It’s highly unlikely he will be successful. The 21st Congressional District, which covers northern San Antonio, last elected a Democrat in 1974. Wakely won the Democratic nomination with 59% of the vote and will face Republican Lamar Smith in the general election.
Wakely is a “card carrying” Democratic Socialists of America member, a fact that he has yet to feature in his campaign literature. How many Democratic voters in the 21st will have any idea they are voting for a Marxist?
That won’t matter to the Gramsci-loving DSA communists. The only way they will ever achieve power is by stealth and deception. The voters are too stupid to knowingly vote for socialism…so they must be tricked into voting for what’s good for them.
Buoyed by the huge success of the Bernie Sanders campaign, and a big influx of new members, DSA has renewed their efforts to infiltrate the Democratic Party all over the country. 40% of Texas’ Sanders delegates to the recent DNC in Philadelphia were DSA members. Several covert DSA comrades have stood in Democratic races this election cycle, from New York and Oregon, to North Carolina and Maine, including Oklahoma state representative candidate Billy Hinton.
Most are long shots, but this year’s efforts are really a trial run for 2018 and 2020, when DSA and others in the Sanders movement want to have a big impact on Congress and state legislators. They essentially want a complete takeover of the Democratic party and to flood Congress with fellow Marxists.
Tom Wakely was born in San Antonio, Texas and raised in a traditional Catholic family. He graduated from Alamo Heights High School and enlisted in the United States Air Force shortly thereafter.
After his discharge from the military, Wakely joined socialist Cesar Chavez‘s Texas Farmworkers Union campaign.
Wakely was recruited by the DSA-dominated SEIU to organize hospital workers in Denver, Colorado. Two years later, he was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin working as a business agent for an independent union that represented Wisconsin Gas and Wisconsin Power employees.
After returning to Texas, Wakely and his wife ran a wine bar and jazz club, then managed a local hospice.
Tom Wakely may admit his DSA membership on the DSA website, but he’s certainly not public about it.
Tom Wakely and his DSA comrades need to be called out publicly for their dishonest tactics. If you’re going to run for office, comrade Wakely, why not tell the people you’re a Marxist? Let them make a an informed choice. Is that too much to ask?