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October 20, 2014


Wendy Davis & Democrats can win despite new polls

Voter Guide Poll

Many would have woken up to a new Houston Public Media Poll that shows Senator Wendy Davis down by 15 and Leticia Van De Putte down by similar numbers. It is not necessary to fool ourselves like Republicans did in 2012 when they simply assumed the polls were skewed. They deluded themselves. I remember talking to my Tea Party friends here in Kingwood. Even though polls showed Mitt Romney at best even, they mocked me about the shellacking the Democrats were going to take. They continued to use references from unskewedpolls.com. Of course we all know the President and Democrats won big in 2012. I am happy to see that both Leticia Van De Putte and Wendy Davis down by similar amounts because it indicates that whatever premise was used by the poll, it is consistent across these candidates. According to KHOU, The poll of 781 likely voters was conducted by the Survey Research Center at University of Houston Center for Public Policy between Sept. 22 and Oct. 16. The margin of error was 3.5 percent. I believe … [Read more...]

Ebola, ISIS – Will scaring Americans give Republicans a win?

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Using ISIS and Ebola to Scare Americans will work till they wise up There is a confluence of events that currently have many Americans in a funk. A continuum has been an economy that simply is not working for the working middle class even though as explained by President Obama and Paul Krugman, is much improved. ISIS and Ebola has instilled an irrational fear in many. Is the working poor and working middle class weak minded, willfully ignorant, easily scared, or simply gullible? The politics of deception is not new. What is new is how easily the deception works. How did we get here? How can the country that built the Panama Canal, Hoover Dam, the Interstate System, and voyaged to the moon and back degenerate into a dysfunctional semblance of a super power? How is it possible that Americans may potentially put those that will continue pilfering them in power after the 2014 election? It is the systematic manipulation of the minds of enough Americans that is responsible. The well-established American … [Read more...]

Chuck Todd had 3 minutes on Ebola worth watching

Ebola Statistics

A sensible discussion on Ebola Chuck Todd and Meet The Press finally put on a substantive program that showed a few rays of what good journalism could look like. The discussion on Ebola was mostly substantive. There were a few instances where political reporters showed their lack of objectivity and journalistic decency however. The experts effectively squashed their flawed reasoning. Chuck Todd had two unbiased experts on the show. Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer prize-winning science journalist/writer and Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Dr. Gabe Kelen is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins, Director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response (CEPAR), and Director of the Center for the Study of Preparedness and Catastrophic Event Response (PACER). Early on Chuck Todd showed an important table that put Ebola into context. Ebola as an actual killer in America is rare compared to many other diseases, activities, and … [Read more...]

Politics Done Right on Coffee Party Radio – The Ebola scare is just the tip of an iceberg – Sat 12-1PM CST

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Politics Done Right with Egberto Willies Saturday 12:00 Noon Central Call (646) 929-2495 to talk to me live. Stream Live: - Podcast: This week’€™s show Ebola scare is just the tip of an iceberg October 18th, 2014 The Ebola scare is just a tip of the iceberg. Today I will discuss my blog post of the week, "Disjointed private healthcare guarantees more Ebola". This is much deeper than we believe. What are your thoughts? Let’s  talk. I will also be following our hash-tag #PoliticsDoneRight on Twitter. You can also find previous episodes on YouTube here. Give me a call. Please help us build our new Politics Done Right page by LIKEing it now My Blog Posts of the Week Disjointed private healthcare guarantees more Ebola Houston Chronicle endorses Wendy Davis for Texas Governor Watch Bill Maher teach Democrats how to win the White vote (VIDEO) Greg Abbott owes this man an apology (VIDEO) Shouldn’t the GOP pay a price for these scary Obamacare lies that … [Read more...]

Disjointed private healthcare guarantees more Ebola

Ebola

 The Ebola scare is just the tip of the iceberg We all love our freedoms. We created civil societies by giving up some of those freedoms for the overall well-being of us all. Society creates a degree of order. We must pay taxes to build roads, maintain a military, protect our environment and much more. While there will always be a fight about how much taxes we want to pay, how much military we really need, healthcare is a no-brainer. We want a very controlled healthcare system because many diseases are very difficult to control. The current Ebola hysteria must be placed into context. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is a private hospital. Had that hospital emergency room behaved like a hospital concerned with healthcare as opposed to the bottom line, Thomas Eric Duncan would likely be alive and two nurses would likely not have been infected. Mr. Duncan had a 103+ degree fever with headaches but  no insurance. Texas did not accept the Medicaid Expansion to Obamacare and as such their hospitals are … [Read more...]

