34-Year Incumbent Lashes Out against Conservative Challenger
From the diaries, by Erick An ironclad rule of campaigns is that desperate candidates launch negative ads. Last week, we saw only the latest example of this in northeast Texas, where our primary runoff election will be held on May 27 (early voting begins May 19). First, a bit of background. Congressman Ralph Hall (R-TX) first ran of political office in 1949. You read that | Read More »
If You Live in Texas, Vote for Ken Paxton for Attorney General
Remember last year, when many Republicans in the Texas Legislature decided to pass a bill–supported by President Obama and Congressional Democrats at the federal level–requiring outside groups to disclose their donors to engage in political speech? Thankfully Governor Perry vetoed the bill, which would have stifled the free speech of all sorts of conservative organizations. Fast forward to the current Texas Attorney General’s race, and | Read More »
Only in Texas!
Oh no, they haven’t seceded from the union… yet. But, maybe they should. It seems they get it right when it comes to the founding principals of our nation. It seems they get it right when it comes to taxes and jobs, and protecting the middle class. It seems they get it right when they choose a political direction too. All of this while the | Read More »
Democrats Abort Their Texas Takeover
Thus ends the campaign of “Abortion Barbie” Wendy Davis. I told the Democrats they couldn’t run a gubernatorial campaign in Texas on pink shoes and children ripped limb from limb. But the Cult of Moloch is so strong with them, they were convinced their gods would help them. No more. Under investigation from the FBI; off the campaign trail for neck surgery; losing women to | Read More »
“Abortion Barbie” is Losing and May Be Corrupt
If the only thing I accomplish during campaign 2014 is being credited with labeling Wendy Davis as “Abortion Barbie,” I will be happy. Defining her early as a single issue candidate outside the mainstream and doing so based on her own words, pink shoes, and hagiographic press clippings is paying dividends in Texas. She is losing women voters to Greg Abbott. She is failing to | Read More »
John Ratcliffe for Congress in TX-04
John Ratcliffe is in a runoff in the 4th Congressional District in Texas. He is challenging incumbent congressman Ralph Hall. Ralph Hall is not a bad guy. He served in World War II and is a real gentleman. But he is also 90 years old and has been in Congress since 1981. He was an elected judge in 1950, went into the Texas Senate in | Read More »
Dissent on a One Way Street
Six years ago, Brendan Eich contributed $1000.00 to the Proposition 8 campaign in California that sought to preserve marriage between one man and one woman. Eich recently became chief executive officer of the Mozilla Corporation. Mozilla, part of the Mozilla Foundation, oversees pieces of the Mozilla web browser Firefox — an open source rival to Internet Explorer, Safari, and others. Half the board resigned when | Read More »
Can Rick Perry Get a Second Chance With GOP Voters in 2016
Author’s Note: This piece is posted today on The Daily Beast. Please weigh in with your opinion about Perry’s 2016 prospects. Texas Governor Rick Perry is currently on a media tour touting the theme that America is a great place for second chances, specifically second chances for Texas governors with national ambitions. Can Perry erase the memory of his disastrous 2012 GOP presidential campaign which included “brain-farts” and “oops” debate moments with | Read More »
5th Circuit Issues Stunning Rebuke of the Abortion Industry’s Legal Antics
In a major victory for life, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a pro-life Texas law, implementing measures to keep women and their unborn children safe. Yesterday’s unanimous ruling by an all female judicial panel stands as a stalwart reproach to the notion that laws to ensure the safety of women somehow violate women’s rights.
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Legalizing Drugs Now a GOP Issue?
Libertarians, Tea Party, Young Republicans: Legalize Drugs? Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society.” – George Washington So evidently the young, hip, Libertarian and Tea Party Republicans favor the legalization of drugs. And it’s not just the Ron Paul folks. In the culture war that is ongoing in America, conservatives tend to focus on issues of life and traditional marriage – integral building | Read More »
As Goes Texas, So Goes The Nation
It is known across the USA, and even across the globe, that Texans are very proud of their state. As a lifelong Texan, I can comfortably say that the majority of Texans sincerely believe that The Great State Of Texas is the greatest state in the entire USA. Just ask them, they’ll tell you. Texas has a rich & unique history all it’s own, with | Read More »
Observations on the FL-13 Special Election
As predicted earlier by this writer, no matter who won the special election to replace the deceased Bill Young is the Florida 13th District special election, the media would analyze the results to death. However, it must be kept in mind that special elections are hardly bell weather predictors of things to come, even in midterm election years. On the GOP side, solace can be | Read More »
Why Does Progress Texas Photoshop Paraplegics?
Does Progress Texas have something against paraplegics? Greg Abbott, the Republican candidate for Governor of Texas, is wheelchair bound. But in this attack against him from Progress Texas they’ve photoshopped him standing up. Why? Notice also that they paired him in the attack with a shorter hispanic woman instead of even trying to pit him against Wendy Davis. In fact, Progress Texas, which presumably supports | Read More »
Wendy Davis Will Cause the Democrats to Divert Resources to Georgia
Georgia is about to get the spoils of the train wreck that is the Wendy Davis campaign. Tuesday night, Democratic voters in Texas signaled they would be aborting Davis’s campaign in November. In the Democratic Primary in Texas in 2014, Wendy Davis somehow managed to get fewer votes than any Democratic gubernatorial nominee since 1998. She got fewer votes than the Democrats’ nominee in 2002, | Read More »