Would any Texas Freeper care to to explain how Houston elects this as it’s mayor? I thought only Austin was nutso?
Left-wing nutbag politicians are the norm for large Texas cities.
Most conservatives fled to the suburbs long ago. The major cities all have very liberal Democrat mayors, not just Austin but Houston, Dallas and San Antonio too.
All big cities are lefty. Doesn’t matter where they are. Just like all public schools are crap, no matter where they are located. Your local schools are not different, that would be wishful thinking.
Houston’s last city election had several open Communists on the ballot. This mayor was funded by homosexual activists nationwide. And the city only elects Democrats to the position.
Our next mayor (she’s now term limited out) may be the gay George Greanias. He was busted on city time using city equipment to cruise for rent boys. This mayor excused his behavior.
Liberal Democrats in the $300,000 a home Heights re-elect Shelia Jackson Lee as their Congressoysterperson. You tell me how this happens.
The election process for Mayor of Houston is structured to insure the election of a Democrat. It is scheduled for an off election year so there are no national elections occurring at the same time. It is deemed non-partisan so that on election day, when other significant positions and ballot initiatives are decided, there are multiple candidates to insure that no single candidate gets over 50%. This means there will be an run off election a month later.
All of this combines to insure that when the deciding vote actually occurs, the handpicked candidate of the state democrat party is the only one with resources sufficient to see the whole process through. The state democrat party will commit whatever resources are necessary to insure their candidate wins since this is perhaps the most significant elected position they can win in the state anymore.
In the larger picture though, the position of Houston mayor has dwindled in significance every year and really gains the Democrats very little other than locally.