Jaime O. died. Still alive is this notion that he was somehow a coherent voice on political and legislative issues. He most definitely was not. Like many of El Paso's "political icons" he was only after attention and power and would take any position necessary to try and gain either or both.
He spent time as a Democrat, Libertarian and a Republican. And that's just describing how he affiliated himself over the years. His political and legislative views could run the entire spectrum in a single conversation.
It's hard to pick a side and stick with it in local politics. In any one single city council meeting from 2004 to 2012 you would see individual council members swing wildly to and from the edges of the political spectrum. One faction may sound like budget hawks on one agenda item only to become left wing social justice warriors on the very next item. Jaime O. was very much like a council meeting back then.
The best you could say about Jaime O. is that he was a pot stirrer willing to align with any local political hopeful willing to throw shit at his enemies of the moment. Thankfully most of those political hopefuls were never adopted by the electorate - mainly due to the fact they were certifiably nuts. The ones that did make it lived tortured political lives.
He gave bad advice. He took away the political futures of those who trusted him. You ought not fool yourself into thinking any differently because he's now gone... lest you make the mistakes he did.