Margo works to introduce his roots to local voters

There are 76 comments on the El Paso Times story from Oct 16, 2010, titled Margo works to introduce his roots to local voters. In it, El Paso Times reports that:

Dee Margo speaks with a campaign supporter, Kelly Dickson, after he dropped in at the Westside Republican Women club meeting at the Westside Regional Command Center.

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juan

United States

#1 Oct 16, 2010
im tired of all these anglos moaning about el paso being biased or discriminating against anglos when half of city council and the mayor are white-just more "reverse discrimination" whiners!! and the rest are part of the "paso del norte group"!!
Andrew-NOT in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

#2 Oct 17, 2010
Dee Margo ignored his Hispanic heritage in all of his previous political campaigns. One has to wonder why.

El Paso certainly does not need to send another fatcat Republican to Austin. Margo will represent the far rightwing and will ignore the needs of residents of District #78.

Smart voters will push #6 on the ballot and elect Democrats across the board.
oxie

United States

#3 Oct 17, 2010
"Hispanic" is not a blood type. It is a broad cultural label. Many people El Paso have this odd idea it has something to do with having a certain eye color or skin tone. There are many Hispanics in Havana, or Buenos Aires, or even Mexico City, with blue eyes!

If someone speaks fluent Spanish, and is immersed in Spanish-based culture, he is Hispanic. If not, he is something else.

If someone is part Indian, or mestizo, or Spanish then that refers to ancestry.
oxie

United States

#4 Oct 17, 2010
juan wrote:
im tired of all these anglos moaning about el paso being biased or discriminating against anglos when half of city council and the mayor are white-just more "reverse discrimination" whiners!! and the rest are part of the "paso del norte group"!!
Anglo and white do not mean the same thing.
Levi

El Paso, TX

#5 Oct 17, 2010
Thanks for coming out of the closet Dee. When was the last time you invited your Mexican cousins over for a party or reunion. That would speak loudly over a two bit endorsement article in the EP Times. There are a lot of politicians with roots and ties to the Mexican American community who are worthless when it comes to representing the real issues and problems people face. This is a weak strategy and a critical mistake for a smart voter to overlook.
Funny

El Paso, TX

#6 Oct 17, 2010
Glad to see he's not saying he has Chinese air running through his lungs to gain the support of Asian voters - that would be even more funny...
pete

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 17, 2010
I worked for Dee at JDW Insurance. He favors the white workers and treats the Hispanic workers at the office like they dont even exist.
Just Me

El Paso, TX

#8 Oct 17, 2010
Interesting how the "fact" he has ties to the Hispanic community because he's one of them, was never brought up when he ran for office before. Everyone wants to be a Mexican descent to get their votes! Yeah right, Dee. Not buying your BS!
Oy Gvald

United States

#10 Oct 17, 2010
Dee Margo is as genuine as the wild and untamed Velcro plant.

Don't forget too soon, his ties to the two Toms:

Tom Delay and Tom Craddick, but also don't forget Jack Abramov and the forever loyal Tigua Lawyer/Shyster: the illustrious Marc Schwartz!
steve-el paso rockport

The Colony, TX

#11 Oct 17, 2010
I voted for Kay Bailey in the GOP Gov Primary and I'm basically non-partisan. Moody however has done a decent job in his first term and deserves another. Margo was too tied to Craddock - they made a mess of state education and it looks like some of the things they did were corrupt.
I like Bill Moody from when I practiced in El Paso, and I think Joe is a good sensible choice.
Chicano

El Paso, TX

#12 Oct 17, 2010
What a bunch of crap. Does Margo think people in El Paso are going to fall for this? No one ever knew he was "Hispanic" before and now he claims it's running through his veins? Moody can thank the Times for this article which will be the final nail in the Margo campaign's coffin. Will there be a follow up article about Moody being half white and half Mexican so everyone will identify with him? And what about Margo's TV ads where he claims he will balance the state budget without raising taxes. As a freshman representative? He must think he's running for Governor. Now that they know about he is so proud of his Hispanic background he will his many racist Republican supporters not vote for him and he will lose by even more.
Chicano

