“Well, there are some things a man just can’t run away from.” – John Wayne, Stagecoach (1939)
Throughout the last two years, Erick, Drew Ryun and myself have introduced RedStaters to many problems within the leadership of the Texas State House. Supporting evidence has been provided, most recently with Erick’s exclusive a few weeks ago, showing the Speaker’s office as the catalyst behind the war against house conservatives. It’s not a new fight but with the January vote on House leadership looming, it’s time to saddle up.
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Ted Cruz Interview at RedState Gathering 2012
From the diaries by Neil… In what is widely being described as one of the TEA Party’s biggest upsets, Ted Cruz became Texas’ Republican nominee for US Senate on Tuesday night. Heavy advantages in name ID, money and institutional support were overcome by grassroots activists, ready to send a fighter to Washington. I’ve known Ted for two years but this weekend at #RSG12 I had | Read More »
Will the Real Texas TEA Party Please Stand Up?
OK, Texas it’s time for a bit of tough love. It’s been said by more than a few people over the last couple years that the TEA Party is dead. We’ve proven at many points that we’re alive and well, across the nation as well as here in Texas. We’ve had plenty of battles in the last several years and are nearing the end of | Read More »
Stand Up With Ted Cruz
From the diaries. It’s decision time in Texas. The last hours of the contest to name the next United States Senator are running down and the choice for Texans couldn’t be more clear. Ted Cruz is our man. Erick wrote just the other day about the need for conservatives to open their wallets to help Ted win this battle against establishment moderate David Dewhurst. Polls | Read More »
Snatching Defeat From The Jaws of Victory: Texas Primary Update
My first introduction to politics was at 10 years old, volunteering with my parents on a State House campaign. What hooked me on political involvement was that we lost by 12 votes on a re-count and I knew that even at 10 years old I could have found 13 more votes if I’d have worked harder. The promise I’ve made myself in every election cycle | Read More »
Texas Election Effort Launched by American Majority Action
From the diaries . . . For the last three years I’ve been working with grassroots organizers here in Texas, training and partnering with conservatives who believe that it’s time to take a stand. This election cycle I’m excited to be launching another effort that will work with TEA Partiers to elect strong conservatives and build the infrastructure to keep them accountable. As many of | Read More »
Cross-posted from AmericanMajority.org As one of my mentors, Dr. Larry Arnn, is fond of saying, “A thing is good when it performs the purpose for which it was made.” A chair you can’t sit in or a gun that won’t shoot straight fail that test. So does a guard dog that won’t bark at bad guys. Being a guard dog is an interesting job. He | Read More »
Primary Opponents: An Empty Threat?
That’s the title of a blog post written last week by the Texas Monthly’s Paul Burka. It seems that he disagrees with the assertion from my last post that a vote for Speaker Joe Straus will go a long way to ensuring that Republican Representatives will face a primary challenger next year. Here is his rather apt assessment of the attitude conservatives are holding regarding | Read More »
Your Voice is like Kryptonite to Bad Politicians
I love analogies. The kryptonite analogy really captures the attitude of politicians who have been at the trough too long. Still, most politicians have the discipline not to tell you outright to butt out of the political process, much less investigate you like the Stazi. Like Erick pointed out the other day, even in Texas being a Republican doesn’t necessarily mean you are a conservative. | Read More »
Bill White Endorses Rick Perry for Governor
Early voting started today in Texas and conservatives have two pretty clear choices in the Governors race: Vote for Rick Perry or dont vote. Apparently Perry’s opponent, Liberal Bill White, agrees 100%! Remember, don’t go alone to vote! Bring friends, family, neighbors and co-workers. Also, make sure you vote the FULL ballot. Conservatives often win the top-of-the-ticket races but lose more local races because people | Read More »