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Texas Election Wrap-Up: A Thumpin’, Squared, Times Ten

I’m going to take a moment to gloat: Texas is the smartest state in the entire country.  Not only did Texas voters send a message to Obama and the Democrats, that message was written with such force it left a permanent crater where the state Democratic Party headquarters once stood.  There is no mistaking what Texans think of Obama and his miserable party.

Gov. Rick Perry won re-election easily, defeating the Obama-in-boots Bill White by about 13 points.  Perry never broke a sweat.

The voters kicked three useless Democrats – Chet Edwards, Ciro Rodriguez and Solomon Ortiz – out of the US House.  Their replacements, Bill Flores, Quico Canseco and Blake Farenthold – are all conservative Republicans who’ll do the state proud.

But the real shock of the day came in the state House, where a whole lot of Republicans who really no one expected to win, won.  The GOP has a massive 99-51 seat edge in the House now, which means the House Democrats are irrelevant.  Even the Democrats’ leader in the House, state Rep. Jim Dunnam, ended up losing to Marva Beck.  Up until she decided to run, she had been the GOP county chairman of rural Leon County out east.  Dunnam is a bazillionaire trial lawyer so arrogant he didn’t even bother to actually live in the district that elected him year after year; Beck is a citizen legislator after Tuesday.

It’s going to take the Texas Democrats a very long time to recover from this.  They took the worst beating in Texas history and have absolutely nothing to hang onto for solace today.  Texas voters are never ones to go for subtlety, but this beating is one that’ll end up in the history books alongside Sam Houston’s epic win at San Jacinto.  Well, maybe not, but it’s pretty big.

So yeah, I’m drinking up the Democrats’ tears today.  They’re tasty!

 
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Posted by on November 3, 2010 in bill white, Obama, politics

 

I’m forgetting something…

I’m supposed to do something today but I just can’t remember what it is.

Hmmmm.  What was it?

That’s right!  I have to take out the trash.

Regime Change Starts TODAY!!  

VOTE!!!

 

Strama Obama and the Texas Democrats’ fiery implosion

How is soon to be former state Rep. Mark Strama like Obama?  Aside from the fact that their names rhyme and the former clearly supports the latter, they’re both lying liberal Democrats.  Check out this slick vid put out by the fiscal hawk group Empower Texans yesterday.  It says it all.

In Williamson County, just north of Austin, the Democrats are now in open civil war after the county chairman there resigned yesterday, lashed out at the tyrants and liberals (his words, more or less) who run the state party.  Then Democrat state Rep. Diana Maldonado, a liberal herself who’s likely to lose in a couple of weeks, accused the resigning county chair (her district is in that county) of being an unstable criminal.  Well, Diana, if that’s the case, he’s a perfect fit for the Democrats.  But in his resignation, the chairman doesn’t sound like a criminal to me.  He sounds like he’s just fed up working with socialists.

It is quite apparent that many members of the Williamson County Democratic Party leadership are interested in following a more liberal national agenda than listening to the majority of their constituents here locally. As a fifth-generation Texan and longtime supporter of Conservative, Texas principles, I find myself isolated within the party ranks and unable to relay my message of fiscal responsibility, family values, free-markets, and fair play.
The divisive, rigid leadership with the State and local party have made it clear from the beginning of this term that they have no interest in my opinions; engaging in personal name calling, the marginalization of the Chair’s voice, and claiming my Texas ideals are out of touch.

That needs to be posted everywhere.  It’s a real Blue Dogs’ version of Martin Luther’s 99 Theses.  In his resignation letter, Windham endorsed Maldonado’s opponent, Larry Gonzales, giving him an interesting curve ball to slap out like Josh Hamilton in the Bronx.

With all this going on, what are the state Democrats up to?  Oh, they’re only working hard to screw up the vote in Houston, Texas’ largest city.

Harris County Attorney Vince Ryan expects to meet this morning with the county’s Democratic and Republican chairmen after receiving complaints of possible voter intimidation on the first day of early voting on Monday.

The complaints came from predominantly minority precincts.

“We have a long way to go in this election, and we’re committed to having it done lawfully and successfully,” said Terry O’Rourke, first assistant Harris County attorney.

The complaints, he said, came from Kashmere Gardens, Moody Park, Sunnyside and other predominantly minority neighborhoods. The complaints included poll watchers “hovering over” voters, “getting into election workers’ faces” and blocking or disrupting lines of voters waiting to cast their ballots.

“Keep in mind these are allegations of voter intimidation,” O’Rourke said. “It’s sometimes in the eye of the beholder.”

The “beholder” in this case being deeply connected to the real perpetrator of massive voter registration fraud.  Allegedly.

The Texas Democratic Party, a slackjawed leftist zombie made up of Washington operatives and trial lawyer money, is reportedly suing the skin off the local Tea Party groups.  And that’s how you silence opposition, or try to.  These Democrats are not only desperate, they’re downright evil.

