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Bipartisan: Texas Democrat Wants to Repeal Obamacare and Impeach Obama
Townhall.com ^ | March 7, 2014 | Mike Shedlock

Posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:49 AM PST by Kaslin

Here's a story too funny to not report.

In a field of five, no Democrat senatorial candidate received 50% of the votes in yesterday's Texas primary. As a result, Kesha Rogers is in a runoff with David Alameel on May 27.

Rogers will not stand a chance in the runoff as the party will do everything to stop her because her views are "Democratically bizarre" to say the least.

According to The Hill ...

Rogers supports impeaching President Obama, repealing ObamaCare and “crushing Wall Street.” She also advocates the reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall Act to limit securities trading, and has a detailed plan for space exploration and harnessing thermonuclear fusion energy. In the past, she’s drawn Hitler mustaches on Obama posters and likened ObamaCare to practices of Nazi doctors.

Other Interesting Texas Primary Results



In the Texas GOP primary 95% want welfare drug testing and 97% want to repeal Obamacare.

Thoughts on Welfare Drug Testing

Welfare drug testing is the wrong way to go. The last thing we need is another government program to do anything.

I expect it would cost more to administer than it would save in reduced payouts. Besides, it would hurt kids in poor families whose parents happen to be using drugs.

Instead, I make a commonsense proposal on food stamps.

Mish SNAP Proposal


My proposal will not only lower the cost of the food stamp program, the resultant healthier diets would lower Medicaid and Medicare costs as well.

Moreover, my proposal would give people a strong incentive to get off the food stamp program without intrusive, costly big-brother ideas like drug testing which cannot possibly work for the simple reason that anyone who fails will steal to get food rather than starve.

For further discussion, please see States Circumvent Food Stamp Cutbacks; Draconian Cuts "Much Ado About Nothing"



TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: 0bamacare; 2014elections

1 posted on 03/07/2014 6:58:49 AM PST by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

Wel, what do you know... a conservative democrat!

I thought those were extinct?

Or is she just lying to get elected? It seems the only people will to run claiming to be proud conservatives are Democrats. And lying RINO’s.


2 posted on 03/07/2014 7:01:41 AM PST by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period.)
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To: Mr. K

She’s a LaRouche-oid candidate. Not conservative — she’s crazy.


3 posted on 03/07/2014 7:03:47 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Mr. K

Yes, democrat conservatives are “democratically bizarre” today.


4 posted on 03/07/2014 7:03:54 AM PST by skeeter
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To: Kaslin

Finally, one of the stuck on stupid demrats realizes the true nature of the Kenyan faggot. Thanks for gifting the country with this nightmare.


5 posted on 03/07/2014 7:04:34 AM PST by Neoliberalnot (Marxism works well only with the uneducated and the unarmed.)
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To: Mr. K; All

Or is she just lying to get elected?
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No. I ran into some of her supporters weeks ago outside our Post Office. These people despise B. Hussein Obama. She is a Black, Conservative Democrat. Had I not voted in the GOP Primary, I’d vote for her in the run-off.


6 posted on 03/07/2014 7:07:16 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Cincinatus

She’s a LaRouche-oid candidate. Not conservative — she’s crazy.
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SHUSH! Don’t tell people that. Keep it a secret. She’s better than a “regular” Democrat. She would definitely stir things up in the Senate. Hell, I’d just as soon have her as Cornhole.


7 posted on 03/07/2014 7:09:17 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: Mr. K

You can be democrat and oppose Obama on the basis of civil liberties, fascism, and support for low wage labor over union labor.

The other guys aren’t enamored of our quisling in chief either.


8 posted on 03/07/2014 7:09:19 AM PST by RinaseaofDs
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To: Kaslin
"Prohibit food stamp purchases of potato chips, snacks, soft drinks, candy, pizza, frozen foods of any kind except juice."

That is discrimination. If people that earn a living can eat junk food so should the disenfranchised, disadvantaged, or other victims. //sarc off//

9 posted on 03/07/2014 7:09:20 AM PST by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Kaslin

Obama shakedown is geinding gears and making everyone look bad.

