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Hands Off Texas Rally (8-9-10 at Texas Capitol)
Texas Republican Party ^ | 08-06-10 | Texas Republican Party

Posted on 08/07/2010 1:21:06 PM PDT by OrangeHoof

President Barack Obama is coming to Texas to raise money for the Democratic Party with stops in Austin and Dallas on Monday, August 9th. Our response? The biggest Hands Off Texas! rally we’ve held yet at the Texas State Capitol to tell him and his Democrat friends to go home and keep their HANDS OFF TEXAS!

WHEN: Monday, August 9th, 5:30 p.m. Rain or shine

WHERE: Texas State Capitol, South Steps Austin, Texas

Featuring: Ted Cruz Former Texas Solicitor General

Chris Covo Director of Young Professionals, Americans for Prosperity

Dr. Donna Campbell GOP Nominee, Congressional District 25

David Porter GOP Nominee, Texas Railroad Commission

Jerry Patterson Texas Land Commissioner

Lisa Fritsch National Radio/Television Commentator

Emcee: Lathan Watts Lewisville City Councilman and TRHC Trustee

Brought to You By

* Texas Republican House Committee * Republican Party of Texas * Victory Texas * Texans for Fiscal Responsibility * Texas Federation of Republican Women * Texas Republican County Chairmen’s Association * Travis County Republican Party * Williamson County Republican Party * Hays County Republican Party * Bastrop County Republican Party * Burnet County Republican Party * Blanco County Republican Party * Caldwell County Republican Party * Brazos County Republican Party


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Front Page News; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: austin; gop; rally; texas
PARKING: Parking meters are available around the Capitol and throughout downtown Austin at a rate of 25¢ for every 15 minutes and then free after 5:30 p.m. Other options:

* Capitol Visitors Garage (first 2 hours free) » * Capitol Bus Parking »

RALLY GEAR: Wear red if you can and be sure to bring your own patriotic homemade signs that express your love for our great state and our nation.

HELP PAY FOR THE RALLY: Make a contribution today to help pay for the Hands Off Texas! Rally on August 9th in Austin and for future rallies around the state. With your support we will have a successful event that will send a powerful message to Barack Obama and the national Democratic Party to keep their HANDS OFF TEXAS! All proceeds will go directly to the official effort to protect and strengthen the Republican majority in Texas.

* Contribute Securely Online » * Contribute by Mail »

SIGN THE HANDS OFF TEXAS! PETITION: Regardless of whether or not you can join us at the rally, please sign the Hands Off Texas! Petition and tell President Obama and the Democrats to keep their HANDS OFF TEXAS!

NOTE: We respect the Office of the President and look forward to hosting a respectful and peaceful demonstration.

Political advertising paid for by the Texas Republican House Committee (TRHC) A project of the Republican Party of Texas Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee 1108 Lavaca Street, Suite 501 Austin, Texas 78701

1 posted on 08/07/2010 1:21:09 PM PDT by OrangeHoof
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To: OrangeHoof

Didn’t see this previously posted. Click the link at top for hyperlinks involving more details and ways to respond. Hope the turnout is huge.

This is Monday at 5:30 why Obama is appearing at the University of Texas to speak to an invitation-only group of Democrats.


2 posted on 08/07/2010 1:22:49 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

http://handsofftexas.com/petitions/1

Link for signing the petition

TO: The Obama Administration
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
The Democratic National Committee
The Texas Democratic Party

Texas is thriving due to conservative policies implemented over the past decade under Republican leadership that have made Texas one of the greatest states in the nation to live, work and raise a family. Thanks to Republican principles of limited and transparent government, low taxes and predictable regulations, our state is well-positioned for the future and does not need more of the failed liberal agenda the Democrat majority is pushing from Washington.

We respectfully ask that you keep your…

* Hands Off Our Healthcare
* Hands Off Our Jobs
* Hands Off Our Guns
* Hands Off Our Cars
* Hands Off Our Businesses
* Hands Off Our Income
* Hands Off Our Retirement
* Hands Off Our Lives
* Hands Off Our Families
* Hands Off Our Freedom

In short, keep your HANDS OFF TEXAS!


3 posted on 08/07/2010 1:24:49 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Is he going to Austin?


4 posted on 08/07/2010 1:41:55 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: Candor7

If the “he” you mean is Obama, yes, he’ll be in Austin and Dallas on Monday - although Democrat gubernatorial candidate Bill White plans to be far, far away.


5 posted on 08/07/2010 1:49:57 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

No Ceasar, do not go to Rome!


6 posted on 08/07/2010 2:16:22 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: Candor7

“Et tu? Brutus?”

“Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?”


7 posted on 08/07/2010 2:48:04 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Feces peto suus campester , adverto vermis tunc feteo quod puter.


8 posted on 08/07/2010 3:11:51 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: OrangeHoof
The Communist-in-Chief is going to completely screw up my Monday morning drive.

I hope he gets heat stroke.

But any kind of stroke will do.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

9 posted on 08/07/2010 3:15:39 PM PDT by The Comedian (Evil can only succeed if good men don't point at it and laugh.)
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To: Candor7

I’m sure he’s going to Austin..it’s the blue speck in the state.


10 posted on 08/07/2010 3:35:31 PM PDT by max americana
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To: OrangeHoof

Heck yea!


