Today, Joe Biden had the audacity to tell a Black man, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump — then you ain’t black!”
Well, sir, I am a Black man, and here is my response to your disgusting comments:
Today, Joe Biden had the audacity to tell a Black man, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump — then you ain’t black!”
Well, sir, I am a Black man, and here is my response to your disgusting comments:
“Coronavirus gives us an opportunity to revamp our electoral system so that it permanently becomes more inclusive and becomes easier for the American people to access.”
-– Former US Attorney General Eric Holder, Time, April 14, 2020
If there is one thing you can count on the progressive socialist left to do, it is loudly broadcasting their nefarious intent. Just a mere two weeks before the aforementioned quote from Eric Holder, who is now the Chairman of the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, Democrat Congressman James Clyburn (D-SC), stated on April 2nd, “this pandemic gives Democrats a tremendous opportunity to restructure things to fit our vision.”
What was the title of the article in Time magazine by Eric Holder? “Here’s How Coronavirus Should Change US Elections – For Good.”
I want y’all to stop reading for a moment. Take and digest what Clyburn and Holder have asserted. It goes to the core of that maxim of Rahm Emanuel, “never let a good crisis go to waste.” I want America to recognize the abjectly deranged and devious intent of the progressive socialist left in America, the Democrat Party, to leverage a virus for their own electoral gain and advantage. The Democrat (Socialist) Party wants the continued fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria that their media accomplices have created. They do not want the American people to get back to work, be released from the illegal martial law and house arrest that has subjugated our constitutional rights.
The left wants a COVID-19 boogeyman, just like the child who fears the monster in the closet at night and cannot get to sleep. COVID-19 has a 99.6 percent recovery rate, and just like there is no boogeyman in the closet, instead of respecting our rights, the left wants to fear-monger in order to restructure our rights for their electoral gain. The new rallying cry of the left is “mail-in ballots.”
In Texas, the second-largest electoral state in our Republic, we are not immune from the left’s COVID-19 boogeyman.
Just recently, the Dallas County Commission voted 4-1 to allow something so absurd that, if it were not so serious, you would die laughing. They voted on and passed a resolution to establish fear of COVID-19 as an accepted disability. Therefore, one can use that “disability” to apply for a mail-in ballot in Dallas County. Yep, if you fear the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet, and fear going out to vote, you can get a mail-in ballot. I told you it was absurd. The proliferation of COVID-19 fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria is exactly what the left wants. That is why this whole illegal martial law, shutdown, lockdown insanity must end.The proliferation of COVID-19 fear, panic, paranoia, and hysteria is exactly what the left wants. That is why this whole illegal martial law, shutdown, lockdown insanity must end. Click To Tweet
The same resolution that the Dallas County commission approved, 4-1, the El Paso County commission is taking up. As well, in Harris County (Houston), led by far-left County Judge, Lina Hidalgo, they are allocating $11-$12 million for mail-in ballots.
Yesterday, in San Antonio, Federal Judge Fred Biery — a Bill Clinton appointee — issued a decision, based upon a lawsuit from the Texas Democratic Party, stating that Texas must allow expanded mail-in balloting. Yes, based on the COVID-19 boogeyman.
There is no debate about what the Democrat (Socialist) Party wants in 2020. There is no debate as to how they are seeking to attain that objective: voter fraud. They want electoral victories, and they especially want them nationally, particularly to gain the White House. But they also want them in very targeted state elections, State House and Senate, that is how they will gain control of the upcoming redistricting which will come after the 2020 elections and have an immediate impact. Texas is gaining three new US Congressional districts due to the mass exodus of population from economically failing leftist states like California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. These new districts will certainly be in the areas of greatest population growth, the major population centers: Dallas/Ft. Worth metroplex, Houston, and Austin.We can ill afford to allow the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet to instill a fear that results in the loss of our Constitutional Republic, which is exactly what the left seeks. Click To Tweet
Those of us who live in Texas know exactly which political party has power in those areas.