Houston Chronicle endorses Wendy Davis for Texas Governor

Chronicle Endorses Wendy Davis

The Houston Chronicle acknowledged this strong Wendy Davis debate The Houston Chronicle has endorsed Wendy Davis for Governor of Texas. This was a surprise that should not have been surprising. After-all, the entire Democratic ticket is competent and strong. The entire Republican lineup reeks of cronyism and an offensive display of entitlement. The subtitle in the Houston Chronicle's endorsement says it all, "Texas needs a leader who's willing to tackle tough issues too long ignored." If that isn't a slap on the deficiency in leadership in Austin, what is? They continue near the end with this reality. That distinction is a dismal reminder that this big, booming state falls far short in too many categories. We have the highest percentage of uninsured children in the nation, the fourth-highest percentage of people living below the poverty level, the second-highest percentage of people going hungry. We are last in the percentage of residents with a high school diploma. We have the nation's dirtiest air. … [Read more...]

Watch Bill Maher teach Democrats how to win the White vote (VIDEO)

Bill Maher, Democrats, Whites

Is Bill Maher stereotyping the White working class voter? Bill Maher attempted to bring in another story on the evils of Islam early in his show Real Time. He relayed yet another anecdotal story about a Pakistani woman that was sentenced to death for insulting the Prophet Mohammed. It was obvious he was still feeling the sting both he and Sam Harris got for their Islamophobic stances from several shows back. Bill Maher quickly changed the subject as he started getting push back from two of his guest, David Frum and David Miliband, who showed much more prowess in the subject than he did. Bill Maher proceeded to concentrate on what he does best on this week's show, political satire. True to form he was very good. "Before they lose the midterm any worse than they already are," Bill Maher said. "Democrats must learn to speak to the one group of people who actually vote in the midterms, Caucasians. You hear a lot about Republicans' inability to reach minorities.  But what about the converse. Have … [Read more...]

Greg Abbott owes this man an apology (VIDEO)

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Disability Rights Advocate Lamar White: Abbott Owes Texans Apology & Explanation For Justice Denied Lamar White: "In the early 80s a tree fell on Mr. Abbott and paralyzed him. He received millions of dollars in a settlement. And since then, throughout his career, he's denied other Texans the same type of justice." "On Monday I volunteered to speak at an event that Sen. Davis held in Fort Worth about disability rights... Only an hour after the event, the right wing media, particularly the conservative blogosphere began attacking me and the other people that were there at the event, accusing us of being nothing more than props." "To me, these are dehumanizing attacks. [This week] Attorney General Abbott had the opportunity to apologize. And instead, he refused...He owes me and millions of other Texans like me an explanation, not only of this behavior but also of his record." Salon: "I am a human being. Not a campaign prop": Disabled Wendy Davis supporter Lamar White fires back at … [Read more...]

Shouldn’t the GOP pay a price for these scary Obamacare lies that were debunked?

Obamacare

 Here is the reality about Obamacare Over the last several months since Obamacare has been in full effect the numbers started to come in. It has exceeded expectations. This morning the Huffington Post posted an article that is prescient. The entire piece while long is worth the read. Below are some important excerpts. 1. Prediction: No One Is Going To Pay For Health Insurance What happened: Just About Everyone Paid For Health Insurance. After we learned that more than 8 million Americans signed up for health insurance on the Obamacare exchanges by April, it became hard to argue that no one would enroll. ... 2. Prediction: Premiums Are Going To Skyrocket!! ... Back to reality: Forty-six percent of the people who bought plans on the exchanges said the plans were less expensive than the ones they had in 2013, according to a Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation survey from March and April. 3. Prediction: Obamacare Is The Worst Thing To Happen To Young People Since Moms Joined Facebook What … [Read more...]

Greg Abbott’s Latest Excuse For Siding Against Texans Debunked By His Own Personal Injury Attorney

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Greg Abbott's Latest Excuse For Siding Against Texans Debunked By His Own Personal Injury Attorney Abbott Spent Career Denying the Same Justice To Others He Rightly Sought For Himself "After rightfully using the court system to secure millions for himself, Greg Abbott basically has spent his entire career telling rape victims and others in similar situations: tough luck." - Zac Petkanas, Wendy Davis communications director. Fort Worth - Greg Abbott's latest excuse for using his position of power to try to deny Texans such as a rape victim, an amputee and paralyzed patients seeking the same justice he rightfully received after suing for a multi-million dollar settlement following his accident is being debunked...by his own personal injury attorney.  YESTERDAY:  "Someone in my situation, who faces my situation today, has access to the exact same remedies that I had at that time," Abbott said. [Odessa American, 10/15/14] But Greg Abbott's personal injury attorney who handled his case says that's not … [Read more...]