If you guys don’t know who Ruben Reyes is, he’s Raul Grijalva’s top aide who does his dirty work for him.
Over the summer you may recall some articles I wrote about harassment from the Grijalva camp because I was supporting Randy Parraz instead of Raul Grijalva’s favorite Fresno grape farmer Rodney Glassman.
I had to take those articles down because he got even madder. Who got madder?
I’ve seen Ruben over and over again at events, and his wife, councilwoman Regina Romero has been nice to me, but Ruben will never speak to me directly. Instead he has to threaten my friends using his power and influence to try to silence me.
I also know Ruben from when I used to help produce movies. Ruben Reyes has inspired the Chicano community with his “Pancho goes to college” which as one well-respected community member put it, is nothing but “chichis and nalgas.”
Why should this be the case? Why should people in Tucson be afraid to speak their mind or run for office without the godfather’s blessing? If the don gets mad, then expect Ruben Reyes to come after you in some way.
People have lost their jobs because of their tactics. People have had their reputation ruined because of them. It is a shame that they do this because this same community knows so much dirt on them, and we are trying to play nice.
Sex, drugs, and rock and roll. Power corrupts.
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This doesn’t mean I’m a TEA Partier either. I just don’t understand why we must support Raul Grijalva every step of the way because the TEA Party is going to protest at his office or something, but he never supports us back.
Politics in Tucson has turned into cholo politics. Criticize the godfather and be crushed.
Here’s the problem. When you keep on crushing people, soon the number that you have upset will outnumber the friends you have left. Why do you think the race is so close?
It’s not just because of the TEA Party movement, but because many of your former supporters who used to walk for you no longer will. And you know why.
Now Ruben has been caught stealing McClung’s signs.
This cholo politics has got to stop. You make it harder and harder to defend you everyday. It’s not like you are one of a kind. There is a whole generation of progressive people ready to step up and bring new leadership to Congress, not old cholo style threatening and theft.
Please don’t throw a rock in my window, or slash my tires for writing this. And please leave my friends alone also. Talk to me directly Ruben Reyes, well that is if you keep your job after an investigation by Tucson Police (don’t worry, your job is safe). It’s a shame that I even have to worry about physical retaliation.
It’s sad that it’s not the right-wing that threatens me the most, but the liberal Chicano politicians. We are supposed to be on the same side, aren’t we?
Oh yeah, and don’t forget to vote for Raul Grijalva! Seriously. Ruth McClung is not the right candidate to represents CD 7.