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Time for Obama to end efforts to tear down Texas
Houston Chronicle ^ | 2nd June, 2011 | Bill Hammond

Posted on 06/06/2011 9:04:29 AM PDT by shield

There are enough examples of the Obama administration's attacks on Texas to make a David Letterman Top 10 list. But, there's really nothing funny about the full frontal assault that's come out of Washington against our state in recent months.

Texas versus Washington talk is popular political chatter, but if you move beyond the rhetoric there's substantial evidence that President Barack Obama's administration is waging a strategic and sustained campaign against lives and livelihoods in the Lone Star state .

With all due respect, the president and his administration's hell-bent determination to tear down Texas could be better focused on more pressing matters like reining in debt and reforming entitlements.

The moves against Texas are well documented, some are more bold and brazen than others, and they amount to a war by regulation and executive order that's aimed at knocking Texas off its leadership position.

And lead Texas does. Chief Executive's seventh annual ranking on the best and worst states in which to do business put Texas on top for the 7th year in a row.

Less business-friendly states like the president's home state of Illinois (No. 48) and others sympathetic to his politics and anti-business policies (New York No. 49 and California No. 50) languish in the bottom three spots of the annual survey of the country's CEOs.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; US: Texas
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1 posted on 06/06/2011 9:04:34 AM PDT by shield
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To: shield

It’s time for Texas to tear our corrupt communists King a new one. It is time for the States to organize and start impeachment.


2 posted on 06/06/2011 9:08:20 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

I know I shouldn’t say this...but Texas is larger than most countries...we should become The Republic of Texas, again.


3 posted on 06/06/2011 9:10:29 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Logical me

Less business-friendly states like the president’s home state of Illinois (No. 48) and others sympathetic to his politics and anti-business policies (New York No. 49 and California No. 50) languish in the bottom three spots of the annual survey of the country’s CEOs.
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So it’s Texas #1, IL 48, NY 49, CA 50. Shocking. Shockingly Shocking. I thought big government, high taxes worked every time?/ sarcasm.

Rick Perry should throw his hat in the ring.


4 posted on 06/06/2011 9:11:19 AM PDT by Tulane
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To: shield
"With all due respect, the president and his administration's hell-bent determination to tear down Texas could be better focused on more pressing matters like reining in debt and reforming entitlements........."

Respect is something that is earned, not just given. He has done nothing to earn respect, only scorn and loathing. TX needs to "respect" our Irish president, Barry O'Bama, by presenting him with the one fingered salute. THAT he has earned in spades.
5 posted on 06/06/2011 9:11:52 AM PDT by NWFLConservative (Game On!.................Saracuda 2012)
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To: shield

This is in the Houston Chronicle??

Is this the same paper I cancelled years ago for unrelenting liberal bias and trashing of our own George W Bush?

The Chronicle is a shell of its former self and most people I talk to about why they cancelled was the liberal pap they consistently put out. So, nice to see this once fine paper report the truth instead of their utopian crap.

PS: Still syndicating Maureen Dowd?


6 posted on 06/06/2011 9:13:23 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: shield

Has there ever been a previous time in American history when a sitting President had “gone after” a state simply because the state failed to vote for him? Obama is a petulant child.


7 posted on 06/06/2011 9:13:52 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I’m with you....I stopped taking the Chronicle years ago. I always took the Houston Post then when it folded I had no choice but to take the chronicle. Houston Post was much more conservative, I always hated the Houston Chronicle. I was surprised to read this article in of all places the Houston Chronicle.


8 posted on 06/06/2011 9:18:29 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: shield
If he wants to deter liberals from coming here, thats great. Otherwise he can KMA.

I see a lot of “secede” bumper stickers here. I wish.

9 posted on 06/06/2011 9:20:09 AM PDT by rightly_dividing (1 Cor. 15:1-4 Believe it!)
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To: shield

Why should you say it? You’d have the backing of millions.


10 posted on 06/06/2011 9:23:50 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: shield

should = shouldn’t.


11 posted on 06/06/2011 9:24:42 AM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: shield

No, we really should not. Too many Americans, myself included, live here for it to ever happen.


12 posted on 06/06/2011 9:25:43 AM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: shield

What you said—this Texan would vote for that!


13 posted on 06/06/2011 9:30:08 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: shield
>With all due respect.<

This bozo has moved so far from deserving any respect at all...

14 posted on 06/06/2011 9:32:35 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: shield

I agree with you,but if we did then look what would happen to the rest of the country,the Muslim is out to destroy all of America..The Muslim knows we do not like him and would never vote for him..The ones he has are the illegals and the welfare mamas..and Texas is much bigger and stronger than him or his crowd in and out of Washington.. If he ever carried Texas in a race then everyone had better have a recall because he would only do that Illegally..


15 posted on 06/06/2011 9:33:59 AM PDT by PLD
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To: shield

Secede~!!!!

I would MOVE THERE to join them

I hear that Texas would be the 15th biggest economy in the world if they were a country.