When will be his Allluha Akbar self detonation moment? Every muslims wait for their interpreter to give it to them with high expectation of reward.


10 posted on 03/07/2014 7:16:58 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: mosaicwolf

So Lobster would be okay?


11 posted on 03/07/2014 7:17:42 AM PST by Kaslin (He needed the ignorant to reelect him, and he got them. Now we all have to pay the consequenses)
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To: Cincinatus

She sounds sane to me. Repealing Obamacare, impeaching Obama, reinstating Glass-Steagall are all good goals to me.


12 posted on 03/07/2014 7:18:10 AM PST by expat2
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To: Cincinatus

if she is committed to what she says she wants to see in DC, that’s the kind of crazy this country needs.


13 posted on 03/07/2014 7:18:33 AM PST by drypowder
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To: drypowder; expat2
Then you guys should check out their web site:

LaRouchepac

Maybe you'll fit right in there.

14 posted on 03/07/2014 7:23:21 AM PST by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Kaslin
Welfare drug testing is the wrong way to go. The last thing we need is another government program to do anything.

Disagree there, Mike. This is not a program, it should be a requirement. Ditto for public housing, food stamps and Obamaphones.

15 posted on 03/07/2014 7:27:52 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: Kaslin

Great article! Democrat doesn’t know that shining truth on the Mafia will have criminal repercussions.


16 posted on 03/07/2014 7:27:54 AM PST by mgist (.)
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To: Kaslin

I think they should elect her. She could be entertaining in the senate.


17 posted on 03/07/2014 7:31:59 AM PST by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th (and 17th))
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To: Cincinatus

Yep. She’s a lunatic. The Dims can keep her. Don’t want her on our side I don’t care what she says.


18 posted on 03/07/2014 7:33:58 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Din Maker

Yeah, I’d read she’s a rooshie, too. I wonder if she has a background manning desks in front of DMVs.


19 posted on 03/07/2014 7:58:42 AM PST by ScottinVA (Obama is so far in over his head, even his ears are beneath the water level.)
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To: Mr. K

Wendy Davis lost half of the counties along the Rio Grande to a NO-NAME opponent who was PRO-LIFE!


20 posted on 03/07/2014 8:14:07 AM PST by RebelTXRose
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To: RIghtwardHo

>> The Dims can keep her. Don’t want her on our side I don’t care what she says.<<

Still, if her first two campaign issues are 1) Impeach Obama, and 2) Repeal Obamacare, the runoff election gets interesting.

Apparently a lot of Texas Democrats don’t like either Obama or Obamacare, and even if Rogers is a loon, they can send a clear message of their dislike of both by voting for her without doing any lasting damage (since Cornyn is the heavy favorite in the general election.)

2 Questions:

Can GOP voters cross over in the runoff if they’ve already voted in the GOP primary?

Can any voter who didn’t vote in the primary still vote in the runoff?

Depending upon the answers I see a potential opportunity for another Operation Chaos here. Imagine the headlines if the Senate Democrat nominee chosen by Texans supported both impeachment and repeal.

As I said, this could get interesting....


21 posted on 03/07/2014 8:15:09 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Din Maker

>>Had I not voted in the GOP Primary, I’d vote for her in the run-off.<<

So, if you’ve already voted in the initial primary, you have to stay with the same party in any runoff? You can’t switch parties for the runoff?

Just wondering....


22 posted on 03/07/2014 8:20:41 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Kaslin
Welfare drug testing is the wrong way to go. The last thing we need is another government program to do anything.

Actually, it's not another government program, it's an already existing government handout program that adds requirements to simply prevent subsidizing luxury items. If they can afford alcohol, cigarettes, or drugs, then they can afford to buy their own food.

That said, I fully agree with several of your ideas regarding making the purchasables more restrictive. I was at Whole Foods the other day and some lady in front of me had a huge cart with their organic fancy steaks, fancy veggies, etc. and she paid for most of it, ~$80, with an EBT card, and the remaining $30ish with cash (had a whole wad of 20s in her nice-looking wallet).

