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Sat May 23, 2015, 10:33 PM

Tea Party Thought Leaders Lament Once-Promising Session

The 2014 election cycle was the most rousing success the conservative wing of the Republican party has ever had in Texas, and the 84th Legislature is that election’s child. How do the people who made that victory happen feel about their session?

They are not pleased:

As sine die approaches, we recall the hours spent knocking on doors and making calls for candidates who promised government reforms that would make Texas a national leader in limited government and a true champion of liberty.

We remember every single rhetorical flourish that promised Texas would have a secure border, restored Second Amendment Rights, a ban on sanctuary cities, lasting property tax relief, an end to the franchise tax, an end to tolling, protections for life and traditional Texas values, and educational freedom through school choice. It’s beginning to look as if some of those campaign promises are “all hat and no cattle.”

With the condition our country is in, we’re in no mood for any stalling, slow walking, or backtracking from Texas leaders. We need Governor Abbott and Lt. Governor Patrick to make good on their campaign promises.


That’s from a letter signed by some 28 members of state’s tea party cognoscenti, to the extent such a thing exists. Several of them serve on the lite guv’s Grassroots Advisory Board—those are the guys who called Abbott’s pre-K plan, now passed by both chambers, “godless” and “socialistic.”

They charge that Abbott, Patrick and Straus are on the cusp of “failure,” and the session has been a waste. These people have always loathed Straus, and Abbott was never really one of them, though some of the signers here have been slow to realize that. But it’s significant that Patrick is being charged with crimes against the revolution here too. After all, some of these people have been empanelled as his “advisors.”

Read more: http://www.texasobserver.org/tea-party-thought-leaders-lament-once-promising-session/

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Sat May 23, 2015, 10:53 PM

1. Good. nt

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Sun May 24, 2015, 08:58 AM

2. We are expecting Clinton in Texas in June. She surely will be campaigning on how Extremism is

completely out of balance for Texans as even the Tea Party has acknowledged its own failure in the Texas elected. Texas Teaism works through big government control not government service.

In a democracy, government works through service. Teaism and Reaganism work through fascism. I seem to recall, from the past, Wall Street and Regan making a speech together in front of Americans and the World Order. Little has changed in Texas.

I need for democracy to be restored. Hope Hillary Clinton campaigns on a Straight Ticket of candidates seeking democracy in government. President Obama spoke of a law in which everybody has to vote. Hope Clinton campaigns on giving her, our vote.

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Sun May 24, 2015, 12:58 PM

3. Joe Strauss and others were worried about the tea party going too far

I heard the House calendar committee was loaded by Strauss with less crazy republicans.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun May 24, 2015, 02:57 PM

4. Disappointed by Dan Patrick, teabaggers?

Cry me a rain-swollen river, motherfuckers, and welcome to the club. Patrick's entire personal history consists of letting people down, so why should you be the exception?

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