The left needs a boogeyman, and COVID-19 fits the bill. They are going to milk this to restructure things to fit their vision. The Democrats do not want our economy to reopen, for Americans to get back to work. We now know they want to use COVID-19 to change our electoral system – for good.
Nationwide, statewide, mail-in ballots are not necessary.
We can ill afford to allow the COVID-19 boogeyman in the closet to instill a fear that results in the loss of our Constitutional Republic, which is exactly what the left seeks.
Ever since I was a little boy, I have always enjoyed math. It was always a treat solving equations and figuring out solutions based upon formulas. Regardless of the common core math fallacy, there are objective truths, and they can be found in the study of mathematics. I suppose that was why being a US Army Field Artillery officer was the perfect fit for me, figuring out firing solutions to put “steel on target.” Back in the day, we had to do our computations, under time constraints, with tabular firing tables and slide rules . . . those were the days.
Numbers tell a story when you know what to analyze, and they provide insight and the ability to develop plans and strategies. Therefore, our campaign staff for Texas GOP Chairman decided to take a look at some numbers from the Super Tuesday primary election here in the Lone Star State. We believed the results would tell us a story, but the story we uncovered is not a good one.
I think it is time those living in a delusional fantasy land stop kidding themselves, and realize that, well, yes, “Houston, we have a problem.” Now, I am not an alarmist, certainly not one to panic, but I am a realist. And, it is time we get real about what is happening, politically, in Texas.
It is, sad to say, a repeat of what the progressive socialist left has been doing in other once strong, conservative states.
The data found below comes from the Texas Secretary of State website. You can also see the results by county by party. This is all open-source data that anyone can find, research, analyze, and assess. What we did was to look at the major population centers in Texas, by county, and several surrounding counties, to provide a picture of what happened in this primary election cycle.
By comparison, we looked at three rural (lower population) counties. This is the data we found posted as of Thursday, March 5th. Here is what we found, with “us” meaning Republicans:
Dallas (County) – registered voters 1,343,237
El Paso (County) – registered voters 471,296
D – 68,132 votes cast 14.46% turnout
The turnout percentage number is based upon the number of registered voters in those respective counties. What has to be rather disconcerting is the low voter turnout for Republicans overall, but especially in some very critical counties, such as where I reside, Dallas County…which saw a dismal 6.2 percent turnout.We must increase voter enthusiasm, turnout...more than ever in major population centers. It's critical that Republicans are inspired, not just for the top of the ticket, but for the complete ballot. #Election2020 #SuperTuesday Click To Tweet
The first critical analysis from this data is that we must increase our voter enthusiasm, turnout. That has to occur more than ever in the major population centers. It is critical that Republicans are inspired, and not just for the top of the ticket, but for the complete ballot. That means voter education, and the development of ballot slates is vital. We can ill afford another bushwhacking, like in 2018 where the Texas Republicans lost 12 state house seats, and most importantly 56 judicial positions.
Yes, we must be concerned about the progressive socialist expansion from these major population centers. We can easily ascertain that their spread is in a particular direction. If you look at Houston — Harris County — you will find that the left is finding success to the west in Ft. Bend County. This is very important since there is an open congressional seat up for grabs there. We cannot continue to tout winning a Texas State House special election a few months ago, where the Republicans greatly outnumbered the Democrats.
Going into the November 2020 election cycle, it is imperative that we develop a political calculus to determine the precincts in these major population centers where we can grow numbers. This is not just about registering folks to vote! We gotta get them out to vote!Going into November, it's imperative we develop a political calculus to determine precincts in major population centers where we can grow numbers. It's not just about registering folks to vote! We gotta get them out to vote! Click To Tweet
Where can we gain those Independents and disaffected Democrats who do not wish to go down the path of the left’s ideological agenda? We must force the Democrats here in Texas to define what “turn Texas blue” means. We do not win on defense. It is time to go on offense. In essence, this is all about “micro-targeting” in these population centers, with definitive MOE (measures of effectiveness), goals, milestones, that we must hit . . . and that means careful management and constant updates.
