C de Baca resigns over 'racial' remarks

C de Baca resigns over 'racial' remarks

There are 92 comments on the The Santa Fe New Mexican story from Sep 25, 2008, titled C de Baca resigns over 'racial' remarks. In it, The Santa Fe New Mexican reports that:

Embattled Bernalillo County Republican chairman Fernando C de Baca resigned Thursday over remarks that leaders of both parties called racially insensitive.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at The Santa Fe New Mexican.

First Prev
of 5
Next Last
Ronnie O

Albuquerque, NM

#94 Sep 29, 2008
We could discuss the history of here - there and Euro-centric or government approved ideologies as to who we are, where we are from and how we got here...bottom line is that whether you consider NM prominent or Aztlan a myth it lies in the same geographic area and the people who inhabit this area are inundated with variations as are all people. We have to chose who we are to become and how we behave. Thank you all for having a voice - damn glad we do. So if one outdated Republican talks smack - great, he's out and the days of BS should be over. I'm talking about doing greater things with this world and we don't have time to waste. Everything we each do matters. Make peace - give Love and sometimes that may come in the form of harsh realities, but then what do you do? Peace out!

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#95 Sep 29, 2008
Ronnie O wrote:
We could discuss the history of here - there and Euro-centric or government approved ideologies as to who we are, where we are from and how we got here...bottom line is that whether you consider NM prominent or Aztlan a myth it lies in the same geographic area and the people who inhabit this area are inundated with variations as are all people. We have to chose who we are to become and how we behave. Thank you all for having a voice - damn glad we do. So if one outdated Republican talks smack - great, he's out and the days of BS should be over. I'm talking about doing greater things with this world and we don't have time to waste. Everything we each do matters. Make peace - give Love and sometimes that may come in the form of harsh realities, but then what do you do? Peace out!
The error here is that most hispanics in the US are not Spaniards and not conquerors. They are mostly descendants of the conquered Indians.
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#96 Sep 29, 2008
Garrig wrote:
<quoted text>
The error here is that most hispanics in the US are not Spaniards and not conquerors. They are mostly descendants of the conquered Indians.
ooo that is gonna make someone real mad!

Since: Sep 08

Echota, NC

#97 Sep 29, 2008
Ronnie O wrote:
We could discuss the history of here - there and Euro-centric or government approved ideologies as to who we are, where we are from and how we got here...bottom line is that whether you consider NM prominent or Aztlan a myth it lies in the same geographic area and the people who inhabit this area are inundated with variations as are all people. We have to chose who we are to become and how we behave. Thank you all for having a voice - damn glad we do. So if one outdated Republican talks smack - great, he's out and the days of BS should be over. I'm talking about doing greater things with this world and we don't have time to waste. Everything we each do matters. Make peace - give Love and sometimes that may come in the form of harsh realities, but then what do you do? Peace out!
Peace, love, and kumbaya. You ARE the idealist, aren't you?

You have a lot of changing to do before you change the real world.

“TheseDays”

Since: Apr 07

Location hidden

#98 Sep 29, 2008
Maybe this time off will give him the needed time to educate himself. For one thing, he sounded unintelligent on TV - you just cringe w/embarrassment. Needs to learn how to speak in public.

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#100 Sep 29, 2008
JB WIlliams wrote:
<quoted text>ooo that is gonna make someone real mad!
They admit as much. What do you think Aztlan is????
redwhiteandBLUE

Denver, CO

#101 Sep 29, 2008
bappie wrote:
<quoted text>EXACTLY!
Isn't that an outrage ?
JB WIlliams

Powhatan Point, OH

#102 Sep 29, 2008
Garrig wrote:
<quoted text>
They admit as much. What do you think Aztlan is????
The homeland, the point of origen. What do you think it is?

Since: Feb 08

Location hidden

#103 Sep 29, 2008
JB WIlliams wrote:
<quoted text>The homeland, the point of origen. What do you think it is?
The Aztec homeland. Mexicans revere and identify with their Aztec heritage over their spanish blood.
old flame

Hot Springs Village, AR

#104 Mar 2, 2010
I always sucked at english. I was better at baseball. I never could spell or kiss but hell you had braces. Now you talk bout politics like you are on capital hill, but I can still take apart a old volkswagon. You weere always on fire for something glad to see you still have life in you......Give um hell
kayceygirl wrote:
I find it interesting that the "facts" of the Older Hispanic population as a group are offensive when they are expressed out in the open. Is this a reasonable attitude? Not according to me. But the facts that the Older Hispanics may have this issue would be interesting to discuss and in fact interesting for Obama to address in some manner. I will be the first to say that prejudice is a plague on our society BUT as human beings we lean towards gathering with those more similar to us. The 60's we an amazing time. Old attitudes die hard. Do I think that rednecks from the Bayou of Louisiana will vote for Obama? Nope. He is African American and that is that. We cannot ignore the prejudice that exists deeply rooted in our society and our own psyche. It is there folks, like it or not. If it the white elephant in the middle of the room. If we admit that this is an issue, discuss the details THEN can we deal with the issue of Prejudice in a rational manner.