When all the productive people move there and we kick out the lazy welfare slobs it will go to the top 10 easy.


16 posted on 06/06/2011 9:35:00 AM PDT by Mr. K (CAPSLOCK! -Unleash the fury! [Palin/Bachman 2012- unbeatable ticket])
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To: shield
>Instead of tearing down Texas, Mr. President, might I suggest you could learn a great deal from our economic and job-creating success.<

The One isn't interesting in learning anything; all he's interested in doing is tearing down anything and everything that is good about this country. It's all going according to plan!!!

17 posted on 06/06/2011 9:35:48 AM PDT by Jerrybob
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To: shield
...we should become The Republic of Texas, again.

I'm conflicted about this.

As a transplanted Texan (I got here as fast as I could!), I know I don't know all the history about it. However, Texas was a Republic for only nine years--and that was only because the Union refused their initial request to become a state.

I'm guessing there was a reason why the leaders at the time did not want to be independent, but I do not know that reason. It may not even be valid now.

OTOH, Texas has the largest port in the lower 48 (I believe), It has the capacity to feed its population (plus more), and it has industry to employ its citizens. It has its own electricity grid, separate from the rest of the country, and it's got the means, ability, and desire to supply itself with oil and other resources.

From a technical aspect, it's possible. I don't know about the political aspect, though.

18 posted on 06/06/2011 9:39:52 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: fwdude

One thing about it....we’d have plenty of US Military come back to Texas and form our own strong military. My daughter and son in law who is an Army Major and is MI, told me you wouldn’t believe how many of our military are from Texas.


19 posted on 06/06/2011 9:41:45 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: shield

It’s time for Texas to separate from the union. Here is my blog to help Texans begin to think about what a free and independent Texas might look like:

http://freetexasconstitution.wordpress.com/


20 posted on 06/06/2011 9:42:45 AM PDT by grumpa (VP)
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To: shield
Typical Texas solipsism.

Obama is not trying to tear down Texas, he is trying to crash the entire country.


21 posted on 06/06/2011 9:43:35 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: Mr. K

Even the THREAT of secession would be effective...but Texas must be a different place these days, since recently they couldn’t even raise the gumption to pass a law against govt goons groping Texans at airports.
So it seems rather unlikely that Texas would secede or seriously consider same.


22 posted on 06/06/2011 9:44:30 AM PDT by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast (Please sir...permission to protest?)
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To: shield

why shouldn’t you say it? I’d walk away in a heart beat with my right hand fully extended and middle finger pointing at DC, New York and all the really, really, really smart people in California.

The first fences I’d put up would be on the Red River and Sabine before the Rio Grande.

I’d encourage immigration by sponsorship. A citizen would have to vouch for an immigrant and guarantee a job before he/she gets here. No government assistance of any kind for 10 years and if job is lost, no governmental subsidy and the sponsor is responsible for debts. ........that’s just for starters.


23 posted on 06/06/2011 9:44:51 AM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast

I am still embarrassed about that one.


24 posted on 06/06/2011 9:53:12 AM PDT by TexasPatriot1 (I am unique, Just like everybody else.)
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To: shield

Watch what you say, you will be flamed with, “Can’t do that, the Civil War settled that.” The Civil War did not settle sheesh. The Texas Consitution still lives.


25 posted on 06/06/2011 9:57:39 AM PDT by lone star annie
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To: shield

Move the border to the Red, annex Mexico, and export labor to the rest of the country.


26 posted on 06/06/2011 9:59:50 AM PDT by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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To: shield

End? He’ll double down.


27 posted on 06/06/2011 10:01:51 AM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 865 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Dick Vomer

Great idea...GET RID OF THE MOOCHERS!!!!


28 posted on 06/06/2011 10:03:17 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: lone star annie

Yes, the Texas Constitution is alive and well.


29 posted on 06/06/2011 10:07:16 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: ShadowAce

IMO Sam Houston et al wanted to join the USA for protection. They were completely unaware of how blessed Texas was with the oil, the other treasures and a streak of independence that would make this place so successful. I am reasonably sure that if Texas were still an independent republic, and some here wanted to join the USA as it appears today (big government, welfare state, unending debt), the harmless ones would be laughed at unmercifully. The fanatics would be tarred and feathered and given a telephone pole ride to the Red River.

Upon reflection, I’m not sure why we don’t do some of that tar and feathering these days. It’s not like we don’t have a surplus of deserving folk ...


30 posted on 06/06/2011 10:11:37 AM PDT by ByteMercenary (Healthcare Insurance is *NOT* a Constitutional right.)
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To: shield

Hussein hates Texas because we voted against him. Simple as that.


31 posted on 06/06/2011 10:13:14 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: basil
DON'T MESS WITH TEXAS!!!

32 posted on 06/06/2011 10:15:28 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: Mr. K
When all the productive people move there and we kick out the lazy welfare slobs it will go to the top 10 easy.

