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  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • GOP 'Worried Sick' About Palin

    11/08/2010 11:06:14 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Street ^ | November 8, 2010 | Lauren Tara LaCapra
    Top political strategists said Monday that Sarah Palin isn't just a potential presidential candidate -- she's almost surely going to run in 2012. "You can't count her out," said Mark McKinnon, former adviser to President George W. Bush. "In fact, there are a lot of reasons to count her in. ... Established Republicans are worried sick about her." But Karen Finney, a former member of the Clinton administratiion who's now a political consultant: "They owe her." The comments came during the Securities Industry and Financial Markets annual conference in New York City today. McKinnon, Finney and another Democratic strategist, Cornell...
  • District by district - Texas - 17 Rep. Edwards down 12 points

    10/27/2010 7:02:16 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/27/2010 | The Hill Staff
    Rep. Chet Edwards (D-Texas) trails Republican Bill Flores 40 percent to 52 in The Hill 2010 Midterm Election Poll, with 7 percent of likely voters undecided. Flores is winning independents by 11 points, plus he’s winning men by 18 points and women by eight points. Middle-aged and older voters are also going for the Republican, while Edwards leads among younger voters. Edwards’s unfavorable ratings are higher than his favorable, 49 percent versus 45 percent, while 56 percent of voters give Flores high marks. This district has been trending Republican since the redistricting process. Former President George W. Bush’s Crawford ranch...
  • Sarah Palin: Abortion an "Essential" Issue in 2010 Elections to Mitigate Obama

    10/06/2010 9:20:16 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Life News ^ | October 6, 2010 | Steven Ertelt, Editor
    In a speech Tuesday night at a pro-life event in Houston, former presidential candidate Sarah Palin said abortion is an "essential" issues for the pro-life movement in the 2010 elections. Palin said it is important to take advantage of the opportunity the elections present to mitigate President Barack Obama's pro-abortion agenda. Palin said Obama has been responsible for "the biggest advance of the abortion industry in America" thanks to the ObamaCare bill that includes abortion funding, she said, according to CNN. She added Obama is "the most pro-abortion president to ever occupy the White House," "That's why it's essential that...
  • Palin endorsement for Tea Party fave Broden becomes official [Texas]

    09/22/2010 1:53:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Fort Worth Star-Telegram ^ | September 22, 2010 | Aman Batheja
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into Texas politics again by backing Republican Stephen Broden against incumbent US Rep. Eddie Bernice Johnson in Dallas. Broden has been a regular speaker at North Texas Tea Party events for over a year, regularly drawing standing ovations for preaching against President Obama's "godless socialism." Palin posted the endorsement on her Facebook page on Tuesday but the news had already come out over the weekend. On Sunday, Star-Telegram writer Anna Tinsley reported that Broden was introduced at the Wake Up America Tea Party at the Fort Worth Convention Center as the latest politician...
  • Ron Paul’s Shocking Message To The Tea Party (Doesn't like today's rally) [Tinfoil Alert]

    08/28/2010 1:55:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 139 replies
    Digital Meeting Center ^ | August 28, 2010
    Ron Paul has some surprising news for the Tea Party: You’re being taken for a ride. At least this is what many libertarians like Ron Paul believe when they see someone like Glenn Beck or Sarah Palin trying to lead the Tea Party at the “restoring honor” rally this weekend. In fact, Ron Paul believes, if you’re looking for real freedom, you should really go back to the core of the constitution and the bill of rights, which Beck and Palin do not fully endorse when you really look at their beliefs. Whether it be Palin’s support for starting more...
  • Texas Governor: Tied

    06/22/2010 7:50:18 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 29 replies
    PPP Polling ^ | Tuesday, June 22, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    One of the biggest questions about the 2010 election cycle, which we still don't really know the answer to, is whether it will be solely an anti-Democratic year or more broadly an anti-incumbent year. Our newest Texas poll would seem to suggest voter fatigue toward long serving politicians in both parties- Republican Governor Rick Perry is now tied at 43 with Democratic challenger Bill White. Texas would seem an unlikely candidate to provide Democrats their biggest win of the election cycle but the Governor's race there is a reminder that candidates matter. Perry is an unusually weak incumbent, while White...
  • Texas Republican Convention