If anything, we should definitely restrict them to basic staples of foods: cheap meats like chicken/pork/ground beef, beans, rice, veggies, flour, etc., as well as getting rid of the auto-deposited debit card. Go back to actually issuing food 'stamps'. And they're subject to random drug testing (minimum once/year, plus when they first sign up) when they pick up their stamps.

I would bet even just a couple of these changes would cut the food stamp costs by half at least.
23 posted on 03/07/2014 8:32:31 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Din Maker

laRouche himself would have been a vast improvement over theWon .

I think Larouchians are preferable to muslims and other socialists.


24 posted on 03/07/2014 8:39:55 AM PST by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: Norseman
So, if you’ve already voted in the initial primary, you have to stay with the same party in any runoff? You can’t switch parties for the runoff?

ELECTION CODE
TITLE 10. POLITICAL PARTIES
SUBTITLE B. PARTIES NOMINATING BY PRIMARY ELECTION
CHAPTER 172. PRIMARY ELECTIONS
SUBCHAPTER E. CONDUCT OF ELECTION

Sec. 172.125. ADDITIONAL PROCEDURE FOR ACCEPTING VOTERS IN RUNOFF.
(a) For a runoff primary election, the voter registrar shall enter on the list of registered voters a notation beside each voter's name indicating the preceding party primary for which the voter was accepted for voting, if any.
(b) An election officer at a runoff primary election polling place shall determine whether the name of a voter offering to vote is noted on the list as having been accepted for voting in another party's primary. If the voter's name is so noted, the voter may not be accepted for voting at the runoff unless the voter executes an affidavit stating that the voter did not vote in the primary or participate in a convention of another party during the same voting year.


You may not switch parties in between primary and runoff, in Texas. You can switch parties between now and November though.

Texas Statutes
25 posted on 03/07/2014 8:45:49 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: Svartalfiar

The food stamp program isn’t an area I’ve given much thought to, but here goes:

Kids in school are fed free or reduced-price meals, and most schools now serve both breakfast and lunch.

Kids 5 and older are therefore fed. If they truly come to school hungry, let them eat more at the two meals provided.

Kids under 5, what to do? Here, some sort of extension of the free or reduced-price program could be set up. Meal tickets exchangeable for pre-packaged complete meals could be issued to those who qualify for them. Food companies would rapidly develop those meals to meet the demand. Special debit cards could be issued that could only be used on the qualifying pre-packaged meals.

Adults: Expand the Earned Income Tax Credit to replace food stamps completely, but instead of returning all of the tax credit at tax filing time, issue debit cards and add 2% of the annual tax credit to the card every week so that money is available weekly to spend on food and other needs.

If they want to spend it on cigarettes and alcohol, so be it. This is still America, after all.

In other words, replace the food stamp program with a) sufficient funding for all schools to offer breakfast and lunch programs, b) a pre-packaged kid’s meal program for those under school age, and c) an expansion of the EITC to incorporate food stamp spending.

Then structure the EITC so that it doesn’t hamper an individual’s efforts to join the work force.

And finally, tackle most of the other welfare programs the same way.


26 posted on 03/07/2014 8:52:23 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Svartalfiar

>>You may not switch parties in between primary and runoff, in Texas.<<

Thanks for the info. That makes Operation Texas Chaos a little more complicated, but not much.

OPERATION TEXAS CHAOS

Purpose: To utterly embarrass the national Democrat Party and President Obama

Method: Every GOP voter who did not cast a vote in the GOP primary remains eligible to vote in the Democrat runoff primary. Do so, and vote for Rogers, the black candidate who advocates impeaching Obama, repealing Obamacare, rebuilding NASA, and who thinks global warming is a crock.

My main fear is that when she wins, which with sufficient GOP support she almost certainly would, GOP voters who don’t like Cornyn might vote again for her in the general election. Then I find myself wondering whether that would be a bad thing. It would certainly accomplish the Purpose of Operation Texas Chaos.

