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Houston Chronicle Endorses "Moderate" Dewhurst cause Ted Cruz too Conservative Republican 4 Senate
Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | 7/7/2012 | David Bellow

Posted on 07/07/2012 3:30:50 PM PDT by davidbellow

If the Chronicle is Endorsing Dewhurst because Ted Cruz is too Conservative Republican then Cruz is the guy for me!

 

Editorial: Who should fill Hutchison's boots?

Houston Chronicle

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

http://www.chron.com/opinion/editorials/article/Who-should-fill-Hutchison-s-boots-3560958.php
There's a torrid race in the Texas Republican primary to replace a Washingtonmonument. U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, the first woman to represent the state of Texasin the Senate, is retiring after three-plus terms of service in the world's most exclusive club.
Given a magic wand, we'd order up a replacement who would blend the skills ofHutchison with those of Lloyd Bentsen - with just a pinch of the calculated orneriness of Lyndon Johnson .
Our dream resume would read: collegial, well-versed on issues foreign and domestic, a tough bargainer who keeps his word; above all, skilled in the traditional Senate ways of civil give and take, and in tune with the needs and views of the millions who make up the Texas mainstream.
That's asking a lot. On the other hand, the winner of the Republican primary is likely to be the state's incoming junior senator, serving alongside Sen. John Cornyn.
This is no place for beginners. Hutchison's are big boots to fill and Texasis a big state with properly large ambitions for a prosperous future. Traditionally, our U.S.senators have had a big hand in shaping that future. That is what will be expected of Hutchison's successor, Republican or Democrat.
The Republican primary has drawn no less than nine candidates for the open Senate seat, with four rated as likely contenders: Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst; former state Solicitor General Ted Cruz; former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert; and broadcaster and former football star Craig James.
Of the four, our endorsement goes to Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, with a nod of acknowledgment to Leppert's well-conceived candidacy.
Cruz, a serious thinker, and James, a likable personality, do not exhibit the inclination to operate within the traditional Washington system of respectful give and take that has been noticeably absent in recent years.
We understand that the two men, and their backers on the party's right, wear this take-no-prisoners approach like a badge of honor. But we don't believe it's helpful; indeed, we view it as a large part of the problem in Washington. And we think David Dewhurst is uniquely qualified to work with collegiality to bring results that most Texans want: budget cuts and a sustainable approach to trimming the $16 trillion deficit; federal assistance that helps us to keep our air and water clean and our children healthy; reasonable regulation in cooperation with state agencies that helps our state to fully develop the natural resources such as oil and gas from shale that offer such promise in an environmentally responsible way.
The David Dewhurst we are endorsing is the man who has served ably in Austinfor more than a decade, first as land commissioner and then as lieutenant governor. By our lights, Dewhurst's service, particularly his leadership of the Texas Senate, has been a model of respectful efficiency. His is a record of fairness and willingness to reach across party lines to do what is best for Texas.
Along with House Speaker Joe Straus, Dewhurst has been a welcome stabilizing influence in an often stormy and polarized legislative process. Isn't that what's called for in a divided Washington? We think it is.
We're also very aware of the vilification Dewhurst has received for being a "moderate" Republican, as if the very word were a slur. It is not. We'd note that most of this has been revved up in seemingly endless electronic hit jobs manufactured by Washington-based Super PACs.
Viewing these broadsides only convinces us that those who thought them up have a tin ear for the Texasway of working across the aisle made famous by Gov. George W. Bush and the late Lt. Gov. Bob Bullock, and embraced by countless disciples in Texas public office through the decades. No Texas Republican need apologize for being a moderate.
In the primary season, we have regretted to learn that Dewhurst has failed to attend many opportunities to press the flesh with voters and engage with his chief rivals. That is not decision-making worthy of a man who would be U.S. senator from Texas.
Nor is his failure to meet with editorial boards at newspapers around the state. These traditional venues are an essential public service. They also lay the groundwork for our leaders in Washington to communicate effectively with those back home.
We've known David Dewhurst, a Houstonian, since before he came into public life. We appreciate his experience as a successful businessman and his service in Austin. We commend a vote for David Dewhurst for U.S. Senate to Republican primary voters.



