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The Soros Machine Gets Involved in Texas GOP Race

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!

Welcome to Texas, Mr. Big Gulp

Howdy, folks! I hope y’all had an awesome Thanksgiving with plenty of “good chow” to eat. We had a great one here in our home nestled in the eastern hills of Garland, Texas. Once again, the fried turkey and ham were the centerpieces and a big hit. I do have one question about today, as the Christmas shopping season kicks off . . . is “Black Friday” racist?

Okey dokey, just a little humor there, now back to business.

If you noticed the title to this missive, perhaps you know the subject of this post. It appears that the diminutive former Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg, has his sights set on Texas. It appears that Mikey wants to win the Texas Democrat (socialist) Party primary next March.

His strategy is not a conventional one, but it has been seen before. It was another former NYC mayor who felt that he could sit out early primary contests and lie in wait for big-ticket primary races. That person was none other than Rudy Guiliani. He believed that his endeavor to win the GOP presidential nomination would begin in Florida . . . Rudy failed to launch.

Bloomberg has embraced the insanity in doing the same thing, expecting different results.

As reported by the Texas Scorecard:

“Liberal [progressvie socialist] billionaire and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning to spend $20 million on voter registration in key states including Texas, according to an AP report in TIME magazine. The move comes ahead of his rumored late entry into the 2020 Democratic Party’s presidential nominating process.

According to the report: News of the large investment, confirmed by Bloomberg’s team on Wednesday, comes less than a week after the former New York City mayor unveiled a $100 million online advertising campaign attacking Trump in four general election swing states as well. The new effort will target 500,000 voters from traditionally underrepresented groups that typically lean Democratic, including African Americans, Latinos, Asians, young voters and those living in some rural communities. The drive will begin early next year in Arizona, Michigan, North Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin, but could expand to more states.”

I find it absolutely humorous that the party that claims to despise billionaires and “old white men” have several running for its presidential nomination. To think, Mikey Bloomberg believes that he can just bombard us with millions of dollars in delusional ads and we are supposed to fall for him?

Let me clue y’all in as to why Bloomberg’s first trip after announcing his candidacy was to Norfolk. Virginia. It was there that Bloomberg’s gun control organization, Everytown for Gun Safety, spent millions of dollars to win the Virginia legislature for the gun-confiscating leftists. Bloomberg’s message there was that his millions helped to flip Virginia, and he is seeking to do that elsewhere, and Texas is in his sights.

Why do I refer to Bloomberg as “Mr. Big Gulp?” Remember, this little Napoleonic ego-driven tyrant believes that we are too imbecilic to know what we should drink. Therefore, Bloomberg banned 7-11 Big Gulp drinks in NYC. Not to mention his fervent desire to control salt and pepper, along with other condiments. See, Bloomberg is nothing more than a big government nanny-state control freak that just so happens to have $50B as his backing. Bloomberg stated that he will fund his own campaign, taking no donations. His news network, Bloomberg TV has already stated that it will not investigate or challenge him, or any other Democrat (socialist) candidates for president . . . but they will opine about, and investigate President Trump.

Hmm, sounds like Mr. Big Gulp wants to control the media, press, the message we get as Americans. It certainly doesn’t sound like Mikey believes in that first amendment freedom of the press ideal . . . Nah, he just will use his billions to buy the news.

Sounds like Mr. Big Gulp wants to control the media & the message we get as Americans. It doesn't sound like Mikey believes in that first amendment freedom of the press ideal . . . Nah, he just will use his billions to buy the news. Click To Tweet

Now, we all know what Bloomberg thinks about the Second Amendment, all the while he has armed security protecting him. Just as we have Texas counties now declaring themselves “Second Amendment Sanctuary counties,” Bloomberg is going to blast Texas with his gun control message. Maybe he will hire the disgraced Bob Frank O’Rourke as his Texas campaign chairman? Regardless, I, for one, welcome Mr. Gun Grabbin’ Big Gulp Takin’ to Texas. I cannot think of anyone better to be the face of the progressive socialist left here in Texas. I would wager that Mr. Gun Grabbin’ Big Gulp Takin’ would venture to ban Texas steaks over a certain size . . . maybe even declare brisket unhealthy. After all, Mikey loves climate change, and we know that cows add to greenhouse gases . . . so, no more beef in Texas.

Folks, beating the progressive socialist left in Texas does not require gimmicks like buying up fake websites and running negative stories. All that is needed to meet these loons on the ideological battlefield and put them on defense. All that is required is for constitutional conservatives to go on offense and expose these delusional, deranged dictators, like Bloomberg, for who and what they are.