    06/14/2010 8:19:03 AM PDT · by ChrisBoundsTX · 11 replies · 319+ views
    Liberty Juice ^ | 07/14/2010 | Chris Bounds
    This past Friday and Saturday I had the privilege of participating as a delegate at the Republican Party of Texas State Convention. It was an enlightening first-time experience, one of which I am truly grateful for. Despite arriving in Dallas on Friday with less than 4 hours of sleep, my excitement remained high as I gathered with more than 7000 delegates and countless alternates and guests to elect new party leadership, develop a strong conservative platform, and approve party rules for the next two years. The greatest thing I witnessed though was a diverse crowd of Texans that was united...
  • Floor fight for Texas GOP Chair (live)

    06/12/2010 2:16:29 PM PDT · by ziravan · 13 replies · 315+ views
    live | RPT Convention
    Cathie Adams v. Steve Munsteri for State Chair
  • Texas: Canseco Defeats Hurd In GOP Runoff

    04/14/2010 5:06:18 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 543+ views
    Congressional Quarterly ^ | April 14, 2010 | Greg Giroux
    Texas businessman Francisco "Quico" Canseco defeated ex-CIA official Will Hurd in Tuesday's Republican runoff in the 23rd district. With about 90 percent of precincts reporting, Canseco led Hurd by 53 percent to 47 percent. The Associated Press called the contest for Canseco, who will face Rep. Ciro D. Rodriguez (D) in the general election.
  • The Vichy Republicans: Striving for mediocrity ... (Sarah versus the RINO/MSM machine)

    03/02/2010 6:51:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 717+ views
    The Hill ^ | March 2, 2010 | Bernie Quigley
    The New York Times’s venomous and possibly deranged Frank Rich, who associated Sarah Palin with terrorism in his Sunday column this week, borrows from his previous archrival George Will in the claim that the White She Devil is a critter from hell and anyway, she will never be elected. While Letterman is suddenly hugging up to Mitt Romney as his alter ego in L.A., Jay Leno restarts again on a positive note with a visit by the White She Devil, the Wolf Girl Incarnate, the Slayer, the former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. But what is most telling comes up...
  • Ron Paul Blasts Dick Cheney Over Obama Comments

    01/15/2010 5:41:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 3,697+ views
    Personal Liberty News ^ | January 13, 2010
    Since President Obama’s inauguration, the man who previously occupied the vice presidential mansion has not tired of criticizing the current commander-in-chief’s foreign policy moves, but he appears to be coming under increasing fire from those who are considered to be his closer ideological allies. Dick Cheney has gone on record in the past few months saying the administration’s polices—especially the desire to scale down the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq, and setting a public timetable to do so—are endangering America’s national security. However, in a recent appearance on CNN, Rep. Ron Paul (R – Texas), a prominent libertarian, said...
  • GOP candidate needed to run against Cuellar in TX 28

    12/21/2009 9:47:07 AM PST · by jen0517 · 8 replies · 586+ views
    Texas GOP ^ | 12/18/09 | Texas GOP
    GOP candidate needed to run against Henry Cuellar in Texas 28. This Dem will get automatically re-elected unless someone files by Jan. 4. This district runs southwest from San Antonio to McAllen. There must be someone who could run! See the Texas GOP website for a list of candidates who have filed.
  • Mayor Bill White makes campaign stop in San Antonio ::snore::

    12/08/2009 2:53:18 PM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 2 replies · 419+ views
    The Tusk ^ | 12/08/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Texas gubernatorial candidate and San Antonio native Mayor Bill White made his first campaign visit in the Countdown City this week. White blasted Perry on a handful of issues including education. White states he's eager to work towards improving the education system in Texas with specific programs geared towards helping "Hispanics and other minorities." Additionally, White has a brilliant scheme for decreasing the drop out rate: "...Letting people know that by leaving school early they will cut their earning ability in half." With ideas as revolutionary as this one, White should have world hunger and world peace solved BEFORE he...
  • Rick Perry Goes After Kay Bailey Hutchison's Washington Record As A Big Spender

