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Posted on 06/11/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) was booed at his state party's convention on Saturday, a warning sign for the Senate candidate as he heads into his runoff against former Texas Solicitor General Ted Cruz (R) as well as a sign of the increasing discord within the state party.
Dewhurst received a tepid response to his speech and was booed when he sought to subtly attack Cruz and the outside groups backing him, according to the Texas Tribune.
"This runoff is a clear election between a lifelong conservative businessman, a conservative leader, a Washington outsider and a lawyer who is funded principally by Washington special interests," Dewhurst said, drawing boos and catcalls from the state party delegates in attendance.
Dewhurst drew more jeers when he attacked the fiscally conservative Club for Growth, which spent heavily for Cruz in the first round of voting, calling its members "Washington special insiders" who would run ads "attacking Texas."
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@#$%^&*) establishment hack!!!!!!!!
OK, late to Texas politics, I assume the texas Lt Governor is NOT the T-party candidate?
No. Cruz is the Conservative. DewCrist is the liberal establishment phony.
No. Dewhurst is the tax raising RNC pick.
Cruz is the Tea Party/Palin approved contender.
I really don’t have anything against either man (I found myself liking Loeffler more than either of them but I voted for Cruz), I just wish the campaign hadn’t turned into a smearfest. Perhaps I shouldn’t but I still expect two conservatives who agree on a lot to not attack like a couple of pit bulls.
Yep, I fear those of us who expect a degree of decorum and civility out of a conservative engaged in political discourse are a dying breed. If you can’t hate, then you are out of touch. It’s a sad deterioration in our political discourse and we are worse off for it.
What you are being told by the reichmarshal and gabby is all lies. They know nothing of Texas politics. Texas Tribune is the mouthpiece for the Texas Trial Lawyers of which Cruz is a member of that club.
Lt. Gov. Dewhurst is the proven conservative and the trial lawyers and outside groups are just trying to get another of their own in the U.S. Senate. The tea-partiers who have fallen for the lawyer’s ruse are idiots.
“No. Cruz is the Conservative. DewCrist is the liberal establishment phony.”
Even worse, he carries Governor Perry’s water when it comes down to stalling conservative legislation.
A TOTAL LOSER!!!
“Even worse, he carries Governor Perrys water when it comes down to stalling conservative legislation.”
Absolutely not true. Another Trial Lawyer lie, and some dufus tea-partiers bought into it when their ridiculous dreams of taking control of the TSA and ICE on the State level were shown to be the pipe dreams they are at this particular time.
“I assume the texas Lt Governor is NOT the T-party candidate?”
Correct, Ted Cruz is and the runoff is in July.
Shut up, troll. Go peddle your liberal fraud on DU.
You are the troll. You keep telling lies about the conservative Dewhurst and supporting the Goldman-Sachs connected Harvard Trial Lawyer named Ted Cruz.
You don’t know anything; you don’t know Texas; you just like to pop off as if you do.
Want some cheese to go with that whine, troll ?
I assume the texas Lt Governor is NOT the T-party candidate?Correct, Ted Cruz is and the runoff is in July.”
Not true. Only some of the tea-partiers are pushing Cruz. Especially the out-of-staters.
Plenty of tea-partiers support Dewhurst.
Don’t believe anything the guy who posted this article, Clintonfatigued, says. He titled his post based on a lie promulgated by The Texas Tribune, the liberal Austin trial lawyer online garbage, then repeated by “The Hill”, another online pile of steaming garbage, all of whom deliberately lie about what happened at the convention.
Didn’t the Lt. Gov Dewhurst support in-state tuition for illegals? That’s all I need to hear... Cruz it is!
No, he did not.
“Absolutely not true. Another Trial Lawyer lie, and some dufus tea-partiers bought into it when their ridiculous dreams of taking control of the TSA and ICE...”
Sound like a scorned lover. One doesn’t have to be a Road Scholar to figure out that Texas, with a near 2/3 majority in both houses of the legislature is TOTALLY IMPOTENT when it comes to conservative legislation, particularly with respect to ILLEGAL immigration (hell, you guys won’t even let us pass a Sanctuary City law...even as cops are killed).
Dewhurst is the Lt. Governor, considered the STRONGEST political position in the state - and NOTHING HAPPENS.
So who do you blame? (hint, Perry is an acceptable answer, but this stuff isn’t even reaching his desk)
Ridiculous. Dewhurst has probably the strongest record for conservative legislation passed of anyone in a like statewide position in the nation.
Don’t be stupid. Dewhurst is a lying RINO sack of organic fertilizer. Are you getting paid to post here, or are you just volunteering for the Dewhurst campaign.
FWIW, I interviewed that sack of fertiler th efirst time he ran. Everything he said about taxes was a lie.
The claim about the trial lawyers is a smear, buddy.
“Ridiculous. Dewhurst has probably the strongest record for conservative legislation passed of anyone in a like statewide position in the nation.”
If you cannot provide a similar example of State of Texas even attempting anything like this, we will all know, for sure, that YOU ARE A TROLL.
We are a LAUGHING STOCK in conservative circles because of your hero and the governor...and even you know it (when you’re off the clock).
