Lyndon Laird is either a “lifelong conservative Republican” who accidentally donated money to Barack Obama and accidentally ran for office as a Democrat or he’s a transparent fraud. You make the call.
Now that Rob Orr has decided not to throw his empty hat in the ring again, it’d almost be worth it to run again (knowing Jesus Christ Himself couldn’t get elected in this county as a Democrat) just for the chance to say what I really think. On the other hand, tar can cause severe skin irritation and feathers itch…
Not sure why everyone is cheering Rick Perry’s decision not to inflict himself on Texas for another four years given that he is likely to be replaced by Greg Abbott, who’s just as vicious but not nearly as stupid. I like Wendy Davis as much as the next Democrat; she even reminds me a little of Ann Richards, but let’s be real. Democrats are not going to win statewide in Texas next year. I’d love to be proved wrong, but I think this state is still a decade away from competitiveness.
…Texans happily elect the worst judge in America and a creepy-voiced fanatic who has already pledged to be yet another obstructionist jackass.
It does not surprise me in the slightest that Perry has decided to further brutalize 1.2 million working poor Texans by “proudly” refusing expanded Medicare funds. In fact, the only thing that surprises me is that he didn’t beat Bobby Jindal to the punch. Still, it does add to an already fascinating speculation on just what, exactly, Perry has in place of a human soul: bullshit? Aqua Velva? His secret collection of back-issue GQ? The mind reels.
There are nearly 22 million eligible Hispanic voters in America. If Hispanics in Texas registered and turned out at the national average, to say nothing of, say, the California rate, Bill White would now be governor. The fact that this is NOT happening represents a complete and utter failure on the part of the Texas Democratic Party. Inexcusable.
Texas is dropping lunch on the weekends for prisoners. Shocking? Please! Texas would use the rendered fat of prisoners for candles if not for Federal judges.
Just in case you were wondering just how bad off YOUR local school district will be under Rick Perry and the Republican Sooper-Dooper Majority, you can look it up here. Once again, thank you dedicated voters of Texas for putting this drooling gang of morons in charge of fixing the problem they created. Good work, there. Give yourselves a cookie.
Leo Berman (R-Some Other Dimension) continues to fulfill his duties as the single biggest embarrassment in Texas politics, which is a hard accolade to achieve. The only thing I can think of that MIGHT be better than introducing a bill because of something “I heard on the radio one day” would be to introduce a bill because “some dude on the internet posted a comment in RedState.”
Is it humanly possible for Rick Perry to come across as more of a smug prick? He knows that he can now say or do damn near anything–destroy education in this state, raise taxes while accepting a public tongue-bath from Grover Norquist, bite the heads off kittens on live television–because the majority of voters in Texas have clearly signaled they don’t give a rat’s ass about anything other than preventing illegal aliens from getting gay married under Sharia law and then having abortions. So thanks, Texas voters! Great job!