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HYPOCRISY ALLEGATIONS: 'PROBLEMAS' FOR DAN PATRICK (Texas Lt Gov Race)
Breitbart Texas ^ | 2/18/14 | BRANDON DARBY AND BOB PRICE

Posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:52 AM PST by jimbo123

Less than 24-hours after Texas State Senator Dan Patrick released a video asserting his opposition to illegal immigration, the candidate for Texas Lt. Governor stands accused of having hired four illegal aliens in a bar he previously owned. Earlier today Sen. Patrick told the Weatherford Democrat he is proud to wear the title of toughest guy on immigration running for any state office. On Patrick’s campaign website he describes himself as “Dan Patrick Border Champion”.

Now Dan Patrick stands accused by his formerly illegal alien, now U.S. Citizen, former employee of not only hiring him and three other illegal immigrants, but hiring them with false documents and even allegedly offering to sneak one of them back from the Texas/Mexico border, past inland security checkpoints.

In a Dallas Morning News report, “Miguel “Mike” Andrade, 48, of Missouri City, told The Dallas Morning News and Houston’s KTRK-TV that he, his cousin and two other men from Mexico worked at one of Patrick’s five sports bars that operated in the Houston area until 1986.”

At that time, there were no penalties involved in hiring someone in this residing in the U.S. illegally according to the report.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; danpatrick; texas

1 posted on 02/19/2014 6:10:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Most politicians are dumb-asses. They read what's in front of them, and repeat the platitudes their aide tell them will get votes, but behind the $100 haircut and $10,00 smile, they can't think further than their self-absorbed narcissism will let them.
2 posted on 02/19/2014 6:20:17 AM PST by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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To: jimbo123

Let us see... a mexican citizen that is here illegally is lying about a man that is running for public office in a State that he and his brethren dream of making into mexico again. Not buying it... the whore that abandoned her husband and children does not deserve to be elected and this man does!


3 posted on 02/19/2014 6:24:38 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123

I thought this was the Governors race... sorry.


4 posted on 02/19/2014 6:25:52 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123
Patrick's an idiot to think that this would not come out and be used against him, especially given his stance on the issue. This is not a case of hiring a landscape service, say, who then employs illegals. This is nearly impossible to avoid in TX. Here, he was the direct employer and enabler.

This

... his formerly illegal alien, now U.S. Citizen, former employee ...

is a real problem.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 6:29:22 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: LibLieSlayer
I thought this was the Governors race... sorry.

LT Gov. In TX, its maybe more important.

6 posted on 02/19/2014 6:30:42 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Typical Karl Rove hit for Dewhurst. But Patrick should have fessed up earlier.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 6:33:58 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I was ready to say he’s through, but then look at the date . . . 1986. The whole immigration climate was completely different back then, and DP has had plenty of chance to legitimately mature on the issue. No particular problem with the foreign former illegal, as he complied with the ‘86 law designed specifically to deal with folks like him.

Main problem would be if he really did conspire with the Mexican to have him re-enter illegally.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 6:35:57 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Karl Rove and the GOP-e need Dewhurst to win. I think this hit by Rove indicates Dewhurst might not be polling high enough for the runoff. Or they would have held it back until the runoff.


9 posted on 02/19/2014 6:38:44 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Typical Karl Rove hit for Dewhurst. But Patrick should have fessed up earlier.

If he was smart, he might even have got way out in front of this by making an issue of how hard it is to not employ illegals in TX because of the weak enforcement. A stretch, but better than the position he's in now.

10 posted on 02/19/2014 6:39:55 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: jimbo123
I think this hit by Rove indicates Dewhurst might not be polling high enough for the runoff.

I think Dewhurst's political career is over. Cruz and the drunken phone call to the Allen police finished him off. He's stale bread, a wilted tomato, last week's news.

11 posted on 02/19/2014 6:43:19 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor)
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To: jimbo123

Doesn’t matter to me, I’m voting for Jerry Patterson for Lt. Governor.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 6:46:13 AM PST by 38special (For real, y'all.)
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To: LibLieSlayer
...the whore that abandoned her husband and children.."

That's hardly the inclusive, tolerant language we have come to expect from today's Republican Party!


13 posted on 02/19/2014 6:51:50 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: jimbo123
Karl Rove and the GOP-e need Dewhurst to win.

I don't doubt it. And if the hiring happened in 2006 instead of 1986 I'd say Patrick was dead meat. As it is, it makes for a crappy headline. I didn't even know that Dewhurst was trying to make a comeback. Nice way to make a living I guess, and Lt. Gov. is reputedly extremely important in Texas compared to most other states.
14 posted on 02/19/2014 6:53:52 AM PST by Dr. Sivana ("We are not sluts."--Sandra Fluke)
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To: Paine in the Neck

Good to know!


15 posted on 02/19/2014 7:11:29 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: Fightin Whitey

That is easy... I am not a republican... not any longer. ;-)


16 posted on 02/19/2014 7:12:28 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS! BETTER DEAD THAN RED!)
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To: jimbo123

They had to go back to 1986 to find this???

The country was way different back then, and Reagan granted amnesty (he said it was one of his biggest mistakes)


17 posted on 02/19/2014 7:24:43 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: jimbo123
Patrick supported Dewhurst against Cruz.

Patrick is the candidate who has lied about the other candidates on illegal immigration.

I've never been a fan of Dan Patrick.

18 posted on 02/19/2014 7:26:11 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jimbo123
This isn't Rove's doing.

If you had read the article you would have seen that Jerry Patterson hired a PI who found the former employee. It is in retaliation of Patrick lying about the other candidates on illegals.

Patterson had called Patrick a "pathological liar."

19 posted on 02/19/2014 7:31:02 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: jimbo123
Nothing against the guy, but this is disturbing. He's the midpoint in the transformation of Jeb Bush and Lindsey Graham.


20 posted on 02/19/2014 7:35:53 AM PST by dangus
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To: lonestar

Thanks for reading the article. I guess Rove is too busy trying to keep Cornyn from being primaried.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 7:37:24 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: dangus

lol. That is VERY disturbing. Get rid of this trash.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 7:56:17 AM PST by napscoordinator ( Santorum-Bachmann 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: lonestar
Patrick is the candidate who has lied about the other candidates on illegal immigration.

What's the lie he told and about whom?

23 posted on 02/19/2014 10:58:35 AM PST by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: Sic Parvis Magna

http://www.politifact.com/texas/statements/2013/oct/09/dan-patrick/dan-patrick-isnt-alone-among-candidates-oppose-sta/


24 posted on 02/19/2014 12:04:23 PM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: lonestar

So, another Politifact political hyperbole = lie post.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 12:08:15 PM PST by Sic Parvis Magna
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To: jimbo123

Amazing how these accusations always come around the time of the actual vote, like they did when Bush was running for President back in 2000.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 1:42:00 PM PST by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: lonestar
Dan Patrick very vocally supported RINO David Dewhurst and with a nasty tone, tried to bully Ted Cruz in a contentious radio interview just 2 years ago. (I haven't forgiven him for this.) Now he's embracing the Tea Party in a bro hug. I listened to his show occasionally found some of his views illogical. Not as bad as Debra Medina, but still... I don't plan on voting for him as there are better candidates. This race (Lt. Gov.) and the senate race (Cornyn’s seat) are encouraging for the number of quality candidates running against the incumbent.
27 posted on 02/19/2014 7:54:17 PM PST by Shugee
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