Wendy Davis transformed into media ‘saint’

By The InkDemon©

The Guardian, the ultra-left wing communist newspaper in London and the mouth piece for the Labor Party and Edward Snowden, has blasted Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Read it here  Their headline screams that Perry attacked Texas Sen. Wendy Davis’ pregnancy.

Davis and Gosnell

Wendy Davis and Gosnell. Given sainthood by the liberal media.

Davis,  if you are Rip Van Winkle and haven’t heard,  led a 13-hour filibuster and successfully killed pro-life legislation in the past special session of the Texas Legislature.  Don’t worry!  Gov. Perry immediately called another special session to consider just one thing: Senate Bill 5 which some say will close most abortion mills in Texas.  There is little chance that anyone could filibuster the bill when the special session opens on Monday, July 1.

Perry made the statement to a pro-life group in Dallas.  Here it is:

“No life is trivial in God’s eyes. The fact is — who are we to say that children born into the worst of circumstances can’t live successful lives?” Perry asked at the National Right to Life convention in Dallas.

“In fact, even the woman who filibustered the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances,” he continued. “She was the daughter of as single woman; she was a teenage mother herself. She managed to eventually graduate from Harvard Law School and serve in the Texas senate. It is just unfortunate that she hasn’t learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters.”

Madam Mao

Madam Mao holding the Little Red Book

Everything that that media darling Wendy Davis has said has been canonized and everything anyone says against her is attacked and  drowned out.  It’s just as the Inkdemon  predicted.  The media and the abortion issue has made a star out of “St. Wendy”.   Right now, she is Joan of Arc, the Mother Mary, and Madam Mao all rolled up into one.

But have you really looked at this hag?  She has big warts all over her face.  She could be the before of  any before-and-after plastic surgery commercial! (EYES ROLL)  The Inkdemon is not suggesting she have surgery.  In fact, the Inkdemon wants Davis to remain looking like the hag that she is.

The Inkdemon also has criticism for the tea party in Texas over this issue.  The states roads are falling apart. High-speed commuter rail is needed desperately.  Above all, Texas is running out of water.  The tea party’s agenda has so sapped world-wide attention that none of these vital issues were seriously addressed.  Don’t worry, when the state runs out of water, everyone will wake up.  … or will they?

Legislative Session’s End Marks Big Tea Party Defeat

By The InkDemon©

It was a defeat!

Judging from all the frantic e-mails received by the InkDemon, Texas Tea Party followers wanted a lot of action out of the Texas Legislature which they did not get.  Here is a partial list.

  1. The Tea Party passionately wanted House Speaker Joe Straus removed.  That not only failed, but all of Straus’ potential opponents threw in the towel.  That left Straus being elected at the beginning of the session by “unanimous vote.”  It reminds the Inkdemon of  that song back in the 1980’s by Cyndie Lauper, Money Changes Everything. See the video below.  Suggestion: Play the video while reading.  It adds to the effect.
  2. An Austin newspaper said that before the session, it was well-known that Straus was pro-choice.  When the session ended, Straus had effectively killed all the pro-life legislation bills that the Tea Party had submitted.  OUCH!  Hey! Tea Partier!  Your candidate voted pro-choice!  That includes Rep. Jeff Leach of Plano.
  3. Hispanic and Latino voters had supported Republican causes.   Their voting percentage was a high as 45 percent.  After the Tea Party fanatics roasted them with mean talk,  that voting percentage fell to less than 25 percent.
  4. The Republicans held a majority in the Texas House of Representatives and Senate in the past legislature, but that majority was reduced after the 2012 election.  Blame that on the Latino voters switching allegiance. The GOP may never win them back.
  5. The reduction of Tea Party influence in the Senate gave Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst almost dictatorial powers.  The Tea Party opposed Dewhurst’s bid for the U.S. Senate.  Dewhurst is no friend of the Tea Party.  The Tea Party was left without sufficient votes to bring bills to the Senate floor without Dewhurst’s approval.
  6. An Austin newspaper reported that Joe Straus — the enemy of the Tea Party — pretty well had his own way in the past session.
  7. The more liberal legislature has robbed the rainy day fund to pay for programs to pay back Democrats and RINO Republicans for their support.
Bushy-Tailed Geo. W. Bush signed a 25-year extension to the Civil Rights Act

Geo. W. Bush

Now Gov. Rick Perry will call the legislature back into session.  Reason: To pass U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s redistricting boundaries.  The InkDemon does not entirely blame Holder.  After all, our old “friend” Bushy-Tailed George W. Bush signed into law a 25-year extension of the Civil Rights Act which gave Washington oversight of the Texas Legislature in matters of redistricting. Time for a joke:  “Do you know the difference between a rat and a squirrel?  Answer:  “A squirrel is just a rat with good PR.”