If there is one thing for certain, it is that we must deliver our conservative message into the place where you find the greatest failure of leftist policies . . . the major cities. Just look at Austin.
Another staggering tidbit of information I never thought I would see in the Lone Star State, Bernie Sanders garnered over 633,000 votes and was the choice of Democrats in Denton, Bexar, Travis, Hays, and El Paso, just to name a few.
As well, that means finally, engaging, and sustaining, a policy relationship with the black and Hispanic communities. There is no reason why the Texas GOP should not have the Asian, namely the Vietnamese and Indian, communities solidly in our corner in the Lone Star State!
Further, it is time to roll up our sleeves and stand shoulder to shoulder with our Young Conservatives of Texas on these college and university campuses.
By a short comparison, let’s look at counties where I visited on Thursday, in the Texas Big Country. Abilene, Texas is in Jones and Taylor Counties
Folks, let me share a little something with y’all: when I shared this data in Abilene, they were shocked to hear some of these numbers. We must have an 80-100 percent turnout in our rural counties and that means East and West Texas. Nothing less will suffice, this is all hands on deck, “all in,” for Texas. If we have a massive turnout in our outer ring areas, regions, and then strategically focus — and, I mean like lasers — in the major population centers, we can pull off a resounding victory in November 2020!
However, if this is the trend, as these numbers suggest, then “Katie bar da door.” We must hold Texas, in order to hold America. Remember, mini-Mike is dumping $8M here to support anti-gun candidates running for the Texas State House in Dallas and Houston counties. I predict that Joe Biden will select a black female as his VP candidate. Sorry ol’ Bob Frank O’Rourke.
This is a fight, but we have all the right tools in our shed. We just gotta go for it, and, by God, show up!
Steadfast and Loyal!
Last week, after the results of the New Hampshire primary, we saw Democrats beginning to hit the panic button. We always hear that Republicans are worried, concerned, about having President Trump at the top of the ticket. I am not one of those. Too many weak-kneed Republicans are running around wringing their hands about Donald Trump’s personality, they are misguided. President Trump has been a fighter, a first in the Republican Party. His tweets, yeah, so what? They can be overbearing and incessant, but what matters most are the results of his policies.
On the other hand, the Democrats are running people for president who are banking everything on “I can beat Donald Trump” or “Defeat Trump.” They are making a total emotional argument that lacks any clear vision for policies that improve the quality of life of the American citizen. As well, many of these Democrat presidential candidates do not have personalities that are engaging.
Well, this panic is being realized and recognized by Texas Democrats.
As reported by Politico:
“Bernie Sanders’ staying power atop the 2020 field has Democratic insiders in Texas on edge: They’re worried nominating the Vermont senator would kneecap their hard-fought campaign to flip the Texas state house.
Putting a self-proclaimed democratic socialist at the top of the ticket would squander a prime opportunity to seize statehouse seats — and congressional districts — that have long been out of reach, robbing the party of a hand in next year’s crucial redistricting process, more than a half-dozen Democratic candidates, activists and political consultants said in interviews.
“There is overall uncertainty which is growing. The real fear for Texas D’s remains Sanders,” Bill Miller, a longtime Austin lobbyist who has worked with both Democrats and Republicans, said of a Sanders ticket. “’We’d be fucked’ — that’s what they’re saying. The drain at the top goes down to the bottom.” And to insiders like Miller, plans to nationalize the health care and electricity sectors will spook voters and weigh down local Democrats who are trying to thread a needle in this still deeply conservative state.
Sanders’ rising progressive agenda and the leftward march of Democrats like Elizabeth Warren has divided the party here about how to succeed and what lessons to divine from years of electoral losses born out of deploying untested strategies they hope will transform Texas into a battleground state.
