Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Big Winner Last Night Was Battleground Texas

The only hot button social issue missing from last night's Texas Lt. Governor Republican primary debate was same sex marriage. Otherwise, the crazy train ride into far right Republican primary politics was complete. If nothing else, last night proved that limiting the number of Republican primary debates won't make a bit of difference as long as GOP policy stances remain unchanged. Whether the RNC allows one or 30 presidential primary debates in 2016, Republican candidates will face questions about abortion, immigration, creationism. All the issues that cause Republican nominees problems in the general election.

But I digress. Back to Texas.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Welcome To The Ditchers Club, Jimmy!

For those who don't know, The Ditchers Club is an informal group on Facebook made up of individuals who threw their hands up and left the Republican Party. Some of us were more active than others in GOP grassroots. But the common bond that unites us is realizing that trying to change the Republican Party from within is a hopeless cause. Thus, we "ditched" the party.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Is This All The TX GOP Has On Wendy?

Clearly, Wendy Davis' fundraising ability has put a little fear in the usually confidence oozing Texas Republicans. For the first time in quite sometime, Texas Democrats have a candidate with a high name ID; able to bring in the cash; and, receiving national media attention. The long knives were bound to come out. And that is just what happened a few days ago when the Dallas Morning News published a piece suggesting that Ms Davis blurred "key facts" about her life story.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Chris Christie Shows How It Is Done

How refreshing! A public official holding his team accountable. No making excuses. No shifting blame or trying to create a distraction hoping that the media will take the bait. No allowing the person to resign or take early retirement. Nope. Just a straight out firing. Refreshing and politically smart.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Let Them Govern!

Can it be that it was all so simple then?
Or has time re-written every line?
If we had the chance to do it all again
Tell me, would we? Could we?"
 
                      ~ Lyrics from "The Way We Were"

Is my memory failing me or was there a time in American politics when the winners of elections were given a chance to govern? Policies were allowed to be implemented before declaring them a failure? When we were not in a perpetual campaign cycle? A time when political opponents were cautious in their allegations and did not pounce on any excuse to allege malfeasance?