 

 
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Posted by on October 20, 2010 in bill white, politics, Tea Party

 

Bill White slams Gov Perry on the Texas Emerging Tech Fund, which Perry doesn’t even solely control

Bill White’s getting desperate.  Today he’s out slamming how Gov. Perry has run the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, under the mistaken impression that the Governor has total control of it.

The Dallas Morning News reported Sunday the state has given more than $16 million to high-tech startups whose investors are big donors to Perry. He is seeking an unprecedented third four-year term in the Nov. 2 election.

White mocked a Perry campaign ad that proclaims Texas as open for business. The ad refers to the state’s favorable business climate, but White says only Perry supporters are able to benefit under the system.

“For those companies that open pockets with campaign contributions, indeed the governor’s office is open for business,” he said.

Har de har.  White should join his insult comic pal Barack Obama and take their two-man show on the road.  As long it keeps both out of Texas.  What the story doesn’t say is that there’s any reason to think the management of the fund is corrupt.  That’s because there’s no evidence of that.  It does say something that’s inconvenient to White’s argument.

Perry, the lieutenant governor and speaker of the Texas House decide together who receives the grants through the Texas Emerging Technology Fund, which was created in 2005. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who presides over the Texas Senate, said Sunday he hadn’t been lobbied by Perry’s office or by House Speaker Joe Straus in the decision making process.

Eight companies out of 120 that got funds had some kind of tie to the Governor.  That’s not a high percentage, nor is it evidence of anything but the fact that the Governor has some fairly high rolling contacts.  One might expect that of a Governor who has been in office for 10 years, and who governs a state the size of France with the 15th largest economy in the world.  In other words, this is hardly a bombshell.

But – the White attack has given me the opportunity to bring up BTEC.  That’s a deal where Mayor Bill White did have mucho control and even went to bat for a company that he had a financial interest in.  And he went to bat for them in the midst of hurricane relief.  And then they rewarded him.  The AP’s been all over this story all summer long.

While Houston’s mayor, Bill White got involved in a billing dispute between an area agency and a company he recommended to help the region recover from Hurricane Rita, playing a greater role in the transaction than previously acknowledged, according to documents and interviews with those involved.

White, now the Democratic nominee for Texas governor, was invited five months after the dispute was settled to invest $1 million in the privately held company. He has reported more than $500,000 in earnings on that investment.

White’s recalling of the tale has shifted as new facts have come to light.  In other words, he shapeshifting to try to match what the reporters dig up, and not shooting straight with Texans.

Be not fooled by the man who could pass for Gollum’s twin: Texas really is open for business.  Gov. Perry really has operated on the up and up to bring more and more businesses to Texas, a fact that Bill White doesn’t like.  If he had his druthers, Bill White would close down the enterprise funds, jack up our taxes and bring about the cap and trade policies that he tried to help Obama sell.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2010 in bill white, politics

 

Trial Lawyer Steve Mostyn: Money Man for the Texas Democrats

The Steady Conservative has a great, must-read post up about who is behind all the money that’s being poured into Texas politics this year.  It’s the Houston trial lawyer, Steve Mostyn, that Saddleburr wrote about a week or so ago.   It’s truly eye-opening to see how one man is using his money pile to make a serious run at controlling Texas’ state government.

Exit question: Why aren’t the mainstream media in Texas lamenting the influence of money on our political system?

Exit answer: Because the influence of money is serving Democrats.

 
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Posted by on September 2, 2010 in bill white, blogs, politics

 

Obama comes back to Texas, Bill White runs away AGAIN

Dude.  You’re not fooling anyone.  We all know you’re just Obama in boots.

Obama on Tuesday will visit Fort Bliss to mark the end of combat operations in Iraq. He will meet with soldiers in anticipation of a new phase of military action that begins in September with about 50,000 soldiers staying to “advise and assist” the Iraqis.

Texas Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White will be absent. So will New Mexico’s Democratic nominee for governor, Diane Denish.

White says he’ll be in Fort Worth, which is about 600 miles away from El Paso.  That’s one heckuva duck and cover routine.

 
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Posted by on August 30, 2010 in bill white, Obama, politics

 

Massive voter fraud reported in Houston

Texas Watchdog is all over the story, and it’s a big one.

Voter registration group Houston Votes has inundated the county voter registrar’s office with faulty registrations, including multiple applications for the same voters and for noncitizens, registrar Leo Vasquez said. He likens it to ACORN.

Two Texas activist groups, Houston Votes and Texans Together Education Fund, were accused Tuesday of an organized voter fraud campaign by Harris County Voter Registrar Leo Vasquez, who likened the groups to the now-discredited ACORN.

