Skip to comments.Tea Party wins big in Texas runoff elections
Posted on 05/28/2014 8:45:38 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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Texas would produce corps of bright, well-educated children and young people who haven't been indoctrinated in socialism and might actually learn things like the Bible and the Christian roots of America and freedom. It would be up to the parents to decide via the voluntary supply and demand of the schooling market. Right now, homeschooling is the best if a family can do it, but the free market could greatly expand that effectiveness.
Same guy. Also was the station owner and started the EIB affiliate here in Houston.
“...Thats how a conservative becomes a big-government crony capitalist...”
Then they weren’t Conservatives to begin with.
For the record, Dan Patrick supported David Dewhurst in that Senate campaign and was against Ted Cruz.
Dan can be a fairweather nannystater.
I wouldn't call Dan Patrick a "tea party" star.
So, what you're really suggesting is:
Works for me!
Don’t bet on it. Keep an eye on him that he doesn’t suddenly take a job working for the Dem challenger.
Keep an eye on what he does period. Because he isn’t going away without a pound of flesh after 2 straight losses to the hated tea party.
Nope, he's certainly no conservative hero. The benefits to Patrick are that he doesn't have Dewhurst's democrat machine behind him, he's talked about getting rid of the 2/3ds rule, and he's talked about not appointing democrats as chairmen in the Senate.
If he actually does those things, he will have done good deeds. If he doesn't, he needs to go away next time.
Too many of them run as Conservatives, and for whatever reason, our side believes them without looking at their bona fides.
So we get squish when we need spine... ball-less wimps when we need testicular fortitude... collaborator Quislings when we need Pattons... Vichy France when we need Lafayette.
Shall I go on?
They think we’re a bunch of rubes and suckers, that we’ll support them regardless. Much in the same way the rodents use, abuse and play the Black vote. (”Who ya gonna vote for, Honkey Republicans ?”) Time for both to wake up and overthrow these destructive frauds.
“...They think were a bunch of rubes and suckers, ...”
Some are. They DO get re-elected, after all.
We’re stuck voting for the “vile” versus voting for the “evil”... but when you re-arrange the letters you still wind up with either or the other.
That’s why they hate the Tea Party. It’s a third option, for people on both sides. I still do believe there’s some decent dems out there that are pissed off with their party being so hijacked by communist BS.
In our state legislature, I’m pretty sure some have started as conservatives—their campaign promises are sincere. Then over time, they get compromised a little bit at a time. Money, peer pressure, bad press for being conservative. It’s really hard to stick to clear principles when everyone around you wants you to compromise.
Last session, a good friend of mine was often the only “No” vote on the first count in the entire state legislature on bills. He has stuck to his guns. But it’s harder than you think.
“...Its really hard to stick to clear principles when everyone around you wants you to compromise...”
My friend, I have no doubt of the sincerity of your comment here.
But - it’s called CHARACTER. Sticking to your principles, no matter what - is called character, as well as integrity, and honor.
Those are virtues that we should DEMAND of anyone we send to represent us. And they either live up to those, or they go the hell home and get a job.
“...a good friend of mine was often the only No vote on the first count in the entire state legislature on bills. He has stuck to his guns. But its harder than you think...”
Then he is to be commended, by all and every means, and you and your fellow constituents of his need to let him know in no uncertain terms that you appreciate his efforts, and that this what you expect of him.
You probably “stuck to your guns” every day. I do as well. If we can do it, so can elected officials. If they can’t be trusted to uphold the laws we pass, if they can’t be trusted to push the agenda we send to Congress to push, then they need to be removed.
We’re in a war for the soul of this country, and some on “our” side don’t seem to realize it.
When they do what they’re supposed to do, we need to support them.
When they turn against the principles we elected them on, they need to be removed before they do more damage.
It’s really that simple.
Very few of those Dems exist. They have to have gotten the message by now that if you’re not on the Stalinist plantation, you’re not really welcome.
“Dems can’t win statewide races in Texas right now.”
Right now, that’s true. But if certain demographic changes continue in the direction they’re heading (aka the growth of the Hispanic vote). Texas could get a lot more competitive in about 10 years or so.
I still know a few, believe it or not.
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