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Dewhurst says he argued against release of Patrick records 2 weeks ago (Smear backfires on Dewhurst)
Houston Chronicle ^ | 5/19/14 | David Saleh Rauf, Lauren McGaughy

Posted on 05/19/2014 11:59:35 AM PDT by jimbo123

Lt. Gov David Dewhurst spoke with Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson two weeks ago about previously unearthed court documents involving state Sen. Dan Patrick – but said he advised against their dissemination back then for fear the move could backfire and damage his chances of winning reelection.

Dewhurst, in an interview at his Austin campaign headquarters on the first day of early voting ahead of the May 27 runoff, disclosed that Patterson originally reached out weeks ago to discuss access to court filings that could damage Patrick's run for lieutenant governor.

Those court documents were released to state media by Patterson on Thursday and Friday and show that Patrick, R-Houston, in the 1980s was treated for severe depression and had attempted suicide.

Since then, Dewhurst's camp has come under heavy fire, with Patrick's camp laying blame squarely on the incumbent lieutenant governor for the attack. Dewhurst's campaign has denied any involvement and sought to distance itself from the document release.

Dewhurst, who said he had no idea what was in the documents when contacted two weeks ago, said he advised strongly that a document dump could be pointed back at his campaign and "I don't want anything to do with it."

"Whatever you do could have some reflection on me," Dewhurst said he told Patterson at the time.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: danpatrick; daviddewhurst; karlrove
Dewhurst is a liar and a scumbag and his coordinated smear on Patrick has backfired. Karl Rove is going to lose another campaign.
1 posted on 05/19/2014 11:59:35 AM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Dewhurst needs the boot.

/johnny

2 posted on 05/19/2014 12:03:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123
"I don't want anything to do with it."

Running through the "politician to plain English translator" yields: "Do it, but make sure it doesn't link back to me."

3 posted on 05/19/2014 12:05:10 PM PDT by kevkrom (I'm not an unreasonable man... well, actually, I am. But hear me out anyway.)
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To: jimbo123
but said he advised against their dissemination back then for fear the move could backfire and damage his chances of winning reelection.

Cool. Not because it's a lousy thing to do to someone, but simply out of political expediency.
4 posted on 05/19/2014 12:07:31 PM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst is a vicious politician when it comes to smear campaigns.
It saddens me that Newcomer ad Tea Party Representative Bob Hall is attacking Senator Bob Deuell in the same underhanded vicious fashion.


5 posted on 05/19/2014 12:14:45 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JRandomFreeper
It is amazing the lengths Republicans will go to attacking each other.........but when it comes to attacking Democrats, not so much.

Dewhurst is a gonner.....

6 posted on 05/19/2014 12:29:21 PM PDT by Envisioning (It's the Jihad, stupid......)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Dallas Morning News reccommended Dewhurst so I vote opposite of all their picks.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 12:29:43 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: Envisioning
If Dewhurst is gone, Texas is one step closer to open carry.

/johnny

8 posted on 05/19/2014 12:31:31 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst: “And I don’t want you to release the documents.” (wink, wink)


9 posted on 05/19/2014 12:35:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst is a lying sack of RINO crap. The sooner his obstructionist and smelly butt is gone from public office, the better it will be for Texas.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 12:43:14 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: Envisioning

The Timid Party is known to only eat their young.


11 posted on 05/19/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: JRandomFreeper

Is open Carry of pistols legal under the Tx Constitution?
I thought there was an exception in the constitution about that.

Personally, open carry is not my cup of tea, but that is a personal choice

When I first moved to Tx, there was a rifle and a shotgun in a rack on every pickup in the state.
No skin off my nose, but I would not display the stuff

AZ is an open carry state and it suits me fine
Now they got the feds shutting that down on national land, which is most of Az.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 1:22:09 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
Is open Carry of pistols legal under the Tx Constitution?

The legislature can make laws about it. And have, since Reconstruction.

Dewhurst needs to go, so open carry can have a chance.

I love concealed carry, but I'm a little guy, less than 120 lbs, and to carry anything larger than a Jennings .22 is very uncomfortable for me, especially in summer.

I want to be able to open carry so that I CAN carry comfortably and legally. I like large hunks of steel in the 1911 format. I can't carry those concealed. Not and be able to walk, anyway....

/johnny

13 posted on 05/19/2014 1:32:12 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

No doubt Dewhurst has to go, and I have a similar problem with concealment, I just thought there was some clause in the TX constitution that prohibited open carry of pistols, but not long arms.

Didn’t stop some ol gal from waving around a 44 mag hogleg at me LOL
(I did nothing wrong) Feisty ol gal LOL
Sheriff sorted it out.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 1:39:41 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
Dewhurst has blocked all legislation to advance open carry of handguns in Texas.

Long arms are legal to open carry, regardless of what the local constabulary believes.

/johnny

15 posted on 05/19/2014 1:42:53 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I find the CZ 82 relatively comfortable and concealable even on hot summer days.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 1:43:27 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JRandomFreeper

Don’t get me started on the local constabulary.


17 posted on 05/19/2014 1:44:16 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
Do you weigh less than 120 lbs and are you taller than 5'9"?

Concealed carry (without printing) of my preferred firearm is impossible unless swaddled in winter clothes.

And I'm a guy... I'm not going to carry a purse...

/johnny

18 posted on 05/19/2014 1:45:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife
My local constabulary has learned to cringe at the words 'lawsuit lottery' along with my little smile. ;)

I don't argue. That's why I pay a retainer to a damn good lawyer.

/johnny

19 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:07 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
Get a Hawaiian shirt ☺
20 posted on 05/19/2014 1:47:43 PM PDT by mylife
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Plaid works too.