 


Cyndie Lauper sings Money Changes Everything

 

Hayes County GOP supports Joe Straus — Statesman

Editor’s note — Is this another defeat for the Tea Party in Texas?

Hays County Republican Party backs Straus for Texas House speaker

By Ciara O’Rourke
American-Statesman Staff

SAN MARCOS — Hays County Republican Party Chairman Shawn Blakeley issued a statement Wednesday announcing that he and the party’s executive committee are throwing their support behind Texas House Speaker Joe Straus.

Straus is again facing a challenge from the right in his bid for another term at the lower chamber’s helm. House members choose the speaker, and Straus beat out two Republican challengers in 2010 when he faced similar opposition from conservative activists.

“The speaker’s record in advancing solid conservative legislation, and balancing the budget without raising taxes, is a fulfillment of promises he made prior to last session,” Blakeley said, adding that the party’s executive committee trusts state Rep. Jason Isaac, “who has said the speaker is worthy of our support.”

Blakeley said the executive committee passed a resolution doing just that.

Via: Statesman.com

Tea Party senator digs in against talk of compromise – USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — The political action committee founded by Sen. Jim DeMint, a darling of the Tea Party movement, was three-for-nine in picking conservative Senate candidates this year — after spending more than $8.7 million.

Of the nine Republican Senate candidates that received money from the Senate Conservatives Fund, only Ted Cruz of Texas, Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Deb Fischer of Nebraska won election on Tuesday.

Those three and the six losing candidates benefited from some of the $16.5 million raised by the fund and an affiliated super PAC over the 2011-2012 election cycle, said Matt Hoskins, the fund’s executive director.

Despite the fund’s less-than-stellar record, DeMint and Hoskins are urging supporters to resist calls for moderation.

USA TODAY.

Mercedes Olivera: Latino voters show political clout nationally, but Texas may take longer | Mercedes Olivera Columns – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News

To many Latino political veterans, President Barack Obama’s heavy support among Latino voters in Tuesday’s presidential election came as no surprise.“I saw a lot of husbands and wives — a lot of new citizens — who were voting for the first time,” Dallas City Council member Pauline Medrano said Friday. “And a lot of them feared Romney. Latino seniors were also very afraid of what he would do their programs, such as Social Security and Medicare.”Nationally, Latinos voted for Obama over Mitt Romney 71 percent to 27 percent this week, with more than 11 million Latinos — a record number — turning out at the polls.Equally important was the increase in the number of Latino elected officials. Latinos made historic gains in Congress and in statehouses across the country, according to data compiled by the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials.

via Mercedes Olivera: Latino voters show political clout nationally, but Texas may take longer | Mercedes Olivera Columns – News for Dallas, Texas – The Dallas Morning News.

Why the Tea Party Failed. – Slate

The day after the election, FreedomWorks and its key state-to-state organizers dialed into a one-of-a-kind conference call. For the first time ever, they would be discussing a crushing defeat. Their “Take the Senate” campaign had ended with Democrats in greater control of the upper house. Their turnout game, powered by a new web-based canvassing app, was swatted aside by labor and the Democrats. Richard Mourdock, the Indiana politician who’d been with Tea Partiers since the 2009 Taxpayer March on Washington, had lost one of the party’s safest seats.

And now John Boehner was selling them out. The speaker of the House had just jimmied open the door to “new revenue,” which conservatives hear—correctly, typically—as “new taxes.”

“People were upset,” remembers Brendan Steinhauser, FreedomWorks’ director of state campaigns. “Does Boehner cave in to what Obama and Reid want%

via The Tea Party lost big on election night and must now work with GOP to bounce back. – Slate Magazine.

Rough time for House Speaker Straus | Amarillo.com Mobile

Despite a loss of seven seats in the 150-member Texas House of Representatives and failing to win what once looked like a winnable state Senate seat, Republicans remain in firm control of the statehouse.