It would also likely mark the end of open primaries, and that would be a truly good thing.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 9:05:45 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: Norseman

If she’s a democrat then she’s lying to get votes. When elected she will be a good little democrip pol.


28 posted on 03/07/2014 9:09:47 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Norseman

Correct. In Texas, if you vote in the GOP Primary, you CANNOT vote in the Democrat run-off election. And vice versa. Which is only fair.


29 posted on 03/07/2014 9:29:30 AM PST by Din Maker (If Ted Cruz gave Rand Paul one of his balls, they'd both have one.)
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To: MHGinTN

I know nothing about her other than what I’ve read this morning, but it appears that she runs as a Democrat, but the Texas Democrat Party wishes she’d disappear. I really think there’s potential here for really messing with the Democrats’ heads, both in Texas and nationally.

This situation, by the way, illustrates why a primary system that requires 50% to avoid a runoff has some problems unless it’s a closed primary where only those registered in the party are allowed to choose their candidate.

Why the GOP lets a Democrat have any say whatsoever in who will appear on the GOP side of the ballot completely eludes me. Makes no sense. Never has, never will.


30 posted on 03/07/2014 9:32:26 AM PST by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: drypowder

She might just be “the lunatic you’re looking for”. (I’m paraphrasing a line from a song by either Rolling Stones or Billy Joel!)


31 posted on 03/07/2014 9:49:50 AM PST by dsutah
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To: Norseman

She may be a loon, but I’d bet she’s more sane than Cynthia McKinney.

Scratch that.

She may be a loon, but I’d bet she’s more sane than Nancy Pelosi.


32 posted on 03/07/2014 9:55:06 AM PST by rdb3 (Get out the putter, this one's on the green.)
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To: dsutah
I have no idea who this lady is beyond what she has said that's been reported. Read carefully what I wrote, it's not her, it's her message that I agree with and this country is in dire need of more seeking DC office with that same message and commitment. She may be loony toons, I don't know, but she is coherent enough to recognize and state what needs to be done to save this nation.
33 posted on 03/07/2014 10:21:29 AM PST by drypowder
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To: Din Maker; Cincinatus; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; AuH2ORepublican; GOPsterinMA; NFHale; ...

She’s not a conservative, she’s a Lyndon LaRouche wackjob.

I hope she wins because that would humiliate the rat party and it could hurt their entire ticket, but she won’t win.

In ‘86 here in IL 2 LaRouchies won the RAT nominations for LT Governor (in IL the LT runs on a ticket with the Governor) and Sec of State.

This lead the rat nominee for Governor, Adali Steveson (won nearly won in 1982) to resign and run on a third party ticket, leaving no rat candidate for Governor.


34 posted on 03/07/2014 7:05:01 PM PST by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN)
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To: rjsimmon

This is not a program, it should be a requirement. Ditto for public housing, food stamps and Obamaphones.

I’ll go you one even better, it should be mandatory
for ALL public office before, during and yearly after election.


35 posted on 03/07/2014 7:12:03 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: rjsimmon

Talk about a powerful motivation to get off drugs. They can feed their children AND save the drug money!


36 posted on 03/08/2014 6:09:17 AM PST by houeto (We intend to liberate Democrats from the dreaded Job-Lock this November!)
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To: Kaslin
So Lobster would be okay?

Why not, it's delicious, nutritious AND un-processed.

Of course I wouldn't pay more than $5.00 a pound for it.

37 posted on 03/08/2014 6:15:46 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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To: Impy; sickoflibs; Perdogg; NFHale; KC_Lion; BillyBoy

Khent says: “Spice up this thread!”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Af_5g8hh-4


38 posted on 03/08/2014 6:17:14 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (You're a very weird person, Yossarian.)
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To: Svartalfiar
Go back to actually issuing food 'stamps'.

Yes, they should be the size of a roadmap, come only in small denominations and take a half hour to process.

Food stampers would have to be in their own special checkout line.

39 posted on 03/08/2014 6:25:40 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month.)
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