    12/08/2009 8:13:30 AM PST · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 476+ views
    The Tusk ^ | R Hargraves
    Governor Rick Perry is turning up the heat on Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison's record as one of Washington's biggest spending Republicans. Fiscal and economic issues is, after all, Rick Perry's strong suit heading into this primary election, which should prove to be a tough and bloody one. I'm supporting Rick Perry, but will obviously vote for Kay Baby in the general election should she win the primary. The following ads sure do hurt, though. Don't they, Kay? *-*Video @ site*-* Frankly, Kay Bailey Hutchison has really picked a bad time to challenge Rick Perry for governor. While she isn't getting...
  • Sarah Palin is coming to the Dallas-Ft.Worth area

    12/03/2009 6:46:27 PM PST · by RGirard · 10 replies · 853+ views ^ | Dec. 3, 2009 | Réne Girard
    Sarah Palin, everyone's favorite Christian conservative hockey mom turned ex-Governor of Alaska, is headed to the Dallas-Fort Worth area for a book signing event in Plano. This is the only book signing scheduled for North Texas to promote Sarah's new book "Going Rogue - An American Life." And which lucky store gets the honor? Legacy Books, a massive three-level 24,000 sq. foot independently owned bookstore located at 7300 Dallas Parkway, Plano, TX 75024. Legacy Book's website states: "Tickets to Sarah Palin's GOING ROGUE book signing at Legacy Books sold out completely in November in just two days ... Access to...
  • What Is Sarah Palin? (A Paulestinian's View)

    11/27/2009 7:22:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies · 2,105+ views
    The American Conservative ^ | November 27, 2009 | Jack Hunter
    Why do so many people love Sarah Palin? Why do so many hate her? I cannot recall a politician in recent memory that has been both so loved and so reviled for no discernible reason. When Palin was announced as John McCain’s running mate on the 2008 Republican presidential ticket many conservatives were intrigued, including me. It was reported that the Alaskan governor had been a member of Pat Buchanan’s “Buchanan Brigades” during the commentator’s presidential bids in 1996 and 2000 and that Palin had ties to the secessionist Alaskan Independence Party. An “America First” states rights’ radical on a...
  • Debra Medina on property rights and a move from property to sales taxes (TX)

    09/02/2009 7:11:45 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 78 replies · 3,338+ views ^ | 08/26/2009 | David Smith
    On Monday evening I had the double pleasure of attending my first Log Cabin Republicans meeting (and dispelling a world of biases!) and hearing Texas Gubernatorial candidate Debra Medina speak. One of the major topics that Mrs. Medina spoke on was her stance on personal property rights and gun rights, which drew a strong, supportive applause from the attendees. However, after asking her a question on the topic, and further discussing with Jerrod Atkinson, a big Ron Paul and Debra Medina supporter, afterwards, I am still not convinced that her position is the right one. First of all, it is...
  • Ron Paul for U.S Senate?

    09/02/2009 5:34:59 AM PDT · by freepersunite · 19 replies · 1,276+ views
    Texas Monthly ^ | 2nd Sept | Paul Burka
    Who has the best chance to hold the Senate seat for the GOP? I don’t think it is any of the announced candidates. It’s a member of the Texas congressional delegation, whose members are worried about whether any of the wannabes can hold the seat against a Democrat. –This candidate has a large, enthusiastic constituency that goes beyond the boundaries of his district and his state. –This candidate won’t have to spend a nickel on name ID. –This candidate has $2,742,426 cash on hand. –This candidate is totally in touch with the GOP base, as it evolves further and further...
  • Because I Said So