“Sanders is a complete disaster and Warren is a complete-disaster-lite,” said Texas-based campaign consultant Jeff Hewitt, who has been working in Democratic politics since he served on Clinton-Gore’s campaign team in the 1990s. “At the end of the day, most of us want to win.” A Buttigieg victory is “not helpful” to the party’s goals in Texas, he said. But “he doesn’t hurt them as much” as Sanders.
While Democrats lost all statewide elections in 2018, they notched modest gains down ballot. They were able to flip two congressional seats and more than a dozen state House and Senate seats, putting them just nine seats away from taking control of the state House.
“For control of the state legislature and how the congressional delegation is drawn over the next decade, it’s very important that we do all we can to win the statehouse now so both parties have a seat at the table,” said state Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the Texas House Democratic caucus and who has endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden.”
What the Texas Democrats, and all Democrats, must realize is exactly what CNN contributor Van Jones said after the last Democrat presidential debate: not a single one of their candidates can defeat Donald Trump. You can only run on hatred to a point, but, in the end, reality, policy, and results matter. There is nothing that these Democrat (socialist) candidates are offering that bodes well for the Lone Star State. As a matter of fact, the mantra of “Turn Texas Blue” is nothing more than a recipe for failure and making Texas resemble all the other failed States controlled by the progressive socialist left, the Democrat Party. Just look at Virginia, for example.
The bottom line, and what Texas Democrat Rep. Chris Turner articulated, the Democrats in Texas only want power. They want to control the redistricting. Remember, Eric Holder is the Chairman of the National Democrat Redistricting Committee. The Democrats want to do as has been done in Virginia, with the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, consolidate national power, and Texas is integral in that.
Insidious leftist policies such as the “Green New Deal” are unacceptable, certainly so in a state like Texas that has made America energy independent and a net exporter of oil and gas resources. Texans do not want the failed economic vision of the left which would reverse the incredible economic growth, opportunity, and prosperity that all are experiencing. It does not matter who the Democrat candidate will be, it is all about the policies they embrace. Those policies, that platform, is dictated by the socialist left which dominates the Party of the Jackass.
The Texas Democrats are doing all they can to bring in and register young college-aged voters. Bernie is the candidate they want. If, for a minute, any of them believes that Michael Bloomberg will be their savior, he will not. Talk about someone with no personality and a Napoleon complex, you have Bloomberg. He is the fella I affectionately refer to as “Mayor Big Gulp” and his anti-Second Amendment stance certainly does not play well here in the Lone Star State.
There is an interesting juxtaposition. My concern is that folks will be so enthusiastic about voting for Trump, that they just hit the top of the ticket and leave the voting booth. Texas Democrats are concerned about who is at the top of their ticket to support their down-ballot candidates. I want to ensure we, as Conservatives, and Republicans, here in Texas, have a clear and understandable voting slate. We need the enthusiasm, but we also need educated and informed Texans going into the voting booth. We need to crush the left from top to bottom of the ticket, winning back the losses of 2018, and expanding our victories . . . especially in Texas State House and local level elections, big time with judicial positions.
I could not care less about President Trump’s persona. What I do know, the left cannot touch President Trump’s accomplishments . . . even if they do try and lie, deceive, and confuse us by saying this is all the results of Barack Obama.
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LTC Allen West joined the Huckabee Show to discuss the state of Black conservatism:
In the military, I learned of the incredible wisdom of Carl von Clausewitz. The Prussian military officer who wrote the impeccable book, “On War,” asserted that “War, therefore, is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfill our will.” Your enemy is not defeated until you have successfully destroyed their will, their determination to seek their goals and objectives.
This maxim applies to our everyday lives. For example, back a few years ago in the Super Bowl, I was an excited Atlanta Falcons fan. My Falcons were ahead, in the 3rd quarter, over the New England Patriots 28-3. However, I cautioned my family and friends, we should not celebrate too early, the Falcons had not yet taken away the Patriots’ will to win. Needless to say, the rest is history, the greatest comeback in Super Bowl lore . . . a complete meltdown.