TOPICS: Government; Local News; Politics
KEYWORDS: cruz4tx; daviddewhurst; tedcruz; texasprimaryrunoff; ussenate

1 posted on 07/07/2012 3:31:02 PM PDT by davidbellow
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To: davidbellow
http://www.tedcruz.org/
2 posted on 07/07/2012 3:33:49 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: davidbellow

Absolutely shocking!

/SARC


3 posted on 07/07/2012 3:34:32 PM PDT by Vindication (Election 2012 - Patriots vs. Parasites baby!)
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To: davidbellow
If you are in Texas and want your property taxes to continue to go up, vote Dewhurst.

If you want your taxes lower, vote Cruz.

4 posted on 07/07/2012 3:37:24 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: Gabrial

Where are the “Dewhurst is the real conservative” schmucks? Don’t they want to say how proud they are to have that well-known conservative daily, the Houston Comical, endorsing their guy?


5 posted on 07/07/2012 3:39:18 PM PDT by achilles2000 ("I'll agree to save the whales as long as we can deport the liberals")
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To: davidbellow

This endorsement looks like it was co-written by Karl Rove and Mitch McConnell.


6 posted on 07/07/2012 3:43:40 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: davidbellow
So Dewhurst got bestowed with the badge of shame that is the Houston Comical endorsement.

The Houston Comical will always go with the candidate to the left of the others. Checking the comical endorsements before a local election for people you may not be familiar with is a great way to see who to vote against.

7 posted on 07/07/2012 3:44:51 PM PDT by GregoTX (Federalist)
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To: South40

This endorsement of Dewhurst is going to help him; how?

More like a kiss of death.


8 posted on 07/07/2012 3:48:31 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: davidbellow

These days I don’t think you can be TOO Conservative. I will take a Senate of DeMint’s,Rubio’s,and Paul’s over RINO’s any day of the week!


9 posted on 07/07/2012 3:49:10 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: SeaHawkFan
This endorsement of Dewhurst is going to help him; how?

I can't see it. But let's wait and see if his 2 supporters here in FR show up in this thread to tell us how.

10 posted on 07/07/2012 3:54:08 PM PDT by South40 ("Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance." Hussein Obama, Cairo, Egypt, June 4, 2009)
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To: davidbellow

I have a HUGE problem with organizations like the Chronicle making endorsements in Republican Primaries. To me it’s like Dr. Mengele deciding which Jewish twin is the better person and should be permitted to live a bit longer, before being gassed.

Do we really need people like that being involved in judging our candidates?


11 posted on 07/07/2012 3:57:07 PM PDT by BobL
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To: davidbellow

Actually, if they wanted an EFFECTIVE endorsement, they would have still chosen Dewhurst, but they would have claimed that Dewhurst is more conservative (like some well-paid clowns on this site) and therefore better represents Republican voters in this state.

...but they blew it.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 4:00:47 PM PDT by BobL
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To: davidbellow

Duh.

Cruz is a 90%er. The other guy a flaming RINO.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 4:01:54 PM PDT by Waywardson (If you fear Obama..... vote for Romney. If you fear God... DON'T !)
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To: davidbellow

The final nail in DEWhurst coffin! The Chronicle endorsement!


14 posted on 07/07/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: jakerobins

Rubio is no conservative. He is a big supporter of the DREAM Act.


15 posted on 07/07/2012 4:02:04 PM PDT by DFG ("Dumb, Dependent, and Democrat is no way to go through life" - Louie Gohmert (R-TX))
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To: South40
"But let's wait and see if his 2 supporters here in FR show up in this thread to tell us how."

I have the bug repellent!

16 posted on 07/07/2012 4:13:09 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: South40

nobody reads the Houston COMICAL.