    09/01/2009 8:17:59 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 13 replies · 1,123+ views
    The Tusk (F.K.A. Right Up ^ | 09/01/2009 | Katy Loraley
    Michelle Roberts, AP writer writes in her piece San Antonio, restaurants fight fat by cooperating that San Antonio health officials, along with the help of the of our beloved Major Julian Castro, and the San Antonio Restaurant Association have decided to change the way food is consumed in this city. They are targeting local eateries and encouraging (read: threatening) them to offer healthier meal options, lest the restaurant be faced with future regulations or fines for non-compliance. The argue that the city is "getting heavier" and this is a viable options to combat that. Lest we succumb to the ravages...
  • Debra Medina for Texas Governor 2010

    08/16/2009 2:40:11 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 38 replies · 2,699+ views ^ | 08/16/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    MEDINA FOR TEXAS CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES BALLOT INITIATIVE DRIVE; "WE TEXANS MUST DEMAND ACCOUNTABILITY FROM REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES" Austin, TX, July 2009 - The Medina For Texas campaign, in an effort to bring about a restoration of accountability in government and to create new tethers insuring our elected officials serve the people, has launched an effort to place unprecedented provisions on the Republican Party primary ballot in March 2010. The campaign plans to gather signatures in support of six ballot initiatives at Tea Parties being held around the state this July 4th weekend. "We Texans must demand accountability from Republican candidates. We...
  • Governor's Race Exposes Republican Rift in Texas

    08/15/2009 12:56:21 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 51 replies · 3,060+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/15/2009 | JAMES C. McKINLEY Jr.
    HOUSTON - Gov. Rick Perry looks as if he stepped out of a Marlboro billboard: square-jawed, weathered face, a shock of black hair, steely eyes. He even says "howdy" when he enters the room. His public persona is so folksy that many opponents have underestimated his political skills. -snip- Mr. Perry's opponent is Kay Bailey Hutchison, the state's senior senator. On most issues, Ms. Hutchison is also a steady conservative hand, but her tone is more moderate, her positions on social issues are more nuanced, her votes on government spending are more pragmatic. -snip- "I do not want a governor...
  • Texas GOPers not just waiting on Hutchison

    07/29/2009 3:57:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 10 replies · 981+ views
    The Hill ^ | July 28, 2009 | Aaron Blake
    When it comes to Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison’s (R-Texas) expected retirement from the Senate, the question is moving from “Will she or won’t she?” to “Will he or won’t he?” As Hutchison appears to come closer to calling it quits to focus on running for governor, the emerging question in the Lone Star State is, when she does, whether Republican Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst will throw himself and his hundreds of millions of dollars into the race. Without Dewhurst, there doesn’t appear to be a Republican front-runner, and the GOP field has been badly outraised by a pair of Democrats....
  • Republican VA State Representative Raises Possibility of Treasonous Insurrection (10th Amendment)

    07/20/2009 9:10:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 1,883+ views
    Mike The Mad Biologist ^ | July 20, 2009 | Mike
    I should never have to tag a post with "Secession." Moving right along... Having grown up in Virginia, I'm well aware of the propensity of batsh*t lunacy: this is the state whose Republican Party nominated Ollie North for Senate. But Republican VA state delegate nominee Catherine T. Crabill has elevated the lunacy to a whole new level. To start with, she's an Oklahoma City bombing truther. But Crabill veers from the lunatic to the outright dangerous: Crabill... claimed the Obama administration is pursuing legislation that will turn it into "the thought police" and wants to put Americans in "the chains...
  • New ping lists for 2010 Texas Governor's Race (vanity)

    07/17/2009 2:47:14 PM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 114 replies · 3,849+ views
    7/17/2009 | BuckeyeTexan
    I am starting some ping lists for the 2010 Texas Governor's Race. The ping lists will expire when the election is over. Freepmail me to get on/off the lists. keyword: txgov2010 This ping list will cover all articles related to the governor's race regardless of candidate. keyword: rickperry This list will cover articles related to Governor Rick Perry, positive or negative. keyword: kbh This list will cover articles related to Senator Hutchison, positive or negative. I'll do my best not to send duplicate pings. Regards, BuckeyeTexan
  • Gov. Rick Perry says Sarah Palin to campaign for him