The same has been applied to our political atmosphere today. We are indeed embroiled in an ideological civil war. The will and determination of the left is relentless and unwavering. I will give these socialists credit, they will fight you to the end for that which they believe in, regardless of its proven failure. And, why should they not be emboldened? The progressive socialist left has overtaken state after state in these United States of America . . . Never forget that California was once a solidly red state. Most recently, the left overran the state of Virginia.
This week we had a special election in Texas for State House District 28. Hundreds of thousands of progressive socialist dollars flowed into this race. Names such as Sanders, Bloomberg, and O’Rourke were supporting the leftist candidate Eliz Markowitz. In the end, she lost by 16 percent. I have been reading some of the conservative media outlets, including the Wall Street Journal, and I am seeing that celebratory atmosphere like when my Falcons were up 28-3 in the Super Bowl. And I want to caution my constitutional conservative brothers and sisters, we have not destroyed the will of the progressive socialist left in Texas.
As reported in Newsweek:
“President Donald Trump may still be leading the political polls in Texas, but data released Wednesday show Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is actually the biggest threat to Trump winning the state, although former Vice President Joe Biden is still the current Democratic front runner in Texas.
Polling by the non-partisan organization, the Texas Lyceum, showed that in a trial presidential election ballot, Sanders held 47 percent to Trump’s 50 percent. When Biden was put up against the president in a hypothetical matchup, Biden scored 46 percent to Trump’s 51 percent.
Biden did, however, pick up the win for the overall poll as 28 percent of potential Democratic voters in the Texas primary supported Biden. Sanders came in second place with 26 percent while Senator Elizabeth Warren came in a distant third place with 13 percent, a full 13 points behind Sanders.
Newsweek reached out to the Sanders campaign for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication. Rounding out the top five were billionaire Michael Bloomberg with 9 percent and former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg with 6 percent.
Trump lost the 2016 Texas Republican primary to Texas Senator Ted Cruz by a wide margin. Cruz wound up with almost 44 percent of the vote while Trump came in second with only 26.7 percent. But after Cruz’s popularity spiraled, culminating in a defeat in the Indiana primary, Cruz suspended his campaign. Trump went on to win the Texas presidential election by over 50 percent.
Sanders’ campaign recently invested in a $2.5 million advertising campaign in Texas designed to drum up support for the senator before the Texas Democratic primary in March. At a Texas campaign appearance in 2019, Sanders told supporters he believed he could win the state instead of Trump. “I believe we can and will defeat Donald Trump here in Texas,” Sanders said. “Let me tell you why I think we are going to defeat Trump here. People understand increasingly he is a pathological liar and a fraud.”
In a January interview with The Dallas Morning News, Biden said he feels like he could win the Texas primary. “Texas is changing,” Biden said. “It’s getting back to what it was when I first got elected. I feel good about Texas.” “There’s a whole lot I like about Texas,” Biden added.
Biden also said that if he is elected president, he would consider placing former Representative Beto O’Rourke and former Housing Secretary Julian Castro in positions within his cabinet. Both O’Rourke and Castro dropped out of the Democratic presidential race. “I would consider either or both of them,” Biden said. “I’ve spoken to each of them. My plea to both of them is that they stay engaged. They are talented, talented people.”
I just have to ask, why would anyone in Texas vote for a person that never had a job until he was in his 40s? That job was in politics? Texas has the 10th largest economy in the world. There are some 10 percent of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters in Texas. The United States of America is a net exporter of energy resources, oil and gas, and energy independent because of Texas. And you mean to tell me the progressive socialist left would put up a Bernie Sanders as their nominee and expect to win the Lone Star State? Well, of course they do, they are emboldened, even here in Texas, because of the results of the last electoral cycle, 2018. Their will has not been deterred, not just because of a special election victory…in a red House district.
Bob Frank O’Rourke and Julian Castro talented? In what universe?
