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Mark Levin: "Tom Pauken would make an OUTSTANDING Governor of Texas"
YouTube ^ | 09/23/2013 | Tom Pauken

Posted on 09/23/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by thetallguy24

"Now in Texas you have Republican Primary for Governor. And there's a fellow running in the Republican Primary that I've known since I was - how old? - 22 years old. His name is Tom Pauken. He's a Reaganite. He was a long-time Reaganite. Before Reagan he was a Goldwater guy. As solid as they come. A good friend of mine. And Tom Pauken would make an OUTSTANDING Governor of Texas. So I want to wholeheartedly tell my friends all over the state of Texas if you get a chance give Tom a very careful look. You won't be disappointed."

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: governor; levin; pauken; texas
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I'd say this is as close to an endorsement as they come. At the very least, its an excellent compliment from Levin. This might change the balance of the race slightly, since Abbott is so overwhelmingly the favorite. Who's next? Palin? Cruz?
1 posted on 09/23/2013 6:54:20 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24
Welcome to FR.

A lot of the Texas Freepers have decided to do whatever it takes to keep Pauken from winning.

His son posts here as a rabid anti-Abbot poster.

/johnny

2 posted on 09/23/2013 7:03:42 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Windflier
Ping.

/johnny

3 posted on 09/23/2013 7:05:17 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Plus Pauken had that unfortunate incident with those chickens...


4 posted on 09/23/2013 7:05:19 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: Marcella
Ping.

/johnny

5 posted on 09/23/2013 7:05:41 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: humblegunner
I've already started talking to neighbors, warning them about Pauken.

/johnny

6 posted on 09/23/2013 7:07:49 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Warning them in what way?


7 posted on 09/23/2013 7:16:42 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: Resolute Conservative
Pauken's history with the GOP here in Texas, how his son is a paid propagandist for the Chineese government, etc.. etc...

Pauken's son has pretty well poisoned the well here at FR for Pauken.

/johnny

8 posted on 09/23/2013 7:18:48 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Some candidates have it easy. Attorney General Greg Abbott turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser. His strength can be measured by the size of his campaign bank balance. It’s enough to persuade most politicians to skip the Republican primary for governor, to shop elsewhere.

Tom Pauken, the former state Republican Party chairman, is challenging Abbott and acting as the poster boy for the campaign conundrum: It is not easy to get people to invest in a candidate whose opponent already has more than $20 million. Pauken has to exploit any philosophical differences or focus on characteristics in Abbott to offset the financial disadvantage. It’s possible, but it’s a slog.

http://lubbockonline.com/texas/2013-09-07/some-candidates-chicken-and-egg-problem


9 posted on 09/23/2013 7:22:07 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: smokingfrog
Tom Pauken, the former state Republican Party chairman

How much debt did the Texas party get into under his chairmanship?

/johnny

10 posted on 09/23/2013 7:38:15 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: smokingfrog

“Some candidates have it easy. Attorney General Greg Abbott turned out to be a prodigious fundraiser.”

Why do Texas Republicans/conservatives give money to Abbott? Texas conservatives donate to Greg Abbott because he is a conservative and has done a great job for Texas which includes keeping Hussein and Holder from screwing with Texas. Every time they come after Texas, he files a suit against them. He has to be most hated by Holder/Hussein and that alone is worth major donations to Abbott.


11 posted on 09/23/2013 8:12:30 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Thanks for the ping.

Interesting that Levin with heartily endorse a guy that most of us Texans have never heard of. Could Levin be completely clueless about the good job Greg Abbott has done for Texas as AG? Is he aware that he’s the favorite in the race?


12 posted on 09/23/2013 8:17:06 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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“I'd say this is as close to an endorsement as they come.”

You joined this April - perhaps your reason for joining was to promote Pauken. What you have posted here is a Pauken ad.

Pauken would be a disaster as governor.

1. He lost every office for which he ran - ran for US representative and lost. Ran for attorney general before and lost.

2. He was state chairman of the Republican Party and was so bad, the Republican governor would not take his calls. This is a true fact because he told my husband, county chair of our party, and me, that fact.

3. He divided the Republican Party and got the state party in debt. When he was reelected as state chair, he got into worse trouble with the party, the money facts came out, and he quit.

4. Susan Weddington was elected after Pauken quit and she got the Party out of debt and united the party.

Pauken is a demonstrated loser over and over and Abbott, even in his wheelchair, is a giant standing up for Texas against the tyrants in Washington. Right now, the national Democrat Party wants Texas - Abbott will never let them get it.

Abbott hired Ted Cruz to be his partner against the Washington Democrat mob. Together, they kept Texas for conservative Texans. Why did Abbott choose Cruz for his main man to, along with him, represent us in cases before the US Supreme Court - because he and Cruz are of the same pattern. They don't give up.

A tree fell on Abbott when he was in college and he never walked again. Did he give up? No, he kept his life going and has been a terrific attorney general and will make a no nonsense conservative governor. And, you have him to thank for giving Ted Cruz a chance to show his expertise so we now have Senator Ted Cruz.