    07/08/2009 3:21:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 100 replies · 2,850+ views
    Gov. Rick Perry says Sarah Palin is committed to campaigning for his re-election bid and he welcomes the support of the soon-to-be former Alaska governor...
  • Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign? (Mark Wallace, Romney man)

    07/01/2009 1:16:47 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 5 replies · 1,718+ views
    National Review Online ^ | July 01, 2009 | Mark Hemingway
    The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign. At issue is a question that was never resolved following McCain’s loss in November: Who in the McCain campaign was secretly trashing Sarah Palin to the press? (snip) .... What follows is the email exchange with Bill Kristol that Schmidt rooted out, where Scheunemann speculates that the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband. Read from the bottom up: ——- Original Message ——- From: Randy Scheunemann To: William Kristol Sent: Sat Oct 25 19:44:44 2008 Subject: Re: who...
  • Listen to Senator Cornyn fire back at Rush Limbaugh

    05/29/2009 9:39:44 PM PDT · by TexasPatriot1836 · 32 replies · 1,871+ views
    KRLD radio ^ | Ducek
    This is crazy : I cant believe I voted for Cornyn. I should have voted for a democrat. Maybe next time I can. Maybe Cornyn will join the democrat party.
  • Thankw

    01/23/2009 6:13:28 PM PST · by Pillbug · 12 replies · 722+ views ^ | 1-23-2009 | Pillbug
    We all wondered I'm sure, why President Bush never seemed to speak up against his critics. I suppose he took the high road which is very admirable. Still it did my heart good to hear him at one of his last press conferences speak up and at least address some of the critics and their railings. He was quite strong about it and very convincing. For me it was like , Oh my God,Finally as I slapped the TV screen high five. It was the first time and the only time I've ever seen this. Perhaps we'll see more in...
  • Texas GOP Hits Obama for Story on ‘Lost’ Half-Brother

    08/25/2008 11:42:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 530+ views
    Fox News ^ | August 25, 2008
    The Texas GOP is accusing Barack Obama of leaving his own family out to dry after reports surfaced that his half-brother George is living in a run-down hut in Kenya. The Daily Telegraph and other publications have recently drawn attention to the unusual report in the Italian edition of Vanity Fair, which tracked down George Hussein Onyango in the outskirts of Nairobi. He apparently spoke to the magazine for the first time, telling them he lives on less than a dollar a month, and that “no one knows who I am.” The Republican Party of Texas released a Web video...
  • Hit and Miss for Noriega

    08/20/2008 1:23:58 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 2 replies · 298+ views
    Right Up Front, Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/20/2008 | Katy Loraley
    In attempts to hopelessly salvage the non-existent momentum from his failed Health Care Press Conference, Cornyn challenger Rick Noriega wrote into the Dallas Morning News in a humorous OP-ED piece. Noriega blasts Cornyn for voting "against expanding health insurance coverage for Texas kids." He later goes on to admit that Texas needs "real health care security for their families, lowered costs for employers, and more transparency and accountability than our current system provides. "I find this hysterical on multiple levels: 1) Cornyn worked to lower the cost of insurance coverage for employers, so essentially Noriega praises Cornyn's work. 2) The...
  • Stop me if you've heard this one: Rick Noriega runs for Senate...

    08/12/2008 1:03:13 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 5 replies · 389+ views
    Right Up Front, Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/06/2008 | R Hargraves
    ...and becomes the laughing stock of Texas politics. He has nary a dime in the bank and now we find out he needs an entire tech support team to run a simple webcast. Dallas Morning News has the story. But the beginning is the best part: There he was, trying to attract Texans' attention by holding a Webcast town hall meeting to answer voter questions about his U.S. Senate race. Two minutes later, Democrat Rick Noriega's show turned to static. Lots of static. Then the camera tilted upside down. Then more static. The screen went to black. A few voters'...
  • Texas: The Lone Star (London) State

