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Business alliance tries to counter tea party clout
Brownsville Herald ^ | January 5, 2014 2:06 pm

Posted on 01/07/2014 8:53:59 AM PST by SoConPubbie

Edited on 01/07/2014 8:57:05 AM PST by Sidebar Moderator. [history]

An alliance of 10 major business trade groups is supporting mainstream Republicans in upcoming Texas GOP primaries, hoping to counter the clout of tea party forces, according to a published report Sunday.

The Dallas Morning News reports ( http://dallasne.ws/Kt23cH) that the Texas Future Business Alliance has begun making donations and sending out mailers. It is supporting Republican candidates who during last year's legislative session backed increasing state spending for water infrastructure development, highway construction and public education.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cruz; teaparty
"If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures." - Alexander Hamilton
 
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all." -- President Ronald Reagan
 
"A thing moderately good is not so good as it ought to be. Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." - Thomas Paine 1792
 
"It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men." - Samuel Adams
 
"If ye love wealth better than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest of freedom, go home from us in peace. We ask not your counsels or your arms. Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you. May your chains set lightly upon you, and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams
 

1 posted on 01/07/2014 8:53:59 AM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie; super7man; Battle Axe; Rodamala; Fiddlstix; petercooper; firebrand; sr4402; ...

Tea-Party Ping!

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Please beware, this is a high-volume ping list!


2 posted on 01/07/2014 8:55:07 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie

That’s how they repay us for having their back against the marauding Socialists.


3 posted on 01/07/2014 8:56:26 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: SoConPubbie
It is supporting Republican candidates who during last year's legislative session backed increasing state spending for water infrastructure development, highway construction and public education.

Is Texas this far gone, or is this more overreach by the progs?

4 posted on 01/07/2014 8:58:21 AM PST by logi_cal869
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Crony Capitalists.


5 posted on 01/07/2014 9:02:04 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SoConPubbie

   An alliance of 10 major  business trade groups  prostitution apologists ..


.. and we're all aware that the Colonies were infested with similar gutless vermin during the Revolution.

6 posted on 01/07/2014 9:06:32 AM PST by tomkat (unreconstructable)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

No surprise there.

Much of ‘business’ is actually pork-seeking, rent-seeking, big government courtiers. They pee their pants at the faintest sign of real competition.

Let’s not pretend anymore that ‘business’ (in the main) is about free market capitalism. Virtually everyone these days is nuzzling their way to the government trough.

It’s time to get our heads out of the sand about this.


7 posted on 01/07/2014 9:09:54 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

They know the tea party isn’t just whistlin Dixie when we say we want a level playing field and an end to corporate welfare.


8 posted on 01/07/2014 9:11:51 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: tomkat

Exactly! This is not a new thing.

And neither are tea party sentiments new.
This tug-o-war has been going on for over 230 years!


9 posted on 01/07/2014 9:12:49 AM PST by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: SoConPubbie

Reason #38 why it is not our Repub party, it is theirs.


10 posted on 01/07/2014 9:15:25 AM PST by gogeo (I didn't leave the Republican Party, it left me.)
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To: Lorianne
(love your 'story' about govzilla bidding !  d:^)
11 posted on 01/07/2014 9:19:56 AM PST by tomkat (unreconstructable)
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To: logi_cal869

Too many damn dims moving here-—been going on for years, now. They are turning our bright red state blue!


12 posted on 01/07/2014 9:22:36 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

I don’t like supporting the party, but it seems unavoidable. If you give to an individual candidate, you get on their lists, and hounded to death. If you go to a caucus or something to support a candidate, you’re swept into the party, and hounded for money.
It’s the same with the Democrats, of course. I supported an individual Democrat for mayor years ago and they have finally gotten the message that I don’t want mailings from left leaning groups. Or maybe it’s because I moved.
Neither of them seems to understand the concept of supporting an individual without supporting their stupid parties.


13 posted on 01/07/2014 9:31:12 AM PST by crazycatlady
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To: basil

It sux but its the way things work. Liberals make things intolerable then flee to “red states”.

On the flip side, when they flee “blue states” those states often turn red. A year ago FReepers laughed at me when I said Michigan would be a RTW state.


14 posted on 01/07/2014 9:33:39 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: crazycatlady

I have this handy paper shredder in my home office-—I run all this crappe through it without ever opening it.


15 posted on 01/07/2014 9:34:25 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: basil

Yup. Texas has an infestation problem.

Me, I live in a blue state, some argue it’s starting to turn purple. I think that is happening mainly because people like me are just gonna stay put while the blue part of the state moves south to Texas.

so far, it seems my plan is working.

Sorry red states.


16 posted on 01/07/2014 9:38:29 AM PST by cableguymn (It's time for a second political party.)
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To: Lorianne

Which tends to be the case. There was truth in Ike’s warning about the “Military-industrialist complex.” A hundred years ago, the US Navy had 18-drydocks, the Royal Navy, one. The Royal Navy was three times the size of ours. WE still have military bases that are as unnecessary as some over seas,


17 posted on 01/07/2014 9:47:34 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: SoConPubbie

They found some liberal donors starting supposed conservative foundations to finance liberal candidates in the Republican party.
I have a tough time believing businesses of any size would be so dumb as to not want fiscal responsibility and Democrats out as to avoid stupid business ending high minimum wages and other regulatory vomit.


18 posted on 01/07/2014 9:49:59 AM PST by A CA Guy ( God Bless America, God Bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Lorianne

Texas has got richer and Austin changed radically after LBJ became emperor of the world. Just look at those monuments to egoism that block the view of the capitol from I-35.


19 posted on 01/07/2014 9:52:22 AM PST by RobbyS (quotes)
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To: cableguymn

It is what it is.......


20 posted on 01/07/2014 10:14:30 AM PST by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: RobbyS
Which tends to be the case. There was truth in Ike’s warning about the “Military-industrialist complex.” A hundred years ago, the US Navy had 18-drydocks, the Royal Navy, one. The Royal Navy was three times the size of ours. WE still have military bases that are as unnecessary as some over seas,

I think we have cut the military to the bone.

How about we as conservatives focus on the Entitlements, you know, those things not mandated to the Federal Government by the Constitution.
21 posted on 01/07/2014 10:18:18 AM PST by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: SoConPubbie
Eisenhower’s last budget was a total of 80 billion dollars.

40 billion for the military and 40 for everything else.

The military is now a very small percent of the total.

22 posted on 01/07/2014 10:27:50 AM PST by Dan(9698)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“That’s how they repay us for having their back against the marauding Socialists.”

They possibly see themselves as part of the business elite in the coming fascist regime.


23 posted on 01/07/2014 12:13:12 PM PST by duffee (NO poll tax, NO tax on firearms, ammunition or gun safes. NO gun free zones.)
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To: COBOL2Java

Nope. They are the Austin Liberal Mafia.


24 posted on 01/07/2014 1:20:12 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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