In his last foray as a cabinet member for Barack Obama as HUD Secretary, there was massive mismanagement of billions of taxpayer dollars. And, Bob Frank, give us a break, there is not a cogent policy thought emanating from his cranium. But, as we shared with y’all yesterday with the $15 minimum wage policy initiative being passed in Virginia, competence is not a strong characteristic of leftists. I think Vladimir Lenin coined the phrase “useful idiots.”
Anyone who takes a position of complacency in Texas, in the face of a determined progressive socialist left, will suffer the same mistakes of the Vietnam War. There we had all the firepower, but we did not focus it to crush the will of the enemy. The Tet Offensive of 1968 was a resounding defeat for the Viet Cong, but our media did not articulate it as such. That emboldened the Viet Cong and the North Vietnamese enemy, and, regardless of countless tactical victories, we lost the Vietnam War at the strategic level. We did not impose our will on the enemy.
Today, with the assistance of the very same liberal, progressive, leftist media, the progressive socialist left finds encouragement. Bernie Sanders mentioned President Trump being a pathological liar and a fraud. That is the talking point of the leftist media, who would not offer the same analysis and assessment of Barack Obama. And if there is anyone who is a fraud, Bernie Sanders should follow Michael Jackson’s advice, and look at the “Man in the Mirror.” Sanders preaches the gospel of envy, of socialism, wealth redistribution, while he owns several lakefront homes, and drives a posh Audi. Just so y’all know, I drive a 2013 Toyota Tacoma truck, a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, and a 2016 Victory Cross Country 8-Ball motorcycle. My first job came as a 10th grader at Baskin Robbins ice cream shop in Ansley Mall on Monroe Drive in Atlanta.
Texas is all about a rugged indomitable spirit. It is about hard work and individual determination. Bernie Sanders and his ilk do not possess the formula that has made the Lone Star State what it is.
However, as long as there is a pathological lying leftist media, the will of the left, even in Texas, may not be dampened. Therefore, it is incumbent upon us all to send a very strong message to the left in November . . . from the top of the ticket down to water district and dog catcher . . . no progressive socialist leftists!
The left needs victims . . . Texas ain’t about being a victim.
LTC Allen West sat down with Dana Hughey of local CBS19 to discuss his bid for Chair of the Republican Party of Texas:
It is the message that should be on billboards all across the major interstates coming into, and through, Texas. Not just Texas, but one could actually put those signs up in any successful red state to which people are flocking. But, here in Texas, it is a phenomenon like no other place, closest being Florida. Governor’s Perry and Abbott have made it a point to trek across America and advocate for businesses to pick up and leave failing blue states with their onerous tax, regulation, and economic policies, and follow the Lone Star to economic salvation, growth, opportunity, and success.
Except there is one problem. We fail to ask them the seminal question, offered at the beginning of this missive, upon their arrival. Heck, even God admonished Lot and his family to do only one thing as they fled His destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah: “don’t look back.” It is an admonishment that has relevance today.
Sure, there are a good many folks who are singularly making the informed decision to flee the progressive socialist states such as California, Illinois, New York, and New Jersey. The problem is that we have folks forced to relocate to a state like Texas because their business or corporation has decided to do so . . . and the corporate leaders did not send out a memo explaining the choice. At some point in time, these newly arrived corporations, such as Toyota N.A., who recently left California for Plano Texas should have that conversation with their employees.
Young people relocating to Texas due to high-tech opportunities should understand that an insidious idea like a “head tax,” will never fly here.
A recent report in the Dallas News gives insight as to just what is happening here in Texas.
“The number of California residents headed to Texas grew by more than a third in the latest U.S. migration count. More than 86,000 Californians picked up and moved to Texas in 2018, according to a report by the Texas Realtors’ association. Texas had the most total inbound moves of any U.S. state but Florida, with 563,945 new residents in the year. Florida had slightly more moves, fueled by relocating retiree baby boomers.
“For the sixth year in a row, more than half a million people chose Texas as their new home,” Cindi Bulla, 2020 chairman of Texas Realtors, said in the report. “And why not? In addition to its business-friendly environment with no state income tax and abundance of jobs, land and opportunity, Texas is known for its diverse, friendly spirit and culture.”