17 posted on 07/07/2012 4:29:42 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: davidbellow
Thank God the daily newspaper is becoming a thing of the past. The sooner they become obsolete, the better. In our area, many "daily" newspapers have become weeklies or published 3 days a week. Now that is GOOD News
18 posted on 07/07/2012 4:40:57 PM PDT by pistolpackinpapa (Why is it that you never see any Obama bumper stickers on cars going to work in the mornings?)
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To: davidbellow

“Collegial” = Caves to Dems at every opportunity.


19 posted on 07/07/2012 4:45:19 PM PDT by Argus
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To: davidbellow

“...Cruz, a serious thinker, and James, a likable personality, do not exhibit the inclination to operate within the traditional Washington system of respectful give and take that has been noticeably absent in recent years....”


It’s “traditional” but it doesn’t exist! How about a big round of applause for the lamestream media? Come on, folks, give it up. Where else can you find inane nonsense like this? Not even the funny papers can compete.


20 posted on 07/07/2012 4:55:57 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: davidbellow

The Houston Chronicle is and always has been a liberal rag.

Voting for Ted Cruz again!


21 posted on 07/07/2012 5:04:56 PM PDT by Texas56
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To: PaleoBob

“within the traditional system of give and take”

That made me laugh.

From what I read, Dewhurst and Cruz are not that far apart in basic ideology.

The basic difference..Dewhurst is used to Texas politics. There is a certain amount of cooperation. He will toe the party line.

Cruz will stand against the GOPe...I think.

I’ll be voting Cruz on 7/31


22 posted on 07/07/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by berdie
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To: davidbellow

That sealed my vote for Cruz.


23 posted on 07/07/2012 5:55:40 PM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: davidbellow

That should tell everyone what they needed to know.

VOTE CRUZ !


24 posted on 07/07/2012 6:09:52 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat they sh#t on.)
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To: Gabrial

Having been a Cruz supporter from day 1, I am curious as to your logic on how a US Senator has a strong influence on property taxes. I am confident you can explain this with clarity.

Maybe they let us hicks in East Texas do taxes our way, but our local Appraisal Districts with approval from the County and Schools set the tax rate and valuation. Never seen KayBailey or Cornyn at any one of the Tax Entities/Appraisal District meetings.


25 posted on 07/07/2012 6:29:00 PM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: X-spurt
Yours is a good question, especially in light of the point you make that, in general, property taxes are based and administered locally. The answer lies in school funding. In Texas, more than 50% of property tax goes to school funding. In a gross generalization, about 40% of total school funding comes from local property tax revenue and 60% comes from the State General Fund, administered by the Texas Congress. The Texas Education Agency (TEA - also administered by the Texas Congress) determines what standards Texas schools must adhere to receive funding. To sum it up, the Congress determines what Texas schools must do, and how much money they will send to the county governments all of which affect how much property tax must be collected for the local governments to break even. This is a short and likely inadequate answer, but it is the gist of it.
26 posted on 07/07/2012 7:31:58 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: X-spurt
By the way, I LOVE East Texas. Marshall, Jefferson, and Caddo Lake are my favorites!
27 posted on 07/07/2012 7:36:00 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the White House)
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To: davidbellow
The Houston Comical is only picking Dewhurst over Cruz in the Republican primary. In the general election they will pick the democrat, whoever it is, over the Republican. That is the Comical way.
28 posted on 07/07/2012 7:42:02 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: Gabrial

Pretty circuitious way to connect US Senator to local taxes.
From a local tax consideration there is practically zero diff between “lyin about China business” Dewhurst and Cruz.

Haven’t seen any up to date polls, but I suspect Cruz is ahead seeing how Dew’ has restarted running his poopy little China business ads.

I say leave Dew’ where he is, he’s doing OK as goffer for Rick.


29 posted on 07/08/2012 7:16:21 AM PDT by X-spurt (It is truly time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: davidbellow

You might consider adding “tx” or selecting “US:Texas” in the Topics window, the next time you post a Texas article. That way, it will be listed on the sidebar for those who follow Texas.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 3:03:43 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Environmental Extremism Eventually Endangers Everyone)
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