BPR reports there continues to be two distinct standards in America when it comes to politics, with those on the right being held to a far more rigid standard than those on the left.
A recent example of this was seen in Texas earlier this month when state Sen. Eddie Lucio, a rare pro-life Democrat, was essentially called a “dirty Mexican” by Planned Parenthood of Texas and the radical left Texas Freedom Network.
Lucio was running against a pro-abortion primary challenger backed by the entities above, Sara Stapleton Barrera — he defeated his opponent a 54%-46% on July 14, and will face Republican Vanessa Tijerina in the November general election.
Lucio’s son, Rep. Eddie Lucio III, also a Democrat, released a statement condemning the direct-mail piece issued by Planned Parenthood and Texas Freedom Network that used the term “Sucio Lucio,” to describe his father and his traditional Catholic values of support for life.
(“Sucio Lucio” is a derogatory name that essentially means “dirty Mexican.”)
“I’m truly disheartened, given all that’s happening in the world today, that Planned Parenthood, Texas Freedom Network, Texas Rising, and others continue to disparage our family name with derogatory and racial slurs,” Lucio III said. “These big special-interests groups from outside our border community should comprehend the deeper connotations behind the word “sucio” (“dirty Mexican”) and the association with a person of Hispanic decent.”
“Mexican-Americans are hard-working, family-oriented individuals, never should the word dirty or its Spanish-language equivalent be used to describe one of us,” the son added. “Given current events and the social awareness on being accepting of all races and cultures, the continued use of this term is insensitive and in poor taste. We can respectfully disagree on issues without being offensive to an entire culture.”
While we can just imagine the media reaction if a Republican organization attacked Sen. Lucio in such a manner, the story has drawn little more than crickets.
Other Democrats have denounced the slur, as seen here with state Rep. Terry Canales, the first Latino to serve as chair of the powerful House Transportation Committee.
Canales vowed to never allow Planned Parenthood to “set foot in my office” if they do not issue an apology.
“This isn’t a cute rhyme, its Racist and its Derogatory,” he tweeted.
.@PPFA .@PPTXVotes .@PPact Planned Parenthood is so out of line! This isnt a cute rhyme, its Racist and its Derogatory & it unless an immediate apology is issued, they wont ever set foot in my office. I stand strong for womens reproductive rights and against racism! #txlege pic.twitter.com/J7Ekis6PFv
— Terry Canales (@TerryCanales40) July 3, 2020