The Realtors’ study found that the net gain of out-of-state residents in Texas rose by about 78% in 2018. Along with California, most of the newcomers hailed from Florida (37,262), Louisiana (29,108), Oklahoma (24,590) and New York (21,509).
The top cities where most of the new Texans relocated from included Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, New York-Newark-Jersey City and Chicago-Naperville-Elgin. The Dallas-Fort Worth attracted the highest number of out-of-state movers — 200,966 new residents — followed by the Houston area with 176,110, the Realtors report found.
Harris County led the state with a net 80,572 out-of-state moves. Dallas-Fort Worth was the country’s top employment growth center in 2019, with more than 120,000 new jobs created for the year ended November.”
All of this begs a simple question: why would anyone move to the state of Texas, and then continue to vote for the ideological agenda and policies of the place they left? Okay, sure, there are some folks who are already here in Texas, being indoctrinated in the school system, and elsewhere, to embrace progressive socialism. Even still, that is the pure definition of insanity to embrace a failed economic model and expect different results, especially when residing in a state that has the 10th largest economy in the world, not to mention 10 percent of Fortune 500 corporate headquarters.
We continuously hear the incessant droning by the left about “turning Texas blue,” which means — in this case — turning Texas sad. Why would any individual with a functioning intellectual capacity desire to transform Texas, a model of success, into a replica of failure? Why would that be advocated by the folks who have left the failed blue states?
Yet, there is something happening in Texas, centered primarily on the major population centers, which are expanding. In 2012, Mitt Romney won Texas by 16 percent. President Trump won Texas by 9 percent in 2016. Ted Cruz only won Texas by 2.3 percent in 2018. Yes, Governor Greg Abbott won his race in 2018 by a double-digit margin, but his opponent, Lupe Valdez, was as weak as pond water. The Texas Lt. Gov. and Attorney General both had close calls in 2018. Texas lost 12 state house seats, two state senate seats, two US Congressional seats, and 56 judgeships in 2018. One of the supposed largest red counties in Texas, Tarrant County (Ft. Worth), was won by senate challenger Robert Francis O’Rourke. And, it was in Tarrant County that we lost one of the two Texas State Senate seats was lost; the other was in Dallas. Also, an Asian Republican County Commissioner lost in Tarrant County.
I love the saying, “Come, let us reason together.” So, let us attempt to reason together, and tell me why, with all our economic success, this is happening? We shared with y’all previously the story about Texas’ special Christmas gift to America, energy independence, being a net exporter of energy, oil, and natural gas resources.
However, we have a philosophy of governance finding a foothold in Texas that believes we should eliminate the oil and gas industry in the next ten years. Heck, folks of a leftist persuasion that believe we should get rid of beef . . . in Texas? Texas with no beef? Sorry, but I ain’t eating a “plant-based” ribeye steak!
Progressive socialism has no record of success, yet, it is being toyed with here in a State that is an economic success. What is even more disconcerting, Republican elected officials in Texas act sheepishly towards firmly establishing and implementing a strong constitutional conservative legislative agenda in Texas. Hmm, Gavin Newsom and the California State Legislature continue to support the failed leftist policies that are driving the population out of the so-called “Golden State.”
Texas, due to the explosion in population, will be getting three new congressional districts. The Texas State House is only eight seats away from being overtaken by the progressive socialist left. That means they would be in a position of drawing the new legislative representation districts in Texas. Side note: Eric Holder is in charge of the Democrat (socialist) Party National Redistricting Committee, and he is headquartered in California. Holder’s goal? Flip Republican-held State Houses . . . like what happened in Virginia, aided by Mayor Big Gulp’s millions of dollars.
All of this is utterly illogical, and even Spock would refer to this as “fascinating.” To have people flee from a failing economic state, come to a successful economic state, and vote for the policies and politicians resembling the failure they have fled. That, folks, is crazy. Yet that is what has happened in Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, and yep, Texas.