I’m not your buddy, and everything I post about Cruz is objective reality. You just can’t handle it.
And since when is being a trial lawyer a smear? Why, being a trial lawyer is being a member of an ancient and honorable profession!
Dewhurst stepped in it with the false attribution against Cruz, trying to connect him directly to representation for some Chinese firm needing legal advise. That law firm Cruz works for has 1200 lawyers, and maybe a hand full worked on the Chinese business assignment. Cruz was not one of those.
That lying ad ran constantly in the Houston area and many fell for it, before the damage could be undone. It’s a wonder Cruz ran as well as he did after that smear job. Dewhurst is likely not done with the low road yet.
Dewhurst has 250,000,000.00 of personal fortune to spend as he wishes against whom he wishes and plenty of Democrats to help him. We are hoping the name “Cruz” on the ballot will perk up the Hispanic vote.
We’re ready for new blood to thin the entrenched, who play both sides against the conservatives. Cruz will be a conservative, because that’s who is voting for him and he knows it.
Amazing post there, Bob, because it shows that you are totally oblivious to the fact Dewhurst got one of the strongest voter ID laws in the nation passed and the State of Texas is LEADING the legal fight for it against the misnamed Dept. of Justice, right now!
So, now you know. And, your posting YOU ARE A TROLL in caps, has only made you look, well, uninformed.
“Dewhurst stepped in it with the false attribution against Cruz, trying to connect him directly to representation for some Chinese firm needing legal advise. That law firm Cruz works for has 1200 lawyers, and maybe a hand full worked on the Chinese business assignment. Cruz was not one of those.”
There was NO false attribution about Cruz in that case whatsoever.
Cruz is the attorney of record in that case and he is leading the appeal of a judgement already won by an American in court in a jury trial against the Chinese firm that stole his designs and the Cruz delaying tactics are successfully enabling the Chinese Corporation to manufacture and make money on their thievery to this day.
Conservative my ass. Dewhurst and Joe Straus both need to be drummed out of the Texas GOP once and for all. They conspired to torpedo the Sanctuary cities ban bill last year. any and all political methods must be used to destroy their careers and blacklist them permanently.
I’m sorry, what happened to the Sanctuary Bill? A lot of us are STILL WONDERING.
Sure, Voter ID - his (and Perry’s) one bone to the conservatives. If he hadn’t at least gotten that through, he probably wouldn’t have lasted very long the next time he stepped out of Austin (assuming, that is, he’s ever stepped out of Austin).
We are so far behind that you’re forced to bloviate on Voter ID...too funny.
I never agree with you on much of anything so I wonder why your avid interest in more of the same ole, same old. You know, Cruz has sworn to lay across the railroad track if that’s what it takes to stops Obamacare. Dewhurst prefers to analyze it to death, which always includes ice & tea with Democrats.
Check this out:
From a Texas Monthly commenter to a Burka column....
” John from Houston says:
This is all pretty silly. Hes a lawyer defending a client. John Adams defended the redcoats involved in the Boston Massacre, and that didnt make him a loyalist. Abraham Lincoln actually defended BOTH sides of the slavery issue.
The real question, considering the obviously planted nature of this story, is why is liberal icon Paul Burka shilling for David Dewhurst? Is he the only hope for Democrats, considering they dont have a serious candidate of their own running for Senate? “
“Perhaps I shouldnt but I still expect two conservatives who agree on a lot to not attack like a couple of pit bulls.”
Maybe one of them isn’t really a Conservative?????
Yeah, you should be sorry, because I answered your challenge “provide a similar example of State of Texas even attempting anything like this” and all you can think of to say in favor of your Goldman Trial Lawyer is point to some bill that didn’t pass last year.
One bone to conservatives? Baloney, Dewhurst got one of the best, strongest, bullet-proof pro-life bills passed since Roe v. Wade in the Texas sonogram bill. There’s lots more, but no matter how many bills and issues I cite to prove Dewhurst is a great conservative, you and Cruz will just come up with some politically impossible proposal and say Dewhurst could have done this, or that.
So, I’ve answered your questions, shown that your accusations are crap, you have had your shot, and you blew it.
If you are wondering, I’ll tell you. I am just interested in the truth. I just don’t like to see a good conservative like Dewhurst slandered about his record, then when he points out the truth about who his opponent is and what he does, being told by people like you that Dewhurst has “stepped in it”. The heck he has. It is Cruz that has stepped in it.
I wonder why you keep repeating the same old lies and continue to deny the reality of the Cruz appeals and delaying tactics and being attorney of record in his representation of the Chinese theives.
This story originated in a liberal rag similar to the Dallas Observer.
You can believe it if you want to, but I don’t.
I’m sure there were scattered boos from Cruz supporters, but Dewhurst is popular in Texas (he won, after all) and I can’t believe he was roundly booed
Cruz is the choice of at least one branch of the Tea Party and was endorsed by Sarah Palin.
That is not enough to get my vote.
I can’t find a single Cruz supporter who can explain to me why Cruz would be better for Texas than Dewhurst.
