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October 30, 2014


GOP Texas county judge wants blacks to ‘spend their food stamp money’ and not vote (VIDEO)

Republican Ron Natinsky Dallas County Judge food stamps

Ron Natinsky, a racist behind closed doors too ignorant to know video on an open website would be seen How many times have you heard Republicans accuse Democrats, specifically Blacks and Latinos, of using the race card. Many times they get away with the accusations because they have mastered Lee Atwater's techniques. Lee Atwater was an adviser to U.S. Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush and chairman of the Republican National Committee. He was the strategist who taught Republicans how to touch their constituents racial funny bones without being explicitly racist. It turns out Dallas County Judge Ron Natinsky learned the technique but was rather clumsy in its use. The Dallas Morning News reported about statements Ron Natinsky made in a video a few months ago. Republican Ron Natinsky says the Dallas GOP will be better off if residents in a southern Dallas congressional district “spend their food stamp money” on Election Day instead of voting. Natinsky, a candidate for Dallas County judge, … [Read more...]

Texas Republicans worried about early vote turnout

Wendy Davis we turnout we win

Turnout is important San Antonio Express News: TX GOP Worried About Early Vote Turnout "The Republican Party of Bexar County has issued a series of desperate pleas to conservative voters, saying"the Democrats are beating us on base turnout..."  "We noticed that our base is sagging a bit," said Bexar County GOP Chairman Robert Stovall.  "While Republicans are anxious about their turnout numbers, Democrats are buoyed by theirs."  "Stovall is puzzled by any bump in Democratic voting." Cornyn, Abbott lead S.A. get-out-the-vote rally [San Antonio Express News, John W. Gonzalez, 10.29.14] SAN ANTONIO - The Republican Party of Bexar County has issued a series of desperate pleas to conservative voters, saying "the Democrats are beating us on base turnout," but two of the Texas party's biggest names converged on San Antonio to get any complacent GOP voters off their couches. U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott rallied supporters on Wednesday at Alamo Café, … [Read more...]

Rand Paul slams the Republican Party ‘brand sucks’

Rand Paul brand sucks

Rand Paul slams his Party I have been watching the evolution of the Rand Paul facade for some time. This evolution seems rooted in the attempt to make an un-electable Rand Paul into a plausibly electable Rand Paul. I have written several articles on him specifically because the transformation of his facade could actually gain traction in places and demographics one would never imagine. According to The Hill, Rand Paul made some rather interesting statements at a GOP field office in a predominantly middle-class black neighborhood DETROIT — Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) acknowledged Wednesday a problem that many Republicans admit only privately: their party brand “sucks.” The weakness, Paul added, is particularly serious when it comes to appealing to black voters. “Remember Domino’s Pizza? They admitted, ‘Hey, our pizza crust sucks.’ The Republican Party brand sucks and so people don’t want to be a Republican and for 80 years, African-Americans have had nothing to do with Republicans,” he said. “Why? … [Read more...]

Not voting because they’re all the same? Democrats & Republicans differences stark.

Republican Democratic Democrats Vote Voting

John Young's article below is a must read. Many convince themselves that the Democrats and the Republicans are all the same. Many use that excuse to not exercise their civic duty, voting. Why voting for the right candidates matter Funny but more true than not Many times the same folks that complain about an intransigent and obstructionist government are the same ones that stay home. Texas and Colorado are stark examples of a non-voting plurality that will have an impact on the outcome. Unless they engage they will be partly responsible for many of their fellow citizens going without healthcare, financial security, pay equity between women and men, and much more. Never a more stark difference Posted: 28 Oct 2014 10:23 AM PDT The dictionary has nothing more extreme than "extreme." No "extremer." No "extremest." So "State Sen. Dan Patrick" will have to suffice, if you're talking extreme politics, as opposed to extreme cold, extreme heat or extreme disinterest. Sadly, despite the fact that … [Read more...]

Lone Star Project: Skeleton #3: Has Greg Abbott Investigated Nugent? Respected Former Prosecutor Wants to Know

Greg Abbott corruption

Over the past year, the Lone Star Project has researched and documented one case after another of Greg Abbott and other GOP officials using their public office to take care of friends, donors and political allies – all at the expense of Texas families. This week, we’ll open the door on the “Abbott Corruption Closet” and highlight some of the most blatant examples of Abbott and/or his allies betraying Texas. Skeleton #3: Has Greg Abbott Investigated Nugent? Respected Former Prosecutor Wants to Know Sex with a minor is a felony in Texas without statute of limitations Greg Abbott clearly won’t apologize for appearing publicly with his “blood brother” Ted Nugent. Apparently, Abbott and his campaign team see Nugent’s admission that he was “addicted” to sex with underage girls as no big deal. Actually, Texans don’t need an apology. They need the top law enforcement officer in the state to do what he has sworn to do — investigate sexual predators, gather all evidence and hold offenders … [Read more...]