Ya just gotta ask, why did you leave what you had if that is truly what you wanted? Consider it this way: if you just got cured of lung cancer, would you go out and take up smoking again?
Welcome to Texas, and we don’t want your cancerous progressive socialist disease!
For some time now — most notably demonstrated by writing a book on the subject, Hold Texas, Hold the Nation: Victory or Death — I have been sounding the rallying cry that the Democrats have their sights on the Lone Star State. I have written numerous op-eds on the subject and given countless television and radio interviews to hammer this point home.
Yet, some have said this is a myth, or that those fleeing failing blue states with their onerous policies, such as California, New Jersey, and others, are not the ones creating Texas’ steady march from purple to blue.
I beg to differ.
In 2012, Mitt Romney won Texas by some 15 percent. In 2016, Donald Trump took her with 9 percent, yet, just as recently as 2018, progressive socialist leftist, Robert Francis O’Rourke managed to come within 2.3 percent of winning Texas from his opponent, Senator Ted Cruz. This is not to mention the judgeships and state races lost.
So, it is no surprise, that with so much at stake, the left would take a hard look at the contest for Republican Party Chair here in the Lone Star State.
I found it highly ironic that the Soros-backed Texas Tribune would make such a big fuss about donors to my campaign, but they would not be the progressive socialist left if they didn’t, I suppose:
“West has raised more than 25 times what incumbent James Dickey has — and more than half of West’s haul came from conservative megadonor Richard Uihlein.
Uihlein helped West post a staggering fundraising advantage over Dickey, who raised $18,000 over the same six-month period — or 4% of West’s $490,000 raised. Dickey spent $12,000; West $227,000. And Dickey has $6,000 cash on hand; West has $283,000.
Dickey’s supporters argue that his focus has been on raising money for the state party and positioning it strongly for the 2020 election, not financing his reelection campaign. They also have criticized West’s spending as wasteful, pointing to expenses like a $424 payment to a limo service for a ride from the Buc-ee’s gas station in Madisonville to Garland, a roughly two-and-a-half-hour drive.
West has made his fundraising chops part of his pitch to chair the state party, often noting the big bucks he was able to raise as a congressman who built a national following. Some of Uihlein’s Florida-based relatives were donors to West’s campaigns there.
The election for Texas GOP chair will be decided by delegates to the state party convention, which is set for mid-May in Houston.”
Now, of course, I have had to clear up some mischaracterizations from the left — and even within my opponent’s camp. As posted on my campaign Facebook page, in comments, I addressed “Limo-gate:”
“To set the record straight, on the date in question, I had a number of appearances and interviews that day, culminating in an event in Beaumont. We had a return flight scheduled from Beaumont, however, the last event ran long. It was Thanksgiving week and there were no other flights. The Jefferson County Chair drove us to Madisonville, where we then caught a car transport service. The service offered a variety of transportation, including limos, and the word “Limo” is part of their name, however, I did not utilize a limo. I was over five hours away from home and needed to be in-studio the next morning by 6am to honor a pre-arranged commitment to fill-in for Mark Davis.”
However, facts are pesky things that get in the way of a “good” narrative — think of Rahm Emanuel’s “never let a good crisis go to waste” quip.
That said, there are a few things to note in this article, and for that I must thank Ol’ Georgie boy. First, the article demonstrates my proven track record as a fundraiser. If I have done this for my campaign — raising 25 times that of my opponent — imagine what, with your help, we can do for the great state of Texas in keeping her red?
Secondly, since this outlet is backed by the Soros machine, I must ask who George would like to see as Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas heading into the November 2020 elections? Ol’ Georgie and I have some history in that he was a major donor — to the tune of $5 million — in the effort to derail my congressional reelection endeavor in Florida, in 2012.
Yes, I see this attention from Soros and company as a good sign I am striking a nerve somewhere. I hope to be a thorn in his side for many more years. I shall carry it as a badge of honor!