It seems to be just a backlash against a guy who’s been in politics a long time, no matter how good a job he’s done.
You definitely have support from me on your posts, ngat, and you actually know something about the situation.
Others here seem to be willing to buy an outsider’s recommendation with no facts attached.
And, sadly enough, the usual suspects resort to personal attacks and being hateful.
I asked a Cruz supporter, in all sincerity, what in particular recommended Cruz. She replied something like, “he’s not an establishment rino.” (only she used rather more nasty words to express this)
Just brilliant. The runoff is yet to come and I am a Texas voter. You’d think Cruz supporters would want to give me a reason to vote for him, but they don’t seem to have one.
You are so cute - sound just like a (paid) bumper sticker.
Well, you are not a bit cute and so far no one has given me a reason to vote for Cruz, including you.
Did we once have political discussions on this site that were absent childish personal insults?
I think we did, but it’s been a while.
Yea, the nastiness started when Governor Perry tried to pass himself off as a conservative and his lackies on this site parroted his claims (especially that babe from Ohio).
Thankfully we took care of that problem (i.e., go ask the Tea Party what they think of Perry now)...and it’s just Dewhurst...and we’ll hopefully have the party purged (Perry’s a lame duck due to the idiot he made of himself in the primaries).
Hopefully then we can get back to civil discussions.
Yes, you did an excellent job.
You brutalized the absolute most conservative and experienced guy running for president on the Republican ticket.
Perry’s accomplishments are fabulous and his plans for re-vamping the U.S. government even better.
And you are proud of destroying this man while at the same time you bemoan the fact that you got Romney.
I address this post to you, not to educate you because that will never happen, but for the benefit of others who might be reading this thread.
“Yes, you did an excellent job.”
Thanks, but as much as I’d love to take credit for protecting this country from Perry, luckily Perry did most of that himself. My only problems with him is his lust for selling off our highways and his love of Illegals.
But now he’s sealed his fate as far as his future goes, getting into bed with Dewhurst.
This Tea Partier is working to help Cruz and I don’t even live in Texas.
And Ted is endorsed and fully supported by Mark Levin and that IS enough for me.
I’m glad someone is willing to listen to reason.
The Texas media has hated on the Texas statewide elected officials for so long, because these officials are conservative, and have been beating their democrat favorites like a rented mule for so long, that the Texas media just wants the scalp of any of the current officials they can get.
They hate that Hutchison is going to be replaced by a more conservative senator, too, and they sense the likelihood that Cruz would be less conservative than Dewhurst, so they report the nonsense that Dewhurst was booed at the convention. Yes, there were some rowdy Cruz people yelling “CROOOZ” and maybe even a few saying boo, but so what? Are we so sensitive that we are shocked and afraid of a little boorish, rude, or juvenile behavior at a political convention? Perry and Dewhurst both took the interruptions in good humor, and with the feeling it was good to have a spirited convention. The media reported it as if the CROOOZ or BOOOZE shouts were some sort of terrible unanticipated, unprecendented breach of decorum and as if the Cruz peoples enthusiastic reactions were the general reaction of the delegates to Perry and Dewhurst, but I can assure you, it was not - the CROOOZ shouters were but a small fraction of the delegates.
I guess you have heard Mark Levin decribe himself as The Great One so many times you actually believe it.
Well, some northeastern lawyer talk-show host endorsement of a felloe lawyer over a conservative Texas businessman is not enough to cut it with me.
Since you don’t live in Texas and are unaware of the great government we’ve had for years with Perry and Dewhurst, I’m surprised you would work for Cruz.
I respect the tea party but they won’t dictate to me in my own state.
Well, thank God you can’t vote here because Dewhurst will win easily.
As for Mark Levin, I can’t listen to him.
There is a distinct possibility that in the process of at least attempting to TRY and take our country back, someone out there will realize that the GOPE has GOT to GO, and includes those coming up behind them from their various farm teams in important states, for years now being groomed to continue the RINO reign in DC!
It is even possible that voters will understand that the Establishment is responsible for fascilitating Marxist movement into our government for their own sake, for entrenchment, power, committee favors, and money.
If ONE mediocre Republican gets swept out in a purge of those sorts then so be it. Many of us are willing to vote for a newcomer to the US Senate, who is beholding to conservative activists for his candidacy, and took him to a run off against a guy (DEWHURST) who has failed utterly to even court conservative interest groups or the Tea Party.
I’d say most of the danged cantankery going on around here comes from those in a huff in general, over some other reasons, who are on permanent pout and willing to play footsie with the Establishment, just cuz, and willing to enable the same old RINO FINDER process.
Go vote for DEW. I’m sure you will. All two of you, but the Tea Party is looking to clean house.
Cruz may not even make it. It’s up hill all the way. If your DEWboy throws in the Democrat money that’s coming his way and then some of his own 250 million fortune, it will be tough enough. So cheer up, but the criticism of those of us in actual resistance mode and rebellion is a little the pot calling the kettle black.
Just a little weary here of the whining.
Cruz for US Senate, 2012
Don’t listen to “ngat”, he obviously works for Dewhurst.
How often to we hear about how Texas is going 'Blue'.