Read the rest – this is very much in ACORN’s wheelhouse, as it is in the Democrat left’s wheelhouse generally.  And Houston being Texas’ largest city, this is a very big deal to the entire state.

And when I mention the Democrats, I’m not just blowing smoke.

While Lewis maintains his group is nonpartisan, its board is decidedly liberal-leaning, according to research by blogHouston, which noted earlier this month that the Texans Together board included a Bill Clinton appointee, Democratic consultants and an aide to former Gov. Ann Richards.

Yeah.  They’re non-partisan like all the other “non-partisan” groups that, on the one hand attack the Republicans, and on the other hand, attack Republicans.  When they’re not overloading the system with fake voter registrations.

You know who all this was intended to help, don’t ya -

It’s in his city, and just when he’s running for Gov.  Coincidence, I’m sure.

BlogHouston has more on this story, including a note about the obvious silence of the state’s largest outlet solely focused on political reporting.

More: Let’s pick up a shovel and turn a few rocks over.  Texans overwhelmingly want voter photo ID for our elections, as do Americans generally.  But the Democrats have repeatedly crashed the legislature in order to stop any kind of voter photo ID bill from becoming law.  In the 2009 session, they even filibustered the bill until the session ended.  It had passed the state Senate, but the filibuster killed the House version, so it died.  Lots of other worthwhile legislation died in that filibuster, too.

Now, who led that filibuster?  Why, none other than state Rep. Jim Dunnam.  Heard of him? He’s the fellow who does not deign to live in the district that sends him to the state House.

Guess who Dunnam is in cahoots with.  Why, he’s pals and lawsuit allies with Steve Mostyn, the mold and hurricane lawyer from Houston who is bankrolling the crazy attacks on Republicans all over Texas.

There’s more to this story, and why the Democrats have fought so hard to kill voter ID in Texas.  It looks to me like they were setting up to use voter fraud in Houston to steal November for Bill White – who just happens to have reportedly taken massive political donations from Mr. Mostyn.

UPDATE from Saddleburr

An early morning fire in Harris County seems to have destroyed a large portion of the counties Voting Machines and other equipment. 

Houston Fire Department spokesman Patrick Trahan said arson investigators have not yet determined the cause of the blaze.

I hate to use the old cliche’, but I question the timing.

 

 
 

When PACs Attack

Recently a liberal PAC called ‘Back to Basics’ ran advertisements across 25 Texas newspapers calling Governor Rick Perry a coward for refusing to debate challenger Bill White.  The issue, though, is transparency: Bill White has refused to release his tax returns from his years in public service, and therefore hasn’t been up front with the voters.  Within the past tax releases that have been released, there was a mountain of evidence of shady, insidery deals that Bill White has made over the years, which have made him rich and, among other things, may have polluted Texas groundwater.  So the debate question hinges over whether White will release his taxes; the Perry folks have said they’ll debate once White comes clean.

So this liberal PAC sought to jettison all that back story, by resorting to gradeschool namecalling.  Thus, the idiotic “Coward” ad.

http://www.click2houston.com/video/24748017/index.html

But during a Midland radio appearance earlier today, Bryan Preston, Communications Director for the Republican Party of Texas, clarified the Governor’s position and placed the spotlight on ‘Back to Basics’, which is funded by the incoming President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Steve Mostyn.

It’s an interesting tale of big-money, insider politics, and influence peddling Texas style.

Exit question: Who’s the coward here, the man who flew airplanes in the Air Force and has been in the public arena as governor for 10 years, or the man who is content to hide behind rich trial lawyers who’ll do all his dirty work for him?

 
 

Bill White creates 25 jobs. Pay: “Karma”

Yup, another typical Democrat jobs program.  You get to feel good if you’re a lefty type, but you don’t actually get to eat.

In an upcoming video for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White, you’ll see footage of hurricane evacuees in ragged clothing carrying battered luggage filing into a building.

What, you might wonder, has happened with those particular evacuees? How are they doing today?

I am happy to report we are fine. We are a fraud, but we are fine. I say “we” because I was among about 25 people who answered a casting call for extras in the video shot here Sunday…

No money was offered. Instead, the casting call promised “great karma for helping a Democratic cause.”

I supposed you get even greater karma for helping a doomed Democratic cause. 

Because that’s what Bill White’s campaign is.   The latest Rasmussen has Perry up by 8, 49-41.  That’s after the White campaign has spent about $6 million or so on mostly positive ads to introduce himself to the vast numbers of Texans who’ve never heard of him.  Well, now more Texans have heard of him, and they still prefer Rick Perry.

Texans may prefer Perry, of course, because the jobs he brings to Texas – jobs like facebook and Caterpillar – pay in something a bit more tangible than left coast karma.

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2010 in bill white, politics

 

Bill White ran from Obama…

…and gets called out by a fellow Democrat for it.

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2010 in bill white, Obama, politics

 
 
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