Viewpoint: Latino Republican California Win – A Lesson on how to Grow Conservative Movement


We are all very familiar with the onslaught of ‘FAKE NEWS‘ now, but I bet you didn’t know that ‘fake news‘ has been going on for a long time. 

Two examples are included in this morning’s post about how ‘fake news’ literally changed our world.  Now, keep in mind, there was NO social media during these times, and yet….. 

As you probably know it was the fight against the proposed Equal Rights Amendment that introduced me to the whole world of public policy and politics. That was during the height of the ‘feminist movement’ when, despite what they were saying, their goal of passing the ERA would have taken away some important protections that women had and would have hurt women in the long run.

I never will forget their stated effort to REMOVE the ability of women who were full time homemakers  to receive Social Security based on their husband’s work history. They said that the only way women should received Social Security was if the woman got out of the home, got a job and earned that benefit.

I am so glad to see Sue Ellen Browder exposing what she (and many others) did to change and shape our nation.

Bernard Nathanson, MD was another one. He was one of the top abortionist in the nation.  When he literally ‘saw the Light’,  he wrote several books, where he admitted to lying about, among other things, the ‘back street abortions’,  how many there were and how many women died from them.

She Wrote Fake News for Cosmopolitan and Now Regrets Misleading Women on Feminism

Kelsey Bolar / @kelseybolar / May 26, 2020


“I did not realize what a traumatic experience that would be later in my life, how much that would haunt me.”

“When you start betraying the truth, it will come back to haunt you,” she says. “It will get you in the end. And that’s why even though I knew we were making up stories, I still got sucked in and thought abortion would be OK.”


LANDER, Wyo.-Sue Ellen Browder wrote fake news before “fake news” was ever a thing. Except she prefers not to call it that-not because she’s embarrassed to admit she wrote fake news (although she’s certainly not proud), but because she thinks the term “fake news” is too vague to understand.

Browder, a Cosmopolitan magazine writer for 20 years, describes what she wrote as “propaganda.” 

The goal? To sell women on the idea that sexual liberation is the path to the single woman’s personal fulfillment.

“Propaganda is very sophisticated,” Browder tells The Daily Signal. “It’s half-truth, selected truth, and truth out of context.”

“Propaganda is used not to sell just products,” she adds. “It’s also used to sell ideas.”

Prior to writing for Cosmopolitan, Browder worked at a small daily newspaper, the South Bay Daily Breeze, just outside Los Angeles. When she and her husband unexpectedly got pregnant, they were far more excited about it than her bosses at the newspaper were.

“They told me I could only work five months into my pregnancy and then I had to quit,” Browder recalls. 

That experience turned Browder, who was born and raised in small-town Iowa, into a feminist. 

The year was 1969, and getting fired for being pregnant was a wake-up call. The situation made Browder, who graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism, realize that women had quite a bit of work to do. 

“Women could not apply for credit in [their] own name. There were ‘help wanted’ ads-help wanted male and help wanted female,” she says. “Women couldn’t go to law school or medical schools in many cases. There was a lot of discrimination going on. And that is why in the late ’60s and early ’70s, so many women of my generation identified with the feminist movement.”

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By Raul Lopez


Just last week the unthinkable happened: A Republican won in liberal California.


His name is Mike Garcia, a former U.S. Navy pilot and businessman, who will soon represent the people of California’s 25th congressional district.


What makes the Representative-elect’s win all the more impressive is that he was able to do what Republicans in California haven’t done since 1998: win a congressional seat that was formerly held by a Democrat.


Progressives were quick to blame the loss on the lingering effects of former Rep. Katie Hill’s abrupt resignation last year when she stepped down after admitting to an inappropriate affair with one of her staff members. In addition, liberals in California and in Washington said that Rep.-elect Garcia only won because of COVID-19 restrictions on in-person voting.


Perhaps there is a kernel of truth in this punditry, but a more persuasive analysis may be that Californians in the 25th congressional district are looking for a change. For decades, Democrats have enacted policies in Sacramento and Washington to drive up taxes, make housing less affordable and scare away job creators.


In case you need proof, look at the number of people that are leaving California for places like Texas that has no income tax and is one of the friendliest places to start a business.


The lesson for the rest of us – here in Tennessee and elsewhere, is that the conservative movement needs fresh new faces to grow the movement in an increasingly diverse country. This doesn’t mean that we need to abandon our conservative principle or compromise to win, it simply means encouraging folks – who might not otherwise – run for elected office.


In Mike Garcia’s case, he is the son of Mexican immigrants who came to the U.S. in search of economic opportunity. After graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy, Mike enrolled in the U.S. Navy where he served our country honorably. Upon returning to his home in Southern California, decided to start his own successful business in the real estate industry.


Mike’s story is a powerful reminder of grit, hard work and service.


Instead of asking what the government can do for us, we need to ask what we can do for our country. Once upon a time Democrats used to believe in that. See John F. Kennedy’s famous speech here.


Unfortunately, those days are long gone. Today, progressives are calling for increased government regulation, higher taxes and greater government control of our daily lives.

For those who think that what’s happening in California can’t happen here, it’s important to remember that some of us are old enough to remember when California was a Republican state.


The good news is that Mike Garcia’s win has breathe new life in the Republican Party in California and has people talking about what it means for the conservative movement all across the country.


As a Latino conservative, I am encouraged by Mike Garcia’s win but not surprised. I know that most Latinos are hardworking, family oriented and religious individuals who want to provide for their families and live out the American Dream. And like me, many have come to this country in search of economic opportunity and freedom.


The problem we face is that many immigrants and young Latinos haven’t heard this message from their local communities where progressive activists are peddling victimization and big government policies.


Instead of enacting policies that will create the very same economic conditions that drove folks to leave their country, we need to stay true to the principles that have generated economic opportunity like lower taxes, capitalism and a strong work ethic.


This may be part of the message that resonated with folks in Southern California and I am hopeful that it can break through in other parts of our country that desperately want to break free from high taxation a

nd big government policies stifling innovation and prosperity.

Raul Lopez is a native of Cuba, lived in California during his youth, and has been proudly calling Tennessee home for more than two decades.