    07/23/2008 3:28:01 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 418+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 07/23/2008 | Katy Loraley
    It appears that Camp Noriega held a fundraiser in London at the "Texas Embassy" in support of his campaign last week. The "Embassy" is a Tex-Mex restaurant in Trafalgar Square. The fundraiser brought in a ::brace yourselves everyone, this one's a killer:: monumental "$400.00! Woo hoo!!! They sure gave him a Texas sized welcome. There was about 12 people attending the fundraiser...all of which were Americans living in London. 3 were Texan. Here is some commentary from Camp Cornyn on the fundraiser: "As he was hauling in $400, Rick Noriega told his London supporters that Texas is "not quite meeting...
  • The Year of the Unqualified

    07/17/2008 11:47:43 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 5 replies · 381+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 07/17/2008 | Katy Loraley
    So in addition to the Demos attempting to cram down our throats an unqualified and inexperienced candidate for President...we've got to deal with the Wesley Clark backing Noriega. In a letter distributed to Noriega-ites, Clark talks about Senator Jim Webb's victory in Virginia against a Republican incumbent with a large war chest in the bank...expecting us to believe that Noriega can take Cornyn based on what exactly? Hope? Wishful thinking? Clark mentions how he is friends with Noriega: "I know Rick personally, and I know he'll be a great Senator for Texas." Well that's great Wes! But Texas needs more...
  • Who is Bill Dingus?

    06/11/2008 9:42:52 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 2 replies · 310+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/11/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    How the hell should any of us know...? Actually, I know. He's the laughable candidate slated to take on Republican powerhouse Tom Craddick. Bill Dingus' history pretty much goes like this...he went to college, got a graduate degree, had a family, and a job, was a city councilman for 3 terms and decided he wants to take on the Speaker of the House Tom Craddick...HA! But it's going to be okay because, as his campaign slogan reads he's "One of the good guys"... Call me crazy but with his last Cash On Hand report sent to the Texas Ethics Commission...
  • Too many probelms and No solutions from Noriega camp

    06/10/2008 12:29:26 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 3 replies · 346+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/10/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    In a sad attempt to get the party to rally behind Rick Noriega, the Texas Democratic Party made him the keynote speaker at their Convention this past week. Noriega who is "challenging" incumbent John Cornyn in November put on his best "please elect me, sympathy tie" and went before the flock of Texas Demos to rally support. Noriega must appear so desperate because he currently is 10 points behind Senator Cornyn in the polls and significantly behind Cornyn in fundraising...I'd be sad too (mas triste). This is sad attempt on behalf of the Texas Democratic Party...couldn't they have picked someone...
  • Close Encounter of the Liberal Kind...

    06/06/2008 9:14:39 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 24 replies · 503+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/06/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    My desktop background at work features a beautiful night shot of the Texas Capitol. I chose it because it's something non-partisan that conveys my interests. I try to keep my political side out of the office as it isn't really work appropriate. The other day I was approached by a girl I work with who commented on my photo. She is an adamant Hillary supporter and life-long democrat. She looked at me and said "Your hispanic and Republican? Are you sure your not just a closet democrat?" My response was: "I've been a Republican for 22 years and nine-months. Are...
  • In The Know

    06/06/2008 8:04:33 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 6 replies · 365+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 06/06/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    John McCain releases his first ad for the general election. In it, he discusses his families military service, his military service, his stay in a POW camps, and his hatred for war... Clint Eastwood fires back at Spike Lee over racial comments Lee stated about the number of black soldiers at Iwo Jima. Word to the don't mess with Dirty good will come of it. Baby survives an abortion. Apparently, this is quite common for early tri-mester pregnancies...the babies are so small doctors often fail to locate them and remove them. Lovely. Clinton and Obambi meet up for...
  • Glorified Furniture