El Paso, TX

#13 Oct 17, 2010
What a bunch of crap. Does Margo think people in El Paso are going to fall for this? No one ever knew he was "Hispanic" before and now he claims it's running through his veins? Moody can thank the Times for this article which will be the final nail in the Margo campaign's coffin. Will there be a follow up article about Moody being half white and half Mexican so everyone will identify with him? And what about Margo's TV ads where he claims he will balance the state budget without raising taxes. As a freshman representative? He must think he's running for Governor. Now that they know he is so proud of his Hispanic background his many racist Republican supporters will not vote for him and he will lose by even more.
Barf

El Paso, TX

#14 Oct 17, 2010
Is there nothing that Dee won't do to get elected?

Take it from a bi-partisan voter in district 78...

Vote for Joe Moody-Democrat
Vote for Judge Chris Antcliff-Republican

Don't vote straight ticket
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#15 Oct 17, 2010
Who cares about his heritage? I don't. The only ones that care about someones heritage is the liberals. It just doesn't matter.

What is important, is what he believes in.
I Cringe

AOL

#16 Oct 17, 2010
Oy Gvald wrote:
Dee Margo is as genuine as the wild and untamed Velcro plant. Don't forget too soon, his ties to the two Toms: Tom Delay and Tom Craddick, but also don't forget Jack Abramov and the forever loyal Tigua Lawyer/Shyster: the illustrious Marc Schwartz!
¡Exacto! Dee Margo is shameless, disgraceful and disgusting.

Why examine his so-called “roots?” Roots are below the surface. We have to take his word about his roots. They can’t be examined or verified.

On the other hand, Margo’s “trunk, branches and leaves” are above the surface, in full bloom and visible for all to see.

Dee Margo’s true heritage and character – his complete lack of humility and the unfortunate results of his ability to be “fruitful and multiply”– is like a blinking neon billboard screaming “PROCEED WITH CAUTION” as follows:
Don Margo wrote:
<quoted text>
November 6, 2008

DEE MARGO WAS TOO GOOD FOR EL PASO
By Don Margo

"I came out to vote for Barack Obama. That's really the only reason I came…I don't really know much about (the Margo-Moody race), but I voted for the Democrat”(El Paso Times, 11/5/08). This quote is the epitome of straight-party voter ignorance in El Paso. Joe Moody thinks that the voters of District 78 voted for ‘change’ when he was elected on November 4th, but Joe, you and I both know that you represent the same kind of politician El Paso has always sent to Austin; the same kind that will make certain we remain the Texas pariah, the laughing stock.

Joe, thanks to ignorant voters, your job was done after you made certain a D appeared next to your name on the ballot. You could have saved yourself a lot of money and avoided besmirching a good man’s name with lies had you known this sooner.

Joe, it doesn’t matter that you’re a wise-cracking kid that ridicules the military. It doesn’t matter that you promise to stop special interests in Austin while at the same time you spend hundreds of thousands of trial lawyer dollars to run false ads. It doesn’t matter that “campaign finance reform will be (your) number one priority” while El Pasoans continue to pay astronomical property taxes.

Hell, it doesn’t even matter that you’ve never owned property so you have no clue what it’s like to feel the sting of a property tax bill! It doesn’t matter that you falsely accuse a businessman that employs and provides insurance benefits for nearly 100 El Pasoans AND their families of conspiring to raise insurance rates and thus his own cost of doing business. It doesn’t even matter that you’ve never attracted business or hired anybody or made the difficult decision to fire somebody or really done anything overly productive in the El Paso community. What matters Joe, is that you’re a Democrat! Congratulations!

All I can say El Paso is that you deserve what you get. As for me, although I’m a fifth-generation El Pasoan, I’ll stay in Miami for now. At least here when we elect politicians that are a joke, I can go laugh about it on a beautiful beach. When I opined this to my dad, he admonished me saying he didn’t appreciate comments like this about his city and he vowed to continue to work on El Paso’s behalf. Sorry dad, but I don’t have the same patience or unconditional love you do for this city.

