Perry took $17 million from political appointees #billwhite #p2 #tcot #teaparty #texas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, September 30, 2010 White challenges Perry on influence of $17 million in political contributions Rick Perry's Unanswered Questions #4 HOUSTON -- In light of an explosive report released today showing Perry has received $17 million in campaign cash from his political appointees and their spouses, Bill White challenged Perry to admit to the influence political contributions had on his decision-making or account for the $17 million coincidence. "Do you admit or deny that political contributions have influenced your appointments? If you're going to deny it, are you telling Texans it is a coincidence that you raised $17 million since 2001 from appointees?" asked Bill White. This week, White launched a series of "Rick Perry's Unanswered Questions" as the 25 year career politician refuses to answer questions at debates or editorial boards. Bill White earlier this year released an ethics plan designed to end the use of state offices as part of a … [Read more...]

Help Bill White’s Final Push To Be Texas Governor #p2 #texas

Our momentum is building towards Election Day, just 34 days from now. Yet many Texans still aren't sure who they're voting for in the governor's race. Voters who know something about me support me. You can shape this race by letting undecided voters know there's a real alternative for our state's future. We don't have much time. We must reach out to undecided voters before early voting starts on October 18. Sign up to help us identify undecided voters in Houston, and help get our supporters to VOTE EARLY. … [Read more...]

Buck Up And Stop Whining My Liberal Brethren #p2 #tcot #teaparty

The “Liberal” Main Stream Media as well as the Right Wing Echo Chamber (FoxNews, Talk Radio) has been playing up a perceived attack by President Obama  and Vice-President Biden on the left flank of the Democratic Party base. Liberals must not allow these entities to cause a false issue to metastasize into a destructive argument between the Whitehouse, Congress, and the Liberal base. After-all the President and the VP are absolutely correct. First of all read the entire Rolling Stone interview. It is an excellent piece. The encapsulation that he makes of his accomplishments is on point. That it was watered down is called Democracy. It was not watered down mostly by Republicans but Conservative and Corporatist Democrats. So his fight was not only with the GOP but with the Right flank of his own party. To believe that the President embarrassing  these Democrats early in what we expect to be monumental changes in our social, international, & domestic policies going forward is naive. This passage of … [Read more...]

From USA To BSA, The Banana States Of America #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Many have already unbeknownst to themselves already have the thought process of the masses in “Banana Republics” as they allow the sound bites from the oligarchy to control their thoughts and emotions. Little do they know they are the seeds of their own demise. Op-Ed Columnist Downhill With the G.O.P. By PAUL KRUGMAN Published: September 23, 2010 Once upon a time, a Latin American political party promised to help motorists save money on gasoline. How? By building highways that ran only downhill. I’ve always liked that story, but the truth is that the party received hardly any votes. And that means that the joke is really on us. For these days one of America’s two great political parties routinely makes equally nonsensical promises. Never mind the war on terror, the party’s main concern seems to be the war on arithmetic. And this party has a better than even chance of retaking at least one house of Congress this November. Banana republic, here we come. On … [Read more...]

Rachel Maddow Expose GOP Running on Democrats’ Successes As Democrats Stay Silent #p2 #tcot #teaparty

Read My Book: Blog: Twitter: While Democrats are scared to campaign on their accomplishments, Republicans are not embarrassed about vociferously attacking the stimulus bill as a product that created no jobs while begging the government for dollars claiming it will create jobs in their district. They have done the same thing with healthcare reform. They take credit for individual features or support individual features, They know Americans do not readily realize that for the entire healthcare reform to work, all parts must be in place. … [Read more...]

The Super Rich Get Richer, Everyone Else Gets Poorer, and the Democrats Punt #p2 #tcot #teaparty

One can only conclude that the moderate Democrats are scared that if they go all out against the wealthy that take advantage legally of the structural problems with our form of capitalism that they will be financially disadvantaged in any election. I wish they would realize that an honest message that details the failing American condition and the reasons behind it is much more powerful than all the negative adds if they learn to use guerilla marketing techniques out to effectively get out the message. The media is complicit but in today’s world we can make it less so. After-all much of President Obama’s decline in the polls seem to be effected by unanswered guerilla marketing techniques on the Right. I hope Americans realize there is a tipping point where everyone becomes aware that they were screwed, and God help us then. We will react like any other third world country. My Book: Blog: Twitter: The … [Read more...]

A Liberal’s Reflection of the Republican Mind #p2 #tcot #teaparty

This is my iReport friend from New York. I could not have said this any better nor as passionate.     Many of the comments made on my post strike me as so typically Republican as opposed to Democrat and Liberal. So just for fun, I thought I'd sound off as "how I see Republicans. I have heard so many things said by Conservatives and Republicans on many of my posts and from family members and friends that are Republican. Some have accused me of not liking Republicans. That's simply not true. I have many friends that are Republican but many more that are Liberals. It's the views and opinions that Republicans often have, that I just don't understand. I try. Maybe they just lack the experiences I've had that could change them. Some of these beliefs just appear to be uncaring and callous. I was Republican at an earlier time in my life. I was rich and lost it through a series of unavoidable events. I had a daughter that was born pre-maturely, had insurance and they dropped … [Read more...]

Republican Young Gun Paul Ryan Flip Flops on Reconciliation – Hypocrisy In Full View #p2 #tcot #teaparty

My Book: Blog: Twitter: Republicans are not yet in power and they are already promising the titans of finance that follow CNBC that they will use reconciliation to vote policies that most of us know are against the middleclass interest. … [Read more...]