    05/28/2008 8:51:15 AM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 1 replies · 261+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 05/28/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    Our friendly neighborhood liberals over at BurntOrangeReport feel compelled to praise State Rep. Juan Garcia in HD 32, claiming he’s one of the “strongest voices” in our Texas legislature today. Fascinating. A strong voice he may be---but the real question is: Is anyone listening? In 2007 out of the 15 pieces of legislation that Garcia managed to scramble together two of them managed to make it by their respective committee’s and onto the legislative floor. Although Garcia’s website boasts his agenda as being increasing: public resources, public safety, & public education, his record doesn’t show him being successful. Sure it’s...
  • Rasmussen Poll On Cornyn's Senate Seat Not Reliable

    05/05/2008 2:05:59 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 11 replies · 432+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 05/05/2008 | R Hargraves
    Is Rasmussen becoming the most incapable pollster next to American Research? Maybe. Just this morning, Rasmussen released a poll showing Texas GOP Senator John Cornyn ahead of his Democrat challenger by only 3 points. Possible? Sure. Likely? Not. Rasmussen made a similar mistake just last month in the Louisiana Senate race between incumbent Mary Landrieu and GOP State Treasurer John Kennedy. On April 14, Southern Media and Opinion Research correctly found Landrieu leading Kennedy by 12 points. That same morning Rasmussen and friends reported that Landrieu had a lead of 55 to 39. But on April 20, the Times Picayune...
  • (Delay's old seat)

    05/01/2008 4:39:03 PM PDT · by Mamzelle · 255+ views
    Born December 9, 1962 in Madigan Army Medical Center – Fort Lewis, Washington State Following his service in the Army, Pete’s father earned a PhD in paper chemistry and began a career with Champion International. After various moves, the Olson family settled in Seabrook, Texas in 1972. Pete attended public school and graduated from Clear Lake High School in 1981. He played varsity basketball his Freshman year and later graduated from Rice University in 1985 with a BA in computer science and enrolled in the University of Texas School of Law in Austin. On the day he completed the Texas...
  • Diary of a Mad Brown Woman

    04/30/2008 1:39:23 PM PDT · by KatyLoraleyVidales · 1 replies · 315+ views
    Right Up Front ^ | 04/30/2008 | Katy L Vidales
    Congressman Tancredo (R-Colorado) joined Congressman Ortiz in Brownsville on Tuesday for a joint committee meeting regarding the proposed fence building to attempt to curb illegal immigration (amongst other things) in the area. Not surprisingly, Tancredo was met with a rather cold reception with his known favoritism towards building the fence. “It really isn’t a border to most of us who live down here” said Betty Perez local activist. No need to guess which side she’s advocating. Now, on the not so stereo-typical side, you’ve got me to give you some insight into uber minority: the endangered Republican Female Mexican American...
  • Sekula Gibbs, Olson set up runoff battle for House seat

    03/06/2008 6:57:37 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 7 replies · 760+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | March 5, 2008 | Mayra Beltran
    Dermatologist Shelley Sekula Gibbs and former U.S. Senate staffer Pete Olson indicated on Wednesday they will campaign based on their contrasting service and backgrounds after emerging from a congressional contest whose 10 conservative candidates agreed on virtually every policy issue. The pair advanced to an April 8 runoff that will produce the Republican nominee to challenge Rep. Nick Lampson, D-Stafford, in the 22nd Congressional District.
  • Hillary Clinton’s Duty to Quit ( ? but now she has won Texas and Ohio )

    03/05/2008 2:19:01 PM PST · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 3 replies · 621+ views ^ | Wednesday, March 5, 2008 | James Joyner
    One meme that has emerged in recent days is the idea that Hillary Clinton’s remaining in the race, and especially her negative attacks on Barack Obama, will seriously damage the Democratic Party and make Obama damaged goods in the fall. John Aravosis is one of the more passionate advocates of this position. Well, come Wednesday, if Hillary doesn’t win 65% of the delegates in Ohio and Texas, and still insists on staying in the race and ripping our party in two, it will be time to start treating candidate Clinton with the same golden rule she is using for candidate...
  • Bob Perry endorsed Brian Klock for the TX CD-22 Fiery Billboard ad heats race up.