ATTORNEY GENERAL GREG ABBOTT FOR GOVERNOR. AG COMMISSIONER TODD STAPLES FOR LT. GOVERNOR - A WINNING CONSERVATIVE TEAM FOR TEXAS.

13 posted on 09/23/2013 8:48:07 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

Yes, I joined in April because I’m psychic and knew he was going to start a campaign in June. Check my post history.


14 posted on 09/23/2013 9:16:13 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24

“I’m psychic and knew he was going to start a campaign in June. Check my post history.”

Ok.

You’ve shilled for this guy before:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3055046/posts


15 posted on 09/23/2013 9:20:46 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

A. I didn’t advertise Pauken. It was a Dallas Morning News article. You can blame them for the name drop.

B. It was a legitimate question for someone who claims to be the anti-Obama administration. Why is Abbott joining forces with Holder? No one has ever told me.


16 posted on 09/23/2013 9:24:12 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24
Why is Abbott joining forces with Holder?

Says who and since when?

17 posted on 09/23/2013 9:26:39 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

Says the Attorney General of Texas and since August. Read the news. The merger is a big deal here in Texas since American Airlines is headquartered here.

You obviously didn’t read the Dallas Morning News article lol


18 posted on 09/23/2013 9:30:42 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24
Pauken announced and filed on March 21, 2013.

/johnny

19 posted on 09/23/2013 9:31:06 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: thetallguy24

“Challenging the merger of American Airlines and US Airways” does not equate to “joining forces with Holder”.


20 posted on 09/23/2013 9:33:11 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner
Pauken's own website says he filed to run for governor on 21 March of this year. The guy is lying about June.

/johnny

21 posted on 09/23/2013 9:34:04 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: humblegunner
It is when they join the lawsuit and use the same reasons for doing it. http://aviationblog.dallasnews.com/2013/08/justice-department-files-suit-to-block-the-us-airways-american-airlines-merger.html/
22 posted on 09/23/2013 9:35:29 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24; JRandomFreeper

“Yes, I joined in April because I’m psychic and knew he was going to start a campaign in June.”

You also appear to stretch the truth. Pauken signed up and announced on March 22, 2013. You joined on April 30, 2013.


23 posted on 09/23/2013 9:36:07 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella
Well I didn't know until I saw this in the paper in June: http://www.llanonews.com/news/110602/ I don't think anybody really knew.
24 posted on 09/23/2013 9:39:10 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: Marcella

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3035932/posts

That’s why I asked about it. I had very little knowledge of who he was. I met him a couple of times. I had only heard him speak about being with Reagan.

I assumed Abbott was the next Governor.


25 posted on 09/23/2013 9:43:12 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24
I don't think anybody really knew.

They still don't, his name recognition is non-existent.

Should he become more prominent, someone will eventually
dig up his unfortunate incident with the chickens and rehash
all that old unpleasantness. Bad business, that.

26 posted on 09/23/2013 9:43:46 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: thetallguy24
The fact you would wonder if Cruz will endorse Pauken shows you need to spend less time shilling for your hopeful, and more time actually following the conservative movement.
27 posted on 09/23/2013 9:44:53 AM PDT by csivils
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To: humblegunner

What chickens? Never heard of that incident


28 posted on 09/23/2013 9:46:10 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: csivils

Well Cruz’s run to the top started when Levin endorsed him. Others followed. (correct me if my timeline is wrong, but I think I’m pretty close)

Might happen in the same way for Pauken. I doubt Cruz will abandon his former employer in Abbott though.


29 posted on 09/23/2013 9:47:43 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24; humblegunner
“Why is Abbott joining forces with Holder? No one has ever told me.”

It is you who didn't read the article you posted, or, you are so “not smart”, you can't read and understand what Abbott said about opposing that merger IN THAT ARTICLE. Abbott's office said:

“His office explained their rationale in a statement, saying the state was concerned “about the potential for reduced airline service to several of Texas’ smaller airports that are currently served exclusively by American Airlines and American Eagle flights.”

The strategy of eliminating low-producing flight routes has followed other airline mergers and already is part of U.S. Airways business plan, the attorney general said.

‘If this strategy is continued when U.S. Airways’ executives take over leadership at the new American Airlines, some areas in rural Texas could see their travel options reduced as a result of the merger,’ the statement said.”

30 posted on 09/23/2013 9:49:07 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: thetallguy24
Might happen in the same way for Pauken.

Not the way Pauken supporters are lying and slandering Abbot. Junior turned a lot of people on FR against his dad.

I know that while I'm walking the streets and knocking on doors, I'll be campaigning AGAINST both Pauken and Dewhurst. The sleazebags.

/johnny

31 posted on 09/23/2013 9:52:38 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Junior turned a lot of people on FR against his dad.

Yep.

32 posted on 09/23/2013 9:54:42 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: thetallguy24; humblegunner

“Well Cruz’s run to the top started when Levin endorsed him.”