“Umbrae Pulvisque”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#105 Mar 2, 2010
Garrig wrote:
<quoted text>
The Aztec homeland. Mexicans revere and identify with their Aztec heritage over their spanish blood.
I always get a kick out of reading or hearing things like this. The Spanish were able to succeed because the AZTECS WERE SO DAMNED HATED BY THE REST OF THE ABORIGINAL "MEXICANS". The Aztecs tyrannized, sacrificed, and heavily taxed the rest of aboriginal "Mexicans". It was only because of THAT less than 500 Spaniards were able to bring down an Empire of millions. And PLEASE don't bring up the "superior" arcabuz, steel sword and horse. Spaniards themselves fought outnumbered 5 to 1 against Romans with their WAR ELEPHANTS, CATAPULTS, BALLISTAS, AND BIOLOGICAL WARFARE (diseased animals being catapulted over the walls of besieged Spanish/Hispanic cities). Spaniards resisted the militarily superior Romans for 200 YEARS ("Rome's Enemies: Spanish Armies 218 B.C.- 19 B.C.", Osprey Publishing Company, London, England, Angus McBride and Rafael Trevino) and inflicted many defeats on them and their elephants while outnumbered 5 to 1 with the Romans' superior weaponry. It's all in THE WILL TO FIGHT AGAINST A FOE, and YOUR SPIRIT. Modern Mexicans that prize their "Aztec Ancestry" are only fooling themselves. The Aztecs, like the Romans, were NAZIS OF ANTIQUITY.

“Umbrae Pulvisque”

Since: Apr 09

Location hidden

#106 Mar 2, 2010
kayceygirl wrote:
I find it interesting that the "facts" of the Older Hispanic population as a group are offensive when they are expressed out in the open. Is this a reasonable attitude? Not according to me. But the facts that the Older Hispanics may have this issue would be interesting to discuss and in fact interesting for Obama to address in some manner. I will be the first to say that prejudice is a plague on our society BUT as human beings we lean towards gathering with those more similar to us. The 60's we an amazing time. Old attitudes die hard. Do I think that rednecks from the Bayou of Louisiana will vote for Obama? Nope. He is African American and that is that. We cannot ignore the prejudice that exists deeply rooted in our society and our own psyche. It is there folks, like it or not. If it the white elephant in the middle of the room. If we admit that this is an issue, discuss the details THEN can we deal with the issue of Prejudice in a rational manner.
There may be a certain degree of "genetic memory" at play here. Spain was the first country in Europe to be invaded by Muslim Jihadists in 711 A.D. They occupied 2/3 of the country and were fought back, bloody kilometer by kilometer by Hispanic patriots over a 700+ year period (talk about LONG WARS!). Everyone talks about the Muslim art, medicine, music, poetry, etc. in Spain. No one talks about the men and boys having their right hands cut off if they refused to convert to Islam, or the oppressive taxes the Muslims charged Christians for the privilege to remain Christians. No one talks about Muslim intolerance, only Christian intolerance. BTW, I am NOT a Christian, just an amateur historian who want EVERYTHING told as it is.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 5
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

The Santa Fe New Mexican Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
News V-8 trike is one beauty of a beast (Jul '09) Sun Bikers sux 3
Memory Lane - only for Real Santa Feans (Oct '08) Aug 13 tamara 2,212
News Deadly exposure: Plutonium-related cancers plag... (Apr '09) Aug 11 Kzp 12
News Paulson: crisis happens once or twice in 100 years (Nov '08) Jun '15 Texas Alamosis 13
News Growing up Spanglish (Feb '10) Apr '15 Don Gregorio Enri... 2
News Living with voices: S.F. man copes with schizop... (Dec '08) Feb '15 LucitaAranda 34
News Beaver Toyota relocation plan hits annex snag (Nov '08) Feb '15 Hoka Huste 50
More from around the web