21 posted on 05/19/2014 1:49:01 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
I still print. And that is unlawful according to Texas.

/johnny

22 posted on 05/19/2014 1:53:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You are correct, that is a violation of Tx law.


23 posted on 05/19/2014 1:55:40 PM PDT by mylife
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To: JRandomFreeper

Get a Ruger LCR.
Fits in a pocket and won’t drop your drawers.
You wont shoot “yer boy’s” off either but the long DA trigger hinders accuracy.


24 posted on 05/19/2014 1:58:51 PM PDT by mylife
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To: mylife
I'm a very active person. During the summer daytime, I'm primary caregiver for 3 young grandchildren age ranges 2 to 7 that I'd rather not have in daycare with heroin junkie axe murderers. (staff or enrollees, take your pick)

That means lots of bending, jumping, stretching, picking up kids, etc... and that would cause me to print. I spend quite a bit of time a public parks.

Dewhurst doesn't give a damn about my personal safety, or the safety of my grandchildren. He only wants to make his GOP-E country club buddies happy. And open carry makes them uncomfortable.

My grandkids would feel better if I could carry in the park like I carry at home, though. They have said so.

/johnny

25 posted on 05/19/2014 2:01:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: mylife
Won't fit comfortably in the pocket of 29" waist jeans. I've got a nice .38 Undercover snubbie. Can't carry it without printing or being uncomfortable.

/johnny

26 posted on 05/19/2014 2:05:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123
What ad are you talking about? The Pro-Life Ad that RINO TX Sen. Deuell is trying to silence under threat of a lawsuit? The ad is holding him accountable for his SB303. "Texas Right to Life joined 17 other state and national organizations in opposing Deuell's SB 303 during the 83rd Legislative Session. The witnesses who opposed SB 303 outnumbered those in favor by 4 to 1. Despite this, Bob Deuell continued to push his bill through the legislature even though many disabled patients testified that the bill would further endanger them as victims of quality-of-life judgments. Texas Right to Life is alerting voters that Deuell's allegiance is to the medical lobby and not to families and their ailing loved ones. That's why he's trying to intimidate RTL with baseless legal threats." (Source: Texas Right to Life, 5/14/14)
27 posted on 05/19/2014 2:07:56 PM PDT by JeepersFreepers (The heart of the wise inclines to the right but the heart of the fool to the left. (Eccl 10:2 NIV))
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To: mylife
And the bottom line is that as a good citizen of the State of Texas, I shouldn't have to put up with liberal politicians like Dewhurst to tell me how I can protect myself and my family.

If he gets in my way, he's a problem, and needs to be retired back to his ranch.

I don't need to work around useless pricks like Dewhurst. He needs to go away.

/johnny

28 posted on 05/19/2014 2:26:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: jimbo123

Years ago, I lived in the Houston area and Dan Patrick was one of my favorites on the radio. I would vote for him in a heart beat.


29 posted on 05/19/2014 3:44:09 PM PDT by odawg
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To: JRandomFreeper
And I'm a guy... I'm not going to carry a purse...

For us guys, it's called a "murse" (i.e. Man-purse). Mine is a camera bag that can be strapped on my belt. Since I'm an avid photographer, it's doesn't attract more than passing attention.

You may want to check out a Walther PP or Walther PPK in .32ACP. It's slim and small. Very concealable without showing a silhouette. I carry mine in my Murse when I don't have the CZ 83 in it.

30 posted on 05/19/2014 4:37:47 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst also screwed up in his run for KBH’s Senate seat. He’s an idiot.


31 posted on 05/19/2014 4:38:40 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: Sarajevo
I'm more interested in getting rid of the damn useless politician that's keeping me from reasonably carrying the defensive weapon of my choice in a comfortable manner. And no, I'm not going to carry a purse. Period. The politician needs to lose his job before that happens.

That's the only responsible option. I'm not interested in playing the 'let's figure out a way around their stupid rules' game.

I prefer the 'let's figure out how to get rid of the stupid politician' game.

/johnny

32 posted on 05/19/2014 4:41:38 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: odawg

I was a fan of Dan until he jumped the shark against Cruz. The only reason I’m not active in this race is both candidates are establishment rinos. Do-worst does need to go, but I have little to no faith in Dan.


33 posted on 05/19/2014 4:55:58 PM PDT by csivils
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To: JRandomFreeper

LOL! Nice rant, but I agree with you!


34 posted on 05/19/2014 7:33:56 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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To: jimbo123

Dewhurst got his CLOCKED CLEANED in the March Primary here. Patterson, and one other clown, also ran, both with the intent of trying to keep Patrick from winning 50%, and they succeeded. But, even so, Dewhurst was NEVER going to have a a chance in the runoff...not a prayer.

I HONESTLY BELIEVE that what is going on now is an attempt by Dewhurst and the rest of the Republican Establishment to try to make Patrick unelectable in November, so that the Democrat can win.

That is who these people are - and why we MUST defeat them.


35 posted on 05/19/2014 8:30:01 PM PDT by BobL
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Dallas Morning News reccommended Dewhurst so I vote opposite of all their picks.
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LOL! Good girl!


36 posted on 05/19/2014 9:11:36 PM PDT by octex
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To: BobL
I HONESTLY BELIEVE that what is going on now is an attempt by Dewhurst and the rest of the Republican Establishment to try to make Patrick unelectable in November, so that the Democrat can win.

I wouldn't put something that vile past Dewhurst. He's pathetic.

37 posted on 05/20/2014 3:00:46 PM PDT by Sarajevo (Two cannibals are eating a clown. One says to the other: "Does this taste funny to you?")
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