Please pardon my cynicism, but El Paso you certainly don’t appreciate and you damn well don’t deserve a fine man like my father, Dee Margo.
http://newspapertree.com/opinion/3050-dee-mar...

It’s something that District 78 voters “would like to know.”

Don Margo isn’t a spoiled, cynical twerp. Don Margo is a chip of the old block. He’s just like his father – a mean, arrogant, self-righteous, pampered fool with grandiose visions of entitlement.

Please…Don Margo…you’re correct. El Paso neither deserves nor wants your dad.

Take that carpetbagging-not-from-El Paso fool to Florida with you!

Psst....Dee, what do the ancestors say this means:“sin vergüenza” and “no tienes vergüenza!”
Anglo

El Paso, TX

#17 Oct 17, 2010
He's still looks too pink for most El Paso voters.
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#18 Oct 17, 2010
Barf wrote:
Is there nothing that Dee won't do to get elected?
Take it from a bi-partisan voter in district 78...
Vote for Joe Moody-Democrat
Vote for Judge Chris Antcliff-Republican
Don't vote straight ticket
Why would you vote for Joe Moody? He's just a big tax and spender like all the other Democrats.
He's just like all the other Democrats, trying to get federal money into El Paso so he can spend it. Name ONE good thing about Moody.
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#19 Oct 17, 2010
Chucano wrote:
What a bunch of crap. Does Margo think people in El Paso are going to fall for this? No one ever knew he was "Hispanic" before and now he claims it's running through his veins? Moody can thank the Times for this article which will be the final nail in the Margo campaign's coffin. Will there be a follow up article about Moody being half white and half Mexican so everyone will identify with him? And what about Margo's TV ads where he claims he will balance the state budget without raising taxes. As a freshman representative? He must think he's running for Governor. Now that they know he is so proud of his Hispanic background his many racist Republican supporters will not vote for him and he will lose by even more.
Why do you care if he has hispanic blood running through his veins or not? You sound like the racist to me. You liberals are all the same.
And just an fyi, most of the Democrats you keep voting for because of your ignorance are racists.
Look at the past Democrats:
Bull Connor (Democrat that used a tank and fire hoses on blacks)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bull_Connor

How about the longest standing Democrat in office?
Robert KKK Byrd, a KKK Grand Wizard?
http://www.capitalismmagazine.com/index.php...

Even your racist ex president Bill Clinton defended Robert KKK Byrd that he joined because he was trying to get elected.


Now, when you have proof of ONE of these so called racist Republicans, you let me know real quick like ok?
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#20 Oct 17, 2010
I Cringe wrote:
<quoted text>
¡Exacto! Dee Margo is shameless, disgraceful and disgusting.
Why examine his so-called “roots?” Roots are below the surface. We have to take his word about his roots. They can’t be examined or verified.
On the other hand, Margo’s “trunk, branches and leaves” are above the surface, in full bloom and visible for all to see.
Dee Margo’s true heritage and character – his complete lack of humility and the unfortunate results of his ability to be “fruitful and multiply”– is like a blinking neon billboard screaming “PROCEED WITH CAUTION” as follows:
<quoted text>
http://newspapertree.com/opinion/3050-dee-mar...
It’s something that District 78 voters “would like to know.”
Don Margo isn’t a spoiled, cynical twerp. Don Margo is a chip of the old block. He’s just like his father – a mean, arrogant, self-righteous, pampered fool with grandiose visions of entitlement.
Please…Don Margo…you’re correct. El Paso neither deserves nor wants your dad.
Take that carpetbagging-not-from-El Paso fool to Florida with you!
Psst....Dee, what do the ancestors say this means:“sin vergüenza” and “no tienes vergüenza!”
Name ONE shameless thing Margo has done then?
Obama bin Biden

El Paso, TX

#21 Oct 17, 2010
Anglo wrote:
He's still looks too pink for most El Paso voters.
That's just brilliant, are you a graduate of UTEP?

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