, no one. The Republicans got a brief glimpse of his power and genius when he helped his wife and they don’t’ have a clue of what he is going to do the them.”
POWERBROKER WATTS BACKING FILEMON VELA FOR CONGRESS
Those that threw tomatoes at Vela in 2006 because of his supporting his wife’s choice in parties now eat crow as these so-called Democrats have gone to the other side to support Nueces county Republican Judges such as charismatic and experienced David Stith and popular Judge Missy Medary. Also, the redistricting has cut out Nueces County as an area Vela is running in and the district is now one of San Patricio, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Rio Grande Valley and other areas. Even stalwart Democratic powerbroker Rene Rodriguez has a Democratic judge wife, Nelda Rodriguez, running for court of appeals, but has led over 3 Republican campaigns to the shock of many, and thus any fingers pointed at Vela have been made moot, watered down, and ineffective by the hypocritical actions of his detractors!
The story of Filemon Vela lies in his lifelong learning of politics and of gaining the support of the people. Vela was raised in a Democratic household and remembered the struggle of Mexican Americans. Filemon Vela in 2006 supported his wife’s choice to run as a Republican Judge, but he himself has never run for office as a Republican. Those critical of him are met with the response, “I support my lovely wife of over 20 years and will always stand by her. If a few people have a problem with me supporting my wife and her career , that is unfortunate but out of my control. We all love our spouses, children and our parents and stand by them no matter what.”
HIS PARENTS FORGED WHO THIS GIANT OF A MAN IS:
Vela’s father was a political fixture and nominated by Democratic President Jimmy Carter. He served with distinction for decades on the bench and was courageous in his fight for Mexican Americans. Filemon’s mother, Blanca Vela, was the mayor of Brownsville, Texas and remains a formidable power in the Rio Grande Valley. Vela began his legal career by studying first at prestigious and Ivy League Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. ,where he was politically active, and saw firsthand how things happen inside the Beltway. He graduated with distinction from U.T. law and began his successful career that led him to Corpus Christi, Texas where his practice thrived for years.
Vela has had landmark cases involving injured Hispanics, has stood up to major corporations, and has sued questionable contractors who endangered schools, and has given the taxpayer and school board’s throughout South Texas a voice, and saved children from injury. His track record has been made not only as a lawyer, but also as a keen political powerbroker who supported Hispanic females , primarily females who rose to power as Judges, including his wife Rose Vela, wife of Rene Rodriguez,, Nelda Rodriguez, and last but not least the present federal Judge Nelva Gonzalez Ramos in her past state races, which situated her for the federal appointment by President Obama. He has supported many more quality judges and leaders from the Democratic party which erases any doubt of his actions or deeds in many prominent Democrats’ eyes.
THE QUESTION OF PARTY LOYALTY
Vela has been quoted as saying he is a balanced candidate, but the vast majority of his professional and legal career has been as a stalwart Democrat. When his wife ran as a Republican he supported her but soon became personally disenchanted with how Republicans cut much needed programs to children, the elderly, and to the disenfranchised Hispanics in South Texas. From the county to the state level, Republicans have passed legislation and local appropriations that fly in the face of Hispanic voters and Democratic Values.
Vela reportedly stated that he could no longer stand by while this occurred and his own personal beliefs and politics, prompted him to run on the Democratic party. For years, Vela supported South Texas Democratic parties and led many Democratic candidates to victory. He was an architect of Democratic might and control and dominance over the local Republicans who as of late have run amuck led by the likes of powercrazed county commissioner Mike Pusley, who is open about anti-Mexican American sentiment and to cut much needed programs for the poor and elderly, along with his mouthpiece Lago who disrespect Mexican American Values, on white power radio.
THE REPUBLICAN PARTY IN SOUTH TEXAS HAS APPARENTLY AWOKEN THE SLEEPING GIANT
It is clear that with Mikal Watt’s support and the support of many prominent young lawyers, who have risen to media and political prominence, support Vela who has become a force to be reckoned with in the Congressional District race that will cut a path from San Patricio to Jim Wells to Kleberg Counties and all the way down to the valley. This is the race to watch. One of his opponents, a district attorney from the Valley, has been cut at the knees with investigations and being linked to corruption, and the remaining candidates have little or no money or support, so it is Filemon Vela who is rising to power- not behind the scenes- but in Washington.
Vela is having multiple fundraisers planned with Powerbrokers in San Antonio and throughout South Texas. Even Doug Allison, multi-millionairre owner of Havana Nightclub in Downtown Corpus Christi, is reportedly having a massive fundraiser for him this coming week with men of power in attendance and to be announced as his support committee. El Defenzor has obtained a highly secure list which includes: attorneys Doug Allison, Powerbroker and National Attorney Mikal Watts, the nationally acclaimed attorney Darrel Barger, Kingpin and trial lawyer, Craig Sico, recently achieving a BILLION DOLLAR VERDICT, former Judge Terry Shamsie, media and political powerhouse and trial attorney Joe Flores, and federal and white collar crime attorney Juan Reyna, among many others. The power club support list is rumored to be within the hundreds. In Jim Wells County men such as Atkinson, Fugate of Kingsville and others are rising head and shoulders above other men to support Vela overtly or covertly.
It is whispered also that a secret meeting of supporters is scheduled at a privileged location to include the support committee noted above- rumored to be occurring possibly at Mikal Watts sky box at the San Antonio Spurs venue. Power and money going hand in hand with young men rising to power as the new generation of leaders and our becoming our very own South Texas Illuminatti.
HOW DOES THIS IMPACT REPUBLICAN POLITICS IN SOUTH TEXAS?
With a mass rise of trial lawyers and businessmen in the region pumping in massive support to Vela, Filemon “Blue Eyes” Vela is situated to bring about a mass exodus of Hispanic voters who may have had in the past Republican sympathy: no more apparently. Now the machine has been turned on and the void Solomon Ortiz left is being apparently filled by a massive machine led by Vela. MORE TO COME!!!! STAY TUNED AS THIS JUGGERNAUT OF A CAMPAIGN GAINS MOMENTUM!!!!