So, welcome to Texas Mr. Big Gulp, we look forward to giving you a Texas-sized butt whipping. This is why we are going to have a record GOP turnout in Texas for the March primary. This is why our precincts will be filled up for people seeking to be delegates to the Texas GOP convention.

We, liberty-loving Texans, are stewing for a fight. Just ask Santa Anna about that. He got a stomping courtesy of a Tennessee Volunteer leading the Texas Army, Sam Houston, at the Battle of San Jacinto in just 18 minutes. Hey, Mr. Big Gulp, you and your progressive socialist nanny-state ilk ain’t gonna know what hit y’all next year, 2020.

So, c’mon down with your gun control message. We got a message fer ya, “Come and Take It,” Bloomberg.

Brian Kilmeade: Talking Texas With Allen West

LTC Allen West spoke with Brian Kilmeade about a few issues related to Texas politics: the demise of the O’Rourke campaign, and the number of seats, judgeships, etc. we lost in 2018, and how we might regain footing.

Election 2020: What We Must Keep in Mind

There is no doubt that the left has the Lone Star State in their sights in 2020. There have been pronouncements from Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi to the fact. Of course, they were emboldened by the November 2018 midterm elections here in Texas with the loss of 12 Texas State House seats, two Texas State Senate seats, two US Congressional seats (one of which is the district in which I reside), and 56 Judge positions.

There were some other very disconcerting results from a year ago, such as Senator Ted Cruz barely defeating Bob Frank O’Rourke — including Cruz not winning in the Tarrant County (Ft. Worth) area. Interestingly enough, there are those who are still dismissive of reports that the progressive socialist could win Texas, writing them off as a pipe dream. Not when they are so close to flipping the Texas State House!

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It really comes down to two factors. Having a good ground game . . . registering people to vote, is one. In Texas, we have 6.7M who are registered to vote who do not. We have 4.1M who are not even registered to vote!

The other critical factor is enthusiasm, energy, and that was something the left certainly had in November 2018. Voter energy is derived from inspiration, and if you have been following the results of the Texas 2019 legislative session and the travails of Texas House Speaker, Dennis Bonnen, we have an issue there with grassroots conservatives.

Now a poll has been released by the very left-leaning University of Texas, or Texas University to Texas A&M Aggies, in conjunction with the left-leaning Texas Tribune. The results are very interesting and potentially deceiving.

From the Texas Tribune:

“None of the top Democrats seeking the presidential nomination would beat President Donald Trump in Texas in an election held today — and neither would either of the Texas candidates in that race, according to the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll.

Joe Biden of Delaware, the former vice president, is running 7 percentage points behind Trump in Texas, as is U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont falls 5 percentage points short in a head-to-head with the president among Texas voters. And the two Texas candidates also lag behind Trump: former U.S. Rep. Beto [Bob Frank] O’Rourke of El Paso (who dropped out of the race Friday, after the poll was completed) by 6 percentage points, and former U.S. Housing Secretary and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro by 13 percentage points.

In each matchup, significant numbers of Democrats are holding back their votes — possibly a sign that while they oppose the Republican incumbent, they favor a different Democrat. For instance, 89% of Republicans say they would support Trump over Biden, and 5% say they would favor Biden, leaving 6% unwilling to pick. But in the same race, 82% of Democrats favor Biden, and 4% favor Trump, leaving 14% who either like another Democrat more or don’t want to pick yet. The biggest gap was in the Trump-Castro matchup, where 93% of Republicans have a definite choice and only 71% of Democrats do.

“I don’t think this is a reflection of what’s going to happen in the election, but as we move from registered voters to likely voters in Texas, we tend to get more Republican [results],” said Joshua Blank, research director of the Texas Politics Project at UT-Austin.

While Trump is doing well against those Democrats in Texas, he’s not faring as well when voters are asked whether they will vote for his reelection. Slightly more than half say they “definitely” (46%) or “probably” (6%) will not vote for Trump in 2020. Meanwhile, 40% say they will “definitely” vote for the president’s reelection, and 8% “probably” will.

The University of Texas/Texas Tribune internet survey of 1,200 registered voters was conducted from Oct. 18-27 and has an overall margin of error of +/- 2.83 percentage points, and an overall margin of error of +/- 4.21 percentage points for Democratic trial ballots. Numbers in charts might not add up to 100% because of rounding.”

You can view the poll results charts here.

There are those who may just see this poll and wrongly fall into a celebratory mode. I would advise against this. As a matter of fact, this poll should not even be considered.

First of all, I do not know the survey universe, and the region of Texas surveyed is critical. But, what does concern me is that President Trump is stuck between 45-47 percent in each of those head to head matchups. The goal is for that number to be 55-60 percent.