Lone Star Project: Greg Abbott’s Cancer Con

Greg Abbott corruption

  Over the past year, the Lone Star Project has researched and documented one case after another of Greg Abbott and other GOP officials using their public office to take care of friends, donors and political allies – all at the expense of Texas families. This week, we’ll open the door on the “Abbott Corruption Closet” and highlight some of the most blatant examples of Abbott and/or his allies betraying Texas.   Skeleton #2: Abbott donors raked in over $42 million from CPRIT Independent prosecutor should be appointed Last week, the Lone Star Project released research exposing Attorney General Greg Abbott’s failure to fulfill his responsibilities as a member of the Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) oversight board. Abbott looked the other way as taxpayer dollars were given away to businesses whose grant requests received low review scores or were not reviewed at all. Why did Abbott fail to attend a single CPRIT oversight board meeting? (Dallas Morning News … [Read more...]

Houston, TX ABC13 (KTRK) Misreported early voting end date, subtle voter suppression (VIDEO)

Early Voting

From Voter Suppression to Media Misinformation on Early Voting The major Houston, Texas ABC network affiliate ABC13 reported a few minutes ago that early voting ends tomorrow, Thursday October 30th. It is not true. Early voting ends Friday October 31st at 7:00 PM. I sent ABC13 a direct Facebook message and I called them. Up to two hours later they had not yet to corrected the 'mistake'. This will affect many who likely made plans to vote on Friday. They will erroneously believe they can no longer voter. In Texas voter suppression occurs in the form of death by a thousand cuts, a little suppression here, a little misinformation by the media there, etc. Texas Early Voting Information For information on voting by mail or voting early in person, please see the “Early Voting”section. Polls are open at various times during early voting and from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Election Day. Following is the information from VoteTexas.gov. Important 2014 November Gubernatorial Election Dates November 4, … [Read more...]

Greg Abbott’s Corruption Closet: Predators

Greg Abbott corruption

  Over the past year, the Lone Star Project has researched and documented one case after another of Greg Abbott and other GOP officials using their public office to take care of friends, donors and political allies – all at the expense of Texas families. This week, we’ll open the door on the “Abbott Corruption Closet” and highlight some of the most blatant examples of Abbott and/or his allies betraying Texas. Skeleton #1 Greg Abbott's Green Light to Predatory Lenders Key AG document provided payday lenders a loophole to bilk Texans Greg Abbott’s office issued the key document that has allowed payday lenders to operate outside of Texas usury laws and exploit Texans across our state. A letter issued from the office of the Attorney General carefully lays out that payday lenders in Texas can take advantage of a loophole used by credit service organizations to avoid Texas laws preventing unscrupulous lending. It is essentially a “how-to guide” for payday lenders to expand and grow their predatory … [Read more...]

If Wendy Davis voters keep coming out, WE WIN! VOTE! (VIDEO)

Wendy Davis voters coming out

It is imperative that activists keep the pedal to the metal. The media created a narrative that Senator Wendy Davis could not win. The expectation of their corporate masters is that in creating a polling model that looks like 2010, Democrats would stay home. The reality is quite different. Inasmuch as that is the case, they continue to tout the same old narrative. Their intent is to further voter suppression, this time voluntarily. They believe if they continue to state that Wendy Davis has no chance, then her voters will stay home. Do not fall into the trap. Encourage your friends, your family, and everyone you can find to vote for a positive Texas future. Vote for Wendy Davis today. QR's Harvey Kronberg on Texas Early Vote Numbers Showing Positive Signs for Wendy Davis & Democrats Drop off in white vote; increase in minority participation unusual in mid-term early vote Amidst a flurry of bad poll numbers and buried under four times as many TV spots from the other side, the Davis Campaign … [Read more...]

Watch Young Republicans throw darts at Obama & Wendy Davis posters at voting location in Texas (VIDEO)

Young Republicans throw darts at Obama and Wendy Davis posters at voting location in Texas

Young Republicans of Galveston County throw darts at Poster of President Sadly, the brand of Republicanism in the state of Texas is unrecognizable. In the video above, the Young Republicans of Galveston county advertised a dart game. It used posters of President Barack Obama, Democratic Texas Gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, and Democratic State House representative  candidate Susan Criss. According to abc13, GALVESTON, TX (KTRK) -- A dartboard adorned with the faces of Democrats set up outside a polling location has a young Republican group apologizing. The activity was set up on Saturday outside the Galveston County Annex on Calder Rd in League City. People took aim at President Barack Obama, gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis and former Galveston County District Judge Susan Criss who resigned to run for State Representative, District 23. The Young Republicans of Galveston County advertised it on its Facebook page and quickly received a lot of negative feedback. After taking a lot of … [Read more...]