by Lenny Leatherman
You may be uncomfortable voting for the Republican candidate or the Democrat candidate, but by now it should be obvious to every voter in Texas – the next Governor will be either Rick Perry or Bill White.
A vote for anyone else is simply an exercise in futility!
If the only reason you are voting is to ‘make a statement’, please stay home. How can you possibly be part of the solution by becoming part of the problem?
The simple truth is – ours is a two party system; Republican and Democrat. Other fringe movements come and go but have no lasting beneficial effect on either major party.
To that rule, the Tea Party movement is an obvious exception. I believe they have caused the Republican Party to take an introspective view of itself. We conservatives welcome the positive impact Tea Party folks have had on our party and view their actions as having a cleansing effect on the Republican Party.
May I suggest we all think first about what’s best for Texas. Before you vote, I ask that you answer a couple of questions:
1. Given the opportunity, would you prefer to live and raise your family in some other state?
2. If you agree with me that Texas is by far, the best place on earth to live, who do you think would be more likely to sustain the Texas economy (best in the country) and our conservative way of life – Rick Perry or Bill White?
Don’t forget to vote…. God Bless Texas
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AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today described the rapid escalation of drug cartel-related killings in northern Mexico, and said that absent federal action it was only a matter of time before communities on the Texas side of the border would be further swept up in the violence.
“Washington has been an abject failure at securing the border, leaving it vulnerable to exploitation, and our citizens exposed to grave danger,” Gov. Perry said. “An unsecured US-Mexico border is a serious national security threat, menacing the safety and security of our citizens, and the federal government is obligated to secure it. Our citizens deserve the best possible effort to protect them from this advancing network of criminal gangs.”
If I hadn’t already mentioned this before, this may come as a shock to some of you – but yesterday, the United States Senate actually voted to single out Texas to send a message that it better get in line.
You see, the Governor of Texas had the audacity to tell Washington, “no.” No to education funding that came with Washington strings and that would cost Texans more in the long run. No to unemployment insurance funding that would have come with similar strings and cost. And recently, along with other Texas state officials, no to federal government interference with traditional state authority to regulate oil and gas exploration.
Heaven forbid. Because, don’t you know, Washington is the fountain of all wisdom and virtue – and we must jump when Washington says “jump.” But when we don’t… oh, no… when we don’t, the powers that be along the Potomac decide to proceed like this:
from RASMUSSEN REPORTS
Texas GOP Primary: Perry 48%, Hutchison 27%, Medina 16%
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Just days before Texas Republicans pick their nominee for governor, incumbent Rick Perry has his biggest lead yet.
A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Republican Primary voters finds Perry leading Senate Kay Bailey Hutchison 48% to 27%, with Tea Party activist Debra Medina earning 16% of the vote. Nine percent (9%) of Texas GOP voters remain undecided.
At the beginning of the month, Perry lead 44% to Hutchison’s 29% and Medina’s 16%. In September, just after Hutchison traveled statewide to announce her candidacy for governor, she posted a 40% to 38% lead over Perry, but that was the high point of her support which has been declining ever since.
by Kerri Rehmeyer
You may have heard by now that Jon-David Wells of KLIF had Debra Medina on his show this afternoon concerning her interview on the Glenn Beck radio show today. I’m going to give some links to the show leading up to the interview with Debra that have callers responses to the interview and whether it has affected her standing in the race and then the actual interview with Debra. I think she makes it very clear where she stands. Continue reading →
In 2010, Texans either will lead the nation forward according to conservative principle and under conservative leadership, or they will put their trust and faith in the ways of Washington. In the last several weeks, current Texas Governor Rick Perry and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison – each vying for the Texas Governorship in 2010 – have each made significant public statements that make their positions crystal clear. Perry is for Texas. Hutchison is for Washington. Continue reading →