We need to do a much better job with Independents as they are a critical buffer to preclude the normal practices of progressive socialist voter fraud. Remember, one must win far outside of the “margin of cheating.”

It's imperative that we don't have voters who just pull the lever for Donald Trump and walk out of the voting booth. We must educate voters about keeping a strong conservative legislature & win back the losses from a year ago. Click To Tweet

As well, it is imperative that we do not have voters who just go in and pull the lever for Donald Trump and walk out of the voting booth. We must educate and inform Texas voters about the importance of keeping a strong Texas conservative legislature and win back the losses from a year ago.

When one considers all of the businesses and corporations that are moving into Texas, this poll should reflect much stronger numbers. Then again, it is early. However, Texas is a state with great economic growth, opportunity, and promise for all relocating from here, such as Toyota North America headquarters from California.

Also, we must do a much better job with young Texans on our college and university campuses, and those in our growing tech workforce. Texas is growing in information technology innovation, investment, and ingenuity. The policies of progressive socialism do not support that growth.

As a matter of fact, even Amazon is getting involved in local and city council elections in its home base, Seattle, after the move towards implementing a Head Tax . . . something we have shared with y’all previously. I would not be surprised if a city like Austin, Texas would seek to implement a like-minded tax within its city limits. After all, progressive socialist birds of a feather, promote failed policies together.

There is much work to do here in Texas in the next 52 weeks. Texas remains solid red, strong, in the areas outside of the major population centers. But, we must be laser-focused and strategic in targeting our message of economic empowerment, success, in those blue areas, population centers, and along the Rio Grande River Valley.

The election is a year away, time to git ‘er dun! Yes, again our rally cry here in Texas must again be, “Come and Take It!”

Nancy’s Vision for Texas; Not on My Watch!

Last night, I spent time with some very close friends who could not understand why I was running for Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas. After about twenty minutes they understood, and the next 45 minutes was all about solidifying why the position is critical for the future of the entire United States of America. At this critical point, there has to be a voice, a voice of resolute, determined, focused constitutional conservatism that will be relentless in turning back the tide of progressive socialism attempting to establish itself in the Lone Star State.

Just today, there was another Texas GOP Congressman who has decided to retire, Rep. Mac Thornberry, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee . . . that makes six. No, I am not fretting, but we have an opportunity to raise, recruit, and equip a new generation of conservatives to step into the gap.

However, this is causing the Democrat (socialist) Party to believe Texas is theirs for the taking. That is why I am here, right now, in the Houston area, since they left just had their presidential debate here in Houston, where every single Republican elected official was defeated in 2018.

As reported by The Hill:

“Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told a crowd Saturday that Texas is a top target for Democrats come 2020. Pelosi said at Tribune Fest hosted by the Texas Tribune that she agreed with Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairwoman Rep. Cheri Bustos’ (D-Ill.) characterization of the state as “ground zero” for the party.

“This is it,” Pelosi said. “Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.  It is a beautifully diverse state in every way.”

Her remarks follow those from Manny Garcia, executive director of the Texas Democratic Party, who told Hill.TV earlier this month that his state would be the top swing state in the nation in 2020.

“Texas is the biggest battleground state in the country,” he said. “We are dramatically changing, we’re changing quite rapidly.”

“When you ask Texans if they would vote for Donald Trump or someone else, someone else currently wins,” Garcia added.

Four Texas Republicans have announced their retirements in recent weeks, and some districts including Rep. Will Hurd’s (D-Texas) have been moved from “toss-up” to “lean Democratic” in recent weeks by the Cook Political Report.”

"So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas & throws down the challenge & where was our response? Here's mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle & that's why I am running to be RPT Chair." Click To Tweet

So, Nancy Pelosi — Ms. Impeachment — comes into Texas and throws down the challenge, and where was our response? Well, here is mine: I want to be on the frontlines of this ideological battle, and that is exactly why I am running to be the Texas GOP Chairman. This is a fight, and this is what a Warrior, an American Spartan, seeks, a challenge to continue to serve and honor the oath that I took. We cannot allow the left to run about the State of Texas with impunity and make their absurd assertions.

I want y’all to never forget the words Pelosi spoke:

“Texas is our hope for the future. And I’m not just talking about Democrats. I am talking about the country and the world. When Texas goes blue, that’s going to be very wholesome for our nation.”

What Pelosi is talking about is control, power, 38 electoral votes, soon to be 40-41. She is talking about ideological domination, and there is no way we will allow them to use Texas as the path to their tyranny.

We have a choice, victors, or victims. In Texas, we are victors! It is time we wholeheartedly defeat the scourge, the cancer, of progressive socialism here in Texas.

Join me in this fight! Tell Nancy, “Come and Take It!”

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