Whether that’s good news for House Speaker Joe Straus is debatable in light of some developments after Tuesday’s election.

First, more than 100 conservative activists from across the state have endorsed East Texas GOP Rep. Bryan Hughes, the only challenger Straus has so far. By this time two years ago the San Antonio Republican had two, one of whom was Warren Chisum, R-Pampa.

If Straus has the 76 pledges he needs to win a third term as speaker, he hasn’t said it.

One reason may be because 40 of the 43 new House members are truly first-timers. The other three – all Democrats – are former members returning after a two-year absence.

The other reason may be the Democratic minority, which once embraced Straus, remains unhappy with him. As San Antonio’s Democratic Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer – a former ally – said before last year’s session ended, Straus “has turned his back on Texas women and minorities.”

via Rough time for House Speaker Straus | Amarillo.com Mobile.

Was Ted Cruz another tea party mistake?

By The InkDemon

U.S. Senate candidate Ted Cruz of Texas belongs to a law firm that is representing the People’s Republic of China.

This story is about an American inventor Jordan Fishman who patented a new kind of tire to be used in mining. The San Antonio Express-News reported:

In the late 90s, Fishman created a new kind of tire that contains a three- inch layer of rubber on the outside, enabling it to withstand the punishment that comes from working in confined spaces.” (Gilbert Garcia, “Patent Lawsuit Haunts Senate Candidate,” Plaza de Armas Blog, www.plazadearmastx.com, 9/28/11)

After Discovering His Tire Blueprints Had Been Stolen, Fishman Filed A Lawsuit Against The Chinese Company In 2010, & The U.S. District Court Ultimately Sided With Fishman & Awarded Him $26 Million In Damages.

A jury in Virginia sided with Fishman and awarded him $26 million, the E-N article said.

The E-N article continued:

In An Interview, Jordan Fishman Said Cruz “Had A Choice” Over Whether To Take The Case. “Whether Cruz was hired directly, or his firm was hired and asked him to take the case, Fishman said Cruz had a choice of whether to work for the company. ‘He is the lead attorney. And he accepted, and he had a choice,’ Fishman said.” (Peggy Fikac, “Star Of Anti-Cruz Ads: It’s Personal,” Houston Chronicle’s “Texas Politics” Blog, 4/24/12)

As A Result Of The Theft By The Chinese Company, Fishman Was Forced To Lay Off More Than 90 Percent Of His Employees In The U.S. “But Fishman said his company had 45 people in the United States, and now has only one and half employees – including himself.” (Peggy Fikac, “U.S. Senate Ads: Fact-Checking Fighting Words,” Houston Chronicle’s “Texas Politics” Blog, 5/15/12)

The question is whether this is a David Dewhurst attack advertisement or a legitimate news story that has caught Cruz red-handed. This blogger thinks it is the latter. The inventor had to lay off 90 percent of his employees.

This is not the first time a Texas elected official has represented foreign interest over American workers. This blogger worked for 27 years in information technology. This was a career field that was critically short of qualified people. As a result wages were astronomically high. American employers — one of them was Ross Perot — devised a scheme to bring in qualified workers from India to fill the gap.

Soon these companies went further. The started replacing their American workers with Indian contractors who would work for half the wages. The Indians flooded into the country in the late 1990′s. Then the companies like J.P.Morgan & Co. started to move their operations to places like Mumbai, India, where their hiring practices were less visible. Many American high-tech jobs dried up.

This blogger called Rep. Sam Johnson’s office many times. Rep. Johnson’s office defended the program. Meanwhile, Americans with Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science are working at curio shops or as Wal-Mart greeters. Rep. Johnson likely will be re-elected. So who is he representing? Is he representing Perot and people like him or the voters … the workers?

Rep. Johnson’s web site says he is a Vietnam war “hero”. The blogger asks: If sitting in a Hanoi Hilton for four years makes one a hero, then what is three-time Ace Robin Olds? In this blogger’s opinion, when one calls oneself a “hero” it leaves a foul odor in the air.

So will Cruz defend American jobs if he is elected? His record says otherwise.

Bexar County voters reject extremism, elect Straus

Texas House Speaker Joe Straus soundly won his bid for re-election by crushing his tea-approved opponent, Matt Bebee.

Straus garnered 67% of the vote, according to the Texas Secretary of State official totals.

