As you can see from his Tweets, he mentions how long he's been supporting Democrats and that VAN classifies him as a "Hard Democrat".
And someone else posted this comment on another piece about Enriquez : Enriquez has been a 30-year, lifelong Democrat. He has been a Democrat longer than Mary Gonzalez has been alive on this earth (the last decade of which she was living in Austin.
I actually have made that very point myself a couple of times, although I am probably a little more harsh on Gonzalez because I usually say something along the lines of "She hasn't lived in the district for her entire adult life..." or a variant.
He also touts his contributions to local Democrats:
He ends his previous tweet by saying "Truth should make a difference."
Because the truth is, as a 30 year life-long Democrat, why in the world would he be contributing to Rick Perry. A Democrat that is classified as a "Hard Democrat" and one who worked for Mondale-Ferraro ticket, and who has been a life-long Democrat, should know a lot better than to donate - not once, not twice, but three different times to Rick Perry.
In fact, I don't think pointing those facts out actually makes his case stronger. If anything, it makes his donations to Perry even more troublesome. Because Enriquez should know better.
And if he has all this history of donating to Democrats, why didn't he donate to the Democrat running against Perry?
And since we are talking about facts, Enriquez attempted to get support from the TLR. And since the issue of Austin money is also being raised, Enriquez should remember his own words about how Truth should make a difference.
His consultants are from Austin.
He tried to get Austin money.
He would accept Austin money if it was offered.
He competed to get Austin money.
Yes indeed Mr. Enriquez, truth should make a difference!
But wait, it gets more interesting. Enriquez also posted a picture of himself and his two sons when President Clinton came to El Paso back in the 90's. Apparently the picture was autographed by the former President. He also tweeted an article that was written about his son meeting the former President on that trip.
So that begs the question, why run around giving out campaign materials with President Bush on them then?
That makes even less sense to me now.
And it appears that Enriquez is not done yet with the whole retweeting gay posts. In fact, it appears he's doubling-down on the tactic. As you can see, he went on a retweeting spree yesterday:
I think they get it Enriquez, you are trying to tell people she's gay. I think people get it now.
But as I mentioned, when I asked Enriquez about it, he became very defensive about the whole issue. As I told a journalist in an online conversation yesterday, he goes from zero to pissed off pretty quickly.
It will be interesting to see how this all plays out.