11 posted on 08/07/2010 3:50:04 PM PDT by Monorprise
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To: max americana
I’m sure he’s going to Austin..it’s the blue speck in the state.

More than just Austin is blue. Most of the Rio Grande Valley is blue as well. Much of this is just Southern Dimmocrat history/momentum, and much of it is likely due to the remote nature of a lot of the voting precincts, allowing for a large degree of ballot box "adjustment." (See references to LBJ's 1948 Senate race = Jim Wells County Box 13.)

12 posted on 08/07/2010 5:18:15 PM PDT by tpmintx (Liberalism=Envy + Governmental authority. (I'm green; are you?))
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To: max americana

The Texas GOP like the Florida GOp sucks and is filled with RINOs.


13 posted on 08/07/2010 5:55:29 PM PDT by Frantzie (Television controls the American people/sheep)
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To: Candor7

P U, hehehe ;-)


14 posted on 08/07/2010 7:05:33 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: stevie_d_64

Stevie, your name is Sparticus! LOL


15 posted on 08/07/2010 7:25:30 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama .......yes......is a fascist... ..He meets every diagnostic of history.)
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To: OrangeHoof

Gonna try and be there.


16 posted on 08/08/2010 7:16:51 AM PDT by no dems (To Every Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate: "Shame, shame. Shame on all your houses.")
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To: no dems

I’ll be the one with the sign that says

END PREDATORY GOVERNMENT


17 posted on 08/08/2010 12:46:14 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: OrangeHoof

Wish this was not at the same time as Rush Hour traffic.


18 posted on 08/08/2010 12:58:23 PM PDT by no dems (To Every Democrat in the U.S. House and Senate: "Shame, shame. Shame on all your houses.")
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To: no dems

I know. I have dinner plans. I think they are hoping the Capitol parking lot will be empty by that time.


19 posted on 08/08/2010 1:53:44 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: stevie_d_64

“Et tu? Brutus?”

Brutus: “Naw, Man. I ain’t et nuthin’ yet”!....Brother Dave Gardner.


20 posted on 08/09/2010 10:18:55 AM PDT by BnBlFlag (Deo Vindice/Semper Fidelis "Ya gotta saddle up your boys; Ya gotta draw a hard line")
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To: BnBlFlag
Thanks for the memory!


21 posted on 08/09/2010 10:20:58 AM PDT by WVKayaker (The object of oratory is not truth but persuasion. -Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay)
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To: OrangeHoof

FUBO going to Dallas? Such nerve.


22 posted on 08/09/2010 11:20:38 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: OrangeHoof

I’m here now. Good turnout for as hot as it is. It starts in 10 minutes.


23 posted on 08/09/2010 3:28:24 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: ConservaTexan

I was there. I stayed for about 90 minutes. A lot of preaching to the choir. Not too electrifying. I stood to the back and east, in the shade.

There were some nutjobs, too. One idiot with a “9-11 was an inside job” poster. There were four college-aged kids holding signs and passing out pamphlets for “Citizens Against Breastfeeding”. One sign said “God made breasts for husbands, not children”. The media covering the event flocked to those guys rather than interview anti-Obama protesters. I felt they were liberal plants there to portray Republicans as kooks, which is exactly what the media was looking for.


24 posted on 08/09/2010 9:45:12 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: Frantzie

That’s why the Tea Party will never be allowed in the GOp tent..the TP is against old geezer RINO incumbents.


25 posted on 08/11/2010 5:54:43 AM PDT by max americana
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To: OrangeHoof; TheSarce; Gracey; basil; DrewsDad; WOSG; TXBubba; austingirl; The Bat Lady; ...

The Bat lady’s husband and I were there. We took 3 flags (texas revolutionary flags & one that we have had for a while that said “Don’t mess with Texas”) and a Devil Doggett sign.

Someone I knew was walking the crowd counting. I asked him later he said 893 so we called it 900. The AAS had a HUGE article on Obama coming to Austin and in those pictures was ONE picture of the “Hands off Texas” Rally. AMD THAT IS WHAT THEY CALL FAIR AND BALANCED.
They said the republicans said 2000 and the reporter said 1000.


26 posted on 08/11/2010 3:50:04 PM PDT by The Bat Lady (stop the oil moratorium, do it for Texas jobs.)
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To: The Bat Lady

I think the heat dampened a lot of the enthusiasm. We all knew this would be ignored/miscast/slanted by the MSM. But I work weekends so I couldn’t go to most of the TEA Party and other rallies so I felt I needed to go to this one to show my support.


27 posted on 08/11/2010 5:32:01 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: The Bat Lady

I was so disappointed not to be able to come to this! We had plans to come and bring several others with us-—but a situation came up, and we just weren’t able to get away.

Glad you were there, Bat Lady, and thanks for the write up. I hadn’t heard much about it since I don’t watch tv or read the AAS.


28 posted on 08/11/2010 6:01:47 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: The Bat Lady

Thanks for being there Bat Lady. They always seem to have these things when I am on vacation. I think the 893 was the number that signed the petition, so the crowd was a bit larger.


29 posted on 08/14/2010 2:14:12 PM PDT by DrewsDad (Socialism sucks away incentive)
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To: Candor7

Don’t let that get around...I have a reputation to uphold...;-)

Besides...Leather thongs make me chafe something fierce!!!


30 posted on 08/17/2010 4:00:40 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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