    02/25/2008 10:33:12 PM PST · by BellStar · 5 replies · 1,094+ views
    KTRH ^ | Monday, February 25, 2008 | KTRH's August Skamenca
    Texan and super-conservative Bob Perry formally endorsed Brian Klock for the Texas Congressional seat in CD-22. A Republican candidate for the District 22 congressional seat will be getting a lot of attention today with a very unique campaign ad. klockforcongress.orgIt's yet to be seen just whether it's negative or in his favor. Now in the private sector, Brian Klock remains a commander in the US Navy Reserve. He's an underdog candidate trying to gain new ground. Later Monday, his campaign will unveil a billboard (pictured above) on the Southwest Freeway near Fountainview. It shows crosshairs trained on downtown Houston, it...
  • Todd Hunter Campaign Kickoff

    02/18/2008 10:46:58 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 6 replies · 760+ views ^ | 2-19-2008 | Todd Hunter Campaign
    Please Join Us for the Todd Hunter Campaign Kickoff Wednesday, February 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. USS Lexington in Corpus Christi with special guests: Texas Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson Texas Railroad Commissioner Michael Williams and hundreds of Coastal Bend residents who want to see real change for common-sense, conservative government
  • The Battle in TX-14

    02/09/2008 11:53:44 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 11 replies · 527+ views
    Red State ^ | February 9, 2008
    Ron Paul is fighting for his political life down in Texas-14. Having failed to gain any traction in his Presidential bid except among a lose cadre of fringe anti-war allegedly libertarian voters, he has had to suspend his campaign two days after appearing at CPAC. Ron Paul is racing back to his district to battle back against Chris Peden, the Mayor Pro Temp of Friendswood, Texas. You know, having spent the past year bashing Jews, Republicans, the military, and the United States, it's great to see Ron Paul forced to flee the field. I think Chris Peden might could use...
  • Did Huckabee Tap (Kenneth)Copeland's (Very) Deep Pockets?

    01/28/2008 9:40:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies · 870+ views
    The Ledger ^ | January 28, 2008 | Cary McMullen
    Via the folks at the Trinity Foundation/Wittenburg Door, there is a report that GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee reached out to televangelist Kenneth Copeland for some fundraising help. Copeland is one of several televangelists under investigation by U.S. Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) and a proponent of the so-called "prosperity gospel." Trinity cites a blog post by former George H.W. Bush staffer Doug Wead to the effect that Huckabee called Copeland during a ministers' conference last week that Copeland was hosting. Wead reports: "Copeland, carefully observing all the laws governing non profits, as a private citizen, re-convened a private meeting, turned...
  • Win by Clinton could affect Senate race here (...Dems may be less likely to spend in Texas)

    01/09/2008 12:23:14 PM PST · by weegee · 2 replies · 318+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 9, 2008, 6:37AM | By R.G. RATCLIFFE
    AUSTIN — The ability of the Democratic U.S. Senate nominee to raise national party money for the general election campaign in Texas may be hindered if Hillary Rodham Clinton is the party's presidential nominee, one-time senatorial candidate Mikal Watts said Tuesday. "If Hillary is the nominee, that will have an effect on whether the national Democrats will play in Texas," Watts said. "The prevailing thought is the Republicans don't have anybody who will motivate their base to get out. There are some who think Hillary will do that," he said. Watts said he has seen Texas polling that shows "right-wing...
  • Republican stalemate - my first post

    01/08/2008 2:21:18 AM PST · by jnwest · 45 replies · 679+ views ^ | Jan 7, 2008 | Bruce Walker
    Each of the leading Republican candidates has an "impossibility" factor to being nominated. Mike Huckabee will run into the problem of carrying big states and less conservative parts of the nation both in the nomination and, importantly in the eyes of the delegates in Minnesota, in the general election. Rudy Giuliani has much personal baggage and a socially liberal record which will make it hard for him to win over social conservatives in significant numbers. Mitt Romney, despite all the money and packaging, simply has failed to capture the hearts of many Republicans. John McCain, the most electable Republican, is...