Click to see larger image of KKK founder

Charges of anti-Semitism marred the contest. The political forum Liberty Linked poured its effort into the race. Cathy Bean, whose Facebook page has said that she works for Liberty Linked, sponsored block walks in Straus’ District 121. The district runs from the center of San Antonio up through the old suburb of Alamo Heights to northeast Bexar County. Meanwhile, the forum board sported symbols of Latinos being beaten by Anglo armies. One member and “friend” of the board was using the handle “Nathan Forrest” which brings up images of Ku Klux Klan founder Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Locally, a less extreme political group, Voices Empower, aligned with Liberty Linked to oppose Straus. Alice Linahan leads that group.

The Conservative Election Alliance on Liberty Linked on Wednesday still displayed an image of Texans fighting Latinos. Aligned with the Conservative Election Alliance (CEA) are:

  • North Texas Tea Party
  • Collin County Conservative Republicans
  • Golden Corridor Republican Women
  • Plano Republican Women
  • Frisco Tea Party
  • African-American Republican Club

A few weeks ago, the CEA listed Amigos de Patriots, a Latino tea party group. When this blogger asked the founder of that group if she was indeed aligned with the CEA, she said she was shocked. She asked that her group’s name be removed. It was removed.

The Straus-Bebee race drew international attention, mainly due to the charges of anti-Semitism involved. The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, and British-based Reuters wrote many articles on the race. As a result, Texas in general and North Texas in particular was painted with the extremist label.

Straus will have no Democrat challenger. He has support from the House Democrats. He is sure to repeat as Speaker of the House.

One issue Straus is sure to pursue is casino gambling for Texas. Straus’ minions will bill gambling as the “panacea” to cure Texas’ revenue shortfall. This blogger predicts that the gambling interests will claim that casinos will generate enough revenue to make up for the shortfall. Will casinos mean instant revenue? You decide.

Will the casinos be concentrated in the resort areas of South Padre Island, Galveston, existing horse racing venues, or inside Texas municipalities? Another possibility for a gambling mecca is the Texas side of Lake Texoma.

Things we don’t need … or want

By Jay Goode

Louisiana Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has endorsed the “tea party”.

Sorry Davy! We don’t need your endorsement. In fact, the Texas Tea Party Alliance is handing it back. Take it and put it where the ….

I do think we are the first to tell Mr. Duke we don’t want his endorsement, too!

Looking out at the search engines such as Google, Bing, and Yahoo, the tea party movement is under attack by the media propagandists. The principle is “A lie told 10,000 times becomes the ‘truth’”.

There are skin heads and old-style KKK members in North Texas and in certain areas of East Texas. Some may have infiltrated into the tea parties. A quick search on Google brings up numerous Southern “patriotic” groups in North Texas. Many may be well-meaning. Still one cannot help but wonder: Are they a hot-bed of hatred? I don’t know. You decide.

There is one blog website in the area populated by a few haters. One person boasts that he is the great, great, great, great grand-nephew of Nathan Bedford Forrest, the first grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. read more The “nephew” boasted to me, that he was “proud of Nathan Bedford Forrest”! A search of Facebook will turn up “persons” touting Nathan Bedford Forrest. Obviously, his legacy remains with us — like it or not!

Image depicts rabble Angle army riding through Mexican village with villagers shaking their fists in protest!

The same web site has or has had images that can be construed by many as pure hate. Was it intended to be hate? The author denies it. The image shows a Texan rabble army riding through a Mexican village. The villagers are shaking their fists at the rabble. Is this just “harmless” chest-pounding or pure hatred? You decide. How can we ask Latino voters to come to our side if we do this? You decide.

The Texas Tea Party Alliance has steadfastly stood up against hate when it has been proffered or suggested. Our web site was victimized in a cyber attack intended to silence us.  Was it an attempt to silence a moderate tea party group? 

This is no time for hate.

The same web site that I spoke about above boasts a blogger who once blogged that the presumed Republican candidate for president Mitt Romney is unfit to be president because he is a Mormon. In this blogger’s opinion, it was pure hatred. The typography was in red underlined font for the entire article.  My response to this blog expressed my feelings.

On the East Coast, an Evangelical preacher has a special concentration camp where he wants to put homosexuals. He even put it on video. He was soundly condemned in the media. He should have been!

Whenever the Bible is put up as a reason to hate and fear in politics, that side has usually lost. I hope these people will look introspectively, actually read the Bible, and put hatreds out of their hearts.