Cross posted from Miss Beth’s Victory Dance
The Mexican Al Sharpton/Jesse Jackson: Congressman Raul Grijalva (Arizona’s 7th District):
When my family moved to Tucson in 1972, Tucson Unified School District was pretty respectable.
All of that changed in 1974. A brand new governing board member entered the Tucson political scene and has yet to exit stage left. He’s considered far left even by Washington, DC standards. He brought in the NEA. He managed to make sweeping changes to the board policies–now, a public education in Tucson is something to be ashamed of, as it’s only geared to one thing–passing the AIMS test. From K through 12, the entire concentration of studies (when not diverted into “cultural diversity” or any number of liberal “feel good” agendas) is geared toward the student passing the AIMS test so they can receive their high school diploma.
Now, this congress critter involves himself in every little Mexican cause that comes down the pike, whether it’s a legitimate issue or not. Illegals are his favorite–as long as they play the downtrodden victim card. He’s involved himself in the Catalina protests. When he campaigns, he forgets he has white constituents in his district and panders solely to the illegals. He is truly the Mexican version of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson. If it involves illegals, you can rest assured he’s there to fan the flames–whether it’s a legitimate issue or not, whether he has all the facts or not. He’s there, facts be damned.
Now, however, the family legacy is being perpetuated. His “jumping off” point of Tucson Unified School District now has the next generation on the governing board–his daughter Adelita. Very interesting article here from the Tucson Weekly (a reliably far left rag). However, this particular article actually makes some snarky observations such as:
Congressman Raúl Grijalva and the TUSD shadow government known as the Education Enrichment Foundation. Make no mistake: This was a McCorkle/Grijalva-engineered coup. They are in charge. Sure, it is Adelita Grijalva, Raul’s daughter, who occupies the TUSD seat that daddy dearest once held for three terms, but she has no juice without him.
Board members Judy Burns, Bruce Burke and Joel Ireland defended Paz last March when his reorganization hit the fan. Adelita Grijalva, between primping and checking her cell phone, pouted and ran to daddy for advice. McCorkle plotted.
Click the link to read more. Not even a local, far left rag is under any illusion of the Grijalva regime.
And the policies keep getting more and more biased in favor of illegals and against citizens. I don’t know a whole lot about Adelita, but I can surmise the example she had growing up. Her father stays in the shadows–he didn’t even get his degree (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology, University of Arizona) until 1988. His curriculum vitae can be found here in pdf format. Yet, from the shadows, and much like the snake he is, he insinuates himself into absolutely everything to do with illegals, America be damned, and does all he can to put roadblocks in the way of enforcement of border laws. He’s even insinuated himself into a lawsuit–a lawsuit that’s ongoing, and in which he only has one side of the story–but it involves an illegal so he’s there–facts be damned.
I can only surmise–like father, like daughter. Tucson needs to shake the Grijalva legacy and MoveOn.
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