PURE AND TOTAL BOVINE SCAT, also known as BS.

Your credibility is zero.


33 posted on 09/23/2013 9:54:44 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

From Abbott’s oped:

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/latest-columns/20130815-attorney-general-greg-abbott-why-i-challenged-the-american-airlines-us-airways-merger.ece

“The legal action is based on evidence such as internal emails, investor presentations and other comments by top executives of the airlines. Those documents reveal their thinking about how shrinking competition in the airline industry — and, hence the merger — will allow the airlines to pile even more bag fees, ticket change fees and increased fares on customers. American and US Airways compete directly on thousands of heavily traveled routes. The merger would allow the new company to shed that competition and distort the marketplace — while harming competition for nearly 200 Texas routes.”

From the DOJ:
“In recent years, however, the major airlines have, in tandem, raised fares, imposed new and higher fees, and reduced service. Competition has diminished and consumers have paid a heavy price.”

Both party’s reasoning are nearly exact.

Shouldn’t he let the market decide prices and competition rather than government? Aren’t mergers a part of the free market process which conservatives should support?


34 posted on 09/23/2013 9:57:22 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: Marcella

Actually, Levin did endorse Cruz very early in the race.

http://therightscoop.com/mark-levin-endorses-ted-cruz-for-us-senate-in-texas/

So not BS.


35 posted on 09/23/2013 9:59:47 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: thetallguy24; JRandomFreeper; humblegunner

“Aren’t mergers a part of the free market process which conservatives should support?”

Not in this case and others that affect the entire population. It’s a legal thing - mergers that affect transportation which is used everyday by millions upon millions across the country, are subject to approval.

A merger in transportation that would limit Texans from traveling is Abbott’s business. All those states that are opposing this merger, is for that reason.

You are not informed enough to postulate here. I think it’s time for a Reagan quote that fits you, “Aww, shut up.”


36 posted on 09/23/2013 10:06:12 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: thetallguy24

“Well Cruz’s run to the top started when Levin endorsed him.”

That is the part of your post that is BS, what YOU said, not what Levin said. Reagan’s quote is right for you.


37 posted on 09/23/2013 10:10:11 AM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.)
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To: Marcella

I guess that means Holder is right too if Abbott is since they use the same excuse.


38 posted on 09/23/2013 10:12:25 AM PDT by thetallguy24
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To: KC_Lion; TexGrill

Hey look, a pro-Pauken article that doesn’t throw mud and unnecessarily attacks Abbott. fascinating.


39 posted on 09/23/2013 10:21:43 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: thetallguy24
Since Abbot has filed over 20 lawsuits against the feds, I don't think he and Holder are joined at the hip.

You trying to stretch this to slime Abbot is just working against Pauken.

/johnny

40 posted on 09/23/2013 10:21:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I have advised him over and over to post pro-Pauken stuff instead of anti-Abbott stuff. Catch more flies with honey and all that


41 posted on 09/23/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL
I certainly went from not caring about Pauken to actively campaigning AGAINST him.

Junior owns that single-handedly.

/johnny

42 posted on 09/23/2013 10:37:50 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I did try to explain to him that he would be turning off a lot of potential voters. You at least need to post pro-Pauken things in addition to the mudslinging or it just comes off as a loser.


43 posted on 09/23/2013 10:50:09 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: thetallguy24

I don’t think Levin has done his homework on Pauken. If he had, he would not be saying what a great governor Pauken would be.


44 posted on 09/23/2013 11:03:10 AM PDT by longhorn too
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t know the answer to that.


45 posted on 09/23/2013 2:17:49 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: GeronL

Thanks for posting it on Free Republic.


46 posted on 09/23/2013 7:02:50 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: thetallguy24

Thanks for your Freeper post. Don’t worry too much about the Shrieking Abbotteers. Abbott is out fundraising Pauken 100 to 1, yet their attacks on Pauken show they fear him. Keep up the good work. We need to get the word out that Pauken is the only true conservative running for governor in Texas, and Abbott is just a Chris Christie-loving Rino. Abbott won’t even debate Pauken either.


47 posted on 09/23/2013 7:06:57 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: TexGrill

I am not the one who posted it, but this is probably the best new the Pauken campaign has had so far.


48 posted on 09/23/2013 7:12:48 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Thanks anyway. I was unaware of this thread until you brought it to my attention. I turn on the computer this morning and see this wonderful news. Mark Levin is one of my favorite radio talk show hosts. I’m glad to hear that he wants more Texans to know the “outstanding” qualities if Tom Pauken is elected governor of Texas.


49 posted on 09/23/2013 7:19:25 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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To: GeronL

Just curious, is it still hot in Texas right now? Summer time heat in Beijing has just faded away and now temperatures are in the 60s in the daytime. I’m not a hot weather person, so I appreciate the cooler weather here.


50 posted on 09/23/2013 7:22:57 PM PDT by TexGrill (Don't mess with Texas)
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