Do you think 150 million Americans would fit into Texas? >

33 posted on 06/06/2011 10:20:27 AM PDT by oldbrowser (Blaming the prince of fools shouldn't blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that elected him)
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To: Signalman
Obama is a petulant child.

0bamba is a wanabe dick-turder.

34 posted on 06/06/2011 10:26:13 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (VOTE out the RATS! Go Sarah!)
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To: shield
No Texas does not need to “secede”...Texas and the other sane states in the Union need to joint together and TAKE BACK THE COUNTRY!...reimpose the 10th amendments and put the Federal role back in is proper place

The only legal and peaceful way for a state to “secede”is by constitutional amendments or constitutional convention to vote a state "out"....It the states and their votes on constitutional amendments that have the final say on the constitution and the country...if the states have the power to secede, the states have the power to save the country

35 posted on 06/06/2011 10:29:29 AM PDT by tophat9000 (Global Warming, undeniable truth; Obama, infallible genius; Apple perfect, invented everything)
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To: shield

Texas = success
Obama hates success that’s not beholden to him; therefore, Obama hates Texas.

The feeling, “dear leader”, is mutual.


36 posted on 06/06/2011 10:30:36 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: oldbrowser
Do you think 150 million Americans would fit into Texas?

Well, Texas has 172 million acres so....

37 posted on 06/06/2011 10:34:33 AM PDT by houeto (Rev. 13. [7] And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them:)
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To: 668 - Neighbor of the Beast
So it seems rather unlikely that Texas would secede or seriously consider same.

Too late. Texas already did that, twice.

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38 posted on 06/06/2011 10:52:49 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: tophat9000

Texas came into the union retaining the right to secede if it didn’t like the way things were going. If I recall correctly, the US Congress would have no say in it, and the US Constitution would not be involved.


39 posted on 06/06/2011 11:09:59 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: jagusafr

That illegal alien in the WH...feels Texas is a threat...in completely destroying America. IF Texas can’t be stopped then destruction of America will not be complete...that’s my take on his hatred for Texas.


40 posted on 06/06/2011 11:23:11 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: basil

Isn’t that part of the Texas Constitution...a right to secede?


41 posted on 06/06/2011 11:26:07 AM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: shield

Yes, I think it is.


42 posted on 06/06/2011 11:41:45 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: shield

BUMP


43 posted on 06/06/2011 11:57:09 AM PDT by stevie_d_64 (I'm jus' sayin')
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To: shield

See my tagline - still fits.


44 posted on 06/06/2011 12:16:58 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (zero hates Texas and we hate him back.)
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To: basil; shield

No, that’s a myth. There is nothing in the Texas State Constitution giving it the right to secede, split into 5 states or any other popular but untrue nonsense.

But don’t take my word for it, read the thing yourself.

http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/


45 posted on 06/06/2011 12:56:10 PM PDT by Melas (Sent via Galaxy Tab)
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To: shield

From the same newspaper who openly campaigned for barak.

Libs will never figure it out that they are targets of the kenyan as well.


46 posted on 06/06/2011 1:21:29 PM PDT by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: shield

Yes, Texas is very military heavy. We have many more military installations than most other states. A good position to be in when we secede, which WILL happen eventually.


47 posted on 06/06/2011 2:46:58 PM PDT by fwdude (Prosser wins, Goonions lose.)
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To: fwdude

Actually, what I am referring to is HOW many call Texas their home state. They maybe stationed at Bragg, NC...but Texas is their home state. It is partly to do with no income tax. My daughter and son in law’s new assignment is Fort Sam but this is the first time ever they’ve been stationed in Texas. Texas is their home state and when filing taxes it is as a Texas resident. My granddaughter will be going to college at Texas A & M and will have in state tuition because Texas is her home state and she’s never lived here.


48 posted on 06/06/2011 3:00:20 PM PDT by shield (Rev2:9 "Woe unto those who say they are Judah and are not, but are of the synaGOGue of Satan.")
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To: shield
That illegal alien in the WH...feels Texas is a threat...in completely destroying America. IF Texas can’t be stopped then destruction of America will not be complete...that’s my take on his hatred for Texas.

Just so; also it's the standard Chicago way: help your friends and punish your enemies. Of course Texas is no friend of jug ears. If the federales were constrained within Constitutional limits they wouldn't even have the ability to pull it off but we know how they feel about our Constitution -- and why.

49 posted on 06/06/2011 5:19:05 PM PDT by ForGod'sSake (You have only two choices: SUBMIT or RESIST with everything you've got!!!)
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To: shield
My daughter and son in law’s new assignment is Fort Sam but this is the first time ever they’ve been stationed in Texas. Texas is their home state and when filing taxes it is as a Texas resident. My granddaughter will be going to college at Texas A & M and will have in state tuition because Texas is her home state and she’s never lived here.

Then I would say you have a smart daughter and son-in-law....and tell your granddaughter "Gig 'Em".
50 posted on 06/06/2011 5:59:20 PM PDT by TexanByBirth
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