JulianCastroAX179_408F_92If you think Hillary Clinton is a radical leftist, her likely running mate makes her look like Pat Buchanan.

Should Clinton win the nomination, she is expected to pick Julian Castro as her running mate. Castro is a former San Antonio mayor and the current Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Like Barack Obama, Castro is the product of 1960s radical left-wing activists. His mother is the famous 1970s activist Rosie Chavez, a key figure in the formation of the leftist separatist group La Raza Unida.

La Raza Unida is a revolutionary nationalist Amerian political party most active in the 1960s and 1970s.

It sought to take over the southwestern United States and create the racial separatist nation of “Aztlan.”

“(O)ur struggle was for the Liberation of Aztlan, and that Aztlan is composed of five southwestern states; California, Arizona, Nuevo Mexico, Tejas and Colorado. The PNLRU also took the position that our movimiento needed an ideology and that ideology MUST be based on OUR Nationalism,…Revolutionary Nationalism,” the party’s official history, which they call “Herstory,” reads.

“At present the Partido is still dedicated to struggling for the Self-Determination of the Chicano Mexicano people and the Liberation of Aztlan,” “Herstory continues.

The party had strong ties to Soviet communist groups and openly supported the violent Palestinian and South American terrorist groups of the 196s and 1970s.

Rosie Chavez’s organization still uses a traditional socialist red and black flag, with the Mexican eagle and snake superimposed over the states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and California.

To say Chavez is a little angry is an understatement.

“(T)he ‘heroes’ of the Alamo were a bunch of drunks and crooks and slaveholding imperialists who conquered land that didn’t belong to them,” Rosie tells the Times, assaulting San Antonio’s most famous landmark.

(She’s also bad at history. Many of the Texas revolutionaries, like Juan Seguin, were Mexicans angry at their dictatorial government.)

The Times brought up the issue to Castro, who refused to defend the Alamo and instead suggested its only value is as a tourist attraction.

Castro clings to his mother’s literal hate campaigns, hanging up posters in his office celebrating her efforts to conquer Texas.

“One of Castro’s first acts as mayor was to hang a 1971 La Raza Unida City Council campaign poster, featuring his mother,” The New York Times Magazine notes.

Castro is also an outspoken advocate of affirmative action, as it got him into college when his test scores weren’t high enough.

“I got into Stanford because of affirmative action. I scored 1,210 on my SATs, which was lower than the median matriculating student…I’m a strong supporter of affirmative action because I’ve seen it work in my own life,” Castro told the Times.

Picking Castro would be “payback” for left-wing activists. In 1984 radical leftists demanded then-Democrat presidential nominee Walter Mondale select San Antonio Mayor Henry Cisneros as his vice-presidential running mate. Mondale chose to appease feminists instead by selecting Congresswoman Geraldine Ferraro.

Like Castro, Cisneros went from San Antonio mayor to Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, and like Castro radical leftists demanded he be given a White House slot. His nomination as vice-president would let Clinton complete that promise to radical leftists.

This would also allow Clinton to lay claim as a racial trailblazer. “Julián Castro has a very good chance of becoming the first Hispanic president of the United States,” says Republican political consultant Mark McKinnon. Should that happen, Clinton could lay claim to having paved the way.