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Fort Bend Democrats Party determined to turn county blue
fortbendstar.com ^ | Betsy Dolan

Posted on 02/05/2014 6:37:48 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe

A few months ago, Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa sat down with Wendy Davis to talk about strategy for her 2014 gubernatorial run.

“We told her, ‘You cannot win unless we take it to a different level’”, Hinojosa said.

It’s a message that Fort Bend Democrats are hearing as well.

“I think we can turn Fort Bend County blue and the best way is with a lot of green”, Congressman Al Green told the sold out crowd at the annual Noche Azul fundraising event at Sweetwater Country Club on January 24.

With changing demographics, a divided national Republican party and a public weary of gridlock in Washington, keynote speaker Congressmen Joaquin Castro of San Antonio, told the audience that the tide is changing in Fort Bend County.

“Republicans in Texas are getting more and more extreme,” Castro said. “Nihilism is masquerading as conservatism and we need to root it out”.

Castro spoke about building an “infrastructure of opportunity” that allows all Americans to succeed. He specifically called for improvements to education, re-authorizing the Voting Rights Act, raising the minimum wage and immigration reform.

“Ted Cruz tells the story about his father fleeing Cuba and finding a home in the U.S”, Castro said. “And he says the reason people come to the U.S. is because we’re a country of low taxes and low regulation. Of all the immigrants I have ever met, no one has ever told me that they were coming to America because of the low tax rate.”

Castro urged the audience to block walk, utilize social media and get involved in the November election that has two Democratic women vying for governor and Lieutenant Governor, and one that will set the stage for 2016.

“On election night, we’ll be watching Fox News and Bret Baier will be sitting next to Karl Rove and he’ll say,’Karl we have breaking news. For the first time ever, the state of Texas has gone blue and our next president of the United States is Hillary Rodham Clinton’”.

Congressman Al Green said he would never give up on comprehensive health care for all Americans and vowed to fight any steps backward from health care to “wealth care”.

“In a country where we can pay a CEO $400 every second, surely we can find away to make health care affordable and accessible for all Americans”, Green said.

Texas Democrats are also excited about their aggressive vote-by-mail campaign that allows seniors, the disabled, Texans traveling abroad and those in jail to receive a ballot for all elections in 2014 without showing voter identification.


TOPICS: US: Texas
KEYWORDS: algreen; aliens; joaquincastro; texas

1 posted on 02/05/2014 6:37:49 PM PST by Tailgunner Joe
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To: Tailgunner Joe

A perfect example of what excessive drug use will do to the brain.


2 posted on 02/05/2014 6:40:06 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (Stalin is smiling in Hell at how well Obama has copied his communist organization.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Texas Democrats are also excited about their aggressive vote-by-mail campaign that allows seniors, the disabled, Texans traveling abroad and those in jail to receive a ballot for all elections in 2014 without showing voter identification.

Ah yes. Democrats and vote fraud. Go together like diapers and shit.

3 posted on 02/05/2014 6:40:30 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VeniVidiVici

It worked for LBJ!


4 posted on 02/05/2014 6:43:01 PM PST by Dalberg-Acton
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Possible slogan:

“Because one Detroit is not enough!”


5 posted on 02/05/2014 6:43:50 PM PST by Darteaus94025 (Can't have a Liberal without a Lie)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

” - - - Texas Democrats are also excited about their aggressive vote-by-mail campaign that allows seniors, the disabled, Texans traveling abroad and those in jail to receive a ballot for all elections in 2014 without showing voter identification. - - - “

Looks like that makes all Texas Democrats in favor of election fraud.


6 posted on 02/05/2014 6:44:32 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Dalberg-Acton
It worked for LBJ!

Kennedy too!

7 posted on 02/05/2014 6:48:58 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“Go blue” IOW....”Dead”.


8 posted on 02/05/2014 6:51:57 PM PST by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Great vid by ShorelineMike! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZjJk6nbD4&feature=plcp)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“I think we can turn Fort Bend County blue and the best way is with a lot of green”,

Good luck! They already are down 3 to 1 in money and it isn’t going to get any better!


9 posted on 02/05/2014 7:00:43 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Tailgunner Joe
“Nihilism is masquerading as conservatism and we need to root it out”.

Nihilism - That's a big word for a small man. Liberals / Progressives are the real nihilists, but most of them don't even understand the concept, let alone the word.

10 posted on 02/05/2014 7:01:54 PM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

I spent some time there 5 or so years ago- Fort Bent Co. is very close to, or even part of Louie Gohmert’s district.


11 posted on 02/05/2014 7:47:47 PM PST by matthew fuller (Our enemy list- http://www.nraila.org/news-issues/fact-sheets/2004/anti-gun-lobbying-organizations..)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Texas Democrats don’t know how voting by mail is documented in Texas. As for people in jail, only those not convicted may vote by mail. A person wanting to vote by mail, has to send in an application for a ballot and it has to be signed and a reason given for voting by mail. That reason must be a reason given in the law and, if it isn’t, it is not valid. If it is not signed, it is not valid and if there is enough time left, a new ballot will be sent to the voter.

Voting by mail is the most difficult way to vote. There are multiple blanks that must be filled out that accompany the ballot. If one of those required blanks is not filled in, the ballot is rejected. If the ballot paperwork is not signed, it is rejected. The signature is compared to the signature on the application, and if they are not the same, the ballot is rejected If someone helps the voter and the helper does not sign and print their name, and put their address on there, the ballot is rejected.

If a person in a nursing home helps more than ONE person fill out a ballot, all ballots with that person as a helper, are rejected.

I was the judge of the Early Voting Ballot Board for ten years and taught other Republican county workers how to properly follow the law when evaluating ballots by mail.

The vast majority of Democrats do not know the law.


12 posted on 02/05/2014 7:56:46 PM PST by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Tailgunner Joe
Texas Democratic Party Chairman Gilberto Hinojosa sat down with Wendy Davis to talk about strategy for her 2014 gubernatorial run.

“We told her, ‘You cannot win unless we take it to a different level’”

No wonder Wendy is flopping around like a fish out of water, if that's the sort of 'professional' advice she's getting.

13 posted on 02/05/2014 8:23:42 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

Blue is Conservative. Red is Communist.


14 posted on 02/05/2014 8:37:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Buttwipe Today, errr, I mean USA Today caused the color reverse didn’t they?


15 posted on 02/05/2014 9:42:00 PM PST by Rockpile
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To: Hardastarboard

This pea brain is using the word nihilist to describe those who are against big government. This Castro punk being a socialist at heart


16 posted on 02/05/2014 9:45:23 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: VeniVidiVici

Investigations should be done no matter who wins. The DNC are crooked bastards.


17 posted on 02/05/2014 9:47:35 PM PST by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: Rockpile

The Orwellian newspeak “flip” occurred on Election Night 2000. However, our side didn’t have to accept it. Does anyone realize how ridiculous Conservatives look talking about wanting to flip states “red” ? I certainly do.


18 posted on 02/05/2014 10:34:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Tailgunner Joe

“For the first time ever Texas is blue”? Does this idiot not remember LBJ?


19 posted on 02/05/2014 11:00:19 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: VerySadAmerican

You shoulda been there for the speech, especially when Castro talked about the Germans bombing Pearl Bailey.


20 posted on 02/05/2014 11:30:25 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Too bad Sheila Jackson Lee wasn’t there to talk about the flag we left on Mars. I guess they weren’t handing out money so she had to be elsewhere.


21 posted on 02/06/2014 7:04:52 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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